Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 12/4/69 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:54:39] ; Intro [1:32] ; Casey Jones [4:10] ; [1:04] ; Black Peter [12:27] ; [2:49] ; Big Boss Man [4:20] ; [0:18] ; Me And My Uncle [3:38] ; [0:40] ; Cumberland Blues [4:56] ; [0:48] ; Dire Wolf [1:08#] % Dark Star [29:28] > High Time [7:00] ; [0:25] ; Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [12:40] > Good Lovin' [1:58] > Drums [5:38] > Good Lovin' [5:06] ; [0:36] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:07] > Jam [3:04] > I Know You Rider [3:50] ; [0:34] ; Uncle John's Band [5:53] ; [0:30]
Comments The copy of the SBD newly circulating on CD is still somewhat degraded, and the mix isn't great, but is a major improvement on the old circulating cassette copy and quite listenable.

The introduction centers on discussion of the free concert scheduled for December 6. Originally the Dead were supposed to close this concert, headlined by the Rolling Stones, and including Santana, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. It was planned for Golden Gate Park, and the agreement was that the concert would be announced just a few days beforehand, to keep the park and city from being over-impacted. When Mick Jagger announced the concert early to the press, San Francisco Parks & Recreation backed out. As of 12/4 (as another announcement after Black Peter makes clear) concert planners thought they would be staging the show at Sears Point Raceway, but over the next 24 hours the site would be shifted a third and final time, to Altamont Speedway.

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12/04/69 The Fillmore West, San Francisco Ca - complete
4.2, 115min, Sbd, A0D1, Cass M->Dat 1, 44k,
Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby->3700 x 0->3800 x 1

Recordings 115 SB
Master recording source(s): Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby
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