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Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Minneapolis, MN (02/02/69)


Grateful Dead
Labor Temple,
Minneapolis, MN

Download FLAC: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Download MP3@320: Part 1, Part 2


101-d1t01 – /Good// Morning, Little Schoolgirl
102-d1t02 – Stage Banter
103-d1t03 – Dark Star ->
104-d1t04 – St. Stephen ->
105-d1t05 – The Eleven//( ->)
106-d1t06 – //Death Don’t Have No Mercy
107-d2t01 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
108-d2t02 – The Other One ->
109-d2t03 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
110-d2t04 – Turn on Your Love//light

–disc 1 total time–48:57–
–disc 2 totaltime–35:21–

–first few notes clipped off Schoolgirl
–small splice @ 2:02 in Schoolgirl
–tiny left channel dropout @ 3:07 in Schoolgirl
–digisnit @ 6:30 in Dark Star
–@ 7:01 in Dark Star: increased hiss in left channel due to low
original levels
–@ 2:46 in Eleven: left channel loses amplitude for several seconds
–cut near the end of Eleven; several minutes of Death Don’t are lost
–splice in Lovelight @ 16:51
–some degradation for the last few minutes of Lovelight Sound Forge
was used to normalize, correct the pitch, and remove or lessen a
number of blemishes. Some small blemishes remain, though none
are offensive.
–Although the exact lineage of this recording is unknown, the sound
indicates no more than two analog generations before the transfer
to digital.

9 Responses to “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – Minneapolis, MN (02/02/69)”

  1. Street Pig! Says:

    Phenomenal show, if you don’t have it and like vintage Grateful Dead, grab it! Jer is possessed!

  2. DylanDave Says:

    Interesting, got this one with different track splits, Charlie Miller transfer/master jan 2013

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

    Transfer Info:
    Dat (Tascam DA-20) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Adobe Audition v3.0 ->
    Samplitude Professional v11.2.1 -> FLAC
    (2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

    All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
    January 1, 2013

    — Disc change is seamless
    — This is far from perfect but it’s a lot better than it was
    — Louie Louie tease following Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
    — Bad cut from tape flip between The Eleven and Death Don’t Have No Mercy
    — Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

    I generally assume the Traders Den brand guarantees most recent/best source. Oh well only one way to find out, and if it is a ‘duplicate’ no harm done

  3. Adam Says:

    This was opening night at the Labor Temple, and the 2013 CM is definitely both superior in sound and more complete. Get it!

  4. Mat Brewster Says:

    Yep, my show source has that version too. Normally I go with Charlie Miller versions as they generally sound as good as anything you can get. Can’t remember now why I went with this one. I think maybe I thought the miller version was missing songs but now that I’m looking at it they are just tracked differently.

    Do let me know if the Miller sounds much better than this and I’ll post the Miller one too.

  5. Mat Brewster Says:

    Thanks Adam. I should have known to trust Charlie Miller.

  6. DylanDave Says:

    Lovely, informative radio interview with Mr Miller here for anyone interested

  7. DylanDave Says:

    A bit more comprehensive here, i’m sure it will be very familiar already to the more serious Dead fans and collectors here, but for the more casual fans or alternatively the late starters like me

  8. Tony Says:

    Cool links, thanks

  9. Jersey Tom Says:

    love the early dead, so raw and dirty. thanks for posting all of this stuff

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