Grateful Dead Announces ‘Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991’ Box Set

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The Grateful Dead will issue the box set Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991 on September 27 via Rhino. The set includes five previously unreleased Grateful Dead concerts that took place at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey as well as Blu-ray/DVD featuring the band’s June 17, 1991 performance.

The first show included in the box set is from July 12, 1987. Additionally, the set features audio from July 9 and 10, 1989 as well as June 16 and 17, 1991. All five concerts were originally recorded by John Cutler and have been mixed from the multitrack master tapes at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios by Jeffrey Norman. David Glasser mastered the audio in HDCD at Airshow Mastering. While the first three shows originate from 24-track masters, the Grateful Dead’s 1991 shows come from 48-track masters – the only GD concerts recorded to 48-track masters. Norman also provides the mix for the professionally-shot June 17, 1991 video footage that comes either on two DVDs or one Blu-ray. Liner notes were provided by Jesse Jarnow and Gary Lambert and the set includes photos taken by Bob Minkin, Jim Anderson and others.

The box set is limited to 10,000 individually numbered copies that are on sale now via Dead.net. Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1981 is also available in digital format (ALAC or FLAC). Additionally, the Grateful Dead’s June 17, 1991 performance is up for sale in 5-LP, 3-CD and digital formats as Saint Of Circumstance: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, 6/17/91.

Watch Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux describe the set in a Seaside Chat video:

Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991 Box Set Contents

  • 7/12/87 (24-track masters)
  • 7/9/89 (24-track masters)
  • 7/10/89 (24-track masters)
  • 6/16/91 (48-track masters)
  • 6/17/91 (48-track masters)
  • Blu-ray/DVD video of the complete 6/17/91 show, mixed in surround sound Mixed from the multitrack master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios Mastered in HDCD by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering with Plangent Processes restoration Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 10,000

Setlist

Grateful Dead at Giants Stadium

Set 1
  • Hell in a Bucket
  • West L.A. Fadeaway
  • Greatest Story Ever Told  
  • Loser  
  • Tons of Steel
  • Ramble On Rose
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece  
  • When Push Comes to Shove
  • The Promised Land  
  • Bertha
Set 2
  • Morning Dew  
  • Playing in the Band  
  • Drums
  • Space
  • The Other One
  • Stella Blue
  • Throwing Stones
  • Not Fade Away  

Setlist

Grateful Dead at Giants Stadium

Set 1
  • Shakedown Street
  • Jack Straw
  • West L.A. Fadeaway
  • Victim or the Crime
  • Brown-Eyed Women
  • Queen Jane Approximately  
  • Bird Song  
Set 2
  • China Cat Sunflower  
  • I Know You Rider  
  • Samson and Delilah  
  • Built to Last
  • Truckin'
  • Drums
  • Space
  • Gimme Some Lovin'  
  • Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad  
  • Throwing Stones
  • Not Fade Away  
Encore
  • Brokedown Palace

Setlist

Grateful Dead at Giants Stadium

Set 1
  • Feel Like a Stranger
  • Franklin's Tower
  • Walkin' Blues  
  • Jack-A-Roe  
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece  
  • Tennessee Jed
  • The Music Never Stopped
  • Don't Ease Me In  
Set 2
  • Foolish Heart
  • Just a Little Light
  • Playing in the Band  
  • Uncle John's Band
  • Drums
  • Space
  • Iko Iko  
  • All Along the Watchtower  
  • Morning Dew  
  • Sugar Magnolia
Encore
  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Neville Brothers

Setlist

Grateful Dead at Giants Stadium

Set 1
  • Picasso Moon
  • Bertha
  • Little Red Rooster  
  • Candyman
  • Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again  
  • Stagger Lee
  • Let It Grow
Set 2
  • Jack Straw
  • Crazy Fingers
  • China Cat Sunflower  
  • I Know You Rider  
  • Drums
  • Space
  • I Need a Miracle
  • Black Peter
  • Throwing Stones
  • Not Fade Away  
Encore
  • Box of Rain

Setlist

Grateful Dead at Giants Stadium

Set 1
  • Eyes of the World
  • Walkin' Blues  
  • Brown-Eyed Women
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece  
  • Loose Lucy
  • Cassidy  
  • Might as Well  
Set 2
  • Saint of Circumstance
  • Ship of Fools
  • Truckin'
  • New Speedway Boogie
  • Uncle John's Band  
  • Drums
  • Space
  • China Doll  
  • Sugar Magnolia
Encore
  • The Weight
  • The Band