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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:09 pm    Post subject: New Road Trips!! 2/14/68 Reply with quote

Disc Set + Bonus Disc


In the winter of 1968, the Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service embarked on their first major tour of the Pacific Northwest. Now, this wasn’t an era when bands traveled in plush custom tour buses and stayed in luxury hotels. Rather it was a caravan of funky cars and semi-dilapidated equipment trucks bombing up US 101 from the Bay Area to points north and hotels that probably weren’t going to make the AAA guide book. But the bands played like beasts in Washington and Oregon, spreading San Francisco magic in an assortment of small auditoriums and ballrooms. The Dead, in particular, were really spreading their creative wings, exploring and honing what were unquestionably the most ambitious original songs they’d written to date. Their old friend Robert Hunter had penned lyrics for unusual songs called “Alligator,” “China Cat Sunflower,” “Dark Star” and “The Eleven,” and there were also mind-boggling new tunes such as “That’s It for the Other One,” “New Potato Caboose” and “Born Cross-Eyed.” Say whaaaat?

Now, while the Dead were on the road blowing minds in places like Eureka, Seattle, Portland and Ashland, Oregon, a couple of their “people” back home were busy signing a lease that would give the Dead, Jefferson Airplane and other interested freaks, control over a fantastic new venue: San Francisco’s venerable Carousel Ballroom, a one-time Big Band dance hall that was little-used by the mid-’60s. In January, before the Northwest tour, the Dead and Quicksilver had put on a successful dance there (a “Ben Franklin’s Birthday” celebration, the poster said), but the Grand Opening of the ballroom was slated for Valentine’s Day, with the Dead and Country Joe & the Fish on the bill. One of the scene’s budding artists, Stanley Mouse, produced a poster for the event with a jug-eared, retro geek imploring his prospective romantic conquests to “Be Mine,” and a pair of local FM rock stations carried the show live on radio.

This magnificent show—long admired by Dead Heads (and the band—it’s a Phil Lesh favorite)—captures the Dead at a real turning point in their career: When they tossed out the rock rule book and truly found their own sound. They tried out nearly all their new songs that night, and everyone was amazed at how effortlessly—yet powerfully—one flowed into the next and how their sets ebbed and flowed and exploded and got quiet and covered such an incredible range of textures and emotions. This wasn’t just a good-time dance band. This was serious… and still a good time!

Because the Valentine’s Day dance was a hometown show, on the radio and also being recorded for possible use on the Dead’s then-in-progress second album, Anthem of the Sun, soundman Dan Healy captured the music on an 8-track tape machine, and this Road Trips set marks the first time that those 8-tracks have been completely, properly mixed down—by ol’ reliable, Jeffrey Norman, of course—and released (aside from a few short missing passages on the multitrack masters, which are included from another source). So forget any version you might have heard before—this is state-of-the-art ’68 Dead, and you’re gonna love it! This is also the complete show, another first for the Road Trips series. As always, the discs are mastered to the HDCD standard and the package includes an entertaining and informative historical essay.

The first set of 2/14/68 was relatively short, so we’ve also packed the last third of Disc One with a selection of tunes from the Northwest Tour that were just recently discovered in a collection of tapes that had been languishing in a long-defunct San Francisco recording studio. Alas, there were just isolated songs on reels (not full shows), and the sound is variable, but the performances are, as they say in Boston, wicked-awesome, from an almost punky “Beat It on Down the Line” to a truly hair-raising “Viola Lee Blues.” The special Bonus Disc (available to those who order from the site in a—ahem—timely manner) features more of this great material, much of which has not circulated in any form. So, if it’s rarities you want, we’ve got ’em!

Could there be a better diversion from these—or any—stressful times than this scorching set of Primal Dead? We don't think so. Impress your lovers and friends! Blow your own mind! You can find out more about the songs lineup below, and you can place your order by clicking here.


Track List
Disc One:

MORNING DEW
GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL
DARK STAR>
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER>
THE ELEVEN>
TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT

Bonus tracks from January 1968

VIOLA LEE BLUES
BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE
HURTS ME TOO

Disc Two:

THAT'S IT FOR THE OTHER ONE>
NEW POTATO CABOOSE>
BORN CROSS-EYED>
SPANISH JAM
ALLIGATOR>
CAUTION (DO NOT STOP ON TRACKS)>
FEEDBACK
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR

Bonus Disc:

VIOLA LEE BLUES
GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL
NEW POTATO CABOOSE
DARK STAR>
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER>
THE ELEVEN
TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT


Looks like the bonus disc is the real jewel here as some of that stuff was just found in the vault. 2/14 is a monster as well. I'm actually a little excited about this one! Wow 2 releases in one day!!! Good to see.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A really good copy of this might actually be worth buying.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I called it when they mentioned the finding of the stuff from 68 (that they would make it an official release)... here is the bonus disk...
Bonus Disc:

VIOLA LEE BLUES (1/23/68 Seattle)
GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL (1/20/68 Eureka)
NEW POTATO CABOOSE (1/30/68 Eugene)
DARK STAR> (1/23/68 Seattle)
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER> (1/23/68 Seattle)
THE ELEVEN (1/23/68 Seattle)
TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT (1/23/68 Seattle)

Obviously this show is key to any deadhead's existence, and should probably be an upgrade in SQ... so... I will be sure to get it.

I appreciate that they released a FULL show too... maybe Rhino is catching the hints...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah a Road Trips that is a full show is nice. Should it still be in the Road Trip series though? Considering that the idea of R.T. was to let the listener hear how the band sounded during that era. A complete show doesn't really do that. I personally don't have any of the Road Trips though because of the nonsense of no full shows. So I will be getting this one soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FUCK RHINO! however, this is a must purchase. My kids got me Winterland 73 and it's quite nice. but the discs go into the sleeves unprotected. You have to be careful taking them out and putting them back in.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting this release, particularly for the uncirculating 1/23/68 material, as well as the JGB release, which currently seems to only circulate as AUD, is worth the dough.

2/14/68 is a touchstone concert, and it seems to me that the last time I listened to it there were various cuts. Maybe this release is either complete or repaired in such a way that the cuts are hidden.

I'm another sucker who swore he'd never spend another dime on official releases... Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too. I just ordered it Shocked Twenty Three clams including shipping and handling.This is just for 2/14/68 not JGB. Maybe I'll get that one later. But if it's cleaned up sounds like it will be worth the bucks.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm definitely interested in the new material, but personally, I find the existing copies of 2/14/68 more than adequate. I'm going to wait and see whether the upgrade is worth it. All-time great show, so maybe, but I'm not convinced that it's really necessary.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

snow_and_rain wrote:
I'm definitely interested in the new material, but personally, I find the existing copies of 2/14/68 more than adequate. I'm going to wait and see whether the upgrade is worth it. All-time great show, so maybe, but I'm not convinced that it's really necessary.



I think that perhaps 2/14 is the bonus disc. They just found that other stuff and it seems to be incomplete. They wanted to get this find out there for the [CENSORED] fans. The fact that 2/14 fits nicely on a disc and with plenty of room for the recent finds, it may have just been the right combination to put out an easy release. Don't forget that there a some parameters that need to be met before something gets released.

Also if these sound anywhere close to what they did on the Winterland release, then it is definitely worth the bread.

I'm actually ,dare I say,impressed with this. They threw the masses a bone with the 77 release last month and now they are putting one out there for hardcores.[/b]
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still waiting for a 1984 release...
I won't buy anything until they make a 1984 release, complete show.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it was up to you what show would you release from 84?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fillmoreeast wrote:
If it was up to you what show would you release from 84?


Hmmmm...

Either 4/1/84 or 11/2/84 probably, but I would be flexible... just want to see one damn release from it!
Some day, some day... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

11/02/84
Berkeley Community Theater - Berkeley, CA

Set 1:
Jack Straw, Peggy-O, El Paso, Loser, Smokestack Lightnin'>Spoonful>Smokestack Lightnin', Iko Iko

Set 2:
Help On The Way >Slipknot!>Franklin's Tower, Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance>Wharf Rat>Gimme Some Lovin'>Drums>Playin' Reprise>Bertha>Good Lovin' E: Casey Jones

with a bonus disk of :

Playin' In The Band (Augusta 10/11)... ...Uncle John's Band>Drums>Playin' Reprise>Uncle John's Reprise>Morning Dew (Augusta 10/12)

But Bob would never allow that El Paso to be released Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I was not around this weekend but goddam thrilled to see this one upon my return.......I will be very interested to hear Pigpen's levels during the second set.....His vocals are low on the boards I have and I am eagerly awaiting this remaster.....The first set will likely be a gimme, as in CM's work is on point.....Anyhow, here are the sources


TRACK LIST:
Disc 1
1. Morning Dew
2. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
3. Dark Star>
4. China Cat Sunflower>
5. The Eleven>
6. Turn On Your Lovelight
Bonus tracks from January 1968
7. Viola Lee Blues (1/20/68 Eureka)
8. Beat It On Down the Line (1/23/68 Seattle)
9. Hurts Me Too (1/23/68 Seattle)
10. Dark Star (2/2/68 Portland)

Disc 2
1. That's It For The Other One>
i. Cryptical Envelopment
ii. The Other One
iii. Cryptical Envelopment
2. New Potato Caboose>
3. Born Cross-Eyed>
4. Spanish Jam
5. Alligator>
6. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)>
7. Feedback

Bonus CD
1 Viola Lee Blues (1/23/68 Seattle)
2 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (1/20/68 Eureka)
3 New Potato Caboose (1/30/68 Eugene)
4 Dark Star> (1/23/68 Seattle)
5 China Cat Sunflower> (1/23/68 Seattle)
6 The Eleven (1/23/68 Seattle)
7 Turn On Your Lovelight (1/23/68 Seattle)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read my post and realized something, this release is a fucking INFERNO.......Basically, my love for '68 is represented here.....I am now feeling compelled to actually buy it......Those are three incredible CD's.....
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I alluded to earlier I really think the price for this is very fair.Guess it's shipping out Wednesday Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing show! The copy that I have has some low Pigpen vocals on Alligator. Its a great SBD minus that, but I will definitely be picking up the official release.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a nice clean copy of 2/14/68-no complaints at all really. I'm buying the official release more for the bonus tracks. I listened to a my copy of 10/12/68 last nite and continue to be amazed by the quality of the sound of this show recorded all those years ago Shocked Cool

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