Chateau d'Herouville (a.k.a "The Honky Chateau")
Multi Camera Pro-shot
This is the un-encoded PAL version.
Lineage: VHS master > Roxio VHS to DVD > iMovie'08 7.1.4 > iDVD 7.0.4 > PAL
Audio: (shnid 94356)
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat -> CD
CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> FLAC
(2 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
July 18, 2008
Video Attribute :
Video compression mode : MPEG-2
TV system : PAL
Aspect Ratio : 4:3
Display Mode : reserved
Source picture resolution : 576x720
Frame Rate : 25.00
Source picture letterboxed : Not letterboxed
Bitrate : 8.00 Mbps
Menu : Yes (song list on separate menu)
Audio Attribute :
Number of Audio channels : 2
Number of Audio streams : 1
Audio Coding mode: Linear PCM audio
Sampling Rate : 48kHz 1536Kbps
Jerry Garcia - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Phil Lesh - Bass, Vocals
Bob Weir - Guitar, Vocals
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - Drums
Partial Morning Dew (B&W)
Hard To Handle (Color)
China Cat Sunflower (B&W)
I Know You Rider (B&W)
Partial Black Peter (Color)
Sugar Magnolia (Color)
Sing Me Back Home (B&W)
The group's most exotic gig in 1971 was a one-shot in France.
"We went over there to do a big festival, a free festival they were gonna have, but the festival was rained out. It flooded. We stayed at this little chateau which is owned by a film score composer who has a 16-track recording studio built into the chateau, and this is a chateau that Chopin once lived in; really old, just delightful, out in the country near the town of Auvers sure Oise, which is where Vincent Van Gogh is buried. …" Garcia said.
"We were there with nothing to do: France, a 16-track recording studio upstairs, all our gear, ready to play, and nothing to do. So, we decided to play at the chateau itself, out in the back, in the grass, with a swimming pool, just play into the hills. We didn't even play to hippies, we played to a handful of townspeople in Auvers. We played and the people came — the chief of police, the fire department, just everybody. It was an event and everybody just had a hell of a time — got drunk, fell in the pool. It was great."
Some of the Grateful Dead show at Hérouville were broadcast in France by the "The Second Channel" of the ORTF (French Radio and Television Broadcasting) on the July 24, 1971 edition of the rock program "Pop 2"
A second part of the show has been broadcast in Black & White ( don't know why !) on the November 27, 1971.
Audio has been captured in Mono
The interview conducted with Jerry is really interesting but overdubbed in French.
That overlay doesn't allow English speakers to truly hear all that's being said. Of course, if you speak fluent French then you might be able to understand all that Jerry is talking about and all that the translator dude says afterwards.
-- Disc change is seamless
-- The intro to Truckin' is cut
-- First few notes to Me And My Uncle are cut
-- Thanks to Rob Eaton for the discs
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
- Video assets courtesy of hbtoulouse from PAL version seeded at TTD.
- SBD audio courtesy of the LossLess Legs.
- Audio synchronization by Kevin Tobin using Adobe Audition to compress/expand the audio in multitrack mode to match the original audio.
- Video patches created with Ulead VideoStudio 9 by Kevin Tobin.
- Multiplexing via TMPGEnc MPEG Editor by Kevin Tobin.
- DVD authoring via DVD Architect 4.5 by Kevin Tobin.
I'm not going to begin to document the massive number of cuts that I found in this amazing video - the POP 2 editors did a fairly good job in most places where the cuts were almost seamless but when compared to the Miller soundboard, large chunks of every song were missing. Morning Dew and Black Peter were left incomplete, however missing footage between existing clips were filled in to allow for the music to flow and short lead-in or lead-out footage was added. The rest of the songs are now complete. I spent almost 40 hours matching the existing video and filler with the intent of making it as close to possible - this was after the time I spent syncing the existing video to the Miller soundboard. I enjoyed and appreciate the original footage supplied by hbtoulouse and have made these modifications with his blessing. I also put the songs in the correct order and moved the Jerry interviews to a seperate section. I only hope you enjoy this as much as I do as it doesn't really get much better than this.