Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Grateful Dead – Boston, MA (05/07/77)


The Grateful Dead
May 7, 1977
Boston Garden
Boston, MA

Links removed as this has been officially released.

–Set 1– –disc 1 time–73:37–
101-d1t01 – Equipment Repairs
102-d1t02 – Bertha
103-d1t03 – More repairs
104-d1t04 – Cassidy
105-d1t05 – Tune Up
106-d1r06 – Deal
107-d1t07 – Tune Up
108-d1t08 – Jack Straw
109-d1t09 – Peggy-O
110-d1t10 – New Minglewood Blues
111-d1t11 – Repairs – Billy K’s Birthday!
112-d1t12 – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo ->
113-d1t13 – Big River
114-d2t01 – Tune Up –disc 2–60:39–
115-d2t02 – Tennessee Jed
116-d1t03 – Tune Up (Aud patch)
117-d2t04 – The Music Never Stopped

–Set 2–
201-d2t05 – Tune Up (Aud patch)
202-d2t06 – Terrapin Station ->
203-d2t07 – Sampson & Delilah
204-d2t08 – Tune Up ->
205-d2t09 – Friend of the Devil
206-d2t10 – Estimated Prophet
207-d3t01 – Tune Up (Aud patch) –disc 3–61:28–
208-d3t02 – Eyes of the World ->
209-d3t03 – Drums ->
210-d3t04 – The Wheel ->
211-d3t05 – Wharf Rat ->
212-d3t06 – Around & Around (Aud patch)

213-d3t07 – Crowd (Aud patch) – Jerry’s Guitar is Broke!
214-d3t08 – U.S. Blues (Alt soundboard source)

Summary of editing:
Rob’s decode was masterful and made my job easy. Nothing was done to the sound of the DBX decoded material. Just cleaned up a few issues and made AUD patches.
-Cut after Peggy-O cleaned up – Aud source cut there also so no patch available…
-Over the top guitar chord at start of Half-Step toned down a bit to save ears…
-Two small gliches in Half-Step repaired.
-Cut in Tuning after Tennessee Jed patched with AUD source.
-Two small pops in Music corrected.
-Tuning at start of Set Two patched from AUD source.
-Small glich in Estimated repaired
-Cut in Tuning after Estimated patched with AUD source.
-Pop in Wharf Rat corrected.
-Cut in Around and Around patched with AUD source.
-Cut in Crowd before encore patched from AUD source.
-About 10 bad pops removed from US Blues and it was Equalized
and gain adjusted to better match up with the rest.
-All AUD patches were sonically adjusted to better match up and cross-faded
in to prevent a jarring change.

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

Soundboard Recording
Digital encoding and DBX decoding by Rob Eaton
CD editing and mastering by The Wizard – Owenbrothersvault@hotmail.com

Here is how Rob did his part:
Master 1/2 trk 7″ reels @7.5ips (DBX encoded)->
PCM beta digital->Sony 2500 dat->
DB Technologies DB3000S for digital emphisis decode->
DB Technologies 924 for D->A conversion->
Dolby 361 modules W/K9-22 DBX cards for DBX decode->
Neve Capricorn Digital mixing colsole (24 bit/ 32bit floating point
processing (for level adjustment)->
Panasonic SV4100 Pro Dat recorder (master Decode Dat)->
Master Clone (panasonic Sv3700->Sv3800 via AES interlink)

Here is what the Wiz did:
Rob’s DAT clone>Tascam DA-20 mkII>Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe>WAVE>
Diamond Cut Audio DC-6 (for editing)>WAVE>CD and SHN.

Here is what was used for the AUD patches:
AudMC > DAT > Soundforge > CDWAV > SHN
Taper: Steve Rolfe Sony ECM 33P mic > TC-152 deck
A > D transfer by Noah Weiner – November, 2001
AudMC played back on a Nakamichi MR-1 > Fostex D5 (A>D only)
Soundforge was used for normalizing and editing.

Note: US Blues encore from an unknown SBD source. DBX reel source was unusable.

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 26085

0 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Grateful Dead – Boston, MA (05/07/77)

  1. I’ve heard it now!
    Another great post…. sound quality is top notch – there are
    recent official releases which don’t sound so good.

    And the show is surely up there with the best.
    Disc 3 I just luuuuve!

    Makes you wonder why some of these shows havn’t
    been “picked” (yet)??

    thanks again.

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