Bob Weir: Isolated Soundboard 8-19-89

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  1. johnnyb128

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    You don’t have to be a Deadhead to appreciate this. I’ve always struggled to hear Bob’s playing in the mix but isolated it’s a testament to just how great he is.



    EDIT: Here's the context, the full soundboard of that concert:
     
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    I agree with the first sentence. I think you have to be a deadhead to appreciate this.

    I have no context which to evaluate.
     
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    Hmmmm...just like in the old days, I got a little pissed off waiting for **** to start. I've never heard Bob in the mix before.
     
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    I added a link to the full soundboard of that concert for context. I've always found these isolated tracks that pop up for any artist fascinating even if i wasn't a fan but that's probably just me.
     
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    Thanks for this. A great lesson on how to add color, vibe and groove to a group of very busy musicians. Bob’s chord voicing are a lot tighter and muted than I expected.
     
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    Where does something like this come from? Thanks for sharing, I'll listen tonight.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. I've learned a ton of rhythm things from Bobby. He sounds more overdriven then usual. Is this a feed right off his guitar without effects?
     
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    Very cool, thanks..89' he was playing that Modulus Blacknife right?
     
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    For the last half hour I've been trying to use ONLY bob's iso track in OP to sing a long. The only time I could was during Tennessee Jed and Jack Straw (because I used to cover it)

    No bleed - they had to be in iso boxes for the board. Not a setup nerd with respect to how they ran the shows , but thanks for sharing.

    HA! !! Check this out -
    For jackstraw - the first lyrics "we can share the women we can share the *wine*" He pooches the chord and you can see it on his face.
    And if you're looking for the isolated clam: it's between 5:30 and 5:40. He just forgot to change to the VI.

    Diff between bob and mortals like me is I do that face with more frequency. :)
     
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    Hey...thank YOU for posting this, how cool is that? So now we've got the soundboard and video of the entire show to go along with the isolated Weir tracks. Now nobody can complain about context hahaha!

    I was going to say I thought so, the pink one but then the video posted above confirms it.

    According to the archive page, "-- This is an isolated stereo feed from Bob Weir's guitar patched off the board -- The crew recorded the isolated feed to check for distortion"

    See above! I think it's a one-off type deal, i've never seen any others like an isolated Jerry (but that probably exists somewhere on Archive.org)
     
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    There’s a monitor mix out there (not the same thing, I know) for the show where there was a death threat on Jerry. It’s interesting to hear the banter. Some dark humor. This was from that final tour, the “tour from Hell.” And you can really tell from the banter that the thing was over even if Jerry didn’t die.
     
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    Thanks. OP, I've been messing around with Good Times Roll lately.
     
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    That is so interesting, thank you OP for finding and sharing this.

    It is very different from what I would have expected.
     
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    There are some 73 soundboards where Bob is mixed so high hearing him is just as easy as the isos. Those are a great listen.
     
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    Here is one, if youre on headphones, the right channel is like having Bobby mixed high on your in ear monitors. Great because you still hear some drums and band for context

     
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    Heres an 84 rehearsal with just Bobby, Phil and drums

     
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    This is one of them where he’s mixed pretty high in the original full soundboard that’s for sure. If you have any of these others you’re mentioning point them out if you can.

    I’ve heard a few of these, here’s one if anyone’s interested
     
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    Heh - I was at the '89 Greek shows. 08-19-89 has the most satisfyingly conclusive Other One of the modern era. Not a tight version, but as i said, they work it to a very satisfying conclusion - tension and release, baby! I saw them several hundred times, and this was the only show I attended where the crowd started chanting "One more set!" after the end of Set II.

    8-17-89 has the infamous misquote from Jerry, "Wake up to find out that you are the size of the world."
     
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    I play occasionally with a guy who has an uncanny knack for aping Bobby-style rhythm playing. Fun as hell to play with him. Bobby doesn't get the credit he deserves, but he had some pretty unique ways about him.
     

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