July 11- July 17, 2011
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll have music from 1970, 1972 and 1982.
Our first selection this week is the mighty fine version of Dark Star from 1/2/70 at the Fillmore East in New York City, played just six weeks before the majestic version played on 2/13/70 at the same venue. The master reel here cuts at very end of the second verse of Dark Star, an unfortunate cut, but fortunately Bear had recorded these shows to cassette as well as reel, so the there is music to fix this cut should this show ever be released on CD.
Next is music from exactly two years later on 1/2/72 at Winterland, when the Grateful Dead left their equipment set up from the 12/31/71 New Year's gig, took a much needed rest on 1/1/72, and resumed playing on 1/2/72, to start what is arguably the finest year in Grateful Dead touring history. From this show we have the show-closing sequence of Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away, One More Saturday Night.
Our final selection this week is from a decade later on 4/11/82 at Nassau Coliseum, where we have the start of the second set featuring Bertha > Samson And Delilah ; Never Trust A Woman ; He's Gone > Truckin'. This is a fine tour with some spectacular shows (see: 4/6/82 Philly) plus the first-ever appearance of Jerry and Bob on Letterman, where they performed a couple of acoustic numbers. Although they didn't try to levitate Jerry at this appearance, it was more fun than a frog in a glass of milk.
Be sure to stop by next week for more great music from deep within the vault. As always we encourage you to write to us at the address below with questions or comments about the Tapers' Section.
..will also work to curb my reactionary perceptions of your humor ;)
i am a musician, and sensitive to the subjectivity of music in general and how it impacts each and every one of us so differently. i've also experienced a transition from damn near hating post '74 Dead, to falling in love with most 81-83 selections.. and coming to appreciate late 80's and some 90's stuff too. so, i know it Can be done ;)
..of course, it needn't to keep the world turning.
Great music here...I love it....................My past posts are nvr to offend & I aplogize..I have a very sarcatic sence of humor, pls forgive me
I like this very much.
I sure would love to have this show, 1/2/70, released in it's entirety someday. Take another listen to it, and the following night, 1/3/70. I like them very much
Thank you for this Dark Star tease from this show.
Thank you David for this tasty breakfast treat!