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Good Lovin'
June 4, 1970
Fillmore West

perfect Pig vocal, big Phil bass, blistering Garcia guitar.
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New Minglewood Blues
June 4, 1970
Fillmore West

Direct and straight to the point. Was surprised that Bob was able to sing another note that night.
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It's A Man's World
June 4, 1970
Fillmore West

It moves, from start to finish, without letting up and the jamming is inspired. At one point Pigpen shouts, "suck your cock, man says that too".

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It's A Man's World
June 4, 1970
Fillmore West

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New Minglewood Blues
June 4, 1970
Fillmore West

And at the song's end, the crowd is momentarily stunned silent.
St. Stephen
June 4, 1970
Fillmore West

One man's review: We are breathless. And then comes St. Stephen. Here the audience tape provides a glimpse into the sonic tidal wave of the Grateful Dead in a fashion not readily available in any other tape this reviewer can bring to memory. After the “lady finger” section of the song proves to be intensely personal - it is so within the head that the head expands to fill all space - the flash pot/gunshot that follows becomes an endgame for the senses. The music becomes enormous, even cataclysmic, as if towering forces are locked in battle. Galaxies collide, exploding in endless eruptions. Above it all, a cymbal swell begins to take form, certainly a mainstay portion of this tune. But this tape brings it into bone bleaching focus. The swell begins to level everything in its path, yet the music muscles its way even higher. Nothing is left of personal space. There is no room left. Here, we are lost to the music. We are gone. And the sound wall continues to roar. This one passage delivers the goods so completely, it starts to make sense why people would religiously follow the band from show to show for decades. You come out on the other side wondering, what just happened? Sensational. Read more: http://www.deadlistening.com/2013/03/1970-june-4-fillmore-west.html#ixzz2q1Gzx2gi Try to hear and imagine all the wild notes Phil is playing beneath those crashing cymbals and regal in the intertwining of what becomes three lead guitars emerging from the crescendo. And then there is the drums-driven transition into NFA.
Dark Star
June 7, 1969
Fillmore West

Stunning.
It's A Man's World
June 4, 1970
Fillmore West

Thank you! GerryO here, and I'm still working on making my tapes an even better listening experience, very carefully patching up a few songs and applying some EQ. I may even contract a professional transfer and see how well the Plangent Process works on them. There's a lot more to hear from them!