Grateful Dead – New York, NY (10/30/80)

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Grateful Dead
October 30, 1980
Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Set 1 (acoustic)
John Scher Introduction
banter & tuning
Deep Elum Blues
banter & tuning
Dark Hollow
banter & tuning
I’ve Been All Around This World
banter & tuning
On The Road Again
banter & tuning
To Lay Me Down
banter & tuning
Heaven Help The Fool – Officially Released on Dead Ahead
banter & tuning

Set 2 (electric)
banter & tuning
Alabama Getaway ->
Promised Land
banter & tuning
banter & tuning
Mama Tried ->
Mexicali Blues
banter & tuning
banter & tuning
New New Minglewood Blues
banter & tuning
Althea ->
Lost Sailor ->
Saint Of Circumstance
break announcement

Set 3 (electric)
banter & tuning
Shakedown Street – Officially Released on Dead Ahead
Samson And Delilah – Officially Released on Dead Ahead
banter & tuning
He’s Gone -> jam -> – Officially Released on Dead Ahead
Truckin’ -> – Officially Released on Dead Ahead
drums (with Billy Cobham) ->
space ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Good Lovin’
encore applause & tuning
Johnny B. Goode
applause & PA music

I removed the officially released tracks from the soundboard recording, but left them in the audience. That ones available for download on the Archive so I figure I can post it here, too.

Source 1:
This is a tagged version of shnid: 101427


Recording Info:
(FOB) Sony ECM-280 -> Cassette Master (Sony TC-D5M/Maxell UDXLII-C90/Dolby B)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) ->
Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.21 -> FLAC/16
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
September 16, 2009

— All disc changes are seamless
— Drums with Billy Cobham
— Recorded By Jim Wise (mics laid on shelf under rail @ center lodge)
— Thanks to Jim Wise for lending me his master cassettes
— Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Source 2:
This is a tagged version of shnid: 139599

Source: 10” 1/4 track SBD Feed Master Reels @ 7.5ips
(Total Running Time: 03:36:03)

Lineage: 10” 1/4 track Reels (Revox A-77 playback) -> Lexicon Lambda (24/96) -> Logic (mastering: speed correction, track indexing, dithering to 16/44.1) -> AIFF -> Xact (sbe correction) -> wav -> flac

Transfer (November 2009) and mastering (October 2017) by Alan Bershaw

This is a previously uncirculated soundboard direct recording of this show. It was recorded in mono onto two 10″ 1/4 track reels at 7.5ips. It is 100% complete, from John Scher’s introduction prior to the acoustic set right through to the P.A. music following the 3rd set encore. All three sets run seamlessly with nothing missing.

This was recorded surreptitiously from a monitoring feed in one of the executive offices at RCMH. This entire recording is a single source, with the lone exception of a 29 second sequence (during Althea 4:28 -> 4:57), where the reels were changed. My old friend Kieth Gatto’s audience recording (id 120537) was used to patch that song to completion.

The only other downside is that Garcia’s vocal could be brighter and louder at times. It is otherwise a very clear recording that captures everything relatively well, including a lot of stage banter between songs. You can even hear the hilarious off-mic banter between band members. I usually don’t bother tracking out the downtime, but since its not just crowd noise and at times lengthy, I did in this case.

I’ve wanted to share this recording for a long time, but a track or two was officially released and the bonus tracks on the Dead Ahead DVD are also sourced from this show, so it prevented me from sharing this at the usual places. My nephew Stu, who often shares my recordings for me, tried making a case for it being an alternate source and different mix than anything that was officially issued, but it was a no go.

I’d like nothing better than to get this to anyone who’d enjoy it, especially since only audience recordings seem to circulate, but maybe sharing it now will at least get that ball rolling. Alan – October 2007

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