Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here

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Downhill from Here
Downhill from Here DVD cover
Directed by Len Dell'Amico
Produced by John Cutler
Phil Lesh
Starring The Grateful Dead
Edited by Bill Weber
Jeffrey Norman
Distributed by Monterey Home Video
Release dates
  • 1997 (1997)
Running time
150 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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 videotape in 1997 and on DVD in 1999, and has a running time of 2 hours 30 minutes. It was released on LaserDisc in 1997 by Pioneer Entertainment.

Most of Downhill From Here was recorded on July 17, 1989. However, the last four songs of the first set from July 17 — "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 album Fallout from the Phil Zone.)

The title of the video is a play on words referring to the steep hill that comprises Alpine Valley's general admission section and to the popular notion, as well as opinion of several members of the Grateful Dead, that 1989 through 1990 was the band's final peak period.

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