Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings Grateful Dead Initial release: Nov 2005. It masters their early work of pioneering psychedelic rockers but also blending into the mix jazz and total musical improvisation. Anyone else have any problems with record 2? It’s no wonder the song was put onto The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. Both Live/Dead released in 1969 & Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings (released in 2005) featured the same version of the song. Mixed from the 16 track master tapes. On the other hand doing it live it seemed their devouted fans couldn’t get enough of it. Grateful Dead Records. God Speed Marty Balin. However, it was the group's far more daring sophomore album, Anthem of the Sun , released in July of 1968, that conveyed the group's approach to live performing, compositional originality, and promise for the future. Includes “(Walk Me Out In The) Morning Dew” and their rendition of Slim Harpo’s blues classic, “I'm a King Bee”. arrives at points that are easily describable in words. Excerpts and links (along with all pictures gained from this blog that search engines have linked to blog) may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Longshot and Longshot's Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Which is unfortunate, since some of these times were spectacularly successful. You’ll have to click onto the second video to complete. Official Photos. 4th row center ticket bought on the street face value $5.50. To me they suggest that the Dead had trouble "continuing" Dark Star after a song interruption, or at least preferred not to do it, since they did it so few times. They were obviously trying to perfect that Dark Star>St Stephen>The … My copy was missing sides 5 & 6. Promoted as "the most significant audio release yet to emerge from the Grateful Dead's vault." Excellent sound on this pressing, but I am not a fan of how there is hardly any lead in on any side of this pressing. ( Log Out /  Performing two hour-long sets as the opening act to Janis Joplin's New York debut as a solo star, the Grateful Dead turned in a characteristic performance for this period in their career. The Dark Star is amazing and the St. Stephen is both delicate and energetic. The entire show has been released as part of the Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings box set, which includes the full four-night run. Bob Weir – guitar, vocals The album's version of "St. Stephen" appears on the 1977 Grateful Dead compilation What a Long Strange Trip … Grateful Dead - Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings (2005) Grateful Dead. Considered among Dead Heads and others to be one of their really outstanding performances, the Fillmore West event of the 27th february 1969 finally got it's release on vinyl. 1997 Preview SONG TIME Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Live At Fillmore East, February 11, 1969) 1. The rest of the material has only been released on cd. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Tagged as Dark Star, Fillmore West 1969, Grateful Dead, Music History, Musical Improvisation, Psychedelic Rock, Rock Jazz, Song of the Day. For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography For information on references in the lyrics see David Dodd's Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics For David Dodd's discussion of this song on dead.net see Greatest Stories Ever Told Dark Star was originally released as a 2:40 single in 1968. Fillmore West 1969 gives us an excellent Dark Star>St. Fillmore West 1969. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! AFAIK the epic performance of Dark Star, St. Stephan and The Eleven from this evening found it's early way on the groundbreaking double album Live/Dead, released in the same year, being edited a bit different than on this one. Steven>The Eleven, different than the one that makes up most of Live Dead. Mixed from the 16 track master tapes. Here's the details: Grateful Dead "Fillmore Guitars With Dark Stars" Disc 1, Tracks 1-8: 1970-02-13 Early Show Disc 1, Tracks 9-10: 1970-02-14 Early Show It is hard to drop the needle on the record without landing in the grooves of the recording. Considered among Dead Heads and others to be one of their really outstanding performances, the Fillmore West event of the 27th february 1969 finally got it's release on vinyl. My dead head basically followed one song from these guys, “Truckin'” and maybe a few others. But the 8 April 1972 Dark Star has an unusual abundance of harmonically describable points. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Rep. Rashida Tlaib.. it is Me you owe an Apology to. One of my favourite GD performance in addition to the Sunshine daydream (1972) and the Cornell university (1977) recordings. 2009-2020 by Longshot aka longshotsblues. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. My side C has some loud pops towards the end and side D is noisy from beginning to end. 1. See the setlist from Grateful Dead at Fillmore West in San Francisco, CA on Nov 8, 1969. At times you didn’t know where it started, was going or if or how it was to end. Most amazing concert of my life. Considered among Dead Heads and others to be one of their really outstanding performances, the Fillmore West event of the 27th february 1969 finally got it's release on vinyl. Dark Star Orchestra’s main claim to fame is faithful reproductions of complete Grateful Dead concerts from the past, though sometimes they do a “new” setlist also. Like it'll have two copies of side 3/4 and no copy of side 5/6!! Freak Flag Flying at half mast tonight. Ron “Pigpen” McKernan – keyboards, vocals, harmonica, percussion ( Log Out /  Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, See the Grateful Dead role over and play live!. Both Live/Dead released in 1969 & Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings (released in 2005) featured the same version of the song. Dark star crashes, pouring it's light into ashes Reason tatters, the forces tear … Beginning with “Dark Star” staple jam in any Dead’s live vocabulary, the band settled into the true meat of the show. One such night occurred on May 15, 1970 where the band played both an early and late show. Dark Star*> Spanish Jam*> Lovelight* Uncle John. Day after Hendrix died. Thus all of the members received composition credits. Promoted as "the most significant audio release yet to emerge from the Grateful Dead's vault." Written by Robert Hunter – Lyrics and Composed by Jerry Garcia, Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals AFAIK the epic performance of Dark Star, St. Stephan and The Eleven from this evening found it's early way on the groundbreaking double album Live/Dead, released in the same year, being edited a bit different than on … The Grateful Dead's explorations are rarely analyzed from a musicological standpoint, and quite rightly they wouldn't generally t- ell you much. The Grateful Dead's 1967 debut album retains its charms and represents the band's primal early era when the core quintet was primarily performing cover material. CD 1. Light Show. There is plenty of run out at the end of every side so why no lead in? It’s only took me to the end of 2011 to still explore. Grateful Dead - Dark Star (Live at the Fillmore West San Francisco, 1969) Lyrics. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Dark Star was originally released as a 2:40 single in 1968. Bits & Pieces~Music/News/Sports/Life/Entertainment, Buon Natale this Christmas Eve ~~~ Tu scendi dalle stelle, Friday At The Fillmore ~ Dark Star ~ Grateful Dead. Hey better late than never. The Complete Recordings. I would pay much money for this - maybe they could do a Fillmore '70 box set? Bill Kreutzmann – drums This is a really amazing block of music. Dark Star>El Paso>space on 11-15-71 and 8-21-72 may also count as Dark Star sandwiches. During the period when the Grateful Dead were mixing their first official live album Live/Dead, the band played a run of shows at San Francisco's Fillmore West and the performance of "Dark Star" recorded at this venue on February 27, 1969 is highly regarded. !!FYI!! The material here is taken from the same set of concerts as Live Dead, February 27 through March 2, 1969. Here is a snippet of video: Phil Lesh, Lisa Mackey, Rob Eaton, DSO with phil at the Fillmore – Photo by G. Garcia Thus all of the members received composition credits. Dark Star of all time and space. Listen to with headphones to observe the perfectly balanced vocals (Bobby in left ear, Jerry right) and lets not forget the overall power of the performance itself. Change ). On the other hand doing it live it seemed their devouted fans couldn’t get enough of it. The Grateful Dead did several multi-night runs at Fillmore East over the course of the year and these performances remain some of the most diverse and impressive of their entire career. All Rights Reserved. Still gives me … I got one of these sets and got two side 5/6 LPs. Grateful Dead - "Fillmore Guitars With Dark Stars" This one is a real treat. Grateful Dead - Dark Star (Live At the Fillmore West 1969) Lyrics. Has anybody had an issue where 1 of the records was missing from the sealed box? If you like the Dead of Live Dead, you'll want to pick up Fillmore West 1969. Further Information For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well. During this period, "Dark Star" began to take thematic shape and became a cornerstone of the Dead's jamming. Stream Dark Star (Live at the Fillmore West San Francisco, 1969; 2001 Remaster) by Grateful Dead from desktop or your mobile device Thanks "Ricky"! Dark star crashes, pouring it's light into ashes Reason tatters, the forces tear loose from the axis Searchlight casting for faults in the c A 10 CD box set of "every note" played at the four Fillmore West shows from February 27th to March 2nd, 1969. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Tom Constanten – keyboards Ticket Stubs. This is the second night of Grateful Dead’s Fillmore West show from February 1969. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Mickey Hart – drums. Phil Lesh – bass guitar, vocals If anyone has two 3/4 LPS and would like to trade instead of trashing their set, DM me. Grateful Dead – Fillmore East [Full-Show] – 2/11/1970 ( Log Out /  2/27/69. This Blog Is ©opyrighted. Nevertheless it seem to come out as a flawless blend of bliss. I work at a record store and we've already had 3 of these come back because they had two copies of the same LP!! Ripped @320kbps of course! A two-and-a-half minute edit of "Dark Star" was released on the soundtrack album for Zabriskie Point, an Antonioni film for which Garcia created additional music. Very good sound quality and a few tunes with Duane & Gregg Allman + Peter Green. The dark star theme is strong throughout the song, the mark of an early star, but at the same time it manages to stretch out very spacily. Fully agreement. 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