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Go To Heaven

Grateful Dead

Initial release : April 28, 1980

Arista AL-9508

The Dead's sixteenth album. The first studio album with Brent Mydland.


Side 1;

  • Alabama Getaway (Garcia/Hunter)
  • Far From Me (Mydland)
  • Althea (Garcia/Hunter)
  • Feel Like A Stranger (Weir/Barlow)
Side 2;
  • Lost Sailor (Weir/Barlow)
  • Saint Of Circumstance (Weir/Barlow)
  • Antwerp's Placebo (The Plumber) (Kreutzmann / Hart)
  • Easy To Love You (Mydland/Barlow)
  • Don't Ease Me In (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
Note that the track list is not accurate on the album cover.

Bonus tracks on CD version released in the Beyond Description box set in 2004 and as a separate CD in 2006;

  • Peggy-O (Traditional) - Studio outtake, 7/16/79
  • What'll You Raise (Hunter) - Studio outtake, 7/16/79
  • Jack-A-Roe (Traditional) - Studio outtake, 7/14/79
  • Althea (Garcia/Hunter) - Live, Oct 1980
  • Lost Sailor (Weir/Barlow) - Live, Oct 25, 1980
  • Saint Of Circumstance (Weir/Barlow) - Live, Oct 25, 1980

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals
  • Billy Kreutzmann - drums
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Phil Lesh - bass
  • Mickey Hart - drums

  • Producer - Gary Lyons
  • Engineer - Gary Lyons, Betty Cantor-Jackson
  • Additional engineer - Peter Thea, Bob Matthews, John Cutler
  • Illustration - Stanley Mouse
  • Photography - Bob Seidemann
  • Art direction and production - Stanley Mouse, Jim Welch
  • Special thanks to Club Front - Steve Parrish, Ram Rod, Bill Candelario, John Hagen, Debbie Doobie and Willy Legate
  • Thanks also to
    The Grateful Dead Office - Bonnie Parker, Eileen Law, Sue Stephens, Janet Stephenson
    The Tailors - Penelope Kraber, Tedde Motika, Terry Ryan
    And to - Matthew Kelly, Rob Taylor, Brian Rohan
  • Special thanks to - John Scher, Hal Kant
  • Co-ordination, direction - Rock Scully, Alan Trist, Richard Loren
  • Recorded at Club Front, San Rafael, CA, 7/79 - 1/80
  • Mixed at Media Sound Studios, New York
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York

Go To Heaven remained in the album charts for over 20 weeks peaking at number 23.

The Alabama Getaway single fared less well peaking at 68 in the Billboard top 100.

Related releases

Two singles were released in conjunction with this LP;

A third single included one song from Go To Heaven; Go To Heaven was first released on CD in 1986 (Arista ARCD-9508).

The Go To Heaven CD release was included in;

A remastered, expanded version of Go To Heaven was included in the box set; This remastered, expanded version was released as a single CD in 2006.

All tracks from Go To Heaveb were included on the digital release;

Alabama Getaway, Far From Me and Saint Of Circumstance were included on; Feel Like A Stranger was included on; Alabama Getaway was included on;
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