Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage & The Grateful Dead – Port Chester, NY (11/06/70)

grateful dead - port chester - 1970

Grateful Dead, with New Riders of the Purple Sage
November 6, 1970
Capitol Theater,
Port Chester, NY
gd70-11-06.aud.warner.sbeok.flac16

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17183

*Acoustic set through 1:50 of El Paso, entire electric set is MAC>C>D>CD>EAC>SHN,
from Ken Leigh’s master, recorded from the center loge with a Sony TC-110 cassette
deck with built-in microphone.

*Uncle John’s Band and NRPS set is MAC>C>R>D>CD>EAC>SHN, from Ken Leigh’s master

*From 1:50 of El Paso through 0:03 of Uncle John’s Band is MAC>R>D>CD>EAC>SHN,
from Dave Tamarkin’s master, recorded from the floor with a Sony Dictaphone

**Normalization, patches, EAC, SHN encoding by Jack Warner.
Uploaded to tol.etree.org 5.6.03

–Sound Check–
001-d1t01 – Candyman take one
002-d1t02 – Candyman take two
003-d1t03 – Uncle John’s Band take one
004-d1t04 – Uncle John’s Band take two
005-d1t05 – Attics of My Life
006-d1t06 – Drums and bass tuning

–Dead Acoustic set–
101-d1t07 – Don’t Ease Me In
102-d1t08 – Deep Elem Blues
103-d1t00 – Dark Hollow
104-d1t10 – Friend of the Devil
105-d1t05 – The Rub
106-d1t06 – Black Peter
107-d1t07 – El Paso
108-d1t08 – Brokedown Palace
109-d1t09 – Uncle John’s Band

–NRPS Set–
201-d2t01 – Workin’ Man Blues
202-d2t02 – I Don’t Know You
203-d2t03 – Whatcha Gonna Do
204-d2t04 – Glendale Train
205-d2t05 – Portland Woman
206-d2t06 – Fair Chance to Know
207-d2t07 – All I Ever//Wanted
208-d2t08 – Truck Drivin’ Man
209-d2t09 – Lodi
210-d2t10 – Me & Bobby McGee
211-d2t11 – Louisiana Lady
212-d2t12 – The Weight
213-d2t13 – Honky Tonk Woman

–Dead Electric Set–
301-d3t01 – Casey Jones
302-d3t02 – Me & My Uncle
303-d3t03 – I’m a King Bee
304-d3t04 – China Cat Sunflower ->
305-d3t05 – I Know You Rider
306-d3t06 – Truckin’
307-d3t07 – Candyman
308-d3t08 – Sugar Magnolia
309-d3t09 – Drums ->
310-d3t10 – Good Lovin’ ->
311-d3t11 – Drums ->
312-d3t12 – The Main Ten ->
313-d3t13 – Drums ->
314-d3t14 – Good Lovin’
315-d4t01 – Alligator ->
316-d4t02 – Waggin’ His Tail Jam ->
317-d4t03 – Not Fade Away ->
318-d4t04 – Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad ->
319-d4t05 – Mountain Jam ->
320-d4t06 – Not Fade Away ->
321-d4t07 – Caution ->
322-d4t08 – Turn On/Your Lovelight

–disc 1 total time–74:03–
–disc 2 total time–71:43–
–disc 3 total time–77:54–
–disc 4 total time–56:33–

notes:
*There are some small master glitches ~1:30 of Black Peter.

*The Tamarkin master is fairly brutal, but it’s the only tape which supplies the end
of El Paso and Brokedown Palace. There is some serious tape warble on these tunes,
and there is some very bad tape crackle between songs, which I have removed where
possible without touching the music. Listener beware! For completists only.

*There is a master tape flip at 6:14 of All I Ever Wanted. Very little music seems
to be missing. I have smoothed the cut.

*There is a master glitch at 2:37 of Candyman.

*There are a few level fluctuations in Candyman.

*There is a master tape flip after Candyman. No music is missing.

*The Easy Wind which has circulated with this date has been determined to be from
July 10, 1970, and, as such, has not been included here. Based on the tapes,
it does not seem that Easy Wind was played this evening.

*There is a small master glitch at 4:03 of Drums following Good Lovin’.

*From Dave Tamarkin’s recollection, there is a broken string which accounts for the
break after Good Lovin’. The electric set was one long set, not two sets as it has
sometimes circulated in the past.

*There is a master tape flip at 7:30 of Lovelight. Very little music seems to be
missing. I have smoothed the cut.
_______________________________________

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage & The Grateful Dead – St. Louis, MO (10/24/70)

Grateful Dead - St Louis - 1970-10-24-Kiel-Opera

Grateful Dead
October 24, 1970
Kiel Opera House,
St. Louis, MO

Download: FLAC/MP3

–Set I– NRPS
101 If You Hear Me When I’m Leavin’
102 Henry
103 Portland Woman
104 Fair Chance To Know
105 Dirty Business
106 Cecilia
107 The Weight
108 Honky Tonk Women

–Set II– Grateful Dead
s2t01 – Dancing in the Streets
s2t02 – It Hurts Me Too
s2t03 – Me and My Uncle
s2t04 – Friend of the Devil
s2t05 – Cold Rain and Snow
s2t06 – Attics of My Life
s2t07 – Good Lovin’
s2t08 – Casey Jones
s2t09 – St. Stephen ->
s2t10 – Not Fade Away ->
s2t11 – Going Down the Road Feeling Bad ->
s2t12 – Not Fade Away ->
s2t13 – Turn on Your Love Light

Source 1: shnid: 140923
Set II Only
The Dalton Documents

Recording:
SBD > Master Reel > Reel > (7.5ips) > PCM (Sony HG tape)

Transfer:
Sony SL-10 > Sony PCM-601ESD > Behringer Ultramatch Pro > Tascam DA-3000 (WAV 16-bit/44.1k)

PCM courtesy of Tim Dalton
Transfer via Charlie Miller
Edited & Mastered by Joe Noel
February 5, 2018

Notes:
– An additional reel generation in lineage is possible
– this is a mono recording that has been pitch corrected
– NRPS opened featuring Jerry Garcia on peddle steel guitar & Mickey Hart on drums.

Source 2: shnid: 141424

Unknown mono soundboard (low gen) – provided by Will Boswell

Transfer:
low gen Reel > Technics RS-1506 > Apogee Mini Me > Mini DAC > WaveLab 5 >
.wav 24-bit/96k

Comments:
– The NRPS set may be missing up to three songs.
– includes a Saint Stephen Jam *

Notes:
– This derives from the same original source as the other boards in circulation
and has the same cuts.
– I repaired the start of FOTD and it became apparent that there is a splice.
The first four lines of FOTD are missing and a little of the music that comes
before.
– A number of level adjustments have been made.
– Pitch correction.

Patch:
– “Attics Of My Life” – last 39 seconds. Source used shnid 31948
Thank You David Hollister, J. Ayers and Bob Bihlmayer.

Thanks to Will Boswell and Matt Smith.

edited and mastered
SIRMick
March 2018

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

Notes:
– 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
9-18-70
Fillmore East,
New York, NY

Download: FLAC/MP3

–Grateful Dead Acoustic set–
stage banter
Truckin’
tuning/banter
Black Peter*
stage banter

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

–Grateful Dead Electric Set–
Casey Jones
Sugar Magnolia
Candyman
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
Operator
Dancing in the Streets
tuning
St. Stephen ->
Not Fade Away ->
Good Lovin’
crowd noise

–Encore–
And We Bid You Goodnight

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

Source One:
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 17893
gd70-09-18.sbd-aud.cotsman.17893.sbeok.flac16

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
composites:
–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.

notes:
–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

gd70-09-18.sbd-aud.remaster-set3.sirmick.30882.sbeok.flac16

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

notes:
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.

SIRMick
September 2005

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
gd70-09-17.aud.sirmick.27591.sbeok.flac16

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.

notes:
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

SIRMick
January 2nd, 2005

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead & The New Riders of the Purple Sage – Port Chester, NY (06/24/70)

grateful dead - port chester - 1970

The Grateful Dead and The New Riders of the Purple Sage
June 24th 1970 Early & Late
Capitol Theatre,
Port Chester N.Y

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a combined & tagged version of shnidS: 23062 + 32710 + 100223
Primary Source shnid: 23062
Supplies the entire show except what is noted below.

Ken & Judy Lee Proudly Present
The Port Chester Resurrection Project
GD-NRPS1970-6-24PCRP#005.flacf

Source 2 shnid: 32710
Supplies all of the Dead’s Early Electric set

recorded by J.Cooper: Hitachi trq-222 stereo casstte recoder
using 2 hitachi mics and a 120 minute tape.
Transferred by Coopernicus March 2006:
Sony tcd5pro2>dbx223> Sonyrcdw500c MC>EQ>CDR>EAC>FLAC

Source 3 shnid: 100223
Supplies the Dead’s Late acoustic set

Source:
Audience master > ?? > Reel(Mono, Scotch 7″ reel @ 3&3/4ips) >
Alesis Masterlink ML-9600 > CDR > EAC(secure, offset corrected) >
Cool Edit Pro > TLH > FLAC16

Analog to Digital by Bill Gadsden, April 2009

Notes:
– Aud taper and equipment unknown.
– Some level adjustments were made.
– New Riders tracks were speed corrected +0.8%.
– Cool Edit Pro was used to perform all edits.
– Encoded to FLAC level 8 via Trader’s Little Helper.
– Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with pitch correction.

–EarlyShow–
-Dead Acoustic-
101-D1T01 – Direwolf
102-D1T02 – Dont Ease Me In
103-D1T03 – Attics of My Life
104-D1T04 – Friend of the Devil
105-D1T05 – 83968
106-D1T06 – Candyman
107-D1T07 – Uncle John’s Band

-NRPS-
201-D1T08 – Introduction
202-D1T09 – Working Man’s Blues
203-D1T10 – Watcha Gonna Do
204-D1T11 – Live & Let Live
205-D1T12 – If You Hear Me
206-D1T13 – Henry
207-D1T14 – Portland Woman
208-D1T15 – Dirty Business
209-D2T01 – Truck Drivin Man
210-D2T02 – Last Lonely Eagle
211-D2T03 – Honkey Tonk Women

-Dead Electric- from shind:32710
301-D2T04 – Introduction -> Casey Jones ->
302-D2T05 – Black Peter
303-D2T06 – Good Lovin
304-D2T07 – Mama Tried ->
305-D2t08 – Pigsnort
306-D2T09 – High Time
307-D2T10 – Cryptical Envelopment -> Drums ->
308-D2T11 – The Other One -> Cryptical Reprise
309-D2T12 – Cosmic Charlie//-> Begin New Minglewood Blues ->
310-D2T13 – New Minglewood Blues

–Late Show–
-Dead Acoustic- from shnid:100223
*D3T01- Introduction
402-D3T02 – Big Railrosd Blues//
403-D3T03 – Deep Elem Blues//
*D3T04- The Rub
*D3T05- Silver Threads & Golden Needles
406-D3T06 – Friend of the Devil//
407-D3T07 – Candyman
408-D3T08 – Cumberland Blues//
409-D3T09 – //Cold Jordan

(missing*)

-NRPS-
501-D3T11 – Introduction
502-D3T12 – Six Days On The Road
503-D3T13 – Superman
504-D4T01 – I Don’t Know You
505-D4T02 – Together Again
506-D4T03 – Fair Chance To Know
507-D4T04 – Portland Woman
508-D4T05 – Garden Of Eden
509-D4T06 – Henry
510-D4T07 – All I Ever Wanted
511-D4T08 – Delia
512-D4T09 – Louisiana Lady
513-D4T10 – Honkey Tonk Women

-Dead Electric-
601-D4T11 – Introduction
602-D4T12 – Not Fade Away
603-D4T13 – Easy Wind
604-D5T01 – Me & My Uncle
605-D5T02 – Mickey’s Gong
606-D5T03 – Dark Star
607-D5T04 – Attics of My Life
608-D5T05 – Dark Star
609-D5T06 – Sugar Magnolia
610-D5T07 – Dark Star
611-D5T08 – St. Stephen
612-D5T09 – China Cat Sunflower ->
613-D5T10 – I Know You Rider
614-D5T11 – Uncle John’s Band
615-D5T12 – Exit Music
616-D5T13 – Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Combination notes:
This is a classic show that deserves to be heard in its entirity.
By combining the 3 sources we come close. The late acoustic set is still
incomplete and chopped rather badly, but at this point nothing better
circulates. This is one of those shows that needs to find a home in
every Dead Head’s collection.

The Lee tape (shnid:23062) is the most complete and has the highest
sound quality of all circulating sources. I used all of this source
and combined it with the noted portions of the other two sources.

It was necessary to renumber the tracks of the two secondary sources.
Fortunately The Port Chester Resotration Project folks left space
in their tracking for the missing songs so that added tracks fit right in.
The renumbering may present a mild annoyance to those who wish to match up
ffp checksums to those stored in the data base.

Tagging notes:
Show information is embedded within the header of each flac file.
It will display on any player capable of directly playing flac
files. If converted to wav during processing, all tags will be
stripped, however audio data will remain unaffected. If you must
transcode to a lossy format, do so directly Flac > Lossy.
Use ffp to validate audio integrity.
Md5 values will change if tagging is altered.
B. Proctor 11-23-09

notes for shnid: 23062
This is the best sounding yet from the Ken & Judy Lee collection.
The late show has long been regarded as one the Dead’s finest, and to
hear it, in what is up till now the cleanest source available, is truly
awesome. There are four TDK 120 cassettes from this night, however we
have only three. Tape 1, 3 and 4. Tape 2 is missing. We will have to
fill in the puzzle as the pieces emerge. And this poses a problem. We
naturally want to bring you the complete show, but we have no idea when
the missing piece will be found, so it was decided to release what we
have. I included a text file for the missing sets in the torrent for the
sake of continuity. This will have to do until the last tape is found.
Noise Reduction was applied to the acoustic Dead set only. Some
deterioration on the master tape during 83968 (D1T05), and some other
small glitches, none of which should detract from enjoying this show.

The original audience master cassette was recorded on a Sony TC124 with
unknown Sony dynamic mics, spread approx. 25-30 ft. across the balcony,
by Ken & Judy Lee,. The cassette was baked, processed and transfered via
Tascam 122 MK-III > Lucid ADA1000 > Tascam CDRW 700 (CDR) by John Jay
Hance. Noise Reduction by Peter G. Audio extraction via Peak 3.2.1 on a
G4 Titanium Powerbook, Flac’d with xACT V 1.2 and seeded by BoldCaptain
via BitTorrent 3.2.2a.

It was a night that was filled with magic. The kind of night that legends
are made of. All of the elements were in place. The band was on, the
crowd was on, the energy was on, the tape was on. The X factor at a high.
Disc 1 opens with the Grateful Dead acoustic. This set has circulated
only as a fragment, a few songs that Mark Cohen, Judy’s brother and Ken’s
brother-in-law, had tacked on as filler to 4-4-71, sometime in 1976.
Though short, only 30 minutes, it set the mood for the night. The New
Riders of the Purple Sage take the stage as the sun is setting… No
ordinary evening, indeed. There is an electric set of the grateful dead
still to come, and thats only the early show. Unfortunately this electric
set has yet to be uncovered, along with the acoustic set from the late
show. The rest of the show is here, and what a show it is. There is
endless banter from the band, as they seem to REALLY be enjoying
themselves.The New Riders open the third disc with their second set for
the night. Garcia on pedal steel here, as well as the early show, and he
really shines. But the electric set from the Dead is the real payoff.
Open Not Fade Away, slow segue into Easy Wind, broken string banter into
Me & My Uncle. “Mickey needs to get his gong together, where gonna do
Dark Star..” What an understatement ! Dark Star into the second Attics
of the evening, back into Dark Star, into Sugar Magnolia, back into
Dark Star, St. Steven into China Cat – I Know You Rider. The crowd reels
in applause as the band exits the stage. They return for the encore, and
you can tell there is no hurry as they ease into Uncle Johns Band.
He’s come to take his children home…
But his children don’t want to leave. And they roar as the house lights
come up, and Joan Baez plays thru the PA. Judy Lee recalls, “There was
this energy in the air. We were all stunned at what we had just witnessed.
The lights were on. Everyone was standing, clapping, stomping and
yelling. Nobody was leaving. I looked at Ken, we knew it wasn’t over.
So I flipped the tape.” Several minutes of crowd chanting to the exit
music, turns into an eruption as the band, with members of the New Riders
re-emerge on the stage with acoustic guitars. The crowd quiets as they
tune and respectfully offer a prayer of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. And
with that, they sent the disciples into the early morning…

To this Rob Berger adds:
Make no mistake about it, these NRPS sets are not those of an opening
act. The Riders in June of 1970 were not an offshoot of the Grateful
Dead, but rather a thread in the fabric of the trip. I think their music
speaks for itself on these recordings. I was fortunate to have grown up
in a neighboring town of Port Chester and the Howard Stein era concerts
at the Capitol Theatre were actually not legendary, but rather more of
a rock n roll rumor by the late 70’s. Unlike Bill Graham’s fabled
Fillmore East a mere 35 minutes away, a gig at Port Chester’s Capitol
Theatre was considered a fill-in date. Not high profile by any means.
But, as anyone who has seen a show at the Capitol at any point in time
can attest to, that room generates an energy that is truly charged and
special. Very East Coast. Rowdy, but attentive and knowledgeable. Shows
at the Capitol were all marked by a freedom of the artist to let loose
and take chances without being scrutinized by the New York City press
and jaded big city audience. Most groups really seemed to thrive off
the boisterous enthusiasm of the crowd. Between 1988 -1997 I was lucky
enough to have made a living promoting shows at, and managing the
Capitol Theatre. It blew my mind that the shows we were putting on were
so reminiscent of those tapes I remember. So full of energy and abandon.
In May of 1990 we hosted John Dawson and his Riders at the still standing
Capitol. Backstage over a corn cob pipe, Marmaduke shared with stage
manager Dave – O and me a wonderful story of how Howard Stein painted the
stage purple for their first gig there in that warm June of 1970 and how
the cops were ready for the Dead to come to town after they freely gave
out acid at their recent March gigs there. Enjoy the music, the memories,
and thank you Ken, Judy, John Jay, and all those who make the music go
round.

Ken & Judy Lee present the Port Chester Resurrection Project as a loving
tribute to Mark Cohen. A brother and friend to many in the community,
his spirit lives on through the music.

notes for shnid: 100223
Background Notes:
In 1973 Bill Gadsden acquired several reels belonging to Buddy Miller,
among them were the three reels comprising the complete 9/20/70
Fillmore East show. which Bill digitized and circulated in 2000.
The ‘A’ side of this particular reel contains the portion of 9/20/70
from Big Boy Pete to the “undamaged” portion of Caution. The ‘B’ side
has an audience recording of a portion of Cold Rain and Snow through the
end of the 2/11/70 Late Show in the left channel and portions of 6/24/70
Late Show in the right channel. Bill remembers listening to 2/11/70 and
possibly 6/24/70 back in 1973 when compiling the complete 9/20/70 show,
but the reels remained shelved for over 30 years, until recently. It is
altogether possible that Buddy Miller taped the shows using his reel to
reel deck that took 5″ reels, but he does not remember. Until such time
as more details arise, the taper remains unknown. During the analog to
digital conversion, the single channel recording was dubbed, making it a
two channel mono recording.

– Chuck Reynolds, May 2009

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – San Francisco, CA (08/07/59)

New Riders of the Purple Sage - 1970-4-28-70-6

New Riders of the Purple Sage
1969-08-07
The Matrix
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a tagged version of shnid: 133325
Recording Info:
MR > R (Peter Kafer) > 7.5 ips reel (Will Boswell)

Transfer Info:
Transfer info: Akai GX636 direct tape head output > Bottlehead tube tape pre pair Tesla tubes circa 1980 > Apogee Mini Me 24/96 > Apogee Mini DAC monitoring and mastering > FLAC

Mastered By Matt Smith
April 2015

Comments:
Notable gain difference between songs.

t01 – Kaw-Liga
t02 – If You Hear Me When I’m Leavin’
t03 – tuning
t04 – Superman
t05 – Mama Tried
t06 – Games People Play
t07 – Last Lonely Eagle
t08 – Truck Drivin’ Man
t09 – Me And My Uncle
t10 – Delilah
t11 – Long Black Veil
t12 – All I Ever Wanted
t13 – Henry
t14 – Don’t Take Chances
t15 – Six Days On The Road

Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar
David Nelson – lead guitar, vocals
John Dawson – rhythm guitar, vocals
Mickey Hart – drums
Phil Lesh – bass

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Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage & The Grateful Dead – Cambridge, MA (05/07/70)

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Grateful Dead
New Riders of the Purple Sage
05/07/1970
Dupont Gymnasium, M.I.T.
Cambridge, MA

Download: Source 1, Source 2

I previously posted a different source of the NRPS show here.

This is a tagged version of shnid: 32276
main source:
AudMC > ? > 7″ R > DAT > HD > SHN
Taper, mics, and deck unknown
A > D transfer by Noah Weiner – noahbw@home.com

–Grateful Dead Acoustic set–
101-d1t01 – Intro
102-d1t02 – Don’t Ease Me In
103-d1t03 – I Know You Rider
104-d1t04 – level setting
105-d1t05 – Friend of the Devil
106-d1t06 – level setting
107-d1t07 – Me & My Uncle
108-d1t08 – Deep Elem Blues
109-d1t09 – Candyman
110-d1t10 – banter and jokes
111-d1t11 – Cumberland Blues
112-d1t12 – New Speedway Boogie
113-d1t13 – tuning and crowd
114-d1t14 – Black Peter
115-d1t15 – Uncle John’s Band

* David Nelson introduced on guitar for Black Peter

–New Riders Of The Purple Sage Set–
201-d2t01 – Whatcha Gonna Do?
202-d2t02 – tuning and crowd
203-d2t03 – Six Days on the Road
204-d2t04 – tuning and crowd
205-d2t05 – I Don?t Know You
206-d2t06 – crowd and tuning
207-d2t07 – Portland Woman//
208-d2t08 – Henry
209-d2t09 – crowd and tuning
210-d2t10 – Workin’ Man Blues
211-d2t11 – tuning and crowd
212-d2t12 – All I Ever Wanted
213-d2t13 – Fair Chance To Know//
214-d2t14 – Last Lonely Eagle
215-d2t15 – Lodi
216-d2t16 – Bob Weir introduced and tuning
217-d2t17 – The Race Is On #
218-d2t18 – //Seasons #
219-d2t19 – Mama Tried #
220-d2t20 – Saw Mill #
221-d2t21 – Honky-Tonk Woman #

# with Bob Weir:

–Grateful Dead Electric Set–
301-d3t01 – Good Lovin?
302-d3t02 – Cold Rain & Snow
303-d3t03 – Dire Wolf
304-d3t04 – Easy Wind
305-d3t05 – Beat It on Down the Line
306-d3t06 – High Time
307-d3t07 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
308-d3t08 – Drums ->
309-d3t09 – The Other One >
310-d3t10 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
311-d3t11 – Cosmic Charlie
312-d3t12 – Casey Jones
313-d4t01 – I’m a King Bee
314-d4t02 – //Frozen Logger
315-d4t03 – Drums
316-d4t04 – Not Fade Away ->
317-d4t05 – Turn on your Lovelight

Source 1:
this is a remaster of shnid 5439
gd70-05-07.aud.remaster-SirMick.32276.sbeok.flac16
– I hve repaired a great many very small dropouts which occured mostly on d1
and d3
– the static that is present in d1t03 has been greatly reduced
– the staic that was present in d1t04 has been removed
– the intermittent static in d2t08-d2t12 hs been reduced so that it is now
almost inaudible
– the following patches have been made using the source seeded by David
Hollister (shnid 19525)
d1t15 – 0:45-0:47
d3t06 – 1:52-1:54, 3:57-4:05
d4t05 – 4:35-4:425
– a number of volume adjustments have been made
– some noise reduction has been applied
– remastering done with iZotope Oxone and Waves plugins
– d1t05 has large dropouts at 0:31 for 1 second and at 2:37 for 8.5 seconds
which are not repairable.
– I re-tracked d2 and also decided to leave Lovelight as one glorious chunk
of music!

SIRMick
January 2006

Source 2:
shnid 141093

Source: Audience Cassette Master > Reel > PCM (Sony HG) – Provided by Tim Dalton
Transfer: PCM > Sony SL-10 > Sony PCM-601ESD > Behringer Ultramatch Pro > Tascam DA-3000 > WAV 16/44.1 – Transferred By Charlie Miller

New Riders Of The Purple Sage

Source: Audience Cassette Master > ? > 7″ Reel > DAT
Transfer: DAT > HD > SHN – Transferred by Noah Weiner

Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 1.5 > iZotope RX6 Advanced > iZotope 5 Advanced > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage & The Grateful Dead – Port Chester, NY (11/08/70)

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New Riders of The Purple Sage
Grateful Dead
Capitol, Theatre , Port Chester NY
November 8, 1970

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc One – Acoustic Set –
01) Tuning
02) Dire Wolf
03) I Know You Rider
04) Dark Hollow
05) Rosalie McFall
06) El Paso
07) Operator (Final time played)
08) Ripple
09) Friend Of The Devil
10) Wake Up, Little Suzie (Final time played)
11) Uncle John’s Band

Disc Two – NRPS –
01) Tuning
02) Six Days On The Road
03) Superman
04) Whatcha Gonna Do
05) Glendale Train
06) All I Ever Wanted
07) Fair Chance To Know
08) Portland Woman
09) Cecilia
10) Truck Drivin’ Man
11) Last Lonely Eagle
12) Louisiana Lady
13) Honky Tonk Women

Disc Three – Electric Dead –
01) Tuning
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
08)>Searchin’
09) It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
10) Casey Jones

Disc Four – Electric Dead –
01) Truckin’
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
08)>Drums
09)>Good Lovin’
10)>Drums
11)>Good Lovin’

From the original uploader:

Ken & Judy Lee Proudly Present:
The Port Chester Resurrection Project

PCRP#007NRPS-GD1970-11-8.shnf.torrent

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.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: New Riders of the Purple Sage – San Francisco, CA (07/29/70)

New Riders Purple Sage
7-30-70 (probably 7/29/70)
The Matrix,
San Francisco

Download: FLAC/MP3

MR(Abrams)>R@ 7.5 ips.(Peter Kafer)>R @ 7.5 ips.(Will Boswell) > CD
This is a tagged version of shnid: 114026
Transfered and mastered by Matt Smith 5/11

disc #1
01. Workingman’s Blues (6:19)
02. Together Again (2:31)
03. Tuning (loud hissing) (2:19)
04. I Don’t Know You (5:00)
05. Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line (4:03)?
06. Superman (4:15)
07. Henry (4:34)
08. I’m In Love With You (4:45)
09. Me & My Uncle (4:15)
10. Mama Tried (3:19)

disc #2
01. All I Ever Wanted (10.02)
02. Louisiana Lady (4:28)
03. Honky Tonk Women (6:01)
04. Whatcha Gonna Do (4:57)
05. Glendale Train (6:41)
06. Lodi (5:19)
07. If You Hear Me When I’m Leavin’ (5:51)
08. Sweet Lovin’ One (4:08)

disc #3
01. Portland Woman (7:09)
02. Delilah (4:07)
03. Dirty Business (9:47)
04. Last Lonely Eagle (8:03)
05. Hello Trouble (3:49)
06. Big Yellow Taxi (4:01)
07. The Weight (7:24)

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

Matt’s (not Mat Brewster) notes:

Of course this is mere speculation but… This show is comprised of 3 diff. reels. The GD set is on the High Country reel, another reel is listed as 7-30-70 and the third, 4-30-70. Obviously the GD part and the 7-30-70 go together but I beleive the 4-30-70 is the second half of the New riders show. the mix is the same and all the songs are different and back then there were certain tunes they always played every show. Another reason is if they actually played on 4-30 then that would mean they would have a gig the next night in New York opening for the Dead! My guess is that the bill was listed as a New Riders with a few GD members there who just wanted to practice a few new tunes in the beginning of the night then let the New Riders play the rest. Let the debate begin!!

original uploader notes:
Thanks Matt
At the end of Honky Tonk Women you hear Thank you & Good evening so maybe that was a set break
cd > flac dbpoweramp cd ripper
checksums (w/TLH) & text file created 06/11/2011 gballen