Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check out music from 1972, 1980 and 1987.
Our first stop this week is in Springfield, MA, on 10/2/72, where we have a big batch of classic 1972 Grateful Dead music, featuring Promised Land, He's Gone, Me and Bobby McGee, China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Tomorrow Is Forever, Greatest Story Ever Told, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo.
Next is music from 11/29/80 in Gainesville, FL, on a very short tour of Florida and Atlanta. A month after the monster runs of shows in San Francisco and New York, the Dead hit the road for four shows 11/26 to 11/30, each of which was really hot. From the end of the first set of the third show, we have Mama Tried>Mexicali Blues, Althea, Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance>Don't Ease Me On, with a particularly hot quartet of songs from the pretty-new Go To Heaven album.
Lastly this week is the final music ever played by the Grateful Dead at Ventura County Fairgrounds, on 6/14/87: Truckin' > Wharf Rat > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away Encore The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo).
Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault.