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January 26 - February 1, 2015

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music covering 20 years of Grateful Dead history, from 1969 to 1989, with a stop in the middle in 1981.

Our first selection is the huge second set sequence from 11/7/69 at the Fillmore Auditorium, featuring three of the biggest jamming songs of the era: Dark Star>That's It For The Other One>Lovelight. This was the night before the majestic show that would become Dick's Picks Vol. 16.

Next up, from 12 years later, is music from the start of the second set on 5/11/81 in New Haven, CT, featuring Scarlet Begonias> Fire On The Mountain> C C Rider ; To Lay Me Down.

From the Philadelphia Spectrum on 10/20/89, we have the end of the show, featuring Space > I Will Take You Home> The Other One > Wharf Rat ; Sugar Magnolia, Brokedown Palace. This was part of the era when the Grateful Dead were recording to 24-track analog tape for the Without A Net album project, and many archival releases since then.

Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.


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hockey_john's picture
Joined: Aug 25 2012
5 11 1981

To me was an amazing night set list the playing itself not just the Playing in the Band but the way the boys played. Rip roaring couch jumping fun

adamz's picture
Joined: Jun 19 2008
1989 was fine

The Other One 16-18 minute mark is prime, leads up to Cowboy Neal. That sh*t is just electrifying...still.

fourwindsblow's picture
Joined: Oct 13 2008
5/11/81 in New Haven, CT

Sounds a little slow to me. Dave if you pitch-correct these early eighties show's they would sound a lot better.

Joined: Jul 3 2011
i played it

Yeh, I've played it on my electric guitar n' tonite, sounded good!

mbarilla's picture
Joined: Aug 8 2013
Uncle Johns Band Jam near end of Dark Star

Next night also features this jam.

Lovelight is the same as DP16

nico10591's picture
Joined: Nov 7 2012
nascent Playin' In the Band tidbit...

on the Fillmore tape at around 18:35. Sweet little nugget!

Joined: Oct 1 2007

.....Fillmore bite! I was at the New Haven show, but have no memory of it at all.....must have been a good time!
; )

jim wise's picture
Joined: Jun 19 2007
thank you!

i was @ the 5/81 new haven,ct show ...great tour


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