Grateful Dead – Boston, MA (05/07/77)

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

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–Set 1–

Jack Straw
New Minglewood Blues
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo ->
Big River
Tennessee Jed
The Music Never Stopped

–Set 2–

Terrapin Station ->
Sampson & Delilah
Friend of the Devil
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World ->
Drums ->
The Wheel ->
Wharf Rat ->
Around & Around

U.S. Blues

Source 1:

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

Soundboard Recording
Digital encoding and DBX decoding by Rob Eaton
CD editing and mastering by The Wizard –

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.

Source 2:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 88525 Replay gain applied.

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.

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> PCM -> Dat (44.1k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v9.12 -> FLAC
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
November 15, 2007

Patch Info:
Sony ECM 33P -> Cassette Master -> Sound Forge -> SHN (shnid=6021) supplies:
Around And Around (1:48 – 2:09)

Alternate SBD source supplies:
U.S. Blues (complete track)

— All disc changes are seamless
— Adjusted pitch of AUD patch to match Master Reel SBD

Replay Gain has bee applied to this show. Players unable to read replay gain
tags will not be affected. If your player can read replay gain, make sure
Album Gain is set as your default.To remove you can re-flac, ie. flac>wav>flac,
but doing so will strip all tags.

Use ffp to validate audio integrity.
md5 values will change if tags are altered.
B. Proctor 12-9-07

0 thoughts on “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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