Friday, December 06, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 12/6/13

This week the exciting (and super long!) second set from the band's performance at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY on November 8th, 1970. The band was clearly developing quickly at this time.. and in many ways we can look upon this as a turning point, away from perhaps the rawer, more psychedelic sound to a more polished version that would come to dominate in 1971 and beyond. The set list contains some song we'd never hear again, (Mystery Train, My Babe, The Main Ten) as well as some we would hear for the first time (Around and Around). This is truly a joy to behold as it clocks in at over 2 hours just for this second set.. one can only speculate on how long it seemed :) I think it is clearly a joy to have this show documented, albeit in an audience tape, to give us a window onto what was obviously a creative apex for the band..

Grateful Dead
Capitol, Theatre , Port Chester NY
November 8, 1970

Electric Dead -
 Morning Dew
 Me And My Uncle
 Mystery Train  (Only time played)
>My Babe (Only time played)
 Around And Around  (First time played)
 New Orleans
 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
 Casey Jones
>Dark Star (First verse only)
>The Main Ten  (Final time played)
>Dancin' In The Streets
>Not Fade Away
>Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
>Not Fade Away
>Good Lovin'
>Good Lovin'

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
As always I want to thank those of you able to contribute your support to keeping the Deadpod alive.. I very much appreciate it! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Surprising that no one had anything to say about such a well-played set of rare songs, a few of which I really enjoyed hearing for the first time here (My Babe, New Orleans, Searchin', and The Main Ten). Of course, I've heard the Jerry Band play Mystery Train many a time, but it was fun hearing the band play it here. Although it was a well-played set through and through, what really stood out for me was how much the crowd LOVED hearing Around & Around for the first time...ahh, to have been there for that! And, that was a version of DITS which sounded unlike any other I've heard, which was fun.