Grateful Dead

July 6 - July 12, 2009

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Greetings, and big welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check in on the Grateful Dead's recorded history with stops in 1984 and 1989.

First up this week is the entire first set from Alpine Valley on 7/6/84, and includes Iko Iko, Jack Straw>Big RR Blues, Little Red Rooster, Candyman, Me and My Uncle>Mexicali Blues, Bird Song, Let It Grow. These two Alpine ‘84 shows were very strong, and we'll get to more music from them later in the year we hope.

We're now going to start up with a run of music from the excellent summer tour of 1989. Our first selection is from one of my favourite shows of 1989, 7/7/89 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. From the start of the second set, we have Box of Rain>Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet>Standing On The Moon. This concert, start-to-finish, is stellar, and hopefully we'll see its release some day similar to the Buffalo 89 DVD/CD set.

From the next concert on the tour, at Giants Stadium on 7/9/89, we have the post-Drums sequence of Gimme Some Lovin'>Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away. Of note at this concert is that it was a rare instance from this era that there was no Garcia ballad played post-Drums, just a long string of rocking tunes.

The very next night also featured some great material, on 7/10/89 at Giants. From this concert we have the opening of the second set, featuring Uncle John's Band. The two songs that opened the set were yet-to-be recorded for the Built To Last album, but both were already strong additions to the live repertoire.

Be sure to stop by next week for more great music. It's always good to see you, and to hear from you at the email address below.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Great Shows!

I was at the JFK show (final concert at that venue) and the following two shows at Giants Stadium...can't believe that it's 20 years!!!!
The 7/10 show is when the Neville Brothers showed up in the second set. There was a howling rainstorm during Tennesee Jed? Great memories. A DVD from any of those shows would be awesome!

Peace,

Meeko

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Big Thanks

Big Thanks for the 7/7/89 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia set!

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thank you for a reel good

thank you for a reel good thyme !!!!!!!!!!!!!! still rothbury weary ; )

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Good Music and Good Times

It's nice to hear shows that I actually attended. I remember the Giants Stadium shows like it was yesterday. Rock on!

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hey now!

today is the 25th anniversary of my first show - what a nice surprise to find the set from alpine valley! thanks david!

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Wouldn't it be appropriate

Wouldn't it be appropriate and a great tribute to a great musician, they shoud cover a couple of Brett songs. He was and always be an intrgral part of our family. Is there a reason whay they dont do his music?

I know I have been to many more shows, just don't remember when, where, or how.
Not Fade Away!

TAHOEJIMBO420
"I've been to too many Dead concerts. There've been smokin' holes where my memory used to be." - Ken Kesey (1935-2001)

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7/7/89

I would love them to release this great show on DVD just so I can watch Brent go ape-shit in the middle of Blow Away!

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7/1 THRU 7/7 1984 WHAT A WEEK THAT WAS!

Hey D.L.,
Thanks for giving the Alpine Valley '84 shows their due.The entire 1st set from
7/6/84! Give D.L. a round of applause ladies and Gentleman!
For those of you hankering for more great music from this run up thru the
midwest in '84,Check out D.L.'s previous Tapers section posting from week
of July 2,2007. The scarlet/touch/fire from 7/3/84 is a screech!
H.Blotter,u better check it!
Merci Beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

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love that 7/6/84. both shows

love that 7/6/84. both shows (including 7/7/84) could be releares in their entirety as a road trips.

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love that 7/6/84. both shows

love that 7/6/84. both shows (including 7/7/84) could be releares in their entirety as a road trips.

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