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Upgrade Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Kansas City, KS (12/11/79)

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Grateful Dead
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
Kansas City, KS

Download FLAC: Part I, Part II, Part III
Download MP3@320: Disk 1-2, Disk 3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette -> Dat (44.1k)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Behringer UltraMatch SRC2000 ->
SEK’D Prodif plus -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> FLAC>MP3

Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller

Set 1:
d1t01 – Jack Straw
d1t02 – Loser
d1t03 – Me & My Uncle ->
d1t04 – Big River
d1t05 – Althea
d1t06 – Easy to Love You ->
d1t07 – Minglewood Blues
d1t08 – China Cat Sunflower ->
d1t09 – I Know You Rider

Set 2:
d2t01 – Shakedown Street ->
d2t02 – Samson & Delilah
d2t03 – Ship of Fools
d2t04 – Terrapin Station ->
d2t05 – Lost Sailor
d2t06 – Saint of Circumstance
d2t07 – Estimated Jam ->
d2t08 – Drums ->
d3t01 – Not Fade Away ->
d3t02 – Black Peter ->
d3t03 – Sugar Magnolia

d3t04 – Tuning
d3t05 – Alabama Getaway ->
d3t06 – The Promised Land

I’ve just about decided to not do anymore reuploads. My dream of having all the shows of a band/year/whatever up in a constant availability has died. I’ve got a bunch of reups that I already promised to do that I’ll finish up over the next few weeks, but after that I think it will just be new stuff. I’ll likely post an official announcement of that soon.

11 Responses to “Upgrade Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Kansas City, KS (12/11/79)”

  1. nikos Says:

    You wouldn’t guess so from the song list, but this is a very well played show. Thanks!

  2. Polypheme Says:

    Would love to have this but all download links are to .zip.exe files, not to just .zip files. Even if you de-select “Download with FileFactory’s download manager.”

  3. Mat Brewster Says:

    Anyone else have this problem? I just tried and it worked fine, just gave me a .zip file.

    Polypheme, whhich file were you trying? What browser are you using? Try it again tomorrow and let me know if it works or not.

  4. Street Pig Says:

    No problem with the MP3 DL for me, thnx for the upgrade, i can hear a little more Jer than previous sources, the vocals are sweet! Brent shines on this one! Phil is always a monster!

  5. Polypheme Says:

    Haven’t been able to visit for a few days. Opera browser doesn’t seem to play well with FileF. Worked with IE. Many thanks.

  6. Jersey Tom Says:

    Hey Mat, I know you said you weren/t gonna do any more reuploads but I am hoping that maybe you’d re-up that Traveling Wilbury’s Comp. This sight is fantastic Thanks, Tom

  7. Tony Says:

    Get your May 77 Dead while u can!! :)

  8. Mat Brewster Says:

    Thanks Tony, I just saw that. I have mixed feelings about these things. On one hand it is great that they are now releasing so many great runs and I have no doubt they’ve never sounded better and come with cool packaging. On the other hand I can’t afford such things. There is no way I’m gonna spend $140 on this run since I’ve already got them in boot form. Not to mention many of them (including the May 77 collection) are limited editions which means not all who are willing to spend the cash are gonna get them. But then guys like me who are sharing the shows have to put them out of commission for fear of copyright violations.

    I don’t know if that makes any sense and I suppose it doesn’t really matter as those who don’t want to buy but do want to listen can find ways to grab them without throwing down big bucks.

  9. Tony Says:

    Same here, more or less – I would love the set but I can’t afford it… and it should be said I have always bought the official releases until recently… but here in the UK importing from US is a very expensive lottery.
    And now they’re always LTD edition, the price from a UK seller on for instance Ebay or similar is always at “rarities”
    collectors only prices….
    I would have loved some of Dave’s Picks, but who was to have guessed in advance he would focus on the 70’s ???
    I never subscribed originally because I thought I might end up
    with something from the 90s !! (not my cup of tea).

    Still – these are going to be official downloads as well so that’s a step in the right direction all round. And at least they do keep making quality releases (and i suppose they have to find ways
    of making them viable) – look for instance at what Sony dish out
    to Dylan fans – or rather don’t.
    Whitmark Demos?? – eff off!

    That’s a bit like: well we got all these tapes of Shakespeare at the Globe
    circa 1600 but only people a thousand years hence will be
    allowed to see them.

    All of that said —
    May 77 ?? -is that the best they can come up with? It’s a pretty
    average package if you ask me. And surely the business end
    of one of the Chicago shows was only just released as the
    Winterland 77 bonus.

    But I don’t care – got ’em all 😉

  10. Tony Says:

    This is very interesting, and helps explain the choice of shows in the May box set –

  11. Mat Brewster Says:

    I’ve bought many a disk from the Grateful Dead plus t-shirts, tickets etc so I have no problem collecting all the boots too. I do dig that they are releasing so much stuff now and I guess I get the way they are doing it with limited releases, etc. I’m glad they aren’t trying to stop the trading scene too, but at the same time it does make it difficult for folks like me to know what to post and what is verboten.

    Thanks for the link, that is very interesting. I wonder if the reasoning behind not releasing things they don’t hold the masters to is about sound quality or the fear of getting sued.

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