woensdag 21 maart 2018

FLAC - Grateful Dead live in Foxboro 1987 - 3CD - July 4

Grateful Dead

July 04, 1987
Sullivan Stadium, 
Foxboro, MA 
Sets I & II

from Lossless Legs

From the Gastwirt Collection

Dan McSheffrey recording: (FOB) AKG 460/CK2 > PCM (Sony PCM-F1) > Dat (44.1k)

Charlie Miller Transfer: Dat (Sony PCM-R500) > Sound Devices 744T > wav 16/44

Edited & Mastered in Audacity by Joe Noel: wav 16/44 > flac 16/44

Checksum & tags created in xACT. 

- 'Alone & Together' Summer Tour w/ Bob Dylan
* Jerry on pedal steel guitar
- First digital source in circulation (10/24/17).
- This show is like a gift basket, it offers many pleasant surprises.
- For Phred, with over 500 to choose from, he never saw a bad show.

Patch info:
- Source #87743 (unknown) supplies;
- s1t01; 0:31 - 2:11
- s1t05; 2:28 - 2:46, 3:08 - 3:21, 4:04 - 4:15 & 4:15 - 4:26 
- s1t09; 0:00 - 0:04
- s1t11; 0:35 - 7:04
- s1t12; 0:00 - 4:10
- s1t13; 3:40 - 3:51
- s2t03; 1:58 - 2:04
- s2t12; 1:20 - 1:30, 7:15 - 7:24 & 9:30 - 10:41
- s2t13; 0:00 - 0:09 & 2:00 - 3:27
- s2t15; 6:12 - 6:20

- Set I -
s1t01 - tuning - Jon Scher intro
s1t02 - Touch of Grey
s1t03 - Hell in a Bucket
s1t04 - West L.A. Fadeaway
s1t05 - Tons of Steel
s1t06 - Little Red Rooster
s1t07 - Box of Rain
s1t08 - Althea
s1t09 - Uncle John's Band ->
s1t10 - Playing in the Band ->
s1t11 - Drums ->
s1t12 - Space ->
s1t13 - Truckin' ->
s1t14 - The Other One ->
s1t15 - Wharf Rat ->
s1t16 - Throwing Stones

- Set II -
s2t01 - tuning
s2t02 - The Times They Are A Changin'
s2t03 - Man of Peace
s2t04 - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight *
s2t05 - The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
s2t06 - I Want You
s2t07 - Ballad of A Thin Man
s2t08 - Suck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
s2t09 - Queen Jane Approximately
s2t10 - Chimes of Freedom
s2t11 - Slow Train Coming
s2t12 - Joey
s2t13 - All Along The Watchtower
s2t14 - encore break
s2t15 - Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Frederick Barnard Brewer
October 14, 1939 - October 5th, 2017

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FLAC - Grateful Dead live in Binghamton 1977 - 3CD - November 6

Grateful Dead 11/06/77
Broome County Arena,
Binghamton, NY

CD 1/Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo
Jack Straw
Tennessee Jed
Mexicali Blues ->
Me And My Uncle
Friend Of The Devil
New Minglewood Blues
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Dire Wolf

CD 2:
The Music Never Stopped
Set 2:
Samson And Delilah
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain ->
Good Lovin'

CD 3:
Saint Stephen ->
Drums ->
Not Fade Away ->
Wharf Rat ->
Saint Stephen ->
Johnny B. Goode

The Band at the time was Jerry, Phil, Keith, Donna, Mickey, Billy & Bobby.

Notes from the original 1999 DAT>CDR conversion source.


Date sent: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 07:12:59 -0700
> > btw, i've just received DATs of 10-29 and 11-6 77 That are
> > supposedly from a better source than those currently circulating (I need
> > to confirm the lineage). Will be rolling those off this weekend if all
> > goes well.

MR>PCM>DAT no analog conversions or dbx decoding was necessary.

I'm on disc 3 of 11-6 and I gotta say I'm pretty proud of it. There is
a microdot of noise (from the dat) at the beginning of sunrise which
you can't even hear at all unless it's cranked way up through the
headphones. Also the track marker for the start of set 2 is right
where Samson starts, before the tune Bobby mentions since it's
Sunday there gonna do something of a spiritual nature, that part is
on the end of the MNS track. That's habit. I always put the track
markers at the start of a tune and all pre tune banter goes at the end
of the previous track. I'd hardly call that a blemish, though.

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FLAC - Grateful Dead live in Hamilton 1977 - 2CD - November 4 - soundboard

Band: The Grateful Dead
Date: November 4th., 1977
Venue: Cotterrell Gym, Colgate University
Location: Hamilton, New York

Source/Lineage: SBD Master > DAT > dl gd server > CD-R (15+ yrs)
>xACT 2.41 (ffp’s, sector boundaries) > Flac 6

This show dl from the band’s server before the rule change in 2002 which resulted in policy allowing only AUD dl’s of Dead concerts. Before that, it was allowed to freely dl SBD shows. I left the show the way I found it, I was careful not to do anything to harm this recording.


a01 Bertha >
a02 Good Lovin’
a03 Brown Eyed Women
a04 Cassidy
a05 It Must Have Been The Roses
a06 Sunrise
a07 Minglewood Blues
a08 Dupree’s Diamond Blues
a09 Let It Grow
a10 Something Doesn’t Work… the Jones gang show.
a11 Samson & Delilah
a12 Cold Rain & Snow

b01 Playin’ In The Band >
b02 Eyes Of The World >
b03 Estimated Prophet >
b04 The Other One >
b05 Drums >
b06 Aiko Aiko >
b07 Stella Blue >
b08 Playin’ In The Band

b09 Encore: Johnny B. Goode

The Band:

Jerry Garcia v, lg. Bob Weir v, rg. Phil Lesh bg. Bill Kreutzmann rock d. Mickey Hart jazzier d. Donna Jean Godchaux v. Keith Godchaux kb.

Some Comments:

My CD copy of this show has always been a real favorite. Nice clear sound, great song list. The real break between sets is after Let It Grow, as BW announces (“so hang out”). Set 2 starts with Something Doesn’t Work… But if recording to CD by sets, the second set will not fit on a single CD (>90 min.). As dl’ed if desired to do so will fit nicely on two CD’s. CDa is separate songs, CDb jams with real intensity and fire for the most part, (Playin’>>>Other One), slowing for a real nice Stella. Garcia’s guitar sound is harder than in previous years, and everyone goes into jams with a real intensity (turn it up!). Dead on a real roll in 1977. Very nearly forty years and still raises the shivers.

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FLAC - Grateful Dead live in Buffalo 1977 - 3CD - May 9 - soundboard

Grateful Dead
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (aka War Memorial; The Aud)
Buffalo, NY
May 9, 1977

Jerry Garcia - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Donna Jean Godchaux - Vocals
Keith Godchaux - Keyboards
Mickey Hart - Drums
Bill Kreutzmann - Drums
Phil Lesh - Electric Bass, Vocals
Bob Weir - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals


SBD (shnid=8304):

Betty Cantor 7" two track reel w/DBX-1 @ 7 1/2 ips>PCM501ES @ 44.055
kHz PCM501ES analog out>DBX-1 decoder>analog in PCM501ES analog out>
Dat @ 48 kHz>Soundforge>Shn

[Cuts: BR (2 sec.); TMNS (30 sec.); NFA (30 sec.)]

Original Shn Seed provided by Joe Samaritano

Seeded via Fungus and abgd by Charlie Connor 3/21/02
AUD (shnid=8036):

Recorded by Steve Maizner Sony ECM-33Ps > Nak 550
Lineage: MAC>R>D>CD
source cdr mastering by Jack Warner
CDR > EAC(secure) > mkwact > shn (seekable)
shn conversion by mvernon54@attbi.com

[A>D tranfer by David Minches from Bob Wagner's 1st gen reels.]

[Cuts: HONTW (first minute or so); TOO>D (6 sec.); during song breaks]

Thank you to Joe Samaritano and Charlie Connor for the SBD transfer,
to Steve Maizner for recording the show,
to Bob Wagner, David Minches, Jack Warner, and Matt Vernon for the AUD transfer,
and to Rob Bertrando for pitch verification and input.

Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
March 27, 2009

Set I
d1t01 - Help On The Way ->
d1t02 - Slipknot! ->
d1t03 - Franklin's Tower
d1t04 - Cassidy
d1t05 - Brown Eyed Women
d1t06 - Mexicali Blues
d1t07 - Tennessee Jed
d1t08 - Big River
d1t09 - Peggy-O
d2t01 - Sunrise
d2t02 - The Music Never Stopped

Set II
d2t03 - Bertha ->
d2t04 - Good Lovin'
d2t05 - Ship Of Fools
d3t01 - Estimated Prophet ->
d3t02 - The Other One ->
d3t03 - Drums ->
d3t04 - Not Fade Away ->
d3t05 - Comes A Time ->
d3t06 - Sugar Magnolia

d3t07 - Uncle John's Band


1) The matrix begins at 1:51 of Help, preceded by a twenty-second AUD fade-in.

2) Two "click" sounds in Help, and one in Sugar Mags, in the SBD source, were removed using Soundtrack Pro.

3) Minor shifts in levels/mix in the SBD at various points.

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FLAC - Grateful Dead live in Sacramento 1972 - 3CD - August 12

Grateful Dead
Memorial Auditorium
Sacramento, CA

master reel @7.5ips> J.Garcia's reel @ 3.75ips >
Will Boswell's reel @ 3.75ips >

Transferred by Matt Smith March 2014

Transfer info: Akai GX636 direct tape head output > Bottlehead tube tape pre w/ a pair of Telefunken tubes circa 1960 > Apogee Mini Me 24/96 > Apogee Mini DAC monitoring and mastering > FLAC

Set One
01.The Promised Land
04.Me And My Uncle
06.Bird Song
08.Black Throated Wind
12.El Paso//
13.//Tennessee Jed
14.Keith and Donna introductions
15.Playing In The Band
17.Big Railroad Blues
19.Cumberland Blues
21.Stella Blue
24.Casey Jones

Set Two
25.Greatest Story Ever Told
27.Ramble On Rose
29.Beat It On Down The Line
30.He's Gone >
31.Drums >
32.The Other// One >
33.Black Peter >
34.The Other One
36.Mississippi Half Step

38.One More Saturday Night

This was originally circulated in 2009 as shn-id 104168
Matt has retransferred the master using his Bottleneck front end, which was recently improved by the addition of Telefunken tubes to replace the original Teslas tubes.

From 2009 -
Matt said... "To me, it's the whole second set jam that does it for me!! It sounds more like a Bear mix to me but regardless, one of the finest recordings of the year."

Download part 1 here
Download part 2 here

FLAC - Grateful Dead live in Cleveland 1971 - 2CD - October 29 - soundboard

Grateful Dead
Allan Theatre
Cleveland, OH

Recording Info:
SBD (7inch Master Reels@7.5ips 1/2trk) -> Cass (Tascam 122mkIII)
-> Dat (3800/48k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony D8) -> RME Hammerfall Digiface -> Sharp MV10
-> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHN
(2 Discs Audio / 2 Discs SHN)

Transfered and Edited By Charlie Miller

-- The first 28 seconds of Brown Eyed Women is patched from:
SBD>FM>?>C>Sound Forge>SHN
-- A BIG Thanks to Rob Eaton for letting me transfer his Dats.

--Set 1--
101-d1t01 - Truckin'
102-d1t02 - Sugaree
103-d1t03 - El Paso
104-d1t04 - Loser
105-d1t05 - Playing in the Band
106-d1t06 - Brown Eyed Women
107-d1t07 - Beat It on Down the Line
108-d1t08 - Brokedown Palace
109-d1t09 - Jack Straw
110-d1t10 - Tennessee Jed
111-d1t11 - Mexicali Blues
112-d1t12 - Big Railroad Blues
113-d1t13 - Casey Jones

--Set 2--
201-d2t01 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
202-d2t02 - Drums ->
203-d2t03 - The Other One ->
204-d2t04 - Me & My Uncle ->
205-d2t05 - The Other One ->
206-d2t06 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
207-d2t07 - Deal
208-d2t08 - Sugar Magnolia
209-d2t09 - Ramble on Rose
210-d2t10 - Not Fade Away ->
211-d2t11 - Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad ->
212-d2t12 - Not Fade Away
213-d2t13 - One More Saturday Night

Flac encoding notes:
All processing with Trader's Little Helper
Shn - st5 generated
Shn > Flac ( level 8 )
Flac - st5 generated and matched to Shn st5

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Show information is embedded within the header of each flac file.
It will display on any player capable of directly playing flac
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stripped, however audio data will remain unaffected. If you must
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Use st5 to validate audio integrity.
Md5 values will change if tagging is altered.
B. Proctor 7-08-09

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FLAC - Grateful Dead live in New York 1971 - 4CD - April 28

Grateful Dead
April 28, 1971
Fillmore East
New York, NY

Lineage:MR@ 7.5 ips>R @ 7.5 ips.(Wilson Boswell). Transfer info:Akai GX636 > Apogee Mini Me @24/96>Mini DAC(monitoring/mastering)>Lynx One soundcard>Wavelab 5.0(dithered to 16/44 via 'UV22HR' Apogee algorithim > CD FLAC

Transfered and mastered by Matt Smith 6/11

Set 1
disc #1
01. Truckin' (14:39)
02. Beat It On Down The Line (3:59)
03. Loser (8:15)
04. El Paso (6:54)
05. The Rub (6:15)
06. Bird Song (9:14)

disc #2
01. Crowd/Tuning (1:54)
02. Playing In The Band (6:24)
03. Cumberland Blues (7:07)
04. Ripple (6:12)
05. Me & My Bobby McGee (6:06)
06. Crowd/Tuning (2:57)
07. King Bee (8:15)
08. Bertha (6:14)

Set 2
disc #3
01. Crowd/Tuning (2:41)
02. Morning Dew (12:52)
03. Me & My Uncle (3:56)
04. Deal (6:14)
05. Hard To Handle (9:36)
06. Cryptical Envelopment (2:05) >
07. Drums (4:41) >
08. The Other One (13:14) >
09. Wharf Rat (9:27)

disc #4
01. Sugar Magnolia (7:16)
02. Crowd/Tuning (6:01)
03. Dark Star* (14:16) >
04. Saint Stephen* (6:2 >
05. Not Fade Away* (3:35) >
06. Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad* (6:36) >
07. Not Fade Away* (3:35)

*with Tom Constanten

Matt's note:

Thanks to Bob Menke for the patch sources

'bird song', 'bertha' patched with 2 track Ramrod source..
'other one > wharf rat' patched with 16 track source..

I decided to put this out for a number of reasons but mainly it's a big 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!

Download part 1 here
Download part 2 here