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On Public Access to the Internet Archive’s Grateful Dead Collection   1 comment

Although I have covered this topic in a technical blog some time ago, the programmatic approach is not for everyone.  As one correspondent wrote:

Cloud,

I just want to listen to Dark Star on my IPOD, not get a computer science degree.

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Well, if you just want to listen to Dark Star (or Fire On the Mountain for that matter) just go here or here.  Right Click on any track listed, select SAVE AS and Bear’s your Uncle.  But if your needs go deeper and you don’t want to write code; here dear reader is a simple explanation involving nothing more technical than a browser (Chrome will do fine but use Internet Explorer will work also) and a text editor (notepad for example).

Know Your Rights

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers…

                                              Shakespeare  ‘Henry VI,” Part II

Please read the statement from the Internet Archive on use of the Grateful Dead recordings stored on the Internet Archive here.  Understanding and interpretation of same is up to you, not me. I am not a lawyer, I don’t even play one on television, thank you.

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Doing a Single Track

Let’s say we like an early Dark Star, say:  Grateful Dead Live at Carousel Ballroom on 1968-01-17 for example.  Cursing to the Internet Archive we find the concert page for the Soundboard version we like the best:

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Opps, No downloads on this concert. Let’s take a closer look at the browser screen, at the URL text box at the top:

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the “Https://archive.org/details” is the same on all concerts but the other part is the unique key for this particular version of this concert:

gd1968-01-17.sbd.jeff.3927.shnf

I will call this the IAKEY.  We will use this key to delve into the Internet Archive a little more deeply.  Copy this text string from the URL text box and copy it into a Notepad text document.  Now we need a list of all the mp3 files associated with this recording of this concert. Internet Archive stores these in an xml file uniquely defined for each recording. Copy the following template string into a second Notepad text document:

http://www.archive.org/download/{IAKEY}/{IAKEY}_files.xml

Now using text replace the string “{IAKEY} with the IAKey we got perviously.  When you are done the string will look like:

http://www.archive.org/download/gd1968-01-17.sbd.jeff.3927.shnf/gd1968-01-17.sbd.jeff.3927.shnf_files.xml

Open a new browser window and copy this new string into the URL text box and press enter.  Here is what you get back:

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Search for “Dark Star” on the screen and locate the mp3 file name I will call this the TrackMP3 (ignore any mp3 entries with the digits 64 in the mp3 file name).  In this case the mp3 for Dark Star is:

gd68-01-17d1t03_vbr.mp3

Open up your Notepad document as paste this string into it:

http://www.archive.org/download/{IAKEY}/{TrackMP3}

Now in this string replace {IAKEY} with gd1968-01-17.sbd.jeff.3927.shnf as we did before and replace {TrackMP3} with gd68-01-17d1t03_vbr.mp3

The final text string will now look like:

http://www.archive.org/download/gd1968-01-17.sbd.jeff.3927.shnf/gd68-01-17d1t03_vbr.mp3

Open up a new browser tab and paste this string into it and press enter.  There you are Dark Star will start playing and just RIGHT CLICK and Select “Save As” and Bear’s your uncle.

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Doing a Group of Tracks

This gets tedious right away.  You can improve this process to skip the part where the file starts playing first by using a little HTML code.  I am not going to explain the whole process but it works like this:

follow the steps above and get a couple (or all) of the TrackMP3 strings.  “Turn on Your Love Light” has an TrackMP3 of gd68-01-17d1t01_vbr.mp3.  Cryptical Envelopment has a TrackMP3 of gd68-01-17d2t01_vbr.mp3 and  Dark Star we already know.

Open a text editor and enter the lines:

<html><body>

<a href=http://www.archive.org/download/{IAKEY}/{TrackMP3}> {title}</a>

<a href=http://www.archive.org/download/{IAKEY}/{TrackMP3}> {title}</a>

<a href=http://www.archive.org/download/{IAKEY}/{TrackMP3}> {title}</a> 

</body><html>

Now replace {IAKey} and {TrackMP3} and {title} in each line with the strings you got above and save the text file with the extension HTML (NOT as a txt file).  Load the HTML file into the browser (drag and drop will work) and you will see in the browser:

Turn on Your Love Light

Cryptical Envelopment

Dark Star

Right click on each of these in turn and click Save As… I hope you are getting the picture now.

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The Beatles, John Lennon And Revolution: One, Two, Many Revolutions   1 comment

It a long way from the early John Lennon demo tape for Revolution 1 to the Nike Ad.

You say you want a revolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know you can count me out/in

We can start with the demo tapes done before the White Album.

We recorded the song twice. The Beatles were getting real tense with each other. I did the slow version and I wanted it out as a single: as a statement of The Beatles’ position on Vietnam and The Beatles’ position on revolution. For years, on The Beatles’ tours, Brian Epstein had stopped us from saying anything about Vietnam or the war. And he wouldn’t allow questions about it. But on one of the last tours, I said, ‘I am going to answer about the war. We can’t ignore it.’ I absolutely wanted The Beatles to say something about the war.

John Lennon
All We Are Saying, David Sheff

According to Wikipedia:

The White Album (Kinfauns) demos (1968)

In May 1968, The Beatles met at Kinfauns, the Esher home of George Harrison, to review and record demos of songs under consideration for their next album; twenty-seven songs, mostly acoustic, have become public from this session.[40] Seven of the songs were released on Anthology 3, including “Junk“, a song McCartney would later record for his first solo album. Of the twenty demo songs not officially released, fifteen would be recorded and released on the White Album, while “Not Guilty” and “What’s the New Mary Jane” would be recorded for the album but not make the final line-up.

And here is The “Kinfauns Acoustic Demo” (I love this one):

Kinfauns Acoustic Demo

You say you got a real solution
Well you know
We don’t love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well you know
We’re doing what we can
But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait

Then the Beatles as a group played the track many, many times.  Here is Take 20 with some post processing:

Revolution 1 Take 20 (Rejected Mix)

From Wikipedia again on Take 20:

Take 20

Low-quality monitor mixes of the full-length version of Revolution appeared on various bootlegs, such as From Kinfauns to Chaos, throughout the 90s.[16] Then in 2009, a high-quality version labeled “Revolution Take 20” appeared on the bootleg CD Revolution: Take…Your Knickers Off![17][18] The release triggered great media fanfare and activity among fans. This version, RM1 (Remix in Mono #1) of Take 20, runs 10 minutes 46 seconds (at the correct speed) and was created at the end of the 4 June session, with a copy taken away by Lennon.[19] It was an attempt by Lennon to augment the full-length version of “Revolution” in a way that satisfied him before he chose to split the piece between the edited “Revolution 1” and the musique concrete “Revolution 9”.

Finally we get the White Album mix which is pretty sweet:

White Album Revolution as Released.

George thought this was TOO SLOW for a single and John wanted the song out NOW.  And so on July 10, 1968 the fast, loose and out of control version (more in keeping with the times really) was recorded.

We got into distortion on that, which we had a lot of complaints from the technical people about. But that was the idea: it was John’s song and the idea was to push it right to the limit. Well, we went to the limit and beyond.

George Martin
Anthology

Here is “GetGBackEsto”’s restored version of a live studio performance of the fast version of Revolution (with backing vocals absent from the released single):

Live Take of Revolution Post July 10

The Video of this performance with the raw sound mix can be seen:  Beatles Revolution Fast

Finally he is John’s mix for the single Revolution (this was the “B” side to Hey Jude):the-beatles-revolution-apple-4

Fast Revolution as Released

This is the one I bought in High School and it was before the White Album and slow version of Revolution was released.  Listening to it had a big effect on me.

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well you know
You better free your mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow

The less said about Nike’s use of the fast version of Revolution for a shoe ad the better.

From 1983 through 1990 The Grateful Dead pulled out Revolution as an encore closer.  Hear them below:

19831012 Madison Square Garden Revolution 05:11
19831017 Olympic Arena Revolution 05:18
19831022 Carrier Dome, Syracuse U Revolution 05:21
19831031 Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium Revolution 05:20
19841009 The Centrum Revolution 04:57
19841020 Carrier Dome, Syracuse U Revolution 05:30
19850408 The Spectrum Revolution 05:08
19850702 Civic Arena Revolution 04:51
19851108 Community War Memorial Auditorium Revolution 06:02
19900328 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Revolution 05:09

This just in

Posted 2014/02/18 by Cloud2013 in 1968, Beatles, Revolution

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Jerry Garcia American: Freedom. Liberty. Leave Me Alone, To Find My Own Way Home. 1993-08-22   1 comment

If I was an eagle I’d dress like a duck  kantnergarcia
Crawl like a lizard and honk like a truck
If I get a notion I’ll climb this tree
or chop it down and you can’t stop me
Chop it down and you can’t stop me
Freedom
Liberty
Leave me alone
To find my own way home

Liberty.  (Giants Stadium 1993-06-06)

I have been spending some time with the 1993 Grateful Dead concert tapes on the Internet Archive.   The Modern Deadhead blog has a nice discussion of this year with the Dead here.  Jerry is drawing from deep within himself with both is playing and his singing during the summer tour.  There are some powerful performances during 1993 including:

The 1993-08-22 show at the Autzen Stadium an the University of Oregon has been in pretty heavy rotation on my mp3 player.  There is a lot to recommend this show including  a stand away version of Days Between with a great vocal and a strong end solo.  The first set opens with Jack Straw.  About 60 seconds into the show the mikes die and Bob’s guitar set up goes into cardiac arrest.  It takes several minuets for his setup to reboot and come back on line.  Jerry, who is no stranger to equipment failures and guitar solos takes the weight and carries the song with some real pyrotechnics. The first set ends with a fresh sounding The Music Never Stopped.  The second set is action packed starting with Help On the Way –> Slipknot –> Franklin’s Tower.  The closer is really a great Space followed by The Wheel –> I Need A Miracle –> Days Between –> Not Fade Away. WoW.  Liberty takes us home as an encore. Listen NOW!

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1993-08-22 Autzen Stadium  (University of Oregon)

Click Track to Play or Steal

01 crowd/tuning 05:07
02 Jack Straw 09:12
03 Bertha 08:04
04 Little Red Rooster 09:26
05 Broken Arrow 05:25
06 Althea 08:02
07 Masterpiece 05:27
08 Tennessee Jed 08:56
09 The Music Never Stopped 08:48
10 crowd/tuning) 02:46
11 Help On The Way– 04:26
12 Slipknot!– 05:28
13 Franklin’s Tower 11:55
14 Samson And Delilah 06:46
15 Ship Of Fools 07:51
16 Corinna– 09:23
17 Drums– 07:46
18 Spacey Drums– 12:38
19 Space– 13:03
20 The Wheel– 06:59
21 I Need A Miracle– 04:05
22 Days Between– 10:51
23 Not Fade Away 11:41
24 Liberty 06:28
With film footage from all over space and time.

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And while we are visiting the past here is a little snip from 1981:

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Went to the well but the water was dry
Dipped my bucket in the clear blue sky
Looked in the bottom and what did I see?
The whole damned world looking back at me

If I was a bottle I’d spill for love
Sake of mercy I’d kill for love
If I was a liar I’d lie for love
Sake of my baby I’d die for love
Sake of my baby I’d die for love

Freedom
Liberty
Leave me alone
To find my own way home
To find my own way home
I’m gonna find my own way home

RIP, Jerry.

Chanting by The Guyoto Monks (1995-06-02)

Grateful Dead 1990-07-10   Leave a comment

The North Carolina Carter-Finley Stadium.  I mean really, does this look like a great venue for the Grateful Dead.  Does 1990 seem like a great year?

Is this a happen’ band?

Yes!

Grateful Dead Live at Carter-Finley Stadium on 1990-07-10 (July 10, 1990)

I mean really.  Listen to this version of Bird Song  if you don’t believe me. Bruce Hornsby played the opening set and joins the band on several numbers.  Jack Straw opens a little rough but starting with Loser it is pretty much gold all the way.  Some are not big fans of Brent but I love him and he is great tonight and works well with Bruce.  Jerry is hot and healthy.  This is a nice sound board recording (by Charlie Miller) with a clear guitars and bass through out.  When they are on, this was the band to hear.  And on this date they were on.  But don’t take my word for it start listening. Click a track to play (right click to take it home with you).

Set List:

01 Tuning 00:49
02 Jack Straw 06:55
03 Loser 09:17
04 We Can Run 07:21
05 Me And My Uncle — 03:06
06 Big River 07:03
07 Friend Of The Devil 07:00
08 When I Paint My Masterpiece 06:23
09 Bird Song — 11:02
10 Promised Land 08:29
11 Tuning 00:41
12 Iko Iko 09:37
13 Playing In The Band — 08:39
14 Uncle John’s Band — 09:06
15 Playing Jam — 09:23
16 Drums — 07:24
17 Space — 12:52
18 The Other One — 08:02
19 Stella Blue — 08:22
20 Not Fade Away 11:38
21 Brokedown Palace 05:42

More 1990 Dead concerts can be heard on the Internet Archive here.

Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 1978-07-08   3 comments

The band is tight, Donna is in good voice and Jerry is hot, hot, hot.  Some folks think this is the 7-7-78“best show” of 1978.  I don’t try to rank them but the  Set I closer (Deal) is great. and the second set is awesome.

Estimated Prophet (with Jerry absolutely in top form) flows into The Other One flows into a monumental Eyes of the World. This is 32 Minutes of peek late 70’s Grateful Dead and more Jerry solos than you can shake a stick at.   The drum break is clean and strong and the short Space sets up a profoundly moving Wharf Rat and then Jerry pulls Franklin’s Tower out of his hat.  Wow. For Turtle fans there is closing Terrapin Station and for what it is a clean version of Werewolves of London.  Well worth a listen.

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On the Internet Archive the concert can be found here: Red Rocks Amphitheatre 1978-0708

Google Map it at “: (39° 40′ 4.9872″ N, 105° 12′ 24.2244″ W)

Recording:  Soundboard Processed By Charlie Miller

Individual Songs are linked here (Right Click to SAVE Smile )

01 Bertha + 06:46
02 Good Lovin’ 07:08
03 Dire Wolf 04:24
04 El Paso 04:35
05 It Must Have Been The Roses 07:58
06 New Minglewood Blues 06:47
07 Ramble On Rose 09:19
08 Promised Land 04:58
09 Deal 06:18
10 Samson And Delilah 07:48
11 Ship Of Fools 08:27
12 Estimated Prophet + 12:39
13 The Other One + 09:02
14 Eyes Of The World + 11:24
15 Drums + 11:34
16 Space + 04:00
17 Wharf Rat + 08:42
18 Franklin’s Tower + 10:50
19 Sugar Magnolia 09:45
20 Terrapin Station + 10:54
21 One More Saturday Night 05:31
22 Werewolves Of London 06:40

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Scarlet Begonias, Fire On The Mountain and, Sometimes, Estimated Prophet   2 comments

Why yet another List of Grateful Dead Concerts And Songs hosted on the Internet Archive?

The Internet Archive has always been a great source for free concerts recordings of the Grateful Dead.  Probably no single individual has done more quality sound processing of concert tapes posted to the Internet Net then the great Charlie Miller.  No single contributor has better sound processing skills or better musical taste than Charlie.   You can find my blogs on the Grateful Dead recordings on the Internet Archive here and here.  I am currently very into Grateful Dead sets which include Scarlet Begonias –> Fire On the Mountain.  These sets often include Estimated Prophet as a third song in the series. This list of hyperlinks to concerts and song is part of the final three posts in this series.  An overview of my Grateful Dead series can be found here.

What’s in this List?

Column 1 = Date and Venue as a Hyperlink to Concert on Internet Archive.  Click To Play the Concert.

Column 2 = Track Number, Song Title, Song Time as a Hyperlink to Song on Internet Archive.  Click To Play the Song.  Right Click For Additional Options

Column 3 = Recording Method:

C=Sound Board Processed By Charlie Miller

S=Other Sound Board

X= Matrix Mix

AUD = audience recording

Selection Algorithm:

On any given data test of presence of Scarlet Begonias and Fire On the Mountain. When there are multiple recordings on the same date select in order a Charlie Miller Processed recording or a SSoundboard recording or a Matrix recording.  If none of these are found select the Audience recording with the most downloads.  Emit Hyperlinks for Concert and each of the tracks Scarlet Begonias, Fire on the Mountain and if present Estimated Prophet.  Enjoy.

1977-03-18 Winterland Arena [02] Scarlet Begonias– [07:13] S
  [03] Fire On The Mountain [10:42] S
1977-04-23 Springfield Civic Center Arena [09] Scarlet Begonias — [07:08] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [11:01] SC
  [12] Estimated Prophet [08:30] SC
1977-04-27 Capitol Theatre [10] Estimated Prophet [11:44] S
  [11] Scarlet Begonias\- [07:55] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain\- [07:57] S
1977-05-04 The Palladium [12] Estimated Prophet [08:33] SC
  [13] Scarlet Begonias — [09:17] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [11:12] SC
1977-05-05 New Haven Coliseum [15] Estimated Prophet [13:16] S
  [16] Scarlet Begonias -\- [07:55] S
  [17] Scarlet -\- Fire on the Mountain [17:32] S
1977-05-08 Barton Hall [14] Scarlet Begonias — [10:43] SX
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [16:03] SX
  [16] Estimated Prophet [10:07] SX
1977-05-11 St. Paul Civic Center Arena [17] Estimated Prophet [09:11] SC
  [18] Scarlet Begonias — [10:13] SC
  [19] Fire On The Mountain — [10:20] SC
1977-05-13 Auditorium Theatre [11] Scarlet Begonias — [07:17] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [13:22] S
  [15] Estimated Prophet [10:01] S
1977-05-17 Memorial Coliseum [13] Scarlet Begonias [11:16] S
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [14:43] S
  [19] Estimated Prophet [08:49] S
1977-05-25 Mosque [14] Scarlet Begonias — [10:18] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [11:53] SC
  [16] Estimated Prophet — [08:46] SC
1977-10-02 Paramount Theatre [12] Scarlet Begonias – [09:01] S
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [14:34] S
1977-10-09 McNichols Sports Arena [13] Scarlet Begonias — [10:47] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [10:17] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [09:30] SC
1977-11-06 Broome County Arena [14] Scarlet Begonias – [10:44] AUD
  [15] Fire on the Mountain [09:43] AUD
1977-12-27 Winterland Arena [16] Scarlet Begonias — [08:17] S
  [17] Fire On The Mountain [09:13] S
  [18] Estimated Prophet — [10:11] S
1977-12-31 Winterland Arena [11] Scarlet Begonias – [08:56] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [08:26] S
1978-01-31 Uptown Theater [09] Scarlet Begonias — [12:53] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [09:14] SC
1978-04-08 Veterans Memorial Coliseum [12] Scarlet Begonias — [11:33] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [14:19] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [11:47] SC
1978-04-11 Fox Theater [14] Scarlet Begonias — [12:37] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [11:15] SC
1978-04-16 Huntington Civic Center [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:54] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [09:20] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [12:04] SC
1978-04-24 Horton Field House [14] Scarlet Begonias — [12:35] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain — [11:12] SC
1978-05-07 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [11] Scarlet Begonias — [10:24] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [10:00] S
  [13] Estimated Prophet — [11:36] S
1978-07-07 Red Rocks Amphitheatre [13] Scarlet Begonias [10:12] S
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [10:58] S
1978-09-02 Giants Stadium [12] Scarlet Begonias — [14:18] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [13:59] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [14:50] SC
1978-10-17 Winterland Arena [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:34] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [11:15] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [11:45] SC
1978-11-18 Uptown Theatre [11] Scarlet Begonias — [12:43] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [07:45] SC
1978-12-16 Nashville Municipal Auditorium [12] Scarlet Begonias — [09:58] C
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [11:42] C
1978-12-30 Pauley Pavilion [16] Scarlet Begonias \- [10:03] S
  [17] Fire On The Mountain [10:51] S
1979-01-17 Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum [12] Scarlet Begonias -\- [09:55] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [14:17] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet -\- [12:10] SC
1979-02-10 Soldier’s & Sailors Memorial Hall [01] Scarlet Begonias — [12:48] SC
  [02] Fire On The Mountain [11:47] SC
  [04] Estimated Prophet — [12:00] SC
1979-04-16 Unknown studio [12] Scarlet Begonias [02:31] S
  [13] Scarlet Begonias [10:39] S
  [14] Scarlet Begonias — [05:17] S
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [07:36] S
1979-04-22 Spartan Stadium [04] Scarlet Begonias -\- [13:47] S
  [05] Fire On The Mountain [10:09] S
  [06] Estimated Prophet -\- [11:30] S
1979-05-05 Baltimore Civic Center [09] Scarlet Begonias – [10:51] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [15:09] SC
1979-08-05 Oakland Auditorium [13] Scarlet Begonias \- [10:55] SX
  [14] Fire on the Mountain [14:05] SX
  [15] Estimated Prophet \- [11:28] SX
1979-09-05 Madison Square Garden [10] Scarlet Begonias — [12:33] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [10:49] SC
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [12:39] SC
1979-10-24 Springfield Civic Center Arena [01] Scarlet Begonias — [09:39] SC
  [02] Fire On The Mountain [13:02] SC
1979-11-01 The Nassau Coliseum [12] Scarlet Begonias — [17:56] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [20:40] SC
1979-11-08 Capitol Center [01] Scarlet Begonias — [09:53] S
  [02] Fire On The Mountain [12:53] S
1979-11-30 Stanley Theatre [11] Scarlet Begonias — [14:41] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [11:29] SC
1979-12-03 Uptown Theater [12] Scarlet Begonias — [11:23] S
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [16:57] S
    S
1979-12-10 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium [13] Scarlet Begonias — [10:11] C
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [13:29] C
1979-12-30 Oakland Auditorium Arena [09] Scarlet Begonias – [10:00] SC
  [10] Fire On the Mountain – [09:48] SC
1980-03-30 Capitol Theatre [13] Scarlet Begonias — [09:01] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [09:40] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [10:57] SC
1980-05-11 Cumberland County Civic Center [12] Scarlet Begonias — [06:49] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [11:52] SC
1980-05-30 Milwaukee Auditorium [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:12] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [10:09] SC
1980-08-17 Kansas City Municipal Auditorium [13] Scarlet Begonias — [09:37] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain — [09:20] SC
1980-08-30 The Spectrum [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:28] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [09:33] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [11:45] SC
1980-10-10 Warfield Theater [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:02] AUD
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [09:54] AUD
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [10:56] AUD
1980-10-22 Radio City Music Hall [21] Scarlet Begonias -\- [08:10] C
  [22] Fire On The Mountain -\- [07:42] C
  [24] Scarlet Begonias -\- [08:20] C
  [25] Fire On The Mountain -\- [09:15] C
1980-11-30 Fox Theatre [02] Scarlet Begonias — [11:29] C
  [03] Fire On The Mountain [11:01] C
1980-12-26 Oakland Auditorium Arena [13] Scarlet Begonias – [08:31] C
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [09:57] C
1980-12-31 Oakland Auditorium Arena [25] Scarlet Begonias — [10:07] C
  [26] Fire On The Mountain [10:08] C
  [27] Estimated Prophet — [15:06] C
1981-02-27 Uptown Theater [11] Scarlet Begonias – [12:14] AUD
  [12] Fire On The Mountain – [12:17] AUD
  [13] Estimated Prophet – [11:12] AUD
1981-03-10 Madison Square Garden [01] Scarlet Begonias — [11:21] SC
  [02] Fire On The Mountain — [15:23] SC
1981-03-20 Rainbow Theater [16] Scarlet Begonias – [10:04] S
  [17] Fire On The Mountain – [11:35] S
1981-05-11 Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum [12] Scarlet Begonias — [10:54] SX
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [10:38] SX
1981-05-15 Athletic Center – Rutgers University [14] Scarlet Begonias — [12:02] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain — [08:33] SC
  [16] Estimated Prophet — [11:39] SC
1981-08-16 MacArthur Court [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:47] C
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [08:44] C
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [09:17] C
1981-08-31 Aladdin Theater [13] Scarlet Begonias — [13:28] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [11:33] SC
1981-09-12 Greek Theatre, U. Of California [12] Scarlet Begonias — [12:05] C
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [13:03] C
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [10:58] C
1981-09-25 Stabler Arena [14] Scarlet Begonias – [11:20] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [10:11] SC
1981-10-04 Rainbow Theater [14] Scarlet Begonias — [12:56] S
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [11:40] S
1981-10-19 Sports Palace [11] Scarlet Begonias — [14:12] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [09:52] SC
1981-12-03 Dane County Coliseum [13] Scarlet Begonias — [12:13] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain — [09:46] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet — [10:06] SC
1981-12-09 Events Center, U of Colorado [14] Scarlet Begonias – [10:19] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain [08:49] SC
  [16] Estimated Prophet – [10:23] SC
1981-12-26 Oakland Auditorium [13] Scarlet Begonias – [12:15] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [11:15] SC
  [15] Estimated Prophet – [11:58] SC
1982-02-17 Warfield Theater [10] Scarlet Begonias — [13:04] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain — [09:19] SC
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [12:15] SC
1982-03-14 Recreation Hall – University of [14] Scarlet Begonias\- [08:42] S
  [15] Fire on the Mountain\- [07:51] S
1982-04-03 Scope [12] Scarlet Begonias — [14:16] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [11:05] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [11:23] SC
1982-04-15 Providence Civic Center [01] Scarlet Begonias — [11:19] C
  [02] Fire On The Mountain [11:34] C
  [03] Estimated Prophet — [10:48] C
1982-05-23 Greek Theatre [10] Scarlet Begonias — [12:28] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [09:37] SC
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [11:46] SC
1982-07-25 Compton Terrace Amphitheatre [11] Scarlet Begonias -\- [09:37] C
  [12] Fire On The Mountain -\- [09:03] C
  [15] Estimated Prophet -\- [17:32] C
1982-07-31 Manor Downs [14] 13:28] Scarlet Begonias — [13:28] S
  [15] Fire on the Mountain — [10:26] S
  [16] Estimated Prophet — [11:20] S
1982-08-06 St. Paul Civic Center [13] Scarlet Begonias -\- [12:34] SX
  [14] Fire on the Mountain [11:58] SX
1982-08-08 Alpine Valley Music Theatre [13] Scarlet Begonias- [11:19] S
  [14] Fire On The Mountian- [11:54] S
  [15] Estimated Prophet- [13:59] S
1982-09-20 Madison Square Garden [11] Scarlet Begonias — [11:38] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [09:45] SC
1982-11-25 Bob Marley Performing Arts Center [10] Scarlet Begonias — [07:52] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain — [09:03] SC
1982-11-26 Bob Marley Performing Arts Center [08] Scarlet Begonias -\- [06:56] S
  [09] Fire On The Mountain [09:22] S
1982-12-27 Oakland Auditorium [01] Scarlet Begonias — [10:43] SC
  [02] Fire On The Mountain — [10:11] SC
1983-03-26 Aladdin Theatre [12] Scarlet Begonias — [12:30] C
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [10:12] C
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [12:12] C
1983-04-13 The Patrick Gymnasium, U of Vermont [12] Scarlet Begonias — [14:27] SX
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [12:01] SX
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [11:35] SX
1983-06-18 Saratoga Performing Arts Center [10] Scarlet Begonias — [13:04] C
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [14:43] C
1983-06-27 Poplar Creek Music Theater [11] Scarlet Begonias — [13:04] C
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [12:05] C
  [13] Estimated Prophet — [12:13] C
1983-07-31 Ventura County Fairgrounds [12] Scarlet Begonias — [11:30] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [09:41] SC
1983-09-04 Park West Ski Resort [11] Scarlet Begonias – [12:12] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [14:50] S
1983-09-13 Manor Downs [10] Scarlet Begonias — [15:34] C
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [16:26] C
1983-10-14 Hartford Civic Center [12] Scarlet Begonias — [14:18] C
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [16:55] C
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [13:10] C
1983-10-21 The Centrum [10] Scarlet Begonias — [13:11] SX
  [11] Fire on the Mountain [19:32] SX
1983-12-27 San Francisco Civic Center [11] Scarlet Begonias — [16:12] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [13:44] SC
1984-03-31 Marin County Veterans Auditorium [11] Scarlet Begonias — [14:57] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [14:09] SC
1984-04-13 Hampton Coliseum [11] Scarlet Begonias -\- [12:51] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [11:29] SC
  [13] Estimated Prophet -\- [15:34] SC
1984-04-20 Philadelphia Civic Center [11] Scarlet Begonias — [12:18] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [15:31] SC
1984-04-26 Providence Civic Center [09] Scarlet Begonias — [12:11] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [15:21] SC
  [11] Estimated Prophet — [12:13] SC
1984-06-21 Kingswood Music Theatre [08] Scarlet Begonias  Fire on the Mountain [24:27] S
1984-07-13 Greek Theatre [10] Scarlet Begonias — [12:10] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [12:22] SC
1984-10-15 Civic Center [09] Scarlet Begonias — [06:58] C
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [11:47] C
1984-10-30 Berkeley Community Theater [09] Scarlet Begonias — [10:32] C
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [12:43] C
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [13:02] C
1984-12-31 San Francisco Civic Auditorium [09] Scarlet Begonias — [12:55] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain — [11:15] SC
1985-02-20 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center [11] Scarlet Begonias — [11:29] C
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [11:23] C
1985-06-16 Greek Theater, U. of California [11] Scarlet Begonias — [12:22] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [10:17] SC
1985-07-01 Merriweather Post Pavilion [11] Scarlet Begonias — [11:29] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [11:53] SC
1985-09-15 Devore Field [11] Scarlet Begonias — [10:29] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [13:26] S
1985-11-11 Brendan Byrne Arena [12] Scarlet Begonias — [09:09] SX
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [10:33] SX
  [14] Estimated Prophet — [09:55] SX
1986-02-12 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center [08] Scarlet Begonias — [07:37] SC
  [09] Fire On The Mountain [09:33] SC
  [10] Estimated Prophet — [15:41] SC
1986-05-03 Cal Expo Amphitheatre [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:40] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [09:39] SC
1986-12-28 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center [10] Scarlet Begonias -\- [07:12] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain -\- [08:19] SC
1987-01-29 San Francisco Civic Center [10] Scarlet Begonias — [08:48] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [10:38] SC
1987-03-01 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center [13] Scarlet Begonias — [08:46] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain [13:11] SC
1987-04-02 The Centrum [12] Scarlet Begonias — [00:49] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [06:45] SC
1987-04-09 UIC Pavilion – University of Illinois [12] Scarlet Begonias – [08:35] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [10:53] SC
1987-05-10 Laguna Seca Raceway [12] Scarlet Begonias — [01:38] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [06:01] SC
1987-06-14 Ventura County Fairgrounds [11] Scarlet Begonias — [08:30] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [09:59] SC
1987-06-30 Kingswood Music Theatre [12] Scarlet Begonias – [08:25] S
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [11:03] S
  [14] Estimated Prophet – [10:55] S
1987-07-08 Roanoke Civic Center [10] Scarlet Begonias — [08:26] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [09:33] SC
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [10:46] SC
1987-08-15 Town Park [11] Scarlet Begonias — [00:40] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [07:18] SC
1987-08-23 Calaveras Co. Fairgrounds [10] Scarlet Begonias — [08:37] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [11:49] SC
1987-11-15 Long Beach Arena [09] Scarlet Begonias — [09:25] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [10:27] SC
1988-03-16 Henry J Kaiser Convention Center [12] Scarlet Begonias — [01:37] SX
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [10:29] SX
1988-03-27 Coliseum [11] Scarlet Begonias — * [09:23] S
  [12] Fire on the Mountain [12:28] S
  [13] Estimated Prophet — [10:29] S
1988-04-15 Rosemont Horizon [01] Scarlet Begonias — [06:59] SC
  [02] Fire On The Mountain — [09:18] SC
1988-06-28 Saratoga Performing Arts Center [10] Scarlet Begonias  Fire On The Mountain [21:26] S
  [11] Estimated Prophet — [10:18] S
1988-07-15 Greek Theater [09] Scarlet Begonias – [08:07] S
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [12:35] S
  [13] Estimated Prophet – [12:35] S
1988-09-02 Capital Centre [10] Scarlet Begonias — [08:23] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [10:30] SC
1989-03-27 The Omni [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:30] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [11:25] SC
  [12] Estimated Prophet — [11:05] SC
1989-04-06 Crisler Arena – University of Michigan [12] Scarlet Begonias — [09:30] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [13:45] SC
1989-04-16 Mecca [09] Scarlet Begonias — [08:59] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [10:49] SC
1989-08-06 Cal Expo Amphitheatre [08] Scarlet Begonias — [09:37] SC
  [09] Fire On The Mountain [14:37] SC
1989-10-20 The Spectrum [14] Scarlet Begonias — [10:16] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain — [13:42] SC
1990-02-26 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum [09] Scarlet Begonias [13:05] S
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [15:59] S
1990-03-22 Copps Coliseum [10] Scarlet Begonias — [08:17] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [11:58] SC
1990-06-15 Shoreline Amphitheatre [12] Scarlet Begonias — [12:04] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain — [15:55] SC
1990-07-04 Sandstone Amphitheatre [14] Scarlet Begonias — [10:11] SC
  [15] Fire On The Mountain — [16:53] SC
1990-07-21 World Music Theatre [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:38] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [14:43] SC
1990-09-10 The Spectrum [13] Scarlet Begonias — [10:43] SC
  [14] Fire On The Mountain — [14:24] SC
1990-09-14 Madison Square Garden [10] Scarlet Begonias -\- [10:07] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [14:48] SC
1990-10-19 Internationales Congress Centrum [10] Scarlet Begonias – [10:33] S
  [11] Fire On The Mountain ; [11:25] S
1990-12-09 Compton Terrace Amphitheatre [12] Scarlet Begonias — [09:00] S
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [16:57] S
1990-12-27 Coliseum Arena [02] Scarlet Begonias [10:19] S
  [03] Fire On The Mountain [14:31] S
  [04] Estimated Prophet [14:29] S
1991-03-21 Capital Centre [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:43] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain — [14:58] SC
1991-03-27 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum [10] Scarlet Begonias [11:01] S
  [11] Fire on the Mountain [15:43] S
  [12] Estimated Prophet [12:49] S
1991-04-27 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V. [16] Scarlet Begonias – [27:24] SX
  [17] Fire On The Mountain [09:30] SX
1991-06-19 Pine Knob Music Theater [10] Scarlet- [11:32] S
  [11] Fire On The Mountain- [13:29] S
1991-06-25 Sandstone Amphitheatre [08] Scarlet Begonias [12:26] S
  [09] Fire On The Mountain [13:00] S
1991-08-16 Shoreline Amphitheatre [08] Scarlet Begonias– [06:52] S
  [10] Fire On The Mountain– [12:30] S
1991-09-04 Richfield Coliseum [11] Scarlet Begonias — [14:17] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [15:55] SC
  [13] Estimated Prophet — [11:30] SC
1991-09-13 Madison Square Garden [12] Scarlet Begonias– [10:57] SX
  [13] Fire On The Mountain– [13:23] SX
1991-12-27 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum [11] Scarlet Begonias — [07:55] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [08:57] SC
1992-05-21 Cal Expo Amphitheatre [08] Scarlet Begonias — [11:28] SC
  [09] Fire On The Mountain — [11:11] SC
  [10] Estimated Prophet — [12:51] SC
1992-05-31 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl [09] Scarlet Begonias — [08:54] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [09:36] SC
1992-06-12 Knickerbocker Arena [09] Scarlet Begonias — [11:10] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [13:56] SC
1992-06-22 Star Lake Amphitheater [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:55] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain — [10:33] SC
1992-12-17 Oakland Coliseum Arena [07] Scarlet Begonias — [09:53] SX
  [08] Fire On The Mountain [12:43] SX
1993-03-28 Knickerbocker Arena [08] Scarlet Begonias– [09:36] SC
  [09] Fire On the Mountain [11:57] SC
1993-06-21 Deer Creek Music Center [12] Scarlet Begonias — [10:52] SC
  [13] Fire On The Mountain [13:05] SC
1993-08-25 Shoreline Amphitheatre [11] Scarlet Begonias– [11:29] SX
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [13:33] SX
  [13] Estimated Prophet– [12:22] SX
1993-09-13 The Spectrum [10] Scarlet Begonias — [09:16] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain — [11:18] SC
1993-09-24 Boston Garden [10] Scarlet Begonias — [13:46] SC
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [13:39] SC
1993-12-10 Los Angeles Sports Arena [09] Scarlet Begonias — [10:19] SC
  [10] Fire On The Mountain [09:10] SC
1993-12-19 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum [11] Scarlet Begonias — [09:16] SC
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [13:49] SC
  [13] Estimated Prophet — [13:15] SC
1994-03-16 Rosemont Horizon [10] Scarlet Begonias\- [10:56] S
  [11] Fire On The Mountain [12:27] S
1994-03-30 The Omni [11] Scarlet Begonias – [10:32] S
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [19:27] S
1994-06-19 Autzen Stadium [07] Scarlet Begonias [07:16] S
  [08] Fire On The Mountain [22:59] S
1994-10-01 Boston Garden [11] Scarlet Begonias — [11:44] SX
  [12] Fire On The Mountain [16:44] SX
1994-10-14 Madison Square Garden [08] Scarlet Begonias — [09:23] SC
  [09] Fire On The Mountain [23:27] SC
1995-05-26 Memorial Stadium [07] Scarlet Begonias- [10:50] S
  [08] Fire On The Mountain [17:05] S

Grateful Dead: 1971 Capital Theater 1971-02-18   1 comment

Why This Concert?

I listen to the Grateful Dead every night for over an hour while I am on the treadmill.  During January I was listening to Fillmore and Winterland concerts from 1970 (the era of Workingman’s Dead).  The Dead were experimenting with a warm intimate sound during 1970.  Many shows featured a mix of acoustical sets (the NRPS were often in attendance).  This was the year I first saw the Dead live.  Clearly, however, there were issues.  The sound worked best in small halls, like the two Fillmores and just as clearly Bear’s abilities as a sound man had just about reached his (and the band’s) limit.  Although the funk of Dancing In The Streets and Turn on Your Love light still worked, you can hear both Bob and Jerry breaking out on some songs (China Cat) to a stronger more pure ROCK approach.  Johnny B. Goode and Not Fade Away both make tentative appearances during the year.

In 1971 the Band moved into a new and improved model, a new sound crew and new sound system were developed and the ability of the band to effectively play larger halls was perfected.  This is the year which moved towards the Skulls and Roses release (recorded in March and April).  The guitar sound is crisper (and louder).  In addition to Johnny B. Goode (which would find it truest form in 1972), often moves into the closing spot, replacing TOYLL).  Jerry is adding new songs (Wharf Rat, Loser, Bertha).  Both Bob and Pig are adding stronger, more focused, vocals.  This year’s version of the band snaps with energy.

This is a year which has been heavily documented with the live recording series from Dead.Net and include:

The Internet Archive has always been a great source for free concerts recordings of the Grateful Dead. The year 1971 is no exception.  Probably no single individual has done more quality sound processing of concert tapes posted to the Internet Net then a the great Charlie Miller and 1971 is not exception.  In this year alone, Charlie contributed 26 soundboard recording which he processed.  No single contributor has better sound processing skills or better musical taste than Charlie.  And we thank him for his contribution.  You can find my blogs on the Grateful Dead recordings on the Internet Archive here, here, here and here.

The February run at the Capital Theater is outstanding. The performance is great and the sound system (and sound processing are terrific). Among these dates the February 18th date is freely available and features some breakout performances, including Bertha, Loser, It Hurts Me Too and Truckin’.  Pride of place is the great sequence:

  • Mama Tried
  • Hard to Handle
  • Dark Star
  • Wharf Rat
  • Dark Star
  • Me And My Uncle

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This is a nice long two set concert.  The first set begins with Bertha and Truckin and ends with Casey Jones.  The second set, not as strong as the first set, opens with a early short version of Playin’ In the Band and an eraly version of Sugar Magnolia (with Wah Wah).  The second set concludes with a nice sequence of:

  • Not Fade Away
  • Goin’ Down The Road, Feeling Bad
  • Not Fade Away
  • Uncle John’s Band

Wow. Nice. Here is a link list into the set.  Click on the date to jump to the Internet Archive’s player to hear the whole concert. Individual songs can be heard in modern browsers by clicking on the track title (free a track with a right click).

Enjoy!

1971-02-18 Capitol Theater

01 06:54 Bertha
02 11:05 Truckin’
03 05:15 It Hurts Me Too
04 06:08 Loser
05 03:48 Greatest Story Ever Told ->
06 03:03 Johnny B. Goode
07 02:56 Mama Tried
08 08:01 Hard To Handle
09 07:02 Dark Star ->
10 07:20 Wharf Rat ->
11 07:19 Dark Star ->
12 03:40 Me And My Uncle
13 01:40 Tuning
14 06:53 Casey Jones
15 05:23 Playing In The Band
16 06:03 Me And Bobby McGee
17 07:15 Candyman
18 04:59 Big Boss Man
19 07:36 Sugar Magnolia
20 06:27 Saint Stephen ->
21 04:33 Not Fade Away ->
22 05:05 Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
23 03:58 Not Fade Away ->
24 08:02 Uncle John’s Band

Download Tracks 08 through 12 here.

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