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Grateful DeadOrpheum Theatre, San Francisco CAJuly 13, 1976SBD>MR>Reel>Reel>Reel>Dat>CDA>DAW(Bertha)>CDA – Sound BBertha Remaster of Multi-Gen Reel source, using a custom built, Dual-DAW, nicknamed Bertha, by jay ashley
Warts and all!
Disc 1 – Set1:
Disc 2 – Set 2:
Reviews from this recording:REVIEW: Jerry Jerry Jerryanother nice show. i’m a fan of the slow paced nature of 76. The Dancin bounces a bit though. SBD is prettyclear.
REVIEW: cuts cuts cutsthe board is fluffy and a bit hissy…..cuts here and there…ouch
REVIEW: Sound not the bestLet it grow is great and in general this is a solid show from this great run.
REVIEW: TerrificClassic ’76, thick and magic. one of my favorite mississippi half steps. Once across the rio-grandeo they bounceon down the big river and float through wonderland…stella goes on a staircase of keiths chords through a starrydarkness… ignore me. dig it.
REVIEW: Bicentennial Jerry!Highlights from set 1 are “Cassidy” w/ actually nice harmony vocals from Donna, as has been pointed out. I getinto the habit of not listening for this because she is mostly way off. “Crazy Fingers” is wonderful and stretchesinto a nice little epilogue. Sound is Ok. Jerry’s TB guitar is a little thin on top and sounds like it wants to crackmy tweeters, but I kind of like this. Bass is nice and deep and rich throuhgout basically. 76′ features a nice clearand sweet voice from Jerry and this is a plus from the Hiatus perhaps? The “High Time” and “Stella” are indeedhighlights from set 2, they are almost coma inducing in their subtleness, w/ Jerry’s guitar piercing and stabbingin the solos. I happen to like this aspect quite a bit. Can’t think of many rock bands that can produce this effectas a unit. 4 stars because of the flubs and cuts, keeps this from being a completely satisfying date.
REVIEW: I was thereI attended all seven shows of this run. As the week went by the shows got better. Friday night they left Donnahome and it was great. Sundya was the peak. This was when they just came out of retirement and they neededno practice.
One review from all the other other recordings. They all complain about sound qualities throughout:REVIEW: this show is a blinder. At least check out this Let It Grow, or the Stella! St. Stephen has some wickedslick mellow licks. A nice night 2 in one of the greatest post-retirement runs in GD history: Orpheum ’76!!
From Jay:“The cuts and imperfections that were on the original source remain.I took this project on for two reasons, because the Orpheum 76 run is one of my favorites, and because I wantedto see if Bertha was capable of handling a source in such a condition. This is by far, the most deterioratedsource I have ever worked on. The results surprised even me. A source that was barely listenable is now notonly listenable, but actually enjoyable.
I hope those who have low gen sources for the Orpheum run will release them some day soon! Enjoy, jay”
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