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Grateful Dead 05/19/66
Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
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Entered by Matt Vernon
Checksums flac-md5 , ffp
Disc Counts 0 / 0
Media Size Compressed: 179.89 MB (188632116 bytes)
Uncompressed: 340.03 MB (356544780 bytes)
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Source Summary flac16; Set 1 Source: sbd > 10 inch Master Reels @ 15 ips 1/2 track > Dat (48k) 
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Grateful Dead
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

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 (

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: “My knowledge of the true nature of sound dates back  to…one of the rehearsals we had in the house in Watts, when I actually saw sound coming out of the  speakers. It was total synesthesia… It was just a unique experience. And it so completely blew my mind…I  went around and inspected it very carefully… And that became the foundation for all the sound work that  I’ve done.”

Whether it was due to this experience or not, sometime in February or early March, Bear changed the way  he mixed the Dead:  “I recorded the vocals in the left channel and the instruments in the right, Beatles  style.” That remains the basic premise in every Bear production setup from 3/12 through July.

edited and mastered
January 2015

shntool output:

    length     expanded size    cdr  WAVE problems  fmt   ratio  filename
     2:34.23       27219740 B   ---   --   ---xx   flac  0.5497  gd1966-05-19t01.flac
     3:45.55       39819404 B   ---   --   ---xx   flac  0.5067  gd1966-05-19t02.flac
     3:03.69       32443532 B   ---   --   ---xx   flac  0.5349  gd1966-05-19t03.flac
     4:06.69       43556732 B   ---   --   ---xx   flac  0.5246  gd1966-05-19t04.flac
     7:55.03       83797100 B   ---   --   ---xx   flac  0.5555  gd1966-05-19t05.flac
     2:52.14       30373772 B   ---   --   ---xx   flac  0.5426  gd1966-05-19t06.flac
     3:17.44       34854332 B   ---   --   ---xx   flac  0.4843  gd1966-05-19t07.flac
     3:44.57       39647708 B   ---   --   ---xx   flac  0.5068  gd1966-05-19t08.flac
     2:20.58       24832460 B   ---   --   ---xx   flac  0.5351  gd1966-05-19t09.flac
    33:41.17      356544780 B                            0.5291  (9 files)

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