Grateful Dead

July 9 - July 15, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1982 and 1988.

Our first stop is the excellent 9/10/72 show in Hollywood, CA, from one of the greatest months in Grateful Dead music history. From this show we have Bertha, Greatest Story Ever Told, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Black-Throated Wind, Bird Song.

Next up is some high-energy, mighty fine playing from the Fall Tour of 1982 on 9/11/82 in West Palm Beach, FL, where we have the start of the second set. Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain>Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance>Terrapin Station. This is that type of sequence where you can really hear how engaged and present all six band members are, playing off one another.

Lastly this week is the music from the fourth and final night at the Capital Center in 1988, from 9/6/88, where we have the post-Drums portion of the show, featuring Space>Other One>Wharf Rat>Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away, Brokedown Palace. There was plenty of good music played at these shows, plus the one-off return of Ripple during the second show on 9/3/88.

Be sure to join us next week for more tunes from the vault. And don't forget, we always welcome your questions or comments, sent to me at the email address below.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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wilfred

I haven't checked this out yet myself, but from what tuna has said elsewhere I think the downloads work for the tobacco avoiders as well.

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got it

got it.... sorry 'bout that
guess i got excited about the free tunes.
btw, i'm getting DP 35

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i don't smoke...

...can I still get the "free" downloads Tuna?

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okay

Tuna, thanks for the kind thoughts, but one post is probably enough as people get cranky and start thinking you're a spammer, which we've already established you're not...

Anyway, folks, you have been notified about them free downloads!

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free dick's picks & download series from marlboro

just an f.y.i.
marlboro.com is giving away a free music download each day through sept 2. the downloads are from billboardmusic.com. they have GD studio albums, dick's picks & download series available. save up your credits to get an entire album.

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& my thanks as well !!!

So happy to find this link that soothes & suits my soul so well. Always trying to find a show from The Fox, in Atlanta. Once again, this show was not a disappointment to my ears. I'm always eager to hear the guys--especially when it's apparent they were having fun on stage. Who knows for sure, but sounds like fun to me on this night out, 4/11/78, inside the venue off of Peachtree St.; thanks for the tip & link. Keep having fun & live well. :) http://archive.org/details/gd1978-04-11.sbd.miller.108666.flac16

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west palm

Is an under-recognized gem. As jerry goes... the band goes. And jerry was in a really good mood that night.

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love it rockin my soul

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Scarlet> Fire

Wow, thanks for the heads-up Zuckfun, did not know the Atlanta 4/11/78 version, now in my top ten for sure. The entire band is on FIRE! I love all the ’78 versions of Scarlet> Fire that I have heard to date, with three 5/7/78 RPI, 5/11/78 Springfield and 9/2/78 Giants Stadium being the ones I saw live. 4/16/78, Marshall University and 4/24/78 Normal also are on my list and of course the Uni-Dome. Sure could use another official release from Spring ’78. Now I will give the ’82 West Palm Beach Scarlet> Fire a listen.

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Hollywood

Ah, just back from beach vacation, good! I know I am sometimes crabby on this site, but for today just thanks! This is my favorite Bird Song of them all (if one can say such a silly thing!), and therefore one of my favorite bits of Dead music full stop. It is worth listening to it and comparing it with the previous and next one they played, something just clicks here, all the planets aline, it is note perfect! Ah....., just breath it in!

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