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Grateful Dead 01/07/78
Golden Hall, Community Concourse, San Diego, CA
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Media Size Compressed: 1.02 GB (1096495730 bytes)
Uncompressed: 1.66 GB (1781471536 bytes)
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Source Summary flac16; 2 Source Matrix by dusborne; Soundboard (shnid:17806) SBD>MC>R>D>CD>EAC>SHN patched with: AUD>?>CD>EAC>SHN final edits/encoding by JCotsman and Audience (shnid:89474) Source: audience recording on a Marantz pro cassette deck, don't recall the model) & Sennheiser MKH404 mics Lineage: master cassette > reel @ 3.75 ips > reel @ 3.75 ips > HD > wav Encoding: CDWave > flac frontend > flac; Transfer by: Pantagruel 
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Grateful Dead
January 7, 1978
Golden Hall Community Concourse
San Diego, CA

2 Source Matrix

Soundboard (shnid:17806)

patched with: AUD>?>CD>EAC>SHN

Aud patches:
--first few seconds of Minglewood
--dropout @ 2:01 in Minglewood
--the final two minutes of OMSN

--the SBD recording was sourced from the previous SHN seed by Scott Clugston.
The clips in Minglewood & OMSN were patched with an audience recording and some
other minor edits were made using Sound Forge

part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002
final edits/encoding by JCotsman

Flac encoding notes:
All processing with Trader's Little Helper
Shn - st5 generated
Shn > Flac ( level 8 )
Flac - st5 generated and matched to Shn st5
B. Proctor 9-17-08

Audience (shnid:89474)

Source: audience recording on a Marantz pro cassette deck, don't recall the model) & Sennheiser MKH404 mics
Lineage: master cassette > reel @ 3.75 ips > reel @ 3.75 ips > HD > wav
Encoding: CDWave > flac frontend > flac
Recorded by: a friend of a friend
Transfer by: Pantagruel

Before there's any grousing about yet another Dead show on Dime, a couple of things;  this is a new seed
which I don't believe has ever circulated before.  Secondly, I love seeing Dead shows seeded on Dime,
regardless of their availability on other trackers.  In any case, this may not be up to the very high
standard set by the typical Dead seed.  It's a rare Dead show in the digital environment that isn't
derived from a master or at worst a first gen analog copy.  I've been waiting for this recording to show up,
but it hasn't happened yet and I'm tired of waiting.  If someone has a lower-gen version of this recording,
bring it on.  I'm putting this 2nd gen aud up here (as opposed to one of the other Dead-related trackers)
because Dime is the best.  It's my home and it's where I love to hang out.

So, on this 30th anniversary of this show, here's a clean-sounding audience recording that I've always
loved (there's a nice soundboard of this show, but I still prefer this aud.)

The two shows in San Diego on the 7th and 8th of January, 1978 were notable in Dead history because Garcia
didn't sing a note.  The setlist consisted entirely of Weir originals or Bobby-sung covers, with an assist
from Donna Jean.  Garcia's voice crapped out after the first set the night before in San Bernardino (also a
notable show due to the presence of numerous, pool-cue wielding Angels.  Turns out there were no problems,
but on the way into the Swing Auditorium that night, my ticket was taken by a CHP officer . . . in riot gear.
But I digress).

So, no Garcia vocals.  Silver lining:  Jerry plays his ass off.  And the rest of the band is right behind

The dynamics of this recording are extreme -- the quiet parts are really quiet, and the loud parts really
rage.  The good thing about this is that, when the band shifts suddenly from impulse to warp drive, it
really comes across on this recording.  I particularly love the bell-like quality of Bobby's guitar.
On the downside, the bottom end is a bit light, which may deter some Phil phreaks, but that said, the
bottom end (such as it is) does have a nice transparent, resonant quality.  Overall, the sound is a bit
bright, which might put some people off.  Doesn't bother me.

This is one of my all-time favorite Dead shows.  I've listened to this so many times, it must be encoded
into my DNA.  I don't think my son has ever heard this show, but if and when he does, he'll probably
recognize every note.  Some of my favorite moments, for what it's worth;  the "Minglewood" opener just
rages.  Garcia's slide playing in "Passenger" is wickedly aggressive.  The medley of "El Paso-> Let It Grow->
Promised Land" is second set-worthy -- both dreamily psychedelic and intensely rockin'.  The version of
"Promised Land" is long and intense.  The tempo is actually slower than normal, but the groove is so phat
that by the end of the tune the band is blazing.  And Jerry compensates nicely for his missing vocal
harmonies with some frenetic shredding.  God bless Garcia.

It's cool to hear Bobby handling solo vocals that Jerry usually backs him up on.  On those parts of "El Paso"
with Jerry absent, Bobby's voice soars.  Guy can sing.  Likewise, it's neat to hear Weir have to cover both
sides of the "narrator/Shannon" dialog in "Jack Straw."  Also, that tune starts out quite mellow, but the
jam builds to excruciating intensity through Garcia's solo.  Jerry was throwin' down.
"Dancing In The Streets" is nice and loooong, with a highly danceable groove.  Bobby slyly quotes the
"Close Encounters" theme (which had been appearing in Dead shows since December '77 and would culminate in
the epic last show of this tour) about 9 minutes into "Playing In The Band."  "Not Fade Away" is a version
for the ages.

Flaws:  Deck was turned off between many songs, which makes for some abrupt transitions between track and
some possibly inelegant tracking.  Sorry.  Deal with it.  There's a cut in "Dancing In The Streets" just
before the beginning of "Samson and Delilah."  Also, you can tell by listening to the quiet parts that
there are a couple of analog generations in here.  There might be the odd other thing.  Like I said, not
up to the typical standard of excellence, so please check out the samples before downloading.

Hope you like it.  To quote the enthusiastic Deadhead during "Drums," "pretty crazy, man!"

P.S.  I have another similar item that I'll be seeding in a couple of days, also in honor of a
30th anniversary.  Watch this space!

---Thank you Scott Clugston for providing the SBD.
---Thank you JCotsman for your work on the SBD.
---Thank you XJ32 for the art work.
---Thank you Pantagruel for your AUD transfer.
---Thank you Germain for your advice, encouragement, guidance and seeding.

Matrix by dusborne


Set 1

101 - gd78-01-07s1t01 - Tuning
102 - gd78-01-07s1t02 - New Minglewood Blues
103 - gd78-01-07s1t03 - Cassidy
104 - gd78-01-07s1t04 - Sunrise
105 - gd78-01-07s1t05 - Passenger
106 - gd78-01-07s1t06 - Mexicali Blues ->
107 - gd78-01-07s1t07 - Me & My Uncle
108 - gd78-01-07s1t08 - Looks Like Rain
109 - gd78-01-07s1t09 - El Paso ->
110 - gd78-01-07s1t10 - Let It Grow ->
111 - gd78-01-07s1t11 - Promised Land

Set 2

201 - gd78-01-07s2t01 - Tuning
202 - gd78-01-07s2t02 - Jack Straw
203 - gd78-01-07s2t03 - Dancin' in the Streets ->
204 - gd78-01-07s2t04 - Samson & Delilah
205 - gd78-01-07s2t05 - Playing in the Band ->
206 - gd78-01-07s2t06 - Drums ->
207 - gd78-01-07s2t07 - Not Fade Away ->
208 - gd78-01-07s2t08 - Around & Around

209 - gd78-01-07s2t09 - One More Saturday Night

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Dave Usborne 03-09-2014

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