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August 31 - September 06, 2015

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music covering 11 years of Grateful Dead history, from 1973, 1978 and 1984.

Our first selection this week is from one of the more famous shows in the Grateful Dead's performing history, from 6/10/73 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, where the Dead played two shows with the Allman Brothers Band and Wet Willy. These shows have long been considered for release, and it's only a matter of time before we see them mastered properly and released. They're really exceptional, including this terrific quartet of songs: Eyes Of The World> Stella Blue ; Big River ; Here Comes Sunshine.

Next is the first set from 6/4/78 at UCSB Stadium in Santa Barbara, CA, where we have Bertha > Good Lovin' ; Dire Wolf ; Me And My Uncle > Big River ; Brown Eyed Women ; Looks Like Rain ; Tennessee Jed ; Jack Straw. The Dead didn't do much in the way of a summer tour in 1978, with two big shows in June (6/4 and 6/25, the latter in Eugene, OR), a week of shows in early July, and then a couple of Red Rocks shows at the end of August, September 2 at Giants Stadium, and Egypt.

Our final piece of music thus week is from 4/14/84 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA, where we have the end of the show, featuring Morning Dew > Throwing Stones > One More Saturday Night, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.

Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Aug 30 2015
Thanks Dave R F K 6/10/73 I Can't believe I forgot the G.D.

Seven weeks ago ,a friend came into my store with his new car he had as stalite radio , I said a Grateful dead station
Sugaree Alpine Meadows 1978 . It was like OH My God! I love the grateful dead, I was lost , I forgot how in 1981 in New Haven CT how I fell in love with the G. D. 70 something shows later in 1993 in Oakland CA I walked out in the middle of
Here comes sunshine. Seven weeks ago Iwalked back in thanks to all of the ENTIRE GRATEFUL DEAD ORGANIZATION
KEEPING THE MUSIC ON. It's destiny I have been buying every Dicks and Daves Picks I could find with some discretion.
Luckily I found A a week ago saw your walk by the sea video on 30 trips around the sun , and I'm so so so happy
That I ordered I'm not good on this computer took me a few tries but ,"I'm on my way,on my wayyyy " Thank all of you!
Christopher. PS I want to thank you. For a real good time.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
"only a matter of time"

Dave, you are THE MAN.

Joined: Jun 11 2007
4.14.84 Morning Dew

Thanks for the goosebumps...!

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Joined: Jun 5 2007

I just love everything/anything live from Wake of the Flood!
Space Brother,
I agree, that would be an instant sell out... probably faster than any other release if priced reasonably. I know I'd be all over it!
Fingers crossed but enjoying 6/10/73 right now :-)

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Dead/Allmans RFK '73

An early issue of the Allman Brothers fanzine "Hittin' The Note" had an article with Dick Latvala and Kirk West discussing a release of both bands sets packaged together for release. That would be at the very top of my '73 release wish list above everything else from that year. Throw in Watkins Glen, and there's the next big box set.

Joined: Jan 11 2014

I usually like SBDs and Matrixes better than auds, however in the case of 7-7-78, I like this aud:

Both the SBD and matrix are compressed and more distant sounding. This aud makes me feel more surrounded by the music.

Joined: Nov 1 2012
great drop

Of what's to be of RFK 73

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Red Rocks: July 7, 1978

Sure had a good time at this show, as well as the next on the 8th. Unfortunately, the recording I have now, from the soundboard, is not in stereo. (What happened Betty?)
Could there be another mix in the vault? I listen to the matrix version >>

Oh, btw, thanks for the '73 RFK and '78 Santa Barbara tunes!


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