Three from the Vault

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Three from the Vault
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Live album by
ReleasedJune 26, 2007
RecordedFebruary 19, 1971
Genre Rock, country rock, psychedelic rock, jam
Length142:42
Label Rhino
Producer Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Live at the Cow Palace
(2007)
Three from the Vault
(2007)
Road Trips Volume 1 Number 1
(2007)
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Starpulse(not rated) [6]

Three from the Vault is a live album by the Grateful Dead. It contains the complete show recorded on February 19, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. It was released on June 26, 2007. [7] [8] [9] Unlike Dick's Picks, Road Trips, Dave's Picks, and certain other of the band's archival series of live album releases, which are simply two-track stereo recordings made from the soundboard during the concert, the show on the album was recorded on a 16-track multitrack recorder and was mixed down to stereo prior to its release. Although the album was released in 2007, longtime Grateful Dead engineer Dan Healy actually mixed the album in 1993, and its release was delayed 14 years for unknown reasons. [10]

Contents

The Capitol Theatre show

The February 19, 1971 Port Chester concert marked the beginning of Mickey Hart's temporary departure from the band. The previous night's show would be his last with the Grateful Dead until his return on October 20, 1974. The February 19 concert included the first live performances of the songs "Bird Song" and "Deal", and the second performances of "Loser", "Bertha", "Playing in the Band", "Greatest Story Ever Told", and "Wharf Rat". The concert, which was on a Friday night, was the second of a series of six shows in seven days at the Capitol Theatre. [11] All shows in the run were recorded on multitrack tapes, but this was the only one released until 2020, when the February 21 show was included on the Workingman's Dead 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition in July 2020, and the February 18 show was included on the American Beauty 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition in October 2020.

The opening act for this series of concerts, and for many other shows of that era, was the New Riders of the Purple Sage. At that time the lineup of the New Riders featured Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead playing pedal steel guitar. The band also included John Dawson, David Nelson, Dave Torbert, and Spencer Dryden. Songs that they recorded at the February 21 and February 23, 1971 shows at the Capitol Theatre were released as an album called Vintage NRPS .

Other live Grateful Dead albums recorded in early to mid 1971 with the same band membership as on Three from the Vault are Skull and Roses , Ladies and Gentlemen... the Grateful Dead , Dick's Picks Volume 35 , and Road Trips Volume 1 Number 3 .

Track listing

Disc One

First set:
  1. Two Ditties: "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (Friend, Franklin), "Spring Song" (Mendelssohn) — 1:19
  2. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) — 8:09
  3. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) — 6:23
  4. "Cumberland Blues" (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) — 4:58
  5. "It Hurts Me Too" (Elmore James, Tampa Red) — 6:10
  6. "Bertha" (Garcia, Hunter) — 5:21
  7. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Hart, Hunter) — 5:14
  8. "Dark Hollow" (Bill Browning) — 3:15
  9. "Smokestack Lightning" (Howlin' Wolf) — 14:42
  10. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Garcia, Hunter) — 3:24
  11. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) — 7:02

Disc Two

Second set:
  1. "Greatest Story Ever Told" > (Weir, Hunter) — 4:22
  2. "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) — 3:26
  3. "Bird Song" (Garcia, Hunter) — 7:04
  4. "Easy Wind" (Hunter) — 8:17
  5. "Deal" (Garcia, Hunter) — 4:22
  6. "Cryptical Envelopment" > (Garcia) "Drums" > (Kreutzmann) "The Other One" > (Weir) — 16:09
  7. "Wharf Rat" (Garcia, Hunter) — 9:08
  8. "Good Lovin'" (Artie Resnick, Rudy Clark) — 18:43
  9. "Casey Jones" (Garcia, Hunter) — 5:00

Credits

Grateful Dead

Production

Charts

Album - Billboard

YearChartPosition
2007The Billboard 200112 [12]

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