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Built To Last
Composer: Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter

Jerry Garcia spoke about Built To Last in an interview in 1989;
The song is a great piece of ambiguity from Hunter. He's very good at being able to make something sound like it almost says something. The song almost says something and it has places that are clearer than others. It's my favorite kind of song. You listen to it, but you don't know what it's about. The more you listen, the less you know.
Built To Last was performed less than 20 times by the Grateful Dead between October 1988 and March 1990.


Grateful Dead

info Built To Last, 1989
info The Arista Years, 1996
info Downhill from Here (video), 1997
info Nightfall Of Diamonds, 2001
info Beyond Description, 2004
info Grateful Dead Download Vol 9, 4/2 & 3/89, 2006
info Formerly The Warlocks, 2010
info Spring 1990 (box set), 2012

Dark Star Orchestra

info The 1000th Show, Dark Star Orchestra, 2005

Other recordings

info Built To Grass (Grass Is Dead, Vol. 2), Grass Is Dead, 2001

 
The Dead

info Virginia Beach, VA, June 17, 2003
info Camden, NJ, June 28, 2003
info Morrison, CO, July 8, 2003
info Joliet, IL, August 2, 2003
info San Francisco, CA, February 9, 2004
info Morrison, CO, June 20, 2004
info Sacramento, CA, June 27, 2004
info Detroit, MI, July 27, 2004
info Holmdel, NJ, August 10, 2004
info Dead '09: Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 22, 2009
info Dead '09: Chicago, IL, May 4, 2009

Furthur

info Mar 8, 2010, Portland, OR
info March 15, 2011, New York, NY
info July 16, 2011, Bethel, NY
info Nov 13, 2011, Buffalo, NY
info April 5, 2012, Boston, MA
info April 15, 2012, New York, NY
info July 13, 2012, Brooklyn, NY
info September 30, 2012, Mountain View, CA
info January 18, 2013, Mill Valley, CA
info April 25, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info July 18, 2013, Boston, MA
info Sept 24, 2013, Redmond, WA

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