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Grateful Dead Feb. 13, 1970
Fillmore East New York City, NY | Listen on archive
freakin awesome DS
87The Other One
The band is so build up with energy, they can't contain themselves and start playing during Drums before Lesh's bass intro to The Other One.
12China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
This one must be listed!! Pure Pig Pen Era Dead... Weir sets down an awesome groove. Transition to Rider is sublime
A good version dispite a flub or two
13Wake Up Little Susie
The Bear's Choice version.
The Bear's Choice hypnotic version.
All laid out here - also great DS this night
The Cryptical Reprise is absolutely stunning, and again this whole show could be nominated, Dick’s Picks Vol. 4, listen again and vote.
6Cold Rain and Snow
Great recording from a great night, the boys got in the right mood with this version right here.
18Feelin' Groovy Jam
Definitive one here in the greatest DS of all time.
7And We Bid You Goodnight
Little ragged vocally, but a beautiful end to a wide-ranging and justly famous show.
How can you not love this?
A lot of their early (pre-Donna) stuff can be pretty pitchy, but is super high energy. Also nice drums on this.
nice early country version.
Amongst an epic O1. Helps build the intense O1>Cryptical that follows.
9Hard to Handle
Bobby Weir on de Funky Riddim Guitar - stellar!
Laid back Stephen then Jer and Bob have a strum off for an outro...different.
5Not Fade Away
Incredibly energetic version, Bobby is at his best on this one. This was from a Fillmore East show, how could it not have been submited.
1Beat it on Down The Line
Smooth '70 version!
3Me and My Uncle
If you can take Bobby seriously as a cowboy then this version is for you.