Bob Dylan backed by The Grateful Dead
July 19, 1987
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.
This is a combination of soundboard and audience sources spliced together to make a new version without the annoying fades between each song that is on the soundboard alone version. It's soundboard except for "Touch of Grey" and the applause/tuning between each song. Excellent sound quality and very listenable despite the numerous transitions between sources - check the samples to get an idea for yourself how it sounds. Sorry but "Queen Jane Approximately" has been removed due to official release on the album from this tour. Without that song, the rest barely fits on a single CD.
01 [4:32] Maggie�s Farm
02 [5:28] Dead Man Dead Man
03 [4:51] Watching The River Flow
04 [5:36] Simple Twist of Fate
05 [5:54] The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
06 [6:51] Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
07 [4:54] Heart of Mine
08 [5:22] It�s All Over Now Baby Blue
09 [5:19] Rainy Day Women #12 & #35
Queen Jane Approximately [removed due to official release]
10 [5:42] Ballad Of A Thin Man
11 [5:42] Highway 61 Revisited [Jerry Garcia on slide guitar]
12 [7:49] Tangled Up In Blue
13 [6:45] Touch of Grey [with Bob Dylan on guitar] [this track is from the audience source]
14 [5:14] All Along The Watchtower
total - 79:59
Bob Dylan - guitar, vocals
Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass guitar
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Mickey Hart - drums
Primary source: Soundboard Sony multi-track PCM master > mixdown cassette [recorded on Sony TCD5M] > Sony F1 PCM Beta tape > PCM Beta clone > CD [digital transfer with HHB standalone].
with splices from:
Secondary source: Unknown lineage (low gen.) audience recording from PCM Beta tape copy [note: the audience source was speeded up by approx. 1.4 percent - adjusted with Pro Tools to match speed of soundboard source which was correct].
Combination REMASTER info:
Audience PCM Beta tape > Sony SL-HF900 Beta deck > Sony PCM601ESD interface
Soundboard CD received in trade
> Macintosh with DigiDesign AudioMedia III soundcard > Pro Tools [speed match, seamless edits, normalization and tracking] > AIFF > xACT (FLAC level 8 files with sector boundaries verified). md5 file created with checkSUM+. No equalization or noise reduction was used in the remastering process.
Notes: The six summer of 1987 Dylan/Dead shows were interesting because it seems that a lot of Bob Dylan fans who were not also Grateful Dead fans thought it to be a low point of Dylan's career while Bob Dylan himself and the Dead band members loved the experience (as did the Deadheads of course). The problem for Dylan's fans was that although the musicians had run through a huge number of songs during the early June rehearsals, nothing was heavily practiced and the Dead members had no clue of the setlists until shortly before each show. None of this bothered Dylan, The Dead or the Deadheads much, but Dylan fans who wanted a slick backing band were disappointed.
The mastering deck for this tour's soundboard recordings was a Sony PCM digital multitrack wide tape format from which mixed-down preview copies were made on cassettes for Dylan and the Dead members to pick out which songs would be used for the planned album release.
PLEASE do not ask for the missing song to be posted elsewhere. If you really want it PLEASE go buy it OFFICIALLY!
It can probably be spliced right in just like this was and these bands that allow this site to trade their music will be a little happier about it all...
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