v. 1. An in-depth guide to the music of the grateful dead on tape, 1959-1974
v. 2. An in-depth guide to the music of the Grateful Dead on tape, 1975-1985
v. 3. An in-depth guide to the music of the Greatful Dead on tape, 1986-1995.
This third volume of THE DEADHEAD'S TAPING COMPANION celebrates and documents more than 700 live concert performances of the Grateful Dead during a decade in which the band became immensely popular; produced one of its most successful albums. In The Dark (1987) and in 1988 had a top-ten single (Touch of Grey). During this decade Vice president and Tipper Gore were spotted at concerts in Washington and the band was invited to the White House. When Jerry Garcia died on August 9, 1995, Deadheads mourned the passing of a brilliant musician and an enduring emblem of 1960s idealism, and trading tapes of the Dead's live concerts skyrocketed. With a review of every show - including the date and location; a complete list of the songs played; the length, source and genealogy of the tape and a rating of its quality; and commentary on each concert's special moments - this book keeps the Grateful Dead experience alive. (source: Nielsen Book Data)