Grateful Dead

April 20 - April 26, 2015

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1981, 1982 and 1993

Our first stop this week is at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 3/10/81, when they Dead were playing the second night of a terrific two night run, and from this show we have the first set featuring Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > Franklin's Tower > Me And My Uncle ; It Must Have Been The Roses > Little Red Rooster ; Don't Ease Me In ; Lazy Lightnin' > Supplication ; Brown Eyed Women > Looks Like Rain > Deal. Early on, you'll hear some big feedback blasts, so please be careful with headphones…

Next is the start of the second set from 3/14/82 in Davis, CA, where we have a very cool sequence of Samson And Delilah ; Ship Of Fools ; Playing In The Band > Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain . I once saw a show on 7/4/90 in Kansas that featured Scarlet>Fire in a similar position, the 4th and 5th songs of the second set heading into Drums. It was always cool when the band messed with our expectations.

Lastly this week we have the entire first set from 3/11/93 in Rosemont, IL, where the band opened and closed with music from Blues For Allah: Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower ; Little Red Rooster ; Althea ; When I Paint My Masterpiece ; So Many Roads > The Music Never Stopped.

Be sure to stop by next week for more music from the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Sorry...it's so damn good I

Sorry...it's so damn good I cain't type right!.... Come on now, give me a hand, this is one fine band, playin best they can......

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"Music Never Stopped" is so

"Music Never Stopped" is so good...

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"Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo"

Never mind the feedback, the band rocks into a really big show at the Garden.

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re: 3/14/82 sample...

playin->scarlet fire-> drumZpace would have been a tasty 420 sequence for the sample length permitted. just sayin...

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iGrateful, I agree also

March 9-10, 1981 are simply fantastic from start to finish. The Grateful Dead were on a mission during these early 1981 shows. Release the 2 as a mini-box, kind folks of Rhino/dead.net.

"Its turning grey, looks like rain"

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Repeating myself here but...

I know I'm repeating myself here, and I'm on record as being one of those that prefers early 70's to anything 80+ in general, but here is a perfect example of when the exception applies. On this short, 2-night NY run the band is totally ON! 3/10/81 is a spectacular show... the second set is incredible and the encores (Satisfaction and Brokedown Palace) will not disappoint. I prey for this release so I can finally get a pristine copy of the two shows 3/9 & 3/10.... Equipment Bomb and all...

Have a great420 day!

iGrateful

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Rosemont '93

I remember being impressed with this run of shows when I first heard the tapes.

This is a '90's set I could really get into if released.

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Across the Rio Grandeeo

the jam before that is excellent. 1981 is on fire in a lot of places. Lots of sweet jams in all the right places

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