Go to Nassau

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Go to Nassau
Grateful Dead - Go to Nassau.jpg
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released October 22, 2002
Recorded May 15–16, 1980
Genre Rock
Length 156:03
Label Arista
Grateful Dead chronology
Dick's Picks Volume 26
(2002)Dick's Picks Volume 262002
Go to Nassau
(2002)
Dick's Picks Volume 27
(2003)Dick's Picks Volume 272003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[2]

Go to Nassau is a two-CD live album by the rock group the Grateful Dead. It was recorded on May 15 and 16, 1980, at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The album, released in 2002, presents half of the songs played on the final two nights of a three-day run at the venue. It is sequenced to represent a prototypical single Dead concert, similarly to Without a Net.[3] The shows were recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour and selections were originally broadcast on FM radio stations, on June 22, 1980. The album's title is a syllepsis, referring figuratively to the band's then-current album, Go to Heaven (from which six songs are represented), and literally to the band going to Nassau County to perform.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Jack Straw" (Robert Hunter, Bob Weir) – 6:34 >
  2. "Franklin's Tower" (Hunter, Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzman) – 11:58
  3. "New Minglewood Blues" (traditional, arr. Weir) – 7:35
  4. "High Time" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:52
  5. "Lazy Lightnin'" (John Barlow, Weir) – 3:44 >
  6. "Supplication" (Barlow, Weir) – 6:41
  7. "Peggy-O" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 7:32
  8. "Far From Me" (Brent Mydland) – 4:02
  9. "Looks Like Rain" (Barlow, Weir) – 8:12
  10. "China Cat Sunflower" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:16 >
  11. "I Know You Rider" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 6:30

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Feel Like a Stranger" (Barlow, Weir) – 9:29 >
  2. "Althea" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:22 >
  3. "Lost Sailor" (Barlow, Weir) – 5:49 >
  4. "Saint of Circumstance" (Barlow, Weir) – 6:45
  5. "Alabama Getaway" (Hunter, Garcia) – 4:50
  6. "Playing in the Band" (Hunter, Mickey Hart, Weir) – 8:03 >
  7. "Uncle John's Band" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:25 >
  8. "Drums" (Hart, Kreutzman) – 5:26 >[a]
  9. "Space" (Grateful Dead) – 2:46 >
  10. "Not Fade Away" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 4:52 >
  11. "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 6:49 >
  12. "Good Lovin'" (Artie Resnick, Rudy Clark) – 7:23

Note

  1. ^ Edited version of performance

Recording dates[edit]

  • May 15, 1980: Disc 1 tracks 1–2 & 5–8, disc 2 tracks 5–12
  • May 16, 1980: Disc 1 tracks 3–4 & 9–11, disc 2 tracks 1–4

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Jeffrey Norman – mixing
  • David Lemieux – compilation producer
  • Cassidy Law – album coordination
  • Eileen Law – archival research
  • Rudson Shurtliff – assistant engineer
  • Amy Finkle – package design
  • Robert Minkin – photography
  • Jim Anderson – photography

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Go to Nassau at AllMusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John. Go to Nassau, The Music Box, December 2002
  3. ^ Go to Nassau at the Grateful Dead Family Discography