December 20 - December 26, 2010
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, and Merry Christmas to those celebrating the day. This week we have music spanning 12 years of Grateful Dead, filled with holiday cheer!
Our first selection is from 2/11/70 at the Fillmore East in New York, the first show of a three night run that featured two much more famous shows than this (2/13&14/70). But, 2/11/70 had some stellar playing as well, including this sequence of Dark Star>Spanish Jam>Lovelight filled with special guests.
Next up is music from a very rare appearance of an audience tape here at the Tapers' Section, with music from 1/31/78 in Chicago. The board tapes of this show do exist in the vault and sound excellent, but we also enjoy a good audience tape here, so here is a good first set ending sequence of Candyman, Minglewood, TLEO, Let It Grow.
Lastly this week is music from 2/19/82 in San Diego. If you missed it last week, go back to the Tapers' Section archive here on dead.net and check out the post-Drums sequence from this show. Here is the pre-Drums sequence (including the last song of the first set): Minglewood Blues, Alabama Getaway>Promised Land, Ship of Fools, Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance.
Be sure to check in next week for more great tunes from the vault here at the Tapers' Section as we roll into 2011.
Jerry absolutely rips on Let it Grow. I can't believe how much he shreds. It's gotta be one of my faves AUD or otherwise...the Candyman is a sweet one as well.
Have a great new year!!!!
They Love Each Other ----------(---@ Lyrics By: Robert Hunter Music By: Jerry Garcia
Merry run around Sailing up and down Looking for a shove in some direction Got it from the top It's nothing you can stop Lord, you know they made a fine connection
Chorus They love each other Lord, you can see it's true Lord, you can see it's true Lord, you can see it's true
He could pass his time Around some other line But you know he chose this place beside her Don't get in the way There's nothing you can say Nothing that you need to add or do
It's nothing, they explain It's like a diesel train Better not be there when it rolls over And when that train rolls in You won't know where it's been You gotta try to see a little further
Though you'll make a noise They just can't hear your voice They're on a dizzy ride and you're cold sober
Hope you will believe what I say is true (note 1) Everything I did, I heard it first from you
Heard your news report You know you're falling short Pretty soon won't trust you for the weather When that ship comes in You won't know where it's been You got to try to see a little further
(1) These two lines form a short bridge and appear in early versions of the song. But they were later dropped--and are not in the published Hunter lyrics
-------------(---@ Lord Jesus I Come before You just as i am. I am sorry for My Sins. I RePent if My Sins. Please Forgive Me. In Your Name I Forgive All Others for What They Have Done Against Me. I Renounce satan (a.k.a.Satan) the evil Spirits and all their Works! I Give You My Entire Self Lord Jesus Now and Forever. I invite You into MY LIFE Jesus ----(---@ I AccepT You As My Lord God AND Saviour. Heal Me. Change Me. Strenghten Me! In Body Soul And Spirit. Come Lord Jesus Cover Me With Your Precious Blood And Fill Me With Your Holy Spirit I Love You Lord Jesus I Praise You Jesus I Thank You Jesus. I Shall Follow You >>>> EveryDay Of MY LIFE. Amen!
What a wonderful, unique Dark Star to unwind to on this blustery Christmas evening...
Thanks for everything you do, David. May 2011 bring happiness to you and yours....
WOW- what an offering from the Fillmore show. The power and flow of the set is magical. An ouutstanding selection of music this year- I always have a very mellow start and end of the week getting connected to fabulous music. Cheers and all the best for 2011
Can anyone provide background/corroboration/confirmation/anything? My brother told me a tale long ago about a friend who wound up in the local San Diego drunk tank one night, probably around 1982, and swears he found himself face to face with Bob. As the story goes, the show had just ended and Bob witnessed the local security messing with some fans and chose to intervene, which was a big mistake. Listening to the 2/19/82 link above, Bob sounds a little buzzed, lending plausibility to the story. On an unrelated note, Jerry's a bit low in the NMB mix, but those leads are sweet :)
"Couple more shots of whiskey those San Diego girls start looking good."
Thanks for the pics this week, David! Great to hear some early '78. The band sounds in fine form as they did on the Wisconsin/Iowa run a few days earlier, as showcased on Dicks Picks (18??).
Peace and have a great holiday week, everyone!