Album of the Day: ‘In the Dark’ by Grateful Dead

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Album of the Day: ‘In the Dark’ by Grateful Dead

Posted 29 Sep 2022
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Grateful Dead. Photo by Clayton Call/Redferns/Getty Images. 

We’re revisiting the Grateful Dead’s 1987 studio album, In the Dark which, two decades after their debut, landed the classic rock legends’ in the Top 10 for the first time.


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'In the Dark'

The Grateful Dead had been making music for more than 20 years before their 12th studio set, In the Dark, finally put them in the Top 10. The material on the 1987 collection is outstanding, with many of the originals having been workshopped by the group in concert for years; among the highlights are Hell in a Bucket, Throwing Stones and Touch of Grey, the band's sole Top 40 single. The album's title reflects its recording at Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, where the house lights were turned down as though an audience was present. “Everybody played their parts in real-time, together,” recalled drummer Bill Kreutzmann. “When we took breaks, we'd go into the wings by the stage door and sit there and talk about what we'd just done … the analysis served the songs and the camaraderie served the band.”  In the Dark captured lightning in a bottle and became a double-Platinum hit.

Revisit the singles below! 

Grateful Dead | ‘Hell In A Bucket’

Grateful Dead | ‘Throwing Stones’

Grateful Dead | ‘Touch Of Grey’


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