December 29, 2014 - January 04, 2014
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, as we roll into 2015, where we'll have plenty of things going on to mark the Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary.
We'll start this week with music from 12/14/80 in Long Beach, CA, specifically the start of the second set, featuring Cold Rain And Snow > Samson And Delilah ; It Must Have Been The Roses ; Estimated Prophet. The master cassette cuts at the end of Estimated, hence the awkward cut.
Next up is the end of the first set from 5/2/81 in Philadelphia, where we have New Minglewood Blues ;Althea , Promised Land. There are plenty of things you can count on in the Grateful Dead world, and good shows at the Spectrum were some of the things you could most certainly count on.
Lastly this week, from the tail end of the 1980s, we have the end of the show from the Grateful Dead's final performance at the LA Forum on 12/10/89 featuring Space> The Wheel > I Need A Miracle > Stella Blue > Good Lovin, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.
Have a great start to 2015, and we'll look forward to seeing you here every week for more music from the Tapers' Section.
Love this encore. So sweet
3-1-70 also another gem Baby Blue encore.
I heard this piece on Sirius a few weeks back. Hornsby and Brent !!
Forget about the dead you left, they will not follow you
calamitously untogether last three songs of that L.A. Forum second set, gosh
(not the encore, though)
to hear Hornsby playing Brent's piano synth on "Good Lovin'."
It doesn't really work. That's Brent's sound.
Sad footnote that Brent OD'd and nearly died three days after this show.
...and New Year to all! Hey, we don't always agree about what we like, but we are all in agreement about what we love, the music of the Dead!
Whether you are in the cold rain, or snow, or here comes sunshine on the dawn of this new year, enjoy, and I say "thank you, for a real good time" to the extended Dead family, and those who keep this site going!