August 12 - August 18, 2013
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have tunes spanning 17 years of Grateful Dead history, some excellent Summer Dead tunes.
Our first selection is from 7/16/72 at Dillon Stadium in Hartford, the first Grateful Dead show after Pigpen's final Dead show on 6/17/72, the start of a new era for the Grateful Dead. From this show, we have the big second set jam of Truckin'>The Other One>He's Gone>The Other One>Looks Like Rain.
From nine years later in Kansas City, we have the start of the second set on 7/7/81, featuring Man Smart, Woman Smarter, Candyman, Estimated Prophet>Eyes Of The World. Man Smart had debuted just a few days earlier, on 7/2/81 in Houston. I'm a big fan of slight tweaks in song position, so this second set Candyman is a nice addition to the pre-Drums sequence.
Our final selection this week is from the second night of a two night run at RFK Stadium on 7/13/89, and from this show we have the start of the second set, featuring He's Gone>Looks Like Rain>Terrapin Station. It was a huge surprise to the audience when they opened their second set with He's Gone, a rarity.
Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to join us here next week.
Wish those 89 RFK multi-track shows would be available for purchase. The audience tapes just don't do them justice.
Case in point the "Sugaree" that was available here a few years ago. Brent is doing some serious spell-binding on the piano. Simply inaudible on the aud tape.
have a toast with a...
started playing when i clicked open in new tab on the links lol
is there a listen link for the tapers section? I dont see one...
They had opened the second set the night before at RFK with Sugaree. RFK was my favorite Stadium to see the Dead at, it seemed more intimate to me for some reason then the more cavernous Giants, Sullivan or Rich Stadiums they played in the summers during the late 80's. Hornsby played accordion during Tennessee and Memphis Blues if memory serves, this night. Fun two shows in 89.
Very nice picks for this week. Have not had time to listen to tapers section in a while. But appreciate these and always check out what has been posted. I was in RFK stadium on Saturday night and before going I thought to myself and then told my girlfriend, I wish the Dead was playing here tonight. Last night I got to listen to a nice Mexicali Blues and Althea from July 5, 1981 before going out to dinner. Really enjoyed both those. This show from the Zoo Amphitheater has a few slight tweaks in song position to start 2nd set, but I would prefer a different ending instead of Around & Around > Johnny b. Goode > u.s. blues. Other than that this show has a great setlist for me.
Keep the picks coming and please put filler in the upcoming DP volume if one of the discs is falling short. Some of these selections posted here or in jam of the week would make great fillers.