The Grateful DeadIn The Dark

Label:Grateful Dead Productions – RCVI 695009, Rhino Records (2) – RCVI 695009, Rhino Records (2) – 081227883188
Series:Vinyl Me, Please. Exclusive Pressing
Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Blue/Purple Marble ["Morning Sky"], 180g
Style:Acid Rock, Folk Rock


A1Touch Of Grey
Written-ByJerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
A2Hell In A Bucket5:35
A3When Push Comes To Shove
Written-ByJerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
A4West L.A. Fadeaway
Written-ByJerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
B1Tons Of Steel
Written-ByBrent Mydland
B2Throwing Stones
Written-ByBob Weir, John Barlow
B3Black Muddy River
Written-ByJerry Garcia, Robert Hunter

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• The Dead's late-era hit album featuring "Touch of Grey" and "Hell in a Bucket"
• (AAA) lacquers cut from the original master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
• Pressed on exclusive 180g "Paint by Numbers Morning Sky" vinyl

Packaged in a gatefold, tip on sleeve.
VMP Exclusive is foil-stamped.
Includes a printed inner sleeve.
Runout strings are etched to the left of (and including) Chris Bellman's signature, the rest are stamped.

Basics recorded at: Marin Veterans Auditorium, San Rafael, California, by Le Mobile
Additional recording & mixing at: Club Front, San Rafael, California

℗ & © 2022, 1987 Grateful Dead Productions.
Manufactured for Rhino Entertainment LLC, a Warner Music Group Company, 777 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021.
Made in Czech Republic.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): RCVI-695009-A 081227883188 CB 1262096 244592E1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): RCVI-695009-B 081227883188 CB 1262086 244592E2

Other Versions (5 of 78)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
In The Dark (LP, Album, Stereo, Hauppauge Pressing)AristaAL-8452US1987
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In The Dark (LP, Album)Arista208 564UK & Europe1987
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In The Dark (CD, Album)Arista258 564Europe1987
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In The Dark (Cassette, Album)Arista408 564Europe1987
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In The Dark (Cassette, Album, Transparent, Chrome)AristaAC-8452US1987
  • gordonlw's avatar
    As others said this sounds amazing! Mine is badly warped though. VMP sent me a replacement and it's even worse...
    • J-Keller's avatar
      As other have stated, this sounds remarkably good. Wow, good.
      • surrealisticpill's avatar
        I don't own any other pressings of this record, but I have listened to this album often on other formats (tape, CD, lossless streaming) over the years and this record really blew me away. I have never heard this album sound so good.
        • Audio_Files's avatar
          Incredible recording! Thank you VMP for once again making a great listening experience affordable.
          • TheAmnesiacKid's avatar
            This one's a winner. The cymbal crashes on 'Hell in a Bucket' startled me out of my damn chair. Glad to own this late era Dead album in such high fidelity.
            • snackeyp's avatar
              I own several first pressings of this album and this version blows them away. Chris Bellman, no doubt.
              Regarding the sleeves that VMP uses, I also hate them and I replace them with Vinyl Storage Solutions sleeves. I cut the hype sticker off the original and tuck it inside the new sleeve. Works great
              • Jupitious's avatar
                Sounds fantastic, my vinyl is more blue but still a nice color.
                • dr.toque420's avatar
                  Sounds great, but while the jacket is sturdier than my original the cover art is fuzzy like a low resolution pic compared to the original and card stock inner instead of poly lined. Again this definitely sounds amazing great separation between instruments.
                  • lotr121's avatar
                    Edited one month ago
                    As stated, outstanding sound. I will reiterate here that VMP should stop: 1. Using cardboard sleeves, they are so difficult and 2. Might be just me but I hate their seal top outer sleeves, not easy to reuse with the album. If it weren’t for the hype sticker I’d trash them
                    • NotNate_'s avatar
                      Sounds excellent, looks rad. Worth scooping for the $27 member price.



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