Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York, NY
Date 9/20/70 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [1:02:46] ; Intro [0:03] ; Uncle John's Band [6:47] % Deep Elem Blues [5:51] % Friend Of The Devil [3:32] % Big Railroad Blues [3:14] % Dark Hollow [2:56] % Ripple [4:20] % To Lay Me Down [5:12] % Truckin' [5:35] % [0:12] ; Rosalie McFall [2:24] % Cumberland Blues [5:04] % New Speedway Boogie [9:31] % Brokedown Palace [5:13]
Two [2:23] ; Together Again [2:23]
Three [[1:41:29 +]] ; [1:41:29 +] [0:06 Intro] ; Casey Jones [4:42] % China Cat Sunflower [3:10] > Jam [2:53] > I Know You Rider [4:11] % Candyman [#4:49] % Sittin' On Top Of The World [3:34] % [0:05] ; Big Boy Pete [2:58] ; [1:23] ; Me And My Uncle [3:21] % Easy Wind [10:48] % Sugar Magnolia [6:02] % Attics Of My Life [6:35] % Mama Tried [2:36] ; [0:03] % Drums [0:28] > Not Fade Away [9:28] > Bid You Goodnight Jam [1:11] > Jam [1:25] > Not Fade Away [1:45] > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) [19:03] > Feedback [6:02] > And We Bid You Good Night [3:53] ; [0:15]
Comments Total time 2:44:15 +. See Comments under 9/17/70 on the structure of this show.

SET 1 is acoustic Dead, the complete set. David Grisman plays mandolin on Friend Of The Devil, David Nelson joins with another mandolin on Big Railroad Blues; both continue through Ripple. There is a hint of harmonica on Dark Hollow, presumably Pigpen's. The instrumentation on To Lay Me Down is hard to figure but the electric guitar is probably Bobby and Jim Wise may be right that the piano is Jerry on this tune. The piano on Truckin' is Pigpen, however. Nelson & Grisman return on mandolin for Rosalie McFall. Jerry switches to electric guitar for Cumberland and New Speedway, then back to acoustic for Brokedown Palace. Pigpen plays piano again on this tune.

SET 2 is the only NRPS tune from this show to make it into circulation so far.

SET 3 is an electric Dead set. There was also a NRPS set between the acoustic and electric Dead sets but tape hasn't surfaced. Candyman cuts in at "Good morning Mr. Benson."

The #3:31 of tape from the conclusion of Good Lovin' that has always criculated as part of this tape (between Sittin' On Top Of The World and Big Boy Pete) turns out to be the last 3:31 of the 9/18/70 Good Lovin'.

During the Jam out of Not Fade Away Jerry feints at Goin' Down The Road and Mountain Jam but settles into neither before transiting into the Bid You Goodnight Jam. This Caution has few rivals from any year, and the Feedback that follows is "buzz-saw music" at its best.

SBD cassette tapes of the acoustic and electric Dead sets of this show have been circulating since the mid-70s at the latest. Reportedly there is an AUD of the acoustic set. Recently Bill Gadsden, Jim Wise and others put a clean copy of 1st gen reels into circulation on CDs. They sound great (and add the one NRPS tune). See Comments under 9/18/70 on the SBDs of this run.

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09/20/70 The Fillmore East, New York City Ny - xcerpt
4.8, 020min, Sbd, A1D3, Reel M->Reel 1->Dat 3, 44k,
7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk->1st Gen Reel->Dat x 0->SS->Dat x 2
Recordings 165 SB
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk
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Contributors Jim Powell Robert Bertrando Jim Wise Bill Gadsden
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