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Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Atlanta, GA (05/18/77)

Grateful Dead
May 18, 1977
Fox Theatre
Atlanta, GA

Download FLAC: Disk I, Disk II, Disk III
Download MP3@320: Disk I, Disk II-III

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel (7 inch reels @ 7.5ips 1/2trk) -> Dat (44.1k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> FLAC
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Deal
102-d1t02 – Cassidy
103-d1t03 – Jack-A-Roe
104-d1t04 – Mexicali Blues
105-d1t05 – Friend Of The Devil
106-d1t06 – New Minglewood Blues
107-d1t07 – It Must Have Been The Roses
108-d1t08 – Lazy Lightnin’ ->
109-d1t09 – Supplication
110-d2t01 – High Time
111-d2t02 – The Music Never Stopped

–Set 2–
201-d2t03 – Jack Straw
202-d2t04 – Ship Of Fools
203-d3t01 – Estimated Prophe ->
204-d3t02 – Eyes Of The World ->
205-d3t03 – Drums ->
206-d3t04 – The Other One ->
207-d3t05 – Stella Blue ->
208-d3t06 – Around And Around

209-d3t07 – Brokedown Palace

This is a taagged version of shnid: 79012

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
October 12. 2006

— All disc changes are seamless
— I can confirm 100% that this comes from the vault master reel
— Like other copies, this has the radio bleeding through
— Bleed through only heard during tuning between some songs
— Reel flip in The Other One fixed with crossfade

4 Responses to “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Atlanta, GA (05/18/77)”

  1. Tony Says:

    Thanks for this Mat. Great show!
    The sound quality is excellent and I’d guess it must be
    a Betty Board.
    Funny how it’s been passed over twice now…. it’s the night
    after Tuscaloosa on the upcoming box – and the night
    following was featured on DP29.

    The “eyes” have it!

    The Eyes here is a beauty. The transition from Estimated
    as so often is a rough affair… am I the only one that thinks
    if the band kind of grind to a halt and then just start up again
    in a different tune, then maybe the ‘magical arrow’ should
    not be awarded??
    But from then on in it’s groovin’
    The thing about this show is that Jerry just so obviously
    wanted to do nothing but play, play, play… this is an “Eyes”
    which really sings (and swings).

    A good (ie surprisingly enjoyable) drums really stokes the
    engine for a driving Other One. It dosn’t necessarily go anywhere
    unusual but man do they ride that riff to the bone.

    Stella Blue is something special and clocks in at nearly 16 mins.
    At times the band sound like they’re on a tightrope (the tempo)
    and almost come off here and there, but everybody is digging
    down deep and giving 100%. (Wonderful to hear Keith so clear
    in the mix). Jerry’s solo towards the end is out of this world
    and in the stars. A Stella for the ages, no question.

    Wait, don’t go yet – hang around for the encore!!
    They can do no wrong now, and the Brokedown Palace is maybe
    as fine as any.

  2. Mat Brewster Says:

    Thanks for the review Tony. Great stuff.

  3. Tony Says:

    Well, I always like to hear what other folks think…
    is the sound good, is the show a keeper, etc…

    Especially with a net connection like mine!

    We should all probably do a bit more of it.

    Thanks again for sharing. The sun was shining
    for a change this afternoon and I spun the Eyes
    a few times while I was out chopping wood for
    the fire… magic 😉

  4. Mat Brewster Says:

    I have to admit that I rarely get a chance to listen to the shows I post before I post them. There are just so many of them that I’m always behind. I sometimes think I should slow down the posting in order to actually talk about the music, but I’m afraid that would mean I’d go weeks without posting. I am always pleased when others take up my slack and write reviews.

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