Grave Dancers Union

Release Date October 6th, 1992
Producer Michael Beinhorn
Label Columbia
Formats CD, cassette, vinyl, MiniDisc
Length 44:53


  • Included many tracks performed by Sterling Campbell on percussion, despite Grant Young being the lead percussionist at the time.
  • Its cover features the 1970 motif Fate Descends Towards the River Leading Two Innocent Children by Czech photographer Jan Saudek that was featured in the book Life, Love, Death & Other Such Trifles.
  • Was certified double platinum (2 million copies sold) in 1993 and has since gone triple platinum.


  • Peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • Peaked at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.


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Additional Engineering Eric Anderson, Pachyderm Discs and Bruce Robb, Cherokee
Additional Recording River Sound, New York; Pachyderm Discs, Cannon Falls, Minnesota; and Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles
Art Direction and Design Francesca Restrepo
Assistant Mix Engineering Steve Sisco, Craig Doubet
Assistant Recording Engineering Dan Gellert, David Michael Dill, Bill Smith
Band Photography Scott Wippermann
Engineering Chris Shaw
Front Cover Photograph Jan Saudek, from the book Love, Life, Death & Other Such Trifles
Management Addis/Wechsler & Associates, Los Angeles, California
Mastering Wally Traugott at Capitol
Mixing Andy Wallace, except The Sun Maid mixed by David Leonard, at Quantum, New Jersey and Scream, Los Angeles
Recorded At the Powerstation, New York
Special Guest Appearances Booker T. Jones (Hammond B3 organ); Sterling Campbell (percussion); Michael Beinhorn (glockenspiel and celeste); Gary Louris and Kraig Johnson of the Golden Smog Choir (background vocals on April Fool and Keep It Up; strings on The Sun Maid performed by the Meridian String Quartet; strings arranged by David Pirner, Michael Beinhorn and Sonny Kompanek; conducted by Sonny Kompanek
Gary Louris appears courtesy of Dep American Records
Kraig Johnson appears courtesy of Run Westy Run