Jonathan Aizen

This gets five stars easy. Even though it was much hissier and higher-gen than this source, I kept going back to it.

This version of the Other One, and ensuing Cryptical, show the benefits of improvised music, when the musicians are inspired and interested in what they are doing. This version rips despite the missing banter. IF I COULD ONLY GET THIS ON DISC, MAN THAT SUCKS, IF ANYONE CAN FIND THIS ON DISC I WILL APPRECIATE IT MUCH, THANKS, bsimmons93@. The scratchin' on Dark Star is so trippy.

Beautiful vocals. t.11: 7:12 So on this night, Hendrix showed up at the Avalon looking for another chance to play with the Dead.

t02: :10, :20 This certainly isn't the cleanest show as far as perfect renditions of every song played, but the energy the band displays will make you forget they miss a change or two. The absence of a keyboard presence gives Jerry a bit more space, in my opinion. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. You won't miss Pigpen on this one - the boys show they're in absolute prime form and deliver that insane rolling thunder that made them legends. It doesn't get a whole lot better. flaws were too small to locate. Used from. What a pleasure. no portion of the wave was deleted in fixing these flaws. The Dark Star, the Eleven outro, the Cryptical reprise ... this is the some of the sxckest shit the Dead every played and it could never have been conceived without drugs. Matthew Vernon They had not yet begun the transition to the folk/semi-country sound of "American Beauty" or "Workingman's Dead". Damn, man, they were on FIRE! In a cd sounding like a door opening to another world, Garcia's rapid-fire soloing, energetic unison vocals, and the joyous jam of "New Potato Caboose", picking the best needs thought...imo it is the jam following "New Potato".

Classic and Crisp! Feedback The Band Jerry Garcia Guitar, Vocals Bob Weir Guitar, Vocals Phil Lesh Bass, Vocals Bill Kreutzmann Drums Mickey Hart Drums.

The feedback (my personal fave)is on fire. You can tell from the music that they are doing this for the music and for humanity.

A great performance marred by a start-stop recording - looks like this is the extent of what we'll get from this show. Grateful Dead Live at Avalon Ballroom on 1968-10-12. by Grateful Dead.

Really good percussion here as well; the cool wish-wash effect was mentioned below, I believe. In the introduction, the editors make a point of saying that many tapes labeled with various dates from 68-69 are actually 10-13-68. One of the drummers got sick, and thus the band declined a request to play "Alligator.". This show defines the true essence of The Grateful Dead.

This is one of my favorite broadcast releases yet. Performances on a lot of the songs are fast.

I was a high school senior, "Lovelight" is among the songs missing from this recording. Bummer. The last thing is that my recording ended at the end of NPC.

Decent "Dark Star", nothing to write home about but nice nonetheless. Many songs (many tunes have only been played a handful of times) and sounds that were most likely unlike anything they'd experienced. Tracks 2 and 3 = stereo mix The only version of DeadBase I have is 5. The 15-minute Dark Star is possibly the finest circulating pre-Live Dead version, and though it lacks the adventurism of later versions, it nevertheless establishes a trippy musical landscape that always characterizes the best of Dead jams, segueing into an early St. Stephen. Still a good show, though. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Just found this show searching through shows with the most reviews - awesome, awesome St.Stephen. Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2019. listen to it.

This is a fine show from a very favorite era of mine, but I don't see how so many people think that The Eleven from this night beats out the one from 10/13?

Charlie's version is much more complete and clean, this show is worth saving. I had an idea to take New Potato and the jams following it and rename them with jazzy titles. 4/30 is a bad day? I'm really enjoying exploring these earlier shows -- very different energy than the mid-late seventies. Recently my computer was hacked into and I lost my entire music library and this is something I would love to get back. Thanks. close your eyes and watch the eyelid movies to this one.