Ten Years of Bootlegs #7: Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead – The Entire Tour


I mentioned last time that Bob Dylan held every spot in this Top Ten Countdown except for one. This was actually surprising to me as I figured some of the other artists I post regularly around here would show up more. Though I post lots of Van Morrison, Jerry Garcia, Neil Young and others none of them will show up on this list. This is the only time the Grateful Dead will appear. Can anyone guess who the other artist will be?

I suppose it makes sense that Bob would dominate. Dylan fans are rather obsessive. Unlike the Dead his shows are relatively difficult to find online. Where the Dead exist on archive.org and a bevy of other sites where you can find essentially every show of their in existence no such place exists for Dylan (at least that I’ve ever found). He’s also got a very long history of performances and is still touring regularly which means there a ton of shows out there to collect.

For whatever reason Van Morrison doesn’t have that big of an online presence. He still makes records and tours but his heyday is many years in the past, at least in terms of popularity. While I’ve found he’s got a dedicated group of followers and bootleg collectors, its a pretty small group. Jerry Garcia solo stuff is similar in that way.

I don’t really know why Bob dominates on here so much but here we are at number 7 and this is the first time another artist has made an appearance.

#7 Most Visited Shows on The Midnight Cafe

Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead – The Entire Tour
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On paper having the Grateful Dead tour with Bob Dylan sounds like a dream come true. The Dead would play a couple of sets on their own and then become Dylan’s backing band. What could be better? The Dead were clearly longtime fans of Dylan as they’d been covering his songs since nearly the beginning. Dylan too had a great respect for The Dead, especially Jerry Garcia. Putting them together should have been amazing.

And yet, it clearly wasn’t. 1987 was not a great year for either artist. Bob was still in the midst of his 80s funk with his early 90s resurgence still a few years away. Garcia had come out of a coma just a year earlier and had to relearn how to play the guitar. Though the Dead still had plenty of good shows left in them they were very much on a downward spiral. The officially released album they put out from this tour has been pretty well derided by critics and fans alike.

However, I really feel that listening to the entire tour shows that it really wasn’t as bad as its reputation, and in some moments its really quite wonderful. The Dead are clearly enjoying playing with one of their heroes and they help elevate Dylan in nearly every way.

With DylanDave’s help I posted each show from the tour with multiple sources and then did a master post of the whole thing. It makes sense that this master post garnered a lot of hits as fans of both artist would enjoy various shows from the tour. All of the shows were originally posted via Mediafire and I have no replaced those links with ones from Amazon. Please do let me know if I am still missing anything or if any of the links are bad.

Here at the other Ten Years of Bootlegs posts.
#10 – Bob Dylan – Abandoned Desire
#9 – Bob Dylan – 1978 Tour Collection
#8 – Bob Dylan – The Genuine Never Ending Tour Covers Collection (1988-2000)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Eric Clapton – Tucson, AZ (08/17/75)

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Eric Clapton
August 17, 1975 (1975-08-17)
Community Center
Tucson, Arizona

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc 1 [59:12]
01) [07:41] Layla
02) [08:19] Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
03) [08:44] Carnival
04) [06:02] Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
05) [07:16] Can’t Find My Way Home
06) [08:00] Further On Up the Road
07) [13:10] Little Wing

Disc 2 [33:34]
01) [10:15] I Shot the Sheriff
02) [10:27] Badge
03) [07:50] Steady Rollin’ Man >
04) [05:02] Crossroads

Total [1:32:46]

Lineage: soundboard > ? > trade cdr (in 2005)

EAC > Flac (8) > you !


Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – New York, NY (09/17/70)

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Grateful Dead, with New Riders of the Purple Sage
September 17, 1970
Fillmore East,
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 27591
source: see shnid:16090

{*Acoustic set, NRPS set, and Sugar Magnolia are MAC>R>C>CD.
Recorded by Jack Toner, with a Sony TC-110 with built-in microphone.
*Dark Star from MAC>?>C>R>CD. Unknown taper/equipment
*Saint Stephen>Good Lovin’ from MAC>?>C>R>R>CD. Unknown taper/equipment

NOTE: This supercedes the previous copy which was labeled MAC>R>C>D>CD.
That copy is a mislabel, and in reality has one more cassette generation
than this one (the main source for that version derives from the tapes
used for this one). Additionally, this source includes the NRPS set,
and does not have the cuts in Dark Star.]

-Acoustic Set–
101-d1t01 – Tuning
102-d1t02 – Truckin’
103-d1t03 – Monkey & the Engineer
104-d1t04 – Dark Hollow
105-d1t05 – Friend of the Devil
106-d1t06 – Ripple
107-d1t07 – Tuning
108-d1t08 – Brokedown Palace
109-d1t09 – Box of Rain
110-d1t10 – Rosalie McFall
111-d1t11 – Cold Jordan ->
112-d1t12 – Swing Low Sweet Chariot//

–NRPS Set–
201-d1t13 – Six Days on the Road
202-d1t14 – I Don?t Know You
203-d1t15 – Superman
204-d1t16 – Henry
205-d1t17 – Portland Woman
206-d1t18 – Cecilia*

–Electric Set–
301-d2t01 – Sugar Magnolia*
302-d2t02 – Dark Star ->
303-d2t03 – Saint Stephen ->
304-d2t04 – Drums ->
305-d2t05 – Good Lovin’ ->
306-d2t06 – Drums ->
307-d2t07 – Good Lovin’

*The last portion of the NRPS set & the first part of the Dead’s electric
set are missing. This portion of the show has never found its way into
general circulation.

this is a remaster of shnid 16090:
– hiss and nouse reduction has been applied throughout
– a considerable number of small droputs, pops and clicks have been fixed
– numerous volume adjustments have been made
– I found that from St Stephen through to the end there were a number of
sections where the channels appear to have been switched, these have
now been corrected.
d2t01 20 seconds starting from 2:50, 44 seconds from 4:33
d2t05 first 9 seconds
d2t06 from 2:07 to the end
d2t07 first 3:43, 1:33 from 5:21
– the tape wobble at 4:26 on d2t01 has been partially repaired by patching
in 2,61 seconds from the following repeated sequence
– final mastering with iZotope Ozone

January 2nd, 2005

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (08/19/70)

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Grateful Dead
Wednesday, August 19, 1970
Fillmore West
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 81775

–Acoustic Set–
101-d1t01 – Monkey & The Engineer
102-d1t02 – How Long Blues
103-d1t03 – Friend Of The Devil
104-d1t04 – Dark Hollow
105-d1t05 – Candyman
106-d1t06 – Ripple ->
107-d1t07 – Brokedown Palace
108-d1t08 – Truckin’
109-d1t09 – Cocaine Blues*
110-d1t10 – Rosalie McFall
111-d1t11 – Wake Up Little Susie
112-d1t12 – New Speedway Boogie
113-d1t13 – Cold Jordan
114-d1t14 – Swing Low Sweet Chariot

–Electric Set–
201-d1t15 – Cold Rain & Snow
202-d1t16 – Me & My Uncle
203-d1t17 – Easy Wind
204-d2t01 – China Cat Sunflower ->
205-d2t02 – I Know You Rider
206-d2t03 – Saint Stephen ->
207-d2t04 – Sugar Magnolia
208-d2t05 – Good Lovin’
209-d2t06 – New Minglewood Blues
210-d2t07 – Casey Jones
211-d2t08 – Not Fade Away** ->
212-d2t09 – Turn On Your Lovelight**

*with David Nelson
**with David Crosby

The original taper(s) stopped the tape between most songs during the
acoustic set and some of the electric set. I have crossfaded the tracks
together to smooth the cuts and provide a generally more pleasant
listening experience. No music was lost (and no further tinkering was
attempted), although I have removed some crowd and a wee bit o’ tuning
to tighten things up and facilitate a two disc set. To accomplish this,
I decoded the original sources with xACT, lightly edited several tracks
in Peak LE 5.2, and did the crossfades in Jam 5. Encoding to FLAC was
done with Toast 7.1.2, compression level 6.

CDJones 1/17/2007

From the original sources:

Set 1:
Master Audience Cassette; Sony TC-124 with Sony Stereo Mic
Master cassettes played back on Nakamichi Dragon >
Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe soundcard (96Mhz/24 bit)> HD
Editing performed in Adobe Audition; Dithered and downsampled
to 44.1 MHz / 16 bit;
Transfer and FLAC encoding by David Minches.

This is a very fine recording, especially of the acoustic set and
includes 4 songs that aren’t in circulation. The tape deck was paused
in between songs causing a “whooshing” sound which I partially edited
out. The first few notes of many of the songs are missing due to the
pausing but do not allow that to take away from the excellence of the
recording. There are other anomalies and cuts, some of which I had not

Set 2:
–a quote from deadlists: “The Taper’s Compendium seriously misrepresents
the quality of this AUD master, and of the previous night’s.”

Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002

Thanks to Raoul Duke
edits/encoding by Matt Vernon & JCotsman

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (08/18/70)

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Grateful Dead
Fillmore West
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 1346

Source: AUD mC>Rx2>DAT>CDR
DAT>CD Transfer: Miles Garret (also supplied 11/11/70 filler)
Many thanks to Jared Minkoff for donating/editing this gem!
EAC and SHN’d by Ben Yerys

–Acoustic Set–
101-d1t01 – Truckin *
102-d1t02 – Dire Wolf
103-d1t03 – Friend of the Devil
104-d1t04 – Dark Hollow
105-d1t05 – Ripple -> *
106-d1t06 – Brokedown Palace *
107-d1t07 – Operator *
108-d1t08 – Rosalie McFall
109-d1t09 – New Speedway Boogie
110-d1t10 – Cold Jordan
111-d1t11 – Swing Low Sweet Chariot

–Electric Set–
201-d1t12 – Dancing in the Streeets
202-d1t13 – Next Time You See Me
203-d1t14 – Mama Tried
204-d2t01 – Cryptical Envelopment -> Drums ->
205-d2t02 – The Other One ->
206-d2t03 – Cryptical reprise ->
207-d2t04 – Sugar Magnolia
208-d2t05 – Attics of My Life
209-d2t06 – It’s a Man’s World
210-d2t07 – Not Fade Away
211-d2t08 – Casey Jones ->
212-d2t09 – Uncle John’s Band

* – First performance

– digi removed @ 1.12 of The Other One
– rt channel static removed @ 0.07 – 0.09 of Cryptical reprise

d1t15 (Cryptical Envelopment//) is totally extraneous.
The complete Cryptical is present on d2t01.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (08/17/70)

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Grateful Dead
Fillmore West,
San Francisco CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 12073

–excerpt from acoustic set–
101- Let Me In 83968
102- Attics Of My Life
103- Friend Of The Devil//

total time: 11:04

Only this fragment circulates, and the date is uncertain.

–there is some channel panning and warble in Let Me In
–most of FOTD is missing
–Sound Forge was used to remove several crackles/pops

part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002

Thanks to Chuck Gannon
edits/encoding by JCotsman

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Diego, CA (08/05/70)

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Grateful Dead
Golden Hall
San Diego, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17271
MSR > Reel > PCM > DAT > CDR > EAC > SHN

–Set 1 Acoustic-
101-d1t01 – //Candyman [6:57.72]
102-d1t02 – El Paso [5:49.68]
103-d1t03 – Rosalie McFall [3:33.05]
104-d1t04 – Tell It To Me [2:41.47]
105-d1t05 – Drink Up and Go Home [3:04.19]
106-d1t06 – A Voice From On High [3:02.63]
107-d1t07 – Cold Jordan [2:30.62]
108-d1t08 – Swing Low Sweet Chariot [3:10.55]

–Set 2 Acoustic–
201-d1t09 – Deep Elem Blues [5:36.36]
202-d1t10 – Dark Hollow [3:18.03]
203-d1t11 – Friend of the Devil [3:58.51]
204-d1t12 – Mama Tried [2:53.40]
205-d1t13 – To Lay Me Down [6:28.18]
206-d1t14 – Dire Wolf [3:17.28]
206-d1t15 – Ballad of Casey Jones [5:21.56]

–total time–61:45—

– According to Andy Lemieux, “the old version, which was
often mislabelled MSR>DAT, was actually MSR>Cass. x 3>DAT>CDR.
This new copy is a significant upgrade over that version.”
– t01 Candyman cuts in
– t11 FOTD unfixable drop @ 1:55, common to this lineage, was
patched over from the old source using Sound Forge Studio 6.0.

EAC > SHN by Joe Jupille. Thanks to Andy Lemieux for the source discs!

Part of The Music Never Stopped Project, May 2003.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (07/30/70)

Grateful Dead - San Francisco - 1970-07-30-Matrix

Grateful Dead
The Matrix,
San Francisco CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

I have posted the New Riders of the Sage opening set here.

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17077

–Acoustic Set–
101-d1t01 – To Lay Me Down
102-d1t02 – Dire Wolf
103-d1t03 – Candyman
104-d1t04 – stage banter
105-d1t05 – Rosalie McFall*
106-d1t06 – A Voice From On High**
107-d1t07 – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot**

*with David Nelson
**with John Dawson & David Nelson

–total time–32:46–

–This short acoustic set seems to be all that the Dead played
in capping off a couple New Riders sets at the Matrix.
–Sound Forge was used for a slight pitch correction and minor edits

Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2003

Thanks to Chuck Gannon
edits/encoding by JCotsman

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (04/11/70)

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Grateful Dead
Fillmore West,
San Francisco CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 12072

1. //Not Fade Away–> (1:58)
2. Lovelight (29:11)

–total time–31:09–

The circulating tape contains only the last 32 minutes of this show.
DeadBase IX gives this list: [electric] Cold Rain & Snow; King Bee;
Beat It On Down The Line; Dire Wolf; It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World;
[acoustic] Don’t Ease Me In; New Speedway Boogie; Friend Of The Devil;
Me And My Uncle; Deep Elem; Candyman; Black Peter; Uncle John’s Band;
[electric] Dark Star > St. Stephen > Not Fade Away > Lovelight.

part of The Music Never Stopped project 2002

Thanks to Chuck Gannon
edits/encoding by JCotsman

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Rafael, CA (07/16/70)

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Grateful Dead
July 16, 1970
Euphoria Ballroom
San Rafael, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

–Set 1–
Turn on Your Lovelight*
Me & My Uncle*
cold Rain & Snow*
//China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider ->
Turn on Your Lovelight

–Set 2–
Casey Jones +
Attics of My Life +
Cumberland Blues +
Not Fade Away -> +
Saint Stephen -> +
Uncle John’s Band +

*Missing from both sources
+ Missing from Source 2

Source 1

This is combined & tagged version of shnids: 32551 + 32575

Set 1-

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Cassette -> Cassette

Transfer Info:
Cassette (Sony TC-WE475) -> Sony R500 (Pass Through) ->
SEK’D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude Professional v8.01 -> FLAC

Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller
February 28, 2006

— Thanks to Paul Scotton Cassette
— Turn On Your Lovelight with Janis Joplin

Set 2-


Tracks split using CDWav
SHN conversion using MKWAct
No other editing or processing was done.

I converted this cassette to disc around 1999 or 2000, then promptly
forgot about it until recently. I’m pretty sure of the lineage,
considering my original source of the cassette and the sound quality.
Tape hiss is minor and I don’t recall hearing any dropouts.

The Attics is absolutely stunning.


Source 2

This is a tagged version of shnid: 140310

Source: SBD > Master Reel > Cass > CDR
Lineage: CDR > Eac > wav > iZotope RX6 Advanced > iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced > CD Wave > TLH > Flac16


– “Love Light” is with Janis Joplin

Thanks to Charlie Miller for this source.