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Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings

Grateful Dead

Initial release: Nov 2005

Grateful Dead Records

A 10 CD box set of "every note" played at the four Fillmore West shows from February 27th to March 2nd, 1969. Promoted as "the most significant audio release yet to emerge from the Grateful Dead's vault." Mixed from the 16 track master tapes. Mastered in HDCD. 51 tracks, nearly 10 hours of music, 76 pages booklet. Limited edition release of 10,000 copies. Each show is housed in its own digicase. The four shows and the booklet are in a box.

Tracks

Disc One

    2/27/1969

  • Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Williamson)
  • Doin' That Rag (Garcia / Hunter)
  • That's It For The Other One:
    Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
    The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
    Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
Disc Two
  • Dupree's Diamond Blues (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Mountains Of The Moon (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Dark Star (Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir / Hunter)
  • St. Stephen (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • The Eleven (Lesh / Hunter)
  • Turn On Your Lovelight (Scott / Malone)
  • Cosmic Charlie (Garcia / Hunter)
Disc Three
    2/28/1969

  • Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose)
  • Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Williamson)
  • Doin' That Rag (Garcia / Hunter)
  • I'm A King Bee (Moore)
  • Turn On Your Lovelight (Scott / Malone)
Disc Four
  • That's It For The Other One:
    Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
    The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
    Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
  • Dark Star (Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir / Hunter)
  • St. Stephen (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • The Eleven (Lesh / Hunter)
  • Death Don't Have No Mercy (Davis)
Disc Five
  • Alligator (Lesh / McKernan / Hunter)
  • Drums (Hart / Kreutzmann)
  • Jam (Grateful Dead)
  • Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) (Grateful Dead)
  • Feedback (Grateful Dead)
  • And We Bid You Goodnight (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
Disc Six
    3/1/1969

  • That's It For The Other One:
    Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
    The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
    Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
  • New Potato Caboose (Lesh / Petersen)
  • Doin' That Rag (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Cosmic Charlie (Garcia / Hunter)
Disc Seven
  • Dupree's Diamond Blues (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Mountains Of The Moon (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Dark Star (Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir / Hunter)
  • St. Stephen (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • The Eleven (Lesh / Hunter)
  • Turn On Your Lovelight (Scott / Malone)
  • Hey Jude (Lennon / McCartney)
Disc Eight
    3/2/1969

  • Dark Star (Garcia / Hart / Kreutzmann / Lesh / McKernan / Weir / Hunter)
  • St. Stephen (Garcia / Lesh / Hunter)
  • The Eleven (Lesh / Hunter)
  • Turn On Your Lovelight (Scott / Malone)
Disc Nine
  • Doin' That Rag (Garcia / Hunter)
  • That's It For The Other One:
    Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
    The Other One (Weir / Kreutzmann)
    Cryptical Envelopment (Garcia)
  • Death Don't Have No Mercy (Davis)
  • Morning Dew (Dobson / Rose)
Disc Ten
  • Alligator (Lesh / McKernan / Hunter)
  • Drums (Hart / Kreutzmann)
  • Jam (Grateful Dead)
  • Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) (Grateful Dead)
  • Feedback (Grateful Dead)
  • And We Bid You Goodnight (Traditional arr. Grateful Dead)
Musicians

  • Tom Constanten - organ
  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - drums
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - organ, harmonica, percussion, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals
Credits

  • Producer - David Lemieux, Jeffrey Norman
  • Executive producer - Cameron Sears
  • Recording engineers - Bob Matthews, Betty Cantor
  • Mixing, mastering - Jeffrey Norman at Club Front, Novato
  • Archival research - Eileen Law/Grateful Dead Archives
  • Photos - Rosie McGee, Herbie Greene, Michael Merritt, Baron Wolman, Peter Simon, Amalie R. Rothschild, Suanne C Skidd, Sylvia Clarke Hamilton
  • Cover lettering - Richard Biffle
  • Art coordinator - Brian Connors
  • Booklet essay - Dennis McNally
  • Package design - Robert Minkin/MinkinDesign
  • Special thanks - Phil Driver, L Budd, Orion Trist, Stephen Jarvis
  • Recorded live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, February 27 - March 2, 1969
Related releases

Dark Star and St Stephen from 2/27/1969 and Death Don't Have No Mercy, Feedback and We Bid You Goodnight from 3/2/1969 were originally released on;

That's It For The Other One (Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment) from 2/27/69 was originally released on; A 3 CD compilation of the music on these 10 CDs was sold through normal retail outlets; A bonus CD of music recorded live at the Carousel Ballroom/Fillmore West between 1968-1970 was distributed with copies of the compilation pre-ordered from dead.net; For information about other releases that include music from this period see the 1969 section of the Dead by Date page.

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