GD - Wondering What to Choose 1966
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DateDescetree idRtNotesFlawsdgf
xx/xx/66Uncirulated Primal GD GEMS
 sbd gems81254A-quality varies from A to A-multiple digipops d2t5 4:25, static beginning of d2t7 caused by lots of drops on left channel, then square wav and digi-pop static on right channel 1:49. 2:04, static d2t8 0:42, 0:55***
xx/xx/66Grateful Dead Hour no. 557
 sbd gans2372B+see 2/25/66 shnid=1593has tv band and heavy spectral band at 19k ; very close to mono; drops between tracks; lots of clipping***
xx/xx/66Unknown Venue, Unknown Location
 sbd jools19529A-(this is same filler t10-12 on 2/25/66 shn-id=1593 based on eac wav compare with no more digital flaws); beginning has hiss but goes down ***
xx/xx/66Rare Cuts & Oddities - 1966
 Rare Cuts & Oddities$   ***
1/xx/66"The Viola Lee rehearsals"
 sbd hanno uli18846A- has tv band; right channel almost all static on first 2min of t1; has a little hiss***
1/8/66Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
 sbd lestatkatt106505 106505 is longer than 5410; on king bee the sound was similar between 5410 and 106505 but on death donít 106505 was harsher and that brought out the distortion more to the front ***
1/29/66Sound City Acid Test, San Francisco, CA
 sbd berger99527 in comparison to 5410, 99527 makes that sound muffled with hiss ***
2/12/66Youth Opportunities Center, Compton, CA
 sbd bershaw9515 (with other acid test comp disk1 to disk6)  
2/25/66Danish Center, Los Angeles, CA
 sbd unknown1593A-1593 is reported to be 3/12/66; shnid=20346 is reported to sbefix and seek tables of this; in comparison to 2372, 2372 is harsher hissier with less full sound than 1593 ***
3/12/66Carthay Studios, Los Angeles, CA
 sbd bershaw9516B   
 doherty winters17681B+in 3-way comparison on you see a broken heart, acid test supplement d5 9516 is most muffled with most hiss, then acid test d2 5406, and then 17681 is brightest with least hiss; 17681 is scratchier with occasional surface noise like small pops ***
3/19/66Carthay Studios, Los Angeles, CA
 sbd scotton81951B+81951 is very similar sound with same surface like noise to 3/12/66 17681 except timing shows it slightly slower ***
3/25/66Trouper's Hall, Los Angeles, CA
 sbd unknown38Arates A-, a little tinny with some percussion type fluttering in the background;begin of t1 cut, small noises at t1 1:46, 1:48, t2 7:25, multiple ones, starting at t 2 7:46, 7:50, 7:55; noise t3 1:45, 3:43,click 3:51, 3:58, 5:27, 5:31, t4 0:33, 2:35, 2:36, 3:06, t5 0:07, 0:08, 0:08, 0:12, 0:13, 0:16,and many more at this rate for this track ), t6 continues with more small ticking such as 0:22, 1:57, t7 0:30, 1:02, cuts abruptly***
5/19/66Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
 sbd lestatkat6516A abrupt start on d1t1; analog drop d1t12 1:34, d1t18 cuts early, abrupt start d1t19***
 sbd sonicsolutions82844Ain comparison to 6516 this is clearer and less blairylossy - nothing above 16k except lego parapets***
 sbd miller106683   ***
 sbd miller106828A  ***
6/xx/66Scorpio Studio outtakes tape
 sbd vernon9513B+ lots of abrupt stops and parts of it are harsher than others, small pop t12 0:00, t13 0:12, t15 0:00, t27 0:00***
7/1/66Unknown (perhaps Fillmore Auditorium), San Francisco, CA
 sbd vernon19924A(this is same recording as 21064 for charlie miller's 7/17/66 which also has partial Big Boss Man, 47seconds more crowd noise at end of Stealin, 17 seconds more of Dancin before getting cut, but also has flaws not present on this source such as digi-drop t3 3:19 )(this version has digi-pops t6 6:57 not present on 21064 ; also has same small analog pop t6 0:55) t6 cuts with some static at the end***
7/3/66Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
 sbd unknown40A  ***
7/16/66Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
 sbd serafin4459A13958 is a shntool fixsmall pop t1 9:05;***
 sbd miller21063A pop d1t4 1:35, d1t5 0:01, static d1t5 4;19, pop 5:39, d1t6 0:34; sound fluctuation d1t9 1:24, drop d1t9 4:24; static d2t3 3:36, d2t4 2:36; digital drop static d2t5 0:26, static d2t5 0:26 - 030, pop d2t5 3:14***
 sbd miller89555A  ***
7/17/66Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
 sbd serafin4458Aclearer and less boomy than Skankweed posting which does not have a shnid; 13959 is a shntool fixpop d1t5 0:33, has a scratchiness occasionally in the background such as d1t5 1:26;***
 sbd miller21064A most of t1 missing; digi-drop t3 3:19, small pop t6 3:49, t7 0:56, end of t7 missing***
7/29/66P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, BC
 sbd2243   ***
 sbd vernon9051A-  ***
 sbd gems94633A-vocals overrecorded at beginning of d1t1 and then gets better ***
7/30/66P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, BC
 sbd vernon9387B+  ***
 sbd gems94631A  ***
9/16/66Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
 sbd vernon9127B  ***
 sbd tzuriel11503   ***
 vintagedead25283   ***
 sbd davenport95970B+first lp rates A-, second lp rates B+has some pops t3 3:30, t5 8:2x;***
10/2/66San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
 sbd bershaw9517A-this is a lossy source with nothing above 16k and has notches taken out of its spectral view; (with other acid test comp disk1 to disk6)small noises t2 1:41, 2:30, 3:03, 3:15, 3:20, 4:19, t3 0:17, 0:180:22, 0:24, 2:19, 3:36, 8:07, t4 1:41 - 2:01, t7 0:27, 0:42, 0:45, 1:23, t8 0:13, 1:21; t12 3:09 4:19,4:23, 7:05, 7:15, lots of static spots which may be music 
 recieved in a snail-mail trade from , Ed Perlstein (in one large wav file) who recovered the Master Reel. , MR>Remastered DAT>CDR>CDR1>EAC>FLAC106656A-this has a much different mix and warmer more natural sound than 9517 ***
10/7/66Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
 sbd unknown14102A-  ***
11/19/66Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
 sbd seff41B+  ***
 fm9730   ***
 sbd seff joshd speed fixed75970   ***
 sbd miller94106B+this has fuller warmer sound than wgv stream; gets a little distorted on loud parts like on harmonica on t10has tv band; drop end of tt7, t8,t9;***
 wgv$B+this makes 94106 sound slow; this was similarly harsh and distorted on loud parts of t9 and t10; otherwise this would rate A-drop end of t8;***
11/29/66The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
 sbd thecore4940B-some songs are lesser quality and rate C(pop t1 2:12 because of discontinuity, square wav static t1 2:19, digi-drop t2 5:26, digi-drop t5 0:01, 0:02, analog cut/drop t8 6:23; abrupt start t9 0:00, light static t9 1:31 - 1:35 possibly caused by clipping,);***
 sbd ret20448B-did not review this one since had more flaws than another) (d1 reported to be 2/23/66 rates B- having more hiss and quality lessens when vocals gets loud and turn harsh, drop d1t8 2:10 followed by some static 2;11, 2:12, 2:14, drop 2:14 as it fades out ) (d2t14 bonus track is of C quality); Set1 has more hiss and less fidelity than 5/19/66 shnid=82844 and 6516; d2 is same as st5 as 4940(pop t1 2:12 because of discontinuity, square wav static t1 2:19, digi-drop t2 5:26, , digi-drop t5 0:01, 0:02, analog cut/drop t8 6:23; abrupt start t9 0:00, light static t9 1:31 - 1:35 possibly caused by clipping, -***
 sbd graham perlstein106497Bprior versions are more muffled ***
12/1/66The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
 sbd ladner8575B- has background hum; drop d1t2 0:38 and near the end of all tracks; light static d1t1 0:31, 1:23, 1:47 plus more like this for this track; static d1t2 0:27; 5:15, 5:17; d1t3 1:16 (my dat which says sbd analog master 44k has more hiss but does not have the between song gaps or the occasional crackles and static but does have some at 25:3x)***
 sbd sirmick26968B-noise reduction makes this seem less natural than 8575 but does make it clearer ***
 sbd32800B-slower than 8575 but has fuller warmer sound ***
12/5/66Studio: 1st album outtakes, San Francisco, CA
 sbd kimbro23064B+This is an sbefix of shnid 21295; sounds fast on t3 ***