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Grateful Dead 12/01/79
Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
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Entered by Matt Vernon
Checksums flac-md5 , ffp
Disc Counts 2 / 3
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12/25/2005
Source Summary flac16; Sick Bits Vol. 15: SBD/AUD Matrix[SBD: (shnid=29429) AUD: (shnid=31330)] via Chris Chappell 
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Grateful Dead
Stanley Theatre  
Pittsburgh, PA
12-1-79
Sick Bits Vol. 15

Source: Matrix:

SBD: (shnid=29429)
SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony TCD5M/UDXL-II) -> Dat (Panasonic SV3800/48k)
Transfer: Dat (Sony D8) -> M-Audio Dio2448 -> Samplitude Professional v8.0 ->
FLAC (via Charlie Miller)

AUD: (shnid=31330)
MAC (Taped by Scott Jones? Shure mics -> Sony TC-158 cassette deck)
Transfer: CDR > EAC > WavMerge > Soundforge > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC  
(via Andrew F via Jake Feinberg)


SBD Patch:
There are a few short patches on tracks 2-4 of Disc 2 made from
SBD>Rm>Cass>Dat>CD (shnid=6022) and MSReel > Cassette > DAT > CDR (shnid=319)

[complete text files for each source appended at end]

Transfer/Editing:
All sources were flac or shn files downloaded from bt.etree or the LlaMA
and converted to WAV > Vegas 5 (matrix) > WAV > CD Wave > FLAC 16 (level 8)

Matrixed by Chris Chappell
ScarFireATliquidcityDOTcom
12/01/05Set 1:
d1t01 - Crowd
d1t02 - Jack Straw ->
d1t03 - Sugaree
d1t04 - Me And My Uncle ->
d1t05 - Big River
d1t06 - Loser
d1t07 - Easy To Love You
d1t08 - New Minglewood Blues
d1t09 - Althea
d1t10 - The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
d2t01 - Crowd
d2t02 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d2t03 - I Know You Rider
d2t04 - Looks Like Rain
d2t05 - He's Gone ->
d2t06 - Gloria Jam ->
d2t07 - C C Rider ->
d2t08 - Jam ->
d2t09 - Drums ->
d3t01 - Not Fade Away ->
d3t02 - Black Peter ->
d3t03 - Sugar Magnolia
En:
d3t04 - One More Saturday Night

Killer Philler:
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
Kansas City, KS
12-11-79 II (pt)
d3t05 - Terrapin Station ->
d3t06 - Lost Sailor
d3t07 - Saint of Circumstance ->
d3t08 - Jam ->...

Source: Matrix:

SBD (shnid=28890 - via Charlie Miller)
SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette -> Dat (44.1k)
Transfer: Dat (Sony R500) -> Behringer UltraMatch SRC2000 ->
SEK'D Prodif plus -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> FLAC

AUD: (shnid=9799 - via Don Chase via Jack Warner)
Transfer: by David Minches from Bob Wagner's 1st gen reels.
MAC>R>D>CD (Recorded with Nak CM-700s-> Sony TC-D5 - taper unknown)

Total Times:
Disc 1 [78:02]
Disc 2 [72:26]
Disc 3 [70:49]

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General Notes:

When the AUD source surfaced on bt.etree, I contacted Am-Dig to see about
putting the coloborative effort into editing a matrix of this incredible
show in Pittsburgh, PA. So a 5.1 and matrix will be available.

The FOB AUD is an excellent recording for '79 and the SBD is balanced with
everyone in the mix.  There is some slight phase mostly noticeable in the
first set, and it would appear the SBD source is slightly different for
the second set.  Pitch-wise it appears the first set is a little slow whereas
the second set SBD is in pitch.  The AUD is definately picking up the main
PA (as opposed to a "mouth" recording which is up close and catching the
stage/monitor mix) so the result is added ambience to an otherwise sterile
SBD.  Luckily Charlie Miller's redux of the SBD source recently helped alot
since there is much less hiss in this new SBD source.

This show is simply jammin', featuring the first listed Gloria Jam
(11-9-79 is probably the first; 10-16-81 first time with vocals) and the
breakout of an emotional C.C. Rider.  I also have never heard any other
version of Looks Like Rain with a "stormy" intro. The first set is tight
and energetic, a sign of things to come in a highly creative second set.

Since disc 3 was going to be short, I decided to make an excerpt matrix of
a show 10 days later that features a start from nothing Saint O.  The
groovy Saint intro is very unique and well worth multiple listens.

12-1-79 Reviews from archive.org:

- "This is one of the classic shows from the 70's and just an incredible jam
   all the way through. This one is a must for any collector."

- "I can only wonder how stoked the boys were to have Brent as the new guy...
   Gloria Jam smokes and that next "jam" is a completely different work of art."

- "This show stands out in the early Brent era as one of the best.
   He's Gone>Gloria>CC Rider jam is about as exploratory as the band ever got
   in the post '76 era. In fact, it is eerily ?reminiscent of the kinds of
   things the band was doing in '73-74. The China>Rider, Rain to open the
   second set are dead on versions too."

12-11-79 Reviews from archive.org:

- "That complete stop between Sailor > Saint and the sweet Saint beginning
   is one of the coolest moments I have ever heard from The Guyz. It is
   definitely a five star attraction. I played it over and over and over the
   other night because it was sooo unusual."

- "Just for the pause (complete stop) between Lost Sailor and the EXTREMELY
   juicy sweet beginning of St. of Circumstance - It is a must! I love this
   era of The Grateful Dead. Thick, mellow, alive and jazzy."

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set 2; MSR > Cassette > DAT... (0) mixed source: set 1: SBD>... (2) flac16; Recording... (1) flac16; AUD (unknown... (0) flac16; Source:... (0) flac16; Recording by... (0) flac16; Recording... (0) flac16; Low-gen... (0)
Date User Comment
12/25/2005 Ross P its only 2 discs flac if you don't burn the filler. so its really 3/3
01/06/2006 Jay Norton I burnt 2 FLAC discs w/ filler included, not sure what the above comment is referring to....
01/06/2006 Jay Norton On second thought, I used 700MB (80 min.) data discs, maybe Ross used 650MB (74 min.). Regardless, another fine matrix courtesy of ScarFire Productions!!