Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (12/10/72)

grateful dead winterland 1972

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC, MP3

This is a restored version of shnid = 5801 by Droncit.
The original was hissy and bassy. I think this sounds better. You may not.(email questions or comments to droncit@yahoo.com)

Diamond Cut 8.5 Forensics was used for equalization and virtual valve simulation,
an enhancer and some slight noise reduction.

metadata added

Original Source (shind: 5801):
MSR > Cass x 3 > DAT > CDR > EAC (secure mode, test and copy) > SHN

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
B. Proctor 5-22-09

–Set 1–
112- Bertha
113- Playing in the Band
114- Casey Jones

–Set 2–
201- The Promised Land
202- Stella Blue//
203- Jack Straw
204- China Cat Sunflower ->
205- I Know You Rider
206- Truckin’ ->
207- Jam ->
208- Drums ->
209- The Other// One
210- Deal
211- Sugar Magnalia
212- Ramble on Rose
213- Johnny B. Goode
214- Uncle John’s Band (encore)

Original Restoration notes:
– Increased opening levels for Bertha (first 3 minutes or so of the song).

– Music! Music! Music! tuning after Bertha.

– Level corrected for the first 20 seconds of Playing in the Band.

– Stella Blue – Left channel record levels (overadjustment and overcompensation) smoothed about 3 minutes in.

– Truckin’ had some odd gain increases for guitars in the left channel. I wasn’t certain if they were part of the performance or part of the recording, but Weir overpowered the rest of the music. I lowered the levels in the left channel so that you can still hear what they are doing and it’s louod but it’s not overly loud. I also increased the right channel (Garcia) when it happens during a guitar interplay/jam. The same thing happens with Phil during the quiet part of the jam, but you can hear the pot open, etc. so pretty certain this was a recording mistake. I did the same with it.

– I cut out several tape start/stop spots (I think that is what they were) between The Other One and Deal. This is also where a tape flip/new tape would have needed to be used.

– The “cut of death” in The Other One (see below, I muted the space between and faded out the stop/start sections (less than a second), so the cut is still obvious but not too bad.

– Speed was off slightly a little unpredictable, likely because of the multiple generations of cassettes. It’s not noticeable while listening, so I left Set I alone except for Jack Straw and corrected most of the issues in set II.

– Jack Straw was patched in with a different recorder during analog editing, but from what appears to be the same master tapes. Likely moved at one point to fit on cassettes then moved back after digital transfer – the patch is at 46 minutes into Set II and cuts the
end of Stella Blue). There would have been 10 minutes at the end of the second cassette for it, and there was a bass note that did not belong, so that’s likely where it was. I left the bass note in in case someone else wants to sleuth a bit.

– I left the cuts in UJB as they were.

– One of the recorders had an annoying ‘bump’ every few seconds but it’s most evident in a few quiet parts between songs.

Thanks to BCE, Germain and the original seeders and those who transferred.

Comments by Craig on SHNID 5801 (etree.org):
-there are no segues from TOO>Deal, Deal>Sugar Mag or JB Goode>UJB
-Stella Blue cuts @ 7:19
-cut of death in The Other One @ 11:03,
-2 cuts in UJB(1:05 & 3:01). At 3:05>end, sound becomes duller

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