Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (03/18/77)


Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged versoion of shnids:254 & 79098

Source info: SBDMR @ 7.5 ips>DAT>CD>EAC>SHN
(*) Audience info: Master (R. Bertrando Sony ECM-270/TC-152SD)

(?) Source info for Disc 2, end of set I:

1. Tuning
2. Scarlet Begonias->
3. Fire On The Mountain

SBD 1: SBDMR @ 7.5 ips>DAT>CD>EAC>SHN (d2t2 and d2t3)
SBD 2: SBD>(unknown analog/digital gens)>CD>EAC>SHN (d2t1)
AUD: Master (R. Bertrando Sony ECM-270/TC-152SD)
Cassette>DAT>CD>EAC>SHN (patch in d2t3)

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Promised Land (*)
102-d1t02 – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (*)
103-d1t03 – It’s All Over Now
104-d1t04 – Sugaree
105-d1t05 – New Minglewood Blues
106-d1t06 – Peggy-O
107-d1t07 – Cassidy
108-d2t01 – Tuning (?)
109-d2t02 – Scarlet Begonias->(?)
110-d2t03 – Fire On The Mountain(?)

–Set 2–
201-d2t04 – Samson & Delilah
202-d2t05 – Brown-Eyed Women
203-d2t06 – Good Lovin’
204-d2t07 – Ship of Fools (*)
205-d2t08 – Estimated Prophet
206-d3t01 – Tuning
207-d3t02 – Terrapin Station ->
208-d3t03 – Alhambra ->
209-d3t03 – Drums ->
210-d3t04 – Not Fade Away ->
211-d3t05 – St. Stephen ->
212-d3t06 – Around & Around

213-d3t08 – Uncle John’s Band

-AUD patch in FOTM (5:07 through 5:37) due to reel flip in SBD source

-Scott Clugston performed the much-needed AUD patching

2/3/2006 Seeded to Lossless Legs http://www.shnflac.net/ by
Shawn Lucas
Note from seeder: This is simply the version of 3/18/77 that wasavailable at archive.org in the good old days (http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=254) with the exception being that d2t1 through d2t3 are the Scott Clugston patched versions as noted above. I had to renumber the disc two tracks from Samson
through Estimated because in shnid=254 the tuning (d2t1) was not there.
Thus I created a new MD5 file for d2. Enjoy!

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

Tagging notes:
Show information is embedded within the header of each flac file. It will display on any player capable of directly playing flac files. If converted to wav during processing, all tags will be stripped, however audio data will remain unaffected. If you must transcode to a lossy format, do so directly Flac > Lossy.
Use st5 to validate audio integrity.
Md5 values will change if tagging is altered.

Notes from Mat:

The Grateful Dead are very close to my favorite band and 1977 is likely my favorite year for them. This year does not have quite the fierceness of their late 60s stuff nor quite the improvisational swing they had in 1972 but they are still playing like warrior poets and it has the benefit of having more of my favorite songs. Thanks go out to Raoul for providing me with some of the gaps in my 1977 collection and for providing me with some additional source material.

Deadheads are notorious perfectionists and as such I’ll be presenting multiple sources on some of the shows throughout this year. I won’t be making comments on which versions are “best” so you’ll have to decide for yourself. I would say that if you are new to the dead you should probably go with soundboard sources and you might wait until I post the shows from May as they are all extraordinary.

Anyways, enjoy!

0 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (03/18/77)

  1. Sweet Fancy Moses, look at those detailed lineage results!
    Here all along I thought Van Morrison collectors where nuts about the file details?
    This one looks to be a Cassette Master from a historic show, excellent choice.
    Thanks Matt!

  2. Oh yes, some deadheads get really fanatical about this sort of thing. Like I said I actually have multiple versions of some of these shows.

    I once got a bootleg from a Dead show that contain like four pages of notes about it detailing the long journey it took to find the complete show. I may still have it somewhere on a hard drive, I’ll post it if I can find it. Crazy stuff. Great tunes.

  3. “Jimg Says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 11:37 am
    There are no bad Dead shows. Some were not recorded as well as others. I have about 250. have a nice day JimG”

    Jim, apparently you have never listened to the summer of 1995 (the last tour) almost everyone one of those shows are “bad shows” recorded really nice..


    250? 1000+ here so I’ll help sweeten up that list for you.

  4. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a Dead show I’d call unlistenable. There’s usually something worth hearing even if its just these incredible songs being played. However there are lots of less than stellar shows and many (especially in the 90s) that I’ll only play once.

    I was just reading an interview with Kreutzman who was talking about how Jerry was really tired of playing with the Dead by 95 but kept doing it due to financial obligations (or possibly an expensive drug habit.) Certainly by then his playing had lost most of its life.

  5. I agree, Jerry’s playing with The Grateful Dead during the last couple years he was around was a pale shadow of what he had been, however I turn to many of his solo shows from that era time and time again and still find some incredible power and spirit in them. particularly when he teamed up with David Grisman and the acoustic sets. Jerry was a very cyclical person, like most of us, and I believe he was certainly coming full circle full speed to his roots of music in those last days.

  6. I love those Garcia Grisman albums, and the run they did together in 92 has some brilliant moments as well.

    It seems to me that by the 90s the Dead were no longer just a band but a huge organization involving a whole lot of people. While I think everyone in the band tried to do their best on the whole, they were also old and rich and had many other things they wanted to do besides play Grateful Dead gigs. It was also a pretty heavy burden to have all those mouths to feed and mortgages to pay etc.

    I figure with Grisman, Garcia could just show up and have a good time, and with the JGB even though it has his name and most people are showing up to see Jerry, he could cut loose a little bit and not have the weight of his entire organization on his shoulders.

    Personally I’m a 70s guy myself but no doubt you can find some tasty licks in every year.

  7. Oh that’s funny. I think I missed the first six songs my first go around and then uploaded them but missed the link in the post. It will take way too long to find the link in rapidshare so I’ll just reupload the whole thing tonight and post it tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up.

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