strumminsix wrote:I am mostly a fan of MATRIX recordings. Betty boards and Charlie Miller ones particularly!
Frenchdead wrote:looking for sbd only , ok with a little audience patches but not a lot
here's my rules
each instruments clearly audible, and nearly same level at the mix
same for the vocals
don't keep shows with a good jerry but where you can't hear the rest of the band
77-78 very good sound in general 72 too
SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:I love the big spacy warmth of the '68 and '69 stuff, just cosmic. There's some great sounding '70 and '71 stuff. Of course '72 is really happening with great multitrack mixes. But then I really love the stark mixes from '73 and '74 with just BK on drums. And of course the '77 stuff is astounding and fat. And then by '81 or so, the Brent version of the band with Jerry's tone all dialed in has some great offerings. And in '85 there's some smoking jams with a really drugged out band with great Healy board mixes. And then there's some album quality mixes from '88 and '89 with the rejuvenated band totally on fire. Pretty much downhill from there. By '93, once Healy left and they had the in-ears thing and Jerry stopped using his good rig, I can hardly stand to listen to that stuff. Weird mixes, poor improv and communication, uncohesive jams, Jerry's worst tone ever (plus he was lethargic and very unwell), the keyboard role never quite happened, the band vibe was off, etc. So I guess the best sounding Dead is in that little window from '68 to '89.
I was vacuuming the pool today and had this
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