Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – New York, NY (02/11/70)

Grateful Dead - 1970-02-11-Fillmore-E

Grateful Dead,
February 11, 1970
Fillmore East
New York, NY.

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 90
Source: MSR>DATs>CDRs>EAC>shn

–Early Show–
missing – Cryptical Envelopment ->
missing – Drums ->
103-d1t1 – //The Other One ->
104-d1t2 – Cryptical Envelopment
105-d1t3 – Dire Wolf
106-d1t4 – Casey Jones

Comments Early Show per Deadlist:
Only the last 20 minutes of this show are in cirulation on tape.
It is difficult to believe that they didn’t play other tunes before
That’s It For The Other One, so this list is probably incomplete.

–Late Show–
201-d1t5 – Intro by Keeva Krystal -> Not Fade Away
202-d1t6 – Cumberland Blues
203-d1t7 – Cold Rain & Snow
204-d1t8 – High Time
205-d1t9 – Me & My Uncle
206-d2t1 – Dark Star ->
207-d2t2 – Spanish jam ->
208-d2t3 – Lovelight

209-d2t04 – Uncle John’s Band (acoustic)

Noted Flaws, etc.:
-Dark Star has abrupt splice/cut at approx. 6:57.
-Lovelight has a splice at 30:16
(possible source changes to/from “15ips revox reel”? —
See below-quoted section from http://www.deadlists.com descrition).

Comments Late Show per deadlists:
-Duane Allman’s guitar is audible from near the beginning of Dark Star
through the end of the set;
-Gregg Allman adds organ & vocals during Lovelight.
-Berry Oakley plays a second bass on Lovelight.
-According to Kenny Schachat, who attended the show, the guitarist audible
starting about 2:30 into Dark Star and for several minutes thereafter is
Peter Green, not Duane, who enters around the middle of Dark Star.
-The encore is acoustic Dead.
-The Allman Bros and Love were also on the bil


Reportedly it was during this Late Show that clever and industrious Fillmore East stagecrew members including John Chester and Alan Mande managed to patch a Revox reel-to-reel deck with 15-inch reels underneath the stage into the PA feed, and the moment when our circulating SBD tape picks up the Dark Star, 10:23 after its opening, is the moment when they managed to get their jury-rigged system patched together, up and running. Circulating copies of this SBD master break off 3:41 before the end of the Lovelight; perhaps this cut is on the master. In addition to this 45 minute from 2/11/70 our enterprising heroes taped the Late Shows on the 13th and 14th (but apparently not the Early Shows), and copies of these tapes have been incirculation since the early 70s.

Bear also ran SBD masters of the 13th and 14th, and much of this material has now been released on Bear’s Choice and Dick’s Pick 4. However, it is unclear whether there is any SBD from the 11th in the vault. For the Dick’s Picks 4 release, Jeffrey Norman patched gaps in the vault SBDs of the 13th and 14th using the surreptitious second SBD masters — good karma all
around. The GD Records / Polygram Records CD, “Allman Bros Band Fillmore East February 1970,” (GDCD 4063) releases tape of the Allmans from this run and may contain tunes from this date.

Besides the several SBDs from this run there are also two AUD tapes in circulation, one of the 2/11/70 Late Show and one of the 2/13/70 Early Show (see Comments under this date). There is a complete copy of the 2/11/70 AUD master in circulation, and it also appears as patches for the first 10:23 of the Dark Star and last 3:41 of the Lovelight, otherwise missing on the circulating SBD tapes. The AUD of the 2/13/70 Early Show could easily be by the same taper as the 2/11/70 AUD. Both tapes have strong saturation and strong bass, and both have decent but not perfect mic placement, and as a result boomy in the bass with considerable hall resonance and audience noise. There is no evidence of AUD tape from the 14th in circulation.

CONTRIBUTORS Jim Powell Alan Mande Steve Silberman

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