Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-08


Grateful Dead, “Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-08,” Grateful Dead Archive Online, accessed February 8, 2016,


Disc One - Acoustic Set -
02) Dire Wolf
03) I Know You Rider
04) Dark Hollow
05) Rosalie McFall
06) El Paso
07) Operator (Final time played)
08) Ripple
09) Friend Of The Devil
10) Wake Up, Little Suzie (Final time played)
11) Uncle John's Band

Disc Two - NRPS -
02) Six Days On The Road
03) Superman
04) Whatcha Gonna Do
05) Glendale Train
06) All I Ever Wanted
07) Fair Chance To Know
08) Portland Woman
09) Cecilia
10)Truck Drivin' Man
11) Last Lonely Eagle
12) Louisiana Lady
13) Honky Tonk Women

Disc Three - Electric Dead -
02) Morning Dew
03) Me And My Uncle
04) Mystery Train (Only time played)
05) >My Babe (Only time played)
06) Around And Around (First time played)
07) New Orleans
09)>It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
10) Casey Jones

Disc Four - Electric Dead -
01) Truckin'
02)>Dark Star (First verse only)
03)>The Main Ten (Final time played)
04)>Dancin' In The Streets
05)>Not Fade Away
06)>Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
07)>Not Fade Away
09)>Good Lovin'
11)>Good Lovin'


  • This is a very special release from Ken and Judy Lee. It serves as a
    commemoration of Mark Cohens' 2nd anniversary in heaven.
    Mark was a great friend, and a big part of the Dead community. And it
    is to him that this project is dedicated, and to whom we owe a huge
    debt of gratitude. If not for Marks love of music, and love of this
    band in particular, we would never had known about the Lees' Port
    Chester archive. Outside of a few other brave souls known to have taped
    shows at this fantastic venue, Ken and Judys' work from the Capitol
    Theatre stands as the ultimate body of documentation. And if not for
    Marks insistance that these shows be "liberated", much of what has
    previously circulated would never had been heard, and this show was one
    of his favorites.
    This show is a keystone of the Grateful Dead, one of those shows that
    really makes you wonder, and gives you pause. A show of firsts and
    lasts, and when it was all said and done, had laid to rest some old
    lexicons, and created a whole new set of criteria by which the band
    would be judged. Truly one of the legendary Grateful Dead shows. The
    Dead had a way of continually redefining themselves, in terms of
    performance, and this show buries the sixties and propels them into the
    seventies. (Much like the benchmark show at Lewiston, Maine 9-6-80
    redifined them for the Eighties)
    This is the last official acoustic set of the 70's. Besides an improptu
    set in 1978, most of the songs performed acoustically would not see the
    light of day again untill the fall of 1980, when they were showcased at
    the 10 night run at the Warfield in San Francisco, and 8 nights at NY's
    Radio City Music Hall. The final "Operator", and "Wake Up Little
    Suzie", Mystery Train> My Babe (only time played), New Orleans>
    Searchin', Main Ten (last time played), all standout in this
    performance, and then like a dream, are gone. Around and Around (first
    time played), and a long stretch before you hear "Baby Blue" again.
    This release also includes the complete New Riders set, known to
    circulate only as a fragment.

    Technical Notes: The original audience master cassettes (4 Ampex
    C361-90) were recorded on a Sony TC124 with unknown dynamic mics,
    spread approx. 25-30 ft. across the balcony, by Ken & Judy Lee,. The
    cassette tape was baked and re-shelled, then transfered via Tascam 122
    MK-III > Lucid ADA1000 > Tascam DA30-II (DAT) > Tascam CDRW 700 (CDR)
    by John Jay Hance. Editing By Peter G. via Soundforge. No noise
    reduction was applied. Audio extraction and further editing via Peak
    4.0, compressed to .shn with xACT 1.3, and seeded by BoldCaptain via
    Azureus 2.1.
    Tape flutter in Baby Blue, and in Truckin'. Tape flip in Dancin' In The
    Streets was was seemlessly pieced together.
    Yet another reMARKable recording by Ken & Judy Lee.

    A Special Thank You goes out to:
    Peter G, Bold Captain, Lisa Biasi, Anne Cohen, Joe Jupille,
    Torbjorn Olofsson, Jim Parzych,Rich Brunjes(yubah).

Donor and Provenance:

  • See info file

Accession Number:

  • gd1970-11-08.aud.lee.pcrp.26975.shnf

Archival Resource Key:

  • ark:/38305/g4gb24k4


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