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Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
Composer: Ron McKernan / Grateful Dead

The inspiration for Caution was explained in an interview by Bob Weir;
We were driving around listening to the radio .... And the song Mystic Eyes by Them was on, and we were saying, 'Check this out! We can do this!' So we got to the club where we were playing and we warmed up on it. We lifted the riff from Mystic Eyes and extrapolated it into Caution, I think Pigpen just made up the words.
The writing credits for Caution on Anthem of the Sun are given as McKernan. On the Golden Road box set the credits are Garcia/Kreutzmann/Lesh/McKernan/Weir on all other vault releases the credits are Grateful Dead.

Caution was first recorded by the Grateful Dead in November 1965. It was probably first performed live around this time though the first documented performance is from January 1966. It was part of the live repertoire through to the Europe tour in the Spring of 1972 and during this period was performed most regularly in 1968 and 1969. After 1972 a jam based on Caution was performed a number of times in 1974, 1978, 1979 and 1981. The last of these being captured on Dick's Picks, Vol. 13.


Grateful Dead

info Anthem Of The Sun, 1968
info The Grateful Dead / Anthem Of The Sun, 1976?
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 4, 1996
info Fillmore East 2.11.69, 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 13, 1999
info So Many Roads (1965-1995), 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 16, 2000
info Best Of The Grateful Dead Hour, 2000
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 22, 2001
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72, July 2002
info Anthem Of The Sun, 2003 expanded CD has an extra version
info Europe '72, 2003 (on expanded CD version only)
info The Birth Of The Dead, 2003
info Rockin' The Rhein bonus CD: Academy Of Music, 2004
info Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, 2004 (Caution Jam)
info Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966, 2005
info Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings, 2005
info Fillmore West 1969: Compilation, 2005
info Fillmore West 1969 Bonus Disc, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 6: 3/17/68, 2005
info Two From The Vault, 2006 (expanded edition)
info Grateful Dead Download Vol 12: 4/17/69, 2006
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 2: Feb 14, 1968, Carousel Ballroom, 2009
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 4/8/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Copenhagen, 4/14/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Copenhagen, 4/17/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Hamburg, 4/29/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Rotterdam, 5/11/1972, 2011
info Birth Of The Dead, Vol 1 (The Studio Sessions), 2013
info Dave's Picks Vol 10: Los Angeles, 12/12/69, 2014

 
The Dead

info Austin, TX, July 4, 2003
info Tampa, FL, July 30, 2003
info George, WA, September 21, 2003
info Dead '09: Greensboro, NC, April 12, 2009
info Dead '09: Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 22, 2009
info Dead '09: Philadelphia, PA, May 1, 2009
info Dead '09: Los Angeles, CA, May 9, 2009

Furthur

info Feb 10, 2010, Charlotte, NC
info Feb 19, 2010, Amherst, MA
info May 29, 2010, Angels Camp, CA
info June 26, 2010, Brooklyn, NY
info July 7, 2010, Ottawa, ON
info September 21, 2010, Los Angeles, CA
info November 13, 2010, Chicago, IL
info December 31, 2010, San Francisco, CA
info March 5, 2011, Boston, MA
info March 13, 2011, New York, NY
info March 23, 2011, Upper Darby, PA
info March 30, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA
info July 19, 2011, Saratoga Springs, NY
info Sept 24, 2011, Eugene, OR
info Oct 1, 2011, Morrison, CO
info Oct 7, 2011, Monterey, CA
info Nov 8, 2011, Charlottesville, VA
info Nov 12, 2011, Atlantic City, NJ
info Nov 20, 2011, St. Louis, MO
info Dec 30, 2011, San Francisco, CA
info April 13, 2012, New York, NY
alt="info"> April 20, 2012, Live Oak
info July 7, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
info July 14, 2012, Brooklyn, NY
info September 23, 2012, Morrison, CO
info October 2, 2012, San Diego, CA
info April 15, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info July 19, 2013, Canandaigua, NY

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Phil Lesh and Friends Live at the Warfield DVD, 2006
info June 18, 2006: Bonnaroo Music Festival, 2006
info Instant Live: July 3, 2006, Hartford, CT, 2006
info Instant Live: July 19, 2006, Kansas City, MO, 2006

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