Fallout From The Phil Zone
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1967 - 1995

A Two Disc Compilation 

 

 
 
 
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Fallout from the Phil Zone review

Fallout From the Phil Zone is a collection of songs throughout the Grateful Dead’s career. Bassist Phil Lesh selected the songs, and they include bits of shows that probably wouldn’t make it out of the Grateful Dead’s vault otherwise or are some of his favorite versions of chosen songs. 

Fallout From the Phil Zone features music from 1967 to 1995. However, the predominance is from the Pig Peg era. He is on the whole first disc and almost half of the second. And, three songs, “Dancin' In The Street,” “Viola Lee Blues,” and “Midnight Hour” combined clock in at over 72 minutes. Certainly noteworthy is “Hard to Handle”; it is released in audience format, because a soundboard of the show doesn’t exist. Many Grateful Dead fans claim this version of  the song while others argue for the April 29, 1971, version (released on Ladies and Gentlemen). My vote goes to April 29.  

Fallout From the Phil Zone includes a multitude of diamonds in the rough. If you favor the early periods you'll want this: otherwise, it is nice, but non-essential.  by Barry Small © 
Grade  B

 
Track List

 

Disc 1

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 1. 1. Dancing in the Street (Gaye/Hunter/Stevenson) - 11:40

4/12/70

 San Francisco, CA
 2. New Speedway Boogie (Garcia/Hunter) - 8:07

1970

Unknown
 3. Viola Lee Blues (Lewis) - 19:43

4/26/69

Chicago, IL
 4. Easy Wind (Hunter) - 8:04

5/15/70

New York, NY
 5. Mason's Children (Garcia/Hunter/Lesh/Weir) - 6:07

1/2/70

New York, NY
 6. Hard to Handle (Isbell/Jones/Redding) - 7:34

8/6/71

Hollywood, FL
Disc 2

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 1.  The Music Never Stopped (Barlow/Weir) - 8:55

7/17/89

East Troy, WI
 2. Jack-A-Roe (Traditional) - 5:52

5/17/77

Tuscaloosa, FL
 3. In the Midnight Hour (Cropper/Pickett) - 31:49

9/3/67

Rio Nido, CA
 4. Visions of Johanna (Dylan) - 10:23

3/18/95

Philadelphia, PA
 5. Box of Rain (Hunter/Lesh) - 5:11

7/19/89

East Troy, WI
Musicians:       

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Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan
Tom Constanten, keyboards
Keith Godchaux - keyboards
Vince Welnick - keyboards, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Mickey Hart - drums
Donna Godchaux - vocals

Notes:

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Released - June 1997
Tape Archivists - Dick Latvala, David Lemieux
Label - Grateful Dead Merchandise
Viola Lee Blues was recorded on 4/26/69 which is the same date as introductory portions of DP26.