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

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CD 1:

Early Show:

1. (cuts in after beginning)The Other One>
2. Cryptical Envelopment
3. Dire Wolf
4. Casey Jones.

Late Show:

5. Intro by Keeva Krystal> Not Fade Away
6. Cumberland Blues
7. Cold Rain & Snow
8. High Time
9. Me & My Uncle

CD 2:

Late Show, cont.:

1. Dark Star>
2. Spanish jam>
3. Lovelight

4. ENCORE 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 descrition).

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE Fillmore East
CITY New York
SET1 Cryptical Envelopment > drums > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment
> Dire Wolf; Casey Jones.
COMMENTS Early Show. The Allman Bros and Love were also on the bill
(DeadBase IX).
RECORDING none in circulation 2/98
CONTRIBUTORS Jim Powell (Well, Tapes 400 #29)

BAND Grateful Dead
VENUE Fillmore East
CITY New York
SET1 [1:20:46 +] [0:30 Intro by Keeva Krystal]; Not Fade Away [11:58];
[0:02] % Cumberland Blues [4:39] % [0:08]; Cold Rain & Snow [5:16];[0:04] %
[0:14]; High Time [6:48] % [0:09]; Me & My Uncle [2:58]; [0:06] % [0:07]
Dark Star [16:20] > Spanish jam [9:23] > Lovelight [32:22]; [0:49];
ENCORE [0:13 Intro]; Uncle John's Band [5:14]; [0:24] %
COMMENTS Late Show. Total time 1:26:37 +. 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, and 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 timings are from the
AUD supplemented by the SBD. The Allman Bros and Love were also on the

There is also about 45 minutes of SBD in circulation; it starts 10:23
minutes into the Dark Star, with the best copies breaking off 3:41 before
the end of the Lovelight (or cutting to an AUD patch); however, most copies
of the SBD in circulation break off about a minute earlier.


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 in
circulation 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