Fallout from the Phil Zone

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Fallout from the Phil Zone
Grateful Dead - Fallout from the Phil Zone.jpg
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released June 17, 1997
Recorded September 3, 1967 – March 18, 1995
Genre Rock
Length 2:03:52
Label Grateful Dead Records
Producer John Cutler, Phil Lesh
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 7
(1997)Dick's Picks Volume 71997
Fallout from the Phil Zone
Dick's Picks Volume 8
(1997)Dick's Picks Volume 81997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Fallout from the Phil Zone is a double compilation album of live recordings by the Grateful Dead handpicked by the band's bassist Phil Lesh. It contains the first Grateful Dead CD releases of "In the Midnight Hour" (clocking in at over 30 minutes) and Bob Dylan's "Visions of Johanna".

The album title has multiple meanings. Since the performances were selected by Phil, they are the ones in his "zone". It also refers to the so-called "Phil Zone", an area directly in front of the bass amps onstage where some fans would stand, feeling the full-impact of the vibrations of Lesh's bass-playing. Lastly, it is a reference to the TV series The Twilight Zone. Lesh stated that, in addition to selecting personal favorites, he wanted to compile rarer material that may not have been released as part of a complete concert.[2]


The album includes a 30+ minute version of "In The Midnight Hour". Lesh said that he picked it because someone accused them of playing it for 45 minutes. He then tried to find the longest version. The album also includes "Hard To Handle" from an audience tape of the 8/6/71 concert. The audience recording was chosen because of the high quality. It also includes "Mason's Children", a outtake from Workingman's Dead.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Dancing in the Streets" (Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson) – 11:44
  2. "New Speedway Boogie" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 8:08
  3. "Viola Lee Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 19:46
  4. "Easy Wind" (R. Hunter) – 8:06
  5. "Mason's Children" (R. Hunter, Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir) – 6:09
  6. "Hard to Handle" (Alvertis Isbell, Allen Jones, Otis Redding) – 7:36

Disc two[edit]

  1. "The Music Never Stopped" (John Barlow, Weir) – 8:56
  2. "Jack-A-Roe" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 5:55
  3. "In the Midnight Hour" (Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett) – 31:53
  4. "Visions of Johanna" (Bob Dylan) – 10:26
  5. "Box of Rain" (R. Hunter, Lesh) – 5:13

Recording dates[edit]



  • Phil Lesh – producer, liner notes
  • John Cutler – producer
  • Dick Latvala – tape archivist
  • Jeffrey Norman – engineer
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering
  • Alan Trist – publisher
  • Shawn Kennedy – cover art
  • Rob Cohn – photography
  • Amy Finkle – package design



Year Chart Position
1997 The Billboard 200 83[3]