The Grateful Dead: Downhill From Here 1989 Alpine Valley Theater DVD Remastered 2013 16:9 Dolby Digital

DVD reissue of this live Grateful Dead show taped in the summer of 1989 at Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin. Most of Downhill From Here was recorded on July 17, 1989. However, the last four songs of the first set from July 17 - "Row Jimmy", "When I Paint My Masterpiece", "When Push Comes to Shove", and "The Music Never Stopped" - have been replaced with the last three songs of the first set from July 19 - "West L.A. Fadeaway", "Desolation Row", and "Deal".

 Product Reviews

This title includes a composite of two performances -- July 17 and 19, 1989, at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, WI -- is available in DVD. The somewhat cryptic title is a geographical reference to the distinct incline in the general admission [read: festival seating] section of the venue. The summer of 1989 saw the Grateful Dead commencing one of the final epic zeniths in terms of consistently brilliant performances. They were able to ride this wave through the summer of 1990 -- which was sadly capped by the untimely passing of Brent Mydland (keyboards). This era was equally notable for the incorporation of concurrently new material from their soon-to-be-released 21st and final studio effort, Built to Last. Included here are both the title track as well as "Standing on the Moon" -- two of the better Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter compositions from the album. A majority of the video is taken from the show on the 17th, with the exception of the last three tracks during the "first set": "West L.A. Fadeaway," "Desolation Row," and one of the undisputed highlights of the entire 1989 summer tour, "Deal," featuring a blistering guitar solo from Garcia. Other not-to-be-missed performances include a majority of the second set -- which begins with a uniformly inspiring "China Cat Sunflower"/"I Know You Rider" pairing. The DVD contains two unique interactive features: a Grateful Dead trivia game as well as a "lyrics option" which is accessible through the subtitles menu of the playback unit. [Downhill from Here was re-released on DVD in 2013 with remastered sound and video.] ~ Lindsay Planer, Rovi 


Grateful Dead
Downhill From Here
Music Video & Concerts, Rock
Rock / Pop, Music Video (Concert / Performance)
9 April 2013
Len dell'Amico
Not Rated

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9 April 2013
0 : Region-Free
Color, NTSC
Dolby Digital Stereo, English
Discs:1 ~ Format:Ntsc ~ Region:0
Director:Len dell'Amico, Producer:John Cutler, Producer:Phil Lesh
Nr Grateful Dead Clr Dvd-Standard


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