Grateful Dead Live at Providence Civic Center on 1980-09-04


Grateful Dead, “Grateful Dead Live at Providence Civic Center on 1980-09-04,” Grateful Dead Archive Online, accessed February 12, 2016,


Set 1

Feel Like A Stranger
Dire Wolf
New Minglewood Blues
Looks Like Rain
Far From Me
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider

Set 2

Samson And Delilah
Ramble On Rose
Supplication Jam ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Good Lovin'

U.S. Blues


  • *Matrix*

    SBD (shnid=95497):

    Recording Info:
    Set 1: SBD -> Master Cassette -> ? -> Dat -> CD
    Set 2: SBD -> Master Cassette -> Dat -> CD

    Transfer Info:
    CD -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC
    (2 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

    All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
    October 29, 2008

    Patch Info:
    Nakamichi 700 -> Master Cassette (shnid=93752) supplies:
    Althea (8:34 - end of track)
    Looks Like Rain (0:00 - 0:37)
    Supplication (0:00 - 0:21)
    Drums (3:59 - 4:17)
    Good Lovin' (4:47 - 5:10)

    SBD -> Master Cassette -> Reel -> Dat -> CD (shnid=20014) supplies:
    Samson And Delilah (complete track)
    Ramble On Rose (complete track)

    -- Disc change is seamless
    -- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

    AUD (shnid=93752):

    Recording Info:
    (FOB) Nakamichi 700 -> Master Cassette (Sony D5/Maxell UDXL-I/Dolby B)

    Transfer Info:
    Master Cassette (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/88.2k) ->
    Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC/16
    (3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

    All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
    August 1, 2008

    Patch Info:
    (FOB) Sony ECM-280 -> Master Cassette -> CD (shnid=24829) supplies:
    Space (0:24 - 0:32)
    Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad (5:46 - 5:57)

    -- Set 2 is seamless
    -- Thanks to Steve Rolfe for lending me his masters
    Thank you to Charlie Miller for the SBD and AUD transfers,
    and to Steve Rolfe for recording the show.

    Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (FLAC>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
    November 2, 2008


    1) Fades were used to create a "seamless" AUD track (i.e., no AUD "gaps" despite cuts made to the SBD source). This allows the listener to remain always in "audience" mode and to not be suddenly teleported into "lonely and bleak studio" mode.

    2) Due to weirdness and high hiss at the very beginning of Stranger in the SBD, I opted to have only the AUD play, which is "consistent" with the other set-opening SBD cut at the beginning of Samson. I also experienced extreme weirdness in the SBD at the tail-end of Althea, so I faded to AUD-only there.

    3) The 2 SBD sources used before Supplication seem to have a little more hiss and are less optimal than the "SBD -> Master Cassette -> Dat -> CD" source.

    4) The shnid=24829 AUD patches were maintained (re-synced) for the matrix, so there is a slight tonal difference during those moments. Miller's nice cross-fades for the patches were kept intact (thus maintaining the "seamless" AUD track). The SBD patches were redone for matrix purposes (as I do most of the time).

    5) 1 Miller SBD Source + 1 Miller AUD Source = 1 Just Exactly Perfect MTX Source


  • 161:38.13

Accession Number:

  • gd1980-09-04.mtx.seamons.95601.sbeok.flac16

Archival Resource Key:

  • ark:/38305/g4nk3g57


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