Without a Net

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This two-CD/three-LP collection was the final live title to have been released by the Grateful Dead during their active performance life. The contents were compiled from a six-month window that included some of the Dead's most uniformly strong shows from the fall of 1989 and the spring of 1990. Without a Net -- the group's first live release in practically a decade -- was also the first to benefit from the additional playing time available on compact disc. More than most other touring bands, the Grateful Dead were able to take full advantage of the technological advancement, as their expanded instrumental jams and sinuously segued suites often lasted in excess of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This two-CD/three-LP collection was the final live title to have been released by the Grateful Dead during their active performance life. The contents were compiled from a six-month window that included some of the Dead's most uniformly strong shows from the fall of 1989 and the spring of 1990. Without a Net -- the group's first live release in practically a decade -- was also the first to benefit from the additional playing time available on compact disc. More than most other touring bands, the Grateful Dead were able to take full advantage of the technological advancement, as their expanded instrumental jams and sinuously segued suites often lasted in excess of the standard 25 minutes available on a single side of a vinyl album. Without a doubt, this collection is the strongest and most accurate representation of how the concurrent Grateful Dead sounded since the epic Live/Dead album some two decades earlier. One major difference between the two is the lack of new or even recent material on Without a Net. "Victim or the Crime" -- Bob Weir's dark tale of survival -- is the most recent composition, having originally surfaced on the Dead's final studio album, Built to Last 1989. The two covers -- Robert Johnson's "Walkin' Blues" and Traffic's "Dear Mr. Fantasy" -- were the only songs making their debut appearance on a Grateful Dead release. The remaining dozen performances are nuggets mined from the Dead's formidable catalog. There are a few definitive versions of Deadhead favorites, including "Althea," "Bird Song," and "Cassidy," as well as the "Help On the Way"/"Slipknot!"/"Franklin's Tower" medley. In addition to the standard double-disc package, Without a Net was available for a limited time in a "big top edition" that featured picture CDs, an exclusive fold-out poster, and additional circus-themed artwork from longtime Grateful Dead visual collaborator Rick Griffin.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1995
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078222863420
  • Catalog Number: 8634

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grateful Dead Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Mickey Hart Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Jerry Garcia Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Bob Weir Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Bill Kreutzmann Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Phil Lesh Bass, Group Member
Branford Marsalis Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Guest Appearance
Brent Mydland Organ, Keyboards, Group Member
Technical Credits
Jim Capaldi Composer
Grateful Dead Arranger
Bob Weir Arranger
Steve Winwood Composer
Bob Bralove Programming
John Cutler Producer, Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Remixing
Dan Healy Concert Sound
Phil Lesh Producer
Jeffrey Norman Engineer
Andrew Warwick Engineer
David Roberts Engineer
Peter Miller Engineer
Rick Griffin Illustrations, Cover Illustration
David Gallo Engineer
Justin Kreutzmann Engineer
Willy Legate Contributor
Harry Popick Monitor Mix Engineer
Bill Legate Contributor
Gerrit Graham Composer
Chris Wood Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Dead Live Album!!!

    I was at the Nassau County shows that they took "Looks Like Rain, Help Slip Franklins and Eyes of the World"...The Eyes is awesome with one of the Marsallis brothers playing SAX...those shows where amazing!!! There will NEVER be another show or band on earth to match the Dead....The Tours will go down in history as the "Greatest Show on EARTH!" The Dead are greatly missed but at least the Music is there for future generations to enjoy!!!

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