CD137 - Warner Bros. 1968
The Grateful Dead: Anthem of the Sun
1 THAT'S IT FOR THE
A wild, ambitious, hallucinatory mixture of live and studio tracks. Some of the editing and layering of tracks is a bit messy, and it sounds dated today, but the playing is fiery all the way through. There are better versions of "That's It for the Other One" and "New Potato Caboose" on Two for the Vault, but the "Alligator" > "Caution" jam has yet to be topped on CD. Thirty years later, I'm still puzzled by Weir's odd "Born Cross-Eyed," but "New Potato Caboose" remains one of my favorite Dead tunes, and one I'd love to see Bob or Phil (who co-wrote it with Bobby Petersen) revive someday.