Grateful Dead – Dallas, TX (12/26/69)

Grateful Dead
McFarlin Auditorium
Dallas, TX

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Acoustic Set

1. The Monkey And The Engineer
2. Little Sadie
3. Long Black Limousine
4. All Around This World
5. Gathering Flowers for the Master’s
6. Black Peter
7. Uncle John’s Band

Electric Set

8. Casey Jones
9. Hard To Handle
10 Cold Rain And Snow
11. // China Cat Sunflower
12. I Know You Rider >
13. High Time
14. Me And My Uncle
15. Dark Star //
16. // New Speedway Boogie
17. Lovelight

Source 1:

shnid: 1821


Notes: There are cuts at the beginning of China Cat, the end of Dark Star (midway through the second verse of lyrics), and the beginning of New Speedway Boogie. These cuts are on all circulating versions.

SHN converted to FLAC using xACT by The Midnight Cafe. I also created a new md5 file.
September 2020.

Source 2:

This is a retagged version of shnid: 28448

Source: Soundboard


Patched & remastered by Jack Warner
DAE and FLAC encoding by Marc Evans
Project coordinated by Jim Powell
special thanks to HB, MG & DW

Most currently circulating CDR copies of this show have either the beginning or
the concluding couple minutes of “Cold Rain & Snow” cut and are also missing the
beginning of “China Cat Sunflower”. This version has these defects corrected using
a 2nd gen cassette source.

Not much is still missing at the beginning of “Casey Jones”. On the circulating
copy the “Dark Star” cuts right after the end of the 2nd vocals and splices to the
beginning of a chorus of “New Speedway Boogie”. During this time period
“New Speedway Boogie” usually ran an average of about 08:30, so it seems likely
a solid 4 minutes is missing here, plus possible jamming after the Dark Star vocals.
Probably there is more music on the master than is represented by the heavy-handed
edit of the circulating version.

Before “All Around This World” Garcia answers a request from the audience:
“Hey it’s not my fault if you watch TV, man. I know lots of people who don’t
watch any TV at all.”

Source 3:

shnid: 136635


– This recording has been provided by an anonymous source.
– Several minor repairs have been made.
– All files have been tagged

“Dark Star” has meant, while I’m playing it, almost as many things as I can sit here and imagine, so all I can do is talk about “Dark Star” as a playing experience.
Reich: Well, yeah, talk about it a little.
Garcia: I can’t. It talks about itself.

Hunter “I don’t have any idea what the ‘transitive nightfall of diamonds’ means. It sounded good at the time”

editing and mastered
March 2015

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