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New Orleans/Fillmore East 1970 [no label, 4CD]

Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA; February 1, 1970. Live at Fillmore East, New York, NY; February 11, 1970. Good to very good soundboard.

While the New Orleans and Fillmore shows are two different gigs, among fans, these two shows are often shared together, most notably Pink Robert’s Twice In A Lifetime two-disc version, though incomplete, which only features Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green with the Dead.

Busted, down on Bourbon Street
Set Up, like a bowlin’ pin
Knocked down, it gets to wearin’ thin
They just won’t let you be

- Truckin’ (Grateful Dead)

The Grateful Dead were busted down on Bourbon St on January 31, 1970 and members of the Grateful Dead were arrested in New Orleans. After playing a set earlier in the evening, the band’s hotel was raided by local police. Nearly 20 people were eventually charged with drug violations related to the raid. After posting bail money, the Dead were almost out of funds. They added another show in New Orleans for the following night and persuaded Fleetwood Mac, who was appearing with them, to stay for another show as well. At the gig, a bucket was passed around the audience to collect some additional cash. Most of the charges from the New Orleans bust were eventually dropped, but the incident made a large impact on Grateful Dead lore. -

The Fillmore East show is memorable because of its guests, who include most of Fleetwood Mac and the Allman Brothers and Arthur Lee (percussion on Dark Star).

From Phil Lesh’s Searching For The Sound: My Life With The Grateful Dead (posted by hgregs at
- Jerry says to Phil of the ABB on their way to this show: “make sure you check these guys out… they’re kinda like us… They jam hard”
- Phil was startled when he heard Duane’s slide during Dark Star… Jerry hadn’t told him anyone would sit in
- Gregg “slides onto the organ bench” during Spanish Jam
- “Peter Green from the Mac plugs in just as I’m pulling the music into the dominant minor… he and Duane seem more comfortable in this space.”
- Butch joins on drums
- Mickey attacks his gigantic gong
- Mick Fleetwood and Danny Kirwan “find room to join the festivities”
- “it’s a surprisingly coherent free-for-all, with five guitarists, four drummers, organ, and - Pigpen roaring over it all”
- “Gregg takes a verse… Sounding like a fifty-year-old black man even then.”
- Pig and Gregg trade vocals
- Berry Oakley takes over on bass about halfway through Lovelight as Phil just wants to listen
- There’s a smokestack theme running throughout
- “my mind starts to stretch out of shape… Everyone on stage is flat-out wailing”

Thanks to everyone who made this possible; everyone worked on the tracks; Matt for the remastering; and to jpciii for sharing these shows at Dime.

New Orleans, LA; February 1, 1970
Lee-Smith SBD
Source 1 SBD > MSR > C > DAT (Biodtl thru O1(7:27)
Source 2 MR > Revox A77 > tube pre ([email protected]:27 thru Lovelight)
Bottlehead tube tape pre pair Tesla tubes circa 1980 > Apogee Mini Me 24/96 > Apogee Mini DAC monitoring and mastering > FLAC

Fillmore East, New York, NY; February 11, 1970
Wolfe-Lee-Smith SBD
- SBD MR > DAT (disc 1 and first part of Star, last part lovelight via a DAT transfer so is not from circ. source)
- MAR > ? > R @ 3 @ ips. (aud patch source used in Dark Star and Lovelight)
- SBD MR > A77 > [email protected] 71/2 ips. (primary source for disc 2)
The aud reel is courtesy of Don Wolfe and the second board reel is from Pat Lee
Akai GX636 direct tape head output > Bottlehead tube tape pre pair Tesla tubes circa 1980 > Apogee Mini Me 24/96 > Apogee Mini DAC monitoring and mastering > FLAC

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA; February 1, 1970
Disc 1
Track 101. Beat It On Down The Line 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 102. China Cat Sunflower 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 103. I Know You Rider 9:01 (15.1MB)
Track 104. Black Peter 10:34 (17.7MB)
Track 105. Cumberland Blues 8:35 (14.4MB)
Track 106. Good Lovin’-Drums-Good Lovin’ 7:43 (13.0MB)
Track 107. Me And My Uncle 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 108. Cold Rain And Snow 5:09 (8.7MB)
Track 109. High Time 10:37 (17.8MB)
Track 110. Dire Wolf 5:33 (9.3MB)
71 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. tuning 2:04 (3.5MB)
Track 202. Cryptical Envelopment 2:21 (3.9MB)
Track 203. Drums 11:21 (19.1MB)
Track 204. The Other One 11:00 (18.5MB)
Track 205. Turn On Your Lovelight - Part A 15:22 (25.8MB)
Track 206. Turn On Your Lovelight - Part B 14:46 (24.8MB)
Track 207. Turn On Your Lovelight - Part C 11:28 (19.3MB)
69 mins

The track Turn On Your Lovelight has been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Uploader’s notes:
- Beat It On Down The Line verse missing due to reel flip. No patch available.
- Last minute or so of Lovelight had to be switched to mono due to channel dropout. Probably on the master reel.
- Bust fund benefit with Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac.
- Peter Green plays on Lovelight.

Fillmore East, New York, NY; February 11, 1970
Disc 3 (Early Show)
Track 301. The Other One 5:25 (9.1MB)
Track 302. Cryptical Envelopment 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 303. Dire Wolf 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 304. Casey Jones 5:19 (8.9MB)
(Late Show)
Track 305. Intro by Keeva Krystal-Not Fade Away 12:26 (20.9MB)
Track 306. Cumberland Blues 4:58 (8.3MB)
Track 307. Cold Rain And Snow 6:03 (10.2MB)
Track 308. High Time 7:31 (12.6MB)
Track 309. Me And My Uncle 3:25 (5.7MB)
54 mins

Disc 4
Track 401. Dark Star 16:44 (28.1MB)
Track 402. Spanish Jam 9:45 (16.4MB)
Track 403. Turn On Your Lovelight - Part A 15:10 (25.5MB)
Track 404. Turn On Your Lovelight - Part B 19:05 (32.1MB)
Track 405. Uncle John’s Band 5:57 (10.0MB)
67 mins

The track Turn On Your Lovelight has been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Uploader’s notes:
This is a complete remaster by Matt using his new set-up - “This was done using a different transfer chain. This method was per the advise of Dan Healy I received from him a while back in trying to attain a perfectly clean signal going to digital. I had one of my reel machines modded for a direct tape head output going into a custom Bottlehead tape tube pre specifically built for reel transfers (w 2. diff. EQ setting for tape speed) so basically you have a perfectly clean tape signal going into the tube pre going into 24/96 digital.”

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  2. WOW! Big-O and co… you have absolutely outdone yourselves…again. another banner week boys. i’d say make it stop, but y’all might take me seriously. by the way, did i ever tell ya ’bout the time i got on a bus in lodi, and the allmans were aboard? just kiddin’…

    By billy jack on Mar 8, 2014

  3. Keep the Dead coming! Thanks-Grate-Site

    By fz on Mar 8, 2014

  4. many boot sites.

    By daves not here on Mar 8, 2014

  5. I’ve had a copy of 2/11 for a long time, but I’m looking forward to hearing the remaster. This is one of the truly legendary shows among the hardcore Dead crowd, and for years only a fragment was in circulation. Thanks BigO!

    By drkrick on Mar 9, 2014

  6. “Jerry says to Phil of the ABB on their way to this show: “make sure you check these guys out… they’re kinda like us… They jam hard”

    Kinda like us? Psh. Except for Lesh, they were man for man better musicians.

    By Just Bill on Mar 9, 2014

  7. the dead just noodled around.
    the allmans made a roux…no comparison the dead are the worst band ever.

    By daves not here on Mar 9, 2014

  8. @drkrick go to the archive here & pick out the best 2/11 you can find…

    @just bill its all relative & purely subjective man…

    but if you’ve read Gregg Allmans autobiography he really didnt give high marks for the GD & their fans…

    but on the other hand Dickey in his own words said Garcia was the best bar none…!!! he owed so much to him…!!!

    By Jerry's Finger on Mar 9, 2014

  9. @ Dave…again purely subjective & whatever floats youre boat man…!!!

    without Duane i think ABB was a bore but hey thats just me…

    i wouldnt say the worst band ever…i could mention Darth’s favorites as the worst bands ever…LOL…

    By Jerry's Finger on Mar 9, 2014

  10. u dont know what my favorites are so u cant say that. the dead and allmans are among my faves. but i also love eric and floyd and yes and early genesis and elp and crimson and hawkwind and a lot of krautrock and progrock and blues and the sf sounds from 66-72 and the old blues from the 20s thru the 70s at least. i love orchestral movie scores and bands like santana and southern rock like marshall tucker and eno and roxy music and 801 and joy division and new order brit rock like queen and i like american punk like ramones and i like the clash too. i like early new wave like television and talking heads and some blondie and so on. i like jazz fusion like return to forever and artists like larry coryell and john mclaughlin and al dimeola and steve morse and chick corea and jaco pastorius and pat metheny.
    there are approx 3200 or so artists and bands represented in my collection. i can listen to most things but they dont have to be in my faves. there are many 100s of artists and bands that i like a lot that arent necessarily faves.
    but i love other bands like my morning jacket and old crow medicine show and edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros. i love mumford and sons too.
    i could go on and on.. but why are u so concerned about what i like? shouldnt u worry about what u like and just concern yourself with that?

    By darth on Mar 9, 2014

  11. dont be silly Darth…

    we all know the monkees are your faves…quit trying to cover that up…!!!

    have a great day though….

    By Jerry's Finger on Mar 9, 2014

  12. i do like some bubblegum especially when it has a certain psychedelic twist to it. that was always a fave of mine. the #1 song at the end of 69 was the archies sugar sugar. pure bubblegum. some ppl think all that stuff was psychedelic. i guess in a way it could be thought of that way. but i prefer it when its more obvious. many of todays commercials for candy and clothing and accessories have pop songs that are either from that era or designed to sound like they are.

    so i dont deny that i like some monkees music. some of their stuff is fabulous. and yes i like them a lot. they werent great musicians at first. 20+ yrs later.. they are. i liked them in 67. i saw them in 96 again. it was the last live show i saw til 2012. i am a fan.

    By darth on Mar 9, 2014

  13. ^edit to add:

    welcome to Darth’s own personal blog http://www. Darth’s…

    geeze louise youre a windbag blowfest mr ego clown…

    do you recognize sarcastic humor at all in my post 2 previously above you fucking idiot…? ( i even said lol)

    talk about a waste of space air & bandwidth you kook…

    but have a great night mr ego…!!!

    By Jerry's Finger on Mar 9, 2014

  14. i do like some bubblegum.
    i dont deny that i like some monkees music.
    some of their stuff is fabulous.
    i saw them in 96
    i am a fan.
    there you have it folks, confessions of a 16 magazine teenybopper who would try and have us believe he is a judge of great music.

    By dropkick sarge on Mar 9, 2014

  15. Everybody knows that darth’s alter ego is Weird Al Jankowic. Polka is all he needs.
    There are no other artists or bands represented in his collection.

    By Tony on Mar 9, 2014

  16. The 2/11/70 show features the following guests on Spanish Jam > Lovelight: Peter Green, Danny Kirwan & Mick Fleetwood along with Duane & Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley & Butch Trucks. Awesome jam.

    By micummings on Mar 9, 2014

  17. Jerry’s Finger - I can’t go along with “the ABB without Duane are a bore”, but they’ve sounded best to me when Dickey was the second best guitarist in the band, as he was in both the Duane and the Haynes eras. But it’s all in what touches you.

    And Bill - Do you really expect Jerry to say “Listen to these guys, they’re going to blow us off the stage”? They were kindred spirits for sure, and the Duane was a fan before he met them. They were on that bill because Duane told Bill Graham they were one of their three favorites.

    By drkrick on Mar 11, 2014

  18. Jerry’s Finger - I can’t go along with “the ABB without Duane are a bore”,

    me neither. If you consider the Allmans losing both Barry Oakley and Duane Allman, lesser band would have had to call it quits losing one oe the other..These brothers went on to play and record some fabulous music. boring? hardly..

    By dropkick sarge on Mar 11, 2014

  19. more thanks to big o, as always.
    i’ll stay away from the “they suck” wars. should would be boring if everyone liked the same thing. might as well be in north korea …
    anyway, just a note to say i wasn’t too stoned to notice that the final two track on this great post are reversed. the second part of Lovelight is where Uncle John’s Band should be, and vice versa.

    By mr. stu on Mar 11, 2014

  20. Hello mr. stu

    Thanks for the feedback. Have made the change. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Mar 11, 2014

  21. Jackpot! Thank-you daves.

    By Cydarion on Mar 11, 2014

  22. don`t mention is nice to get along.

    By daves not here on Mar 11, 2014

  23. nice pairing with the FMac shows, bigO!


    By I-) on Mar 18, 2014

  24. the dead finally make a top ten list.
    no woinder. they suck large.

    By durth on Apr 13, 2014

  25. did they do love light 2 times? with duane and peter on both i am confused

    By michaewl on Jan 25, 2016

  26. Can you tell me which songs Fleetwood mac performed on from this Grateful Dead collection?
    Martin Pardys

    By Martin Pardys on Feb 6, 2016

  27. have you ever tried to play doing the kind of psychedelics that were out then? i suppose not…. what you call noodling was coming straight from their soul….these guys were ALL the explorers in a brand new dimension in a time when all songs had structured beginnings and endings…all i can say is , if you werent there, you werent there

    By marty smith on Mar 30, 2016

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