Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 2/8/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [02:18:25] ; Intro [0:24] ; Smokestack Lightnin' [15:10] ; [2:38] ; Morning Dew [9:07] ; [1:03] ; Dire Wolf [4:21] ; [3:10] ; Me And My Uncle [3:02] ; [0:52 "more Lesh"] ; Sittin' On Top Of The World [3:21] ; [0:57] ; China Cat Sunflower [3:09] > Jam [2:41] > I Know You Rider [4:20] ; [1:58] ; It Hurts Me Too [5:29] ; [0:09] % [0:04] ; Dark Star [26:43] > Saint Stephen [2:37] > Not Fade Away [9:18] > Saint Stephen [2:15] > Turn On Your Lovelight [35:07] ; [0:34]
Comments The timings for Dark Star through Lovelight are based on a composite of the AUD and SBD tapes. Bobby keeps singing Not Fade Away over the first 20 seconds of the Saint Stephen Jam; NFA is timed till the end of these vocals; the Stephen Reprise starts 20 seconds earlier and so actually runs 2:35, counting the overlap.

On the set structure of these shows see 2/5/70 Comments.

In his introduction Graham first presents "Mr. Garcia" with a "photo of Michael J. Brody of RCA-Victor," and then gives this introduction: "Stars of stage, screen and radio, direct from a command performance in New Orleans, these are the Grateful Dead." Bobby explains the pause after Smokestack: "We're waitin' for the Bear to turn on his lovelight" -- then, after a blast of Feedback, "He just did." In the long tuning pause after Dire Wolf Phil Teases Lovelight and Jerry enjoins "everybody just relax," several times.

It is possible that one or more tunes are missing between It Hurts Me Too and Dark Star; it is also possible that nothing is missing here.

The AUD tape has a cut at the end of Dark Star, in which the first 39 seconds of Saint Stephen are lost. This looks like the taper taking the opportunity to flip; the AUD runs unbroken to the end of Lovelight after this cut.

The SBD tape in circulation begins 3:42 before the end of Dark Star and runs for 33:04, cutting off 15:12 into Lovelight; the AUD supplies the remaining 19:55 of Lovelight. This odd scrap, too, suggests there was something unusual about the dimensions of the set. There is a passage of Tighten Up Jam during Lovelight.

The AUD tape of 2/8/70 usually circulates as 2 90-minute cassettes with filler from 2/05/70 (Seasons, The Race Is On, Mason's, Boss Man, Peter). Taj Mahal and Bigfoot were also on the bill (DeadBase IX).

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02/08/70 The Fillmore West, San Francisco Ca - xcerpt
4.8, 042min, Sbd, A1D0, Reel M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0
Recordings 135 AF 42 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
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