1978-06-09 :: Uniondale, Nassau County, Long Island, New York, USA
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum :: 1255 Hempstead Turnpike :: (M2-AUD)
~*~ Carefully remastered fixing various issues, without EQ* or NR ~*~
02. Ride The Tiger
04. Fast Buck Freddie
08. Across The Board ->
11. St. Charles
13. Pride Of Man
14. Big City
16. Wooden Ships -> Go Ride The Music
20. Have You Seen The Stars Tonite ->
21. XM ->
24. Better Lying Down
25. Count On Me
27. Love Too Good
29. Sunrise ->
30. Have You Seen The Saucers ->
31. Pete Sears bass solo ->
32. Have You Seen The Saucers
33. Light The Sky On Fire -> Fire
34. Play On Love
35. Sweeter Than Honey ->
36. Johny Barbata drum solo ->
37. Sweeter Than Honey
39. Somebody To Love
::: Encores :::
41. Show Yourself
44. Volunteers ->
45. So Is the Sun ->
48. Dance With The Dragon
49. White Rabbit
Total Time ::: 2:34:56
::: Very fine stereo AUD. Check samples for jetlag or jetset approbation.
::: Warts: Repaired dullspots & dropouts but surely missed some. Did NOT try to tackle all clapping but a lot was lowered (but didn't try in encores). Weird volume dips after claps near mikes (ALC issue) are mostly fixed (a LOT! of work). Micro tape fatigue volume fluctuations in spots but ain't bad.
::: Jefferson Starship played June 9 & 10, 1978 at this arena.
::: Bob Weir Band opened both nights & was likely taped by this source but I ain't got it.
::: 6 of 9 songs played from "new" "Earth"LP (recorded July–Oct '77, issued 1978-02-06).
::: #09 "instrumental jam" out of "Across The Board" seems quite worked out. Anyone know the name?
::: "So Is The Sun" is a rare JS cover version of a 1976 song by World Column.
::: SBD tapes from both nights recorded for an aborted live LP are rumoured to exist.
::: June 10 setlist MIA. Someone must have tapes. Rumour says it was 4 hours but likely that includes Weir set.
::: JS left for disastrous Euro tour after these gigs. Lorelei had riots & Grace quit before June 24 final tour gig.
::: Papa John guested on some "spring" shows. Maybe him on "Saucers" (& others?) but with no intro, seems unlikely.
Recording Information ::: unknown stereo recording equipment -> master tapes (cassettes?) -> 1st generation cassettes -> 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassettes, Dolby B on.
Playback 2017-03-26 ::: 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassettes on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth adjusted for individual tape, heads cleaned & demagnetized -> Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) -> computer -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, -1% averaged pitch (speed) fix with single pass after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation *except notches for consistent hum spikes at 50,61 KHz. NO noise reduction] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper).
Line-up ::: Grace Slick - vocals // Marty Balin - electric guitar(?), vocals // Paul Kantner - electric guitar, vocals // Craig Chaquico - lead guitar, backing vocals // Pete Sears - electric bass, keyboards, backing vocals // David Freiberg - keyboards, synthesizers, electric bass, vocals // Johny Barbata - drums, percussion, backing vocals(?) // Steve Schuster - sax // David Farey - horns // (Slightly possible Papa John Creach guesting on fiddle #32 & others?).
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
DimeTravel 519 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! Thanks to DIMER gv0000 for info assistance. ::: Corrections welcome ::: To be honest, 1978 JS is not generally my bag, but some songs are more than fine - and you gotta give 'em credit, they didn't play "Miracles", plus their consumate professionalism raises the bar on some otherwise suspect material. Marty revels in horn-supported shlockland with "Light The Sky On Fire -> Fire" - definitely an area where he confuses me. This behavior reappeared all too often, but was in full force with the '89 JA reunion's, "Summer Of Love -> True Love" medley, which was more than cringeworthy listening & a suitable bathroom break during the 5 shows I caught on the tour. Paul is too reserved for me thru much of the show & Freiberg is pretty low-key as well. Surprised the master for this hasn't appeared - a fine capture & likelya Deadhead given the opening act. This band loved playing the New York City area - Grace was almost always in her element there. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees
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Do whatever you want with it except sell it, 'cause that ain't cool!