Grateful Dead – In the Dark original U.S. promotional LP


Free U.S. shipping!  An original U.S. promotional copy of In the Dark by the Grateful Dead.

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Offered for sale is an original U.S. promotional copy of In the Dark by the Grateful Dead.

This is a stock copy of the album with a promotional stamp on the back cover.  The album was pressed on high-quality virgin vinyl.

About this copy: This copy of In the Dark is a 1987 U.S. pressing on the Arista label.

The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap.  There is trace wear at the two left hand corners.  There is a hype sticker listing four songs on the front cover under the wrap.

The custom inner sleeve is VG++ with a couple of minor wrinkles.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a somewhat scarce Grateful Dead LP, as most new copies were sold on compact disc.

Background: Released in 1987, In the Dark was the twelfth studio album by the Grateful Dead.

The album reached #6 on the U.S. album charts, helped by “Touch of Grey,” the band’s only Top 10 single. gave In the Dark a 4 star review:

The Grateful Dead’s last lineup returned intact for In the Dark, an album that ironically thrust the band back into the spotlight on the strength of the band’s lone Top 40 single, “Touch of Grey.” Fans had long mused that the Dead’s studio albums lacked the easygoing energy and natural flow of their live performances, and In the Dark does come close to capturing that lightning in a bottle. Jerry Garcia, who apparently had to relearn the guitar after a near-fatal illness, approaches his instrument recharged, while his voice (a beneficiary of the extended hiatus?) shows some of its original smoothness….Although the album is unmistakable as the work of the Dead, much of it recalls the punchy, pungent production of Dire Straits’ recent work. It’s not the second coming of the Dead, but a more entertaining epilogue you couldn’t ask for.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Arista
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1987
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in