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Grateful Dead - 50 Shades Of Black & White Vol. 1 (Limited Edition 2 x Vinyl LP)

Grateful Dead - 50 Shades Of Black & White Vol. 1 (Limited Edition 2 x Vinyl LP) 

“I will get by. I will survive”, So the 20,000 or so Deadheads who filled 

the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey on 7th April 

1987 chanted, in unison with the Grateful Dead, on the opening number 

of what became known as a first rate Dead show. The fateful words came 

of course from ‘Touch of Grey’, the group’s only ever Top 40 single, which 

would peak at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, and which remains probably 

the best known song from the band’s huge back catalogue. Touring in 

support of their 1987 In the Dark album, which spawned the aforementioned 

single, fans delighted in the new energy exhibited by the front man - and 

indeed the rest of the group. Many in attendance reported seeing a rainbow 

above the parking lot prior to the gig, and this was taken as an omen of what 

was to come. 

This two instalment set features the entire gig performed that early spring evening almost 30 years ago. Taken from the FM radio broadcast of the concert made by WNEW New York, and thus providing a superb quality recording of what many consider to be one of the very finest 80s shows by this extraordinary collective, this first time on vinyl release is sure to become a welcome addition to every decent Grateful Dead collection out there.


1.Touch Of Grey  

2.New Minglewood Blues  


3.Friend Of The Devil 

4.Beat It On Down The Line


5.Stagger Lee  

6.Mama Tried  

7.Big River  


8.West LA Fadeaway  

9.Hell In A Bucket  

10.Don’t Ease Me In

Released by Parachute Recordings Cat: PARA153LP.
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