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Without A Net

Grateful Dead

Initial release : September 1990

Arista ACD2-8634 (LP AL2-8636, cassette AC2-8634)

Two CD (3 LP / 2 cassette) set of songs recorded live between October 1989 and April 1990.

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Tracks

Disc 1

  • Feel Like A Stranger (John Barlow / Bob Weir)
  • Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Walkin' Blues (Robert Johnson arr. Bob Weir)
  • Althea (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Cassidy (John Barlow / Bob Weir)
  • Bird Song (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Let It Grow (John Barlow / Bob Weir)
Disc 2
  • China Cat Sunflower (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • I Know You Rider (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
  • Looks Like Rain (John Barlow / Bob Weir)
  • Eyes Of The World (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Victim Or The Crime (Graham / Bob Weir)
  • Help On The Way (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
  • Slipknot! (Jerry Garcia / Phil Lesh / Bob Weir / Bill Kreutzmann / Keith Godchaux)
  • Franklin's Tower (Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter/Kreutzmann)
  • One More Saturday Night (Bob Weir)
  • Dear Mr. Fantasy (Jim Capaldi / Chris Wood / Steve Winwood)
Track sequence varies slightly on LP and cassette configuration.

Musicians

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - drums
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Branford Marsalis - tenor and soprano saxophone on Eyes Of The World
Credits

  • Producer - John Cutler, Phil Lesh
  • Engineer - John Cutler, Jeffrey Norman, David Roberts
  • Additional engineers - Peter Miller, David Gallo, Andrew Warwick, Justin Kreutzmann
  • Digital mastering - Joe Gastwirt
  • Album co-ordination / Tour management - Cameron Sears
  • Grateful Dead crew - Ram Rod, Bill Candelario, Steve Parish, Billy Grillo
  • Programmer - Bob Bralove
  • Concert sound - Dan Healy
  • Monitor mix - Harry Popick
  • Production manager - Robbie Taylor
  • Lighting designer - Candace brightman
  • Legal counsel - Hal Kant
  • Trucking - Mike Fischer
  • Sage - Willy Legate
  • Publicity - Dennis McNally
  • Grateful Dead office - Danny Rifkin, Eileen Law, Janet Knudsen, Sue Stephens, Mary Jo Meinolf, Maruska Nelson, Annette Flowers, Basia Raizene, Diane Geoppo, Nancy Mallonee, Jeanni Rasmussen, Cassidy Law, Jan Simmons
  • Cover poster / Pull-out poster / Picture CD - Rick Griffin
  • Mini-jacket illustration - MIKIO / William Giese
  • Mini-jacket photography - Ken Friedman
  • Photography - Ken Friedman, Susana Millman, John Werner
  • Design - Carolyn Quan
  • Art co-ordination - Amy Finkle
  • Recorded Live: October, 1989 - April, 1990
  • Remote recording truck - Le Mobile
  • Mixed at Club Front, San Rafael
  • Special thanks to - John Scher, Bill Graham, Ultra Sound, Mike Brady, Guy Charbonneau, Eric Colby, Kenny Viola, Amy Polan-Clarke, Jimmy Voss, Camile Miller, Jeff Bris, Dick Latvala, Danny Schow, Roy Lott, Bill Berger, Ken Levy, Milton Sincoff

  • The album is dedicated to Clifton Hanger (Brent Mydland)
Notes

The songs on Without A Net are thought to have been taken from the following shows;

  • Feel Like A Stranger - October 9, 1989
  • Walkin' Blues - October 23, 1989
  • Cassidy - February 25, 1990
  • Let It Grow - March 14, 1990
  • Althea - March 15, 1990
  • Mississipi Half Step and Victim Or The Crime - March 21, 1990
  • One More Saturday Night - March 24, 1990
  • Bird Song - December 9, 1989
  • Looks Like Rain - March 28, 1990
  • Eyes Of The World - March 29, 1990
  • Help On The Way, Slipknot and Franklin's Tower - March 30, 1990
  • China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider and Dear Mr Fantasy - April 1, 1990
Some vocal tracks were overdubbed in the studio.

Clifton Hanger was the name used by Brent Mydland when booking into hotels on tour.

Related releases

The album was also released as a limited edition, 'long pack' double CD set, with clown face picture CDs and a pull-out poster, Arista ACD2-8634-DL.

Released in the UK in the standard double CD format, Arista 353935

Eyes Of The World was included on;

For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1989 and 1990 sections of the Dead by Date page.


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