August 10, 2011 – 6:04 pm

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San Francisco 2008 [no label, 4CD]

Live at the Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA; May 18, 2008. Set 1 not included. Excellent matrix of soundboard and audience.

This show was the last of a five-night run by Phil Lesh And Friends commemorating the end of Bill Graham Presents’ reign over the beloved and historical Warfield Theater in San Francisco.

Over at, Ben Marks wrote:

As Lesh had remarked at one point during the evening, it was a “bittersweet” occasion that ended with a bit of a whimper rather than a bang. Those of us who honor The Warfield as hallowed ground (Garcia’s name has remained on a dressing room door downstairs, but who knows what the new management will think about that) had to wonder what the place would feel like when the posters and photos and shrines in the lobby are replaced by billboards for beer, cars, computers and online stock brokers. Will this grand old room become just one more corporate vessel for a product called music? Here’s hoping these fears prove unfounded.

Some highlights by Ben Marks:

- After opening with a blistering “Shakedown Street,” we were treated to our first Jackie Greene tune of the run, “Ball And Chain,” which had the crowd focused, dancing, and happy. Greene is a great songwriter, and this is one of his best.

- [Mark] Karan seems to raise the level of everyone else’s art when he’s on stage, which meant Greene and [Larry] Campbell played some of their best stuff of the night during this set.

- “Sugar Magnolia”… Greene owned it, and the energy reminded even the people who had come here just to party and reminisce with old friends why these guys were the only ones who could possibly do this goodbye party justice.

Click here for the full write-up by Ben Marks.

Thanks to Lincoln Park Mark for sharing the tracks. Unfortunately, the tracks are sampled at 160 kbps but it is still a great party.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (sample rate 160 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Set 1 (not included)
Come Together
Dark Star
Loose Lucy
West L.A. Fadeaway
The Wheel
Not Fade Away

Disc 1
With Larry Campbell and Jackie Green
Track 101. Maureen [listed as Lorene on some sites] (4.7MB)
Track 102. Sing Me Back Home (4.6MB)
Track 103. Deep Elm Blues (5.3MB)
Track 104. Instrumental (3.7MB)
Track 105. The Warfield Waltz (4.7MB)
Track 106. Love Please Come Home (4.3MB)
Track 107. Goodnight Irene (6.4MB)
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Track 108. Tuning (2.0MB)
Track 109. Shakedown Street (13.5MB)
Track 110. Ball And Chain (7.6MB)
Track 111. Big River (8.6MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Mississippi Half Step* (19.0MB)
Track 202. Althea* (15.2MB)
Track 203. Mexican Girl* (10.4MB)
Track 204. Stella Blue (instrumental)* (10.4MB)
Track 205. Sugaree* (19.8MB)

Skinny Singers with Jackie Green and Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips)
Track 206. Ballad Of Spider John (6.4MB)
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Track 207. Where The Rain Don’t Go (4.6MB)
Track 208. Squeeky Wheel** (5.3MB)

* with Jeff Chimenti from RatDog and Larry Campbell
** with Nicki Bluhm on backing vocals

Disc 3
Track 301. Tuning (2.1MB)
Track 302. Sugar Magnolia (19.2MB)
Track 303. Unbroken Chain (21.6MB)
Track 304. Mountains Of The Moon (12.6MB)
Track 305. Terrapin Station*** (27.5MB)

Disc 4
Track 401. Donor Rap (5.6MB)
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Track 402. Wind Tuning (4.5MB)
Track 403. Truckin’*** (18.8MB)

*** with Mark Karan from RatDog

Phil Lesh - bass
Steve Molitz - keyboards
Larry Campbell - strings
John Molo - drums
Jackie Greene - guitar, keyboards, harmonica
Mark Karan - guitar

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  2. SOUNDBOARD? I don’t think so………

    By Timmy on Aug 10, 2011

  3. Enough of the Dead and spinoffs! Seriously, I LOVE what you make available to us and this should not be taken as a criticism! You have always been very kind in making things available to me and I thank you for what you do!

    Just making my preference known!


    By Brad on Aug 11, 2011

  4. I don’t consider Bob dylan a spinoff, or the great Phil Lesh, for that matter. Keep doing exactly what you do.

    By kevin doyle on Aug 11, 2011

  5. i dont know why anyone would label this soundboard if they listened to it. its not even as good as an fm brdcst. most people prefer fm brdcsts to sndbrds because they dont have to adjust the levels every time theres an extreme low or high. i can dig that. sure there are advantages either way. this is clearly an audience recording. the instruments are way up front and if it were an instrumental only recording it would be very hard to tell if it was labeled a sbdbrd matrix because the audience is so clear too. but the warfield is not a very big auditorium so the mics do pick up every sound.
    having said that this is a hell of an audience recording i must say. but its no soundboard by any means. very often fm brdcsts are called sndbrds and sure in a way they are. but thats not really a fair label since fm brdcsts are compressed for radio airplay.
    ok ive said enough here.

    By darth on Aug 11, 2011

  6. What happened to the Led Zeppelin shows?

    By Tim on Aug 12, 2011

  7. led zeppelin broke up in 1980. didnt u hear? there are no other shows. there was just a reunion in 2007. and of course the live aid one and other brief bits since live aid. be happy with those. were u under the impression there were going to be more shows?

    interestingly today is the 32nd anniversary of the 2nd knebworth show they did in 79. they did only 4 shows that year. they did about what..13 shows in 1980. nothing since with bonham. their last usa show was in late july 1977.

    By darth on Aug 12, 2011

  8. Hello Timmy and Darth
    Thanks for your comments. Just been informed that this is a matrix of soundboard and audience. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Aug 12, 2011

  9. OK. I love the stuff freely offered from Big-O and am not one to complain … only present facts. This show is not the show that was played on the 18th of May, 2008 at the Warfield. Research indicates the setlist for 5/18/08 was:
    I: Tuning->Come Together->Dark Star->Loose Lucy, West L.A. Fadeaway, The Wheel->Not Fade Away
    II: Lorene, Sing Me Back Home, Deep Elem Blues, , The Warfield Waltz,
    Love Please Come Home, Goodnight Irene
    III: Tuning & Licks, Shakedown Street, Ball & Chain, Big River, Mississippi Half Step->
    Althea, Mexican Girl, Stella Blue (Instrumental), Sugaree
    IV: Ballad of Spider John, Where The Rain Don’t Go, Squeeky Wheel
    V: Tuning, Sugar Magnolia, Unbroken Chain->Mountains of the Moon->Terrapin Station->
    I Know You Rider
    thanks warfield, donor rap, thanks cody, band intros
    E: Wind tuning->Truckin’

    Big Joe.

    By Big Joe on Aug 12, 2011

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