Grateful Dead

July 17 - July 23, 2017

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have a triple dose of 1980s Grateful Dead, from 1980, 1981 and 1988.

Our first selection this week is a quartet of first set music from 12/27/80 in Oakland, the second night of a five night run: Looks Like Rain ; Tennessee Jed ; Passenger ; It Must Have Been The Roses.

Next is the terrific three song closing sequence from the first set of 5/13/81 in Providence, part of a great tour with loads of A-level shows: Bird Song > Let It Grow > Deal.

Lastly this week is the start of the second set from 6/28/88 at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY, the Dead’s final show at SPAC: Scarlet Begonias> Fire On The Mountain ; Estimated Prophet> Crazy Fingers.

Be sure to stop by next week for more music from the vault.

David Lemieux
Email: vault@dead.net
Twitter: @lemieuxdavid

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Terrapin3000's picture
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If I had my way...

there would be heaping helpings of glorious '85.
Box it up!
Maybe one day we will win that Powerball.

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I agree

I agree with SPACEBROTHER if you also include the Jam of the Week as the 4th release:
December 28, 1980
Oakland Auditorium Arena
Oakland, CA

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Wish these would be the next three Dave's Picks

Bring 'em on!

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