Grateful Dead

January 16 - January 22, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have some pretty early Grateful Dead, from 1972, and some pretty late Dead, 1991 and 1992.

Our first stop this week is on 3/23/72 at the Academy of Music in New York,, the third of a three night run of shows that preceded the Europe '72 tour. From this show's first set we have China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Black Throated Wind ; Chinatown Shuffle ; Brown Eyed Women ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Cumberland Blues ; Looks Like Rain ; Mr. Charlie ; Tennessee Jed ; El Paso ; You Win Again.

Next is music from the final night of a three night run in Albany, NY, on 3/25/91, featuring he end of the show: Space > The Other One ; Black Peter ; Throwing Stones ; Playing In The Band Reprise; Turn On Your Lovelight. That's a somewhat rare Playing reprise set closer, and an even rarer Lovelight encore. These shows did not include Bruce Hornsby on piano, a bit of a surprise to us all as he'd been at the previous four shows at the Cap Center.

Lastly this week is music from 3/21/92 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (and does feature Bruce on piano and accordion). From that show we have the first set: Help On The Way ; Slipknot! ; Franklin's Tower ; Little Red Rooster ; Peggy-O ; Queen Jane Approximately ; So Many Roads. I was 2nd row in front of Jerry at this show, and truth be told, it didn't look like they were having fun. After So Many Roads, Bob and Jerry had a quick discussion, and walked off stage. This was the last Grateful Dead show outside of the USA.

Join us next week for more tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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KC when she blows...

So many roads I tell ya...

Mountain high and river wide...

(just beautiful playing, xo)
(ahhh, give it all then go)

Thought I heard...

All I know...

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All I want is one...

So many roadsss------------------------------------------

Midnight sun where the --------------------------------------

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3/21/92

They looked like they weren't having fun? What is your interpretation of what the trouble was? That aside - I always liked this one and nice to hear it here. Hornsby's work on Franklin's Tower makes the song this time.

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Enjoying March 72'

Thanks for the rockin' rollin' tunes mixed w/ the smoooth mellow grooves that make up this 1st set from March 23rd ! Gotta' say, Brown Eyed Women may have been THE song that hooked me in as a lover of Jerry & the gang. I started listening more intently after hearing Brown Eyed from a Cornell show on cassette...guess everyone remembers THE song or songs that hooked them, eh ?
Thanks as always, David !!

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Magic at the Knick

Speaking of 3/25/91, the Shakedown which opens this show is just exactly perfect, and is one of the finest versions I've heard after 1979. The Rooster which follows is also fantastic- A one-two punch of exceptional music to start this excellent show. The Lovelight Encore, much like the Promised into Touch which ends the first set, are both aural signposts revealing this show is more than special. Thanks DL!

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Thank you for all this music, xo!
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DL's comment on Copps, last show outside the US

Even though it was a pre 9/11 world, crossing the border is always an iffy proposition. It was mentioned that the Eqypt shows were flat because Jerry wasn't his usual self -- pills instead of the spike. Could have been the same for the Copps shows but I have to say I definitely enjoyed listening to this selection. Perhaps it showcases Jerry w/o the Persian.

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ahhh, 72

This Academy of Music is wonderful :)

Thanks David - lovin' it!

Zeb

EDIT: website timed out, so I thought the message didn't go - I guess it did x3, sorry ;)

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3/21/92

I am not a big fan of later day Dead (1986-1995), but this excerpt is very enjoyable. You started my week off in great style with a big smile. The 3/23/72 is nearly great, and most welcome, an excellent choice. The real fireworks was the Europe 72 tour.
Thank you!

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