Grateful Dead Download
Jun 7, 1969Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
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Total Length:
1:38:12
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

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Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Dire Wolf02:53
  2. 2Dupree's Diamond Blues04:15
  3. 3Mountains Of The Moon05:57
  4. 4Dark Star21:49
  5. 5St. Stephen10:13
  6. 6The Eleven12:32
  7. 7Sitting On Top Of The World03:36
  8. 8Cold Rain And Snow02:58
  9. 9Doin' That Rag08:23
  10. 10Me and My Uncle03:38
  11. 11Turn On Your Love Light21:58
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Item Number:
  • 803-7413-AD
Date:
  • Jun 7, 1969
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Dire Wolf02:53
  2. 2Dupree's Diamond Blues04:15
  3. 3Mountains Of The Moon05:57
  4. 4Dark Star21:49
  5. 5St. Stephen10:13
  6. 6The Eleven12:32
  7. 7Sitting On Top Of The World03:36
  8. 8Cold Rain And Snow02:58
  9. 9Doin' That Rag08:23
  10. 10Me and My Uncle03:38
  11. 11Turn On Your Love Light21:58
Total Length:
1:38:12
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

"Pigpen" McKernan - vocals, harmonica; Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals; Bob Weir - guitar, vocals; Phil Lesh - bass, vocals; Tom Constanten - keyboards; Bill Kreutzmann - drums; Mickey Hart - drums; Guest: Janis Joplin - vocals on "Lovelight"

This is the third night of this memorable Fillmore West run. An outstanding show from beginning to end, containing several song transitions unique to this show and a wonderful version of "Lovelight" with Janis Joplin sitting in. This is one of the all time classic Grateful Dead shows.

Beginning quietly and in extremely unusual fashion for 1969, they kick the show off acoustically. They open with "Dire Wolf" and continue with an acoustic rendition of "Dupree's Diamond Blues." The audience must have had no clue where the band was going with this unusually quiet behavior, as they continue with an acoustic rendition of the rarely played, "Mountains Of The Moon." This is when things really begin to get strange.

As "Mountains of The Moon" winds to a close, a lovely little improvisation begins with Garcia playing delicate acoustic leads over the rest of the ensemble. Several minutes into this improvisation, Garcia switches to electric, and without missing a beat the group transitions directly into "Dark Star." It's a remarkable transition, and the "Dark Star" that follows features beautiful introspective playing from everyone before tearing off into the cosmos.

As on the classic Live/Dead LP, after 20 minutes or so, "Dark Star" ends by launching directly into "St. Stephen," followed by "The Eleven," with Phil Lesh's bass leading the way throughout this remarkably intense reading of this complex composition.

Rather than the obvious "Lovelight" that would usually follow this sequence, the group heads in a radically different direction by playing two songs from their debut album, "Sitting On Top Of The World" and "Cold Rain And Snow" before finally ending this incredible sequence with the a cappella tag that concludes "Doin' That Rag."

A short perfunctory version of "Me and My Uncle" follows before they end the night with "Turn On Your Lovelight." This is an all time classic performance. After several minutes of getting the momentum back up, Janis Joplin hits the stage. Janis and Pigpen are perfectly comfortable with each other as they trade scat vocals and improvise lyrics while the band continues to vamp underneath. It's obvious that Janis and Pigpen are having great fun together, and this remarkable performance closes a thoroughly magic evening of vintage live Dead.

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