1977-12-17 – New York City, NY – Max’s Kansas City [late set] [2023 new master]

Original Recording


Source (AUD #1):

Main Set: the Grape’s Uher CR134 with AKG A200D mic. > Maxell UD C90 cassette master (no Dolby)

Encore: (unknown master info) > 1st gen. reel


Main Set: ANA(M) > (unknown transfer) > 16/44.1 CD

Encore: 1st gen. reel > (unknown transfer) > 16/44.1 CD

Remaster info: (grner1 – 2022): > Pro Tools (normalize, minor seamless fixes and tracking – no EQ or noise reduction) > .wav files > xACT (Flac level 8 files, tagged with sector boundaries verified)


Alternate lyrics in the first verse of Wiggly World. The band is on fire as 1977 draws to a close. This upgraded copy of the show now includes the encore! Among the legendary “Grape Tapes”. Notes from theGrape:

The encore tracks came from a 1st gen. reel > CD labelled as being from “1977-12-xx Max’s Kansas City”. They were announced before the last song as “before we leave the big asshole”. Since the 17th was the last night of the two day engagement, these encores were from the end of that late show. However, the duplication of Clockout does make me question whether these songs were correctly identified as really being from December 1977.

As of this 2023-11-02 upgrade, the early and late sets from this date that used to be offered on the same listing now each have their own listing.


Iliff D. H. (2005), digital download (2023)

xMMx Revision

[xMMx revisions have been treated to provide the smoothest listening experience. Please keep all notes with these revisions and do not distribute them in place of the original recordings.]

note: this xMMX revision is based on the previously circulating version of this recording, which contains both sets from the evening



Revisions for this show are unknown, but likely include pitch correction, tape patches, level adjustment, and/or light EQ.


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