Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (08/22/68)

gd68-08-22-FILLMORE-W

Grateful Dead
68-08-22
Fillmore West
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 14915

source 1: SBD>MR>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN (mono)
source
2: SBD>MR>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN (stereo)

source 1 provides
everything except the Alligator->WBYGN portion

Disc 1 (26:38)
set 1:

1. //St. Stephen–> (4:25)
2. The Eleven–> (13:50)
3. Death Don’t Have No Mercy (8:21)

Disc 2 (66:59)
set 2:

1. Dark Star (12:17)
2. Cryptical Envelopment–> (1:50)
3. The Other One%–> (4:01)
4. Cryptical Envelopment–> (6:20)
5. New Potato Caboose (13:15)
6. Alligator–> (3:26)
7. Drums–> (5:38)
8. Jam–> (9:27)
9. Caution–> (5:47)
10. Feedback%–> (3:49)
11. We Bid You Goodnight (1:05)

Notes:
–splice at 3:41 in The Other One
–several minor blemishes
during the stereo portion of the show
–minor splice at 0:06 in Feedback

-Sound Forge was used for some minor edits, including a slight pitch
correction for an excerpt and to fix a brief repeat during The Eleven.

The Confusion:
There has been a great deal of confusion regarding
the date of 8-22-68, and this shn set still has several uncertain elements.
Maybe some of this info can help:
–“source 1” (mono),
has circulated fairly commonly under “8-22-68”, though the Alligator
that accompanies that recording is actually the version from 8-21-68.
Still, there is no certainty that this material covering Stephen
through New Potato is from 8-22. It does not match any other
circulating material, though, and the intro from Bill Graham clearly
places this at the Fillmore. Furthermore, this show may circulate
with Dark Star as the opener, as it follows the Bill Graham intro.
However, Bill Graham introduced the band at the start of each set
in those days, so I’ve kept Dark Star where it was on my copy,
in position to start the 2nd set.
–“source 2” is in stereo, and has
been dated as 8-22-68 from David Gans. This portion often circulates
following an alternate mix of the material that would make up
“Two From The Vault” (8-24-68).

Other bits of reference:
–Phil’s bass is
out of tune during New Potato on 8-22, unlike the phenominal 8-24 version

the Alligator from 8-21 differs as it does not segue into Caution

the Alligator/Caution from 8-23 differs in that it does not segue
into WBYG after Feedback
–the minor cut in Feedback on 8-22 may be
disguised on some copies

Lastly, this probably isn’t the end of confusion
for 8-22, but as of Jan ’03, it’s a best guess

part of The Music Never
Stopped Project 2003

Thanks to David Litfin, David Sorochty, David Gans,
Seth Kaplan, and anyone else who helped explain anything
edits/encoding by JCotsman

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10 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (08/22/68)

  1. Keyboards: Ron “Pigpen” >ck out Dark Star, pig lays down the essential riff! Nice and drippy show! Grab this one if you do not have, it is a must for the Pig Years and an early version of St Steve!

  2. Many thanks for keeping pre-70 Dead very much alive. Unfortunately, Disc 2 download keeps freezing up and halting on me right about half way through. Tried several times to no avail. Please give it a check if and when you can. Thanx.

  3. OK, scratch the concern with the download freeze-up. Of course, as soon as I finished telling you about the problem I go and try again and YES, it goes and works fine. Go figure???

  4. Hey Mat….I d/l’d but haven’t had a chance to listen but will be doing a road trip today so will have a chance to indulge.
    Want you to know that this is my earliest Dead show. Really looking forward to experiencing.

    Thanks! (As always!).

    Peace,
    Ken

  5. Excellent. Enjoy! I have to be in the mood for early primal Dead but when I am it never disappoints.

  6. Interesting, and the day before the ‘Two From The Vault’ release.
    Another new one for me, thanks Mat

  7. Hey Mat,

    Agree completely about having to be in the mood for this era Dead. Listened to the whole show twice and this is one of the best early Dead that I’ve listened to. Cranked up and rolling down the road made for the proper atmosphere. This is most definitely a Pigpen show. Street Pig has it in perspective.

    Thanks for the reminder of where they started!

    Peace,
    Ken

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