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Grateful DeadJai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL
June 22, 1974Matrix by Hunter Seamons:Final Cut Pro (FLAC24 & FLAC16 > AIFF > Final CutSBD > Master Reel > Cassette > Dat > CD, SBD (shnid=90200):All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
AUD (shnid=105825):new fresh 24 bit transfer aud cassette master, taped by Jerry Mooreaud>akg d1000e’s>sony tc-152sd, (3)maxell ud-120’s, dolbytransferred & seeded by Rob Berger 2/3/10
Disc 1 – Set 1:
Disc 2 – Set 1 cont’d.:
Dise 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
These reviews are of the matrix:REVIEW: wowExcellent show from a great year and a even greater month. The matrix is very well done. I love having thecrowd there for the big moments. Highly recommend this one.
REVIEW: wow #2!I could eat this raw…everyday…with no condiments! Beautiful! Honestly,this show’s probablya 4.5 star but I give it a full 5 ’cause it seems to be a bit of secret. THE PEOPLE MUST KNOW! JAI-LAIFRONTON IS EFFING SWEET!
REVIEW: You got to hear thisThis is a fantastic show with an amazing feel and energy level. It leaves the next night (6/23) in the shade. Forsome reason people praise 6/23 to the heavens but I just don’t hear it. To me 6/23 sounds uninspired. But 6/22 isone of the best shows I’ve heard.
REVIEW: fantastic matrix!!!I have to admit…this show just put a BIG smile on my face.
REVIEW: Always been a classicThis an the Freedom Hall shows have always been classics. When I borrowed my older brother’s tapes (Iimagine a lot of us did) he pushed the ’74 shows on me. Nothing wrong with these shows really, great playing asetlists. This one starts off pretty normal with the levels still getting adjusted. By the middle of Promised Landthey get the sound sorted out.
These reviews are from other recordings:REVIEW: As I recall…It was an uneven show but it was my first dead show, so I can’t be too objective. I was blown away at the timeand I still like it now. Glad I found it after all these years. Still sounds good even with so much more to compareto it now over the years.
REVIEW: underrated!tree-ap this show sounds GREAT to my ears! not the most precise playing of ’74, to be sure, but there is somereal nice stuff here. Eyes>Wharf rat is fantastically jammed and features a unique transition, the China>Rider islikely one of the best ever, and many of the ‘first set’ songs are played with a lot of conviction…just listen to philon GSET! this one is worthy of more attention !
REVIEW: Very nice show here!This show is a very nice find. The reviews here are mixed. For all the hype given to the wall of sound and 1974,clearly it has to do with a live experience because the recordings, while crisp in most cases (this one is B qualitywith minor hiss) don’t really add up to being a very strong show to listen to. Many ’74 shows are like this. Themix IS overly drummy and the vocals ARE low and it IS annoying. Again, there are exceptions…this show is anice find- greatest story rips and jerry goes into a quassi playin jam and the eyes wharfrat is a hypnotic andmelodic jamfest- we get our first taste of slipknot here n the middle of eyes as well. 1974 is not a great year.Jerry was touring heavily with Merl and JGB and Bob was acticve in Ace/bobby and midnights like projects andthe hiatus was imminent. But the previous reviewer is WRONG in sooo many ways yet has some validity to hiscriticism. The promised land opener sound like garbage…the recording doesnt get good until mid Bertha. This isa very well played show and Jerry is high in the mix- Scarlet is a jamfest but again- too short. It was not untillate september and October of this year that Scarlet really developed. Great show great band- heart of gold band!Oh and a truly blessed evrsion of ship of fools!
REVIEW: nice showPlayed @ the ol Jai Alai…Makes me proud that the Dead played such awesome shows in South Florida, being aMiami native resident and all.
REVIEW: Sweet Soundlistening to China Rider right now, and its nice, mellow and just all around beautiful 74′ dead. Awesome, the 5stars is for people to notice this little gem.
REVIEW: DealJerry’s vox on “Deal” are fantastic. Great feel to this show.
REVIEW: A nice pairThese two miami shows(22 and 23 June) capture the wall of sound in all its monster glory. Between the showsare all the big numbers played out in fine 74 style..Highlights being a giant PITB at 28mins.Chinacat>Rider,nicen jammed out with an eyes n wharf rat in set two..I recommend downloading both shows for a good taste of 74magic..BTW the sound quality is top notch for outdoor aud recording.
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