Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Unknown Location (??/??/66)


Grateful Dead
Unknown Venue
Unknown Location

Download: FLAC/MP3


Good Morning Little Schoolgirl>
You Don’t Love Me>
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

*From Jeff Tiedrich’s Resources For tapers

Note: Often labelled “2/66,” the actual date is unknown.

Uploaded to Tol September 21 2003 by Julian (Jools) Elliott

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

Grateful Dead
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source: sbd > 10 inch Master Reels @ 15 ips 1/2 track > Dat (48k)

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//


– 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


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

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.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Unknown Location (XX/XX/66) “Acid Test #3”


Grateful Dead
Unknown Venue *

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Source: sbd > 10 inch Master Reels @ 15 ips 1/2 track > Dat (48k)

01 Indecipherable talking over pa//
02 jam, nothing recognisable as a tune. Mostly Phil and Billy (1)
03 possibly part of a soundcheck (2)
04 jam, similar to track 2
05 jam, similar to track 2
06 Phil bass jam > talking


– This version has been provided by an anonymous source.
– The reel is labelled “1966 Acid Test #3” *
The 3rd Acid Test of 1966 took place 21ñ23 January, Trips Festival at Longshoreman’s Hall, San Francisco, CA
– Lots of talking going on over pa but you can’t really hear what’s being said (1)
– The speaking is much clearer. Garcia says “I’m really tired of playing in a warehouse though” and “As long as
they jump up and down, what the fuck” (2)
– All files are tagged.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Boulder, CO (06/08/80) “15th Year Anniversary Show”

Grateful Dead
Folsom Field – University Of Colorado
Boulder, CO
“15th Year Anniversity Show”

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FOB Senn 421’s>Nak 550 Cm>DAT>CD>EAC>Soundforge4>SHN
Recorded By Rob Eaton

Set 1:†
1. Uncle John’s Band >
2. Playing In The Band >
3. Uncle John’s Band
4. Me & My Uncle >
5. Mexicali Blues
6. Tennessee Jed
7. Samson And Delilah
8. Easy To Love You
9. Althea >
10. Looks Like Rain
11. Deal

Set 2:†
1. Feel Like A Stranger
2. Ship Of Fools
3. Estimated Prophet >
4. Eyes Of The World >Jam >
5. Drums >

1. Space >
2. Saint Of Circumstance >
3. Black Peter† >
4. Sugar Magnolia†
5. Alabama Getaway >
6. Brokedown Palace

>From DNC tree Round 9 (1/01)FOB Senn 421’s>Nak 550 Cm>DAT>CD
Known Flaws, from master Dat
Some fixable errors were cleaned in Soundforge.

d1t1 6:35-7:42 different aud patch
d1t2 4:07 static
d1t5 4:06 d/o replaced with aud patch
d1t6 6:09 d/o, 8:14 blip
d1t10 “I woke today” patched with different aud

d2t3 00:52 click
d2t5 3:24-3:26 static

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Bernardino, CA (12/13/69)

Grateful Dead
Swing Auditorium
San Bernardino, CA

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This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 5583
Source: 7″ Master Soundboard Reels > Cassette > DAT > CDR

CD Mastering by Scott Clugston
EAC’ed / SHN’ed by Scott Clugston

101-d1t01 – Casey Jones
102-d1t02 – Hard To Handle
103-d1t03 – Black //Peter
104-d1t04 – Mama Tried ->
105-d1t05 – China Cat Sunflower ->
106-d1t06 – I Know You Rider ->
107-d1t07 – High Time
108-d2t01 – Good Lovin’ -> Drums -> Jam -> Good Lovin’
109-d2t02 – Cumberland Blues
110-d2t03 – St. Stephen ->
111-d2t04 – Turn On Your Lovelight (plug gets pulled)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Los Angeles, CA (12/10/69)

Grateful Dead
Thelma Theater,
Los Angeles

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This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 8997

The audience recording that supplies set 2 matches the timings of deadlists for what is speculated to be the 12-10-69 2nd set. It typically has circulated with the beginning of the 12-11 show (which has a nearly identical ambience) under the name of either the 10th or 11th. This “That’s It> Charlie” clearly does not match the SBD recording for these songs on
12-11-69. Therefore, the case is strong that 12-10-69 is an accurate date for this portion, though the placement of it may be uncertain.

Sound Forge and CDWave were used to edit a few minor blemishes and for
retracking, track boundary corrections, etc.

thanks to Andrew Clarke & Jack Warner
edits/encoding by J. Cotsman

–Set 1–
(missing) – China Cat Sunflower)
102-d1t01 – //I Know You Rider
103-d1t02 – Stage Banter
104-d1t03 – //Black Peter
105-d1t04 – Me & My Uncle
106-d1t05 – Cold Rain & Snow
107-d1t06 – Mama Tried–>
108-d1t07 – High Time
109-d1t08 – Easy Wind
110-d2t01 – Tuning*
111-d2t02 – Casey Jones*
112-d2t03 – Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl*
113-d2t04 – Tuning*
114-d2t05 – Morning Dew*
115-d2t65 – Black Queen–>*
116-d2t07 – Turn on Your Lovelight//*

–Set 2–
201-d2t08 – Cryptical Envelopment–>
202-d2t09 – Drums–>
203-d2t10 – The Other One–>
204-d2t11 – Cryptical Envelopment–>
205-d2t12 – Cosmic Charlie//

*with Stephen Stills

dropout @ 0:11 of I Know You Rider
crackle @ 0:02 of Schoolgirl (sounds like equipment)
Lovelight cuts out after just over two minutes
Cosmic Charlie cuts out after just 50 seconds

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (12/04/69)

Grateful Dead
Fillmore West,
San Francisco
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 9496

Download: FLAC/MP3

From the original uploader:
This is one of the more muffled and hissy master cassette SBDs from the ’69 era. It sounds like there could be several analog generations in the lineage, though the lack of crisp sound quality might mostly be attributed to
the master, which is reportedly degraded. Many analog related crackles and blemishes were embedded in the recording. Sound Forge was used to smooth or reduce most of the glitches, though many minor blemishes remain. Sound Forge was also used to normalize and correct the pitch.

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 – Introduction
102-d1t02 – Casey Jones
103-d1t03 – Black Peter*
104-d1t04 – Big Boss Man
105-d1t05 – Announcements
106-d1t06 – Me & My Uncle
107-d1t07 – Cumberland Blues
108-d1t08 – Dire Wolf//
109-d1t09 – Dark Star–>
110-d1t10 – High Time

–Set 2–
201-d2t01 – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl%
202-d2t02 – Good Lovin’–>
203-d2t03 – Drums–>
204-d2t04 – Good Lovin’
205-d2t05 – China Cat Sunflower–>
206-d2t06 – I Know You Rider
207-d2t07 – Uncle John’s Band**

–disc 1 total time–76:51–
–disc 2 total time–42:35–

*first known rendition of Black Peter
**first known rendition of Uncle John’s Band (with lyrics)

–Dire Wolf cuts out shortly after one minute
–splice in Schoolgirl @ 7:29
–tape damage in China Cat @ 0:44
–other blemishes are frequent, though not offensive

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (11/07/69)

Grateful Dead
November 7, 1969
Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat
This is a tagged version of shnid: 119628
Transfer Info:
Dat -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
(2 Discs Audio / 1 DVD FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
March 27, 2012

— Disc change is seamless
— There are reel flips in High Time and UJB Jam
— There are no pauses, cuts or edits between songs
— iZotope Ozone was used to de-click the Master Reels

101-d1t01 – Morning Dew
102-d1t02 – Hard To Handle
103-d1t03 – Casey Jones
104-d1t04 – Mama Tried
105-d1t05 – Me & My Uncle
106-d1t06 – Tuning Ditties
107-d1t07 – Cold Rain & Snow
108-d1t08 – Next Time You See Me
109-d1t09 – High Time
110-d1t10 – Good Lovin’
111-d1t11 – China Cat Sunflower ->
112-d1t12 – I Know You Rider
113-d2t01 – Dark Star ->
114-d2t02 – Uncle John’s Band Jam ->
115-d2t03 – Dark Star ->
116-d2t04 – That’s It For The Other One ->
117-d2t05 – Turn On Your Lovelight

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Jose, CA (10/31/69)

Grateful Dead
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

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A fair amount of hiss, but quite listenable
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 3377
seeded by mike lai

101-d1t01 – /Casey Jones
102-d1t02 – Yellow Dog Story
103-d1t03 – Dire Wolf
104-d1t04 – It Hurts Me Too
105-d1t05 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
106-d1t06 – Drums ->
107-d1t07 – The Other One ->
108-d1t08 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
109-d1t09 – China Cat Sunflower -> jam ->
110-d1t10 – I Know You Rider
111-d2t01 – High Time
112-d2t02 – Sittin’ On Top Of The World
113-d2t03 – Next Time You See Me ->
114-d2t04 – Easy Wind
115-d2t05 – Turn on Your Lovelight

Casey Jones cuts in just after the first notes of the tune.
Lovelight cuts off during the final flourishes.
DeadBase IX lists a Mama Tried after I Know You Rider.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Grateful Dead – Bethel, NY (08/16/69)

Grateful Dead
Max Yasgur’s Farm,
Bethel, New York
(8trk Master Reels @ 15ips)

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc 1 (44:29)

1. Introduction (3:04)
2. St. Stephen%–> (2:04)
3. Mama Tried–> (2:42)
4. High Time tease (0:26)
5. stage banter/technical difficulties (10:43)
6. Dark Star–> (19:09)
7. High Time (6:19)

Disc 2 (38:42)

1. Lovelight* (38:42)

*with Ken Babbs

–small glitch/discontinuity at 0:10 in St. Stephen
–there seem to be disguised splices in St. Stephen, as several verses are missing. It seems possible that power was cutting out at times causing this problem.
–dropout at 32:45 in Lovelight

part of The Music Never Stopped project 2003

Thanks to David Litfin
edits/encoding by JCotsman