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Grateful Dead 05/11/78
Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA
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Entered by dr.unclear
Checksums shn-md5 , st5
Disc Counts 2 / 3
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Source Summary Recorded by Moore, Maisner, and Spitalny; Nak 700s> Nak 550> Sony TC-152 from the floor just to the right of the center Lineage: AUDMC played back on Nak Dragon> ART DI/O> Egosys Waveterminal 2496> Cool Edit 2000> Feurio/mkwACT by David Minches 
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Band Grateful Dead
Venue Springfield Civic Center Arena
Location Springfield, MA  
Date 5/11/78 - Thursday

Source: ** Recorded by Moore, Maisner, and Spitalny; Nak 700s> Nak 550> Sony TC-152  from the floor just to the right of the center
Lineage: AUDMC played back on Nak Dragon> ART DI/O> Egosys Waveterminal 2496>
Cool Edit 2000> Feurio/mkwACT by David Minches
Info file by Matt Vernon

Disk 1 [71:59]
Set One
01. Cold Rain And Snow ;
02. Beat It On Down The Line ;
03. Friend Of The Devil ;
04. Looks Like Rain ;
05. Loser %
06. Mexicali Blues >
07. Mama Tried %
08. Tennessee Jed ;
09. New Minglewood Blues ;
10. Peggy-O ;

Disk 2 [70:40]
Set One continued
01. Crowd/tuning
02. Lazy Lightnin' >
03. Supplication
Set Two
04. Bobby's Lighting Engineer Rap
05. Scarlet Begonias >
06. Fire On The Mountain ;
07. Dancing In The Street >
08. Drums >

Disk 3 [45:31]
Set Two continued
01. Space >
02. Not Fade Away // >
03. // Stella Blue >
04. Around And Around
05. Werewolves Of London ;
06. Johnny B. Goode

d1t01 - first notes might be clipped
d3t02 - some very minor distortion on some of the vocals
d3t02 - tape flip at end of NFA
d3t03 - tape flip overlaps some of the segue into Stella Blue

Here's Jerry Moore's comments on the taping details:

"Though I didn't know it at the time, I was already into a phase-out phase on my run of making audience tapes. I had my 158 with me, but no mikes. I'm not quite sure why. I'd moved a couple of times, maybe the mikes were packed away somewhere or I couldn't coordinate to where they were with a ride to the shows. Likeliest I'd lent the 33P's back to the guy who bought them in the first place, and I'd gotten too spoiled to want to use my AKG's. Whatever the case, I patched out of Maisner and Spitalny in Vermont, out of Glassberg in New Haven, and out of Steve and Spit again in Springfield.

They had a Nak 550, and were running the three mike "tee" formation, two fully to the sides (180 degrees from each other, one straight ahead to
blend, at a lower level, the whole thing atop a goodly sized pole. This method was somewhat chancy - you could get pretty miserable results if your positioning or the room acoustics were even a little imprecise, but if the stars were well aligned and nobody breathed till the show was over, it could produce a really sweet tape with wonderful ambience.

The stars smiled on Springfield, I think. The tape is nice.


I DON'T remember what mikes Steve and Spit were running. I was thinking 700's, but something keeps saying Sony ECM 54P's (the mikes that replaced
the 33's, or it might have been another model of Sonys. Today, I'm thinking 54P's, though).



I forgot to mention something you'd probably want to know.

5/11/78, Springfield.

Recording by Maisner. Moore and Spitalny (and I'm not positive that Spit was there, for that matter).

It actually WAS a group effort, BTW. I didn't just run up looking to patch in somewhere. We recorded together maybe three or four times, and those
were good experiences. We worked out strategies before we went anywhere near an arena door. Good teamwork is a wonderful thing.

Among other details, when it's done, you're able to say "WE DID IT!" to the other guys. Feels good. The facts, before I forget them again. We were on the floor, a bit off axis to the right, and close to center court, likely just a bit in front of it.

With that rig, you usually want to be dead center in the room. Being close can be worse than being far away. You NEED the room sound for it to work properly.

                 That's it.   Good Morning.   JM"

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     9:58.45     105593084     ---   --    -xx    gd1978-05-11d1t004.shn
     8:29.60      89928764     ---   --    -xx    gd1978-05-11d1t005.shn
     3:39.07      38648108     ---   --    -xx    gd1978-05-11d1t006.shn
     3:42.24      39217292     ---   --    -xx    gd1978-05-11d1t007.shn
    10:11.54     107907452     ---   --    -xx    gd1978-05-11d1t008.shn
     7:22.01      77971196     ---   --    -xx    gd1978-05-11d1t009.shn
     7:26.33      78752060     ---   --    -xx    gd1978-05-11d1t010.shn
    71:59.71     762039032 B                      (totals for 10 files)

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     1:34.30      16652204     ---   --    -xx    gd1978-05-11d2t001.shn
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sdb> reel master> cassette>... (3) FOB Nak mics > sony d5 >... (4) SBD -> Rm -> Cass -> Dat ->... (1) flac16; 3 Source... (0)
Date User Comment
10/16/2008 charlie miller This is Sony's, not nak 700's.