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RoadTripsVol3No3

Road Trips Volume 3 Number 3 is a live album by the American rock band the Grateful Dead. Recorded on May 15, 1970, and released on June 14, 2010, it was the eleventh of the "Road Trips" series of albums, and the first to contain three discs instead of two.

RecordingEdit

Road Trips Volume 3 Number 3 was billed as a 40th anniversary celebration of the album Workingman's Dead. It includes several versions, some acoustic and some electric, of seven of the eight songs that appear on that album, omitting only "High Time". The album contains material from two concerts — the early show and the late show — performed on May 15, 1970, at the Fillmore East in New York City. Like many early 1970 Grateful Dead shows, these concerts featured both acoustic and electric sets. The New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS), with whom Jerry Garcia was playing pedal steel guitar, also performed at these concerts, between the Dead's acoustic and electric sets. The NRPS sets are not included on this release.[4]

A fourth, "bonus" disc was included with early shipments of the album. The bonus disc contains additional material from the same concerts as well as four songs from the concert held the previous evening, May 14, 1970, at Meramec Community College in Kirkwood, Missouri. The version of "Easy Wind" from May 15 was previously released on the album Fallout from the Phil Zone. Including the material from the bonus disc, this release includes both May 15, 1970 Fillmore East Shows in their entirety except for the acoustic performance of "Candyman" from the late show.

Another live Grateful Dead album recorded during this same month is Dick's Picks Volume 8, which also includes both acoustic and electric sets.

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Sound qualityEdit

The album was released in HDCD format. This provides enhanced sound quality when played on CD players with HDCD capability, and is fully compatible with regular CD players.

Track listingEdit

Disc OneEdit

May 15, 1970: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Early Show: Acoustic:
  1. "Don't Ease Me In" (traditional) – 4:24
  2. "I Know You Rider" (traditional) – 8:39
  3. "Ain't It Crazy (The Rub)" (Lightnin' Hopkins) – 3:56
  4. "Long Black Limousine" (Vern Stovall, Bobby George) – 4:54
  5. "New Speedway Boogie" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 6:23
Early Show: Electric:
  1. "Casey Jones" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:02
  2. "St. Stephen" > (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Hunter) – 5:47
  3. "That's It for the Other One" > (Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, Lesh, Ron McKernan, Bob Weir) – 24:29
    • I. Cryptical Envelopment
    • II. Drums
    • III. The Other One
    • IV. Cryptical Envelopment
  4. "Cosmic Charlie" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:59
Early Show: Encore: Electric:
  1. "New Minglewood Blues" (Noah Lewis) – 3:36

Disc TwoEdit

May 15, 1970: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Late Show: Acoustic:
  1. "Deep Elem Blues" (traditional) – 5:42
  2. "The Ballad of Casey Jones" (traditional) – 4:49
  3. "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" (Jack Rhodes, Dick Reynolds) – 3:49
  4. "Black Peter" (Garcia, Hunter)" – 7:23
  5. "Friend of the Devil" (Garcia, John Dawson, Hunter) – 4:06
  6. "Uncle John's Band" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:01
  7. "She's Mine" (Hopkins) – 2:54
  8. "Katie Mae" (Hopkins) – 4:38
  9. "A Voice from On High" (Bill Monroe) – 2:52
Late Show: Electric:
  1. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:58
  2. "I Know You Rider" (traditional) – 4:39
  3. "Cumberland Blues" (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 5:14
  4. "Hard to Handle" (Alvertis Isbell, Allen Jones, Otis Redding) – 5:51
  5. "Morning Dew" (Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose) – 10:53
  6. "Dire Wolf" (Garcia, Hunter) – 3:54

Disc ThreeEdit

May 15, 1970: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Late Show: Electric:
  1. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Arthur Resnick) – 13:45
  2. "Dark Star" > (Garcia, Mickey Hart, Kreutzmann, Lesh, McKernan, Weir, Hunter) – 19:40
  3. "St. Stephen" > (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 6:04
  4. "Not Fade Away" > (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 6:53
  5. "Turn On Your Love Light" (Joseph Scott, Deadric Malone) – 27:45
Late Show: Encore: Acoustic:
  1. "Cold Jordan" (traditional) – 2:33

Bonus DiscEdit

May 15, 1970: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Early Show: Acoustic:
  1. "Friend Of The Devil" (Garcia, Dawson, Hunter) – 4:02
  2. "Candyman" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:11
  3. "Cumberland Blues" (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 4:52
  4. "Cold Jordan" (traditional) – 2:30
Early Show: Electric:
  1. "Easy Wind" (Hunter) – 8:17
  2. "Attics of My Life" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:46
Late Show: Electric:
  1. "Beat It on Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:17 (listed as 3:08 on CD)
  2. "Next Time You See Me" (Frank Forest, William G. Harvey) – 3:32
May 14, 1970: Meramec Community College, Kirkwood, Missouri
  1. "New Speedway Boogie" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:25
  2. "St. Stephen" > (Garcia, Lesh, Hunter) – 6:30
  3. "Not Fade Away" > (Holly, Petty) – 9:44 (listed as 6:37 on CD)
  4. "Turn On Your Lovelight" (Scott, Malone) – 17:38

PersonnelEdit

Grateful DeadEdit

Additional musiciansEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Produced by Grateful Dead
  • Compilation Produced by David Lemieux & Blair Jackson
  • Recorded by Bob Matthews
  • CD Mastering by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering, Petaluma, CA
  • Cover Art by Scott McDougall
  • Interior Photos by Amalie Rothschild and Peter Simon
  • Historical Essay by Blair Jackson
  • Package Design by Steve Vance

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