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Garcia 03/18/78
Warner Theater, Washington, DC
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Checksums d1 , d2
Disc Counts 1 / 2
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Source Summary Jerry Garcia Band: Lineage: SBD > PRE-FM RTR > CASS (Dolby B encoded) > SSSB (Dolby B decoded) serifin station seed 
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Jerry Garcia Band
03/18/78 (LATE SHOW)
Warner Music Theatre Hall   Washington, DC

Lineage: SBD > PRE-FM RTR > CASS (Dolby B encoded) > SSSB (Dolby B decoded)

Disc 1
jgb78-03-18d1t01  13:07.316  The Harder They, The Harder They Fall
jgb78-03-18d1t02  09:16.712  Mission In The Rain ->
jgb78-03-18d1t03  09:42.057  -> Simple Twist Of Fate
jgb78-03-18d1t04  12:17.568  Midnight Moonlight
jgb78-03-18d1t05  06:18.654  Gomorrah
Total time: 0:50:42.307

Disc 2
jgb78-03-18d2t01  07:05.887  Cats Under The Stars
jgb78-03-18d2t02  06:20.103  I'll Be With Thee
jgb78-03-18d2t03  03:52.707  Lonesome And A Long Way From Home ->
jgb78-03-18d2t04  11:44.570  -> Space > Lonesome Jam ->
jgb78-03-18d2t05  03:18.730  -> Lonesome And A Long Way From Home
jgb78-03-18d2t06  02:50.864  ENCORE: Palm Sunday
Total time: 0:35:12.861
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Date User Comment
04/11/2002 Tome The "Mission In the Rain" unfortunately fades out, leaving out the killer climatic ending power-chord strumming jam.
06/28/2002 SBE kid As with all SSSB seeds, tracks are not cut on sector boundaries. Beware the burner!
10/28/2002 GDLIVE http download
from gdlive jgb78-03-18_sssb.shn

06/08/2003 Don Chase Serafin's comments (edited):

RE-RELEASED ON: 11/30/01

Yes, I know it's been a short time since this show was originally released, but the radio station sent me a slightly better copy to work with, for which I'm thankful. Not as "compressed and limited", and with the original Dolby B left encoded.

This version was a direct-to-cassette of the "re-broadcast" FM radio station's RTR of the show. While the actual show took place on 3/18/78, this re-broadcast was done on the next day (Sunday) starting at 1 PM EST. This show's reels were directly recorded onto the cassette, and I as told that the two "missing songs" (Mystery Train and I Second That Emotion) were NOT played during the rebroadcast (DAMN!). On the master I received, there is NO splice/edit/gap/etc. between Simple Twist Of Fate and Midnight Moonlight. The applause, the 3 idiots yelling for songs, etc. were continuous, and as much as I tried, I could not find anywhere where these 2 songs would have "gone". I may be wrong, but when you hear this show, I think you will agree!

Ok, so why did I release this show? Given the fact that my Marin County source sent me the MASTERS of the 3/19 show of the following night, I thought it would be nice to release these as a "pair", because of the run involved.

There isn't any of the diginoise I encountered on the original copy I received, so editing was a snap. The only problem is there is a slight amount of low-volume "tick" noise about once per song. I chalk this up to poor storage of the original master reels of the show at the FM station (it's a small station, and doesn't have a "proper storage facility".

Enough of the technical stuff. You know what to expect (it's not 100% perfect, but it's 95% excellent, and that's very good in any engineer's book!) as far as the "sound quality" goes, so let's move on to the show itself.

Technically, I wish the show was mixed a little better, as it's close to being mono, but there is separation. Keith is in the left channel, Donna in the right, Maria in the left, and Jerry (as always), center. I believe it was the FM station's mix of the 4-track feed, not the venue's that made it sound this way. But it is still a very enjoyable show from start to finish, with one exception: there were a couple of boys (I won't go as far as to call them "men") who, between songs, kept yelling (and very loudly close to the on-stage ambience microphones) for a couple of songs. I had to laugh when one of them screamed for "Eyes Of The World"!!! This same jerk begged Jerry to let him up on stage with him. I'm surprised that Jerry never used to get really pissed off at idiots like that. It would irritate almost every other musician around to hear some drunken idiot screaming for songs like this bozo (and 2 others) did all night. But Jerry was probably in his own little world, or just being a gentleman, and he never gave these people the satisfaction of acknowledging them (hooray for Jerry). I've heard Bob and Phil get steamed a few time during some '70's shows, but Jerry probably just smiled to himself and kept quiet.

Once I got to hear the entire show, when I was auditioning it before making the masters, I was really impressed by this incarnation of Jerry's band. Some "versions" I liked better than others (never cared for Sarah Fulcher), but I thought they all were very good in their own way.

If you're a JGB fan, you may want to overlook the "mix" factor and the occasional (rare) low-volume clicks, and get this show. It's very nice to listen to on a rainy day/night... not really a fast-paced show, but a nice mixture of faster/slower/gospel songs that just fit in nicely with each other. I would not have changed the order the songs were sung in if I made up the set list, as they seemed to be a great "fit right" in the order they were played.

PERSONAL RATINGS: (on a 1 to 10 scale with 10 being excellent)
Audio Mix: 7.5 (the mostly "centered" mix should have had more separation)
Audio Quality: 8.5 (the few clicks and low-level high frequencies, due to the Dolby B)
Energy Level: 9.5
Show "Completeness": 10.0
Song Selection: 9.7 (were the 2 songs I mentioned actually played that night?)
Surprises: The only "Palm Sunday" as well as the Lonesome > Space > Jam > Lonesome Reprise
06/10/2003 Joey Browning WHFS was the station involved!
10/08/2004 Diana This shn set has now been moved to its correct gig.
09/05/2005 Giancarlo The lineage is misleading, but Jay's notes explain the story - this is a recording of the FM broadcast, not a pre-FM source. The FM broadcast 'step' in the lineage should fall between the Pre-FM RTR and the cassette.