Grateful Dead

The Palestra - October 26, 1971

The Palestra

October 26, 1971

Rochester, NY US

Average: 5 (2 votes)


FM broadcast WCMF-Rochester - also: NRPS - tickets: $4.50

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Sunshine-daydream1951's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
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Grateful Dead

The Palestra, University of Rochester,
Rochester, New York

Source 1: (all material on discs 1 & 2)
Source 2: (all material on disc 3)

Disc 1 (61:27)
set 1
1. Introduction (1:18)
2. Bertha (5:53)
3. Stage Banter (3:00)
4. Playin' In The Band (7:00)
5. Sugaree (7:31)
6. Stage Banter (2:10)
7. Me & My Uncle (3:05)
8. Stage Banter (2:26)
9. Tennessee Jed (7:12)
10. Jack Straw (5:35)
11. Big Railroad Blues (4:05)
12. Bobby McGee (6:09)
13. Cumberland Blues (5:55)

Disc 2 (61:48)
set 1 continued
1. Cold Rain & Snow (5:57)
2. Mexicali Blues (3:38)
3. Loser (7:48)
4. Beat It On Down The Line (3:12)
5. Stage Banter (3:11)
6. El Paso (4:51)
7. Comes A Time (7:24)
8. Stage Banter (1:33)
9. One More Saturday Night (5:54)
set 2
10. Ramble On Rose (6:20)
11. Tuning (3:49)
12. Sugar Magnolia (8:07)

Disc 3 (38:26)
set 2 continued
1. Tuning (0:55)
2. Truckin'--> (10:58)
3. Drums--> (5:50)
4. The Other One%--> (16:12)
5. Johnny B. Goode (4:29)

There is a bad connection between the PA system and the FM feed. This causes a buzzing that pops up throughout the show, accompanied by a total loss of amplitude for several seconds at a time. Nearly every song has several of these dropout episodes up until OMSN, with a few ocurrances in the 2nd set. Otherwise, the sound quality is not stellar either, and has frequent distortion and overmodulation on the portions from the primary source. The final portion of the 2nd set on disc 3 is slightly better quality, and the lineage might have one less analog generation, though this cannot be confirmed. Due to the technical problems, this entire show might only be for the completist collectors, and casual collectors might only be interested in the 2nd set.

--Sound Forge was used to normalize and correct the pitch for source 1.
Normalization was applied to the final portion of the 2nd set. Other minor edits were done using Sound Forge as well.
--buzzing and dropouts occur frequently up until the 2nd set; there are often several during each song
--dropouts from tech problems @ 7:05 & 7:25 in O1
--dropout from tech problem @ 1:09 in JBG

part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002

Thanks to Matt Vernon, Raoul Duke, and Jeff Cook
encoding/edits by J. Cotsman

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Spanish Jam

Joined: Aug 4 2011
palestra 1971

greatest show on earth! I have been listening to this show for 40 years and it still makes my hair stand up on the back of my neck!!!! I have a copy of the jam session with jorma at the end too! Belongs in the Smithsonian!!!

bermanart's picture
Joined: Jun 8 2007
Was there also

If I remember correctly, they were playing in a gym type structure and the stage was only three feet off the ground. I was sitting on the stage in front of Phil. I also remember Jorma stopping by at the end of the show and jammed with the Dead. After 44 years, I've been beginning to doubt my sanity because I've never seen any reference to any of the Airplane playing with the Dead at a show I attended until I read your comments above. Thank you


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The Palestra - October 26, 1971