Band Grateful Dead
Venue Eagles Auditorium
Location Seattle, WA
Date 1/23/68 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Cryptical Envelopment (1) [1:42] > The Other One (2) [2:56] > Cryptical Envelopment [3:30] > Clementine [8:44] > New Potato Caboose [8:#14] > Born Cross-Eyed [3:08] > Spanish Jam [5:06#] % [0:53] ; Beat It On Down the Line (3) [2:35] ; [0:12] % It Hurts Me Too [#4:20] ; [0:02] % [0:53] ; Viola Lee Blues [21:14] ; [0:06] % [0:19] ; Dark Star [7:06] > China Cat Sunflower [4:53] > The Eleven [6:07] ; [0:04] % [0:10] ; Turn On Your Lovelight [12:33]
Comments Although this circulates labeled as "1/23/68 Eagles Aud", no documentary evidence (posters, reviews, newspaper ads, etc) has been found for shows there during the Quick and the Dead tour, other than the two on 1/26 and 1/27. Joe Jupille researched the University of Washington Daily and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspapers and only found an ad for QMS and the Dead on 1/26 and 1/27 in the 1/26/68 edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (the weekend entertainment insert, p. 6). He turned up no mention of other Quick and the Dead shows at Eagles Auditorium.

(1) No Drums after the first Cryptical. (2) The Other One has a version of the original lyrics:

When I woke up this morning, my head was not in sight I would ask the walls about it, but they vanished overnight I could not think to spell my name, or fly there was no way And the heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day

I was skipping through the lilly fields, when I came across an empty space It quivered and exploded, left a bus stop in its place The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began There was Cowboy Neal, at the wheel, of a bus to never-ever land

(3) Seventeen beats before BIODTL. Flaws: A tape flip in New Potato Caboose and the beginning of It Hurts Me Too is clipped. BIODTL and It Hurts Me Too are extra tracks on disc 1 of the official release Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 2. Viola Lee Blues through Lovelight are found on the corresponding bonus disc. Correct song order and set breaks, if any, are unknown. Not listed in DeadBase XI.
Recordings 34 SB, 61 SB (CD Release)
Master recording source(s): 1/4inch-4trk Master Reels@7.5ips
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