Grateful Dead Live at San Jose Civic Auditorium on 1972-08-20


Grateful Dead, “Grateful Dead Live at San Jose Civic Auditorium on 1972-08-20,” Grateful Dead Archive Online, accessed December 2, 2015,


disc 1:

Set 1:
Me & My Uncle
Beat It On Down The Line
Bird Song
Jack Straw
Friend Of The Devil
Black Throated Wind
Cumberland Blues
El Paso
Playin' In The Band

disc 2:

Set 2:
Promised Land
Brown Eyed Women
Me And Bobby McGee
He's Gone

disc 3:

The Other One->
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia
Casey Jones->
One More Saturday Night
E: Uncle John's Band


  • The sound of the recording varies from section to section. Fortunately the best sounding parts include the longer jams.

    Many of the sounds are missing the first couple of notes due to the fact that Olaf paused in between most songs. There are many other warts - too many to document.

    I decided to using some post-transfer processing since the recording's level were very low and there was a pretty good amount of tape noise/hiss. As you'll hear, I still left a good bit on the finished product.

    Be patient with the recording since the sound improves quite a bit as the show progresses.

    Thanks, Gene, for providing me with your cassettes.

Donor and Provenance:

  • Master cassettes played back on Nakamichi Dragon > Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe soundcard (96Mhz/24 bit)> HD > Adobe Audition; L3 Multimaximizer>Waves Z-Noise; Dithered and downsampled to 44.1 MHz / 16 bit; Flac Encoded

Accession Number:


Archival Resource Key:

  • ark:/38305/g4qn6784


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