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
vault@dead.net

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this '80 acoustic set............

is absolutely beautiful! reminds me so much of amer. beauty and work. dead. it seems to me that when they play acoustically, the lyrics and their vocals are more of the focus instead of the instruments. jer's voice is in prime shape here. love being able to hear the banter from the audience and the band too. the little flubberdoo on ripple is priceless.

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40th anniversary of the creamery benefit today

Hoped I would wake up to a special surprise announcement today. No such luck I guess. Even though I have several excellent quality copies I wonder if they are ever going to do anything special with this mind blowing performance. Would love to see a box set with remastered audio and the film. Let's go !!

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Money and the Engineer....

....yeah, sometimes feels that way, and some of those shows sounded like it too! Can't wail to get to The Other One (and Fives)!

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