Grateful Dead

December 20 - December 26, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

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 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.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 4 2007

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.

Joined: Oct 23 2010

Have a great new year!!!!

Joined: Jan 13 2010

happy time!

Joined: Jun 13 2007


Joined: Jun 13 2007
They Love Each Other

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

Joined: Jun 13 2007
The Miracle Prayer

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
Lord Jesus
Now and Forever.
I invite You
into MY LIFE
Jesus ----(---@
I AccepT You
As My Lord
Heal Me.
Change Me.
Strenghten Me!
In Body
Come Lord Jesus
Cover Me
Your Precious Blood
Fill Me With Your
Holy Spirit
I Love You Lord Jesus
I Praise You Jesus
I Thank You Jesus.
I Shall


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Joined: Jun 24 2007
Happy Holidays to All !

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....

Joined: Jun 6 2007
Spanish Jam

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

Joined: Jun 4 2007
San Diego: Busted jail and I'm gone for good

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."

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
lovin' the '78!

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!



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