Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Chicago, IL (02/26/81)

Grateful Dead
February 26, 1981
Uptown Theatre
Chicago, IL

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source Info:
SBD > Cassette master > DAT(0) (Cassette>DAT transfer by Dick)

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 4597
DAT(1) > ZA2> Soundforge (15db sampled tape hiss noise reduction filter)>
CD Architect > Master CDR (by Jim Wise)

CDR Master > EAC in secure mode (see below) > Soundforge (minor editing
and crossfading) > CDWAV > SHNv3 w/seek tables appended (by Jamie Lutch)

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Feel Like a Stranger
102-d1t02 – Althea ->
103-d1t03 – Little Red Rooster
104-d1t04 – Bird Song
105-d1t05 – Me & My Uncle ->
106-d1t06 – Big River
107-d1t07 – Tennessee Jed
108-d1t08 – Passenger
109-d1t09 – Peggy-O
110-d1t10 – Music Never Stopped

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – China Cat Sunflower ->
202-d2t02 – I Know You Rider
203-d2t03 – Samson & Delilah
204-d2t04 – He’s Gone ->
205-d2t05 – Drums ->
206-d3t01 – Space ->
207-d3t02 – Truckin ->
208-d3t03 – Black Peter ->
209-d3t04 – Going Down the Road Feeling Bad ->
210-d3t05 – Johnny B. Goode

211-d3t06 – U.S. Blues

–disc 1 total time–75:40–
–disc 2 total time–56:26–
–disc 3 total time–36:14–

Known Flaws:
reel splices at 5:04 & 8:40 in Stranger (untouched)
reel splice 11:52 into He’s Gone (untouched)
reel splice in Black Peter> GDTRFB segue (2 sec crossfade)

4 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Chicago, IL (02/26/81)

  1. And so it begins. If you didn’t ready my other comments I have decided to go with 1981. Not sure yet if I’ll just do this Spring Tour or the whole year. I’m interested to see where this will take us though.


  2. Great call on the 1981. Brent starts to really round into form. I think he brought a new energy to the band that was lacking in late 70’s. Nice hearing some of the arcade effects which lots of people kind of dismiss. The jams take different direction & monsters like scarlet>fire & estimated>eyes become definition of the dead for a new generation of heads. Rainbow Theatre shows from London are especially tasty. Looking forward to hearing some of these beauties!!!

  3. So it’s ’81! I for one am very happy. Looking forward to the soundboards from London! Thanks Mat, for everything.

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