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Carousel Ballroom 
San Francisco, CA 
3/17/68
 
 
 
 
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Grateful Dead Download Series 6 review

Download Series 6

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Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 6 - 3/17/68
Download Series Vol. 6 is a rare treasure from March 1968 at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco. This 1 disc release includes all of the second set and a "Lovelight" which was the only song salvageable from the first set.

While working on the Fillmore West 1969-The Complete Recordings box set, we searched every nook and cranny of the vault for interesting contextual items for the release, as well as for material to include on the bonus CD offered with the box set and the 3-CD compilation. The greatest find amongst our many discoveries was this gem of a show, 3/17/68 at the Carousel Ballroom (the Carousel, of course, later became the Fillmore West). If you like Anthem of the Sun and Dick's Picks Vol. 22 (Lake Tahoe 1968), you will positively LOVE this new release. The sound quality is remarkable for its age, with a nice full mix; it has a song list that is exceptional even for this era of preposterously stunning song lists; and the performances match up with, and at times surpass, the much-lauded Tahoe '68 release.

Starting out with the first-set-closing "Lovelight" (the rest of the first set was marred by technical problems wrought in part by sound experiments conducted on the master tapes during production of Anthem of the Sun late in 1968), Download Vol. 6 then proceeds into a 60+ minute non-stop jam, featuring all of the staples of the era ("That's It For The Other One," "New Potato Caboose," "China Cat Sunflower," and the "The Eleven") culminating with a powerful, intense and dynamic "Caution" that will drop your jaw. To cap it all off, a way-out "Feedback" jam ends this outstanding one-disc wonder. 

 
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Disc One
1. Turn On Your Lovelight (Scott, Malone)
2. That's It For The Other One >
Cryptical Envelopment > (Garcia)
The Other One > (Weir, Kreutzmann)
Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
3. New Potato Caboose > (Lesh Peterson)
4. China Cat Sunflower > (Garcia, Hunter)
5. The Eleven > (Lesh, Hunter)
6. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > (Grateful Dead)
7. Feedback Grateful Dead)

All songs copyright Ice Nine Publishing Co. Inc.

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Jerry Garcia-Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mickey Hart-Drums
Bill Kreutzmann-Drums
Phil Lesh-Electric Bass, Vocals
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan-Vocals, Organ, Harmonica
Bob Weir-Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

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Released - October, 2005
Grateful Dead Download Series
Mastered by Jeffrey Norman

Grateful Dead Download Series 6 review
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Grateful Dead Download Series 6 review