THE CAPITOL THEATRE PRESENTS UNRELEASED 1971 GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERT IN ITS ENTIRETY FEB 16 WITH FULL LIGHT SHOW
“A DOSE OF THE DEAD: 1 LEGENDARY NIGHT AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE IN PORT CHESTER, NEW YORK” TO FEATURE ADDITIONAL UNRELEASED MUSIC CURATED BY ARCHIVIST DAVID LEMIEUX
If you missed the Grateful Dead in their heyday at the Capitol Theatre, where they performed 18 times in 1970-71 alone, The Cap is giving you another chance to experience an all-out Dead dance party. On Saturday Feb 16, the rock palace will present a complete, unreleased concert recorded live at the theatre in 1971, played in its entirety through the Cap’s state-of-the-art D&B sound system at full-concert-volume and accompanied by visual effects from the theatre’s concert lighting rig.
“It’s no secret that the Grateful Dead loved playing at the Capitol Theatre,” says the band’s archivist David Lemieux. “The show, from 2/24/71, the final Grateful Dead show at the Capitol, and the last show of a six night run, features many recently-debuted songs (“Bertha,” “Loser,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Playing In The Band,” “Deal,” and “Bird Song”), as well as a Pigpen-centric batch of great music, including “I’m A King Bee,” “Good Lovin’,” and “Lovelight,” with these latter two clocking in at nearly 20 minutes each.”
The show was mixed from the original 16-track analog master tapes recorded at the Cap for the Skull & Roses album, although none of this show was included on the album. Following the concert, the theatre will play a greatest unreleased hits “mixtape” assembled by Lemieux, drawn directly from the vault’s master tapes and from a recently discovered batch of tapes from 1969-70.