Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage & The Grateful Dead – Port Chester, NY (11/08/70)

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New Riders of The Purple Sage
Grateful Dead
Capitol, Theatre , Port Chester NY
November 8, 1970

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc One – Acoustic Set –
01) Tuning
02) Dire Wolf
03) I Know You Rider
04) Dark Hollow
05) Rosalie McFall
06) El Paso
07) Operator (Final time played)
08) Ripple
09) Friend Of The Devil
10) Wake Up, Little Suzie (Final time played)
11) Uncle John’s Band

Disc Two – NRPS –
01) Tuning
02) Six Days On The Road
03) Superman
04) Whatcha Gonna Do
05) Glendale Train
06) All I Ever Wanted
07) Fair Chance To Know
08) Portland Woman
09) Cecilia
10) Truck Drivin’ Man
11) Last Lonely Eagle
12) Louisiana Lady
13) Honky Tonk Women

Disc Three – Electric Dead –
01) Tuning
02) Morning Dew
03) Me And My Uncle
04) Mystery Train (Only time played)
05)>My Babe (Only time played)
06) Around And Around (First time played)
07) New Orleans
08)>Searchin’
09) It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
10) Casey Jones

Disc Four – Electric Dead –
01) Truckin’
02)>Dark Star (First verse only)
03)>The Main Ten (Final time played)
04)>Dancin’ In The Streets
05)>Not Fade Away
06)>Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad
07)>Not Fade Away
08)>Drums
09)>Good Lovin’
10)>Drums
11)>Good Lovin’

From the original uploader:

Ken & Judy Lee Proudly Present:
The Port Chester Resurrection Project

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This is a very special release from Ken and Judy Lee. It serves as a commemoration of Mark Cohen’s 2nd anniversary in heaven. Mark was a great friend, and a big part of the Dead community. And it is to him that this project is dedicated, and to whom we owe a huge debt of gratitude. If not for Mark’s love of music, and love of this band in particular, we would never have known about the Lees’ Port Chester archive. Aside from a few other
brave souls known to have taped shows at this fantastic venue, Ken and Judy’s work from the Capitol Theatre stands as the ultimate body of documentation. And if not for Mark’s insistence that these shows be “liberated”, much of what has previously circulated would never have been heard, and this show was one of his favorites.

This show is a keystone of the Grateful Dead, one of those shows that really gives you pause and makes you wonder. A show of firsts and lasts, when it was all said and done, it had laid to rest some old lexicons, and created a new set of criteria by which the band would be judged. This was truly one of the legendary Grateful Dead shows. The Dead had a way of continually redefining themselves in performance, and this show buries the sixties and propels them into the seventies (much like the benchmark show at Lewiston, Maine 9-6-80 redefined them for the Eighties).

This is the last official acoustic set of the 70’s. ( Other than, or But for one Besides an) improptu set in 1978, most of the songs performed acoustically would not see the light of day again untill the fall of 1980, when they were showcased at the 10 night run at the Warfield in San Francisco, and 8 nights at NY’s Radio City Music Hall. The final “Operator”, and “Wake Up Little Suzie”, Mystery Train > My Babe (only time played), New Orleans > Searchin’, Main Ten (last time played), all standout in this performance, and then like a dream, are gone. Around and Around (first time played), and a long stretch before you hear “Baby Blue” again. This release also includes the complete New Riders set, known to circulate only as a fragment.

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