Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Denver, CO (04/24/70)

grateful dead - denver - 1970 gd70-04-24-Mammoth-Gard

Grateful Dead
April 24, 1970
Mammoth Gardens
Denver CO

Download: FLAC/MP3

AUD master C-120 > reel 3.75ips > DAT > CD

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 19531

–Acoustic Set– [32:32]
101-d1t01 – I Know You Rider
102-d1t02 – Monkey & the Engineer
103-d1t03 – Friend Of the Devil
104-d1t04 – Me & My Uncle
105-d1t05 – Candyman
106-d1t06 – Uncle John’s Band

–Electric Set– [71:27]
201-d2t01 – Easy Wind
202-d2t02 – Cumberland Blues %
203-d2t03 – // Dire Wolf %
204-d2t04 – // Dark Star ->
205-d2t05 – St. Stephen ->
206-d2t06 – The Eleven ->
207-d2t07 – Drums ->
208-d2t08 – Jam //
209-d2t09 – // It’s A Man’s World

* This seed is an upgrade over all circulating copies. The reel tape
wascarefully transferred by Gerhard Schinzel, reducing the speed
problems that marred previous copies. Gerhard has had a 1st
generation copy off Richard Wethey’s master recording since 1976.
* The first seconds of Dire Wolf and Dark Star are cut.
* The d2t8 jam cuts off.
* About 2 minutes are missing from the beginning of Man’s World.

The following are details of the tape speed correction that was
performed digitally.
The numbers express the amount of semitones the source tape ran too
* acoustic set: constant 0.4
* Gradual speed-up from 0.4 to 0.6 during Easy Wind & Cumberland,
* Dire Wolf: 0.6
* Dark Star: 0.5; almost constant
* Man’s World: varying between 0.4 to 0.5

The attribution of the 4/24/70 date to this tape is debatable.
Richard’s notes accompanying Gerhard’s reel copy do not mention any
specific day; the only information given is “Mammoth Gardens Denver
1970”, which leaves the choice between 4/24 and 4/25.
There is a newspaper article reviewing the second show; this article
is transcribed at http://www.mail-archive.com/deadlists@nemesis.cs.
berkeley.edu/msg02287.html . The fact that Man’s World appears on
this tape points to 4/25. Uli Teute writes on Deadlists, “I don’t
know how the 24th got attributed to what richard taped, but if he
taped the 24. and the newspaper article is correct that would make
3 DarkStars in a row (the 26th also has a Dark Star) – very
unlikely – plus the article matches our tape just perfect. maybe
we have the 25th. and do not know a bit about 4-24”.

Recorded by Richard Wethey

A>D – Gerhard Schinzel
Research – Uli Teute
Speed correction – Carsten Baumann
SHN seeding – Hanno Bunjes
September 2003

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