And as another reviewer puts it:I retract what I said about this show in an earlier review - it is a wonderful show, in excellent sound. I guess I wasn't listening to it in the right frame of mind or something. How could I have been so wrong? A humbling experience - perhaps I should listen a bit more deeply before opening my mouth.
Some (most?) Dead Heads prefer audience recordings, but I generally find them to be too murky sounding and full of unpleasant audience cheering so I avoid them (the Dead were okay with people taping their shows, and eventually evolved to having an audience taping section). To each their own, I guess.The transition from Dark Star through Spanish Jam into US Blues is one for the ages. Brilliant, wonderful show. Don't miss this one.
As this website puts it (in a review of the above show with a picture of the Wall of Sound), "You'll never hear the Wall on a soundboard recording. This historic sound system is wonderfully captured in many audience recordings over the year."
http://www.deadlistening.com/2008/02/19 ... onton.html
And I notice that a reviewer of the audience recording that is linked to in the above review is having a similar issue with this show as me:
Is there something I'm not hearing? I am a huge 74 fan and also a huge AUD fan, and this show is average at best. There are many other superior shows. Both reviews for the AUD and the SBD are raving and I just don't see it.