Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – New York City, NY (10/31/80)

grateful dead - radio city music hall - new york - 1980

Grateful Dead
October 31, 1980
Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Acoustic Set:

Heaven Help The Fool
Sage & Spirit – Officially Released on Beyond Description
Little Sadie – Officially Released on Beyond Description
Monkey & The Engineer
It Must Have Been The Roses
Bird Song >

1st Electric Set:

Jack Straw
Cold Rain & Snow
Me & My Uncle >
Mexicali Blues
Ramble on Rose >
Little Red Rooster
Brown Eyed Woman >
Looks Like Rain >

2nd Electric Set:

Don’t Ease Me In >
Lost Sailor >
Saint Of Circumstance >
Franklin’s Tower >
Drums > – Officially Released on Dead Set
Space > – Officially Released on Dead Set
Fire On The Mountain > – Officially Released on Dead Set
Not Fade Away >
Stella Blue >
Goin Down The Road Feeling Bad >
Good Lovin’
Encore Break
Uncle John’s Band

I removed the officially released tracks on the soundboard sources but kept them for the audience sources as they are readily available for download on the Archive.

Source 1:
This is a tagged version of shnid: 141354
Source Info:
Satellite Feed > (McIntosh) 10″ Master Reels @ 7.5 ips > PCM

Transfer Info:
PCM (Sony SL-10)> Sony PCM-601ESD > Behringer Ultramatch Pro > Tascam DA-3000 (wav 16-bit/44.1k)> Adobe Audition 3.0 > TLH flac16

– Thanks to Tim Dalton for the source PCM
– Thanks to Charlie Miller for the transfer
– Thanks to the folks responsible for the shnid140416 mono soundboard source which supplies the first 0:27 of “Heaven Help The Fool”, a 0:10 patch in “Monkey & The Engineer”, the first 0:02.4 of “Ripple”, a 0:57 patch in “Ripple”, a 0:29 patch in “Little Red Rooster”, the first 0:03 of “Franklin’s Tower”, a 0:13 patch in “Drums”, a 0:16 patch in “Fire On The Mountain”, a patch in the transition and first few notes of “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” (0:07 total), the final 3:42 of “Good Lovin’, as well as the “Encore Break” and “Uncle John’s Band” in their entireties

Mastered by Scott Clugston
March 13, 2018

Source 2:

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

Patch info:
Nakamichi 700 -> Master Cassette (shnid=94270) supplies:
Little Red Rooster (0:00 – 0:10)

— All disc changes are seamless
— 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 3
This is a flac encoded and tagged version of shnid: 1955
Source: Master AUD (Wise Sony EMC-280/D-5) Cass>PCM>ZA2>CD

Enjoy the great show!
Thanks to Andy G. for providing these RCMH shows to me.

If there are any problems, lemme know at calico_kahlia22@yahoo.com

Posted to alt.binaries.sounds.misc 10-31,11-01-00 by Chris Larson.

Source 4:
This is a tagged version of shnid: 83158


Patch fix of shnid 20377

Main Source:

C>SHN Conversion by Cousinit

Patch Sources:
Master AUD: (Sony ECM-280/D-5) Cass> PCM> ZA2> CD > EAC > SHN(shnid 1955)
except for part of drums (see below), which was patched with the
AUD audio source from the circulating DVD (no source info given).

Edit: SHNs > WAV > Cool Edit 2000/Cool Edit Pro > shntool > FLAC

The following corrections were made (see below for details):

– all tracks put back in phase by reinverting left channel in CE 2K
– multiple dropouts, splices, etc. patched
– first three tracks of second electric set put at end of CD 2 to allow
CD3 to fit on one disc. Disc change between CDs 2 and 3 is seamless.
– SBD from 1:32 of GDTRFB to end of the show is higher-pitched; this was
corrected in CE Pro (stretched 100.383%) so speed and pitch matched the
rest of the show. It sounds like it was either patched in from an
alternate SBD or played back on a different deck.


1st set aud was time/pitch stretched 100.7% in CE Pro and volume matched
as closely as possible on a patch by patch basis.

– 8:30-8:33 of Birdsong, patch vol. raised 4 dB
– :46-1:16 in Ripple (noise envelope applied from 0:55.638 to 0:56.016 to
prevent clipping after raising patch source 3.1 dB).
– Fade at the end of Ripple was made longer and more gradual
– dropouts in Rooster at 8:26, 8:56-58, and 8:59. patch dropped 1.1 dB
– :27 to :57 of Brown Eyed Woman
– one sec dropout at 2:17 in Lost Sailor
– dropout at 6:25 of Franklin’s
– Most of drums from :25 to 10:32 patched with the circulating AUD, with
the following exceptions: 11 dropouts from 6:00 to 7:28 patched with AUD
from circulating DVD (no shnid). Also, the circulating AUD was a
veritable Swiss cheese from 7:54 – 10:32, most likely due to bad audio
extraction. I was certain that to patch that many dropouts so close
together would sound worse than the original, since the two AUD sources
sound so different, so I just patched that whole section with the DVD
AUD. The DVD AUD source was deliberately recorded via analog from my
DVD player to my Tascam HD-P2 so as to avoid any possible extraction
– Break at 1:32 in GDTRFB patched with AUD, fade in right after dropout
was reversed. Sudden increase in volume from 2:11-2:13 also patched with
AUD, as increase caused irreparable distortion. AUD time/pitch stretched
99.188% to match SBD. SBD from first break to end of show time/pitch
stretched to 100.383%.
– mini dropout in right channel at 2:21 in Good Lovin’ patched with AUD.
Splice patched from 2:22-2:51. AUD time/pitch stretched 99.188% and
raised +1.1 dB, noise envelope of -1.1 dB applied to peak at 2:24 to
prevent clipping.

Many thanks to Charlie Miller for his advice on determining which channel
to reinvert. Thanks to Cousinit for the SBD source and his flaw notes,
also mcole, Charles Weir, drgseeds and Deadhead for their SBD source
comments and Charles (?) for his AUD source comment on the drums track.
Last but not least thanks to Jim Wise for his excellent audience patch
source, as well as to (?) for circulating the DVD of this show, which
provided part of drums.

Edited and seeded by Bill Tetzeli (btet@comcast.net)

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