December 08 - December 14, 2014
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check out some Grateful Dead music Chicago (well, and Rosemont, IL) in a three year span from 1978 to 1981.
Our first selection this week is from 11/18/78 in Chicago, where we have a great second set sequence of I Need A Miracle>He's Gone>The Other One, featuring an early version of I Need A Miracle (the 12th live version) and a couple of older, great Grateful Dead songs.
Next is the end of the show from 12/4/79 in Chicago, featuring Space > Not Fade Away > Stella Blue> Sugar Magnolia Encore U.S. Blues. A few years later, Not Fade Away would be (mostly) linked with Throwing Stones and would become a show-closer, but these out-of-space versions really flow beautifully, a perfect song coming out of Space.
Lastly this week, from 12/6/81 in Rosemont, IL, we have the end of the show featuring yet another out-of-Space version of NFA, with the full sequence we have being Space>Not Fade Away>Wharf Rat>Good Lovin', Brokedown Palace. This is from a rare PA stereo recording that was recorded to reel-to-reel and not cassette, and helps explain why it sounds so clear and robust.
Be sure to join us here next week for more great music from the vault.
The link that you provided. Yesterday, I heard on Sirius 12-9-81. It was just the tail end of what he has featured. End of Estimated > He's Gone. It sounded great !! And the rest of the show will be on today at 7pm. November-December 81 has some really good stuff. Lots of Shakedown Street, Sailor > Saint, encore from New Years 81 is also very cool.
12-5-81 has a very interesting combo CC Rider, Cumberland Blues. And a 2nd set Big Railroad Blues
The goods were left out of NFA. Saving it for the official release? ;.
not that 2.5 minute tripe they put out from 87 > 95
Nice TOO, too.
Taken from a primary source: "this November-December, 1981 tour was recorded to reel-to-reel rather than cassette masters, the only tour aside from Fall Tour 1976 for which the PA feed was recorded to reel-to-reel (generally reels 1969-1979 were mixed specifically for the tape, not simply pulling a PA feed)."
Very interesting note about the rare PA Stereo reel to reel recording. Other tapes would be an excellent question for one of those web chats with Dave L.
drumz? drumz/space is more than a place to flip your tape, dagggnabbbbit! curating drumz/space in this fashion diminishes the creative zeitgeist. lets hope for better in the future.
what a surprise
no complaints, tho
Is the entire show from 12/6/81 in the vault? And are there other PA stereo recordings from this era?