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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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shows at the gorge in george,wa

i've been to two shows in george,wa usa at the gorge, but i couldnt find them in the shows and lyrics section. it was in the early 2000's can anyone help me so i can post 'em? thanks guys!

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this sounds strange

I am in search of a CD with music by the GD. What I remember from the top of my head is that it was published by an Italian label and has one single track. The title of both should be IT.

The article said that it is a mix from a number of recordings of something long and "nameless" the Dead used to play quite often (which does not help a lot) and simply called "IT".

any ideas, suggestions ?

andré

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Name that CD

OK.
Does anyone know which CD this is?
In the very beginning of the show before the band starts playing someone is on stage introducing the band members.
When he gets to Garcia he says "on sometimes guitar Jerry Garcia and on some other times guitar Bob Weir ladies and gentlemen for the deadheads of the world the Grateful Dead".
It's one of the commercial releases I just can't remember which one.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

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Thanks!

Thank you!

I remember the bracelets handed out at Ventura the following year, bearing the 1986 dates! I saved mine for a while, but despite my best efforts ...

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blair sez:

We got the call about the coma on the night of Thursday, July10; the shows were going to be Saturday and Sunday July 12 and 13. I presume papers probably got word on July 11 and ran it on July 12 (but I don't actually know...)

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