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Grateful Dead 06/28/83
Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, IL
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06/25/2018
Source Summary flac16/44.1 First GEN AUD: Beyer M201's X-Y 7'up > Marantz Superscope PMD420 Maxell UDXLII 90 > Cassette copy: (Superscope to Denon Dr330) [1983] > Maxell UDXLII 90 Master was: MC Beyer M201's X-Y 7'up > Sony TCD5M no dolby TDK MA-R90 x 2 Location: ~80 feet from stage, 20 feet ROC (just in front and right of SBD) Transfer: Nakamichi CR-5A (24/96) > Tascam DR680|SD > i7Windows7 Audacity > cdwav editor > TLH flac level 8 Mastered: Executive Crew Kyle Holbrook Tom Pinney Transferred: Kyle Holbrook 
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Grateful Dead
Date 1983-06-28
Poplar Creek Music Theater
Hoffman Estates IL

Set 1
d1t01 - tuning
d1t02 - Feel Like a Stranger /
d1t03 - Dire Wolf            /
d1t04 - It's All Over Now
d1t05 - Brown Eyed Women     /
d1t06 - Little Red Rooster   /
d1t07 - Tennessee Jed    //
d1t08 - Looks Like Rain >    %
d1t09 - Deal

Set 2
d2t01 - Intro
d2t02 - Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower
d2t03 - Man Smart/Woman Smarter >
d2t04 - He's Gone >
d2t05 - drums // drums >
d2t05 - space >
d2t07 - Throwin' Stones >
d2t08 - Not Fade Away >
d2t09 - Stella Blue     ///
d2t10 - Sugar Magnolia  #
d2t11 - encore Iko Iko

Recording Notes
/   paused between songs
//  tape flip
/// tape swap
% missed start
# missed less than 10 seconds of music at transition into Sugar Magnolia

A final taper's note is we were using extra heavy duty TDK metal tapes, the MA-R90; the cartridge was "a one piece die-cast metal alloy between transparent hard plastic plates " as well as the tape bing a metal alloy. I have included photos of the tape and tape cover in this fileset.  In the Download Options Section click JPEG.

First GEN AUD:  Beyer M201's X-Y 7'up > Marantz Superscope PMD420 Maxell UDXLII 90 >
Cassette copy: (Superscope to Denon Dr330) [1983] > Maxell UDXLII 90
Master was: MC Beyer M201's X-Y 7'up > Sony TCD5M no dolby
            TDK MA-R90 x 2
Location: ~80 feet from stage, 20 feet ROC (just in front and right of SBD)
Transfer: Nakamichi CR-5A (24/96) > Tascam DR680|SD > i7Windows7
          Audacity > cdwav editor > TLH flac level 8
          This is 16 bit copy
Mastered:    Executive Crew Kyle Holbrook Tom Pinney
Transferred: Kyle Holbrook

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the tour story:
As one might suspect if you've been following along I have very little direct memory of this night or the following party other than to say I had a GREAT time and I believe all those involved, Eddie, his girl, Sean, Gary and the Virginians and Tom had a blast. After the show we copied tapes all night and the Virginians figured a way to get copies sent to them and addresses and phone numbers were exchanged all around. The recording was marred in that my Sony deck had problems with channel drop outs on the tapes which we didn't observe until we got back and listened. Tom's tape made on the Superscope with chrome tapes came out fine and this copy is a first gen of that one. Thanks to all the preparation we did in ensuring backups and such.

Listening to the tape as I write this I can tell the band was in good spirits; this was the first tour stop since MPPP where they all got to stay in the same town or hotel overnight. They came out kickin with some classic first set Dead. The Dire Wolf, All Over Now, Brown Eyed Women sequence has high energy from the band and the audience. The boys then throw down a whoppin Looks Like Rain and close with Deal. The sound in the venue pavilion seating where we were is a bit constrained is all I can term it. It's not wide open like outdoor sound but not as compressed as municipal hockey arena sound. I think the Beyers handled it well and yielded a solid recording of this night although a bit of tape hiss is present in the quieter portions.

Set two was only the second rendition on this summer tour of the Help >Slip > Franklins which was a hallmark of the Dead's 1983 set lists. This recording has me thinking of the crowds dancing wildly at the end of Franklins with that outer sidewalk around the pavilion filled with twirlers. The venue had a nice vibe to it with relatively good acoustics for one of those clamshell amphitheaters. The He's Gone >drums > space has some fine moments with this recording containing almost the full drums which is something we previously would not do, but as Tom and I moved into this phase of our taping/traveling we just started carrying more cassettes with us and would bring in three blank tapes per deck per show rather than two. Of course, this corresponded with the band starting to shorten their set times and often we would never need the third tape to get the whole show onto two 90 minute tapes. The band led the ending of the Not Fade Away
call and response section into a short Brent Bobby Jerry rondo before the audience took over but got stopped by the Jerry chord dropdown into Stella Blue.The Iko-Iko encore sealed this show up as memorable if not amazing.

Speaking of the subtle aspects of taping this is how adding members to our crew really benefitted all of us. Each person added to the collective experiences and knowledge and of course started to gain a specific set of skills within the realm of live music recording. Eddie became a Nakamichi shotgun aficionado and found his zone in the OTS (Official Tapers Section) running his flavors of nak guns with precision aiming at a specific spot at the stacks, taught to him by a couple of long time Nak microphone heads. In the 1983-85 timeframe he was showing us about high quality playback systems while we were showing him the intricacies of live recording. Sean became a jack of all trades very interested in the process of getting to and from shows. He had a D8 at first then bought a D5 but never concerned himself too much with owning microphones; he patched out of which ever of our mic choices he thought to, often in the binaural days was a running buddy for Kidwell's binaural maneuvers. Sean was a facilitator, often helping the guy who had the most gear or figuring out a better way to set-up or sneak gear through security. He shone at Red Rocks 1984 when security was being extra tight about recording gear so Sean rigged up the D-5 in a Ritz cracker box one day and then the next day he had two D5-s and all sorts of gear packed inside double wrapped ziplocks UNDER cardboard then bags of ice in as large of a cooler as the park allowed.

A final taper's note which is relative to the 6-25 St. Paul and both Chicago recordings is we were using these extra heavy duty TDK metal tapes, the MA-R90. For those of you not familiar with this cassette style you should find the photos interesting. That TDK tape mechanism left something to be desired and we stopped using them after Spring 1984 following several channel dropout issues such as the one experienced on 6-27-83. If you aren't used to clicking the jpgs section of the Executive Crew filesets you should check them out, this one has 8 images.

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