Bobby and the Midnites (album)

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Bobby and the Midnites
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Studio album by Bobby and the Midnites
Released October 21, 1981
Genre Rock, Country
Length 38:47
Label Arista
Producer Gary Lyons
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Bobby and the Midnites is a 1981 studio album by Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Bob Weir and his then side project, Bobby and the Midnites. The band featured fellow Grateful Dead member Brent Mydland at that time, and also jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham. Though not a huge commercial success, the album did chart in the Billboard 200.[2] The song "Festival" became a live concert favorite for the band. "(I Want to) Fly Away" was reissued on the 2004 compilation album Weir Here – The Best of Bob Weir.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Haze" (Brent Mydland, Daoud Shaw, Bob Weir, Bobby Cochran, Matthew Kelly) – 5:08
  2. "Too Many Losers" (Cochran, Weir) – 3:50
  3. "Far Away" (Weir, Cochran, Kelly) – 3:34
  4. "Book of Rules" (Alphonso Johnson, Barry Llewellyn) – 3:31
  5. "Me, Without You" (John Perry Barlow, Alphonso Johnson) – 3:12
  6. "Josephine" (Weir) – 6:11
  7. "(I Want to) Fly Away" (Barlow, Weir) – 3:55
  8. "Carry Me" (Weir) – 4:27
  9. "Festival" (Weir) – 4:59




  • Producer – Gary Lyons
  • Engineers – Gary Lyons, Gregg Mann, Pete Thea and John Cutler
  • Mastering – George Marino
  • Lyric supervision – John Barlow
  • Art direction – Victor Moscoso
  • Photography – Elizabeth Fenimore