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In the Dark Review - Grateful Dead

Track List 

Musicians

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In the Dark  In the Dark

1987

 

 

 
 
 
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In the Dark Review - Grateful Dead

In the Dark review

Note: A re-mastered version of In The Dark was released on Oct. 26, 2004, with bonus material that was initially only  available in the box-set, Beyond Description, The individual CD's are now available. The re-mastered versions include loads of bonus material. Be sure to get that one. 

The review is on the original album before the bonus material. 

In the Dark, ah, the breakthrough album. It certainly is poppy, with every song having at least one hook in it. And while I'm not in love with it, it's nice to hear the Dead try and write some catchy songs. The big hit, "Touch of Grey," is nice, and unless you're one of those anti-popular music deadheads, you can enjoy it as well. "Throwing Stones," and "Hell in a Bucket" manage to be quite catchy as well. The only miss is Brent's "Tons of Steel," which is an OK song, but Brent's voice ruins it for me. (And by the way, I don't hate Brent, he's a heck of a keyboardist, he just can't sing!) Things get better with "Black Muddy River," one of those beautifully poignant Garcia / Hunter songs. In conclusion, this album ain't perfect, but it's the best the Dead could have done without adding their great jams. by Zach Smith
Grade - B +

The View from the Vault IV release includes many of songs from In the Dark performed live. 

   
In the Dark Tracks - Grateful Dead
Tracks

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In the Dark

1. Touch of Grey - 5:47
2. Hell in a Bucket - 5:35
3. When Push Comes to Shove - 4:05
4. West L.A. Fadeaway  - 6:39
5. Tons of Steel - 5:15
6. Throwing Stones  - 7:18
7. Black Muddy River - 5:58

BONUS MATERIAL:
8. My Brother Esau (Single B-side)
9. West L.A. Fadeaway (Alternate Version, 1984)
10. Black Muddy River (Studio Rehearsal)
11. When Push Comes To Shove (Studio Rehearsal)
12. Touch Of Grey (Studio Rehearsal)
13. Throwing Stones (Live)

In the Dark musician List - Grateful Dead
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Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Brent Mydland - keyboards
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Mickey Hart - drums

In the Dark notes - Grateful Dead
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Released - 1987
Label - Arista
A re-mastered version was initially released as part of the box-set, Beyond Description on Oct. 26, 2004 on Rhino.
Released individually April 2006.

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