Grateful Dead 2-11-69

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Fillmore East, 2-11-69

2 CD set from the early and late shows on 2/11/69 at the Fillmore East. Wonderful Good Ole Grateful Dead with Pig Pen in fine form! HDCD.

GRATEFUL DEAD
Jerry Garcia
Tom Constanten
Mickey Hart
Bill Kreutzmann
Phil Lesh
Ron McKernan
Bob Weir

DISC ONE (EARLY SHOW):
Good Morning Little School Girl
Cryptical Envelopment
The Other One
Cryptical Envelopment
Doin' That Rag
I'm A King Bee
Turn On Your Lovelight
Hey Jude

DISC TWO (LATE SHOW):
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Mountains of the Moon
Dark Star
St. Stephen
The Eleven
Drums
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
Feedback
We Bid You Goodnight

Blair Jackson's review: ****
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Two complete sets, each about an hour, from a series when the Dead opened for Janis Joplin. Concise playing (at least for the Dead) is the order of the day here. There's a strong "That's It for the Other One," graceful acoustic versions of two songs from Aoxomoxoa (then a work in progress) Dupree's Diamond Blues" and "Mountains of the Moon" and a surprisingly strong (if slightly shortened) "Dark Star" > "St. Stephen" > "The Eleven." The unexpected gem in the collection is the always underrated "Doin' That Rag." Pigpen has a number of strong tunes here, though his version of "Hey Jude" is much better in concept than execution; Wilson Pickett he's not.

 
     
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