Band Grateful Dead
Venue University Auditorium, University of Arizona
Location Tucson, AZ
Date 4/11/69 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [21:06] ; Morning Dew % Sittin' On Top Of The World % The Other One [#1:22] > Cryptical Envelopment [7:18] > It's A Sin [4:32] ; [1:27] ; Hard To Handle [5:27]
Two [51:29] ; Dark Star [20:20] > St. Stephen [3:#51] > The Eleven [5:#56] > Turn On Your Love Light [19:42]
Comments Total time [1:12:35 +] Obviously the 1st set list is incomplete ; probably Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > preceded The Other One but possibly something else. Likely more tunes are missing before that, too -- if the tape catalogued under SET 1 represents the second side of a cassette master, then there's 45 minutes missing previous to where the tape cuts in. According to the review of the show by Richard Saltus in the Arizona Daily Star for 4/12/69, they also performed versions of Morning Dew and Sittin On Top Of The World. Presumably these tunes belong before That's It.

There is a Main Ten Jam in Dark Star, starting at 9:53 and running till 11:05, a total of 1:12 ; this is the first known occurence of this kernel and prototype of Playin In The Band. There is a cut in St. Stephen at 3:26 ; probably a couple minutes are lost here.

There is also a cut in The Eleven at 3:54, with a passage of Jamming of uncertain length lost (perhaps as little as 20 seconds but also possibly as long as several minutes). The Eleven analyzes St. Stephen > 1st vocals 1:05 > transition Jam 1:21 > Eleven Jam 1:#40 > Eleven vocals 0:40 > Eleven Jam 1:04 > transition 0:06 > Turn On Your Love Light.

For a copy of the review see http://www.primenet.com/~jblackwo/tucson.html

Eaton's list reads:

04/11/69 Student Union Hall, Tucson Az - xcerpt
4.3, 073min, Sbd, A1D0, Cass M->Cass 1->Dat 0, 48k,
Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby->Tascam 122mkIII Cass 1st Gen->3800 x 0

Recordings 75 SB
Master recording source(s): Ampex C-90 Master Cass/no dolby
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