The latest installment in the Grateful Dead‘s All The Years Live archive video series is available now on the band’s YouTube page. This entry highlights the band’s performance of the Robert Hunter-penned ballad “Standing On The Moon” at J.F.K. Stadium in Philadelphia, PA on July 7th, 1989.
The band’s performance that night was professionally shot as directed by Len Dell’Amico and later released as the Crimson, White & Indigo concert film and live album in 2010. The band previously shared the pro-shot performance of “Iko Iko” from the same show last fall.
Grateful Dead archivist and legacy manager David Lemieux notes in the video’s description,
From its debut earlier in 1989, Standing On The Moon was greeted as a wonderful addition to the Grateful Dead’s repertoire. Wonderfully vivid Hunter lyrics with a late-era classic Jerry ballad made for a beautiful moment whenever it was played, and this version from the second set of the final performance at JFK Stadium is spectacular.
Relive the Dead’s latter-era performance of “Standing On The Moon” below.
Grateful Dead – “Standing On The Moon” – 7/7/89
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Previous installments of the Dead’s ongoing All The Years Live series have included: