Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead & New Riders of the Purple Sage – Kirkwood, MO (05/14/70)

Grateful Dead - 1970-05-14-Meramec

Grateful Dead
May 14, 1970
Merramac Community College
Kirkwood, Missouri

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a combined & tagged version of shids: 28716 + 97548
Source 28716:
includes all of discs 1 & 2 + d3t01-d3t05
except * = MSR> DAT> CASS> ?> CASS> DAT> CDR> EAC> FLAC

Source 97548: SBD
includes d3t06-d3t11
Lineage: MSR > DAT > CDR > EAC > FLAC (with portions from MSR > MP3 > WAV > FLAC)

–Grateful Dead Acoustic Set–
101-d1t01 – tuning, stage banter, intro
102-d1t02 – Don’t Ease Me In
103-d1t03 – Friend of the Devil
104-d1t04 – Deep Elem Blues
105-d1t05 – Silver Threads & Golden Needles
106-d1t06 – Candyman

–New Riders of The Purple Sage–
201-d1t07 – tuning, stage banter
202-d1t08 – Six Days on the Road
203-d1t09 – Whatcha Gonna Do, stage banter
204-d1t10 – Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
205-d1t11 – I Don’t Know You
206-d1t13 – Cecilia
207-d1t14 – Can’t Pay the Price
208-d2t01 – Henry (1st attempt), stage banter
209-d2t02 – Henry (2nd attempt)//
210-d2t03 – Garden Of Eden
211-d2t04 – Fair Chance To Know *
212-d2t05 – Last Lonely Eagle
213-d2t06 – Lodi
214-d2t07 – Honkytonk Woman (aborted)
215-d2t08 – The Weight//

–Grateful Dead Electtric Set–
301-d2t09 – Casey Jones
302-d2t10 – China Cat Sunflower ->
303-d2t11 – I Know You Rider
304-d2t12 – Mama Tried ->
305-d2t13 – High Time
306-d2t14 – Drums ->
307-d2t15 – Good Lovin’->
308-d2t16 – Drums ->
309-d2t17 – Good Lovin’
310-d3t01 – Good Morning Little School Girl
311-d3t02 – Me & My Uncle
(missing) – Dire Wolf
313-d3t03 – Cold Rain & Snow
314-d3t04 – Attics of My Life
315-d3t05 – Cumberland Blues
316-d3t06 – New Speedway Boogie -> Officially Released on Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3
317-d3t07 – Nobody’s Fault But Mine jam->Officially Released on Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3
318-d3t08 – New Speedway Boogie-> Officially Released on Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3
319-d3t09 – St. Stephen-> Officially Released on Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3
320-d3t10 – Not Fade Away-> Officially Released on Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3
321-d3t11- Turn On Your Love Light Officially Released on Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3

(missing) – Cold Jordan

–disc 1 total time–60:52–
–disc 2 total time–63:08–
–dsic 3 total time–70:08–

Notes shnid: 28716
Most currently circulating CDRs are partial selections from this show, many exclude the NRPS set entirely and all seem to be missing “Fair Chance To Know”. This version is still missing most of “The Weight”, “Dire Wolf”, and the “Cold Jordan” encore. Other than these defects it represents the complete show in the correct order and excellent sound.

Remastered by Jack Warner
DAE and FLAC encoding by Marc Evans
Projected coordinated by Jim Powell
Special thanks to DW

notes shnid: 97548
This is a combination of SHNID 28716 and an MP3 source of this medley, presumably from the vault master reels. The MP3 source was released on 5/14/07 as part of David Lemieux’s Tapers Section series at dead.net. The MP3 source was publicly available as a downloadable file for a short period of time, but I no longer have a copy of it. I put this together for a party I threw in August of ’07, and I am working from memory as to its details.

The MP3 source provides a little tuning and the first few notes of New Speedway Boogie, which are missing from all soundboard sources for this date. It also supplies the applause, and the show-ending comments from the stage, including an uncharacteristic outburst from a band member. I can’t say for sure, but I’m almost positive that member was Phil. A friend of mine was at this show, and the next time I see him, I intend to ask him what might have prompted it. If anybody who reads this was there and knows, please contact me. It certainly puts the energy and intensity of what came before in a different perspective.

Oddly, the MP3 source (purportedly from the vault reel) contained a quite noticeable cut in Not Fade Away. While I never got around to a note-by-note comparison of the MP3 source and 28716, the NFA from 28716 seems to be intact, or has been repaired in a way that I can neither hear, nor see in an audio editor.

Also, I seem to recall fixing a brief vocal digisnit in the opening segment of NSB. I wish I could provide exact details, but I didn’t think I was working for posterity at the time.

This show has always stood in the shadow of the Fillmore East gig the following night. In my opinion, it more than holds it own with 5/15, and the portion included here is simply spectacular. It definitely gets my vote for Best Lovelight Ever. I am happy to present thisin a relatively complete form.

Jack Browning
gdtrfb55 (at) gmail.com

Combination notes:
Shnid=97548 is comprised of the final 6 tracks of the show and was created as a patch for shnid=28716. I replaced these tracks with this patched version.

Phi’s show ending comment mentioned above, “Fuck the pigs!”, can be understood in the context of the time. This show occured 10 days after the Kent State shootings. College campuses across the country had erupted in protests and general strikes. The May tour consisted primarily of Northeastern college campuses. Being that the band had played a free concert at MIT just days before in support of the student protests, there can be little to no doubt that the Dead were caught up in the emotions of the day.

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