Built to Last is the thirteenth and final studio album by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded between February 1 and October 20, 1989 and originally released on October 31, 1989. The album was released on CD in 1989 by Arista Records before being rereleased in 2000 by BMG International. It was then remastered, expanded, and released as part of the Beyond Description (1973–1989) 12-CD box set in October 2004. The remastered version was later released separately on CD on April 11, 2006 by Rhino Records.
Band, Producer – Jerry Garcia. Co-producer, Programmed By – Bob Bralove. Coordinator, Tour Manager – Cameron Sears, John McIntire. Cover, Art Direction – Alton Kelley. Management – Eileen Law. Mastered By – Joe Gastwirt. Photography By – Ken Friedman (4).
When the Grateful Dead released Built to Last on Oct. 31, 1989, hopes were high for a successful follow-up to their big hit, 1987's In the Dark. As on In the Dark, the band's only Top 10 LP, the band recorded more or less live without an audience. But it really didn’t work at all, guitarist Jerry Garcia told Relix magazine. We tried it again – we tried at the Marin County Civic Center, and then we did the stretch up at Skywalker Ranch and what we started.
Band Name Grateful Dead. Album Name Built to Last. Erscheinungsdatum 31 Oktober 1989. Labels Rhino Records. Musik GenrePsychedelic Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen2. 2. Just a Little Light. 5. Victim or the Crime.
Supposedly, the Dead had broken their studio jinx with In the Dark and finally learned how to make good albums without an audience in front of them. So why was this follow-up such a letdown? Perhaps because they hadn't taken seven years to write and perfect new material as they had with the previous album. The dominant songwriter here was keyboard player Brent Mydland (who died the following year), while the crucial songwriting team of Garcia and Hunter contributed only minor efforts. Chastened, the Dead once again retreated from studio work.
Built To Last is a jazz related rock music album recording by GRATEFUL DEAD released in 1989 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Arista – ARCD-8575 (US). Thanks to snobb for the addition. Built to Last Arista 1989.
The iconic Grateful Dead recorded their final studio album Built To Last for Arista Records in 1989. Featuring the great line-up of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman, Mickey Hart and Brent Midland, Built To Last was a successful snapshot of a much loved band whose legacy continues to grow and attract new legions of fans every day. Filled with eight new compositions from Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, Bob Weir and Brent Midland, The Grateful Dead's Built To Last offers a stunning view of a very popular band's experimentation and wizardry in the studio setting.