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Grateful Dead Dec. 30, 1969

Boston Tea Party Boston, MA | Listen on archive

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3
Uncle John's Band
segues breathlessly into Mason's which is segued into China->Rider...blistering end to the 60s in Boston
4
Mason's Children
Very hot version from this smokin '69 show
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Dark Star
Simply Amazing another incredible 1969 Dark Star crackles with energy, dripping in psychedelic beauty, nice long intro, crisp clean Jerry, fantastic
5
The Other One
Raging and exploratory a real mind bender on this evening very psychedelic and heady wonderful guitar from Jerry, fantastic
4
Black Peter
Fantastic early version of Back Peter this to me is the torch bearer for the early versions of the song. The best up to this performance IMHO
5
The Eleven
Wow another fantastic Eleven from 1969, Jerry just raging and Phil carpet bombing the tune great keys and drums as well.
2
Cosmic Charlie
Another fantastic 1969 Cosmic Charlie love the psychedelic versions from the early days.
5
New Speedway Boogie
So soon after the tragedies at Altamont Speedway this version carries an extra heavy presence.
3
Midnight Hour
Great version from an epic show.
1
Alligator
Alligator>Drums>11>WBYG Jam>Alligator
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Good Lovin'
I'm diggin' that kinda spacy jam coming out of Drums.
1
Mama Tried
Nice job byb Bob articulating the lyrics. Good harmonies, too.
1
Casey Jones
Odd at times - kinda creepy organ coming from Pigpen.
1
Me and My Uncle
Great execution all around. Short but sweet.
1
Cumberland Blues
Cool to hear an early version and get a view of how the song evolved.
1
Cryptical Envelopment
Jerry gives the 1-2-3-4 countdown.
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Drums
After 5 minutes, they start on the beat for The Other One.
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And We Bid You Goodnight
4 minutes prior, they played a jam of the melody.
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Feedback
A short 34 seconds, used as a cooling down period.