The Knudsen Tape Collection is a 5000 cassette collection that is going to
digital FLAC format one entire tape or tape side at a time.
All transfers and numbered releases are "raw" files. They are unedited,
unmastered and untracked @ one digital flac file per tape or tape side.
The cassettes were donated to www.shnflac.net by Jeff Knudsen in 2018.
This is a GEMS Lossless Legs production.
Gear: Nakamichi CR-7A -> TASCAM DA-3000
Transfer by Tom Markson
Date and contents unconfirmed. Please listen, look at the photos of the
J-cards and judge for youself. Here's what deadlists.com says occured on this date:
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 8/18/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [49:18] ; Intro [0:12] ; Truckin' [5:44] ; [1:20] ; Dire Wolf [3:53] ; [0:32] ; Friend Of The Devil [3:31] ; [0:23] ; Dark Hollow [3:05] ; [0:12] ; Ripple [4:15] > Brokedown Palace [4:16] ; [0:25] % Operator [2:27] ; [0:25] ; Rosalie McFall [2:57] ; [0:19] ; New Speedway Boogie [9:22] ; [0:53] ; Cold Jordan [2:22] > Swing Low Sweet Chariot [3:40] ; [0:42]
Two [20:39] ; Intro [0:04] ; Six Days On The Road [3:56] % [0:10] ; Watcha Gonna Do [4:16] ; [0:13] % Glendale Train [4:11] ; [0:10] % [0:07] ; Brown Eyed Handsome Man [3:23] ; [0:08] % Fair Chance To Know [4:09] ; [0:02]
Three [1:24:06] ; Intro [0:04] ; Dancing In The Street [14:08] ; [0:25] ; Next Time You See Me [3:03] ; [0:17] ; Mama Tried [2:38] ; [0:11] % Cryptical Envelopment [2:02] > Drums [4:00] > The Other One [8:50] > Cryptical Envelopment [2:03] > Sugar Magnolia [3:54] ; [0:09] % Attics Of My Life [6:45] ; [0:33] ; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World [12:02] ; [0:25] ; Drums [0:11] > Not Fade Away [10:20] ; [0:21] % Casey Jones [4:58] > Uncle John's Band [6:33] ; [0:14]
Comments Total time 2:34:03. On the structure of mid-70 Dead shows see Comments under 05/02/70b. SET 1 is acoustic Dead; this is the complete set. Monitor issues after Truckin'. Pigpen plays piano on Truckin', Ripple & New Speedway. Jerry switches to electric guitar on New Speedway. David Nelson plays mandolin on Rosalie McFall, Cold Jordan & Swing Low. Marmaduke adds bass vocals to Cold Jordan and Swing Low. The introduction goes: "Good evening and welcome to the Fillmore West. Tonight you're going to spend an evening with the Grateful Dead."
SET 2 is NRPS w/ Garcia, pedal steel, and possibly Lesh on bass. They are introduced with "A hearty hi ho silver for the New Riders Of The Purple Sage." The circulating copy of this tape contains less than the first half of the complete NRPS set. Marmaduke introduces Brown Eyed Handsome Man as "a little Chuck Berry action for ya."
SET 3 is electric Dead. The introduction is "For those of you who follow baseball, direct from the Woodacre training camp, the Grateful Dead."
The best copies of this show currently circulating have the following lineage:
MAC > R @ 7.5 ips > R @ 3.75 ips > PCM/Beta > DAT
Unfortunately this transcription contains only the Dead sets. The 20 minutes of NRPS from this date circulates on the B side of a cassette transcript of the master of uncertain lineage. We need a fresh transcription of these masters.
The Taper's Compendium seriously misrepresents the quality of this AUD master, and of the next night's. The NRPS material circulates on side B of the acoustic set cassette, following Cold Jordan > Swing Low. Probably the rest of the NRPS set is on the master & needs to be put into circulation.
Recordings 155 AF
Contributors Jim Powell Harvey Lubar
Caretaker Jim Powell email update
********** The GEMS Knudsen Tape Project **********
In 2018, Jeff Knudsen bestowed his tape collection to the AZ GEMS
team for distribution and archiving. We have cherry picked some shows
and released them but have only scratched the surface. The process
of producing a complete and accurate mastered file set is time consuming:
select the show, compare to existing sources, adjust the tape deck,
transfer to digital, speed correct, master, aquire the source ID and
torrent. We realized we would never release most of collection using this
As long as music is on tapes in a closet, it is useless. If it circulates
it is preserved for others and for the future. Rather than go through
the whole file set creation process, we transfer each tape or tape
side as a single digital file. A two tape concert consists either two big
audio files, 1 for each tape or 4 big audio files, one for each side of
the two cassettes. We transfer professionally using the best gear and
a high quality Analog to Digital device. The Azimuth and Dolby settings
are correct. We release these files for everyone. We do not evaluate
the quality of the source, master it, or track it.
The Knudsen Tape Project is about sharing the tapes.
In each numbered release, along with the digital music files, we
include a photo of the tapes. The goal is to release as many of the
tapes as possible to the website www.shnflac.net.
We think the fruits of this project will become more interesting as time
passes. We believe that access to raw, properly transferred audio will
be of value to both present and future listeners, researchers and others.
Audio mastering technology is moving at breakneck speed. We can only imagine
the future technology that will be available. Having access to unmastered sources
could be invaluable.
The collection was started with a box of tapes Jeff Knudsen recieved
from his friend Dick Latvala in the late 70's. Dick was just a regular
guy in Pahoa, Hawaii and had not yet begun officially working with the
Greatful Dead. Over time, Jeff's collection grew. At that time, tapes were
currency and Jeff had gold. His collection increased to about 5000 coveted
tapes, via mail trades and all night copy-athons. Jeff shared them freely
and widely. If you had a soundboard tape in your collection years ago there
is a good chance it came from Jeff Knudsen.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT ?
Every release in this project is from a band that allows it's fans
to trade music non-commercially. We neither add or take away from that
permission. We only ask that you credit the Knudsen Tape Project if you
use the material. We ask nothing else of you and you do not need
to ask permission to use them. Since we ask only for source credit, we would
rather not hear complaints. Take what you need and leave the rest.
The notion of documenting lineage is a modern one, or simply one Jeff
did not entertain. We do not have lineage information on most of these
tapes. Any information we have will be in the photo of the tapes.
Some of the tapes sound absolutely fantastic. Others may remind
you of a tape you had long ago.
Now the rest is up to the community, with whom we have absolute faith
in the ability to discern.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.
length expanded size cdr WAVE problems fmt ratio filename
72:25.197 1251416858 B cxx -- ---xx flac 0.6930 Tape 1.flac
85:38.183 1479796838 B cxx -- ---xx flac 0.7061 Tape 2.flac
158:03.381 2731213696 B 0.7001 (2 files)
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