Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/11/70a - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [18:50] ; Black Peter ; Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > The Other One [#5:19] > Cryptical Envelopment [4:33] > Dire Wolf [4:21] ; Casey Jones [ 4:37]
Comments Early Show. The Allman Bros and Love were also on the bill (DeadBase IX). Only the last 20 minutes of this show are in cirulation on tape. It is difficult to believe that they didn't play other tunes before That's It For The Other, so this list is probably incomplete.
Black Peter was released as part of the '30 Days of Dead" in 2012
Recordings 25 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
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2/11/70b - Wednesday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/11/70b - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:20:46] ; Intro [0:30] ; Not Fade Away [11:58] ; [0:02] % Cumberland Blues [4:39] % [0:08] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:16] ;[0:04] % [0:14] ; High Time [6:48] % [0:09] ; Me And My Uncle [2:58] ; [0:06] % [0:07] ; Dark Star [16:20] > Spanish Jam [9:23] > Turn On Your Lovelight [32:49] ; [0:49]
Encore [5:51] ; Intro [0:13] ; Uncle John's Band [5:14] ; [0:24]
Comments Late Show. Total time 1:26:37 +. Intro by Keeva Krystal. Arthur Lee of Love adds percussion to the Dark Star. The third guitarist audible starting about 2:30 into Dark Star and for several minutes thereafter is Peter Green. Duane Allman on slide guitar enters around the middle of Dark Star. Gregg Allman adds organ & vocals during Lovelight, and Barry Oakley plays a second bass on Lovelight. Richard Pipes believes Fleetwood Mac-member Danny Kirwan's guitar is also to be discerned in the background. The encore is acoustic Dead, with only one acoustic guitar. The timings are from the AUD supplemented by the SBD. The Allman Bros and Love were also on the bill.

There are also two SBDs in circulation. The one that has circulated for many years 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. Usually the beginning of this tape is patched in from the AUD. Recently a new copy of a SBD has come into circulation. It includes the entire Late Show but at 6:58 into the Dark Star it has a cut in which 3:52 is missing; there are also copies of this SBD in circulation with this cut patched from the AUD. It also has a cut at 30:16 of Lovelight, with 0:27 missing; this also can be patched from the AUD. Probably the older circulating SBD comes from the surreptitious master (see below) while the recent copy comes from the vault master (this is speculation, however).

TAPES FROM FILLMORE EAST FEBRUARY 1970

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 into the PA feed underneath the stage, 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 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.

Recently, SBD tapes of the Early Shows from 2/13 and 2/14 have come into circulation, in FM and pre-FM copies.

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 older circulating SBD tape, and in patches of the missing 3:52 starting at 6:58 of the more recently circulated SBD. 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.

Eaton lists:

02/11/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - xcerpt
4.9, 115min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3700 x 1
Recordings 90 A? 45 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
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Contributors Jim Powell Alan Mande Steve Silberman Kenny Schachat Richard S. Pipes
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2/13/70a - Friday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/13/70a - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [50:48] ; Cold Rain And Snow [5:27] ; [1:03] ; Beat It On Down The Line [2:01] ; [0:27] ; Good Lovin' [1:41] > Drums [2:04] > Good Lovin' [4:41] % [0:33] ; Mama Tried [2:31] > Black Peter [9:12] ; [1:50] ; Hard To Handle [6:12] % Saint Stephen [6:35] > Not Fade Away [9:02]
Encore [4:41] ; Casey Jones [4:27] ; [0:14]
Comments Early Show total time 55:29 +. BIODTL has 5 beats. The entire Early Show circulates on SBD. The entire set except Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away circulates on the 45 AUD, with the #2:48 fragment of the Casey Jones encore moved to the beginning of the tape. Timings here are based on the AUD where available. See Comments under 2/11/70 for more on the tapes. The AUD tape is often mislabeled "Fillmore East 2/10/70," sometimes also "Fillmore East 2/12/70" or "Ungano's 2/12/70."
There is also a SBD of the early show posted on archive.org mislabeled as 2/12/70 Ungano's
The Allman Bros. and Love were also on the bill (DeadBase IX). 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. 25 minutes from a set from the other opening band from the run, Love, has been released on their MCA LP and CD "Love - Live/Studio", and a 35 minute AUD tape from one night also circulates.

Eaton lists:

02/13/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - early
4.9, 061min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Mas Yter Reels@15ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3700 x 1
Recordings 37:37 A? 55 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
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2/13/70b - Friday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/13/70b - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [2:48:09] ; Intro [1:15] ; China Cat Sunflower [2:53] > Jam [2:07] > I Know You Rider [4:13] ; [0:53] ; Me And My Uncle [3:10] ; [1:07] ; Dire Wolf [3:58] ; [0:59] ; Smokestack Lightnin' [18:00] ; [5:22] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:37] ; [0:53] ; Little Sadie [2:45] ; [0:15] ; Wake Up Little Susie [2:36] > Black Peter [7:20] ; Uncle John's Band [6:50#] ; [3:12] ; Katie Mae [3:57] ; [2:54] ; Dark Star [29:21] > Cryptical Envelopment [1:56] > Drums [7:36] > The Other One [13:48] > Cryptical Envelopment [6:38] > Turn On Your Lovelight [30:12]
Encore [3:15] ; Tuning [0:56] ; And We Bid You Good Night [2:19#]
Comments Late Show total time 2:51:24 +. Total time Early & Late Shows 3:49:38 +. Late Show timings are from the circulating tape except Dark Star through Lovelight, which is from the CD. Set 1 is the complete Late Show Dead set. This is all one set; the band never leaves the stage en masse and there is no set-break.

Intro by Robert Hunter. The first five tunes are electric Dead. At the conclusion of I Know You Rider they start to go into High Time but immediately pull up short. Total time for this first electric segment through Smokestack Lightnin' is 38:35. During the pause after this tune the stage is re-rigged for the acoustic segment of the set but there is no set break and the band does not leave the stage en masse. From here through Katie Mae is acoustic Dead (31:47 + total time). The conclusion of Uncle John is clipped on the circulating tape. There is another extended pause while Pigpen's guitar mic is set up, and then he concludes the acoustic segment with Katie Mae. The remainder of the set is electric Dead again. This second electric segment of the set times 1:29:31 total. The end of the encore is clipped on the tape in circulation.

There is said to be 100 minutes of AUD tape from this show also in circulation, breaking off during Lovelight. Smokestack Lightnin', Wake Up Little Susie > Black Peter and Katie Mae appear on Bear's Choice. Dark Star through Lovelight appears on Dick's Picks 4. See Comments under 02/11/70 for more on the tapes. The Allman Bros and Love were also on the bill. 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.

Eaton lists:

02/13/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - late
4.9, 153min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3700 x 1
Recordings 169 SB Bear's Choice Dick's Picks 4
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
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Contributors Jim Powell Alan Mande
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2/14/70a - Saturday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/14/70a - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:05:17] ; Cold Rain And Snow; Dark Star [23:31] > Saint Stephen [6:42#] > The Eleven [#8:59] > Turn On Your Lovelight [23:33] ; [0:33]
Comments Early Show total time 1:05:17 +. The circulating FM-SBD does not include Cold Rain And Snow. Only the last 5 seconds of Saint Stephen are cut on the circulating tape, which cuts back into The Eleven during the first Jam in 11s, omittng the first vocals and the transition Jam (a total of 4 minutes or more).

The Eleven analyzes Saint Stephen# ... #Eleven Jam #1:54 > Eleven vocals 0:40 > Eleven Jam 5:08 > Eleven 2nd theme Jam 1:01 > transition 0:09 > Turn On Your Lovelight.

The Allman Bros. and Love were also on the bill (DeadBase IX). 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.

Eaton lists:

02/14/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - early
4.9, 072min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3700 x 1
Recordings 66 FM
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
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Contributors Jim Powell digaman@well.com (Well, Tapes 400 #29)
Caretaker Jim Powell email update


2/14/70b - Saturday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 2/14/70b - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [2:26:05] ; Intro [1:51] ; Casey Jones [4:29] ; [0:05] ; Mama Tried [2:31] ; [1:24] ; Hard To Handle [6:06] ; [3:18] ; Monkey And The Engineer [1:32] ; [0:43] ; Dark Hollow [2:37] ; [0:43] ; I've Been All Around This World [4:02] ; [0:18] ; Wake Up Little Susie [2:22] > Black Peter [7:19] ; [0:04] % Uncle John's Band [5:#54] ; [2:30] ; Katie Mae [3:19] ; [0:20] % [2:31] ; Dancing In The Street [9:15] ; [0:25] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:09] > Jam [2:37] > I Know You Rider [4:18] > High Time [6:41] > [0:10] > Dire Wolf [4:06] ; [0:44] ; Alligator [3:44] > Drums [12:48] > Me And My Uncle [3:07] > Not Fade Away [13:59] > Mason's Children [3:53] > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) [14:25] > Feedback [8:42] > And We Bid You Good Night [1:39] ; [0:14]
Comments Late Show total time 2:26:05 +. Early and Late Show total time 3:31:22 +. Timings are from the SBD tape in circulation except for the tunes included in Dick's Picks 4, which are timed from the CD.

SET 1 is the complete Late Show Dead set. This is all one set; the band never leaves the stage en masse and there is no set-break. Intro by Zacherle. The first three tunes are electric Dead and time 14:34. During the pause after Hard To Handle the stage is re-rigged for the next seven tunes, which are acoustic Dead and time 31:43 total. There is a brief clip in the circulating SBD of Uncle John at 1:08. The rest of the set from Dancin through Bid You Goodnight is electric Dead and times 1:24:19 total.

There is said to be an AUD tape of this show in existance. Hard To Handle, Dark Hollow and I've Been All Around This World are included on Bear's Choice. The Introduction by Zacherle, Casey Jones, and the entire concluding electric segment from Dancin through Bid You Goodnight appear on Dick's Picks 4. See Comments under 02/11/70 for more on the tapes. The Allman Bros and Love were also on the bill. The GD Records / Polygram Records CD, "Allman Bros Band Fillmore East February 1970," (GDCD 4063) comprises tape of the Allmans from this run and may contain tunes from this date.

Eaton lists:

02/14/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - complete
4.9, 161min, Sbd, A0D1, Reel M->Dat 1, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk->3700 x 0->3700 x 1
Recordings 147 SB Bear's Choice Dick's Picks 4
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@15ips 1/2trk
Download Sources
Contributors Jim Powell Alan Mande
Caretaker Jim Powell email update