Legacy CD series: Bear's Sonic Journals / Owsley Stanley

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  1. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    There's already thread here about the upcoming Janis Joplin / Big Brother Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968 release being issued by Legacy.

    But this is touted as the "first" release in a series called "Bear's Sonic Journals," recordings made by Grateful Dead soundman Owsley Stanley (aka "Bear"). Apparently, Stanley recorded most live acts that shared the bill with The Dead. Stanley died last year, so unclear what artists will be part of this series. I wonder if Hendrix dates will be included?

    Does anyone have any info one what titles and artists will be included in this "Bear's Sonic Journal" series -- besides the Big Brother / Joplin release due out in March?

    Here's the press release for the first title:

     
  2. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    This is the cover art for the first CD in the "Bear's Sonic Journals" series. Anyone know of more titles to come?

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  3. Is that the same Owsley Stanley that was HUGE in the LSD business? The same guy that sold LSD to L. Ron Hubbard by the boatload. I had a chance to actually take some of this now famous....


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owsley_Stanley
     
  4. Awful cover.
     
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  5. katstep

    katstep Forum Resident

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    Yes, that was the same Owsley Stanley.
     


  6. I agree.
     
  7. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Forum Resident

    What on earth was artist Stanley Mouse thinking? :confused:
     
  8. rcdupre

    rcdupre Flying is Trying is Dying

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  9. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    So the Joplin title comes out on Tuesday. Does anyone know what other artists and CDs will be released in this new "bears sonic journals" series on legacy?
     
  10. John D.

    John D. Forum Resident

    I sure hope some Quicksilver was recorded by Bear and they will release it. :D
     
  11. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    If I recall right, a recording he did of the Allmans opening for the Dead at Fillmore East in 1970 was released by the Allmans a few years ago.
     
  12. Bear

    Bear Active Member

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    Yep, Allman Brothers live at the Fillmore East in February, 1970.

    I second the Quicksilver comment above! :)
     
  13. signothetimes53

    signothetimes53 Forum Resident

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    I'll 3rd it.

    I want some vintage QMS, por favor.
     
  14. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Am intrigued by the Allman recordings. What was released on the Grateful Dead label in the 90s is out of print. I also understand that 2 CD set consisted of highlights drawn from several nights /sets? I don't have that one. How is the version of Mountain Jam?
     
  15. signothetimes53

    signothetimes53 Forum Resident

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  16. *Zod*

    *Zod* Forum Resident

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    it's ok....not as good as the bonus disc of the deluxe eat a peach..the 6/71 Fillmore East private show....that is perhaps better than the famous March 71 shows
     
  17. Bear

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    I found out that the new Big Brother album is already available on Spotify. The sound quality to my ears is excellent and it is an absolute blast to hear something else than Winterland '68 for a change! I'm really loving this, I know once again exactly why I dig Janis so much.
     
  18. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks. Makes one curious as to what other artists will be featured in this new CD series.
     
  19. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

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    It seems like it was well recorded, but I never thought it sounded that great. It seemed a bit rough around the edges.

    I'm not convinced that there is going to be a wide range of artists outside of the usual San Francisco suspects (Dead, Joplin/Big Brother, QMS, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, etc.).
     
  20. #OneOccupation

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    "The Owsley Stanley Foundation was incorporated on August 25, 2011 as a California non-profit corporation dedicated to fostering diverse charitable, artistic, musical, and scientific endeavors for the public benefit. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to arrange for the preservation and eventual production and public distribution of Owsley Stanley’s “Sonic Journals,” a unique (and rapidly deteriorating) archive of more than 1,300 live concert soundboard recordings from the 1960s and 1970s, including rare recordings of performances by such prominent artists as Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana, Taj Mahal, Fleetwood Mac, The Allman Brothers, Steve Miller, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Thelonious Monk, Dr. John, Dan Hicks, Chuck Berry, Country Joe and the Fish, Janis Joplin, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Electric Flag, Blue Cheer, The Youngbloods, David Grisman, Old and in the Way, and others."

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1034283
     
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  21. I hope we get a chance to hear some more of these concerts. I like the Janis and The Dead concerts that I have heard so far.
     
  22. hbbfam

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