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Touch Of Grey
Composer: Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter

Touch Of Grey was first performed by the Grateful Dead in September 1982 after which it was performed fairly regularly through to 1995. The last performance was on July 9, 1995. When performed, especially in the 1990's, Touch of Grey was often the opening song of a show.

The first draft of Touch Of Grey was written in 1980. It was originally intended for a projected Robert Hunter album that was never completed. Though first performed in 1982 the song was not included on a recording until 1987. It was then released on In The Dark and as a single which became the Dead's biggest selling release reaching number 9 on the Billboard charts.



Grateful Dead

info In The Dark, 1987
info Touch Of Grey / My Brother Esau, 1987
info Making of Touch of Grey (video), 1987
info Touch Of Grey / Throwing Stones, 1988
info The Heart Of Rock, Various Artists, 1988
no info Gold and Platinum, Various Artists, 1988
info Arista: A 15 Year History of Rock, Various Artists, 1991
info Guitar Rock Monsters, Various Artists, 1992
info The Rolling Stone Collection - 25 Years of Essential Rock, Various Artists, 1994
info The Rolling Stone Collection - 1986-1992, Various Artists, 1994
info The Arista Years, 1996
info Arista: The First 20 Years, Various Artists, 1996?
info The Gold & Platinum Collection, Various Artists, 1997
info John Boy & Billy's Rockin' Race Tracks, Various Artists, 1999
info View From The Vault, 2000
info View From The Vault (DVD), 2000
info Entertainment Weekly: 1987 Greatest Hits, Various Artists, 2000
info Legendary Harley-Davidson Road Songs, Various Artists, 2000
info Gold & Platinum: Hits of the '80s, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 2000
info Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1985-1989, Various Artists, 2001
info View From The Vault III, 2002
info View From The Vault III (DVD), 2002
info Poplife, Various Artists, 200?
info The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead, 2003
info Billboard #1s: The '80s, Various Artists, 2004
info Beyond Description, 2004
info Truckin' Up To Buffalo, 2005
info Truckin' Up To Buffalo (DVD), July 2005
info Casey Kasem Presents: 1980s, Rock's Greatest Hits, Various Artists, 2005
info Earth Charter: UNESCO For Young People: Special Edition, Various Artsist, 2006
info Grateful Dead Download Vol 11: 6/20/91, 2006
info In The Dark, 2006 (exp. CD)
info Eternally Grateful, 2007
info ONXRT: Live From The Archives, Vol. 11, Various Artists, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, No. 1: MSG, Sept 1990, 2008
info The Music Never Stopped Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2011
info Flashback With The Grateful Dead, 2011
info Spring 1990 (box set), 2012
info Classic Rock: The Collection, Various Artists, 2012
info Complete Studio Albums Collection, 2013
info Complete Studio Rarities Collection, 2013
info Dad: The Collection, Various Artists, 2013
info Spring 1990 (The Other One), 2014
info The Best Of The Grateful Dead, 2015
info 30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set, 2015
info Long Strange Trip, 2017
info Long Strange Trip: Highlights, 2017
info July 12 & 13, 1989, Washington, DC, 2017
info The Best Of The Grateful Dead Live, 2018
info Dave's Picks Vol 36: Hartford, 3/26&27/1987, 2020
info Single Coll., Vol. 19: Touch Of Grey / My Brother Esau, 2021
info In and Out of the Garden: '81, '82, '83, 2022

Fare Thee Well shows 2015

info Fare Thee Well July 3, 4 & 5 2015 Complete Box, 2015
info Fare Thee Well July 5, 2015
info The Best Of Fare Thee Well, 2015

The Dead

info Hartford, CT: June 21, 2003
info Millwaukee, WI: July 1, 2003
info Wantagh, NY: August 10, 2003
info Oakland, CA: December 30, 2004
info Morrison, CO: June 19, 2004
info Cleveland, OH: July 28, 2004
info Scranton, PA: August 4, 2004
info Holmdel, NJ: August 11, 2004
info Atlanta, GA: August 19, 2004
info Dead '09: Greensboro, NC, April 12, 2009
info Dead '09: Uniondale, NY, April 24, 2009
info Dead '09: E. Rutherford, NJ, April 29, 2009
info Dead '09: Chicago, IL, May 5, 2009
info Dead '09: Mountain View, CA, May 10, 2009

Furthur

info Dec 8, 2009, New York, NY, 2009
info Feb 6, 2010, Orlando, FL, 2010
info Feb 15, 2010, Bethlehem, PA, 2010
info Feb 20, 2010, Utica, NY, 2010
info Feb 24, 2010, New York, NY, 2010
info Mar 8, 2010, Portland, OR, 2010
info July 2, 2010, Columbus, OH
info July 7, 2010, Ottawa, ON
info July 29, 2010, New York, NY
info September 17, 2010, Eugene, OR
info September 26, 2010, Morrison, CO
info November 9, 2010, Ames, IA
info November 17, 2010, Baltimore, MD
info March 12, 2011, New York, NY
info March 25, 2011, New York, NY
info April 5, 2011, Orlando, FL
info June 3, 2011, Mountain View, CA
info July 24, 2011, Holmdel, NJ
info Sept 25, 2011, Eugene, OR
info Oct 7, 2011, Monterey, CA
info Nov 4, 2011, Portland, ME
info Nov 16, 2011, Columbus, OH
info Nov 21, 2011, Indianapolis, IN
info Dec 30, 2011, San Francisco, CA
info April 12, 2012, New York, NY
info April 20, 2012, Live Oak
info July 6, 2012, Canandaigua, NY
info July 18, 2012, Rochester Hills, MI
info September 25, 2012, Seattle, WA
info October 6, 2012, Los Angeles, CA
info December 31, 2012, San Francisco, CA
info January 17, 2013, Mill Valley, CA
info February 23, 2013, Broomfield, CO
info April 17, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info April 27, 2013, Atlantic CIty, NJ
info July 18, 2013, Boston, MA
info Sept 20, 2013, Morrison, CO
info Sept 27, 2013, Berkeley, CA

Dead & Company

info Manchester, TN, 12 June, 2016
info Hartford, CT, 28 June, 2016
info Elkhorn, WI, 10 July, 2016
info George, WA, 23 July, 2016
info Wheatland, CA, 29 July, 2016
info Phoenix, AZ, 28 May, 2017
info Boulder, CO, 9 Jun, 2017
info New York, NY, 24 Jun, 2017
info Washington, DC, 21 Nov, 2017
info Sunrise, FL, 26 Feb, 2018
info Mansfield, MA, 30 May, 2018
info Saratoga Springs, NY, 11 Jun, 2018
info East Troy, WI, 22 Jun, 2018
info Mountain View, CA, 2 July, 2018
info George, WA, 8 Jun, 2019
info Camden, NJ, 20 Jun, 2019
info Charlotte, NC, 28 Jun, 2019
info Hampton, VA, 8 Nov, 2019
info San Francisco, CA, 31 Dec, 2019
info Raleigh, NC, Aug 16, 2021
info Hershey, PA, Aug 28, 2021
info Cincinnati, OH, Sep 11, 2021
info Chicago, IL, Sep 18, 2021
info Phoenix, AZ, Oct 25, 2021
info Los Angeles, CA, Oct 31, 2021
info Chicago, IL, June 25, 2022

 
Other recordings

info Long Live the Dead: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead, Billy and Terry Smith, 1996
info Fire On The Mountain - Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead, Various Artists (Mighty Diamonds), 1996
info Pickin' On The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1997
info Put Some Style In It, The Lounge Brigade, 1998
info Super Bos, The Binghampton Crosbys, 1998
info Swingin' To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1999
info Wake the Dead, Wake The Dead, 2000
info Long Strange Trip: Swingin' and Pickin' on the Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2001
info The Blues Tribute To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2001
info Ukulele Summit 5, Various Artists, 2002
info Whole Lotta Rock, Lamajam, 2000
info Finger Play, Kugel, 2002
info Legends Karaoke, Vol. 45, 200?
info Summer Reggae Hits, Various Artists (Mighty Diamonds), 2003
info Werewolves of Atlanta: Halloween 2004, Dark Star Orchestra, 2005
info Deadgrass, Deadgrass, 2005
info Yoga Pop Ups: Yoga Tribute To Grateful Dead, 2010
info Lullaby Versions of Grateful Dead, 2010
info 8/4/12, San Rafael, CA, Yonder Mountain String Band, 2012
info Keys, Keller Williams, 2013
info Live Big Sur, Little Wings, 2015
info Berkingman's Dead, Jason Berk, 2016
info Day Of The Dead, Various Artists (The War on Drugs), 2016
info Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, 2017
info In My Mind's Eye, Annie Calder, 2018
info Demo, 13 Stitches, 2019
info Dead Air, Various Artists (Chamomile & Whiskey), 2019
info Mark Vodka Group, Mark Vodka Group, 2020
info Anomalies & Puzzle Pieces, Psyopus, 2020
info Jerry's Smilin, DamiÓ Timoner, 2020
info We Will Get By, Being Grateful, 2020
info Drunken Sailor 2020 Sampler, Various Artists, 2020
info From The Archives 10/12/18, John Kadlecik, 2020
info Touch of Grey, Skincell, 2020
info The Independent 12/21/19, Grateful Shred, 2020
info Treasure Box of Hits, Marty Dread, 2021
info Grateful Deadication, Dave McMurray, 2021
info Touch of Grey (single), Doom Flamingo, 2021

Ratdog

info Hartford CT: October 22, 2003
info Toronto ON: October 29, 2003
info Chicago IL: November 3, 2003
info Ft. Wayne IN: November 11, 2003
info DeKalb IL: November 14, 2003
info Little Rock AR: November 19, 2003
info Phoenix AZ, February 28, 2004
info Rochester NY, March 19, 2004
info St. Louis MO, September 16, 2004
info Anaheim CA, February 4, 2005
info Indianapolis IN, April 4, 2005
info Frederick MD, April 11, 2005
info Providence RI, April 20, 2005
info Washington DC, April 26, 2005
info Ocean City, MD, August 9, 2005
info Milwaukee, WI, October 25, 2005
info Mashantucket, CT, November 5, 2005
info Boca Raton, FL, November 19, 2005
info Phoenix, AZ, NM, December 4, 2005
info San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2005
info Myrtle Beach, SC, March 17, 2006
info Philadelphia, PA, March 25, 2006
info Alpine, CA, June 26, 2006
info Canandaigua, NY, July 10, 2006
info Philadelphia, PA, July 11, 2006
info Ridgefield, CT, August 21, 2006
info St. Paul MN, October 22, 2006
info York PA, November 7, 2006
info Jacksonville FL, November 14, 2006
info Las Vegas NV, February 11, 2007
info Rochester NY, March 3, 2007
info Boston MA, March 13, 2007
info Asheville NC, March 23, 2007
info Milwaukee WI, July 5, 2007
info Masontown WV, July 13, 2007
info San Diego CA, July 27, 2007
info Burgettstown PA, August 15, 2007
info Darien Center NY, August 19, 2007
info University Park, PA, November 4, 2007
info Covington, KY, March 25, 2008
info New York, NY, April 3, 2008
info Baltimore, MD, April 8, 2008
info Live Oak, FL, April 12, 2008
info Eugene, OR, June 20, 2008
info Indio, CA, June 28, 2008
info San Diego, CA, July 2, 2008
info Hartford, CT, August 20, 2008
info Westbury, NY, October 31, 2008
info Upper Darby, PA, November 14, 2008
info San Francisco, CA, December 30, 2008
info Columbus, OH, July 5, 2009
info Hampton Beach, NH, July 23, 2009
info Spokane, WA, August 25, 2009
info Boulder, CO, August 30, 2009
info New York, NY, October 22, 2009
info Negril, Jamaica, January 26, 2010
info Upper Darby, PA, February 15, 2014
info Montclair, NJ, February 20, 2014
info Buffalo, NY, March 4, 2014
info Knoxville, TN, March 14, 2014
info Hyannis, MA, June 7, 2014
info Minneapolis, MN, June 13, 2014

Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann

info Dear Jerry (CD), Various Artists, 2016
info Dear Jerry (DVD), Various Artists, 2016

The Big Swell

info Rising Up To Paradise: 12/31/2018, Kauai, HI, The Big Swell, 2018

Scaring The Children

info 1/4/11, Pool Deck, Jam Cruise 9, US, Scaring The Children, 2011

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Instant Live: July 9, 2006, Bethel, NY, 2006
info November 22, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014
info February 26, 2016, Las Vegas, NV, 2016

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