Grateful Dead

May 23 - May 29, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll have a double dose of 1969 Grateful Dead music, plus a nice taste of some great 1972 Dead.

Our first selection is from 7/3/69 in Colorado Springs, CO, where we have this nice mix of 1969 music featuring Green Green Grass of Home, Slewfoot, Sitting On Top of the World, Morning Dew, High Time, Me and My Uncle, Casey Jones.

Just two months later, the band found itself back home playing the comfortable confines of the Family Dog, with a set featuring China Cat Sunflower>Doin' That Rag, Dew, Easy Wind on 8/30/69. You might recall we played you some music from the previous night's show last week here at the Tapers' Section, including a Good Lovin' sung by Jerry.

Our final batch of Dead this week is from 10/17/72 in St. Louis, the first of a three night run. We recently played you music from the middle night, so we're very pleased to play you more from this great run: Promised Land ; Bird Song ; El Paso ; Sugaree ; Me And My Uncle ; Tennessee Jed ; Big River ; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Black Throated Wind ; Deal.

Be sure to tune in next week for more fine Dead from deep within the band's archive. As always, we encourage you to write to us with questions or comments.

David Lemieux


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rne's picture
Joined: Aug 29 2007
I can´t wait... have that box with me. Nice german doggie. I bet each show will be presented with a nice illustration like this on the box set.
Little Ben Clock: Jeffrey Norman says that this set will not sound like Europe '72 because the approach to mixing is going to be completely different, without overdubs, looking for a real LIVE sound (warts and all). Europe '72 (like Skull and Roses) is a live album with lots of "studio make-up", with the aim, I think, of introducing many new songs (Ramble On Rose, He's Gone, etc. etc.) that were new at that time as neat and tidy as possible (that means, without wrong notes, forgotten lyrics, etc.) Fortunately, through the archival releases, it was possible to listen to performances from that tour exactly as they were played on stage. Personally, I love Europe '72, but I stills prefer the "raw" material (I use inverted commas, for The Dead were not raw at all, they were simply amazing and many of their mistakes on stage were due to the total commitment to their philosophy of TAKING CHANCES. Unfortunately, like FZ rightly said, YOU CAN´T DO THAT ON STAGE ANYMORE)

Joined: Jan 22 2011

So the puzzle is to figure out which of the great German composers the dog is listening to through those head phones. Right? Is that a scoop of melting rainbow sherbert behind him?

gratefaldean's picture
Joined: Jun 22 2007
Figured out the dog puzzle

Must be missing the the grand prize...

Joined: Feb 4 2008
europe 72

europe 72 über alles!!!!!

Joined: Jun 7 2007
Change of address...?

Firstly, this Caution sounds excellent. I don't know why Jeffrey Norman kept saying in the David Gans interviews that "it won't sound like Europe '72" - I think this mix is far more exciting than the Europe 72 mix, which I've never been thrilled by. Considering this is a lo-fi, compressed stream, the mix is quite rich and the vocals sound great. One of the best parts? Pigpen on organ!

I have a question and this is probably the totally wrong place so please direct me to where I should go, if not here. Hopefully moderators are reading this. I've pre-ordered the Europe '72 trunk set but recently moved. I don't trust Australia's Post's redirection service. So far it has proved to be almost totally ineffective. Anyway, is there some way I can change my pre-order mail address so the package actually gets to me rather than sitting in a mail room somewhere for months?

Joined: Aug 27 2008
How to move the squares

How does one move the squares about to solve this picture of the German Shepard dog?

A great Caution, but I wonder if this is a remixed preview sampler.
Thank you, very much appreciated.

direwulf's picture
Joined: Oct 15 2007
anybody figure out the prize

anybody figure out the prize for solving this puzzle yet besides a nice picture of a german shepard

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Joined: Jun 6 2007

These outtakes sound so good, congrats to the men on the boards.
Pigpen was one the greats, and this song is proof, and this version is solid,

"and I told her, Please!"

The Sky Was Yellow And The Sun Was Blue
People Stopping Strangers Just To Shake Their Hand.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Awesome jam. Smile America !!!!!

I cannot wait for my E72 box to arrive, not to much longer!

Coconut Phil, living Free.


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