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As Live Dead so eloquently attests, the Grateful Dead just might have been the best live band in the world during the year of 1969, so any release of material from that period is a (Dead) head turner. This release captures two complete concerts held at the Seminole Indian reservation in Florida on May 23 and 24, 1969, three months after Live Dead and a month after the Midwest shows immortalized on Dick’s Picks Vol. 26. With both Bear (who recorded this show in his usual meticulous fashion) and Timothy Leary in attendance, it’s safe to say that there was something in the air at both shows; Jerry Garcia’s riffage is about as raw as it ever got, and the trademark period sequence of “Dark Star”/”St. Stephen”/”The Eleven”/”Turn on Your Lovelight” is particularly charged, with a nearly half-hour “Lovelight” shining very brightly indeed. Show two starts with another half-hour but very different “Lovelight,” as Pigpen slowly turns up the heat, followed by the rare “He Was a Friend of Mine,” “Alligator,” and another “St. Stephen” (flying out of “Drums” for the only time during its 1968-1971 incarnation) among other treats. Great graphics, too, with notes by Blair Jackson and a reminiscence by Tom Constanten. Never before available at retail!

As Live Dead so eloquently attests, the Grateful Dead just might have been the best live band in the world during the year of 1969, so any release of material from that period is a (Dead) head turner. This release captures two complete concerts held at the Seminole Indian reservation in Florida on May 23 and 24, 1969, three months after Live Dead and a month after the Midwest shows immortalized on Dick’s Picks Vol. 26. With both Bear (who recorded this show in his usual meticulous fashion) and Timothy Leary in attendance, it’s safe to say that there was something in the air at both shows; Jerry Garcia’s riffage is about as raw as it ever got, and the trademark period sequence of “Dark Star”/”St. Stephen”/”The Eleven”/”Turn on Your Lovelight” is particularly charged, with a nearly half-hour “Lovelight” shining very brightly indeed. Show two starts with another half-hour but very different “Lovelight,” as Pigpen slowly turns up the heat, followed by the rare “He Was a Friend of Mine,” “Alligator,” and another “St. Stephen” (flying out of “Drums” for the only time during its 1968-1971 incarnation) among other treats. Great graphics, too, with notes by Blair Jackson and a reminiscence by Tom Constanten. Never before available at retail!

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Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 1--Big Rock Pow-Wow '69
Artist: Grateful Dead
Format: CD
New: In Stock $54.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Hard to Handle (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, FL
2. Dark Star (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, Florida
3. St. Stephen (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, Flori
4. The Eleven (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, Florid
5. Turn on Your Lovelight (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Holly
6. Introduction (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, Flor
7. Turn on Your Lovelight (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Holly
8. Doin' That Rag (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, FL
9. He Was a Friend of Mine (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Holl
10. China Cat Sunflower (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywoo
11. The Eleven (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, Florid
12. Death Don't Have No Mercy (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Ho
13. Morning Dew (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, Flori
14. Me and My Uncle (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, F
15. Yellow Dog Story (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood
16. Alligator (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, Florida
17. Drums (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, Florida, Ma
18. St. Stephen (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, Flori
19. Feedback (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywood, Florida
20. We Bid You Goodnight (Live at Big Rock Pow Wow Music Festival, Seminole Indian Village, West Hollywo

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As Live Dead so eloquently attests, the Grateful Dead just might have been the best live band in the world during the year of 1969, so any release of material from that period is a (Dead) head turner. This release captures two complete concerts held at the Seminole Indian reservation in Florida on May 23 and 24, 1969, three months after Live Dead and a month after the Midwest shows immortalized on Dick’s Picks Vol. 26. With both Bear (who recorded this show in his usual meticulous fashion) and Timothy Leary in attendance, it’s safe to say that there was something in the air at both shows; Jerry Garcia’s riffage is about as raw as it ever got, and the trademark period sequence of “Dark Star”/”St. Stephen”/”The Eleven”/”Turn on Your Lovelight” is particularly charged, with a nearly half-hour “Lovelight” shining very brightly indeed. Show two starts with another half-hour but very different “Lovelight,” as Pigpen slowly turns up the heat, followed by the rare “He Was a Friend of Mine,” “Alligator,” and another “St. Stephen” (flying out of “Drums” for the only time during its 1968-1971 incarnation) among other treats. Great graphics, too, with notes by Blair Jackson and a reminiscence by Tom Constanten. Never before available at retail!

        
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