August 26, 2011 06:49:44am
Re: Help with track list order on 6/24/70?
Here's how it breaks down, I believe, with some notes appended:
Acoustic Dead [complete on Lee AUD]
NRPS [complete on Lee AUD]
Electric Dead [65:01, complete on cooper.copernicus AUD] ;
Acoustic Dead [27:00, only the * songs survive, on cooper.copernicus AUD]:
[0:59 Introduction] ;
Big Railroad Blues [3:15]
Deep Elem Blues [5:20] ;
Monkey And The Engineer [1:40]
The Rub [3:22] ;
Silver Threads And Golden Needle [2:12#]
Friend Of The Devil [3:28] %
*Cumberland Blues [3:03#] %
*Cold Jordan [0:51#]
NRPS [29:44 +, complete on both, I saved Lee]:
Electric Dead [74:41+, complete on Lee AUD]:
Sources: Only AUDs survive, the most complete being a Ken & Judy Lee recording with 47 songs, made with microphones spread approx. 25-30 ft. across the balcony. Much of the other material is on the Cooper Copernicus recording, whose sound quality is so poor it'is not worth the trouble.
Comments in the Lee recording's .txt file about this evening: The late show has long been regarded as one the Dead's finest, and to hear it, in what is up till now the cleanest source available, is truly awesome. There are four TDK 120 cassettes from this night, however we have only three. Tape 1, 3 and 4. Tape 2 is missing. We will have to fill in the puzzle as the pieces emerge. And this poses a problem. We naturally want to bring you the complete show, but we have no idea when the missing piece will be found, so it was decided to release what we have. I included a text file for the missing sets in the torrent for the sake of continuity. This will have to do until the last tape is found. Noise Reduction was applied to the acoustic Dead set only. Some deterioration on the master tape during 83968 (D1T05), and some other small glitches, none of which should detract from enjoying this show.
The original audience master cassette was recorded on a Sony TC124 with unknown Sony dynamic mics, spread approx. 25-30 ft. across the balcony, by Ken & Judy Lee,. The cassette was baked, processed and transfered via Tascam 122 MK-III > Lucid ADA1000 > Tascam CDRW 700 (CDR) by John Jay Hance. Noise Reduction by Peter G. Audio extraction via Peak 3.2.1 on a G4 Titanium Powerbook, Flac'd with xACT V 1.2 and seeded by BoldCaptain via BitTorrent 3.2.2a.
It was a night that was filled with magic. The kind of night that legends are made of. All of the elements were in place. The band was on, the crowd was on, the energy was on, the tape was on. The X factor at a high. Disc 1 opens with the Grateful Dead acoustic. This set has circulated only as a fragment, a few songs that Mark Cohen, Judy's brother and Ken's brother-in-law, had tacked on as filler to 4-4-71, sometime in 1976. Though short, only 30 minutes, it set the mood for the night. The New Riders of the Purple Sage take the stage as the sun is setting... No ordinary evening, indeed. There is an electric set of the grateful dead still to come, and thats only the early show. Unfortunately this electric set has yet to be uncovered, along with the acoustic set from the late show. The rest of the show is here, and what a show it is. There is endless banter from the band, as they seem to REALLY be enjoying themselves.The New Riders open the third disc with their second set for the night. Garcia on pedal steel here, as well as the early show, and he really shines. But the electric set from the Dead is the real payoff. Open Not Fade Away, slow segue into Easy Wind, broken string banter into Me & My Uncle. "Mickey needs to get his gong together, where gonna do Dark Star.." What an understatement ! Dark Star into the second Attics of the evening, back into Dark Star, into Sugar Magnolia, back into Dark Star, St. Steven into China Cat - I Know You Rider. The crowd reels in applause as the band exits the stage. They return for the encore, and you can tell there is no hurry as they ease into Uncle Johns Band. He's come to take his children home... But his children don't want to leave. And they roar as the house lights come up, and Joan Baez plays thru the PA. Judy Lee recalls, "There was this energy in the air. We were all stunned at what we had just witnessed. The lights were on. Everyone was standing, clapping, stomping and yelling. Nobody was leaving. I looked at Ken, we knew it wasn't over. So I flipped the tape." Several minutes of crowd chanting to the exit music, turns into an eruption as the band, with members of the New Riders re-emerge on the stage with acoustic guitars. The crowd quiets as they tune and respectfully offer a prayer of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. And with that, they sent the disciples into the early morning...