DeadLists notes: The circulating versions of these songs are different from the versions on the single and on "What a Long Strange trip It's Been" (which are the same) and therefore are listed separately. These versions are often found as filler on tapes of the 11/10,11/67 Shrine shows. There is a pause between the end of Born Cross-Eyed and the Feedback. Towards the end of Dark Star Pigpen(?) says "It drags. It drags right there". There is no banjo at the end either, but there is an acoustic guitar heard towards the beginning.
Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
Born Cross-Eyed (reel #2 side B; 8 track 15 ips)
Dark Star (reel #2 side B; 8 track 15 ips)
- 1st recorded "Dark Star"
Reel #1 side A most likely was recorded @7.5 ips and all the rest was @15 ips. Â Dan Healy once explained he was running two different decks at this time, an 8-track 15 ips. and an Ampex 7.5 ips. deck.
October 18, 2013 Subject:
Acoustic Dark Star?
Is the this where the acoustic bit on Grey Folded comes from?
November 14, 2012 Subject:
it was 45 years ago today....
Sgt. Pepper ......
Amazing early BCE with such a different feel then the final album version, and subsequent live versions I've come to know and love. Wow got to love the mariache feel to BCE. I feel like I'm in Mexico at a bullfight Ole' ! How about that long delay on the last note like 'A Day In The Life' released earlier that summer ? ! I can't rate this one high enough, but then again my two favorite Dead songs SQUISHed together. Dark Star is other-worldly and a marshmallowy treat as well ! Short but sweet ~ 5 star all the way !