The Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1971-04-27


Grateful Dead, “The Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1971-04-27,” Grateful Dead Archive Online, accessed February 10, 2016,


Set 1

Truckin', Mama Tried, Bertha, Next Time You See Me, Cumberland Blues, Me And Bobby McGee, Loser, Hard To Handle, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Casey Jones

Set 2

Sugar Magnolia, Deal, Me & My Uncle, Bird Song, Playing In The Band, Dire Wolf, Searchin'*, Riot In Cell Block #9*, Good Vibrations**, I Get Around**, Help Me Rhonda*, Okie From Muskogee*, Johnny B. Goode*, Sing Me Back Home, Uncle Johns Band > Turn On Your Love Light

*with the Beach Boys
**Just the Beach Boys: Good Vibrations, I Get Around.


  • Matt's notes:
    hard to handle, sugar magnolia, bird song, help me rhonda, sing me back home
    These are all patched with the Ramrod source

    Patched with the 16 track source

    Thanks to Bob Menke for the patch sources

    I decided to put this out for a number of reasons but mainly it's a improvement as to what circulates. The main reason being Will's reels are in prime condition and have never had to be baked over a number of times. The exact lineage of all the 4/71 FE reels are still a mystery so perhaps we will really never know the whole story BUT some low gen reels @ 7.5 ips. have survived in one piece and these are some of them.. According to the story from Wilson and Pat Lee, Peter Kafer and Bill Gadsden "purchased" the supposed masters from a guy named Buddy Miller(now a country musician) and brought them up to the Northwest for them to copy back in 1973. Will's are 7.5 ips. and Pat's are 3.3/4 ips. Nobody for sure knows exactly which were masters since Buddy decided to keep a few for himself which is truly the crux of the mystery or if even Buddy had masters himself. I realize in some circles this is considered heresy but it's true and until Buddy comes forward and flat out states he had masters this should be considered as a possibility. We can only now just listen carefully and try to figure it out that way.. Anyhow please enjoy!

    My notes:
    Big Thanks to Matt. Wonderful!!
    Thanks to jpc3 for tagging the files
    text file created & seeded 06/19/2011 gballen


  • 203:09.49

Accession Number:

  • gd1971-04-27.sbd.boswell.smith.114094.flac16

Archival Resource Key:

  • ark:/38305/g48k7b47


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