Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage & The Grateful Dead – Cambridge, MA (05/07/70)

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Grateful Dead
New Riders of the Purple Sage
05/07/1970
Dupont Gymnasium, M.I.T.
Cambridge, MA

Download: Source 1, Source 2

I previously posted a different source of the NRPS show here.

This is a tagged version of shnid: 32276
main source:
AudMC > ? > 7″ R > DAT > HD > SHN
Taper, mics, and deck unknown
A > D transfer by Noah Weiner – noahbw@home.com

–Grateful Dead Acoustic set–
101-d1t01 – Intro
102-d1t02 – Don’t Ease Me In
103-d1t03 – I Know You Rider
104-d1t04 – level setting
105-d1t05 – Friend of the Devil
106-d1t06 – level setting
107-d1t07 – Me & My Uncle
108-d1t08 – Deep Elem Blues
109-d1t09 – Candyman
110-d1t10 – banter and jokes
111-d1t11 – Cumberland Blues
112-d1t12 – New Speedway Boogie
113-d1t13 – tuning and crowd
114-d1t14 – Black Peter
115-d1t15 – Uncle John’s Band

* David Nelson introduced on guitar for Black Peter

–New Riders Of The Purple Sage Set–
201-d2t01 – Whatcha Gonna Do?
202-d2t02 – tuning and crowd
203-d2t03 – Six Days on the Road
204-d2t04 – tuning and crowd
205-d2t05 – I Don?t Know You
206-d2t06 – crowd and tuning
207-d2t07 – Portland Woman//
208-d2t08 – Henry
209-d2t09 – crowd and tuning
210-d2t10 – Workin’ Man Blues
211-d2t11 – tuning and crowd
212-d2t12 – All I Ever Wanted
213-d2t13 – Fair Chance To Know//
214-d2t14 – Last Lonely Eagle
215-d2t15 – Lodi
216-d2t16 – Bob Weir introduced and tuning
217-d2t17 – The Race Is On #
218-d2t18 – //Seasons #
219-d2t19 – Mama Tried #
220-d2t20 – Saw Mill #
221-d2t21 – Honky-Tonk Woman #

# with Bob Weir:

–Grateful Dead Electric Set–
301-d3t01 – Good Lovin?
302-d3t02 – Cold Rain & Snow
303-d3t03 – Dire Wolf
304-d3t04 – Easy Wind
305-d3t05 – Beat It on Down the Line
306-d3t06 – High Time
307-d3t07 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
308-d3t08 – Drums ->
309-d3t09 – The Other One >
310-d3t10 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
311-d3t11 – Cosmic Charlie
312-d3t12 – Casey Jones
313-d4t01 – I’m a King Bee
314-d4t02 – //Frozen Logger
315-d4t03 – Drums
316-d4t04 – Not Fade Away ->
317-d4t05 – Turn on your Lovelight

Source 1:
this is a remaster of shnid 5439
gd70-05-07.aud.remaster-SirMick.32276.sbeok.flac16
– I hve repaired a great many very small dropouts which occured mostly on d1
and d3
– the static that is present in d1t03 has been greatly reduced
– the staic that was present in d1t04 has been removed
– the intermittent static in d2t08-d2t12 hs been reduced so that it is now
almost inaudible
– the following patches have been made using the source seeded by David
Hollister (shnid 19525)
d1t15 – 0:45-0:47
d3t06 – 1:52-1:54, 3:57-4:05
d4t05 – 4:35-4:425
– a number of volume adjustments have been made
– some noise reduction has been applied
– remastering done with iZotope Oxone and Waves plugins
– d1t05 has large dropouts at 0:31 for 1 second and at 2:37 for 8.5 seconds
which are not repairable.
– I re-tracked d2 and also decided to leave Lovelight as one glorious chunk
of music!

SIRMick
January 2006

Source 2:
shnid 141093

Source: Audience Cassette Master > Reel > PCM (Sony HG) – Provided by Tim Dalton
Transfer: PCM > Sony SL-10 > Sony PCM-601ESD > Behringer Ultramatch Pro > Tascam DA-3000 > WAV 16/44.1 – Transferred By Charlie Miller

New Riders Of The Purple Sage

Source: Audience Cassette Master > ? > 7″ Reel > DAT
Transfer: DAT > HD > SHN – Transferred by Noah Weiner

Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 1.5 > iZotope RX6 Advanced > iZotope 5 Advanced > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16

7 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage & The Grateful Dead – Cambridge, MA (05/07/70)

  1. The photo on top of this post is from the day before the concert that the audio is from. The Dead were in town to play the DuPont Gymnasium show on 5/7/60, but on 5/6/70, MIT students participated in a national day of protest against the Vietnam War and the killing of four protesters at Kent State U. in Ohio two days earlier. When the Dead caught word of the rally at MIT, they set up and played a set for free outdoors on the landing of the Kresge Plaza Stratton Student Center to the rally crowd, which is where this photo is from. The Dead and the New Riders played their scheduled show the next night indoors at the DuPont Gymnasium. The audio of the Dead’s free outdoor concert on 5/6/70 can be heard here digitally remastered from a soundboard tape originally recorded (in mono) by the MIT college radio station: https://archive.org/details/gd70-05-06.sbd.gans.94.sbefail.shnf

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