In the Dark is the 12th studio album by the Grateful Dead released on July 6, 1987 released on July 6, 1987 on the Arista label. In the Dark was the band’s first album in six years, and its first studio album since 1980’s Go to Heaven. The peppy Touch of Grey peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, the band’s only top forty single, which I felt was largely due to the great video shown on MTV first shown to be life- size skeleton dressed as the band, then as themselves. Other great songs off this 8 track album were Hell in a Bucket and Throwing Stones. I am glad I added this album to my vinyl collection.