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 Dead’s performance of “Touch of Grey” at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA on June 16th, 1990.
The clip comes from the concert that would eventually be released on DVD as View From The Vault, Volume Three in 2002. The show was chosen for good reason as it displays the Dead at the top of their game following a mid-career slump. In 1990, Jerry Garcia is healthy, Brent Mydland is fully embraced by both fans and the band for his powerful vocal compositions, and Bob Weir‘s shorts aren’t getting any shorter.
Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux notes in the video’s description,
From the excellent View From The Vault Vol. 3, featuring an opening sequence of Let The Good Times Roll/Truckin’/Touch of Grey, this hit song from 1987 was still very warmly received whenever it was played live. Its melody and lyric were so uplifting, and today truer words could not be sung than its final refrain of ‘we will get by, we will survive.’
Watch the Grateful Dead perform “Touch of Grey” at Shoreline Amphitheatre on June 16th, 1990.
Grateful Dead — “Touch of Grey” — 6/16/1990
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Previous installments of the Dead’s ongoing All The Years Live series have included: