Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1987-09-23

Feel Like A Stranger, Franklin's Tower, Walkin' Blues, Friend Of The Devil, Tons Of Steel, Desolation Row, Big Railroad Blues, The Music Never Stopped Bertha-> Cumberland Blues-> Playin' In The Band-> Uncle John's Band-> Playin' In The Band Jam-> Drums-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle-> Dear Mr. Fantasy-> Around & Around-> Good Lovin'-> La Bamba-> Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues
Source: Healy SBD Matrix Patch > Sony D5 > Maxell MX90 Type IV Cassettes.
Transfer: MSC playback on Nakamichi DR2 > gold connector shielded 3ft RCA monster cable > Audiophile 2496 soundcard /P4 2 GHz > recorded as 24 bit/48 KHz WAV using Wavelab 5.
Mastering: Wavelab 5.0 (24/48 files rendered to 16 bit/44.1 KHz using Waves L3 Multimaximizer with hi resolution CD rendering settings (threshold -2 dB / ceiling -0.1 dB / type I dither / ultra shaping) > tracking with CDWAV 1.9 > 16 bit FLAC.
No noise reduction or selective frequency augmentation/attenuation was performed.

Last performances of "Tons of Steel" and "La Bamba".
Thanks to the provider of the MSCs who for various reasons wishes to remain anonymous.
Overall this recording has a lot more high end than the source listed on the archive as being a MSC >DAT transfer. This is likely the MSC that was used on that DAT transfer as the "Healy Weirdness" described during Desolation Row corresponds to a poorly patched tape flip. There are no dropouts in La Bamba on this recording.

This recording has the nasty digital static at the beginning of the show (Stranger) coming through with what sounds like Bob's vocal mic as his voice is all distorted while you can hear Jerry and Brent's ok.

Tape flip during the first verse of Desolation Row patched from a similar sounding performance (no drums, just guitars/voices) on 5/10/87 using Wavelab.

Tape flip durin Space was very short and crossfaded into near-imperceptiblity.
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Healy SBD Matrix Patch > Sony D5 > Maxell MX90 Type IV > Nakamichi DR2 (MSC) > Audiophile 2496 > Wavelab 5 (24/48) > Waves L3 Multimaximizer (resample/dither) > CD Wave > FLAC16
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