THE HENRY KAISER COLLECTION

A fan site dedicated to (but NOT officially associated with) the celebrated Mr. K. Listen to (and download) some incredible performances, mostly unreleased - including rare videos - from one of the world's most unique artists and accomplished guitarists. Have something to share? Leave a comment.



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THE VALENTINES Live At The Fillmore, February 14, 1995 -Unreleased + THE VALENTINES Live In Japan, August 27, 1994 -Unreleased

The only two live appearances of The Valentines - featuring Henry Kaiser, Bob Weir, Vince Welnick, Prairie Prince and Bobby Vega. With most of the lead vocals handled by Weir, and all of the players having either played in the Grateful Dead or alongside its members, it's no surprise these shows carry some of the aura normally associated with rock's finest explorers/interpreters. Kaiser, naturally, is right at home. The stellar sounding 1994 show in Japan's Fukuoka Dome illustrates just how easily these guys fell into place from the get-go. Primarily covers (and a couple of Dead staples), the vibe is relaxed, while Kaiser's guitar work rings vibrant throughout. You might develop a new found appreciation for ex-Tubes keyboardist Vince Welnick, whose fluid keys color the nooks and crannies. The Valentines would reconvened six months later (on Valentine's Day) at The Fillmore for a concert full of lengthy excursions and abstract covers, like Kaiser's arrangement of The Stones' "Play With Fire," Welnick's damn fine take on James Brown's "It's A Man's World," the obscure Jerry Garcia-penned "Cream Puff War" and George Harrison's psychedelic anthem, "It's All Too Much." Oh yeah... that's comedian Bill Murray on background vocals on "One More Saturday Night." Now you can get The Valentine's entire live oeuvre in one place.


Live In Japan - August 27, 1994
Greatest Story Ever Told (4:52)

Queen Jane Approximately
(6:13)
Little Red Rooster (9:24)

Playing In the Band (9:07)

Baba O'Riley (3:19)

Tomorrow Never Knows (4:31)

All Along the Watchtower (4:49)

Turn On Your Love Light (4:48)

One More Saturday Night (5:09)

THE VALENTINES (Japan):
Bob Weir (guitar, vocals)
Henry Kaiser
(guitar)
Vince Welnick (keyboards, vocals)
Bobby Vega (bass)
Prairie Prince (drums)
Ray Woodbury (background vocals "One More Saturday Night")
Bill Murray (background vocals "One More Saturday Night")

Live At The Fillmore - February 14, 1995
Introduction (0:32)

Love's Made A Fool Of You (3:33)

Greatest Story Ever Told (4:04)

Queen Jane Approximately (6:03)

It's A Man's World (5:23)

Ain't That Peculiar (4:31)

Cream Puff War (3:10)
Introduction (0:34)

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (4:51)

Playing In The Band (11:43)

Playing With Fire > Spoonful > Playing With Fire (15:43)

Take Me To The River (5:05)

It's All Too Much (7:36)

THE VALENTINES (Fillmore):
Bob Weir (guitar, vocals)
Henry Kaiser
(guitar)
Vince Welnick (keyboards, vocals)
Bobby Vega (Bass)
Prairie Prince (drums)
Danny Carnahan (background vocals)
Robin Petrie (background vocals)

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2 comments:

Steve Comeau said...

I was on a business trip in Japan (I worked for Panasonic) and I had the great fortune to attend the Fukuoka show and, just as great, to meet and chat with Henry over breakfast at the New Otani Hotel. He was so gracious and turned me onto to his discography - which I've been devouring ever since.

Willard said...

Very cool. Hope you've been getting some of the rarities posted here, some of which aren't found on ANY of HK's albums.