GD - Wondering What to Choose 1968
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DateDescetree idRtNotesFlawsdgf
xx/xx/681968 Mystery Reels
 sbd vernon9426A  ***
xx/xx/68Unknown Location
 sbd miller97671B+  ***
1/17/68Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
 sbd jeff3927  (missing Beat It On Down The Line--> (2:53), Morning Dew (7:40); small drop/pop d1t2 2:57; drop d1t5 7:01, d2t4 11:00)***
 sbd jeff fixed7995   ***
 sbd cotsman11795B+(this has similar spectral view and levels to shnid=3927 except levels higher to -0db and has more digital flaws as drops and square wav static but has 10 more minutes in 2 songs not on that)(has hiss, drop at end of d1t2 3:07, small pop d1t3 0:01, d1t3 1:03, 3:10; drop/cut d1t5 7:45, drop d2t6 11:02)***
1/20/68The Eureka Municipal Auditorium, Eureka, CA
 sbd ward47   ***
 sbd abe4990   ***
 sbd clugston5181   ***
 sbd jools sbe fixed19470A- (highlight show) ***
 sbd miller97340A-  ***
1/22/68Eagle's Auditorium, Seattle, WA
 sbd weiner8583B+ (highlight spanish jam)(has some hiss) drop/cut t6 1:18, small pop d1t7 0:52, 1:01, 1:28, 2:57 to 4:30 , d1t8 8:13 thru d1t9)***
 sbd miller97342B+in comparison on dark star, 97342 and 8583 had similar sound; 97342 seems more complete than 8583 as the end of 8583 on the patch source seems from a different show ***
1/23/68Eagle's Auditorium, Seattle, WA
 sbd finney4528 filler tracks match st5 to 5930; this is a not so close eac match on t2 to 20299 with same digital flaws ***
 sbd jools20347B+same md5 as 2/2/68 shnid=20299noise d1t5 0:21l spanish jam cuts off way too early just as it starts;***
 sbd miller97343B+in comparison on That's It For The Other One, 97343 has less hiss than 20347 ***
 sbd jools20299    
1/27/68Eagle's Auditorium, Seattle, WA
 sbd jools14736A digi-static/drop square wavs t1 5:58 to 5:59, 10:57, pop 12:23, 12:39; clipping t1 3:16***
 sbd miller97344A  ***
2/2/68Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
 sbd jools15801B  ***
 sbd miller97345A-  ***
 partial s:rm   has some pops & flaws 
2/3/68The Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
 sbd abe4989   ***
 sbd jools14987   ***
 sbd miller97346A-  ***
 partial   has some pops & flaws 
2/14/68Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
 sbd douglas cleef2267   ***
 sbd bunjes12939   ***
 sbd kaplan15640   ***
 sbd winters89437   ***
 sbd miller89676   ***
 Road Trips$A  ***
2/23/68Dick's Picks - Volume Twenty Two - King's Beach Bowl, Lake Tahoe, CA
 Dick's Picks$   ***
3/3/68Haight Street, San Francisco, CA
 aud vernon9374B  ***
 aud jools19904   ***
3/16/68Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
 sbd vernon9388A-  ***
 sbd miller109944A-in comparison on morning dew, 109944 has a fuller sound than 9388; 9388 was also more compressed and limited which causes distortion in dark star ***
3/17/68dead download - Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco
 dead download$A  ***
3/29/68Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
 aud cotsman6029B+(originally circulated as 3/26/68)drop t1 0:40***
 aud vernon9473B+  ***
 sbd miller108993B+in comparison sitting on top, 108993 sounds similar to 3/26/68 6029; 6029 has more digital flaws; in comparison on morning dew and new potato, 108993 sounds similar to 9473; 108993 has higher levels and faster speed than 6029 and 9473 ***
3/30/68Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
 aud unknown9375   ***
 aud cotsman14912Bfor d2 see 3/31/68 108995drop/fade d1t8 4:07, drop/cut d2t1 0:26***
 sbd miller108994B+in comparison on morning dew, 108994 had similar sound to 14912; at end of death don't 14912 had slightly less hiss but 108994 was clearer; they have diferent digital flaws; 108994 has higher levels and is close in speed to 14912static d1t9 1:37***
3/31/68Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
 aud cotsman14913B+  ***
 sbd miller108995B+in comparison on lovelight to 3/30/68 d2 14912, they had similar sound with108995 faster and the level differences are not consistent across the show; 108995 handled the cut in fade better in lovelight than did 14912; in comparison on bid you goodnight, 14913 had similar sound with108995 faster; on dancin the sound gets harsh and sound quality drops to Bcur in lovelight t1 0:23***
 sbd currier5427A-  ***
5/18/68Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
 aud goodbear50   ***
 aud kaukonen11796  static t3 9:45; digipop t3 0:36, t5 1:00***
 aud jools18216   ***
 aud dad82515  static burst t1 2:34***
 aud jorma gmb94591B-in comparison on first alligator, 82515 has the most hiss, then 11796, then 94591, and then goodbear 50 and 18216 sound similar and look like they have a lot of noise redution and sound suppressed and unnatural but have the least hiss; 94591 is the easiest ot hear ***
6/14/68Fillmore East (Late Show), New York, NY
 aud lai3897   ***
 aud cotsman16532B  ***
6/19/68Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
 sbd cotsman4511A-  ***
8/21/68Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
 sbd unknown1183A-this is longer than others because good morning little school girl is at end of d1t1 and then repeats again on d1t2; not much above 16k ***
 sbd cotsman17355A-in comparison to 1183 that has brighter vocals and this is more suprressed on vocals but has a fuller warmer soundfull spectrum but left channel has spectral bands at 21k, 19k, 17k, 14k, 11k, 9k, 7k;***
 sbd cousinit17689  not much above 16k; similar wav and spectral vew to 1183***
8/22/68Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
 sbd cotsman14915B+(in 3-way comparsion on st stephen, 92733, 14915 and wgv stream have similar sound and amount of hiss) (92733 is not as complete as 14915 as missing patch on that one); (in 3-way comparsion on alligator with 14915 and 20083, those sound the same with similar wav and spectral view while 92733 is warmer but has light staticy background noise at least at d2t6 2:35)drop/cut between cdrs, d2t2 0:00, d2t3 3:41, end of d2t5***
 sbd jools20083   ***
 sbd koucky gmb92733B+ drop/cut between cdrs***
8/23/68Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
 sbd sacks52Ain comparison on dark star, did not notice any advantage in the mix of 116193 over 52 ***
 sbd sniper777 tomp116193   ***
8/24/68Two From The Vault - Shrine Exhibition Hall, Los Angeles, CA
 Two From The Vault$A  ***
8/28/68Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
 sbd vernon10162   ***
 sbd cotsman18104C  ***
 see grateful dead     
9/2/68Betty Nelson's Organic Raspberry Farm, Sultan, WA
 sbd volkerding1979   ***
 sbd miller22095B+  ***
 sbd miller115592B+in comparison on st stephen, 22095 and 115593 have similar sound; 115593 is faster than 22095; in spectral view 115593 looks like it has more noise above 20k than 22095 but did not hear it ***
9/20/68Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA
 sbd partial vernon5930   ***
 sbd miller32900B+  ***
 sbd miller115682B+115682 seems very similar to 32900 with speed adjusted by track ***
10/8/68The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
 sbd belaff17691B+  ***
 sbd gasperini bunjes25757A-on cosmic charlie 25757 was very similar sound to 17691 ***
 Hartbeats; flac24, most likely lineage of these are MR>R @ 7.5 ips>R @ 7.5 ips>?>flac24. This is a mix down of the line feed left channel, and the more ambient miced right channel111148Aupgrade in sound over 25757  
10/10/68The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
 sbd miller ladner4513A-  ***
 sbd hollister konstantin hoelter5186   ***
10/12/68Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
 sbd gans miller owen9385   ***
 sbd ed10909   ***
 sbd miller86759A  ***
 sbd miller115593Ain comparison on death dont have no mercy, 86759 and 115593 have similar sound; 115593 is slower than 86759; in spectral view 115593 looks like it has more noise above 18k than 86759 and is heard as sligltly more hiss; so it is a toss up between speed and slightly more hiss ***
10/13/68Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
 sbd oleynek revell1027   ***
 sbd miller owen7772   ***
 sbd gans miller owen9386   ***
 sbd ed10910   ***
 sbd miller86761A  ***
 sbd miller115606Ain comparison on death dont have no mercy, 115606 and 86761 have similar sound; 115606 is faster than 86761 ***
10/20/68Greek Theatre, U. Of California, Berkeley, CA
 sbd miller9071   ***
 sbd miller21441A- t6 gets a slight static and sound quality decreases***
10/30/68The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
 sbd sacks1205A  ***
 flac2496; GEMS; MR (Abrams) > R @ 7.5 ips (Kafer) > R @ 7.5 ips (Will Boswell); playback on Akai GX636 - Direct tape head out >> custom built Bottlehead tube tape preamp with a pair of Tesla 6922 tubes >> Apogee Mini Me/Mini Dac 24/96 >> Lynx One112737Ain comparison of 112737 and 1205, the results were mixed in that sometimes 112737 had more hiss and was harsher and other times not, but 1205 has some clipping although I could not hear it; it would take more investigation to determine which was best; not sure why this is at 96k when it has nothing above 24k so seems should be at 48k  
 sbd moore berger116833B-in comparison on the first vocals of Death Letter Blues, 116833 has a much narrower harsher unnatural sound compared to 1205 and 112737  
11/1/68The Silver Dollar Fair, Chico, CA
 sbd axelrod9580   ***
 sbd kaplan9965 this seems to be similar to 9580 except this has copied the first 2.5 min of t1 left channel over a low right channel and had levels raised but otherwise looks similar in wav and spectral view ***
 sbd cotsman18100 this seems to be similar to 9580 except this has copied the first 2.5 min of t1 left channel over a low right channel and had levels raised but otherwise looks similar in wav and spectral view; this has the added inserted tracks ***
 sbd kaplan20008B+editted folder matches all checksums in 17080; uneditted folder is same md5 as shnid=17080 except for t4,t5,t6 which are different; uneditted has much much hissier t5 rates C- quality, other parts are A- quality and other parts have a static distortion ***
11/6/68Pacific High Recording, San Mateo, CA
 sbd unknown12618 etree comment says this is lossy but really just low quality with most spectral density below 9k and probably has noise reduction instead; quality varies between B+ to B-; (originally circulated as 1/1/68)  
 studiorehearsals gems82393B+in comparison on t2 and t14, 82393 has a fuller sound with more hiss than 1/1/68 12618 which has been muffled some by noise reduction; in comparison on content, 82393 and 12618 are same through d1t9, then 82393 has an extra d1t10 and d1t11 at which point they resume being the same but until d2t5 where that has an extra 6 minutes which seems to duplicate the following 6 minutes; they are the same from d2t5 until d2t14 which is extra on 82393; so 82393 has more material than 12618 ***
11/22/68Columbus Veterans Hall, Columbus, OH
 aud cotsman10088   ***
 aud goodbear cotsman21933B-  ***
12/7/68Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY
 sbd naines16944   ***
 sbd lai20007   ***
 sbd miller88674A-  ***
12/16/68The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
 sbd hartbeats4529A-garcia 97296 is not as muffled and has better sound ***
12/20/68Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
 sbd tiedrich9532   ***
 sbd miller89663A-  ***
12/21/68Shrine Exhibition Hall, Los Angeles, CA
 sbd tiedrich9533   ***
 sbd miller89718B+ has hiss***
12/29/68Gulfstream Park Racetrack, Hallandale, FL
 sbd kaplan barbella5424   ***
 sbd cotsman5425   ***
 sbd miller80197B+  ***