Grateful Dead

August 27 - September 2, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have a big old batch of Brent-era Dead, from 1980, 1985 and 1988.

Our first stop this week is on 10/7/80 at the Warfield in San Francisco, where we have the entire first set, played acoustically, featuring Iko Iko, Dark Hollow, Rosalie McFall, Money and the Engineer, To Lay me Down, Heaven Help The Fool, Deep Elem Blues, El Paso, Ripple. This has long been a favorite acoustic '80 set, with the rare Iko Iko and El Paso acoustic versions.

Next up is the end of the show from 11/8/85 in Rochester, NY, with a great sequence of The Other One>I Need A Miracle>She Belongs To Me>Sugar Magnolia; Satisfaction. This was an excellent tour, and worth checking out in more depth if you have the time and inclination.

Lastly this week, from 9/8/88 in Philadelphia, we have the end of the second set, with a great sequence of The Wheel>I Need A Miracle>Dear Mr. Fantasy>Hey Jude>Lovelight, Black Muddy River. This show followed the four nights at the Capital Centre, which featured the hugely surprising Ripple encore on 9/3/88.

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

David Lemieux


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Joined: May 26 2007
thanks Zuckfun

I've passed this on, as it's really good to know.

Joined: Mar 18 2010
Fingers crossed

I really don't want to jinx it, but since the launch of the new website, I'm able to hear the Taper's Section each week. I'm a little behind the times, my phone is my only internet access. Before I could only read about the weekly selections, and though still enjoyable, now I'm able to appreciate this feature on a much more thrilling level. Thanks, so much

Joined: Mar 9 2008
Reckoning re-release

Reckoning has been re-released with a second disc and includes Oh, Babe Ain't No Lie. Iko Iko is on the release

Joined: Apr 25 2008
So good...

...had to listen twice.

HEY NOW I'm with stoltzfus, can we get a reckoning 2 please?

sherbear much love to you too!

peace & happy vibes to all
grateful angeljhawk

Joined: Jan 13 2010
there should be a "Reckoning Vol. 2"

10/7/80 is a show i have never heard.

excellent acoustic set. Brent's keys play a big role (ever heard the harpsichord in China Doll?)

Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie has been left off of Reckoning CDs, which is a shame.

you know this life I'm livin' is mighty high

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Lyrics By: Winwood, Capaldi, Wood
Music By: Winwood, Capaldi, Wood

Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything take us out of this gloom
Sing a song, play guitar
Make it snappy
You are the one who can make us all laugh
But doing that you break out in tears
Please don't be sad if it was a straight mind you had
We wouldn't have known you all these years

Joined: Jun 13 2007

This is sweet. Kudos to All! xo

I love IT!

Heading back to '88 with new bliss
from today's discovery.

Excellence abounds and
I am right at home with it.

Saving Rochester for later.











Happy New Site~ Cheers
Clink ()-()
@ 11:40 EST.

Joined: Jun 13 2007
You have healed me from the

You have healed me from the woe
I experience when a clip I'm grooving

Spending the afternoon @ the Warfield
in 1980 has been so so very wondrous;
the entire clip just terrific.

Acoustic listening is amazing.

I grew up singing with a great gang of
acoustic players and this has reminded
me of those old days too.

Thinking of Levon with Deep Elem Blues.
I just love him rocking this one too.

Thanks will never be go now
and count to 3 trillion saying I'm receiving
thanks... each-time and you'll get close but
never really near there, xo.
You are appreciated!
Thank you or Thanks, will just have to do, xo!

Never has there been a note I didn't want to hear.
Keep 'em coming and I'll be right here... to
listen next week.

much love to you...

I Love You,
xo All xo

Joined: Jun 13 2007

I finally made it to Sunday, xo. Phew.

I am so glad- to be right here.

Sigh, twice. xo

Joined: Nov 2 2010
80s acoustic

Thanks for the acoustic music. I imagine there has to be some more nuggets from that run that are worthy of a Dave Picks release.


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