I'm not sure how many are aware of this, but there are a lot of live songs that are actually different versions than what they say they are. It'll say a song is from a certain show and date, but the song that plays is actually from a different year and show entirely. For example, I will be listening to a show from 1977 and hear Pigpen join in on vocals, which is impossible since he died in '73. I've run into this kind of thing countless times. As much as I love Spotify, this is very frustrating for someone who enjoys the Grateful Dead's amazing live catalog. If you want to have a listen for yourself, here are a just a few of the mismatched shows:
Werewolves of London - Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 7/8/78
- This is obviously some poor quality audience recording and not the official live release that it says it is.
China Cat Sunflower - 8/27/72 Veneta, Oregon
- Uh... the version on Spotify has over 2 minutes of crowd noise before the band plays anything. And it's from some other show from a later year. This pains me since '72 Veneta was one of the their top 3 performances.
China Cat Sunflower - DP Vol. 36 - 9/21/72 - The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
- Another example of a great live version being some other show.
Morning Dew - Europe '72
- This one definitely makes me sad. Not the right version. Maybe something from '92, not '72.
(NOTE: I have noticed that the right and wrong versions share the same song lengths. This is maybe a glitch?)
I could easily list 20 more examples. I hope this gets fixed soon. Thanks and keep up the good work, Spotify!