Grateful Dead

July 25 - July 31, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section as we close out July with a tasty batch of Dead from 1970, 1973 and 1984.

Like last week, this week we're going to open with some music from 3/1/70 at the Family Dog in San Francisco, where we have Casey Jones, Big Boy Pete, Morning Dew, Hard To Handle. That very rare Big Boy Pete is clipped at the beginning, but it's a cool tune to hear.

Next we have music from the cassette master from 2/19/73 in Chicago. There is a reel-to-reel recording of some of this concert, but this portion is missing from the reels. Luckily, though the cassette backup was running, so although not quite the quality of the reels, the music shines through: Eyes of the World>China Doll.

Lastly this week is music from the Beta PCM digital master from 7/3/84 in Kansas City, with the end of the first made up of West LA Fadeaway, My Brother Esau, Loser, Looks Like Rain>Deal. Esau is one of those tunes I just can't get enough of, and my interest in hearing a mid-80s first set perks up a bit when I see Esau on the list.

Join us next week for more great music from deep within the vault. And feel free to write to us at the email address below with questions, comments or just to say hello.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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my old bias remains

I KNOW the GD had to evolve (time waits for no one), but check out the VAST difference between 2/19/73 and the 84 selection. Amazing. Deep spiritual skull-n-roses nirvana compared to clunky dancing bears.

Seriously, folks, I love the GD. I just can't get over how much they changed.

Signed,

Another Picky Deadhead

Keep it coming, DL2.

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Interesting trio

1970 to 1973 and a jump to Starlight in '84. Of the 3 Starlight appearances, only this one is not in my tape/cd collection. The shows from 1982 and 1985 expressed more energy, IMHO. Esau? Don't know if I share your enthusiasm. Anyway, thanks for the variety.

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