The Band - 1986-10-08 - Santa Cruz, CA
From the time period after Richard Manuel was gone but had not yet been replaced with other members.
Digital matrix mix from 4 channel cassette master - soundboard + microphones over stage. EX sound quality - check the samples to decide for yourself.
This is the first time this show has circulated with a time-aligned digital mix. Unfortunately a bit is missing from when the cassette was changed, but otherwise it's the complete set.
Rick Danko - bass, vocals
Garth Hudson - keyboards, sax, accordion
Levon Helm - drums, vocals
Jim Weider - guitar
01 intro (2:40)
02 The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (3:41)
03 C.C. Rider (5:31)
04 The Battle Is Over But The War Goes On (5:53)
05 It Makes No Difference (7:37)
06 Caledonia (7:36)
07 Stage Fright (5:03)
08 The Weight// (4:35)
09 //Java Blues (4:20)
10 Up On Cripple Creek (5:59)
11 thanks and applause before encore (2:04)
12 Willie & The Hand Jive (6:02)
13 final thanks and applause (0:56)
Yamaha MT44D 4 channel recorder (4 channels of 45 minutes per 90 min. tape in one direction when sensor is on back of cassette) > Dolby C encoded Maxell XLII-S cassette master.
2 channels of monitor soundboard + 2 channels of Crown PZM microphones over stage.
Transfer: Yamaha MT44D (Dolby C decoded) > Macintosh with Echo Layla audio interface > AIFF > Pro Tools (matrix mix, time alignment & tracking) > AIFF > xACT (Flac level 8 files with sector boundaries verified).