Grateful Dead boxed set will document five Giants Stadium shows

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The cover of the Grateful Dead boxed set, “Giants Stadium: 1987, 1989, 1991.”

Five Grateful Dead shows at Giants Stadium will be documented in an upcoming boxed set, titled Giants Stadium: 1987, 1989, 1991. The set, which will include 14 CDs plus a DVD of the entire June 17, 1991 show, will be released on Sept. 27. To pre-order, visit

The shows were on July 12, 1987; July 9-10, 1989; and June 16-17, 1991. The band backed Bob Dylan, as well as performing on its own, in 1987, but the set with Dylan and the show’s collaborative encore with him will not be included.

Keyboardist Brent Mydland — who joined Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart at the 1987 and 1989 shows — died in 1990. In 1991, the band featured two keyboardists: Vince Welnick and Bruce Hornsby.

These were the only Giants Stadium shows the band performed in that five-year span, though they did also perform at the nearby Brendan Byrne Arena 10 times over those years, and performed eight other shows at Giants Stadium from 1978 to 1995. For a complete list of the band’s New Jersey concerts, click here.

According to a press release, “Each show has been mixed from the multitrack master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA, and mastered in HDCD by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. The first three shows are mixed from 24-track masters and the final two from 1991 are the only Grateful Dead shows ever recorded to 48-track tape.”

The prices for the 14-CD/2-DVD and 14-CD/Blu-ray sets are $149.98 and $159.98, respectively. Digital downloads will also be available from

Also, the June 17, 1991 show will be available as a three-CD ($29.99) or five-LP ($99.98 set), or digitally.

Here are the setlists of the five shows, according to

Here is the track listing of the 14 CDs. Asterisks denote songs featuring members of The Neville Brothers.

JULY 12, 1987


“Hell in a Bucket”
“West L.A. Fadeaway”
“Greatest Story Ever Told”
“Tons of Steel”
“Ramble on Rose”
“When I Paint My Masterpiece”
“When Push Comes to Shove”
“Promised Land”


“Morning Dew”
“Playing in the Band”>
“The Other One”>
“Stella Blue”>
“Throwing Stones”>
“Not Fade Away”

JULY 9, 1989


“Shakedown Street”
“Jack Straw”
“West L.A. Fadeaway”
“Victim or the Crime”
“Brown-Eyed Women”
“Queen Jane Approximately”
“Bird Song”


“China Cat Sunflower”>
“I Know You Rider”
“Samson and Delilah”
“Built to Last”
” Truckin’ “>


“Gimme Some Lovin’ “>
“Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad”>
“Throwing Stones”>
“Not Fade Away”
“Brokedown Palace”

JULY 10, 1989


“Feel Like a Stranger”>
“Franklin’s Tower”
“Walkin’ Blues”
“When I Paint My Masterpiece”
“Tennessee Jed”
“The Music Never Stopped”>
“Don’t Ease Me In”


“Foolish Heart”
“Just a Little Light”
“Playing in the Band”>
“Uncle John’s Band”>
“Drums” (*)


“Iko Iko”> (*)
“All Along the Watchtower”> (*)
“Morning Dew” (*)
“Sugar Magnolia” (*)
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (*)

JUNE 16, 1991


“Picasso Moon”
“Little Red Rooster”
” Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again”
“Stagger Lee”
“Let It Grow”


“Jack Straw”
“Crazy Fingers”
“China Cat Sunflower”>
“I Know You Rider”>


“I Need a Miracle”>
“Black Peter”>
“Throwing Stones”>
“Not Fade Away”
“Box of Rain”

JUNE 17, 1991


“Eyes of the World”>
“Walkin’ Blues”
“Brown-Eyed Women”
“Dark Star”>
“When I Paint My Masterpiece”
“Loose Lucy”
“Might As Well”


“Saint of Circumstance”>
“Ship of Fools”>
“Dark Star”>
“Truckin’ “>
“New Speedway Boogie”>
“Dark Star”>
“Uncle John’s Band”>
“Dark Star”>


“China Doll”>
“Playing in the Band”>
“Sugar Magnolia”
“The Weight”

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