Grateful Dead Release Archive Footage with Coda & Share 1989 Footage from “Friend of the Devil”
Grateful dead and Rhino have teamed up with The Coda Collection to release a series of exclusive content from the group’s archives. This release will include the streaming of three concert films from 1989 to 1991.
The kick-off of concert stream series, The Coda collection will fall Living in Foxboro 2/7/89, which includes Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland and Bob Weir as a group. The setlist includes “Playing in the Band”, “He’s Gone”, “Smokestack Lightning” and “Dear Mr. Fantasy” to “Hey Jude”. This particular performance follows the success of the band’s only No. 1 single, “Touch of Gray” (1987).
The next release on September 8, Living in Washington, DC 07/12/89, is the group’s politically disapproved show at RFK Stadium. This show took place just days after the one in Boxboro with Live at Giants Stadium 06/17/91, released September 29. RFK’s performance has been considered one of the group’s most “euphoric” gigs of their later years and includes the first “Dark Star Jam” since 1974 and guest keyboardist Bruce Hornsby, who has performed often with the band. 1990 to 1992.
As part of the partnership, Coda will release more footage and material from the Grateful Dead archives, including an exclusive complementary editorial and background surrounding all three concerts. The announcement comes after the band’s recent re-release for the 50th anniversary of their second live double album. The Grateful Dead (Skulls & Roses), featuring various shows recorded earlier in 1971.