New Source Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (05/19/66)

Grateful Dead
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source 2 is new.

Set I

01 //Beat It On Down The Line
02 Standing On The Corner
03 Mindbender
04 It Hurts Me Too
05 Viola Lee Blues
06 I Know You Rider
07 It’s A Sin
08 Sick And Tired
09 Cream Puff War//


– This version has been provided by an anonymous source.
– The channels were reversed, this has been corrected.
– Level adjustments have been made.
– All files are tagged

Source 1:

Source: sbd > 10 inch Master Reels @ 15 ips 1/2 track > Dat (48k)


The way that this sounds is more faithfull to Bear’s original mix than the Miller seed shnid 106883.

From Grateful Dead Guide (

There was a dramatic shift in Bear’s production technique by the 3/12/66 show. He mentioned a synesthetic experience of seeing music circulating: ìMy knowledge of the true nature of sound dates back toÖone of the rehearsals we had in the house in Watts, when I actually saw sound coming out of the speakers. It was total synesthesiaÖ It was just a unique experience. And it so completely blew my mindÖI went around and inspected it very carefullyÖ And that became the foundation for all the sound work that Iíve done.î

Whether it was due to this experience or not, sometime in February or early March, Bear changed the way he mixed the Dead: ìI recorded the vocals in the left channel and the instruments in the right, Beatles style.î That remains the basic premise in every Bear production setup from 3/12 through July.

Source 2:
This is a tagged version of shnid: 106828

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat -> Sonic Solutions -> CD

Transfer Info:
CD -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

Original Transfers and Mastering By David Gans
Additional Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
April 1, 2010

— This is an upgrade to shnid=106683
— 10 seconds of between song banter has been added
— I performed some minor adjustments to the levels

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