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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This Academy of Music is wonderful :)

Thanks David - lovin' it!

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This Academy of Music is wonderful :)

Thanks David - lovin' it!

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This Academy of Music is wonderful :)

Is this the same tour the live NRPS album came from, or was that later in the year...?

Thanks David - lovin' it!

Zeb

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March!

Oh how I wish it were March already.

Thanks for the lovely set of tunes this week, David. the Academy run was a beautiful warm-up to Europe '72. It's got me excited to delve into more of that legendary trip!

And it's nice to hear some Vince Welnick for a change. Don't get me wrong, I love Brent and the '80s Dead, but it's always nice to hear a variety. That's what the Taper's Section is all about, right? ;)

Have a great week everyone!!

Peace,
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65733 16th Avenue
South Haven, MI 49090
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42° 21' 38.5236" N, 86° 11' 15.1476" W
Joined: Jun 4 2007
March!

Oh how I wish it were March already.

Thanks for the lovely set of tunes this week, David. the Academy run was a beautiful warm-up to Europe '72. It's got me excited to delve into more of that legendary trip!

And it's nice to hear some Vince Welnick for a change. Don't get me wrong, I love Brent and the '80s Dead, but it's always nice to hear a variety. That's what the Taper's Section is all about, right? ;)

Have a great week everyone!!

Peace,
Smallz

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