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The first all new video from America's premier in-concert band in over three years. The Grateful Dead - A View from the Vault is over 2-1/2 hours of LIVE concert footage from the historic concert at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA in July of 1990.
Jerry, Mickey, Bill, Phil, Brent and Bob thrill a packed stadium with the classic performance style that is uniquely their own. This contains both day and night footage, including the first ever video released version of the huge hit "A Touch of Grey".
The DVD version contains over an extra hour of additional footage shot from Cardinal's Stadium during the same tour.
Since 1994, Grateful Dead Productions has answered Deadheads' demands for full, live concerts, releasing a series of shows (blemishes and all) on CD entitled Dick's Picks. So it was only a matter of time before the company dug into the video footage archives. Critics may find the idea of releasing Grateful Dead concert videos amusing. After all, the staunchest Deadhead likely would admit that even on their best nights the boys weren't visually all that exciting a bunch to watch. That said, this full-length show from July 8, 1990 (a mere 16 days before keyboardist Brent Mydland died of a speedball overdose) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers an intimate look at the dynamics that few could notice when attending a stadium show. For instance, there's the wonderful interplay between guitarist Jerry Garcia and Mydland--each shooting smiles and knowing winks--at each other during "Greatest Story Ever Told." But, really, let's forget the philosophizing and get to the point: Deadheads really want to know the highlights of a particular show. There are several here, including a beautiful, lilting "Eyes of the World," a head-spinning "Let It Grow," Garcia's poignant delivery of the morbid "Black Peter," and, perhaps best of all, an improvisational, untitled jam that emerges from "He's Gone" (this is bonus material from a show two nights before in Louisville, Kentucky). While the entire show is by no means a peak performance by the Dead (though it features a terrific sound mix), it's still a great start to a series that one hopes will continue to evolve. --Dave McCoy
Loved this dvd. Sadly, this is the last show played by the late, great, Brent Mydland. His playing on this is still great and the band plays a nice setlist (love that version of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dee Dee Tee
I enjoy all the grateful dead show I have seen some are better then others but this show was pretty good i miss going to the showes but I can get shows on live for a dead fixPublished 21 months ago by deadfanbill
During the late '80s early '90s, the Dead, to me anyways, would seem to get into this kind of monolithic slog, where the overall band sound would just kind of devour any song,... Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by EddieT2112
i dont have this view from the vault but I have the fourth one and if its like that one which I'm presuming it is, the footage is the footage that was played on projector screens... Read morePublished on January 7, 2008 by A. Mcconnaughhay
I was at this Dead show on a miserably hot and humid evening in the summer of 1990. Perhaps the record heat affected the Dead's performance. Read morePublished on May 8, 2005 by Rick Devore
Okay folks, you need to take this DVD for what it is. The footage is from 1990. You can't expect the band to be in its prime (it's not '72 or '77), you can't expect special... Read morePublished on May 20, 2004 by "warfrat73"
This is not the Grateful Dead you know and have come to love. Their playing is terrible, very sad. Don't buy if you want to have good memories of them.Published on September 5, 2003 by "amazonseller85"
When I read the following remark in the editorial review of this video I HAD TO SPEAK UP!!!... "After all, the staunchest Deadhead likely would admit that even on their best nights... Read morePublished on December 20, 2002 by Thomas Cook
"There is nothing like the Grateful Dead" This DVD was very disappointing. It is a good performance by the band and the sound quality is good, but the film lacks the... Read morePublished on November 4, 2002