Grateful Dead – Portland, OR (02/03/68)

Grateful Dead
Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR

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d1t01 – That’s It For The Other One ->
d1t02 – New Potato Caboose
d1t03 – It Hurts Me Too
d1t04 – Born Cross-Eyed
d1t05 – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
d1t06 – Dark Star ->
d1t07 – China Cat Sunflower ->
d1t08 – The Eleven

Source 1:

Recording Info:
SBD -> (4 Track) Master Reels -> Dat (44.1k)

This is a tagged version of shnid: 97346

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Adobe Audition v1.5 ->
Samplitude Professional v10.2 -> FLAC
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller

Notes from original uploader:
— First few notes of It Hurts Me Too are cut
— Spanish Jam tease after Born Cross-Eyed
— Thanks to Rob Eaton for the Dat
— Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Source 2:

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 14987

SBD:MR>DAT>Sonic Solutions>CD (I am a bit doubtful of that though)

(1) The first few bars of Dark Star are missing and at the end of it, Phil says “Leave the light on, will ya?”, then a few more notes, and China Cat starts. Dark Star maps: 0.00 – start, intro, jam, theme ; 1.31 – start verse one ; 2.22 – end verse one, then various short jams, that later appear full blown on
the “Live/Dead” version ; 4.04 – start verse two ; 4.57 – end verse two ; 5.11 – Phil Lesh says: “Leave the light on, will ya?” ; closing notes; 5.28 – Dark Star ends. The Eleven maps: 0.00 – starts with Garcia ; 0.16 – the eleven, for real ; 0.28 – Lesh joins in ; 0.54 – everyone is doing the eleven ; 2.46 – pre-vocals theme ; 2.57 – start verses ; 3.39 – end verses then jam ; 5.18 Garcia starts a new theme not in 11/4 time.

(2) The first few notes of Cryptical are missing.

(3) After the first Cryptical, there is no Drums intro to The Other One. This show is the first with the standard Other One lyrics – however, Bobby does flub them a bit: A Spanish lady comes to me, she lays on me this rose It rainbows, spirals round and round, it trembles and explodes It left my mind, crater of a mind…, what the hey And the heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day I
was skipping through the lilly fields, when I came across an empty space It quivered and exploded, left a bus stop in its place The bus came by and I got on, that’s when it all began There was Cowboy Neal, at the wheel, of a bus to never-ever land It’s the rose from the Spanish lady that rainbows, spirals, trembles and explodes – instead of the rainbow spiraling, trembling, and exploding. Bob Weir stated in an interview that after they got back from this tour they found out that Neal Cassady had died on this night.

(4) This Jam sounds like a Spanish Jam, but it is rather rough, and it is Phil playing
the lead part that Jerry would normally play, with appropriate drums and organ flourishes.

Uploaded by Julian (Jools) Elliott 1 February 2003
Postscript: this shn set had sector boundary errors on 8 of the 9 tracks,
and was not seekable. The SBE’s were fixed with shntool,
and made seekable with mkwACT Feb3/03, and re-upload to

3 thoughts on “Grateful Dead – Portland, OR (02/03/68)

  1. This took place on my 15th birthday. Oh how I wish I had been in the Crystal Ballroom that night to see this show! Highly recommended!!

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