Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – New York, NY (10/25/80)

grateful dead - radio city music hall - 1980 poster

Grateful Dead
October 25, 1980
Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

–Set 1-
Deep Elem Blues
The Race Is On
I’ve Been All Around This World
Monkey & the Engineer
To Lay Me Down ->
El Paso
Bird Song
Heaven Help the Fool
Dire Wolf ->

–Set 2–
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ->
Franklin’s Tower
Me & My Uncle ->
Big River
High Time
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble on Rose ->
Looks Like Rain

–Set 3–
Cold Rain & Snow ->
Lost Sailor ->
Saint of Circumstance
Uncle John’s Band ->
Playing in the Band ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
Black Peter ->
Around & Around ->
One More Saturday Night

U.S. Blues

Source 1
This is a tagged version of shnid: 93804


Recording Info:
Nakamichi 700 -> Master Cassette (Sony D5/Maxell UDXL-I & UDXL-II/Dolby B)

Transfer Info:
Master Cassette (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/88.2k)
->Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC/16
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
August 1, 2008

Patch Info:
Audience Recording (shnid=8726) supplies:
Very short patch at end of Black Peter (forgot to note the times)

— All disc changes are seamless
— Recorded front row balcony
— Thanks to Steve Rolfe for lending me his masters

Source 2:

Nak 700’s > Sony D-5 > AMC
Recorded Dead front center loge
by Keith Gatto & Pete Jaeger

AMC > DAT > CDR > EAC > FLac
(EAC > Flac by Michael Turi)

Used a multifilter with the following order:
20-band EQ with linear increases from 0-500 Hz.
One subharmonic synthesizer set at 125 Hz.
Two expanders (dynamic noise in expander mode) to increase the dynamic range.
May, 2012-Dan McDonald

This recording, like the other Gatto-Jaeger recordings of this run, has excellent high-end energy, but was
lacking a bit in the lower frequencies. The recorder was paused between most non-sequential songs creating
abrupt tansitions, most noticable in the first set. The second set contained several sonic anomalies scattered
throughout. Several songs were not ideally tracked with a couple of songs in the third set combined into
one track. I asked Dan if he could boost the base without affecting the mid-range and high-end and clean up
the transitions and anomalies.

Dan’s Change Log:
101- OK
102- Cross-faded about 2 seconds
103- Cross-faded about 3 seconds
104- Cross faded about 2 seconds; Quasi-fadeout (-12.42dB) for track 4
105- cross-fade to track 6
106- Trimmed about 1/4 sec. of silence from end
107- Trimmed 1/4 sec. of silence from end 107; crossfaded 3 secs
108- faded out 107 and let 108 start as it was because music was already cut for beginning of track 108
109- clapping at first note of Dire Wolf so faded out HHTH applause for about 3 sec then a fast fade in to DW.
110- Did a slightly faster fadeout

201- faded in; anomaly at 5:28 Interpolated so it’s not noticeable now.
202- anomalies at 8:02 & 8:10 (8:02 has a funny sound; fixed the tape start, but not the odd sound;
fixed by cutting out about 1/4 second and interpolating the two pieces; 8:10 fixed the same way)
203- OK
204- anomalies at 5:54, 6:16, 6:29, & 6:52 Interpolated
205- anomalies at 8:55 & 9:04 (crossfaded the first, cut the second out)
206- anomalies at 7:55, 8:51 & 9:03 interpolated
207- OK
208- OK
209- abrupt ending faded out

301- There were two level changes, and a gradual increase in level, so I added 2dB to the second change,
4 dB to the first change, and then added a linear increase from 3 to 0dB for the first few seconds.
Still starts abruptly, but the music sounds about right after it starts.
302/303- blank space cut out; cut to two tracks
304- Crossfade
305- OK
306- anomaly or cut at 8:39 looks like digi-mess from the transfer. Blocky spots and blank spaces.
Only option was to cut it out or paste over from another spot. About 1 second removed.
307/308- Split into 2 tracks
309- Ok
310- OK
311- Redid fade
312- faded in; cut a small section of blank space at the end of song.

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