Grateful Dead Live at Autzen Stadium, U. of Oregon on 1988-08-28


Grateful Dead, “Grateful Dead Live at Autzen Stadium, U. of Oregon on 1988-08-28,” Grateful Dead Archive Online, accessed February 10, 2016,


Mississippi Half Step, Little Red Rooster, Friend Of The Devil, Memphis Blues, Foolish Heart, Victim Or The Crime, Don't Ease Me In Jack Straw-> Bertha, Truckin'-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Space-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door


  • Dry sounding matrix VERY HEAVY on the vocals, particularly Brent who is by far the loudest - WATCH OUT for some near ear-splitting profanity during Red Rooster. If your kid doesn't know the S- and the F=word, they will.

    Compared to the already very clean TMNSP source of this show that circulates, this one has a more high end and doesn't have any of the dropouts (Half Step) or static (Friend Of The Devil) noted in the info file. Tape noise is almost non-detectable and NO noise reduction, either pre- or post-transfer, was used.

    The tape flip in "Foolish Heart" (05:12 - 05:19) was patched from the TMNSP source which is itself missing almost 45 seconds of music from this song (starting at 04:29 on the previously circulated source) which is present on this new source. The TMSNP source happens to have a portion of the brief segment missing from this source's first set tape flip including the start of the third verse which I spliced in using Wavelab. This suggests that someone else was patched into the SBD and has a MSC unique from this source.

    For the second set, I crossfaded the flip during Space so that it is audibly transparent. Oddly enough on both this new source and TMNSP source it sounds like there is an identical pause on this recording at the tail end of Not Fade Away > encore break.

    The first time I transferred the MSC of the second set I noticed there were infrequent mild transient fluctuations in pitch which I had attributed to a battery issue at the time of the recording, however, I fastforwarded/rewinded the tape a few times, and played it back again a few weeks later, and the fluctuations that I heard on the first transfer are no longer apparent so I'm guessing that the playback somehow "lubed" the tape mechanism back to health, or the lower humidity or some other random thing. I did the same thing to the first set tape and retransferred it even though I didn't hear any pitch fluctations on the intial transfer.

Donor and Provenance:

  • Healy SBD Ultramix Patch > Sony D5 > MSC (TDK MA-XG90 Type IV) > Nakamichi DR2 > gold RCA connectors > Audiophile 2496 > WaveLab 5.0 (24/48) > Waves L3 Multimaximizer (16/44.1) > CD Wave v1.9 > FLAC16

Accession Number:

  • gd88-08-28.sbd.ladner.31107.sbeok.flacf

Archival Resource Key:

  • ark:/38305/g4x92crz


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