Band Grateful Dead
Venue Crystal Ballroom
Location Portland, OR
Date 2/3/68 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Cryptical Envelopment (1) [#1:43] > The Other One (2) [2:37] > Cryptical Envelopment [3:12] > New Potato Caboose (3) [8:51] ; [0:09] % It Hurts Me Too (4) [#3:56] ; [0:09] ; Born Cross-Eyed [2:35] > Jam (5) [1:46#] % Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (6) [#15:24] ; [0:05] % Dark Star (7) [#5:22] > China Cat Sunflower [3:20] > The Eleven [5:28] > Jam [3:58] > Feedback [1:05#] %
Comments (1) The first few notes of Cryptical are missing. (2) 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 rainbow 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". 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. (3) and (4) spoken: "thank you". (5) 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. (6) the GMLG from this show sometimes circulates on tapes of 02/02/68 - it was spliced into that show for a GDH broadcast. See listing for 02/02/68. (7) 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. The older tapes, DATs, and SHN sets have a different song order and are incomplete. The best and most recently circulating copy, as well as DeadBase XI, give the sequence above and include the It Hurts Me Too between New Potato Caboose and Born Cross-Eyed.
Recordings 60 SB
Master recording source(s): 1/4inch-4trk Master Reels@7.5ips
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Contributors David Sorochty, Ihor W Slabicky, David Gans, "The Art Of Rock" book p278, Bob Weir, Gordon Sharpless, Adrian M. Johnson, Charlie Miller
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