Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (08/28/68)

Grateful Dead - Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, (08/28/68)

Grateful Dead
68-08-28 Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 18104
SBD>??>R>PCM>CD>EAC>SHN

1. //Dark Star–> (10:47)
2. St. Stephen–> (4:35)
3. The Eleven–> (9:43)
4. Death Don’t Have No Mercy (8:48)
5. Lovelight (12:16)

total time: 46:11

Caveat:
–this recording is in mono and is quite muffled and degraded.

Notes:
–information about this show is scant, and the dating is uncertain
–first couple notes of Dark Star are clipped
–Sound Forge was used for pitch correction

Thanks to Steve Martin & Matt Vernon
pitch corrected by JCotsman

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (10/13/68)

gd68-10-13-Avalon-Ball

Grateful Dead
68-10-13 Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 86761
Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat (44.1k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Samplitude Professional v9.11 -> FLAC
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
August 1, 2007

Notes:
— Pigpen was absent
— Beginning of Dark Star missing
— Cut in The Eleven at 13:31
— Cut in New Potato Caboose at 2:57

Set 1:
d1t01 – Dark Star ->
d1t02 – Saint Stephen ->
d1t03 – The Eleven ->
d1t04 – Death Don’t Have No Mercy

Set 2:
d1t05 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t06 – Drums ->
d1t07 – The Other One ->
d1t08 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t09 – New Potato Caboose ->
d1t10 – Drums ->
d1t11 – Caution Jam ->
d1t12 – Feedback

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (10/12/68)

gd68-10-12-Avalon-Ball

Grateful Dead
68-10-12
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat (48k)

This is a tagged version of shnid: 86759

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Behringer Ultramatch SRC2000 ->
Samplitude Professional v9.11 -> FLAC
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
August 1, 2007

Notes:
— Pigpen was absent
— First notes of 2nd Set missing

Set 1:
d1t01 – Introduction
d1t02 – Dark Star ->
d1t03 – Saint Stephen ->
d1t04 – The Eleven ->
d1t05 – Death Don’t Have No Mercy

Set 2:
d1t06 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t07 – Drums ->
d1t08 – The Other One ->
d1t09 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t10 – New Potato Caboose ->
d1t11 – Drums ->
d1t12 – Jam ->
d1t13 – Feedback

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (09/16/66)

Grateful-Dead-Vintage-Dead-210022

Grateful Dead
9-16-66
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, California

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 95970
Source: SBD>MR>?>LP>WAV>WAV>FLAC

Equipment used for A/D conversion: Lyra Helikon phono cartridge, Linn LP12/Lingo turntable, Linn Ittok tonearm, Audioquest LeoPard tonearm cable, PS Audio PS2 preamplifier, Kimber PBJ interconnect, M-Audio Audiophile USB A/D converter.

Audacity 1.3.3-beta was used to make WAV files.
ClickRepair 2.1.1 was used to remove clicks at its lowest settings (Declick 1, Wavelet method, Decrackle off).
Trader’s Little Helper 1.1.1 was used to make level 6 FLAC files

01 – I Know You Rider [4:22]
02 – It Hurts Me Too [4:20]
03 – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue [4:57]
04 – Dancing in the Streets [6:53]
05 – Midnight Hour [18:20]
06 – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [11:05]
07 – Lindy [2:53]
08 – Stealin’ [3:02]
09 – The Same Thing [11:59]

From the original uploader:
NOTE-This is a new rip of the “semi-legal” bootleg LPs “Vintage Dead” and “Historic Dead”, using high-quality analog equipment. I haven’t listened to the other circulating versions, but this should be a substantial improvement assuming they were made with average analog equipment.

These recordings are commonly said to come from Avalon Ballroom 9-16-66 except the last two tracks, which I have seen attributed to The Matrix 11-29-66, though I haven’t confirmed that myself. The sound quality of those two tracks is noticeably different. According to set lists for 9-16-66, tracks 06 and 07 were played between tracks 03 and 04, and track 05 was an encore. I have left the tracks in the LP order because crowd noise was inserted between the tracks of side one of Vintage Dead, so reordering the tracks would create an obvious break.

The LPs used for the transcription are both Sunflower LPs. Vintage Dead is SUN-5001 and Historic Dead is SNF-5004. Vintage Dead has a yellow LP label with an orange flower and two orange MGM logos. The label has the catalog number SUN 5001 (MGS 2418) on side 1 and SUN 5001 (MGS 2419) on side 2. The vinyl has what appears to be SHN 5001 MGS 2418-1 2 Sept ’70 E.C. engraved in the inner groove on side 1, and SHN 5001 MGS 2419-1 2 Sept ’70 E.C. engraved in the inner groove on side 2. Historic Dead has the same LP label with SNF-5004 MGS-2558 on side 1 and SNF-5004 MGS-2559 on side 2. Its inner groove has SNF 5004 and MGS 2558 engraved 180 degrees away from each other on side 1, and SNF 5004 and MGS 2559 engraved 180 degrees away from each other on side 2.

The cover of Vintage Dead is yellow-orange with a Grateful Dead Avalon poster laid out diagonally and an open Ripple bottle. The back cover is shades of light blue with semi-transparent portraits of the boys and liner notes by Robert E. Cohen. It has a diagonal cut-out in the upper left corner of the front cover. Historic Dead has a largely blank blue front cover with black border, and a black and white back cover with the track information at the top and shadowy portraits of the boys that merge into a watery surface with upside-down skull reflections at the bottom. I’ve never had the opportunity to compare original vs. bootleg copies of these LPs, but these both look on the up-and-up.

You can hear the results from yourself. While I generally prefer European vinyl, these both have pleasantly quiet surfaces, and the occasional light clicks were largely eliminated by ClickRepair. Considering that I only have one copy of each of these LPs, and their covers are far from mint, I was gratified by how clean they sound. There are only the faintest traces of occasional tracking distortion in a few tracks. One nice thing about high-end analog gear is that it can often penetrate through the shortcomings of inferior vinyl.

C. Muehlfeld 2010-08-31

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (01/27/67)

Grateful Dead
1/27/67
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

AUD MR>?>CD

// Morning Dew
New Potato Caboose //
// Viola Lee Blues
Cold Rain & Snow
Alligator >
Caution

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 16744

complete as per Deadlists. My CD is a copy of the CD that is going around on
BUDD and elsewhere. I edited an overlap splice at 22:15 (there were about 10
seconds of overlap on the old copy) and appended the last 12:25 of Caution
starting at 24:40 of the entire suite, which
were missing on that copy, from an old but only slightly inferior sounding tape
courtesy of Uli Teute. — H.B. 01/02

note that although this tape has circulated with this date for decades,
1/27/67 is certainly the wrong date for this recording. In fact, these versions
of Morning Dew and New Potato Caboose appear on the 10/22/67 SBD recording.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (05/19/66)

Grateful Dead
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA
05/19/1966

Download: FLAC/MP3

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//

Notes:

– 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)

Comments:

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

From Grateful Dead Guide (deadessays.blogspot.co.uk)

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
http://www.thebear.org/musicintro.html.

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
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
April 1, 2010

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

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (04/06/69)

gd69-04-06-Avalon-Ball

Grateful Dead
4-6-69
Avalon Ballroom,
San Francisco

Download FLAC/MP3

SBD>FM>MR>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN

Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002 shn em up initiative
Thanks to Joe Jupille
edits/encoding by J. Cotsman

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – //Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl%
102-d1t02 – Tuning
103-d1t03 – Beat It On Down The Line
104-d1t04 – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
105-d1t05 – King Bee

–Set 2–
201-d1t06 – //Cryptical Envelopment–>
202-d1t07 – Drums–>
203-d1t08 – The Other One–>
204-d1t09 – Cryptical Envelopment–>
205-d1t10 – Death Don’t Have No Mercy
206-d2t01 – Turn on Your Lovelight
207-d2t02 – Tuning
208-d2t03 – Viola Lee Blues

–disc 1 total time–61:55–
–disc 2 total time–38:31–

Notes:
–this is from a reel recorded in ’69. There are a few minor
discontinuities/blemishes in the recording
–there may be missing songs before Schoolgirl
–several minutes are probably missing from the beginning of Schoolgirl.
–there is a splice in Schoolgirl @ 1:26
–the first couple notes of Cryptical(1) are clipped
–the band is forced to finish Viola Lee acapella after the plug is pulled on
their instruments, presumably, for playing past Avalon curfew
–Sound Forge was used for a slight pitch correction and a few minor edits

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (01/26/69)

gd69-01-26-Avalon-Ball

Grateful Dead
01/26/69
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage: MSR>C>D>CD
Extraction and shortening by Seth Kaplan

** NOTE **
Some files were not cut on sector boundries… they were fixed using
shntool and a new md5 checksum file was made. The sector boundries
were the only reason the files are now named as “fixed.” (12/14/00)

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Intro
102-d1t02 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
103-d1t03 – Drums -> The Other One >
104-d1t04 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
105-d1t05 – Clementine ->
106-d1t06 – Death Don’t Have No Mercy

–Set 2–
201-d1t07 – Dark Star% ->
202-d1t08 – St Stephen ->
203-d1t09 – William Tell bridge ->
204-d1t10 – The Eleven -> – Not Included, officially released on Live/Dead
205-d1t11 – Turn on Your Lovelight – Not Included, officially released on Live/Dead

–Total time–78:57–

Known flaws:
SBD adjustments on the first Cryptical Envelopment.
Splice in Dark Star at 8:12. Resumes just before the second verse.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (01/25/69)

gd69-01-25-Avalon-Ball

Grateful Dead
January 25, 1969
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat (44.1k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC
(2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
May 30, 2010

Notes:
— The mix in Set 1 is a mess
— Beginning of Dark Star is cut
— Reel flip in Turn On Your Lovelight
— And We Bid You Good Night is cut at end
— Thanks to Rob Eaton for lending me his Dats
–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Dark Star ->
102-d1t02 – St. Stephen ->
103-d1t03 – The Eleven ->
104-d1t04 – Turn On Your Lovelight

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Dupree’s Diamond Blues ->
202-d2t02 – Doin’ That Rag ->
203-d2t03 – Cosmic Charlie – Officially Released on the Golden Road box set
204-d2t04 – Alligator ->
205-d2t05 – Drums ->
206-d2t06 – Alligator ->
207-d2t07 – Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->
208-d2t08 – Feedback ->
209-d2t09 – And We Bid You Good Night

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (01/24/69)

gd69-01-24-Avalon-Ball

Grateful Dead
January 24, 1969
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: SHN/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat (44.1k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC
(2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
October 14, 2010

Notes:
— This is a fix of shnid=109640
— I fixed the skip in Doin’ That Rag and cleaned up other flaws
— Really bad mix problems in the beginning of the show
— Beginning of Lovelight is cut
— Thanks to Rob Eaton for lending me his Dats
–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Tuning
102-d1t02 – That’s It For the Other One ->
103-d1t03 – New Potato Caboose
104-d1t04 – Dupree’s Diamond Blues
105-d1t05 – Doin’ That Rag

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Dark Star
202-d2t02 – Turn 0n Your Lovelight ->
203-d2t03 – Drums