Without a Net

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This article is about the 1990 album. For the 2012 film, see Without a Net (film).
Without a Net
Grateful Dead - Without a Net.jpg
Live album by The Grateful Dead
Released September, 1990
Recorded October 1989 – April 1990
Genre Rock
Length 131:56
Label Arista
Producer John Cutler, Phil Lesh
The Grateful Dead chronology
Built to Last
Without a Net
One from the Vault
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Without a Net is a recording of the Grateful Dead performing live in concert. It was released in 1990. The album is dedicated to Clifton Hanger, a name keyboardist Brent Mydland used to sign in hotel guestbooks. Mydland died of a drug overdose during this album's post-production. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on November 27, 1990.[2] Other releases of live performances from the same time period (including additional material from the same concerts) are Dozin' at the Knick, Postcards of the Hanging, Terrapin Station (Limited Edition), So Many Roads (1965–1995), Garcia Plays Dylan, Spring 1990, Formerly the Warlocks, Spring 1990 (The Other One) and Nightfall of Diamonds.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
  1. "Feel Like a Stranger" (Barlow, Weir) – 7:32[a]
  2. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" (Hunter, Garcia) – 8:00[b]
  3. "Walkin' Blues" (Johnson, arr. Weir) – 5:44[c]
  4. "Althea" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:55[c]
  5. "Cassidy" (Barlow, Weir) – 6:36
  6. "Bird Song" (Hunter, Garcia) – 12:57
  7. "Let It Grow" (Barlow, Weir) – 11:55[b]
Disc two
  1. "China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider" (Hunter, Garcia/trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 10:24[b]
  2. "Looks Like Rain" (Barlow, Weir) – 8:04[b]
  3. "Eyes of the World" (Hunter, Garcia) – 16:14[b]
  4. "Victim or the Crime" (Graham, Weir) – 8:04
  5. "Help on the Way/Slipknot!/Franklin's Tower" (Hunter, Garcia/Grateful Dead/Hunter, Garcia, Kreutzman) – 19:07[d]
  6. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 4:51
  7. "Dear Mr. Fantasy" (Capaldi, Winwood, Wood) – 5:44[b]


  1. ^ Later remixed and released with entire concert on Formerly the Warlocks
  2. ^ a b c d e f Later remixed and released with entire concert on Spring 1990 (The Other One)
  3. ^ a b Later remixed and released with entire concert on Terrapin Station (Limited Edition)
  4. ^ Later remixed and released with entire concert on Spring 1990

Musical personnel[edit]


Recording dates[edit]



Year Chart Position
1990 The Billboard 200 43[7]