Infrared Sightings

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Infrared Sightings
Infrared Sightings video tape cover
Directed byLen Dell'Amico
Larry Lachman
Produced byLen Dell'Amico
Larry Lachman
Music byGrateful Dead
Distributed byTrigon Productions
Release date
  • 1992 (1992)
Running time
18 minutes
CountryUnited States

Infrared Sightings is a video by the Grateful Dead, consisting of computer animation and other imagery set to music from their album Infrared Roses. It was released on VHS video tape and on laserdisc in 1992, and is 18 minutes long.

Infrared Roses is known to fans as "the all Drums and Space album". Produced by Grateful Dead sound designer Bob Bralove, it contains free form improvisational music recorded live at a number of different Dead concerts.

The visuals for Infrared Sightings combine computer generated images, many of them abstract, with found footage that has been altered or edited in various ways. The video is therefore somewhat reminiscent of the light shows that were projected on large screens at many Grateful Dead concerts.

Track listing[edit]

  • intro – FreeQuency Beach
  • part 1 – Underwatermelons (music: "Riverside Rhapsody")
  • part 2 – Synchronations (music: "Post-Modern Highrise Table Top Stomp")
  • part 3 – Yes I Kandinsky (music: "Infrared Roses")




  • Bob Bralove
  • Willie Green III


  • Len Dell'Amico, Larry Lachman – directors, producers
  • Fritz Perlberg – executive producer
  • Bob Bralove – music producer
  • Maury Rosenfeld — spatio-temporal opto-orchestrator
  • Fred Raimondi – visual effects and creative entity
  • Sam Hamann – electronic paintmeister
  • David Tristram – electropaint graphics programmer/artist
  • Steve Burr, "Mad" Johnny Modell – intro sound design
  • Quency – special animated appearance

See also[edit]


  • Infrared Sightings at AllMovie
  • Infrared Sightings at the Grateful Dead Family Database
  • Infrared Sightings at LaserDisc Database
  • Scott, John W; Dolgushkin, Mike; Nixon, Stu. DeadBase XI: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists, 1999, DeadBase, ISBN 1-877657-22-0, p. 122

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