In Search of... Info
Trivia questions, who wrote that song, when was the last time the Dead played Deer Creek, etc.
So sorry about your login problems; it was a disturbance elsewhere in the force but should be history by now.
For the past few days I have not been able to log on to this site-it keeps telling me to download a certain software.
I will look into all of the info you have written
I live in Miami and saw the GD once in 1968 at Gulfstream pop festival I was in 14 and hated them-I was waiting for the Mothers and Jimi wish I would have sat next to the stage.
And the road goes on forever....
and Peter Green
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after getting active on the eurotraders mailinglist yesterday (thanks for founding it), I asked about "IT" and within no time some happy mail bombing began.
I got dizzy and then ordered Grayfolded, after checking about the difference to Greyfolded and although each average human will have no reason to label a one hours mix of Dark Star "IT", beause the base of one of the two Greyfolded discs has a title since the first GD live LP.
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
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
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 ...
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
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
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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.
And the road goes on forever....
Leaving from Orange County area for a Long time Head!!!
Looking for a ride to Phil and Friends leaving from Orange County area!
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
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.