Grateful Dead Live at Sphinx Theatre on 1978-09-15


Grateful Dead, “Grateful Dead Live at Sphinx Theatre on 1978-09-15,” Grateful Dead Archive Online, accessed February 11, 2016,


Set 1

Ollin Arrageed ->
The Promised Land
Friend Of The Devil
Mama Tried ->
Big River
I Need A Miracle
Stagger Lee

Set 2

Jack Straw
Ship Of Fools
Estimated Prophet ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Terrapin Station ->
Sugar Magnolia


  • - most tracks have been pitch corrected
    - gain boosted in right channel by varying amounts to make the sound more central
    - the tape was paused on a number of occasions betweeen tracks, crossfaded have been put in
    - d1t01, the first 9:14 have been patched in. The sound is muffled from 9:14 until 11:36 and then improves from there on.
    - d2t04, the left channel completely dropped out for the last 30 seconds. To preserve the ambience of the audince
    recording the left channel of the patch source and the right channel of this recording have been matrixed to form a
    new left channel and patched in. It works better than just using the soundboard source.
    - d2t05, the left channel completely dropped out for the first 9:45. The same method, as for d2t04, was used to create a
    new left channel. The remainder of this track was completely missing and has been patched in
    - d3t01, first 3:47 was missing and has been patched in. The next 17 seconds had a complete dropout in the left channel,
    The same method, as for d2t04, was used to create a new left channel

    patch source: SBD -> Master Reel -> PCM -> Dat (44.1k) shnid 87782

    -* d2t01 and d2t02 are from different sources to the rest of the show
    - Disc 2 requires an overburn


    - This is a stealth recording and although the balance between channels is somewhat variable, the sound is very good

    - Taped and transferred anonymous Source


  • 146:37.59

Donor and Provenance:

  • 1st gen Maxell UDXL 2 cass > Sony TC-KE5000S Cassette player > 16/44.1 wave > Tascam CD-RW 750 > EAC > 16/44.1 Wave >Edited in Adobe Audition, mastered with iZotope Ozone, noise reduction with iZotope RX Advanced, tracked with CD Wave and flac'd with TLH

Accession Number:

  • gd1978-09-15.nak700.unknown.LMPP.94537.flac16

Archival Resource Key:

  • ark:/38305/g4g44qt0


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