Grateful Dead

February 9 - February 15, 2009

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

As we mentioned this week, we're going to check in on a whole bunch of 1970 Grateful Dead here at the Tapers' Section, but to start the week, we'll hit some 1967 Dead.

From 10/22/67 at Winterland, we have a nice 1967 combination of tunes, specifically Morning Dew, New Potato Caboose, Hurts Me Too, Cold Rain and Snow. There isn't too much 1967 in the vault, but thankfully what's there is outstanding.

Now we'll move on to one of the best runs of shows in Grateful Dead history, the three nights at the Fillmore East in New York, 2/11,13&14/70. Our first selection is from 2/11/70, and features Not Fade Away, Cumberland Blues, Cold Rain and Snow, High Time, Me and My Uncle. These standalone versions of Not Fade Away from 1970 are always so much fun. From that same show, we have the monster jam of Dark Star>Lovelight, complete with special guests galore.

From 2/13/70, we have two big tracks, Dark Star, which was featured on Dick's Picks Vol. 4, and Smokestack Lightning, which was included on Bear's Choice. Both tracks are certainly worthy of release to masses on these two fine albums.

Lastly this week, for a little taste of 2/14/70, we have Hard To Handle, also included on Bear's Choice. These 1970 versions of Hard To Handle are lot more raunchy and rocking than the perfection that would symbolize the 1971 versions, but the 1970 versions are equally interesting.

Stop by the Tapers' Section next week for some mighty fine 1969 and 1973 Grateful Dead. Lots of good stuff on the horizon.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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fantastic stuff

haunting morning dew...amazing quality...2 dark stars....thank you!!!

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2 ??!!

2 versions of dark star? 2 versions of cold rain and snow?! thanks! love it! caroline

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