Jerry Garcia & John Kahn
Source: Audience (Taper = Mark ___; unknown mics, dfc 1st row) > Master
Cassette (unknown gear)
Transfer 1: MC > C(1) (Scotch XSM-90 Metal tape via G. Reynolds (mako21))
Transfer 2: C(1) > Aiwa AD-F180 > THC cables > Edirol UA-5 > PC (USB) > Wavelab 5.01 @ 24/96.
Mastering: Wavelab 5.01a (X-noise to reduce hiss; L3 Multimaximizer to increase gain & dither to 16 bits) > resample to 44.1 khZ > FLAC
(missing) Deep Elem Blues
1. When I Paint My Masterpiece
2. Little Sadie
3. Simple Twist Of Fate
4. Run For The Roses
5. Friend Of The Devil (tape flip at end)
6. I've Been All Around This World
7. Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie
9. Bird Song
(missing) Goodnight Irene
According to the Jerry Site, this show circulates as an AUD recording.
It's unlikely that this is that source.
The story of this tape: George was a student at URI and went to the
show with two buddies and a guy named "Mark" who happened to have a car
and the recording equipment, but no ticket. They parted ways outside
the venue. Only after the show did George discover that Mark had scored a
front row center ticket for face, and recorded the show. George made
his copy from that master tape, and I met George in Furthur chat.
This recording is excellent in almost every way. The taper was in the
first row, and you can hear not only the house sound, but also the sound
directly from Jerry's guitar and John's bass. Location, location, location.
There are a few flaws. The tape was stopped between some songs, and it seems
that Deep Elem and Goodnight Irene are missing (if the Jerry Site has it
right, which it usually does). The start of each side of the cassette
is marred by some tape flutter, etc. which evens out after a few moments. It
sounds like the taper picked up the deck a few times to check on the tape,
Most of the tape hiss is now gone, but a little remains. I restored the high
end with the L3 Multimaximizer and pulled out some of the bass but, like a
lot of these G&K audience recordings, there's a lot of low end in here. When
Bird Song starts, the sound quality changes. I can't tell why.
Overall, I think his sounds great. Many thanks to George for the
cassette, without which we would not be listening to this.
--mhg :: September 20, 2005