Various Artists - The KSAN Collection San Francisco 1966-68 : 6 x CD box set (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 23-RV6CD 2053
“This remarkable 6 CD collection captures many of San Francisco s best psychedelic bands at the peak of their powers, between 1966 and 1968. Featuring live performances from legendary venues, the set encompasses major stars like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and the Doors, cult heroes like Captain Beefheart and Moby Grape, and ultra obscurities like the Final Solution and the Initial Shock. Recorded at legendary venues; The Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom, Carousel Ballroom & The Matrix and originally broadcast on the underground station KSAN-FM, they provide a wondrous snapshot of a place and a time.”

“What an excellent box set this is! Six discs of some scarce recordings in sound of very acceptable quality. Each disc is in it's own card sleeve and a twenty page booklet with brief details of the bands. Disc 6 is probably the highlight for me as it features a performance at the Matrix in 1966 by The Final Solution. Not much material survives of their short lived existence so it is good to have this set in the collection. Also very good to hear a few tracks from Initial Shock recorded at the Avalon in 1966. To my knowledge they only released two 45's so some welcome material. The four Sparrow recordings on Disc 5 are also great to have.
The discs do, of course, feature predominantly the “big names” of the San Francisco scene. A great set from the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore in 1966 on Disc 1. I am sure I have this on a bootleg somewhere but I can't find it! Disc 2 includes ten excellent Airplane tracks from the Fillmore in 1966 and 1967. The three tracks from Quicksilver and three from Country Joe are fine. The sound quality of the Country Joe tracks is far and away better that the 1968 Carousel Ballroom set released on Keyhole.
Some excellent material also from Captain Beefheart, Big Brother, Bo Didley, The Byrds, Steve Miller and Moby Grape. Santana are represented by two superb tracks from the Carousel in 1968. The Doors and Creedence Clearwater by one track each.
So for anyone with the remotest interest in the San Francisco scene this is a great set to have. For an ageing hippie like me it is an essential purchase. Many hours of listening pleasure, nicely presented and well worth the bargain price. I say buy it without hesitation while you can.”

DISC ONE
The Grateful Dead
Fillmore, 1966:
1. Bill Graham Introduction
2. Cold Rain & Snow
3. Hi Heeled Sneakers
4. Pain In My Heart
5. Beat It On Down The Line
6. Cream Puff War
7. The Same Thing
8. He Was A Friend Of Mine
9. Dancin’ In The Street
10. Smokestack Lightnin
11. King Bee
12. In The Midnight Hour
DISC TWO
Jefferson Airplane
Fillmore, 1966-67:
1. 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds
2. Runnin Round
3. Somebody To Love
4. Today
5. Get Together
6. Other Side Of This Life
7. Fat Angel
8. Grace Talks
9. Go To Her
10. She Has Funny Cars
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Avalon, 1966:
11. Dino’s Song
12. Gold & Silver
13. Smokestack Lightnin’
Country Joe & The Fish
Avalon, 1967:
14. Flying High
15. Thought Dream
16. H-Bomb Song
DISC THREE
Bo Diddley
Avalon, 1966:
1. Gunslinger
2. Eastern Thang
3. Grand Grand Daddy
4. Hey Bo Diddley
5. Everybody Needs Somebody
The Byrds
Avalon, 1968:
6. So You Want To Be A Rock n Roll Star?
7. Goin’ Back
8. This Wheel’s On Fire
Moby Grape
Avalon, 1967:
9. It Depends On You
10. Changes
11. Leavin’
12. Grape Jam With Big Brother
DISC FOUR
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Avalon, 1966: 1. Tupelo
2. Old Folks Boogie
3. Evil
4. Instrumental
Big Brother & The Holding Company
Avalon / Fillmore, 1967-68:
5. Bye Bye Baby
6. Women Is Losers
7. Call On Me
8. Ball & Chain
Initial Shock
Avalon, 1968: 9. Big Boy
10. Let Me Be Your Man
11. Goin’ Down Louisiana
12. If You Gotta Go, Go Now / Jam
DISC FIVE
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fillmore, 1968:
1. Susie Q
Santana
Carousel, 1968:
2. Treat / Drums
3. Jingo
Steve Miller Band
Avalon, 1967-68:
4. Steppin’ High
- 5. Can You Feel Your Daddy’s Heartbeat?
6. Blues With A Feeling
7. Living In The USA
8. Steppin’ Stone
The Sparrow
Avalon, 1967:
9. Corrina, Corrina
10. Baby Please Don t Go
11. Searchin
12. Things Won’t Be The Same / Jam
The Doors
Avalon, 1967:
13. Who Do You Love?
DISC SIX
The Final Solution
Matrix, 1966:
1. Announcements / Intro
2. Tell Me Again
3. Bleeding Roses
4. If You Want
5. You Say You Love Me / Got My Mojo Workin
6. Time Is Here And Now
7. Bo Diddley Meets Sandy Nelson
8. Truck Drivin Son Of A Gun
9. Just Like Gold
10. Misty Mind
11. So Long Goodbye
12. America The Beautiful
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