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Grateful Dead 02/19/71
Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY
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Entered by Matt Vernon
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Source Summary flac 16; Sick Bits Vol. 13 - SBD/AUD matrix of two previosly circulated sources (SBD - shnid=1029 + AUD - shnid=30230), edited and encoded by Chris Chappell. 
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Grateful Dead
Capitol Theater
Port Chester, NY
Sick Bits Vol. 13

Source: Matrix (SBD/AUD mix):

SBD: (shnid=1029) - via WBOTB Project
7" two track BBD reel w/ Dolby A @ 7 1/2  ips > PCM501ES @ 44.055 kHz
PCM501ES analog out > Fostex D5 @ 48 kHz (Dolby not decoded?) > WAV >
Cool Edit Pro (filtering and sample rate conversion) > SHN

AUD: (shnid=30230) - via Clinton Vadnais
1st gen reel> Teac A-2300SX> RCA out> Audiophile 2496> Wavelab 4.0
lineage: Wavelab 4.0> CD Wave> MKWact> WAV> FLAC

The SBD is from SHN files downloaded from LMA, and the AUD is from FLAC
files downloaded from; both sources were converted to
WAV > Sony Vegas 5 > WAV > CD Wave > FLAC 16 (level 8)

Matrixed by Chris Chappell
[email protected]

Set I:

d1t01 - tuning (Merry-Go-Round Broke Down)
d1t02 - Truckin'
d1t03 - Loser
d1t04 - Cumberland Blues
d1t05 - It Hurts Me Too
d1t06 - Bertha
d1t07 - Playin' In The Band
d1t08 - Dark Hollow
d1t09 - Smokestack Lightnin'
d1t10 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d1t11 - I Know You Rider

Set II:

d1t12 - tuning
d1t13 - Greatest Story Ever Told ->
d1t14 - Johnny B. Goode
d2t01 - tuning
d2t02 - Bird Song*
d2t03 - Easy Wind
d2t04 - Deal*
d2t05 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
d2t06 - Drums ->
d2t07 - The Other One ->
d2t08 - Wharf Rat
d2t09 - Good Lovin'
d2t10 - Casey Jones

Total Times:
Disc 1 [79:53]
Disc 2 [79:09]

* breakout
- for track times see shntool output

General Notes:

When Clinton transfered and seeded the AUD of this show, I knew I had to
see what a 1971 matrix would sound like.  After experimenting with the
China>Rider, it was obvious that the power conveyed in the blending of
the two sources would justify matrixing an already crisp sounding betty board.
The energy back then was really amazing - so strong, and the sound... vintage.

Both sources are mono, but in no way does this detract from the final result,
if anything, it minimized the phase issues inherent in making a post-show
matrix. Some mono purists believed that hi-fidelity went out the window with
the introduction of stereo.  I'm not saying I agree, but after this editing
exercise, I can appreciate more where they are coming from.

The SBD does not appear to be the FOH mix, as the vocals in the beginning
of certain songs (Bertha, Dark Hollow) are missing or very low in the SBD source,
but easily heard in the AUD source.  This would suggest a monitor mix, but most
likely some AUX split off the house SBD, made and monitored especially for
recording.  The resulting matrix at least allows you to hear the vocals in these
sections albeit not at the desired level in the mix.

This is the first show without Mickey, which Bobby alludes to at some point,
saying that he is not feeling well.  Bobby is also responsible for the tuning
at the beginning of the show (Merry-Go-Round Broke Down?) as well as a Rawhide
tease at the end of Smokestack. Bird Song and Deal are played for the first
time in concert (breakout); Loser, Bertha, Playin', Greatest and Wharf Rat for the
2nd time ever, but this show is really about Pig.  Smokestack is #2 of 5 played in
'71 with only one more Pig version after that (3-25-72), and it's 14:40 in length.  
Combine that with one of the best versions of Easy Wind, an 18:37 version of Good
Lovin, and a Hurts Me Too to boot, and you've got a finger lickin' Pig Pen pickin'.

This show was not easy to matrix, but in the end it was well worth it.  The
speed fluctuation in the old reel to reels, even in as short amount of time as
20 seconds, added to the task with constant synch edits, but the minimal phase
from the combination of two mono sources made the editing a little easier.

-------Reviews from the LlaMA:

"This show sneaks up behind you, taps you on the shoulder and then steals your face!
Sure, there are some "garage band moments" here and there, but overall, they play
like they were recording it for an album (heh,heh ....they were actually) and with
the passage of time, this night still stands out as well played, and also as having
that ineffable X factor magic, not only with the songs, but also in the synergy of
the band interaction with the crowd. Maybe it was because this was the first show
without Mickey and they were trying harder. Or maybe it was the bomb scares they
had during this run. Whatever the reason, Jerry chose tonight to debut Deal and
Bird Song, say no more, wink wink, nudge nudge."

"Pig fans will undoubtedly prefer this show... But for me the highlight of the
entire show is the Know You Rider. In this period (winter 70-71 through spring 71)
the tune achieved its canonical form. It seems that with each performance, in the
second and final solo, Jerry was having a musical
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