New Riders of The Purple Sage
Capitol, Theatre , Port Chester NY
November 8, 1970
Source 2 is new.
Disc One – Acoustic Set –
02) Dire Wolf
03) I Know You Rider
04) Dark Hollow
05) Rosalie McFall
06) El Paso
07) Operator (Final time played)
09) Friend Of The Devil
10) Wake Up, Little Suzie (Final time played)
11) Uncle John’s Band
Disc Two – NRPS –
02) Six Days On The Road
04) Whatcha Gonna Do
05) Glendale Train
06) All I Ever Wanted
07) Fair Chance To Know
08) Portland Woman
10) Truck Drivin’ Man
11) Last Lonely Eagle
12) Louisiana Lady
13) Honky Tonk Women
Disc Three – Electric Dead –
02) Morning Dew
03) Me And My Uncle
04) Mystery Train (Only time played)
05)>My Babe (Only time played)
06) Around And Around (First time played)
07) New Orleans
09) It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
10) Casey Jones
Disc Four – Electric Dead –
02)>Dark Star (First verse only)
03)>The Main Ten (Final time played)
04)>Dancin’ In The Streets
05)>Not Fade Away
06)>Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad
07)>Not Fade Away
Source 1: 26975
From the original uploader:
Ken & Judy Lee Proudly Present:
The Port Chester Resurrection Project
This is a very special release from Ken and Judy Lee. It serves as a commemoration of Mark Cohen’s 2nd anniversary in heaven. Mark was a great friend, and a big part of the Dead community. And it is to him that this project is dedicated, and to whom we owe a huge debt of gratitude. If not for Mark’s love of music, and love of this band in particular, we would never have known about the Lees’ Port Chester archive. Aside from a few other
brave souls known to have taped shows at this fantastic venue, Ken and Judy’s work from the Capitol Theatre stands as the ultimate body of documentation. And if not for Mark’s insistence that these shows be “liberated”, much of what has previously circulated would never have been heard, and this show was one of his favorites.
This show is a keystone of the Grateful Dead, one of those shows that really gives you pause and makes you wonder. A show of firsts and lasts, when it was all said and done, it had laid to rest some old lexicons, and created a new set of criteria by which the band would be judged. This was truly one of the legendary Grateful Dead shows. The Dead had a way of continually redefining themselves in performance, and this show buries the sixties and propels them into the seventies (much like the benchmark show at Lewiston, Maine 9-6-80 redefined them for the Eighties).
This is the last official acoustic set of the 70’s. ( Other than, or But for one Besides an) improptu set in 1978, most of the songs performed acoustically would not see the light of day again untill the fall of 1980, when they were showcased at the 10 night run at the Warfield in San Francisco, and 8 nights at NY’s Radio City Music Hall. The final “Operator”, and “Wake Up Little Suzie”, Mystery Train > My Babe (only time played), New Orleans > Searchin’, Main Ten (last time played), all standout in this performance, and then like a dream, are gone. Around and Around (first time played), and a long stretch before you hear “Baby Blue” again. This release also includes the complete New Riders set, known to circulate only as a fragment.
This combined, flac encoded & tagged version of shnids: 28609 + 94500
AudMC > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
Note for shnid=28609:
This is a patched fix for the most recent upgrade of this show,
put into circulation by The Port Chester Resurrection Project
Re-editing by – Noah Weiner (Dec 2004 – March, 2005)
AudMC cuts patched via crossfade with alt version:
-I Know You Rider (patch covers cut 03:52 – 04:45)
-It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (patch covers cut 03:03 – 03:07)
-Truckin’ (patch covers cut 05:56 – 05:58)
-Dancin’ in the Streets (patch covers cut 06:17 – 06:37)
All track ID’s that needed adjustment got it.
MD5’s are separated out by band. Please note such that the files
named as gd1970-11-08d3 are actually Disc 4 of this entire set.
Technical Notes (from shnid=26975):
The original audience master cassettes (4 Ampex C361-90) were recorded
on a Sony TC124 with unknown dynamic mics, spread approx. 25-30 ft.
across the balcony, by Ken & Judy Lee,. The cassette tape was baked
and re-shelled, then transfered via Tascam 122 MK-III > Lucid ADA1000 >
Tascam DA30-II (DAT) > Tascam CDRW 700 (CDR) by John Jay Hance. Editing
by Peter G. via Soundforge. No noise reduction was applied. Audio
extraction and further editing via Peak 4.0, compressed to .shn with xACT
1.3, and seeded by BoldCaptain via Azureus 2.1. Tape flutter in Baby Blue,
and in Truckin’. Tape flip in Dancin’ In The Streets was was seemlessly
Remastering of shnid 28609 – disc 3
Using Adobe Audition,
-I repitched tracks 6-12 to match the rest of the show,
-I severely attenuated (by about 35 dB) the horrible booming resonance
centered at about 215 Hz, most objectionable during Good Lovin’.
-I moved the track marker for the beginning of NFA to match more closely
the change of source tape.
Only tracks 5-12 are different from 28609
rbbert released shnid=94500 containing only the disc 3 tracks.
I dropped these tracks into shnid=28609 to replace the original tracks.
Tracking notes not having anything to do with the disc 3 upgrade:
This source came to me with duplicate files for disc 3. They were numbered
differently, so I checked st5 text and visually verified all trakcs were
in fact exact duplicates. I then deleted the additional files. This
situation was at some point prior corrected in the database.
Flac encoding notes:
All processing with Trader’s Little Helper
Shn – st5 generated
Shn > Flac ( level 8 )
Flac – st5 generated and matched to Shn st5