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Grateful Dead - Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 2—Carousel 2-14-68 (2-CD Set)

Real Gone Music

  • £39.76 ( )

Format: CD2
Catalogue No.: RLGM12692PMI
Barcode: 848064012696
Release Date: 20th August 2021
Genre: Rock

• Road Trips Was the Successor to the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks Series, Presenting Previously Unreleased, High- Fidelity Concert Recordings
• But Unlike Dick’s Picks, None of the Road Trips Volumes Ever Went to Regular Retail
• Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 2—Carousel 2-14-68 Is Simply One of the Greatest Grateful Dead Live Recordings of All Time
• Set Two, Which Was Broadcast Over the Radio, Was Long a Staple of Any Taper’s Collection
• Substantial Portions of It Were Used for the Dead’s Album Anthem of the Sun
• The Astonishing “Born Cross-Eyed”/”Spanish Jam”/”Alligator” Sequence Is About as Good as Improvisational Rock Gets
• But the Set Also Offers Fine Pigpen Showcases with “Good Morning Little School Girl” and “Turn On Your Love Light”
• Bonus Material from the Dead’s Winter ’68 Pacific Northwest Tour Means You Get Two Early Versions of “Dark Star”
• Package Art for 2-CD Set Includes Mouse’s Original Poster Art for the Gig
• Liner Notes by Blair Jackson
• Mixed from the Original 8-Track Tapes by Jeffrey Norman
• Never Before at Retail and Absolutely Indispensable

It was our great honor at Real Gone Music to issue all 36 volumes of Dick’s Picks, the Grateful Dead’s landmark live concert series. Now, the band is entrusting us with releasing its subsequent anthology of live concert performances, Road Trips! Unlike Dick’s Picks, which saw about two-thirds of its titles go to regular retail in their original incarnations, NONE of the entries in the Road Trips series were offered to retail outlets outside of the Dead’s own website. The Road Trips series was also a little different from Dick’s Picks in that the early volumes assembled tracks from different shows on the same tour, while later volumes (starting with this one) presented single shows. For our release, we have enlisted the series’ original designer, Steve Vance, to convert the original wallet packaging to customer-friendly double-CD slimline jewel cases. Another cache of brilliant live Dead, finally available in record stores!

Happy Valentine’s Day…now would you like to have your mind blown? That’s what happened to anyone who attended this 1968 concert at the Carousel Ballroom, which has long been considered to be one of the greatest early Dead shows (and is reputed to be one of Phil Lesh’s favorite performances). Indeed, there’s a reason why this show was the first one to be presented complete in the Road Trips series…substantial portions of it were lifted for the Anthem of the Sun album, and the second set—which was broadcast over local radio—became a must-have in any self-respecting Dead Head tape collection thanks to its astonishing “Born Cross-Eyed”/”Spanish Jam”/”Alligator” sequence. But this Trip offers much more; set one features two fine Pigpen showcases in “Good Morning Little School Girl” and “Turn On Your Love Light,” and the addition of early ’68 bonus material from the Dead’s Pacific Northwest tour means that you get not one but two early excursions into “Dark Star.” Not to mention that the show is mixed down and mastered from the original 8-track tapes by Jeffrey Norman and the packaging features Mouse’s original poster art for the show along with liner notes by Blair Jackson. About as indispensable as it gets…and it never has been available at music retail before!

DISC ONE
Set One
1. (Walk Me Out in the)
Morning Dew
2. Good Morning Little
School Girl
3. Dark Star
4. China Cat Sunflower
5. The Eleven
6. Turn On Your Love Light
Bonus Material
7. Viola Lee Blues
8. Beat It On Down the Line
9. It Hurts Me Too
10. Dark Star
DISC TWO
Set Two
1. That’s It for the Other One
2. New Potato Caboose
3. Born Cross-Eyed
4. Spanish Jam
5. Alligator
6. Caution (Do Not Stop
on Tracks)
7. Feedback
8. In the Midnight Hour

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