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Nightfall Of Diamonds

Grateful Dead

Initial release : 2001

Grateful Dead Records

Double CD release of the October 16, 1989 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey. A 4 LP edition of this album was released in 2024.


Disc 1

  • Picasso Moon (Weir/Bralove/Barlow)
  • Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (Garcia/Hunter)
  • Feel Like A Stranger (Weir/Barlow)
  • Never Trust A Woman (Mydland)
  • Built To Last (Garcia/Hunter)
  • Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (Dylan)
  • Let It Grow (Weir/Barlow)
  • Deal (Garcia/Hunter)
Disc 2
  • Dark Star (Garcia/Hart/Kreutzmann/Lesh/McKernan/Weir/Hunter)
  • Playing In The Band (Weir/Hart/Hunter)
  • Uncle John's Band (Garcia/Hunter)
  • Drums (Hart/Kreutzmann)
  • Space (Garcia/Weir/Lesh)
  • I Will Take You Home (Mydland/Barlow)
  • I Need A Miracle (Weir/Barlow)
  • Dark Star (Garcia/Hart/Kreutzmann/Lesh/McKernan/Weir/Hunter)
  • Attics Of My Life (Garcia/Hunter)
  • Playing In The Band (Weir/Hart/Hunter)
  • And We Bid You Goodnight (Traditional)

  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - drums
  • Bill Kreutzmann -drums
  • Phil Lesh - electric bass, vocals
  • Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals

  • Recording engineer - John Cutler
  • Mixing - Jeffrey Norman
  • Tape archivist - David Lemieux
  • Album Coordination - Cassidy Law
  • Archival research - Eileen Law / Grateful Dead Archives
  • Assistant engineer - Rudson Shurtliff
  • Cover design - Randy Tuten
  • Mixed from original 24-track analog reels
  • Recorded live at the Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, October 16, 1989
Related releases

A 4 LP edition of Nightfall Of Diamonds was released on Record Store Day in April 2024:

For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1989 section of the Dead by Date page.

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