July 19 - July 25, 2010
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from the mid and late 1980s, from second sets exclusively.
As you might recall, last week we played you the end of the second set of 7/22/84 at Ventura County Fairgrounds. This week we're pleased to play the start of the second set of that show, featuring Samson and Delilah, Ship of Fools, I Just Want To Make Love To You>Women Are Smarter, Terrapin Station. There were some mighty fine shows on the summer tour of 1984.
From about five years later, on 7/15/89 at Deer Creek in Noblesville, IN, we have the start of Set 2, featuring Foolish Heart>Victim Or The Crime>Crazy Fingers>Truckin'>Smokestack Lightning. This was a magical little show, in that it followed two weeks of huge stadium gigs on the east coast, and although it featured its share of train wrecks, it also featured some wonderful moments, like this excellent Truckin', all in a 14,000 seat amphitheatre in the Midwest.
Finally this week, from a couple of nights later, the second of three show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in E. Troy, WI on 7/18/89, we have the second set opener, featuring Sugar Magnolia > Scarlet Begonias ; Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ; Eyes Of The World. This show is often overlooked due to the magnificence of the previous night, but it does have some good music throughout.
Join us here next week for more tasty tunes. As always, we encourage you to write to us at the address below with any questions about the Grateful Dead and their recordings. Thanks for stopping by!