Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – New York City, NY (04/29/71)

jerry garcia pedal steel

Thursday, April 29, 1971
Fillmore East
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

Lineage:MR@ 7.5 ips>R @ 7.5 ips.(Wilson Boswell). Transfer info:Akai GX636 > Apogee Mini Me @24/96>Mini DAC(monitoring/mastering) > Lynx One soundcard>Wavelab 5.0(dithered to 16/44 via ‘UV22HR’ Apogee algorithim > CD FLAC

Transfered and mastered by Matt Smith 6/11

01. Six Days On The Road (3:29)
02. Runnin’ Back to You (5:41)
03. I Don’t Know You (4:16)
04. Sailin’ (4:26)
05. Henry (4:40)
06. Dirty Business (11:26)
07. Superman (5:43)
08. Lodi (4:37)

01. Glendale Train (5:22)
02. Fair Chance to Know (4:12)
03. The Weight (9:24)
04. Portland Woman (6:16)
05. Last Lonely Eagle (7:17)
06. Louisiana Lady (4:49)
07. Honky Tonk Women (6:02)

John Dawson – rhythm guitar, vocals
David Nelson – lead guitar, vocals
David Torbert – bass, vocals
Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar
Spencer Dryden – drums

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – New York, NY (11/16/70)

grateful dead - new york - 1970-11-16-Fillmore-E

Grateful Dead
Fillmore East
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17361

**Partial Show**

SBDMR > Revox deck (model unknown): 10″ ? track Reel @ 7.5ips > Revox B77
playback deck >Alesis Masterlink ML9600 > CD > EAC>Cool Edit 2000 > SHN.

A>D by Bill Gadsden.
Cool Edit 2000 was used for minor glitch removal.
CDWav was used to retrack both discs.
EAC(secure mode, offset corrected), seekable shorten encoding with MKW,
and sector boundaries verified via shntool by D. Winters.

101-d1t01 – Bill Graham intro -> Casey Jones
102-d1t02 – Me & My Uncle
103-d1t03 – House P.A. Music: Elton John, //Honky Tonk Women//
104-d1t04 – //Friend of the Devil
105-d1t05 – Cold Rain & Snow
106-d1t06 – I’m a King Bee
107-d1t07 – China Cat Sunflower ->
108-d1t08 – I Know You Rider
109-d1t09 – Stage Talk/Steve Winwood Arrives On Stage
110-d1t10 – Hard To Handle *
111-d1t11 – //Big Railroad Blues * +
112-d1t12 – Not Fade Away -> *
113-d1t13 – Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad -> *
114-d1t14 – Not Fade Away *
115-d2t01 – Stage Talk
116-d2t02 – Frozen Logger
117-d2t03 – Mama Tried
118-d2t04 – Truckin’ -> +
119-d2t05 – The Other One +
120-d2t06 – Uncle John’s Band +

* Steve Winwood on Pigpen’s Hammond Organ. Steve Winwood also provides
vocal accompaniment on NFA>GDTRFB>NFA and 1st vocal verse of NFA.
+ Will Scarlet on harmonica. (deadlists claims Pig’s on harmonica
during Truckin’)

–disc 1 total time–71:56–
–disc 2 total time–31:21–

D1T03 – Analog distortions and channel dropouts from unknown source,
possibly a loose plug in the master reel to reel deck.
D1T04 – Approximately 30 seconds missing.
D1T11 – First few seconds clipped.
D1T14 – Some distortion of Steve Winwood’s vocals at the very end.

As with any 30-year-old tape, various analog gremlins and anomalies exist.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – New York, NY (04/28/71)

Jerry Garcia with the New Riders at Fillmore East April 27, 1971

Wednesday, April 28, 1971
Fillmore East – New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 28176

SBDMR > Reel > Alesis Masterlink > CDR > EAC > SHN

7 inch BASF Master Reels recorded at 7 1/2 ips.
Playback on a Revox A77 reel to reel deck.

DISC ONE [41:55]
01 [04:49] Workingman’s Blues
02 [04:27] Superman
03 [03:50] Truck Drivin’ Man
04 [05:00] I Don’t Know You
05 [06:06] Runnin’ Back To You
06 [04:51] Down In The Boondocks
07 [07:17] Garden Of Eden
08 [05:35] Glendale Train

DISC TWO [44:40]
01 [04:25] Fair Chance To Know
02 [04:33] Sailin’
03 [04:23] Connection
04 [05:14] Henry
05 [07:30] The Weight
06 [07:51] Last Lonely Eagle
07 [04:22] Louisianna Lady
08 [01:05] Fun, Fun, Fun
09 [05:17] Honky Tonk Women

John Dawson – rhythm guitar, vocals
David Nelson – lead guitar, vocals
David Torbert – bass, vocals
Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar
Spencer Dryden – drums

Note: This is the same audio set that circulates with the
Grateful Dead show of the same date (etree shnid=2248).
The files have been renamed (“nrps”) and a fade out/in
between “The Weight” and “Last Lonely Eagle” was cross
fade repaired in putting this version together. Beyond
the file renames, the MD5s are the same as shnid=2248
through d2t04.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – New York, NY (04/26/71)

vintage new riders of th epurple sage

New Riders of the Purple Sage
Fillmore East
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 18233

NRPS: MR>C>DAT>CD(untracked)>Alesis Masterlink>CDRx?>SHN

CDR>SHN : PlexWriter 8/2/20 > Exact Audio Copy

Disc 1 (80 minute disc)
— NRPS —-
1. Brown Eyed Handsome Man [6:50]
2. Watch Gonna Do [5:07]
3. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down [5:12]
4. I Don’t Know You [4:52]
5. Cecilia [5:04]
6. Truck Drivin’ Man [3:35]
7. All I Ever Wanted [7:33]
8. Sailin’ [3:39]
9. Glendale Train [5:30]
10. Fair Chance to Know [5:30]
11. Portland Woman [5:52]
12. Last Lonely Eagle [6:56]
13. Lousiana Lady [4:49]
14. Honky Tonk Woman [5:27]

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – New York, NY (04/25/71)

new riders of the purple sage - Marmaduke and Mickey 570

New Riders of the Purple Sage
Fillmore East
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 95971

source: sbd 1st gen cassette

lineage: sbd reel master>cassette>cdr>eac>flac
encoded & seeded to Lossless Legs by Rob Berger

disc one: 43:44

01: tuning
02: Workingman’s Blues
03: Portland Woman
04: Down In The Boondocks
05: Fair Chance To Know
06: Big Yellow Taxi
07: I Don’t Know You
08: Dirty Business

disc two: 46:06

01: (fade in)Sailin’
02: Glendale Train
03: Lodi
04: Henry
05: Superman
06: Six Days On The Road
07: Last Lonely Eagle
08: Lochinvar
09: Louisiana Lady

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – New York, NY (09/20/70)

grateful dead - new york - 1970-09-20-Fillmore-E

Grateful Dead
Fillmore East
New York, NY
Sunday September 20, 1970

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 140664
This is a 16/44 fileset. 24 bit > 16 bit via dBpoweramp

Source Info:
Master Soundboard Reels (borrowed by Peter Kafer) > Will Boswell’s reel @ 7 1/2 ips

Transfer Info:
Reel (Technics RS1506) > Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1bit/5.6 MHz) > dBpoweramp 24/96 > Adobe Audition 3.0 > TLH flac2496

– Thanks to Will Boswell for the source reels
– Thanks to Matt Smith for the transfer
– Thanks to Charlie Miller for coordinating this effort
– Thanks to miles1960 who kept me from falling down the channel swap rabbit hole – “follow the cow bell”
– Levels/mix all over the place, we did what we could
– This transcription includes “Together Again” from the NRPS set
– Tape shedding in “Caution” still evident, although not as severe and shorter in duration, imo
– Acoustic set includes David Grisman & David Nelson as guests
– “To Lay Me Down” will bring a tear to your eye
– Beginning of “Candyman” clipped
– Unique tuning/noodle between “Big Boy Pete” and “Me & My Uncle”

Transfer by Matt Smith
Mastered by Scott Clugston
January 11, 2018

Set One (Acoustic):
s1 t01. Intro > Uncle John’s Band
s1 t02. Deep Elem Blues
s1 t03. Friend Of The Devil
s1 t04. Big Railroad Blues
s1 t05. Dark Hollow
s1 t06. Ripple
s1 t07. To Lay Me Down
s1 t08. Truckin’
s1 t09. Rosalie McFall
s1 t10. Cumberland Blues
s1 t11. New Speedway Boogie
s1 t12. Brokedown Palace

Set Two (NRPS):
s2 t01. Together Again

Set Three (Electric):
s3 t01. Intro > Casey Jones
s3 t02. China Cat Sunflower >
s3 t03. I Know You Rider
s3 t04. //Candyman
s3 t05. Sittin’ On Top Of The World
s3 t06. Big Boy Pete
s3 t07. Me & My Uncle
s3 t08. Easy Wind
s3 t09. Sugar Magnolia
s3 t10. Attics Of My Life
s3 t11. Mama Tried
s3 t12. Not Fade Away >
s3 t13. Caution >
s3 t14. Feedback >
s3 t15. And We Bid you Goodnight

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead & New Riders of the Purple Sage – New York, NY (09/18/70)

Grateful Dead - New York - 1970-09-18-Fillmore-E

Grateful Dead
Fillmore East,
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

–Grateful Dead Acoustic set–
stage banter
Black Peter*
stage banter

–New Riders Set–
Honky Tonk Women
Workin’ Man Blues
Dirty Business
Last Lonely Eagle
Fair Chance To Know
Glendale Train
Louisiana Lady
The Race Is On**
Mama Tried**
The Weight

–Grateful Dead Electric Set–
Casey Jones
Sugar Magnolia
Cryptical Envelopment- >
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Brokedown Palace
It’s A Man’s, Man’s World
Till The Morning Comes%
Me & My Uncle
Dancing in the Streets
St. Stephen ->
Not Fade Away ->
Good Lovin’
crowd noise

And We Bid You Goodnight

*with David Nelson (mandolin)
**with Bob Weir

Source One:
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17893

source 1: SBD>MR>R>D>CD>EAC>SHN
source 2: AUD>MC>R>C>CD>EAC>SHN
source 3: AUD>MC>?>C>R>CD>EAC>SHN
–the SBD (source 1) provides the acoustic set and Me & My Uncle to
the end of the show.
–Source 2 is from a Jack Toner AUD recording, and provides the NRPS set.
–The rest of the Dead’s electric set is from source 3, which is
also derived from the Toner AUD.

alternate tracking:
–the entire New Riders set can be placed onto one disc.
–The Dead’s acoustic set can be placed at the beginning of what would
be “d2” of this shn set, allowing the Dead’s portion of the show to
fit onto two discs total.

–Jerry aborts Black Peter midway, probably because of monitor problems
–from Sugar Magnolia through Drums, there are problems that cause
frequent dropouts/fluctuations in recording levels, possibly from
strain on the tape from movement during the concert.
–this is the latest known It’s A Man’s, Man’s World (as of Jun ’03)
–this is the earliest known Till The Morning Comes (as of Jun ’03)
–tape flip at 2:11 in Till The Morning Comes
–warble at the beginning of Me & My Uncle
–small AUD patch over glitch in Dancin’ at 5:06
–Tighten Up Jam in Dancin’ starting at 8:40
–Sound Forge was used for normalization and minor pitch adjustments

Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2003

SBD portions provided by Andy Lemieux
AUD portions compiled by Jack Warner
final edits/encoding by JCotsman

y Lemieux
AUD portions compiled by Jack Warner
final edits/encoding by JCotsman

Source 2:

This is a tagged version of shnid: 30882


source 1: sbd > mr > r > d > cd > eac > shn > wav > flac
source 2: aud > mc > ? > c > r > cd > eac> shn > wav > flac

this is a remaster of the sources from shnid 17893

the sbd, source 1, provides Me & My Uncle to the end of the show,
the rest is from source 2, a Jack Toner aud recording.

I haven’t touched the sbd section, other than to tweak the patch
in Dancin’ and re-encode to flac, but I did feel that the aud section
could be improved. It still suffers from the dropouts, etc but
I think that the sound is now better.

September 2005

Source 3 (New Riders Set Only):
This is a tagged version of shnid: 92419

Matrix sources

1) SBDMR > Alesis Masterlink > CDR > EAC > WAV > FLAC
10″ 1/2 track SBDMR Scotch reels played back on a
Revox 1/2 track A700 > Alesis Masterlink 9600
EAC > Flac transfer by Noah Weiner – October, 2006

2) AUD> MC > R > C > CD > EAC > SHN
Jack Toner recording


– I cleaned up the aud as much as I could then eq’d it to give it a brighter sound, it was originally very muddy sounding
– the aud was paused between tracks and was missing most of the tuning, these have been patched in from the sbd
– the sbd had the start of the first track and the end of the last track missing, these have been patched in from the sbd
– the aud had the whole of “Truck Drivin’ Man”missing, this has been patched in from the sbd
– there were a couple of other small segments of music missing from the aud, which have been patched in from the


There’s no doubt that this matrix has got some rough edges but when it works, it works 🙂

Matrixed by
June 2008

Source 4 (New Riders Set Only):

This is a tagged version of shnid: 97865

SBD -> Master Reel -> CD -> EAC(secure, offset corrected) -> Cool Edit Pro -> TLH -> FLAC16

Circulated by Chuck Reynolds – January 2007

— First few notes of Honkey Tonk Woman are clipped.
— The Weight cuts after the last refrain.
— Right channel was boosted approx 3db via Cool Edit Pro.
— Various anomalies remain.
— Verified sector boundaries via Trader’s Little Helper and encoded FLAC level 8.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – New York, NY (09/17/70)

grateful dead - new york - 1970 - t700917

Grateful Dead, with New Riders of the Purple Sage
September 17, 1970
Fillmore East,
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 27591
source: see shnid:16090

{*Acoustic set, NRPS set, and Sugar Magnolia are MAC>R>C>CD.
Recorded by Jack Toner, with a Sony TC-110 with built-in microphone.
*Dark Star from MAC>?>C>R>CD. Unknown taper/equipment
*Saint Stephen>Good Lovin’ from MAC>?>C>R>R>CD. Unknown taper/equipment

NOTE: This supercedes the previous copy which was labeled MAC>R>C>D>CD.
That copy is a mislabel, and in reality has one more cassette generation
than this one (the main source for that version derives from the tapes
used for this one). Additionally, this source includes the NRPS set,
and does not have the cuts in Dark Star.]

-Acoustic Set–
101-d1t01 – Tuning
102-d1t02 – Truckin’
103-d1t03 – Monkey & the Engineer
104-d1t04 – Dark Hollow
105-d1t05 – Friend of the Devil
106-d1t06 – Ripple
107-d1t07 – Tuning
108-d1t08 – Brokedown Palace
109-d1t09 – Box of Rain
110-d1t10 – Rosalie McFall
111-d1t11 – Cold Jordan ->
112-d1t12 – Swing Low Sweet Chariot//

–NRPS Set–
201-d1t13 – Six Days on the Road
202-d1t14 – I Don?t Know You
203-d1t15 – Superman
204-d1t16 – Henry
205-d1t17 – Portland Woman
206-d1t18 – Cecilia*

–Electric Set–
301-d2t01 – Sugar Magnolia*
302-d2t02 – Dark Star ->
303-d2t03 – Saint Stephen ->
304-d2t04 – Drums ->
305-d2t05 – Good Lovin’ ->
306-d2t06 – Drums ->
307-d2t07 – Good Lovin’

*The last portion of the NRPS set & the first part of the Dead’s electric
set are missing. This portion of the show has never found its way into
general circulation.

this is a remaster of shnid 16090:
– hiss and nouse reduction has been applied throughout
– a considerable number of small droputs, pops and clicks have been fixed
– numerous volume adjustments have been made
– I found that from St Stephen through to the end there were a number of
sections where the channels appear to have been switched, these have
now been corrected.
d2t01 20 seconds starting from 2:50, 44 seconds from 4:33
d2t05 first 9 seconds
d2t06 from 2:07 to the end
d2t07 first 3:43, 1:33 from 5:21
– the tape wobble at 4:26 on d2t01 has been partially repaired by patching
in 2,61 seconds from the following repeated sequence
– final mastering with iZotope Ozone

January 2nd, 2005

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – New York, NY (07/11-12/70)

grateful dead 1970

Grateful Dead
Fillmore East,
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

The July 11 and 12 shows were apparently midnight shows which makes it super confusing to date. People lined up for the shows on one day but the performances were technically the next day as per the calendar. I believe ticket stubs actually reflect the earlier date. To add to the confusion at least one of these sources was labeled incorrectly. I have left all dates alone as they were labeled in the source material. Which means you have two different shows labeled as the same date. I’m also copy/pasting the source notes as in in this post so you can read it all and make judgements for yourself. Its all very confusing. Sorry about that but it seemed better to me to leave everything as I got them and let you sort them as you like rather than me trying to make changes.

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 9379

–Grateful Dead Acoustic Set–
101-d1t01 – The Monkey & the Engineer
102-d1t02 – Don’t Ease Me In
103-d1t03 – I’ve Been All Around This World
104-d1t04 – Dark Hollow
105-d1t05 – Black Peter
106-d1t06 – El Paso
107-d1t07 – New Speedway Boogie
108-d1t08 – So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
109-d1t09 – Rosalie McFall
110-d1t10 – A Voice From On High%*
111-d1t11 – Cold Jordan*
112-d1t12 – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot*

–New Riders Of The Purple Sage–
201-d1t13 – Whatcha Gonna Do
202-d1t14 – Truck Drivin’ Man
203-d1t15 – Dirty Business
204-d1t16 – Lodi%
205-d2t01 – Last Lonely Eagle
206-d2t02 – The Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line
207-d2t03 – Fair Chance To Know
208-d2t04 – Henry//
209-d2t05 – Honkytonk Woman

Grateful Dead Electric Set–
301-d2t06 – Night Of The Living Dead Intro (recording)
302-d2t07 – Morning Dew
303-d2t08 – Sittin’ on Top of the World
304-d2t09 – Me & My Uncle
305-d2t10 – Not Fade Away
306-d2t11 – Casey Jones
307-d2t12 – Mama Tried
308-d3t01 – Good Lovin’**
309-d3t02 – High Time
310-d3t03 – Cumberland Blues
311-d3t04 – China Cat Sunflower ->
312-d3t05 – I Know You Rider
313-d3t06 – Viola Lee Blues
314-d3t07 – Uncle John’s Band

*with David Nelson & John Dawson
**Bob Weir sings lead on Good Lovin’

-This is the only known Dead performance of the Everly Brothers song,
So Sad To See Good Love Go Bad
-This is the 1st known Dead rendition of Rosalie McFall
-Garcia plays pedal steel guitar with the New Riders
-For unknown reasons, Pigpen does not sing on any song during the show,
although he does play keyboard.
-The recording is rather distant and includes crowd chatter. In order
to save batteries, the tape was stopped and started by the recorder
just as songs started and ended. The beginnings and ends of most songs
are therefore clipped, though this has not been noted except for the more
severe cases.
-Sound Forge was used to normalize, pitch correct, and smooth over the cuts.

Thanks to Andrew Clarke
edits/encoding by J. Cotsman

Grateful Dead
Fillmore East, New York, NY

Mystery Reel of an unknown audience recording uncovered
and shared by LL member Cloverman, which he sent to Matt Smith for his great reel transfer work. The handwriting on the reel case is thought to be Latvala’s, no more is known.

Edited and mastered by Jamie Waddell,
with listening assistance by Jim Blackwood.

all transfers and work performed in the 24 bit realm
on the GEMS Edit Station
Weiss-Saracon for 16 BIT 44.1kHz

SBE Free | FlacLevel8 with TLH | Meta Data with Tag&Rename

a project **GEMS** http://www.shnflac.net May 2010

Set 1 Acoustic

01. Dire Wolf
02. tuning
03. The Rub
04. How Long Blues
05. Dark Hollow
06. crowd yells to fix the drums.. “Mickey Mickey Tom Tom”
07. Friend Of The Devil
08. Candyman (listen for fans ask for it before it starts)
09. Katie Mae
10. Bring Me My Shotgun>
11. She’s Mine
12. Rosalie McFall
13. Tell It To Me
14. Wake Up Little Susie

set 2 Electric

15. Easy Wind
16. Mama Tried
17. Cold Rain And Snow
18. Attics Of My Life
19. China Cat Sunflower>
20. I Know You Rider
21. High Time
22. It’s A Man’s World
23. Bobby Sells The Brooklyn Bridge
24. Cryptical Envelopment>
25. Drums>
26. The Other One>
27. Me & My Uncle>
28. The Other One
29. Dancin In The Streets (splendid version)
30. Turn On Your Lovelight>
31. St. Stephen Jam!!>
32. Lovelight

notes: These were midnite shows so the dates are confusing for hostorians as they line up for a concert on one day, and see the actual show on the next as far as official time goes. My research from reputable sources puts this as the show billed on the 11th, not the 12th. I re-ordered this source to the commonly accepted order of high time and cold rain and snow in set two. An image of the transferred order of the reel for set two is included, and it is different. All sorts of tape pauses and cut in parts smoothed tastefully.

Grateful Dead
Fillmore East,
New York, NY

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 24663
source: aud > ??? > shn > wav > shn

–Acoustic Set–
101-d1t01 – //Dire Wolf*
102-d1t02 – The Rub
103-d1t03 – How Long Blues
104-d1t04 – Dark Hollow
105-d1t05 – Friend of the Devil
106-d1t06 – Candyman
107-d1t07 – Katie Mae
108-d1t08 – Bring Me My Shotgun ->
109-d1t09 – She’s Mine
110-d1t10 – Rosalie McFall
111-d1t11 – Tell It To Me
112-d1t12 – Wake Up Little Susie
(missing) – Cumberland Blues

–Electric Set–
201-d2t01 – Easy Wind
202-d2t02 – Mama Tried
203-d2t03 – Cold Rain & Snow
204-d2t04 – Attics of My Life
205-d2t05 – China Cat Sunflower ->
206-d2t06 – jam ->
207-d2t07 – I Know You Rider ->
208-d2t08 – High Time
209-d3t01 – It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World
210-d3t02 – Bobby Sells The Brooklyn Bridge
211-d3t03 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
212-d3t04 – D//rums ->
213-d3t05 – The Other One ->
214-d3t06 – Me & My Uncle ->
215-d3t07 – The Other One ->
216-d3t08 – Dancin’ in the Streets// ->
217-d3t09 – Turn On Your Lovelight ->
218-d3t10 – St. Stephen Jam ->
219-d3t11 – Lo//velight reprise//** ->

(missing) – Uncle John’s Band

–disc 1 total time–44:55–
–disc 2 total time–44:09–
–disc 3 total time–73:12–

* first few seconds are missing
** there appears to be a cut at 1:20

-There are small cuts between most tracks. It seems like the taper must
have been hitting the pause button on a regular basis.
-The volume on both sets fluctuated between channels and I have tried to
adjust this as much as is possible.
-There were a few dropouts that I have been able to patch in from the other
-set 2 has quite a high level of hiss

not a great recording but it’ll do until something better shows up
SIRMick (thedarkstar@btinternet.com)

Grateful Dead
featuring the New Riders Of The Purple Sage
Sunday, July 12, 1970
Fillmore East
New York, NY

Set 1: Grateful Dead Acoustic

01. The Monkey And The Engineer
02. Don’t Ease Me In
03. I’ve Been All Around This World
04. Dark Hollow
05. //Black Peter
06. El Paso
07. Friend Of The Devil
08. New Speedway Boogie
09. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)*
10. Rosalie McFall
11. A Voice From On High**
12. Cold Jordan**
13. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot**

Set 2: New Riders Of The Purple Sage

01. Six Days On The Road
02. Whatcha Gonna Do
03. Truck Drivin’ Man
04. Dirty Business
05. Lodi
06. Last Lonely Eagle
07. Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line
08. Fair Chance To Know
09. Henry//
10. Honky Tonk Women

Set 3: Grateful Dead Electric

01. //”Night Of The Living Dead” Intro
02. Morning Dew
03. Sittin’ On Top Of The World
04. Me & My Uncle
05. Not Fade Away
06. Casey Jones
07. Mama Tried
08. Good Lovin’***
09. High Time
10. Cumberland Blues
11. China Cat Sunflower–>
12. I Know You Rider
13. Viola Lee Blues
14. Uncle John’s Band

* only known performance of the Everly Brothers’ So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
** with David Nelson & John Dawson
*** Bob Weir sings lead. Pigpen played the organ but did not sing any leads this night.

This is a combination of the two audience recordings available for this date: shnid 9379 (identity of taper not given) and shnid 122707 (taped by Jim Cooper). Since no soundboard circulates for this show, we are very fortunate indeed to have these two recordings. Thanks, guys!

Source 1 (shnid 9379): AUD>MC>C>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN
edits/encoding by J. Cotsman

Source 2 (shnid 122707): Jim Cooper’s Hitachi TRQ-222 Cassette recording > CDR > WAV > FLAC
Recorded by Jim Cooper using a Hitachi TRQ-222 Cassette recorder and 2 Hitachi microphones from Row H, about the 30th row, center.

Each source has advantages and disadvantages. 9379 is more complete and has less audience chatter during quiet passages, but it has more distortion during loud passages. Cooper’s recording is generally clearer, especially during loud passages, but it is less complete and has more microphone noise and audience chatter. Happily, these two recordings complement each other more often than not. For details on which source is used when, see the notes below.


(1) The dates for this show (July 12) and the one preceding it (July 11) were incorrectly reversed in most previous sources. Many attendees have pointed out the error, and one of the tapers of the previous night’s show, Marty Weinberg, even announces helpfully, “It’s Saturday night, July 11, 1970.” (This announcement can be heard on shnid 108156, just before Easy Wind.) Both were “midnight shows,” so technically this show was performed in the early morning of Monday, July 13, but it is the concert billed as “July 12.”

(2) The provenance of the “Night of the Living Dead” introduction to the electric set is uncertain.
This music accompanied a film; some attendees remember this as a clip from “The Night of the Living Dead,” while reporter Tom Zito wrote afterwards of seeing “spacemen wrapped in plastic bags emerge from graves.” It has generally been assumed that the music was the film’s audio track. However, I think it is more likely that the Grateful Dead accompanied the film with a live improvisation. I have reached this tentative conclusion for three reasons:

(a) The music we hear is not from the soundtrack of The Night of the Living Dead.

(b) The introduction sounds like the Grateful Dead playing scary-movie music.

(c) On 9379, at a little over a minute into Morning Dew, a guy near the microphone says, “…[inaudible] one of the most cosmic versions of this song that I’ve ever heard, opening up like that [inaudible]. It was really scary.” Since the opening of Morning Dew itself is not unusual, he must have been referring to the “introduction,” and since he viewed the introduction as part of Morning Dew, he must have had reason to believe that the Grateful Dead performed it.

(3) I did not apply EQ or high-frequency noise reduction to either source. My edits were limited to volume, speed, cross-fades at the beginning and end of patches, and such elimination or reduction of drops, static, clicks, and bumps as I could obtain without losing any music. 122707 runs 3-5 percent slower than 9379; I matched the speed of 122707 to 9379 in all cases. Edits were done in WaveLab Elements 7, with gentle use of the iZotope Ozone Declicker.

(a) Acoustic Set:

A mono version of the left channel of 9379 supplies most of the acoustic set. From Monkey and the Engineer until A Voice From On High, the right channel of 9379 is mostly hiss and does not add to the listening experience. The taper fixed the problem after Rosalie McFall, so the final three songs are in stereo.

Friend of the Devil, missing in 9379, comes entirely from 122707. As luck would have it, this is the best-sounding recording of any acoustic tune captured in 122707. For the most part, the acoustic set in 122707 is plagued by mike noise, static, and loud audience chatter, but during FOTD, these problems are largely absent.

Given that this show includes the only known version of So Sad, I devoted special attention to this track. The performance is very delicate and hard to hear over the chattering of the audience. The version included here is a mono version of the left channel of 9379 until 1:18, at which point it becomes a matrix of the left channel of 9379 and the right channel of 122707. (The recording of So Sad on 122707 cuts in at this point, and the right channel is free of the static that plagues the left channel.) For the second half of the song, at least, this combination brings out more detail than any other approach that I could devise. (Many thanks to Light Into Ashes for the suggestion!) It is a beautiful performance; perhaps the band would have played the song again, if the audience had only shut up and listened.

(b) NRPS Set:

By the time NPRS takes the stage, both tapers have solved most of their technical difficulties. As noted above, 122707 is generally clearer than 9379, but it is incomplete and more vulnerable to audience chatter.
122707 supplies the first three songs and Lodi, and 9379 supplies the final four. Dirty Business and Last Lonely Eagle, the quieter songs, are composites. 9379 supplies the first 2:43 of Dirty Business, and 122707 supplies the rest. In 9379, Last Lonely Eagle is missing Garcia’s entire solo: it seems to have been deliberately cut out, perhaps because it was partially damaged. 122707 supplies the missing passage at 2:01-2:44, and for once the audience is relatively quiet.

(c) Electric Set:

9379 supplies the Night of the Living Dead introduction. Morning Dew is a composite: 122707 supplies the beginning and end, and 9379 supplies 0:35-4:14. 122707 supplies the rest of the set through I Know You Rider, which is patched with 9379 at 1:30-2:41 and 3:58-3:59. 122707 ends at that point, so 9379 is the only source for the final two tunes, Viola Lee Blues and Uncle John’s Band.

In several places, 122707 features protracted bursts of static in the right channel. I patched these with the left channel. This occurs in Casey Jones (1:05-1:51), Good Lovin’ (1:22-1:38, 2:22-3:18, 9:57-12:34), and China Cat Sunflower (2:49-2:53).

Rob Darst
August 11, 2014

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – New York, NY (07/10/70)

grateful dead fillmore east 1970

Grateful Dead
Fillmore East,
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

I posted the New Riders of the Purple Sage set here.

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17351
recorded by Marty Weinberg on an Uher 5 inch open reel deck

–Electric Set–
301-d1t01 – Cold Rain & Snow (6:08)
302-d1t02 – Me & My Uncle (3:21)
303-d1t03 – /Easy Wind (8:55)
304-d1t04 – /New Minglewood Blues (4:04)
305-d1t05 – Alligator -> (3:57)
306-d1t06 – Drums -> (6:27)
307-d1t07 – Jam -> (1:55)
308-d1t08 – The Other One -> (4:38)
309-d1t09 – Attics of My Life -> (6:32)
310-d1t10 – The Other One -> (4:28)
311-d1t11 – Cryptical Envelopment -> (1:08)
312-d1t12 – Cosmic Charlie (7:20)
313-d2t01 – Good Lovin’ -> (2:55)
314-d2t02 – Drums -> (2:27)
315-d2t03 – China Cat Sunflower -> (5:38)
316-d2t04 – I Know You Rider -> (4:33)
317-d2t05 – Good Lovin’ (2:10)
318-d2t06 – crowd chatter (1:24)

319-d2t07 – Not Fade Away (10:13)

–disc 1 total time–58:58
–disc 2 total time–29:24–

Comments from original uploader:
–This set (minus NFA) has often circulated as the 6-24-70 early show, or
the 6-25-70 late show. This is now strongly believed to be from the July
Fillmore East run, and 7-10 is the most likely date.
A recently circulating excerpt from Weinberg’s reels supplies the NFA.
This version matches no other from the year, and is clearly stated to be the
encore from the Fillmore East. It is possible that it could be from 7-9.