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Quality ranges from very listenable to just short of pristine.  Some could be mistaken for a board or FM broadcast.
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Date Shnid Stream Notes Taper
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3/26/1968 6029 64 kbs VBR Very clear, slight hiss. Unknown
3/30/1968 14912 64 kbs VBR Primal Dead energy at its finest Unknown
3/31/1968 14913 64 kbs VBR Caution > Feedback > AWBYGN Unknown
8/5/1971 88859 64 kbs VBR For its age, excellent. Rawkin' '71. H. Caslow & C. Todd
8/6/1971 88816 64 kbs VBR Same venue, better recording, better show. Both rawk. ;-) H. Caslow & C. Todd
8/6/1971 94261 64 kbs VBR Lower gen seed of the same source. H. Caslow & C. Todd
4/29/1972 5250 64 kbs VBR Better than the board, for whatever that's worth. Unknown
7/1/1973 88528 64 kbs VBR Crystal clear MOTB recording H. Caslow & C. Todd
7/28/1973 100612   VBR First set through Playing in the Band - not pristine, but raw and live.  Some fun fan talk. :-) Jerry Moore
7/28/1973 106094   VBR Less depth than Moore's, but less wow and on pitch. From Garcia's master.  24 bit available. Unknown
5/21/1974 98822   VBR Much better recreation of the Wall of Sound than the SBD.  Amazing recording.  Sick Playin'. Pat Lee
6/23/1974 84615 64 kbs VBR As good as Jerry Moore's '74 recordings are, most have weak vocals. Not so with this one. Jerry Moore
7/21/1974 88979 64 kbs VBR MOTB - Clear instruments, slightly weak vocals Rob Bertrando
6/17/1975 97077 64 kbs VBR Slightly echoey, but otherwise a really nice recording. Bob Menke
7/16/1976 10377 64 kbs VBR Not perfect by any measure, but a really nice, live feel to it. Bob Menke
8/2/1976 245 64 kbs VBR For the period, this is a really good AUD. K. Gatto
10/1/1976
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Crystal clear, up front FOB recording.
Unknown
10/15/1976 105824   VBR One of the very few excellent AUDs from the mid-70s.  Just shy of being pristine. Bob Menke
6/4/1977 97183 64 kbs VBR This is the first really good source for this show. Bob Menke
1/14/1978 105758   VBR Close to pristine.  Much better than the muffled soundboard. Reinhart Holwein
1/22/1978 101436   VBR For the period, this is a really good AUD. Reinhart Holwein
4/19/1978 94494 64 kbs VBR A very bright, clear AUD. It's the way you WISH a board would sound. Joanie Walker
4/22/1978 92808 64 kbs VBR Outstanding AUD. Slight muffling, otherwise almost as good as the 9/28/75 Falanga recording. Joanie Walker
5/6/1978 6711 64 kbs VBR For the period, this is a really good AUD. Steve Rolfe
5/11/1978 6317 64 kbs VBR For the period, this is a really good AUD. Unknown
8/31/1978 11480 64 kbs VBR Decent seventies AUDs - take 'em where you can get 'em. Unknown
9/13/1978 10155 64 kbs VBR Okay quality. Hamza al Din's soundcheck at Giza, so pretty interesting. Unknown
9/14/1978 6032 64 kbs VBR The first of the three Egypt shows. John D'Auria
9/15/1978 4160 64 kbs VBR For the period, this is a really good AUD. John D'Auria
9/16/1978 107305   VBR I actually like this better than Bear's recording; it's more dynamic.  Okay, now burn the heretic. Eldon Porray
12/16/1978
82211
64 kbs
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Slight head cold quality, but still far better than your average '70's mic recording.
Joanie Walker
12/28/1978 19506 64 kbs VBR Good AUD tapes from the seventies are scarer than hens' teeth, this one should be given its due. Greg Schug
12/30/1978 19417 64 kbs VBR Again, it should be emphasized that this recording is good for the period. Greg Schug
1/10/1979 113114   VBR Ragged but right - not SBD-like, but raw, rowdy and joyous.  Hint: turn it up L O U D ! ! ! Bob Wagner
1/15/1979 90095 64 kbs VBR A surprisingly good AUD for this period. Steve Rolfe
1/18/1979 100209   VBR Excellent Miller transfer of excellent Rolfe recording.  Don't ask.  Just download. Steve Rolfe
5/12/1979 85220   VBR Respectable quality, typical of the year; a bit thin, clear but lacking low end.  Best source available. Barry Glassberg
6/30/1979 94386 64 kbs VBR Still not perfect, but a big upgrade from the source I used to have listed here. Rob Eaton
7/1/1979 105210   VBR Not the cleanest AUD, but gives you the feeling of being in the hall. Lacks SBD's compression. Bob Menke
9/1/1979 10363 64 kbs VBR Clear, if somewhat dry, AUD. Unknown
11/24/1979 106307   VBR If you just want the music, grab the SBD.  For the music and the show, you need this. :-) Bob Menke
12/11/1979 89166 64 kbs VBR Not perfect, but certainly good quality and enjoyable to listen to. Joanie Walker
12/11/1979
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Similar in quality to the Walker recording, but much less clipping - turn it up.
Mason Taylor
12/30/1979 18221 64 kbs VBR By late '79 AUDs start getting consistently good.  This is an example. Steve Rolfe
5/2/1980 96450 64 kbs VBR Distant and tinny vocals, but Jerry comes through clear, cutting and savage. Mandatory download. Barry Glassberg
5/4/1980 96910 64 kbs VBR This one demands respect.  Very solid sound, clear, live - what more could you ask for? Barry Glassberg
5/11/1980 97522 64 kbs VBR Some distortion, but up close and very personal. Barry Glassberg
5/12/1980 5922 64 kbs VBR The SBD is pristine, but sterile. This is good quality and breathes fresh, electric oxygen. :-) Steve Rolfe
6/5/1980 4663 64 kbs VBR Nice example of early Brent. Not too much crowd, clear but slight distortion. Unknown
6/8/1980 100260   VBR Not perfect, but very listenable.  This show made me a Deadhead.  15th anniversary show. Bob Morris
6/12/1980 11361 64 kbs VBR Very good recording. Mount St. Helens had its second eruption while the band was playing Fire. Unknown
6/13/1980 7196 64 kbs VBR Solid vocals, some very nice energy here. Check out the CC Rider in set 2. Unknown
6/14/1980 105537   VBR Very slight boominess doesn't detract from this otherwise excellent AUD.  Up close and personal. Bob Menke
9/3/1980 12576 64 kbs VBR Full, clear and undistorted. Jim Wise
9/6/1980 322   VBR Solid recording.  Unlike the SBD, on-pitch. Jim Wise
10/27/1980 101293   VBR One of the few good AUDs from this run. Jim Wise
10/29/1980 101306   VBR Very clear, nice recording. Jim Wise
10/30/1980 101427   VBR Another excellent Jim Wise recording from this run Jim Wise
10/31/1980 101428   VBR I'd be lying if I said I thought this was better than the SBD.  Still, very enjoyable to listen to. Jim Wise
11/29/1980 101722   VBR Very close to the Wagner source in quality. Jim Wise
11/29/1980 90104 64 kbs VBR Again, not pristine, but pretty clear and good example of early '80s energy. Bob Wagner
11/29/1980
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Clean and powerful.  When Bob says he'll call down thunder and speak the same, you believe it.
Brian Schley
12/13/1980 88964 64 kbs VBR Another excellent 1980 show. Slightly tinny vocals, the rest is great. Joanie Walker
12/14/1980 89058 64 kbs VBR Some crowd noise, but Little Red Rooster should sell you. :-) Joanie Walker
12/26/1980 89260 64 kbs VBR This is for the "I want to hear what it was like to be at a GRATEFUL DEAD show" crowd. Joanie Walker
12/27/1980 89269 64 kbs VBR I'm listening to this on my headphones, and all I can think is, "Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow…" Joanie Walker
12/28/1980 107792   VBR Row 8 sound.  Phil heavy.  It doesn't get better than this. :-) Bob Wagner
3/2/1981 89119 64 kbs VBR Snaky feel, solid rhythm make up for tinny vocals. Very solid sound. MOTB Bob Wagner
3/3/1981 83828 64 kbs VBR Great, up front recording. M. Taylor & M. Radnor
3/3/1981 90473   VBR This recording's a LITTLE clearer than the Taylor/Radnor.  Both are excellent. Da Weez
3/7/1981
82370 64 kbs VBR Not a perfect, but an energetic recording. Worth a listen. Barry Glassberg
3/9/1981 82372 64 kbs VBR The show that converted me to AUDs. MOTB. Barry Glassberg
3/9/1981 95060 64 kbs VBR Clearer, but less oomph than the Glassberg MOTB recording. Steve Rolfe
3/10/1981 82374 64 kbs VBR Same venue, same great Glassberg quality. MOTB. Barry Glassberg
3/12/1981 95243 64 kbs VBR Decent crowd component, clear high frequencies. More full-sounding than the Rolfe recording. Steve Rolfe
3/13/1981 90455 64 kbs VBR Definitely one of the better AUDs Bob Wagner
3/13/1981 99104   VBR Same clarity as the Wagner source, but lower volume.  That's good, though - less clipping. Steve Rolfe
3/14/1981 81340 64 kbs VBR On a par with the Glassberg recordings of this month Bob Wagner
3/14/1981 84826 64 kbs VBR Another fine Glassberg recording. Barry Glassberg
5/1/1981 99233   VBR Kicks the SBD's ass. Seriously. Jim Wise
5/1/1981 92415 64 kbs VBR Healy liked the Senns in Wise's recording. Tapers leaned to Naks, as in this source. Try both. :-) Bob Wagner
5/5/1981 28356 64 kbs VBR Another one with that early '80's energy. Doug Mow
5/11/1981 28355 64 kbs VBR Could use a tad more high frequency, but otherwise pretty good and up front. Doug Mow
5/16/1981 28007 64 kbs VBR "Telephone" vocals, but clear and powerful instruments. Up front, solid sound, great show. Doug Mow
5/16/1981 14714 64 kbs VBR This Sennheiser source has a bit more bottom, not as crisp as the Nak source. You decide. :-) Chris Wise
5/22/1981 9829 64 kbs VBR No nukes benefit. Acoustic. Very funny Wavy Gravy intro Unknown
7/2/1981
134521

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All round good recording.  Not board-like, but very live and quite clear.  2nd set only.
Brian Schley
7/4/1981 2216 64 kbs VBR Not perfect, but definitely good quality and worth a listen. Unknown
7/4/1981 102022   VBR Very clear, if slightly compressed-sounding, recording. Bob Morris
7/5/1981
135206

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Excellent record of 1981's wild and raucous ride.  Slighly tinny.  Set II only.
Schley
8/16/1981 94900 64 kbs VBR A bit echoey. AUD-heads will love it, SBD snobs will need some time to adjust. Unknown
9/11/1981 95743 64 kbs VBR Nice all-around sound. More full-sounding than the previous Nak 300 release. Joanie Walker
9/12/1981 95671 64 kbs VBR Wise's recording is good, but this is much clearer. Joanie Walker
9/12/1981 105584   VBR All due respect to Joanie, but this one's got B A L L S ! ! !  The pick of the bunch. Bob Wagner
9/13/1981 102437   VBR Listen to the SBD (which for the era isn't bad), then this.  It's like the earmuffs come off. Jim Wise
9/13/1981 105585   VBR 9/12 Walker a bit too dull; 9/13 Wise a bit too bright.  Wagner hits the sweet spot both nights! :-D Bob Wagner
10/15/1981 79933 64 kbs VBR Killer Phil bottleneck space. Unknown
10/16/1981 80060 64 kbs VBR Third Melkweg show, the one everyone remembers. Unknown
2/19/1982 94395 64 kbs VBR Not quite as good as the next night's Rango Keshavan recording, but still a really good listen. Rango Keshavan
2/20/1982 13613 64 kbs VBR Willy recording. The two best are too close call, so I'm listing them both. Unknown
2/20/1982 94410 64 kbs VBR If there's a board of this floating around, I don't EVER want to find out. This is 100% definitive. Rango Keshavan
5/21/1982 109334   VBR "Telephone" vocals, but clear and powerful instruments. Up front, solid sound, great show. Bob Wagner
5/22/1982 109335   VBR Much better vocals than the previous night, instruments just as clear or better. Bob Wagner
5/23/1982
135249

VBR
Very clear representation of the dark, snaky year that was 1982.
Brian Schley
5/28/1982 87547 64 kbs VBR Not the best AUD, but decent and an unusual format and setlist. Boz Scaggs sings in set 2. Unknown
7/17/1982 102172   VBR A little rough around the edges compared to the next night, but still decent.  Phor Phil Phans. Jim Ho
7/18/1982 100727   VBR Very solid, punchy sound.  Phil and drums prominent, rest of band clear.  Loser rocks. Unknown
7/25/1982 80279 64 kbs VBR Strong Brent, some sound separation, up-close vocals. Slight tinniness. Jim Vita
7/25/1982 102502   VBR Just as good as the Vita recording, a bit clearer or brighter. Jim Wise
7/28/1982 4980 64 kbs VBR You feel like you're in the best seat in the house.  Taper spat at the beginning is a riot. Jim Wise
7/29/1982 4981 64 kbs VBR Red Rocks quality. :-) Occasional audible chatter, but mostly just music. No SBD available. Jim Wise
7/29/1982
135533

VBR
Clear Jerry, strong Phil.  What more could you ask for?  Great recording of a great show.
Frank Streeter
7/29/1982
135524

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Slightly lower volume and slightly(!) faster speed, otherwise identical to Streeter recording.
Doug Lamarre
7/31/1982 19017 64 kbs VBR Nice overall sound, bias to high freqs. Good example of early '80's energy. Steven Martin
8/3/1982 5984 64 kbs VBR Could almost be mistaken for a matrix. Paul Hogan
8/10/1982 137540

VBR Slightly distant vocals, but has that dark goo, "X factor" sound. Very solid sound. Kenny Mance
9/5/1982 87210 64 kbs VBR Very up front and clear sound. Slight distortion keeps it off the "pristine" page. Unknown
9/17/1982 335 64 kbs VBR Clear, heroin-influenced jams Unknown
9/17/1982
135446

VBR
Another fine representation of this night.  On a par with FM broadcasts from this period.
Schley
9/20/1982
118799

VBR
Provides an excellent feel for the show and venue at more than decent quality.
Jim Morrone
10/9/1982 93682 64 kbs VBR This is a much better transfer of the Keshavan recording. Like the next night, better than the SBD. Rango Keshavan
10/10/1982 93732 64 kbs VBR New Miller transfer of Rango's excellent AUD recording. It and 10/9 are mandatory downloads. :-) Rango Keshavan
10/10/1982 109822   VBR Clear but not brittle, up front but not distorted.  "Just exactly perfect" :-D+E122 Bob Wagner
10/17/1982 18108 64 kbs VBR Hard to tell with this one. Punchy, up front, missing some highs. Unknown
3/25/1983 7350 64 kbs VBR NFS, killer FOB Unknown
4/16/1983 23851 64 kbs VBR Excellent recording. Stephen Stills rips out a screaming "Black Queen" on this one. Set 2 only. Charlie Miller
4/16/1983 7316 64 kbs VBR Nice, all around good sound. No one will call this a board, but it's a very nice AUD. Steve Rolfe
4/17/1983 117500   VBR Listening to this after the SBD is like the earmuffs coming off.  Stephen Stills "Love the 1 UR w/" Da Weez
4/22/1983
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To my ears this is the best circulating AUD.  No SBDs out there.  Listen and judge for yourself.
Unknown
5/13/1983 94514 64 kbs VBR Excellent Rango Keshavan recording. Rango Keshavan
5/13/1983 96817 64kbs VBR Not as bright as the Keshavan recording.  Some may find this a plus, others not. Unknown
5/13/1983 32809 64kbs VBR A happy medium between the Keshavan and Poris recordings.  Phil's well represented, too. Mark McCue
5/14/1983 18225 64 kbs VBR All the AUDs from this show are good. D. Kramer & M. Field
5/14/1983 94515 64 kbs VBR Excellent Rango Keshavan recording. Definitely the best source, much fuller. Rango Keshavan
5/15/1983 2217 64 kbs VBR Good recording if slightly tinny. Check out the Slipknot, never heard one quite like it. Rango Keshavan
5/15/1983 94516 64 kbs VBR Again, this new transfer is definitely better - done by none other than Charlie Miller. Rango Keshavan
5/15/1983 96565 64 kbs VBR Less clear, but also less distorted than the Rango/Miller source.  Overall a good listen. Unknown
6/20/1983 32795 64 kbs VBR This show belongs in everyone's collection.  No SBDs, this to my ears is the best of the AUDs. Dean Grabski
6/21/1983 11491 64 kbs VBR 5 AUD sources circulate for this show, no SBDs.  Each has tradeoffs.  This sounds best to me. Unknown
6/22/1983 14908 64 kbs VBR Another example of why I love AKG's Tommy McKeown
6/22/1983 92208 64 kbs VBR A bit thin-sounding (i.e., could use more Phil), but otherwise a very clean sounding source. Andrew Faintych
6/24/1983 7291 64 kbs VBR Clear vocals, strong kick drums, a little more bass than the following night. Unknown
6/25/1983 11802 64 kbs VBR Good recording, good show. Clear vocals, strong kick drums. Unknown
6/25/1983
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Same show, slightly clearer recording.
Steve Hill
7/31/1983 96409 64 kbs VBR Anyone who has any doubts about this source should listen to the West LA Fadeaway - 'nuff sed. Rango Keshavan
8/20/1983 96387 64 kbs VBR Vocals and instruments are clear, undistorted and in your face.  Best Rango I've ever heard. Rango Keshavan
8/21/1983 10920 64 kbs VBR Up front bass and vocals. If it weren't for some slight distortion this would be in the "pristine" tab. Unknown
8/21/1983 95672 64 kbs VBR Maybe too much high frequencies for some people, just right for others. Decide for yourself. Michael Kirshner
9/2/1983 23854 64 kbs VBR Good recording, but vocals have a bit of that "telephone" quality. Mostly a good listen, though. Unknown
9/7/1993 102052   VBR Slightly fast recording, but less overdriven than the Beyer recording. Clear, solid, good separation. Bob Morris
9/7/1983 113550   VBR On pitch, clear instruments, tinny-ish vocals.  Wider dynamic range than Morris's, earmuffs off. :-) Bob Wagner
9/8/1983 111728   VBR Close up sound, clear highs, may or may not have slight distortion.  Excellent overall sound. Da Weez
9/8/1983 113684   VBR This night Bob got everything right - vocals, instruments, everything.  Pretty damn near perfect. Bob Wagner
9/10/1983 94508 64 kbs VBR Solid, if not perfect, recording. Bob Wagner
9/10/1983 96920 64 kbs VBR Crystal clear vocals.  Jerry's ax is a bit muffled, but Brent fans will love how up front his keys are. Dead John or Bonner
9/11/1983 23224 64 kbs VBR Up front FOB. Very nice listen. Jeff Silberman
9/11/1983 100454   VBR Not as full-sounding as the Silberman Senn recording, but decent. Unknown
9/11/1983 112783   VBR This falls somewhere between the Silberman and the Unknown recording for clarity and fullness. Da Weez
9/13/1983 110514   VBR If the vocals (not bad in themselves) were as clear as the instruments, this would be in "Pristine". Da Weez
9/24/1983 98303   VBR A truly magnificent recording, Phil and Brent especially.  Vocals slightly tinny, otherwise perfect. Yamaguchi, Poris
10/8/1983 97883 64 kbs VBR Great, full-sounding recording.  No known circulating board. Jeff Silberman
10/8/1983 100036   VBR This has all the depth and body of the Senn recording without any of the muddiness. Unknown
10/9/1983 101937   VBR Good recording, but vocals have a bit of that "telephone" quality. Mostly a good listen, though. chasingwilma
10/11/1983 118673   VBR Not as good as the SBD, but very, very good recording.  Sorry, can't find the right words. chasingwilma
10/12/1983 91125 64 kbs VBR Slightly boomy, but very acceptable substitute until an SBD or matrix becomes available Rob Eaton
10/12/1983 345 64 kbs VBR This is the best source for this show. Not perfect, but an enjoyable listen. Unknown
10/14/1983 20023 64 kbs VBR Solid recording.  Phil and Brent lovers will eat this up.  Jerry's lower in mix, but still clear. Ficca, Brennan
10/15/1983 93751 64 kbs VBR Weaker vocals than the Mow source, but Jerry's guitar and Brent are much better on this. Jeff Silberman
10/18/1983 91344 64 kbs VBR This lacks a little high range, but overall solid, punchy. Rob Eaton
10/20/1983 19515 64 kbs VBR None of the recordings of this are what I'd call "spectacular", but this one sounds nice.  Try it. Ficca, Brennan
10/21/1983 19156 64 kbs VBR Similar quality to previous night.  IMHO, the best of the night. Ficca, Brennan
10/22/1983 111406   VBR Is this a literal record of the notes played?  No.  Does it capture the night's excitement?  Absolutely. :-) Da Weez
12/28/1983 99127   VBR Even a Walscoller has its limits.  This has a live feel missing from the board and sound excellent. Andrew Faintych
12/30/1983 109130   VBR Typical of excellent recordings for this period - bright and clear, but with solid middles and bass. Andrew Faintych
12/31/1983 79383 64 kbs VBR I used this for my radio promo. Todd Suraci, Mike G.
3/28/1984 27303 64 kbs VBR Missing a bit of the mid ranges, but overall good recording. Andrew Faintych
3/28/1984 109259   VBR More up close and clear than the Faintych (which is also good) - DaWeez strikes! :-D DaWeez
3/31/1984 98823   VBR This is a huge improvement over the draggy SBD.  Slight "head cold" sound compared to Nubar's. Rango Keshavan
3/31/1984 111289   VBR Brighter than Rango's, but a bit thin.  Still has punch. Nubar
4/7/1984 108618   VBR Good, crisp sound.  Could pass for FM quality from this era. Da Weez
4/13/1984 109288   VBR Another excellent recording from DaWeez.  Vocals a bit tinny. Da Weez
4/14/1984 34901 64 kbs VBR Clear, punchy, low crowd. Runs fast, though. Bill Koucky
4/14/1984 109331   VBR Not as crisp as Koucky's, but better-rounded and on pitch. DaWeez
4/16/1984 35048 64 kbs VBR The Shakedown alone on this is worth it. Bill Koucky
4/17/1984 90543 64 kbs VBR Lots of good AUD sources for this show, but I think this one's the best. Rob Eaton
4/21/1984 18253 64 kbs VBR Puts you right in row 8. :-) Rob Nawrocki
4/21/1984
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Nice Schoeps recordign that compares favorably with the Nawrocki recording
Dave Flaschner
4/29/1984 91146 64 kbs VBR Still not perfect, but a big upgrade from the source I used to have listed here. Rick Pauline
4/30/1984 91165 64 kbs VBR Another one that sounds like a live broadcast. Rick Pauline
6/14/1984 78371   VBR Up close and personal.  Slight swishiness in higher freqs, but still very good. Tony Suraci
6/21/1984 32640 64 kbs VBR Better than the FM Ray Ackerman
6/23/1984 14566 64 kbs VBR Can't decide between the two best sources, so I'm listing them both. This is the Nak 100 source. Unknown
6/23/1984 14951 64 kbs VBR Sennheiser 441 source. Naks or Senns? Brightness or gravitas? Pepsi or Coke? You choose. ;-) Unknown
7/3/1984 31634 64 kbs VBR Good all around representation of instruments and vocals. Ted Carpenter
7/4/1984 78958 64 kbs VBR This really belongs in the "pristine" section. All the stars came into alignment for this recording. Tony Suraci
7/15/1984 32295 64 kbs VBR Vocals and Phil are a trifle thin, but overall a really good recording. Jim Quirk
7/21/1984 112806   VBR Clear, balanced, very listenable.  Slightly thin, but only slighly. Da Weez
7/22/1984 102101   VBR Nice recording of a good show Greg Holtz
7/22/1984 108370   VBR Fuller and crisper than the Nak recording. Da Weez
10/6/1984 15573   VBR Very nice, overall balanced and clear recording.  Taped 30' in front of the board and sounds like it. Mike Grace
10/8/1984 91376 64 kbs VBR Though clearly an AUD, IMHO it's better than the board. Much more Phil, more lively and not flat. Rick Pauline
10/8/1984 94302 64 kbs VBR Not as up front or boomy as the Pauline source. Listen to space, you'll feel like you're right there. Steve Rolfe
10/8/1984 97535 64 kbs VBR Very clear, without the loud crowd noise of the other sources.  Not as bright, more balanced. Greg Holtz
10/11/1984 33825 64 kbs VBR Very much a "you are there" feeling. Very clear, strong, up front. Derek McCabe
10/11/1984 17411 64 kbs VBR Less dynamic than the Beyer, but cleaner with less crowd noise. Doug Oade
10/11/1984 94404 64 kbs VBR A happy medium for those who find the Beyer too up front but the Oade Schoeps too distant. Andrew Faintych
10/11/1984 99190   VBR Yet another great recording of this show.  Very hard to find a bad one. Steve Rolfe
10/11/1984 100420   VBR Yes, I know, it is a nice number. ;-)  Very nice recording, too. :-) Holtz, Bolton
10/12/1984 30192 64 kbs VBR Very up front, could just about put it in the "pristine" section. A tiny bit fast, but nothing major. Unknown
10/12/1984 91998   VBR This recording's a little more muffled, but still worth a listen. Steve Rolfe
10/12/1984 101952   VBR Another very good recording of this show. Greg Holtz
10/14/1984 98557   VBR Knock your socks off FOB Rick Pauline
10/14/1984 110042   VBR This has high freqs the Pauline source is missing.  One of several excellent pulls from this show. D5 Scott
10/15/1984 91434 64 kbs VBR Knock your socks off FOB Rick Pauline
10/15/1984 79023 64 kbs VBR Another taste test. Adam, Mark McCue
10/18/1984 17273 64 kbs VBR The recent Miller release sounds good, I just prefer crisper Naks over the slightly boomy Senns. Unknown
10/18/1984 91464 64 kbs VBR But just 'cause I'm such a nice guy I'm gonna let you judge for yourself. ;-) Rick Pauline
10/28/1984 106167   VBR Very clear, very powerful representation of this show. Joanie Walker
10/30/1984 106168   VBR X 2 what I just said for the above. Joanie Walker
12/29/1984 95694 64 kbs VBR How good is this? I replaced the Oade with it - that should tell you everything you need to know. Michael Kirshner
12/31/1984 96435 64 kbs VBR Better and clearer than the FM broadcast, IMHO. Russ Cansler
12/31/1984 105154   VBR On a par with the FM, without the annoying announcer interruptions. ;-p G. Holtz, T. Bolton
2/20/1985 5303 64 kbs VBR Really good, clean, all around sound. Try it, you'll like it. :-) Alan Powell
2/20/1985 83096 64 kbs VBR An equally good recording. Mark McCue
3/10/1985 83219 64 kbs VBR Good PA Deli Mike tape. Mike Kutic
3/10/1985 96594 64 kbs VBR Not as much bottom end as the Deli Mike tape, but much less boomy (sorry, Mike). Greg Holtz
3/12/1985 83444 64 kbs VBR This could be an FM. Mike Kutic
3/12/1985 96071 64 kbs VBR Again, you'll just have to stream this and the PA Deli Mike source to decide which you like best. Greg Holtz
3/24/1985 8461 64 kbs VBR Decent, though not spectacular for an Oade. That's to say, damn good on anyone else's scale. Doug Oade
3/24/1985 99178   VBR Clearer vocals than the Oade.  Crisp but not quite brittle.  Fine recording. Unknown
3/25/1985 14497 64 kbs VBR Missing some high frequencies, a tad boomy, but overall a very good recording. T. Danscuk, S. Barbella
3/25/1985 23222 64 kbs VBR Another very good recording of this show. Somewhat more balanced than the Nak 300 source. Jim & Doug Oade
3/27/1985 78403 64 kbs VBR Another bright, clear, energetic AUD. The Stella is must listen. Brian Mandel
3/28/1985 78436 64 kbs VBR A little boomy but still very good. Brian Mandel
3/28/1985 23443 64 kbs VBR Vocals are a little distant. Otherwise, this is a good, clean representation of the night's sound. Jim & Doug Oade
3/29/1985 78439 64 kbs VBR I won't say this is perfect, but it's very clear, bright and energetic. Brian Mandel
3/31/1985 8244 64 kbs VBR Oade - need I say more? Doug Oade
3/31/1985 30884 64 kbs VBR IMHO the best source for this show. David Minor
4/1/1985 23659 64 kbs VBR Oade - need I say more? Jim & Doug Oade
4/1/1985 5594 64 kbs VBR This runs a tiny bit fast, but has a snappy brightness not found in the Oade. Steven Ziemba
4/1/1985 87290 64 kbs VBR Somewhat brighter and more daring than the Oade. Runs the risk of being tinny at times. Joe D'Amico
4/4/1985 23848 64 kbs VBR Another great Oade recording. Jim & Doug Oade
4/6/1985 78851 64 kbs VBR Vocals a bit distant and boomy, but this has a real dark energy groove missing from the board. Tony Suraci
4/6/1985 33703 64 kbs VBR Somewhat crisper than the Beyer recording. Very energetic. Brian Mandel
4/6/1985 96803 64 kbs VBR No big bottoms, but clearer highs and less boom. Greg Holtz
4/8/1985 24227 64 kbs VBR Another great Oade recording. Jim & Doug Oade
4/13/1985 32595 64 kbs VBR Good Sennheiser sound. Could be mistaken for a Healy matrix. Mark McCue
4/13/1985 97199 64 kbs VBR This one takes the cake.  Crisp, clean, without sacrificing the midtones. Greg Holtz
4/14/1985 32621 64 kbs VBR Slightly smoother sound than the Holtz recording. Mark McCue
4/14/1985 97220 64 kbs VBR Not quite as clean as Holtz's recording of the previous night, but still excellent. Greg Holtz
4/27/1985 102035   VBR Vocals are a bit thin, but otherwise a fine recording. Greg Holtz
4/28/1985 102036   VBR Very nice, solid recording.  Like previous night, vocals are a bit thin. Greg Holtz
6/14/1985 24451 64 kbs VBR Excellent sound, especially for Phil phans.  Bombs and wall shaking rattles left and right. :-) Jim & Doug Oade
6/14/1985 105542   VBR This is brighter and clearer than the Oade, yet manages to avoid being brittle or distorted. Rango Keshavan
6/15/1985 97125 64 kbs VBR Somewhat more distorted than the Oade, but still a very good listen.  Stronger bass. Andrew Faintych
6/15/1985 33338 64 kbs VBR Has the clarity of the Oade, but not as up close and lacking some of the mid and lower freqs. Mark McCue
6/16/1985 9218 64 kbs VBR Flawless Oade recording. Highly recommended. Doug Oade
6/16/1985 105543   VBR The Oade's great, but my God - this one's got BALLS!  A must for Phil phans (NFS!). Rango Keshavan
6/16/1985
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Another powerful, present recording.  Clear with heavy bottom, clear top and full mids.
Andrew Fainteych
6/22/1985 86805 64 kbs VBR A little distant, but altogether clear.  On a par with FM broadcasts from this period. Greg Holtz
6/28/1985 33339 64 kbs VBR Probably the best AUD available of this show - and on pitch, which you can't say for the SBD. Mark McCue
7/1/1985 79649 64 kbs VBR Another great 1985 recording. Tony Suraci
8/30/1985 25470 64 kbs VBR Not as bright as the following night's Oade, but definitely fuller. Both sound great turned up. ;-) Jim & Doug Oade
8/30/1985 96289 64 kbs VBR Clear and full sound.  A must download. Mark McCue
8/31/1985 8237 64 kbs VBR A bit brighter than the previous night. Jim & Doug Oade
9/2/1985 26077 64 kbs VBR Clean and clear Oade sound. Jim & Doug Oade
9/3/1985 1681 64 kbs VBR Up front and in your face. Clear, if slightly compressed, sound. Charlie Connor
9/3/1985 7691 64 kbs VBR Another very good recording of this show. Somewhat more balanced than the Beyer recording. Jim & Doug Oade
9/5/1985 27680 64 kbs VBR Volume's a bit low, but otherwise that same, great, consistent Oade quality. Jim & Doug Oade
9/5/1985 106789   VBR A bit brighter and clearer than the Oade.  Excellent recording. Bob Morris
9/6/1985 28164 64 kbs VBR Could almost be in the pristine tab. Oade. Doug Oade
9/6/1985 106790   VBR I couldn't very well have the Oade here and not include this.  The two sound almost identical. Bob Morris
9/15/1985 13600 64 kbs VBR Could be mistaken for a matrix. Unknown
10/11/1985 79719 64 kbs VBR A bit brighter than the Oade. Both are good. Tony Suraci
10/28/1985 83672 64 kbs VBR A bright, live AUD sparkling with the pure energy that is a Grateful Dead show. Mike Kutic
10/29/1985 83024 64 kbs VBR If you've liked the "safer" AUDs, it's time to wade out into the surf where the real fun is. Mike Kutic
11/1/1985 9217 64 kbs VBR Compare the "Gloria" on this source with the Dick's Picks. You'll see why you need the AUD. Jim & Doug Oade
11/2/1985 91238 64 kbs VBR Could easily be mistaken for a mid-80's FM. Lucien Zaleski
11/2/1985 20663 64 kbs VBR A bit drier than the Senn recording, but still very good. Frankly, I'd take either AUD over the board. Jim & Doug Oade
11/4/1985 11880 64 kbs VBR Clear recording with lots of oomph and ambience (but not too much). Phil Unger
11/5/1985 21246 64 kbs VBR Oade - need I say more? Jim & Doug Oade
11/7/1985
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Very bright and clear, it's better than some of the mid-80's FM broadcasts I've heard.
Andrew Fainteych
11/8/1985 79024 64 kbs VBR Same energy as 3/27/85, but the volume's not overdriven. Tony Suraci
11/8/1985 22023 64 kbs VBR Clean Oade sound. Not as lively as the other two sources, but still very good. Jim & Doug Oade
11/8/1985 86547 64 kbs VBR A bit bright but nice overall sound. Actually, all of the sources for this show sound good. Andrew Faintych
11/10/1985 19212 64 kbs VBR Another fine Oade recording. Jim & Doug Oade
11/11/1985 19303 64 kbs VBR Another very fine Oade. Phil heavy, but not too much. Doug Oade
11/22/1985
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Close to SBD quality, slight swishiness in upper frequencies.
Jon Bernstein
12/30/1985 81314 64 kbs VBR Much more live than the board.  You feel like you're at the show, not in a recording studio. Unknown
2/8/1986 83804 64 kbs VBR This is the clearest AUD source for this show. Mike Kutic
2/8/1986 2987 64 kbs VBR This has less crowd, but also sounds more compressed. Taste test! :-) Unknown
2/12/1986 3302 64 kbs VBR Very solid sound. Not board-like, but clear and lively. Crowd is very unobtrusive. Unknown
2/14/1986 29477 64 kbs VBR Very solid sound. Not board-like, but clear and lively. Crowd is very unobtrusive. Charlie Connor
3/21/1986 5178 64 kbs VBR Not "just exactly perfect", but definitely worth a listen. Unknown
3/21/1986 107555   VBR Decent if slightly bright recording (Beyers).  Brent's Leslie takes front and center stage. D5 Scott
3/23/1986 102167   VBR No SBDs circulate for this show.  Of the AUDS, I prefer this one.  YMMV. Greg Holtz
3/24/1986 92275 64 kbs VBR A very live-sounding, exciting tape. A bit thin-sounding, but still pretty good. Danny Thompson
3/24/1986 7480   VBR Much more solid and fat sound than either the Thompson tape or the board. Missing Esau. Stephen Porter
3/25/1986 3188 64 kbs VBR Very clear and distinct instruments and vocals. Listening to the SBD is like putting on earmuffs. Charlie Connor
3/27/1986 87700 64 kbs VBR Another generally good AUD Joe D'Amico
3/28/1986 32520 64 kbs VBR This will sound very good to AUD fans, maybe a little muffled to others. Bill Koucky
3/28/1986 87706 64 kbs VBR Better than the previous night's recording. More bottom end, less distortion, high freqs still clear. Joe D'Amico
3/28/1986 88950 64 kbs VBR All the AUDs from this show are excellent. I THINK this one's the best. Danny Thompson
3/31/1986 88001 64 kbs VBR Very hard to find a bad recording from this period. Guess I'll have to keep looking. ;-) Joe D'Amico
4/1/1986 7342 64 kbs VBR Very excellent recording. A little too overdriven to make it to the "pristine" tab. Stephen Porter?
4/4/1986 79986 64 kbs VBR This is a great source, but really all of them for this show are. Tony Suraci
4/4/1986 87246 64 kbs VBR Vocals are a bit distant, but everything else is right up front and in your face. Brian Mandel
4/12/1986 13456 64 kbs VBR Really fantastic sound, guaranteed to please SBD snobs. Unknown
4/12/1986 85126 64 kbs VBR Excellent sound, about a half tone sharp. When I have time I'll do a pitch correction and seed it. Mark McCue
4/13/1986 13513 64 kbs VBR Almost impossible to tell this from a board. Unknown
4/22/1986 13583 64 kbs VBR A bit of echoiness and distance keeps this recording off the "pristine" tab. Unknown
5/3/1986 9626 64 kbs VBR Slight swishiness, but otherwise excellent. Unknown
5/11/1986 2317 64 kbs VBR Vocals are a bit distorted, but otherwise a fine recording. Charlie Connor
6/20/1986 22935 64 kbs VBR Excellent recording. Could have been an FM. Sean Weber-Small
6/21/1986 98673   VBR Has a live quality missing from the board; could have qualified as a mid-80's FM broadcast. M. Grace, A. Szvetecz
6/22/1986 100204   VBR Very strong, present recording.  Could qualify as an FM. M. Grace, A. Szvetecz
6/29/1986 76557 64 kbs VBR A bit rough around the edges, but good quality and definitely conveys the energy of the show. Charlie Connor
6/29/1986 104996   VBR All of the clarity of the Beyer source with none of the brittleness. Dave Cohen
6/30/1986 87521 64 kbs VBR Not too distant, not so close you feel you're getting beaten up. Not quite pristine, but very good. Unknown
6/30/1986 105003   VBR Brighter than the Miller source, but lacks some of its body.  My preferences change w/my mood. Dave Cohen
7/2/1986 82519 64 kbs VBR Misses the "pristine" page by a hair.  On the other hand, Phil phans will prefer this source. Danny Thompson
3/26/1987 81450 64 kbs VBR A welcome replacement to the multigen, off-pitch SBD.  '87 AUDs rock! Tony Suraci
3/29/1987 77977 64 kbs VBR Very clear sound, audience energy but not overwhelming. Andrew Faintych
3/31/1987 89349 64 kbs VBR Now this is one damn find AUD!  Strong and clear, guaranteed to please Joe D'Amico
3/31/1987 81534 64 kbs VBR Con: more crowd; Pro - more crowd. ;-)  Still clear, but more of a "you are there" feel. Tony Suraci
4/2/1987 11804 64 kbs VBR This one really gives the board a run for its money. I think I prefer it to the SBD. Unknown
4/2/1987 99141   VBR The board beats just by the tip of a nose. Steve Rolfe
4/3/1987 89432 64 kbs VBR Good sound. Slightly overboard on the high freqs, but worth a listen. Joe D'Amico
4/3/1987 99165   VBR This and the other AUD are better than the board, IMHO Steve Rolfe
4/4/1987 78055   VBR Much crisper and clearer than the SBD.  Maybe a little too crisp for some, but excellent. Andrew Faintych
4/4/1987 99167   VBR This is the Goldilocks recording for those who find the SBD too dull and the Fishman too brittle. Steve Rolfe
4/17/1987 86837 64 kbs VBR Slightly tinny, otherwise great sound. John Corso
4/18/1987 87639 64 kbs VBR Tres, tres clear and fine. Lots of energy. Slight tinniness keeps it off the "pristine" tab. John Corso
4/19/1987 98052 64 kbs VBR I won't say this beats the Walscoller, but it gives it a serious run for its money. John Corso
5/2/1987 91858 64 kbs VBR This one is a serious rival to the Walscoller.  Download this and you won't miss the board. Unknown
5/2/1987 105509   VBR If Naks are too bright for you, this dark, punchy Schoeps source should do the trick. Michael Grace
5/9/1987 92165 64 kbs VBR The recording is very clear. Unfortunately, so are the handclaps. :-( Russ Cansler
6/14/1987 83990 64 kbs VBR Another great Danny Thompson recording. Danny Thompson
6/28/1987 105601   VBR No board available, but with a recording like this, who cares?  God bless the tapers. :-D Cohen, Lee
6/28/1987 8140 64 kbs VBR If the Cohen-Lee source is too bright for you, this may be just the medicine. Scott Bille
7/8/1987 1600 64 kbs VBR Other than lower volume, no way to tell this from the Healy matrix.  Another great '87 AUD. Unknown
7/12/1987 3422 64 kbs VBR Not sure this would have made the FM cut. Either way, this recording demands respect. Unknown
7/12/1987
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Again, not pristine, but all-around clear and good recording. Includes set with Dylan.
Dave Flaschner
7/24/1987 92568 64 kbs VBR A bit distorted but not bad. Also the only circulating source. Includes entire 3rd set with Dylan Russ Cansler
7/26/1987 98214 64 kbs VBR Finally, the entire show.  Previously only the Dylan set was available.  Not great, but good. Yamaguchi, Poris
8/12/1987 81967 64 kbs VBR Again, very clear and lots of good energy. Could have been an FM. Jon Pasternak
8/18/1987 12102 64 kbs VBR Solid sounding, about FM quality Unknown
9/7/1987 106821   VBR Not too many sources for this show out there.  This one's probably the best. Rango Keshavan
9/9/1987 90033 64 kbs VBR Very respectable sound. Not better than the SBD, but definitely a nice download to listen to. Joe D'Amico
9/9/1987 10161 64 kbs VBR More oomph and more well-rounded than the Nak 300 recording. I'd play this one on the radio. Unknown
9/18/1987 90241 64 kbs VBR SBD has the clarity, but this gives you the priceless crowd participation on Sugaree. Joe D'Amico
9/20/1987 90492   VBR Nothing wrong with the board, but this is a bit livelier. Joe D'Amico
10/3/1987
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VBR
The vocals are a bit boomy, but the instruments are clear and present. Only AUD on archive.org.
Jeff Bowen
11/14/1987 15823 64 kbs VBR Not many sources on my RAID survive Walker-Scotton-Miller upgrade. This did. Unknown
3/27/1988 88250 64 kbs VBR Decent sound. Clear instruments and vocals, unobtrusive crowd, undistorted. Like a mid-80's FM. Unknown
4/3/1988 109056   VBR Clear, solid, could use a little more mids and bottoms.  Overall very enjoyable listen. Jon Pasternak
4/5/1988 10073 64 kbs VBR All around, excellent live sound. Unknown
4/5/1988 109167   VBR Just as clear as the unknown recording, without as much crowd noise. Will please the pickiest. :) Jon Pasternak
4/7/1988
137382

VBR
This is definitely the best AUD of this show. Enough punch and clarity to make for a good listen.
Dave Flaschner
4/30/1988
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VBR
Vocals are a bit muffled, but the instruments are snappy, clear and up front.
Jeff Bowen
5/1/1988
118671

VBR
Solid, up front.  Despite slight distortion, could almost be mistaken for a board.
Jeff Bowen
6/22/1988 17349 64 kbs VBR Another good, up front FOB. Craig Camus
6/25/1988 8478 64 kbs VBR Excellent recording. Could have been an FM or matrix. Punchy Schoeps sound w/lots of Phil. Unknown
6/25/1988 107387   VBR Brent-heavy and up front vocals.  Less balanced than the Schoeps, more lively.  Interesting contrast. Zaleski, Kolodjelski
6/30/1988 414 64 kbs VBR This sounds like a good compromise between the next two sources. Unknown
6/30/1988 81533 64 kbs VBR A little tinny, but still up front and clear. Ray Ackerman
6/30/1988 80269 64 kbs VBR This one's a bit better, with more punch and bottom end. Set 2 only, though. Unknown
7/2/1988 106588   VBR Clear, bright source.  Not as good as the next night, but still an excellent recording. Bob Morris
7/3/1988 3325 64 kbs VBR This Beyer source is clearer than the Nak 300 source, but lacks its gravitas. Both are excellent. Charlie Connor
7/3/1988 92586 64 kbs VBR More mid-range punch than you'd expect in a Nak 300 source. A bit swishy, but overal good. Ted Carpenter
7/3/1988 107117   VBR Schoeps afficionadoes will love this source.  Clear, not too bright, rounder, solider sound. Dan Haugh
7/17/1988 9245 64 kbs VBR Better than the board. Less separation, but more punch, more energy, "fatter" sound. Sean Weber
7/29/1988 93970 64 kbs VBR PZMs aren't my favorite mics, but this recording deserves major, major respect. Russ Cansler
7/30/1988 21092 64 kbs VBR Excellent Reutelhuber recording - I'd take this over the board any old day. Bill Reutelhuber
7/30/1988 94495 64 kbs VBR Crisper than the Reutelhuber, but lacking some of its depth. Either beats the SBD to a pulp. Russ Cansler
7/31/1988 85999 64 kbs VBR Started out perfect, then taper moved. VERY Phil-heavy. Danny Thompson
8/26/1988 8215 64 kbs VBR Whatever you think of the performance, this recording is pure gold. Unknown
9/16/1988 105567   VBR The SBD has more clarity, but also more tape wow that kills it for me.  This is worth a listen. Zaleski, McCue
9/19/1988 90976 64 kbs VBR Not perfect, but solid recording with a lot of energy.  Clean enough sounding for most people. Joe D'Amico
10/20/1988 105858   VBR Not stellar quality, but okay.  Also the only circulating, complete recording. Alan Miller
12/28/1988 97099 64 kbs VBR This could use more bottom, but the mids and highs are clear.  Very slight distortion. Greg Holtz
2/12/1989 76126 64 kbs VBR Another good FOB. Mike French
4/2/1989 96554 64 kbs VBR Very live sounding, all instruments and vocals well represented. John Bleich
4/3/1989 89791 64 kbs VBR This just has a punch and energy that the SBD's missing. Also sounds damn good. Jon Pasternak
4/3/1989 96796 64 kbs VBR Another really good recording.  Strong high frequencies, up close sound. John Bleich
4/9/1989 83523 64 kbs VBR Gives the board a good run for its money. A bit more oomph, and almost all the clarity. Danny Thompson
4/11/1989 94240 64 kbs VBR A front row seat.  No, scratch that - a ride on a rollercoaster. :-) Greg Holtz
4/15/1989 106308   VBR Holtz's recording is the choice for 4/11, but 4/15 and 4/16 belong to Dave Cohen and Justin Lee. Cohen, Lee
4/16/1989 106339   VBR This and the 15th are clear, solid recordings.  Very enjoyable, put you right in the audience. Cohen, Lee
4/29/1989 9052 64 kbs VBR Not as in your face as the Holtz recording, but more balanced and actually somewhat better. Unknown
4/29/1989 76511 64 kbs VBR Good, solid FOB sound. Again, broadcast quality. Mike French
5/7/1989 99567   VBR Time/pitch stretch this to 101.991%, invert the right channel, and it'll sound "just exactly perfect". Keith Litzenberger
6/19/1989
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VBR
Worlds better than the bloodless SBD.  This has punch, clarity and adrenaline to spare.
Chuck Miller
6/21/1989
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VBR
Slight vocal distortions keep this off the pristine page.  Otherwise, "just exactly perfect".
Chuck Miller
7/2/1989 77444 64 kbs VBR Excellent Tim Alexander recording, taped right in the Phil Zone. An absolute must for Phil phans. Tim Alexander
7/2/1989 81459 64 kbs VBR Less Phil on this recording, but much clearer high frequencies. Danny Thompson
7/2/1989 30363 64 kbs VBR Not as dynamic as the MOTB, but less distortion. On its own merits it’s a very good recording. Unknown
7/4/1989 9045 64 kbs VBR If you can't afford Truckin' Up to Buffalo, this is a very fine substitute.  Official release still better. jon@archive.org
7/4/1989 101996   VBR This is probably the best of the available recordings for this show. John Bleich
7/4/1989
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VBR
Full frontal assault on your aural reception system. Strong, clear, powerful recording, great show.
Seremetcc And Bean
7/7/1989 10925 64 kbs VBR A well-rounded, good representation of the night's music.  Should satisfy the most picky… Unknown
7/7/1989 96994 64 kbs VBR …but this puts you right in the seventh row.  Drums can overpower sometimes, but small price. Andrew Faintych
7/12/1989 32130 64 kbs VBR Excellent, if slightly fast, recording. Boyd McHugh
7/15/1989 96609 64 kbs VBR Slightly muffled, but altogether a good recording. E. Wahba, P. Volkerding
7/15/1989 106500   VBR Definitely the clearer recording.  No "head cold" sound. Cohen, Lee
7/17/1989 92457 64 kbs VBR Much clearer than the 7/15 recording.  A bit compressed and monoish. Casey Coniff
7/17/1989 106490   VBR Repeater stack recording.  Extremely clear, dry, a bit mono-ish. Greg Holtz
7/18/1989 106491   VBR Repeater stack recording.  Extremely clear, dry, a bit mono-ish. Greg Holtz
7/19/89
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VBR
A tad distorted, but otherwise excellent, clear, up front.
Kevin Tobin
8/4/1989 78877 64 kbs VBR Even better than the Koucky recording, with more punch to it. Try both and see which suits you. Jon Pasternak
8/4/1989 92598 64 kbs VBR A little distortion, but mostly just good, live sound. One of those "you are there" recordings. Casey Coniff
8/5/1989 3871 64 kbs VBR Tiny amount of distortion keeps this off the "pristine" page. Otherwise terrific. Unknown
8/5/1989 78865 64 kbs VBR The punch of the Schoeps and the crispness of the Senn recordings.  Best AUD for this show. Jon Pasternak
8/5/1989 92636 64 kbs VBR A little driness just keeps this off the "pristine" page. Otherwise, this is one excellent recording. Casey Coniff
8/6/1989 78852 64 kbs VBR A bit dry, but up front sound and vocals puts this source on the page. Jon Pasternak
8/17/1989 82800 64 kbs VBR Pretty damn excellent recording - could easily be mistaken for a matrix Mike Kutic
8/19/1989 83803 64 kbs VBR Full, up-close recording. Tiniest loss of higher frequencies keeps it off the pristine page. Mike Kutic
9/30/1989 97332 64 kbs VBR Slight muffling, but a very pleasant mid-range punch to this recording. Dave Barfield
10/9/1989 99647   VBR The only really good AUD I've heard of this night.  Those who were there have to hear this. Dave Barfield
10/18/1989 100218   VBR Slightly fast, but still a good all-around recording of the show. Dave Barfield
10/18/1989 101845   VBR Slightly clearer and closer to pitch than the Barfield recording. Keith Litzenberger
10/19/1989 101809   VBR Another great Litzenberger recording. Keith Litzenberger
12/9/1989 102174   VBR The SBD's better, but until you find it why not listen to this VERY excellent AUD? Jeff Bowen
12/10/1989 102175   VBR Ditto.  Get the SBDs of both shows if you can, but these AUDs are excellent, close to pristine. Jeff Bowen
3/16/90
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VBR
Though slightly muffled, this source has none of the boominess or other problems of the others.
Gene Juteau
3/22/1990 7460 64 kbs VBR Not perfect, but pretty damn well near. Unknown
3/25/1990 28389 64 kbs VBR Nice, warm Schoeps sound. Clear vocals and instruments. Good all around sound. Ted Mattes
3/29/1990 91347 64 kbs VBR Overall, a very good, lively, clear recording. Not quite "pristine", but almost. Keith Litzenberger
4/2/1990 3299 64 kbs VBR This has healthy reverb and well-rounded sound. Slight vocal distortion is a small price to pay. Rob Nawrocki
5/5/1990 97423 64 kbs VBR Nice punch, fat bass, slight distortion on vocals.  All told a very good recording.  Set 1 only. Andrew Faintych
5/6/1990 116826   VBR Slightly more muffled than Lech's recording the previous night, but still very good. John Lech
6/8/1990 9630 64 kbs VBR Again, punchy, Phil driven, but very dry. Zero reverb and little crowd. Sean Weber
6/8/1990 94233 64 kbs VBR A little less Phil on this than the other source, clearer highs, a bit more balanced. Keith Litzenberger
6/8/1990 95184 64 kbs VBR Another excellent recording of this night by Alabama Bob. Alabama Bob
6/9/1990 95251 64 kbs VBR Alabama Bob strikes again! Alabama Bob
6/9/1990 111342   VBR A bit crisper than Bob's.  Both are excellent. Da Weez
6/10/1990 95449 64 kbs VBR And again! Is there no stopping this madman? ;-) Alabama Bob
6/10/1990 111344   VBR Same as previous night - slightly crisper than Bob's source, same depth and punch. Da Weez
6/10/1990 457 64 kbs VBR Another very good, punchy Schoeps recording. Unknown
6/15/1990 7762 64 kbs VBR Vocals a bit in the background. A little reverb, but definitely an earmuff quality to it.  Still good. Jill & Rob R.
6/16/1990 7763 64 kbs VBR Vocals a bit in the background. A little reverb, but definitely an earmuff quality to it.  Still good. Jill & Rob R.
6/16/1990 96407 64 kbs VBR Brighter and without the earmuff quality of the previous source, but also less sound separation. Savage, Litzenberger
6/17/1990 7764 64 kbs VBR Vocals a bit in the background. A little reverb, but definitely an earmuff quality to it.  Still good. Jill & Rob R.
6/17/1990 96420 64 kbs VBR Same as the previous night - brighter, but more homogenized than the Nak source. Savage, Litzenberger
6/23/1990 6945 64 kbs VBR Not pristine like the Sennheiser recording, but also good. Jill & Rob R.
6/23/1990 99648   VBR Excellent, punchy recording.  Could use more highs, but that's Healy's fault. Charlie Miller
6/24/1990 6946 64 kbs VBR Pros: punchy, distinct,in your face, almost no crowd; cons: a little too in your face. Unknown
6/24/1990 94258 64 kbs VBR I don't know which source is better. Am I less beat up, or do I want just a little more presence? Keith Litzenberger
6/24/1990 106896   VBR Pro: brighter than the Litzenberger; Con: less depth, slightly tinny vocals.  Still excellent. d5scott
7/4/90
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VBR
The mics were right in front of the left repeater stack. Very clear, compressed, monoish.
Mike Darby
7/8/1990 97714 64 kbs VBR If you can't afford View From the Vault I, this should hold you until you can. Greg Holtz
7/16/1990 116444   VBR You definitely want this wide awake source, not the sleepy board. JB (John Bleich?)
7/19/1990
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VBR
If you don't mind a slight "smushed" sound, this otherwise clear recording is a good listen.
Dave Cohen and Justin Lee
9/7/1990 101018   VBR A tad distant sounding, but captures the excitement of the boys' return after Brent's death. John Bleich
9/8/1990 101148   VBR Same quality as previous night. John Bleich
9/14/1990 11810 64 kbs VBR Excellent, clear recording. Dave Brotman
9/14/1990 88942 64 kbs VBR Another taste test. :-) S. Weber, R. Katseff
9/15/1990 9047 64 kbs VBR Very good, but not spectacular recording. A bit echoey. Still a good listen. Dave Brotman
9/16/1990 88947 64 kbs VBR Sharp, snappy sound, Phil comes through loud and clear. Definitely worth a listen. tdarian
9/16/1990 9435 64 kbs VBR Low levels, but otherwise decent recording. You know where the volume knob is. :-) Dave Brotman
9/16/1990 97707 64 kbs VBR Okay, so I'm biased toward Keith - but this is still the best recording of the show. Keith Litzenberger
9/18/1990 9772 64 kbs VBR Very clear recording. Dave Brotman
9/18/1990 88968 64 kbs VBR Another excellent recording tdarian
9/19/1990 9988 64 kbs VBR Very clear recording. Unknown
9/20/1990 9989 64 kbs VBR SBD is better, but this is also very good and should satisfy the instant gratification crowd. :-) Dave Brotman
9/20/1990 96918 64 kbs VBR Vocals are slightly distant, but overall a good recording. M. Laurentius
10/13/1990 90031 64 kbs VBR A bit too much volume keeps this off the "pristine" page. Check it out, it's still excellent. Alf Houck
10/17/1990 92977 64 kbs VBR Vocals are a little distant. Otherwise, this is a good, clean representation of the night's sound. Greg Holtz
10/19/1990 90094 64 kbs VBR Another one that sounds like a live broadcast. Clear but not in your face. Alf Houck
10/22/1990 90745 64 kbs VBR The board sounds downright insipid compared to this. Alf Houck
10/24/1990 90754 64 kbs VBR After hearing another Nak source that kicks this run's boards, remember the name - Alf Houck. Alf Houck
10/28/1990 90833 64 kbs VBR Alf Houck. The man. The mission. The Naks. Alf Houck
12/8/1990
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Very clear, recorded from center repeater stack, so somewhat monoish.
Mike Darby
12/9/1990
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Same quality as the previous night'd Darby recording.
Mike Darby
12/27/1990 28385 64 kbs VBR Almost pristine. Set 2 only. JC Mahoney, D. O'Neill
3/21/1991 94179 64 kbs VBR Another very good Litzenberger recording. Check out the "Stir it Up" jam just before drums. Keith Litzenberger
4/4/1991 24711 64 kbs VBR Clear vocals and instruments, crowd present but not intrusive. Thomas Larson
4/27/1991 91055 64 kbs VBR Almost made it onto the "pristine" page. Set 2 only Unknown
4/28/1991 19161 64 kbs VBR Excellent FOB. Unknown
5/4/1991
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Could use a bit more bottom, but very clear and enjoyable to listen to.
John Lech
5/12/1991 9402/ 64 kbs VBR Another good FOB. Unknown
6/7/1991 10558   VBR For those who find the board too lifeless, this is a very acceptable alternative. Trew Rickers
6/9/1991 95641 64 kbs VBR Who needs boards when you've got recordings as good as this one?  I mean, really - who? J. Young, C. Brennecke
6/12/1991 94310 64 kbs VBR Another great Litzenberger recording. Keith Litzenberger
6/14/1991 94371 64 kbs VBR For a Litzenberger I'd have to give this a gentleman's B. For anyone else, I'd rate it a solid A. Keith Litzenberger
6/17/1991 95644 64 kbs VBR Catches the "HOE-LEE SHIIIIIIT!!!!!" atmosphere of the Eyes opener AND sounds excellent. J. Young, C. Brennecke
6/19/1991 19144 64 kbs VBR If all you've heard is the board, you still haven't heard this show.  Mandatory download. Unknown
6/24/1991 28394 64 kbs VBR Very good FOB. JC Mahoney, D. O'Neill
6/25/1991 28403 64 kbs VBR Same quality as previous night. JC Mahoney, D. O'Neill
6/25/1991 95647 64 kbs VBR This has an OMFG clarity to it.  Don't think, download.  Now. J. Young, C. Brennecke
6/28/1991 96359 64 kbs VBR Loud, raucous and in your face.  This ain't no stinkin' board - this is the GRATEFUL DEAD! J. Young, C. Brennecke
8/12/1991 96371 64 kbs VBR Phil phans will love this one.  Crank it and you'll think you're at the show. J. Young, C. Brennecke
8/13/1991 91678 64 kbs VBR Good recording, but slightly muffled, no crowd energy. Go w/the SBD if you can find it. Keith Litzenberger
8/14/1991 113427   VBR Weak Jerry vocals, otherwise most instruments and vocals are clear.  Occasional crowd convos. Da Weez
8/18/1991 94188 64 kbs VBR Another great Litzenberger recording. Keith Litzenberger
9/9/1991 96399 64 kbs VBR AUD fans will love it, newcomers, eh.  A welcome alternative to the bloodless SBD, though. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/10/1991 96422 64 kbs VBR Pro: pretty clear, good listen.  Con: a bit distant and echoey, low but audible crowd chatter. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/13/1991 97387 64 kbs VBR Description for 9/10/91 Young-Brennecke applies here and for the rest of the MSG run. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/14/1991 97388 64 kbs VBR Same tapers, same venue, same description. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/16/1991 97389 64 kbs VBR Same tapers, same venue, same description. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/17/1991 97390 64 kbs VBR Same tapers, same venue, same description. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/18/1991 97391 64 kbs VBR Same tapers, same venue, same description. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/18/1991 94309 64 kbs VBR A little constricted sounding, distant vocals. Still, quality's good and the playing is spectacular. Keith Litzenberger
9/20/1991 101438   VBR Clear though not pristine recording.  Lots of crowd energy. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/21/1991 85221 64 kbs VBR Really good recording, clear w/lots of energy.  Check out TLEO. Andrew Faintych
9/21/1991 101439   VBR Clear though not pristine recording.  Lots of crowd energy. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/22/1991 85223 64 kbs VBR Again, there's just more energy here than on the board. Also some excellent Bruce. Andrew Faintych
9/22/1991 101440   VBR Clearer than the previous two nights, closer to the stage.  Set I only. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/24/1991 101441   VBR Clear though not pristine recording.  Lots of crowd energy. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/25/1991 101442   VBR Clear though not pristine recording.  Lots of crowd energy. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/26/1991 101443   VBR Clear though not pristine recording.  Lots of crowd energy. J. Young, C. Brennecke
12/31/1991 94179 64 kbs VBR Not the best Litzenberger recording, but that's like saying not the best Maserati. ;-) Keith Litzenberger
3/2/1992 105675   VBR Clear keys, guitars and vocals.  Plenty of depth and punch, without sacrificing the high end. Trew Rickers
3/20/1992 76478 64 kbs VBR A little distant at times, and more than a few handclaps, but worth a listen.  Still beats the SBD. Unknown
3/21/1992 97542 64 kbs VBR Slightly distorted sounding, still worth a listen. Keith Litzenberger
3/21/1992 76484 64 kbs VBR Ditch the board and get this.  Brighter than the Litzenberger, liver than the board. Unknown
5/23/1992 14835 64 kbs VBR Not as clear as the SBD, but not nearly as sterile, either. Paul Tumolo
5/29/1992
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Similar to Miller's 5/31/92.  Why I prefer good AUDs to SBDs in the Vince era.
Chuck Miller
5/30/1992
116403

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Same taper, same mics, same venue, same run, same great sound.
Chuck Miller
5/31/1992
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The 90's have far fewer terrible recordings, but far fewer excellent ones too.  This is excellent.
Chuck Miller
6/14/1992 105592   VBR Not as clear as the SBD, but not nearly as sterile, either.  Solid, punchy. Jon Pasternak
6/28/1992
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Everything I wrote for the next night's recording applies equally to this one.
cdipietro
6/29/1992
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Borderline pristine. Less punch than the Litzenberger (which may make it more desireable).
cdipietro
12/5/1992 8757 64 kbs VBR Great, up front recording. Unknown
12/6/1992 10381 64 kbs VBR Excellent, well-rounded recording. Unknown
12/6/1992 33956 64 kbs VBR Very similar in quality to the other source. Todd Evans
3/25/1993 34849 64 kbs VBR Puts you right up in the front. Punchy Schoeps sound.  High quality, very recommended. Todd Evans
5/14/1993 94259 64 kbs VBR Very good Litzenberger recording. Wouldn't call it pristine, but excellent. Keith Litzenberger
5/25/1993 19223 64 kbs VBR Excellent tape. Tom Bellanca
5/26/1993 84031 64 kbs VBR Another good FOB. Todd Evans
5/27/1993 91374 64 kbs VBR A bit more distorted than the other Litzenberger on the "pristine" page, but still very, very good. S. Fink, K. Litzenberger
5/27/1993 100800   VBR Up front and vibrant FOB.  REALLY good recording. T. Evans, J.Waddell
6/13/1993 116901   VBR Best circulating AUD to date for this show.  Clear, clean and live. Floater
6/15/1993 18984 64 kbs VBR Vocals are bit weak, but all in all a nice, well rounded recording. J. Young, C. Brennecke
6/16/1993 99165   VBR Very tasty recording, much more of a "you are there" feeling. Steve Rolfe
6/19/1993 16607 64 kbs VBR All around very good recording. A bit too much top and too little bottom, but overall fine. Unknown
6/21/1993
118166

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Clear recording that captures the energy of the show. Close to matrix-like quality.
Mike Darby
6/22/1993
118168

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Similar quality to the night before. Proof that a good Vince-era AUD always beats the SBD.
Mike Darby
6/23/1993
118192

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Vocals are a bit more distant than the previous two nights. Still, wouldn't kick it out of bed.
Mike Darby
8/22/1993 97076 64 kbs VBR Another very clear Litzenberger recording.  Nice to finally have an alternative to the sterile board. S. Fink, K. Litzenberger
8/25/1993 94033 64 kbs VBR Another good Litzenberger recording. Keith Litzenberger
9/12/1993 24494   VBR Good all-around recording. Cousinit
9/14/1993 19237   VBR Much more solid and up-front recording than the previous night's. Cousinit
9/16/1993 8375 64 kbs VBR Check out the Days Between. Eliot Byron
9/17/1993 5704 64 kbs VBR Yet another great recording from this run. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/18/1993 5079 64 kbs VBR Very clear recording. J. Young, C. Brennecke
9/22/1993 97122 64 kbs VBR Weak bottom, punchy mids, clear highs.  Accurate representation of Vince-era mix. Keith Litzenberger
9/25/1993
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Short but very sweet recording. Set I only.
Charlie Miller
6/8/1994 117196   VBR Very clean, clear, live recording. Baker
6/10/1994 10067 64 kbs VBR Almost made it onto the "pristine" page. Unknown
6/18/1994 109217   VBR Strong low freqs, lots of depth, highs *slightly* muted but still clear.  Very nice recording. baker
7/3/1994 86000 64 kbs VBR Clear high freqs, obviously an AUD but a very good one. Neil Sturtevant (?)
7/13/1994 34299 64 kbs VBR Slight tinniness keeps it off the pristine tab. Could almost be a board. Bill Koucky
7/19/1994 92433 64 kbs VBR An upgrade to the source I previously posted here, much clearer. John Bleich
7/23/1994 574 64 kbs VBR You've never heard a Samba in the Rain like THIS Samba in the Rain. :-) Tim Buller
7/26/1994 10225 64 kbs VBR Not perfect, but definitely good quality and worth a listen. Slightly muffled sound. Chase Smith
8/1/1994 96433 64 kbs VBR Slightly boomy, but vocals and instruments come through clearly. Definite "you are there" feeling. Keith Litzenberger
8/3/1994 20291 64 kbs VBR Levels are a bit overdriven, but otherwise this is a clear, crisp, excellent recording. Dan Sisler
9/18/1994 10069 64 kbs VBR Levels are a bit overdriven, but otherwise this is a clear, crisp, excellent recording. Unknown
9/29/1994 15078 64 kbs VBR A bit too much volume keeps this off the "pristine" page. Still excellent. Dave Minor
10/1/1994 15079 64 kbs VBR Very solid, up front recording Dave Minor
10/2/1994 15111 64 kbs VBR Very solid, up front recording Dave Minor
10/3/1994 15112 64 kbs VBR Identical quality as the previous 2 nights. Excellent recording. Dave Minor
10/6/1994 79554 64 kbs VBR A bit too much volume keeps this off the "pristine" page. Still excellent. John Bleich
10/7/1994 97255 64 kbs VBR Slightly distant, but still good and definitely preferable to the sterility of a Vince-era board. Eliot Byron
10/7/1994 101803   VBR Of a comparable quality with the Byron recording. Keith Litzenberger
10/9/1994 132783
64 kbs VBR I'm not as into post-Healy AUDs as I used to be - but this restores my faith.
cdpietro
10/10/1994 88861 64 kbs VBR Marginally inferior quality to the next night's AKG recording keeps this off the "pristine" page. Tom McMinn
10/15/1994 96333 64 kbs VBR This is why people try to tape Front of Board - that clear, up front, in your face FOB sound. :-) Keith Litzenberger
10/15/1994 96457 64 kbs VBR Brighter than the Litzenberger source - maybe too bright for some.  You be the judge. John Bleich
10/19/1994 91913 64 kbs VBR Crisp and bright tones dominate.  More mids and lows and I'd put it on the "pristine" page. Chris LaPorte
3/18/1995 92015 64 kbs VBR Good all around representation of instruments and vocals. John Bleich
3/29/1995 16088 64 kbs VBR Very clear recording. Unknown
4/2/1995 91056 64 kbs VBR Very clear recording. Greg Holtz
4/7/1995
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Clear, punchy, ballsy recording. Why I always prefer AUD's post-Hornsby.
Andy Trate
5/19/1995 8874 64 kbs VBR Now this is one strong, clear recording! Unknown
5/20/1995 8875 64 kbs VBR A bit more muffled, but more up front than the next source. Choose wisely, son, choose wisely. ;) Unknown
5/20/1995 18798 64 kbs VBR Good AKG recording. Dan Sisler
5/21/1995 8876 64 kbs VBR Pros: up front, percussive, clear instruments and vocals. Cons: slightly muffled. Unknown
5/26/1995 35199 64 kbs VBR Very clear instruments and vocals, without sacrificing the bottom end. Unknown
5/26/1995 87601 64 kbs VBR Slightly muffled, but altogether a good recording. Mike Albright
5/28/1995 9992 64 kbs VBR Another punchy Schoeps recording. Very clear, not distorted. Unknown
5/28/1995 33569 64 kbs VBR Appears to be another transfer of the same Schoeps recording. Unknown
5/29/1995 10070 64 kbs VBR Identical quality as the previous night, i.e, excellent. Unknown
5/29/1995 34270 64 kbs VBR Appears to be another transfer of the same Schoeps recording. Unknown
5/29/1995 85419 64 kbs VBR Another Schoeps recording, this one not so in your face but still loud and punchy. Jones, Trigale, Cowan
6/2/1995 85533 64 kbs VBR Slightly muffled, but altogether a good recording. N. Sturtevant
6/3/1995 10153 64 kbs VBR Another very good recording. Unknown
6/4/1995 85723 64 kbs VBR No reason for an SBD when you have a recording like this. Some wind noise at times. N. Sturtevant
6/18/1995
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Slightly tinny, but has a lot of punch and clear vocals.
Unknown
6/19/1995 85632 64 kbs VBR Solid bass and middles, acceptable highs. Should make the pickiest listener happy. Keith Litzenberger
6/24/1995 12271 64 kbs VBR Pretty good representation of the '95 sound. Wally Stine
6/30/1995 83114 64 kbs VBR Very up front sound. A few screams a bit too close to the mike, but otherwise pretty good. T. Evans, A. Gross
6/30/1995 92491 64 kbs VBR Never thought I'd say this, but this is somewhat more of a well-rounded sound than the Schoeps. Greg Holtz
7/2/1995 19592 64 kbs VBR "The Titanic sails at dawn…" The gate crash show, in brilliant stereo. :-( Unknown
7/2/1995 113283   VBR Approximately the same quality as the previous source. Mark Nutter
7/5/1995 1819 64 kbs VBR Can't speak to the quality of the show itself, but the recording is really good. Unknown