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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, 9th, 7-9pm Eastern

8 September 2019 General


“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!”

Grateful Dead –
Civic Center, Providence, R.I.
September 9, 1987
UltraMatrix SBD > PCM

All Transfers and Matering by Charlie Miller

Scroll down to read questions and comments from a review directly related to “:ultramix”, the only review for
this particular recording.

Patch Info:
SBD > Cassette Master (shnid=106823) supplies:
Tuning thru Althea and The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)

Disc 1 – Set 1:

  1. tuning
  2. Hey Pocky Way
  3. Jack Straw >
  4. West L.A. Fadeaway
  5. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  6. Friend of the Devil
  7. Cassidy
  8. Althea
  9. Greatest Story Ever Told >
  10. Devil With a Blue Dress >
  11. Good Golly Miss Molly >
  12. Devil With a Blue Dress

Disc 2 – Set 2:

  1. tuning
  2. China Cat Sunflower >
  3. I Know You Rider >
  4. Playing in the Band >
  5. China Doll >
  6. Drums >

Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:

  1. Space >
  2. The Wheel >
  3. Gimme Some Lovin’ >
  4. Throwin’ Stones >
  5. Not Fade Away

Encore:

  1. encore break
  2. Not Fade Away
  3. The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)

Reviews from other recordings:
REVIEW: oh man…
These shows were a stellar kick off to a stellar fall tour. I realized before this show that I had floor tickets for all
three nights and had blown them off! So this night I was right down front, taking it all in. Listen to the end of
Greatest Story…something was coming and you could just see them all smiling and gearing up. Jerry was
looking over at Brent giving him the eyebrows and motioning for him to take it away and did he ever. The
Detroit Medley just ripped! This first set is one of my all time faves from the 80s. Well worth the download. Got
to meet Brent & Billy in the lot the night before too. Good times, good times…

REVIEW: great energy of ’87
The guys came back in great form after Jerry got well. The energy of this show and others was their way of
saying “we’re not going anywhere, we have too much fun doing this.” They just need something to remind them
of that.

REVIEW: great run
these 3 shows are some of my fav ever in my home state and smokin hot always love a china doll was lucky to
catch a few great job by mr .miller as always …….. 31 years have past but this brings me right back always
grateful forever dead

REVIEW: Good Golly 9-18-87’s little bro
This show has some fine moments in it. Anyway some super highlights in the 1st set here, the biggest in my
view is the Cassidy. Listen and weep or dance or break chairs, or whatever it is you do when you hear the best of
the best Possibly an all timer. First half of the Second set is also just pure perfection. Some minor vocal flubs
there but damn, Jerry’s playing on China Doll is what religions are made of. Wheel out of space is no slouch
either although it peters out to soon for my liking at the end. Rest is standard but good till the end but the meat
of this show is pretty much everything Pre-Wheel. Solid 4 star sound and show with 5 star moments.

REVIEW: Good Golly Brent!
This is such a high energy 1987 show. The Greatest Story > Devil > Molly > Devil is pure Brent greatness.
100% “Grateful Dead” transitions between all. So awesome. I always felt the early Summer of ’87 got the heavy
rotation…and the Sept. shows got ignored a bit. DO NOT ignore this jem. Best version of WLA Fadeaway ever
by the way…

REVIEW: My First Dead Show
Was 17 years old and a senior in High school, and finally got to experience a live dead show. The sound of the
band blew me away and validated the old saying that there is nothing like a Grateful Dead show. Saw the boys
another 25-30 times, and this show was somewhere in the middle as far as sound, set-list and energy go. Still, it
was enough to get me to hop on the bus. I’m more Garcia obsessed now than I was then, but this was the start!

That review on “ultramatrix”:
REVIEW: Ultramatrix???
Hey Charlie, would you like to add or simplify what I found below in a thread:

My main question arose when I would come across two camps of how Ultra-Matrix tapes were made; first, I
think it is widely known that Healy recorded the FOH Sbd feed through a delay to a Sony PCM-F1 for A/D then
to the video heads of a Beta HIFI recorder; at the same time recorded an AUD feed from FOB mics [anyone
know that setup or have pics?] and that analog feed got sent the audio heads of that Beta HIFI machine [does
anyone know the model he used?]. So now Healy has a PCM FOH sbd recording, and an analog AUD tape
recording timed up because the FOH sbd feed was delayed to match the AUD feed to the tape. Many people say
he would then mix the two 2-track recordings to a cassette tape, sometime after the show, and viola we have an
Ultra-Matrix tape.

Next came the question of all the master cassettes of these Ultra-Matrix shows, did Healy do that many of them
in the hotel room after the show or sometime after the tour and get them out there? Does every Ultra-Matrix
tape come from a mix off of the Beta HIFI machine? I believe there are shows you can get/hear separately the
PCM FOH Sbd, the AUD feed, as well as the Ultra-Matrix master cassette— I don’t know any off the top of my
head, but I am sure some here know— but that does not really answer the question of just how the cassette
master was made.

So continuing on I notice some comments Charlie Miller made in an etree post trying to explain things to
someone, placed here slightly out of order:

“I didn’t label the board tapes as matrix since the Healy UltraMatrix was what was used for board tapes from
Spring 87 through 12/31/90. So if you see a sbd tape from that era (plus a few Dec 86 shows), then it’s a matrix
made by Healy.” Ultramatrix???
Hey Charlie, would you like to add or simplify what I found below in a thread –

My main question arose when I would come across two camps of how Ultra-Matrix tapes were made; first, I
think it is widely known that Healy recorded the FOH Sbd feed through a delay to a Sony PCM-F1 for A/D then
to the video heads of a Beta HIFI recorder; at the same time recorded an AUD feed from FOB mics [anyone
know that setup or have pics?] and that analog feed got sent the audio heads of that Beta HIFI machine [does
anyone know the model he used?]. So now Healy has a PCM FOH sbd recording, and an analog AUD tape
recording timed up because the FOH sbd feed was delayed to match the AUD feed to the tape. Many people say
he would then mix the two 2-track recordings to a cassette tape, sometime after the show, and viola we have an
Ultra-Matrix tape.

Next came the question of all the master cassettes of these Ultra-Matrix shows, did Healy do that many of them
in the hotel room after the show or sometime after the tour and get them out there? Does every Ultra-Matrix
tape come from a mix off of the Beta HIFI machine? I believe there are shows you can get/hear separately the
PCM FOH Sbd, the AUD feed, as well as the Ultra-Matrix master cassette— I don’t know any off the top of my
head, but I am sure some here know— but that does not really answer the question of just how the cassette
master was made.

So continuing on I notice some comments Charlie Miller made in an etree post trying to explain things to
someone, placed here slightly out of order:

“I didn’t label the board tapes as matrix since the Healy UltraMatrix was what was used for board tapes from
Spring 87 through 12/31/90. So if you see a sbd tape from that era (plus a few Dec 86 shows), then it’s a matrix
made by Healy.”

Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…

Florida Mountain Boys:
Linger Lodge, Sat., Sept. 14th, 7:00 p.m.
7205 85th St. Ct. East, Bradenton, 755-2757

Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Sept. 11th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443

Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Sept. 12th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232

Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Fri., Sept. 13th, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489

The Blue Rooster, Sat., Sept. 14th, 800 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

Schmitz Brothers Band:
JDub’s Brewing Company, Fri., Sept. 13th, 7:00 p.m.
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, 955-2739

Ship Of Fools:
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Sept. 15th 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.,
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

The Blue Rooster:
Wed., Sept. 11th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 12th, Lisa Ridings Band, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 13th, Lauren Mitchell, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 14th, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 15th, Truality gospel brunch, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (new times! Tues., Wed, Thurs., 6 p.m.; Mon, Wed., Sat., 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Sept. 9th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 10th, “Taco Tuesday” 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 11th, Doug Burns, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 12th, Stretch-N-Frinz, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 13th, Gracie Maple and The White Crowe Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 14th, Fancy Larry & The Plain Jaynes, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Fogartyville concert is Mon., Sept. 30th, Dean Johanesen and The 24 Hour Men
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469

For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website:
http://www.sarasotafolk.org/