Fallout from the Phil Zone
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ReleasedJune 17, 1997
RecordedSeptember 3, 1967 – March 18, 1995
LabelGrateful Dead Records
ProducerJohn Cutler, Phil Lesh
Grateful Dead chronology
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Allmusic [1]

Fallout from the Phil Zone is a double compilation album of live recordings by the Grateful Dead handpicked by the band's bassist Phil Lesh. It contains the first Grateful Dead CD releases of "In the Midnight Hour" (clocking in at over 30 minutes) and Bob Dylan's "Visions of Johanna".

The album title has multiple meanings. Since the performances were selected by Phil, they are the ones in his "zone". It also refers to the so-called "Phil Zone", an area directly in front of the bass amps onstage where some fans would stand, feeling the full-impact of the vibrations of Lesh's bass-playing. Lastly, it is a reference to the TV series The Twilight Zone. Lesh stated that, in addition to selecting personal favorites, he wanted to compile rarer material that may not have been released as part of a complete concert.[2]


The album includes a 30+ minute version of "In The Midnight Hour". Lesh said that he picked it because someone accused them of playing it for 45 minutes. He then tried to find the longest version. The album also includes "Hard To Handle" from an audience tape of the 8/6/71 concert. The audience recording was chosen because of the high quality.

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "Dancing in the Street" (Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson) – 11:44
  2. "New Speedway Boogie" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 8:08
  3. "Viola Lee Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 19:46
  4. "Easy Wind" (R. Hunter) – 8:06
  5. "Mason's Children" (R. Hunter, Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir) – 6:09
  6. "Hard to Handle" (Alvertis Isbell, Allen Jones, Otis Redding) – 7:36

Disc two

  1. "The Music Never Stopped" (John Barlow, Weir) – 8:56
  2. "Jack-A-Roe" (trad., arr. Grateful Dead) – 5:55
  3. "In the Midnight Hour" (Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett) – 31:53
  4. "Visions of Johanna" (Bob Dylan) – 10:26
  5. "Box of Rain" (R. Hunter, Lesh) – 5:13

Recording dates





Year Chart Position
1997 The Billboard 200 83[3]


  1. ^ Ruhlman, William. "Fallout from the Phil Zone". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Fallout from the Phil Zone on deaddisc.com
  3. ^ "Billboard album chart history-Grateful Dead". Retrieved March 1, 2009.