RSD BLACK FRIDAY 2023 - GRATEFUL DEAD - Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 3/2/1969 - 5-LP with 10th side etching, 180-gram vinyl, two-piece telescope box
The fourth night of the famed Fillmore West run that produced the bulk of Live/Dead is an exceptional example, going back more than 54 years, of why you never miss a Sunday show. Opening (!!) with what would later be known as the Live/Dead suite, 3/2/69 demonstrates the Dead had not only not run out of steam after three magnificent shows, in many ways they surpassed the previous nights' wildly powerful music. When your first set is the entire Live/Dead suite, what do you for a second set? Simple! You play for more than an hour and half, making sure everyone went home way too late, but unimaginably happy. After the first set's Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Lovelight, the second set puts so much icing on the cake that it almost becomes a cake made of nothing but frosting: That's It For The Other One, Morning Dew, Alligator>Caution, and so much more. We're thrilled to be completing the quartet of what is widely considered one of the greatest runs in Grateful Dead history, mixed from the 16-track master tapes by Jeffrey Norman, and mastered by Jeffrey along with tape restoration by Plangent Processes.