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Various Artists

Initial release : May 1997

Hybrid HY20012

A compilation of tracks by artists who took part in the first Furthur Festival tour in 1996. This includes bands that feature members of the Grateful Dead. The tracks were not recorded on the tour but are a mixture of studio recordings and live recordings from other tours. Includes performances by Bob Weir's Ratdog, Mickey Hart's Mystery Box and Bruce Hornsby. Also includes one Grateful Dead song, Bertha, performed by Los Lobos.

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  • Spider Fingers (Hornsby)
  • Bertha (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Fire On The Mountain (Hart / Hunter)
  • I Need A Miracle (Barlow / Weir)
  • Keep On Truckin' (Carlton)
  • When The Beatles Hit America (Harding)
  • Big Mama's Door (Hart)
  • Jack Straw (Hunter / Weir)
  • Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Dylan)
  • Amazing Grace (Traditional)

The performers on each track of this album are as follows;

  • Spider Fingers - Bruce Hornsby
  • Bertha - Los Lobos
  • Fire On The Mountain - Mickey Hart's Mystery Box
  • I Need A Miracle - Ratdog
  • Keep On Truckin' - Hot Tuna
  • When The Beatles Hit America - John Wesley Harding
  • Big Mama's Door - Alvin Youngblood Hart
  • Jack Straw - Bruce Hornsby (With Bob Weir)
  • Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Ratdog
  • Amazing Grace - Rob Wasserman

  • Track producers - Mickey Hart (track 3), Robin Millar (track 3), Jorma Kaukonen (track 5), Pat Dorn (track 6), Michael Nash (track 7), Carey Williams (Track 7)
  • Track recording - Brad Madix (track 1), Cesar Rosas (track 2), David Wells (track 2), Tom Flye (track 3), Jeff Sterling (track 3), Tom Paddock (track 4), Wayne Pooley (track 8), Howard Danchik (track 10)
  • Mixing - Wayne Pooley (track 1, 8), Steve Berlin (track 2), Cesar Rosas (track 2), Paul DuGre (track 2), Jock Loveband (track 3),
  • Executive producer - Michael Leon, Cameron Sears, John SCher
  • Project coordinator - Eric Levine
  • Cover art - Michael R. Everett
  • Art direction - Fiore Design; T. Harris, Fine Line Design
  • Photography - Susana Millman
  • Liner notes - Dennis McNally
  • Mastering - Paul Stubblebine
  • Thanks - David Agnew, Joe Augustine, Michael Caplan, Howard Cohen, Brigitte Coutu, Felicia Gearhardt, Jeff Gold, Patricia Harris, Peter Jenner, Foye Johnson, Vanessa Kaukonen, Chip McLean, Steve Martin, Peter McQuaid, Michael Nash, Tommy Nast, Amy Polan Clarke, Mark Reiter, Jack Rovner, Paula Sartorius, John Valenzuela, Clare Wasserman

The Furthur Festival was set up to provide a summer tour for some of the former members of the Grateful Dead.

The sources for the compilation tracks are;

  • Spider Fingers - live Bruce Hornsby recording from August 21, 1995 at The Maryland Theater, Hagerstown, MD
  • Bertha - previously released live recording from Los Lobos show on November 6, 1992 at The Carefree Theater, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Fire On The Mountain - previously unreleased studio recording
  • I Need A Miracle - previously unreleased studio recording
  • Keep On Truckin' - previously released studio recording
  • When The Beatles Hit America - probably previously unreleased
  • Big Mama's Door - previously released studio recording
  • Jack Straw - recorded live by Bruce Hornsby and Friends on October 27, 1995 at The Manhattan Center, New York City
  • Knockin' On Heaven's Door - previously unreleased studio recording
  • Amazing Grace - recorded live by Ratdog on December 8, 1995 at The Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles
Related releases

The previously released tracks on this collection are taken from the following releases.


Keep On Truckin'; Big Mama's Door;

  • Big Mama's Door, Alvin Youngblood Hart, 1996, Sony 67593
Two subsequent Furthur Festival albums have been released;