January 12 - January 18, 2015
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1970, 1981 and 1989.
Our first selection is from the first show of the 1970s, on 1/2/70 at the Fillmore East in New York, during the Dead's only foray outside of California during the New Year festivities (they played in Boston on 12/31/69). From this excellent and quite famous show we have the big Live/Dead sequence of Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Lovelight.
Next is the start of the show from 5/11/81 in New Haven, from the excellent Spring Tour of 1981, where they opened the two night run with New Minglewood Blues > Sugaree > El Paso ; Jack-A-Roe ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Row Jimmy. This is from the cassette master and features an excellent mix from the PA.
Lastly this week is the end of the second set from 12/8/89 at the LA Forum, the Dead's final run of shows at the Forum. Space ; I Will Take You Home ; The Other One ; Wharf Rat ; Throwing Stones ; Not Fade Away. As part of the recording project for what became Without A Net, these three nights in LA were recorded to 24-track analog tape.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.
. . . opening is perfect.
Nice, slow Tighten Up/maj7 jam (not sure what else to call it!) too!
....some more Dec '89 Forum....was at all three of these shows. Sounded like a tin can inside, but soooo much fun. Had a hotel room right across the parking lot. "sigh". Lost a lot of brain cells that weekend, but collected a lot of memories. Nice to hear them in the sonic glory that the Forum, at the time, denied me. Wonderful!!
Jam at end of Dark Star and the Eleven are so nice.