Good, But Overrated
Mark Nenadov | Lasalle, Ontario Canada | 02/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think Ton of Steel, My Brother Esau, Throwing Stones are great tracks, but overall I'd say this record is a bit overrated, especially when compared to American Beauty or Workingman's Dead. If you've already listened to those two masterpieces, then consider getting this, otherwise get them first."
One Of The Grateful Dead's Best Albums Ever
The Footpath Cowboy | Kingston, NY United States | 06/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Along with AMERICAN BEAUTY and WORKINGMAN'S DEAD, IN THE DARK is one of the greatest Grateful Dead albums ever. Featuring numerous great songs, including "Touch Of Grey" (highly inspirational), "Throwing Stones", "Hell In A Bucket" (both highly cautionary), "West L.A. Fadeaway", "Push Comes To Shove", and "Tons Of Steel", the band sounds rejuvenated by Jerry Garcia's learning to play guitar again after lapsing into a diabetic coma the year before. This is the album where the Grateful Dead finally made the Top Ten, and with great music to boot, which was highly refreshing in an era of prefab teen pap."