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Two From The Vault

CD021 - 3 CD

 

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Two From The Vault (expanded)

Expanded and upgraded, this edition of the 1992 two-disc classic is being offered for the first time with the original Alligator, Caution & Feedback conclusion. Over thirty minutes of show-closing jams (previously available only as bonus material with Anthem Of The Sun) now officially complete the unabridged Two From The Vault. Presented in glorious HDCD with deluxe upgraded packaging.

3 CD set recorded live at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on 8/24/68.

Disc One:
Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl
Dark Star
Saint Stephen
The Eleven
Death Don't Have No Mercy

Disc Two:
That's It For The Other One
Cryptical Envelopment
Quadilbet For Tender Feet
The Faster We Go The Rounder We Get
New Potato Caboose
Turn On Your Lovelight
(Walk Me Out In The) Morning Dew

Disc Three:
Alligator
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
Feedback

Blair Jackson's review: ****½
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A potent mixture of mature, fabulously played renditions of some of the Anthem material ("That's It for the Other One" and "New Potato Caboose") and early versions of four of the songs from Live Dead "Dark Star," "St. Stephen," "The Eleven" and "Lovelight." "Dark Star" isn't the monster it would become just a few months later, but "The Eleven" is particularly inspired, possibly even topping the epic Live Dead version. Pigpen struts his stuff on fine versions of "Good Mornin' Little Schoolgirl" (not truncated a la the first album) and "Lovelight." The "Morning Dew" encore gets cut when the police pull the plug on the concert! Highly recommended!
 
     
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