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Fillmore West
San Francisco, California

Our recording opens up with some fun banter between Bobby and Jerry. Then someone gets on the mike, introduces the band, and invites the audience to what would become the infamous Altamont Free Concert. The band then gets things rolling with a solid Casey Jones. After that, a stretch of tuning and mindless playing starts to coalesce into a stunning first version of Black Peter. Some further announcements and additional tuning follow on Black Peter’s heels before fairly routine versions of Big Boss Man, Me And My Uncle, and Cumberland Blues comes out. Then a clipped Dire Wolf leads us to a positively beatific Dark Star, which is mesmerizing from start to finish. We could listen to this thing on repeat...