August 20 - August 26, 2007
As we move toward the symbolic end of summer (Labour Day, of course), we have some great music to play spanning about 21 years of Grateful Dead music, from 1968 to 1989, two fine years with which to bookend this week’s offerings.
Our first entry this week is the encore from 8/21/68 at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, a nice, juicy Midnight Hour. Although not quite as prevalent at shows in 1968 as it had been in 1966, the Grateful Dead continued to play monster versions of this Pigpen vehicle.
Next we’ll stop into 1972, to the opening night of the rightfully famous Europe 72 tour, to 4/7/72 in London. From the middle of that night’s first set is a typically hot 1972 rendition of China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider.
In 1976, at the end of their very successful summer of comeback shows, the Grateful Dead entered the studio and recorded a couple of the songs they’d been playing that summer. From one of those sessions on 8/29/76 is this bare-bones Dancing In The Street with only Donna on vocals. While we’re in mid-1970s mode, we also have this terrific Samson and Delilah from 5/12/77 in Chicago. Despite the frequency that song was played in 1976-1977, they never seem to get tired of it, always offering up an inspired rendition.
Finally from the 1970s, on 4/22/78 in Nashville to be precise, we are pleased to bring you a couple of tracks from the second set, starting with the second set opening Lazy Lightning>Supplication and the pre-Drums Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World, both very nicely performed songs on this night.
Our last stop this week is in New Jersey on 7/10/89, a show that took place in and out of a massive thunderstorm. By request, we have the first set closer, The Music Never Stopped, and from the start of the second set, a great 1989 combination of Foolish Heart, Just a Little Light, Playing In The Band>Uncle John’s Band. What a great tour.
Be sure to check in next week, as we’ll be exploring some intriguing material from 1969 and 1980, and other material between those years, and likely after. We try to surprise even ourselves. Feel free to write with questions or comments.
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vault [at] dead.net
will any of that show be streamed?
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...and the crowd goes WILD!
Streaming Grateful Dead and more
It is with deep regret that I have now realised (to my eternal shame) that I ….
……..MAY NOT BE A REAL DEADHEAD
In the light of this I think it is only fair for me to ask readers to dismiss my recent posts on this forum as irrelevant and frivolous confections.
I always have and alway's will love you all!!
the funny thing to me about all these debate's is the horrific spelling !! But that's just me!! Rogue
I hope Robert Hunter is off kayaking and somehow manages to overlook this thread...
All The Children Learning From Books They Were Burning
( the more you know; the more it hurts )
Maybe I'm missing something....with the new pop-up window...i'm able to go to other sites and surf the net without having to open up a new window and the sound seems to be working just as before. It used to be that unless I opened a new window going to another website would cut off the music....may be the technical difficulties have been fixed....although Bobby still can't get the words right on Truckin' ....
Howdy GD folks ,
I must admit, I appreciate the Vault 3 release, and it's probably great quality. However, I'm surprised that this show would be deemed for a vault release. It's rather weak, in my opinion, accordingly to Phil's book , the band was under stress at this point. And many first versions of GD tunes performed for the first time like wharf rat are very timid to say the least.
I think there are better choices for 71, of which san antonio is very , very high quality performance and the source that circulates is rather low quality; maybe, there isn't a better source available. However, the late 71 with Keith is very, very powerful and had been a shot in arm for the dead at the time. How bout, some rare stuff from 72, like a clean Hamburg, Germany...that is a nice show...or how bout the glorious complete 05-26-72, that show is one of the best of all time, they go out of that tour with a bang...you don't know that the band is exhausted, the playin in the band to the promised land , is all high power stuff, not to mention the second set opener Truckin' , that yes has been released , but the other one is incredible, as is most of 1972. more 72, please I'll buy it , espeicially if it's complete.
I wish that for just one time, You could stand inside my shoes, and for just that one moment, I could be you - Bob Dylan, Positively 4th St.
And how magnanimous will we all feel when it is revealed that this diabolic plot to deprive us of OUR music, was ACTUALLY an attempt to bring the music to us in better, and/or multiple formats!!!
An unsuccessful attempt, albeit; however, now why should they try again, given the way so many have responded…
OH, THE SHAME we will have to bear… AGAIN...
Deer Creek – again….
(not) All The Children Learning From Books They Were Burning