Two from the Vault

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This article is about the Grateful Dead album. For the Roadrunner Records double album series, see Two from the Vault (series).
Two from the Vault
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released May 1992
Recorded August 23 – 24, 1968
Genre Rock
Length 109:11
Label Grateful Dead GDCD40162
Producer Dan Healy
Grateful Dead chronology
Infrared Roses
(1991)
Two from the Vault
(1992)
Dick's Picks Volume 1
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Two from the Vault is a two-CD live album by the rock band the Grateful Dead. It was recorded at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on August 23 and 24, 1968. The event was left unreleased for nearly 25 years, before being mixed down from the original multi-track reels and released on Grateful Dead Records in 1992.

Recording[edit]

The concert was recorded on a then-state-of-the-art, one-inch 8-track tape machine that was supplied by the band's record label, Warner Bros. The record company also insisted on supplying engineers who turned out to be unfamiliar with the close miking technique involved in recording rock music. Consequently, each of the eight tracks contained significant leakage from all of the other instruments in the band, resulting in severe phase cancellation problems.

Almost twenty-four years later, Don Pearson and producer Dan Healy solved this problem by employing a B&K 2032 Fast Fourier transform (FFT) digital spectrum analyzer to measure the delay in time between the different microphones, using the track of bassist Phil Lesh as the time centerpiece. The delay times were fed into a TC1280 stereo digital delay, which, along with careful mixing, resulted in a nearly perfect stereo image.

Expanded edition[edit]

An expanded edition of the album, with a third CD, was released in 2007.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl" (Sonny Boy Williamson) – 15:59
  2. "Dark Star" (Hunter, Garcia, Hart, Kreutzman, Lesh, McKernan, Weir) – 11:20 >
  3. "St. Stephen" (Hunter, Garcia, Lesh) – 4:40 >
  4. "The Eleven" (Hunter, Lesh) – 14:27 >
  5. "Death Don't Have No Mercy" (Davis) – 8:23

Disc two[edit]

  1. "That's It for the Other One: Cryptical Envolvement/The Other One" (Garcia/Kreutzman, Weir) – 15:40 >
  2. "New Potato Caboose" (Petersen, Lesh) – 14:16 >
  3. "Turn On Your Love Light" (Malone, Scott) – 17:13
  4. "(Walk Me Out in the) Morning Dew" (Dobson) – 7:13

Expanded edition disc three[edit]

  1. "Alligator" (McKernan, Lesh, Hunter) – 18:43
  2. "Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)" (McKernan, Grateful Dead) – 11:30
  3. "Feedback" (Grateful Dead) – 4:01

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Dan Healy – producer
  • Jeffrey Norman – engineer
  • Don Pearson – engineer
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering
  • Dick Latvala – tape archivist
  • Timothy Harris – cover art

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
1992 The Billboard 200 119[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Two from the Vault at AllMusic. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Two from the Vault at the Grateful Dead Family Discography. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Two from the Vault album info". Billboard. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 

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