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Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here

Updated: 2016-07-27T13:56Z
Downhill from Here
Downhill from Here DVD cover
Directed byLen Dell'Amico
Produced byJohn Cutler
Phil Lesh
StarringThe Grateful Dead
Edited byBill Weber
Jeffrey Norman
Distributed byMonterey Home Video
Release date
October 7, 1997
Running time
150 minutes
CountryUnited States

Downhill from Here is a concert performance video by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, near East Troy, Wisconsin, in July, 1989. It was released by Monterey Home Video, on VHS in 1997 and on DVD in 1999, and has a running time of 2 hours 30 minutes. It was also released on LaserDisc in 1997 by Pioneer Entertainment.

Most of Downhill From Here was recorded July 17, 1989. However, the last four songs of the first set — "Row Jimmy", "When I Paint My Masterpiece", "When Push Comes to Shove" and "The Music Never Stopped" — have been replaced with the last three songs of the first set from July 19: "West L.A. Fadeaway", "Desolation Row", and "Deal". "The Music Never Stopped", from July 17, is included in the albums Weir Here and Fallout from the Phil Zone. The latter also includes "Box of Rain" from July 19, and "Foolish Heart", from that date, is a bonus track on Built to Last.

The word play of the title refers to the venue's winter purpose as a downhill skiing facility, and to the dates being the last of the tour. It also refers to the gradient of Alpine Valley's general admission section and perhaps to the notion, as well as opinion of several members of the Grateful Dead, that 1989 through 1990 was the band's final peak period.[citation needed]

Track listing

First set

Second set



Grateful Dead


  • Len Dell'Amico - director
  • John Cutler and Phil Lesh - producers, mixers
  • Candace Brightman - lighting director
  • Dan Healy – concert sound
  • Bob Bralove – sound designer and programmer
  • Allen Newman – line producer
  • Bill Weber – video post editing
  • Jeffrey Norman – audio post editing
  • Terry Donahue – technical director
  • Billy Steinberg – senior video


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