Nightfall of Diamonds

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Nightfall of Diamonds
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released September 25, 2001
Recorded October 16, 1989
Genre Folk rock, psychedelic rock, Jam
Length 140:39
Label Grateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead chronology
View From The Vault, Volume Two
(2001)
Nightfall of Diamonds
(2001)
Dick's Picks Volume 23
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[2]

Nightfall of Diamonds is a double live album by the Grateful Dead released in 2001. It was recorded on October 16, 1989 at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford. More music from this period can be found on Without a Net, Postcards of the Hanging, and Formerly the Warlocks.

The liner notes say "In memory of Adam Katz," an attendee of the show who was mysteriously found dead after the show.

This show took place on Bob Weir's 42nd birthday and the band briefly plays "happy birthday" between "Stuck Inside of Mobile..." and "Let it Grow."

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Picasso Moon" (John Barlow, Bob Bralove, Bob Weir) – 7:10 >
  2. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 6:40 >
  3. "Feel Like a Stranger" (Barlow, Weir) – 7:38
  4. "Never Trust a Woman" (Brent Mydland) – 7:15
  5. "Built to Last" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:20
  6. "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" (Bob Dylan) – 9:20
  7. "Let It Grow" (Barlow, Weir) – 11:59 >
  8. "Deal" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:39

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Dark Star" (Hunter, Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Ron McKernan, Weir) – 11:55 >
  2. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 8:02 >
  3. "Uncle John's Band" (Hunter, Garcia) – 9:36 >
  4. "Jam" (Grateful Dead) – 9:15 >
  5. "Drums" (Hart, Kreutzman) – 6:05 >
  6. "Space" (Garcia, Lesh, Weir) – 6:01 >
  7. "I Will Take You Home" (Mydland) – 4:27 >
  8. "I Need A Miracle" (Barlow, Weir) – 4:02 >
  9. "Dark Star" (Hunter, Garcia, Hart, Kreutzman, Lesh, McKernan, Weir) – 5:20 >
  10. "Attics of My Life" (Hunter, Garcia) – 4:45 >
  11. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Hart, Weir) – 4:00
  12. "And We Bid You Goodnight" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 3:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Jerry Garcia – lead guitar, vocals
  • Bob Weir – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Phil Lesh – bass guitar, vocals
  • Brent Mydland – Hammond organ, keyboards, vocals
  • Mickey Hart – drums, percussion
  • Bill Kreutzman – drums, percussion
  • John Cutler – engineer
  • Rudson Shurtliff – assistant engineer
  • Jeffrey Norman – mixing
  • David Lemieux – tape archivist
  • Cassidy Law – album coordination
  • Eileen Law – archival research
  • Randy Tuten – cover design

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
2001 The Billboard 200 196[3]

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