Grateful Dead

January 24 - January 30, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Greetings, and welcome back to the Tapers' Section for the week that ends the coldest month. This week we have some 1971 Grateful Dead to start out with, followed by a double dose of 1985 Dead.

Our first stop this week is in Iowa City, at the U of I, where the Dead were in the midst of a March-April tour that would see them play mostly college campuses, mixed in with some classic venues like the Boston Music Hall and the Fillmore East. From Iowa, we have Casey Jones ; Sugar Magnolia ; Around And Around; Uncle John's Band; Turn On Your Lovelight on March 20, 1971.

Next up is the second set opening sequence from 3/29/85 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, on a very good Grateful Dead tour. There were loads of interesting sequences on the tour, including this very cool and inspired Terrapin Station>Women Are Smarter>GDTRFB>Baby What You Want Me To Do.

From just a few days later on 4/4/85 in Providence, RI, we have the end of the first set, featuring My Brother Esau ; Friend Of The Devil ; Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Deal. The first part of the set is missing from the Beta PCM digital tape from which this was drawn, but the cassette master, fortunately, has the opening songs, including a mighty fine She Belongs To Me.

Be sure to stop by next week for more great music. As always, we encourage you to write to us at the address below with any and all Grateful Dead music-related questions.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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4/4/85 Providence, RI set I

Looking forward to hearing part one of 4/4/85 set I from the cassette master!

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As a rule,

I don't have a lot of time for Terrapin Station. Maybe need to revise my rulebook, because this is a good'un! Some lyric flubs, and Jerry's voice isn't strong here...but the playing!! Nice little jam in the middle. Thanks David!

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thank you lethedoom

thank you

lethedoom

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cool

glad it is restored to health.

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Thanks for fixing the link really grateful

You tech people are awesome thanks now it is like three for one music~!!~!

Now go feed those hogs before they worry themselves into anemia

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defective clip

folks, what we've got on hand is defective. We're aware of the problem, we're going back to get a better version, etc. Thank you.

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does anyone remember the three nassau shows as

being a return to Good Old Dance Shows with the place being all general admisson

all three nights great fun and sound goood on the the floor of the coliseum towards the back
but being up front most of the sets

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Very Disappointed

Saturday morning and the first clip still consists only of a nearly 3 minute partial "Casey Jones" rather than the full selection posted as : "Casey Jones ; Sugar Magnolia ; Around And Around; Uncle John's Band; Turn On Your Lovelight on March 20, 1971."

It looks like this will be archived on Monday in this disfigured state which will reflect poorly on both this site and David Lemieux who chooses this fine music for us to enjoy.

lethedoom

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Still Not Fixed

Still cuts in Casey Jones.

I have not tried any of the other cuts.

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guys

I don't know what's up, I reported the issue earlier this week. We've had one or two other things on our plate in the interim, and David may not have been able to re-create the clip right away. Stay tuned, I'll follow up.

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