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Grateful Dead April 5, 1969
Avalon Ballroom San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
9Mountains of the Moon
Mountains of the moon>Dark Star=Unreal
4Hard to Handle
4Dupree's Diamond Blues
Jerry takes charge and the levels are excellent, and--oh yeah--it's acoustic (at least sounds it, but I haven't checked sources to confirm).
3China Cat Sunflower
Nice early stand alone with a long intro. You can hear the transition from the old intro to the more familiar pickings of later versions.
3Doin' That Rag
Rollicking and ramschackle.
5And We Bid You Goodnight
Barber shop trio with Phil prominent in the mix.
4The Other One
Crazy explosive version with hot touches of feedback
Crazy guitar effects after 4:15
The Eleven > 9 Songs > Eleven Closeout..whole show worth a visit
rare William Tell > Lovelight
Unique Drums out of a swampy, raw Alligator. Bill & Mickey 'theka' at 4:07 play the beats they shout out and then Bam!! FeedBack!!
1Turn On Your Love Light
Gritty, bluesy LL perfection!
It's a bit uneven vocally, musically it's slow and sultry.