Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – New York, NY (02/12/69)

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Grateful Dead
02/12/69b
Fillmore East
New York NY
**Late Show**

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: SBD> Cassette Master> DAT> CD

–Setlist–
(missing) – Dupree’s Daimond Blues
(missing) – Mountains of the Moon
103-d1t01 – \Dark Star ->
104-d1t02 – St. Stephen ->
105-d1t03 – William Tell bridge -> The Eleven ->
106-d1t04 – Death Don’t Have No Mercy
107-d1t05 – Alligator ->
108-d1t06 – Drums ->
109-d1t07 – Drummers’ Chant ->
110-d1t08 – Alligator Jam* ->
111-d1t09 – Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)* ->
112-d1t10 – Feedback ->
113-d1t11 – And We Bid You Goodnight

–Total time–68:32–

Notes:

11:29 minutes of the Alligator Jam > Caution segment were missing
from the previously seeded version of this show (shnid: 6285) and
have been patched into this version from an alternate partial SBD
source containing the Alligator=> Feedback segment. This alternate
source bears the same lineage + one cassette gen.

The corresponding Feedback segment of the alternate SBD source is also missing approximately 2:00 minutes of Feedback that are actually present in the previously seeded version This version would then appear to contain the complete Alligator=> Feedback segment of the show for a total timing of 28:54.

The disc picks up with the last 04:59 of Dark Star. If Deadbase XI is accurate, this disc is missing Dupree’s, Mountains of the Moon and the better part of Dark Star. Total
disc time prior to patching in the missing 11:29 from the alternate SBD source is 57:03. Total time per Deadlists and Eaton’s list is 84:00. If the Eaton version is missing the 11:29
minutes of the Alligator Jam > Caution patched from the alternate SBD source, this could logically account for the resulting 27 minute time difference.

From Deadlists:
DeadBase IX notes Early & Late shows on this date.

Eaton’s list reads:
02/12/69 Fillmore East Theatre, New York City Ny – late show
4.2, 084min, Sbd, A0D0, Cass M->Dat 0, 48k,
Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby->3800 x 0RECORDING 84 SB

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10 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – New York, NY (02/12/69)

  1. This is an awesome show; even better than the previous night (which was released commercially a few years ago). This is where the GD really start taking off. They can strut at any speed, and the way they tear through these selections with both restraint and psychedelic abandon is really a tribute to their musicianship. Get this one!

  2. Wow! I had done almost 0 listening to the dead for quite awhile now simply cuz I was overdone on too much listening for many yrs. I saw the uploader’s comments & it sounded enticing enuff like hey, maybe it’s time to start listening again.. It took me 2 solid days of trying 2 dwnld it due to having 2 fight w/zippy to let me get & also many failed dwnlds after 40-60 megs, that refused to resume. (my phone doesn’t play well w/anything, or even me..).

    The ending Darkstar kinda frustrated me as like, nothin much too great goin on there & heck, this doesn’t sound like anything too awful special… but then, lol, when I listened to that William tell/eleven jam (I wasn’t too familiar w/the William tell thing or maybe just don’t remember??) it was like, hell.. good ol grateful dead magic again! One of the best jams I’ve heard from them in a long time. It drew me in & had a good hold on me til the end w/a smile.

    On DDHNM, the volume was so low at 1st it had me wondering but then Jerry did some of the best (hard to remember any other) blues guitar ever heard him pull off.. Then, in I think alligator jam, volume wasn’t low I thought something was broken & it almost sounded like I heard some “crosstalk” from somewhere else but probably was just my listening gear. Grate stuff here to get me back into some dead again. Have lots more of the show to listen to yet. Thanks!

  3. Correction: it wasn’t the uploaders comments that coaxed me to dwnld this, it was I think the 1st commenter, Adam.

  4. Jeff, if I’m not mistaken the William Tell bridge was originally part of St Stephen. It was played briefly in the early days but dropped after 1969.

    Glad you enjoyed the show.

  5. Thx. I guess that might explain why I don’t recall it. Still haven’t been able to listen to anything beyond DDHNM. I’ve listened to that song a few times before but I don’t recall hearing such good blues guitar from Jerry… or am I just losing it?

  6. Good to hear, Jeff. To my ears, as a lover of most things the GD played in ’69, I would definitely check out the DDHNM from 2/28/69 as well. That is the cap on one of the most amazing (IMHO) sequences of GD music ever performed. That version just kills me at the end of such a peak performance.

    If you’re looking for some GD where Jerry plays the blues, I’d recommend almost any Pigpen song played in the spring of ’71. I feel that Jerry is really playing well behind him during that time. Check out King Bee in particular (maybe 4/5), and the big Pig rap on 4/17, and the “Ladies & Gentlemen” 4-CD set is really good stuff!

  7. Thx Adam. As I mentioned it was your comments that got me to dwnld this show after being somewhat burned out on them for awhile. It’s a good thing there was only that tail end of the unremarkable Darkstar (sounding the same as a million others), or I might’ve quit listening b4 the William tell bridge/eleven jam, which sounded to me like one of the hotter, well played, more coherent, Jerry filled jams (or is it jam filled Jerry’s?) that I remember (but again, haven’t been listening much for a couple yrs or so, but even so, I don’t think that I would forget such tight jazzy jamming guitar work). And when I heard the DDHNM, I was surprised by the Jerry blues guitar & couldn’t remember having heard him play such blues. I’m gonna check out the stuff you noted & see but I will be even more surprised to hear him even equal it. I’ll let you know what I discover in that regard. Don’t think I ever had more fun than the dead shows I attended in the northeast, from about 82 to 93 or 94. One of my favorites was Saratoga 83.

  8. Hi Jeff, I came to the GD in ’91 and saw around 30 shows. I started collecting tapes shortly thereafter and still can’t get enough!. But hey, thanks for the feedback. Any time you spend listening to the GD is good in my book. Enjoy the ride!

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