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Hi Bobba Lee,

I am kinda new, too. And in case none of the seasoned folks steps up and points you straight to the show you must have (and in case the shop on dead.net does not have it), you might go to

http://bt.etree.org

That's a website where you can download a few large harddrives of Grateful Dead and other music. The files all are in lossless formats (shn and flac). And in case you are not familiar with these, have a look at what cosmicbadger wrote above. Or check what other seasoned people have posted about it under Forums> Tapers> Technical-Discussions.

At etree you will also find links to sites where you can download the software you need to decode the lossless ones. In case you already know about these things, you can go straight to

http://bt.etree.org/?search=&cat=8

That's a list of almost 500 files (said to contain more than 1,300 shows) in an amazingly unchronological order. So

Happy wading and good luck !

Maybe prepare to loose your last silver dollar on blank CDs.
And never let them catch you, no ...

andré

p.s. : I have read that the GD 02/11/70 show is with Duane and Greg Allman. Have not gotten there. But ... one of them midnights

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Greyfolded perhaps

the only Cd i can think of with a mix is Greyfolded

but if it on an Italian label it is a bootleg- i would think

Bob

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I am a new kind Dead Head

I am a new kind Dead Head and I don't know much about taping etc
how do I get a copy of 1991 Las Vegas show?
My mentor says its a must have.
thanks!!

And the road goes on forever....
BobbaLee

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Looking for a ride to the Phil Show

Leaving from Orange County area for a Long time Head!!!

JAZZzzz

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Looking for a

Looking for a ride to Phil and Friends leaving from Orange County area!

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shn files

You are a lucky chimp, boffo! Thanks for sharing yor good news. These are likely to be files of live shows.

.shn is a format for compressing and storing music files as data without losing data each time it is copied (=lossless). Most digital music trading uses this format (or .flac which does the same thing).

What can you do with them? Here is my suggestion. You will need a fairly decent computer though

1. Find out what you've got. In each directory of shn files there should hopefully be a .txt. file which provides the show details. Open these files and and make a list of what you've got.

2. Some computer media player programmes will play shn files directly (foobar2000 can be downloaded for free)

3 Or you can download a package called 'Traders Little Helper' for free that will help you convert the shn files to a more accessible format for your own use. .wav for burning onto CDs or MP3 for ipods and such.

4. But you should not lose or wipe the shn files as these are what collectors and traders value most as a lossless source for making their own copies.

A forum on this site provides much much more advice on this Forums>Deadheads>Tapers>Technical Discussions

As for sharing, well you could post a list on the 'Tape Trading' Forum here

Forums>Deadheads>Tapers>Tape Trading Topic

and invite people to trade with you (for the SHN files). You should not sell them, but you can ask for help with blank CDs and postage.

or you could put put some of your treasure trove as vines through this site
Forums>Deadheads>Tapers>The Vineyard

or you could upload rare shows to a file sharing site for the whole world to find

or you could offer the whole lot to someone else to sort out, maybe in return for useable copies once they are processed

that's some ideas! Good luck.

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shn files

i have recently been handed a very large stack of dead shows on cd's in shn format. what the heck am i supposed to do with them. i don't know how to listen to them or copy them to pass along. what the f*** is shn? it really is a big stack of music and i would really like to figure out how to hear it. any help out there?

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Gorge shows

Those were the Dead, not the Grateful Dead. Only Grateful Dead shows with Jerry are listed here.

I was at the 2nd of those, July 3, 2004. Robert Hunter, Allman Brothers and then the Dead. It was a Grate Day.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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4 disc set tye dyed cover

It is Ladies and Gentlemen...The Grateful Dead
Fillmore East - New York City, April 1971

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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4 disc set tye dyed cover

1970's sometime and i cant remember where but my friend had that 4 disc set with the tyedyed cover and it has my favorite versions of and we bid you goodnight and bird song on it. i havent found it in stores, you're my last hope!

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