Category Archives: Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead – Port Chester 1971




The Grateful Dead
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY
February 18, 1971




Set 1
Bertha, Truckin’, It Hurts Me Too, Loser*, Greatest Story Ever Told* -> Johnny B. Goode*, Mama Tried, Hard To Handle, Dark Star -> Wharf Rat* -> Dark Star -> Me & My Uncle (1:19)


Set 2
Lucky Lager Dance Time, Casey Jones, Playing in the Band, Me & Bobby McGee, Candyman, Big Boss Man, Sugar Magnolia, St. Stephen -> Not Fade Away -> Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad -> Not Fade Away, Uncle John’s Band (1:12)






* first time played



SBD -> Dolby A Reel -> Dolby A decode -> DAT -> Sound Forge NR -> CD-R


Grateful Dead – Portland 1977




The Grateful Dead
Paramount Theatre
Portland, OR
October 2, 1977




Set 1
Casey Jones, Jack Straw, Sunrise, Brown Eyed Women, El Paso, Dupree’s Diamond Blues, Let It Grow, Deal (1:06)


Set 2
Samson and Delilah, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Funiculi Funicula, Playing in the Band > Drums > The Wheel > Truckin’ > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Sugar Magnolia (1:31)


Johnny B. Goode (4:33)






Source: 7″ two track BBD reel w/ DBX-1 @ 7 1/2 ips > PCM501ES (beta) > PCM501ES analog out > DBX-1 Decoder > analog in PCMF1/PCM501ES analog out > Fostex D5 @ 48 kHz X2 > WBOTB Master DAT (DAT-2).
Original WBOTB DATs procured & circulated in 1996 by Jace Crouch and Tim Deibert.
Thanks to trailmix for providing the lineaged master DAT for transfer.
Transfer and mastering:
Jace’s DAT (48 KHz) playback on Sony PCM-R500, AES digital output > Benchmark DAC1, XLR analog output > Grace Lunatec V3, sample rate at 96 KHz, AES digiout) > AES digital input, professional mode/sync – LynxTwo soundcard in E6400 dual core processor-based PC > HD as 24 bit/96 KHz WAV > Ozone 3.0 > MBIT+ dithering to 16/44.1 KHz WAV > CDWAV 1.9 (tracking) > FLAC (level 8). Recording, editing and mastering with Wavelab 5.0. All cables were Mogami Gold 0.3m pro-audio XLR cables. All components in the transfer/mastering chain were powered from a Cyberpower 1285AVR noise-attenuated uninterruptible AC power supply. Transferred and mastered by ChrisL.
Seeded by the Green Mountain Bros. at, July 2007.


Grateful Dead – Philadelphia 1974




The Grateful Dead
Philadelphia Civic Center
Philadelphia, PA
August 4, 1974




Set 1
Bertha, Mexicali Blues, Scarlet Begonias, Black Throated Wind, Deal, Beat It On Down The Line, Peggy-O, Jack Straw, Loser, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Playin’ In The Band (1:53)


Set 2
Phil & Ned, Ship of Fools, Big River, Loose Lucy, Me & My Uncle, It Must Have Been The Roses, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow-> Wharf Rat-> U.S. Blues, Sugar Magnolia (1:51)


Casey Jones (6:45)







Thanks to Bob Fishman for the Source Disk, EAC/SHN by


Recorded by Jerry Moore w/ 2 AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck.
Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON.

Located front row balcony (approx. 15 ft above the main floor),
audience right, about half way back from stage. Telescoping
aluminum pole (golf ball retriever) extended about 6 feet out
horizontally, with the mics in a “V” on the end, angled so that
they were aimed at the two wings of the proscenium.

Analog > DAT transfer by Mark Cohen, January, 2003
DAT > SHN/CD by Noah Weiner, June, 2003

Tascam 122MKIII cassette deck (MC playback) > Tascam DA40 DAT
deck (record) > Fostex D5 DAT deck (playback) > Turtle Beach
Montego II Digital I/O > Sound Forge (wav editing and track
IDs) > SHNTOOL (SBE fix) > MKW Audio Compression Toolkit (shn)

Thank you to Darrin Sacks for the SBD transfer,
to Jerry Moore for recording the show,
and to Mark Cohen and Noah Weiner for the AUD transfer.

Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC16)
August 10, 2009



Grateful Dead – Vancouver 1966




The Grateful Dead
P.N.E. Garden Auditorium
Vancouver, BC
July 29, 1966




Set 1
Standing on The Corner, I Know You Rider, Next Time You See Me, Sitting on Top of the World, You Don’t Have To Ask, Big Boss Man, Stealin’, Cardboard Cowboy, Baby Blue, Cream Puff War



Thanks to David Gans who broadcast this on his Dead to the World KPFA radio show on 11/30/00 and made this pre-FM cdr available for further distribution.