Bear's Sonic Journals - Sing Out! Berkeley Community Theater 4.25.81 (3CD)


Sing Out! features a stellar line-up of acoustic performances by Bay Area folk heroes, including Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Country Joe McDonald, Kate Wolf, Rosalie Sorrels, and a percussion set by the Dead's drummers - billed as the Rhythm Devils. The event was described by Wavy Gravy as a "mini-Woodstock," and it is the last major show to be mixed and recorded by famed Grateful Dead soundman Owsley Stanley, aka "Bear." It is also the final live recording he made of any members of the Grateful Dead.

- Exquisite live sound quality; A 48-page booklet with essays penned by Grateful Dead scholars, Nicholas G. Meriwether and Jesse Jarnow; original artwork by Grammy Award-winner Susan Archie; new interviews with the friends and family of this spectacular lineup; and never-before-seen photography.

- 36 tracks and more than 2.5 hours of music Rare treats for Deadheads include Jerry and Bobby playing one of the only acoustic performances of Buddy Holly's "Oh Boy!" and a singular rendition of "Friend of the Devil" for the first time in an acoustic set since 1970

"On this magical night, the limbs of the groupmind reassembled one more time, two-thirds of the Grateful Dead and a chief architect of their collective,
collaborative vision [Owsley], let loose to make one more recording together." -Jesse Jarnow

"In McDonald's set, we can hear how the heart of a music once called psychedelic was in fact an authentic heir to American folk music." - Nicholas G. Meriwether

"Rosalie is one king-hell songwriter; her songs are so close to the bone that I get nervous listening to them." - Hunter S. Thompson

"When Kate sings, it's nothing less than the sound of pure love."


Disc 1

Wavy's Welcome

Save The Whales


Picks and Lasers

Slide Trombone Blues

Oh! Susanna

Yankee Doodle

Country Joe dedicates tonight's cheer

Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag

Wavy Gravy running things like a Swiss watch

For The Lovin' Of The Game

If You Love Me

12 Adler Place

Postcard From India

You've Got To Go To Sleep Alone

Scared To Be Alone

I Remember Loving You

Disc 2

Wavy Introduces Kate Wolf

You're Not Standing Like You Used To


20/20 Vision

Unfinished Life

Eyes Of A Painter

Let's Get Together

Like A River

Rhythm Devils

Disc 3

Introduction and Tuning

Deep Elem Blues

Dark Hollow


Monkey And The Engineer

Friend Of The Devil

El Paso

Oh, Babe, It Ain't No Lie

On The Road Again

Oh Boy!


Release date 02.23.24