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Grateful Dead Aug. 18, 1970
Fillmore West San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
Perfect AUD sound quality and a nice harmonica solo from pigpen to end
Acoustic, and first time played. Interesting piano, too.
2It's A Man's World
Pigpen leads the band on an acid-drenched, climactic R&B jam.
such a beautiful song
Another great cold Jordan with a guest most likely David Nelson on Mandolin
1Swing Low Sweet Chariot
warbly recording but awesome performance
4Friend of the Devil
wionderful acoustic FOTD from Fillmore West
4New Speedway Boogie
Pure version, with just the right amount of menace and swagger. A great jam here too. Check it out.
3The Other One
Fast and furious acid rush here. That they could go from bluegrass sweetness to this hard rock monster in one night is testament to their huge range.
1Not Fade Away
1970, this is new and the boys sound so full of energy and excitement. The whole show has just been reseeded on IA, worth a listen.
1Dancin' in the Streets
Epic wanderings from the “Woodacre Training Camp”
This beautiful acoustic and first known version transitions from Ripple
1Attics of My Life
Harmonious delivery. Poised, poignant, and evocative.
Gotta love 1970 acoustic sets. This is a classic version.
2Uncle John's Band
Beautiful finisher to a terrific show. Peak Dead.