• June 11, 2007
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    June 11 - June 17, 2007

    This week, we have a nice selection of music from 1970 to 1991, with hopefully a little something that’ll suit everyone’s taste.

    Our earliest selection this week is from 6/12/70 in Hawaii, one of the few shows the Grateful Dead played in that state. This rendition of That’s It For The Other One features a particularly potent “Drums” segment. The sound is a little raw, but is much better than it was earlier in the show, when Weir had to stop a tune mid-song to berate the sound man with an expletive-filled rant.

    Moving ahead to 1976, we have some nice material from the comeback tour. This Row Jimmy from 6/17/76 in Passaic shows how well the new seven-piece band was listening to one another; very dynamic playing. From a week earlier, we have two selections from the 6/12/76 show in Boston: a beautiful Comes A Time, as well as the unique show closing jam of Sugar Magnolia>U.S. Blues>Sunshine Daydream. My old cassette always lacked this final Sunshine Daydream part of the medley, so in case yours did, too, here it is. Enjoy.

    We’ll now fast-forward eight years to 6/14/84 at Red Rocks, with the second set opening trio of Shakedown Street>Playing In The Band>Dear Mr. Fantasy. This, of course, is the first-ever performance of Dear Mr. Fantasy, and it packs a lot of emotion, thanks to Brent and Jerry working through the song together. It’s just a terrific moment when the band drops into Fantasy from the depths of a chaotic Playing jam.

    From 1991 at Giants Stadium, we have two segments. First is the rare first set opener of Eyes of the World from 6/17/91, and second is the second set opening jam of Jack Straw>Crazy Fingers>China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider from 6/16/91. We’re always interested in bringing you unique sequences, and this one certainly qualifies.

    One thing we didn’t have a chance to play last week was the show opener from 6/10/73 at RFK Stadium in Washington, a great Morning Dew. With a start like this, it’s no surprise that show turned out to be a classic.

    Finally this week is another track from 5/5/78 by popular demand, Candyman. This show has always fallen a bit under the radar, but it’s a dandy.

    Be sure to check in next week from some great June material from 1969, 1973, 1985, 1993, and probably a few other choice bits. As always, feel free to write with questions, comments or suggestions.

    David Lemieux

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This week, we have a nice selection of music from 1970 to 1991, with hopefully a little something that’ll suit everyone’s taste.

Our earliest selection this week is from 6/12/70 in Hawaii, one of the few shows the Grateful Dead played in that state. This rendition of That’s It For The Other One features a particularly potent “Drums” segment. The sound is a little raw, but is much better than it was earlier in the show, when Weir had to stop a tune mid-song to berate the sound man with an expletive-filled rant.

Moving ahead to 1976, we have some nice material from the comeback tour. This Row Jimmy from 6/17/76 in Passaic shows how well the new seven-piece band was listening to one another; very dynamic playing. From a week earlier, we have two selections from the 6/12/76 show in Boston: a beautiful Comes A Time, as well as the unique show closing jam of Sugar Magnolia>U.S. Blues>Sunshine Daydream. My old cassette always lacked this final Sunshine Daydream part of the medley, so in case yours did, too, here it is. Enjoy.

We’ll now fast-forward eight years to 6/14/84 at Red Rocks, with the second set opening trio of Shakedown Street>Playing In The Band>Dear Mr. Fantasy. This, of course, is the first-ever performance of Dear Mr. Fantasy, and it packs a lot of emotion, thanks to Brent and Jerry working through the song together. It’s just a terrific moment when the band drops into Fantasy from the depths of a chaotic Playing jam.

From 1991 at Giants Stadium, we have two segments. First is the rare first set opener of Eyes of the World from 6/17/91, and second is the second set opening jam of Jack Straw>Crazy Fingers>China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider from 6/16/91. We’re always interested in bringing you unique sequences, and this one certainly qualifies.

One thing we didn’t have a chance to play last week was the show opener from 6/10/73 at RFK Stadium in Washington, a great Morning Dew. With a start like this, it’s no surprise that show turned out to be a classic.

Finally this week is another track from 5/5/78 by popular demand, Candyman. This show has always fallen a bit under the radar, but it’s a dandy.

Be sure to check in next week from some great June material from 1969, 1973, 1985, 1993, and probably a few other choice bits. As always, feel free to write with questions, comments or suggestions.

David Lemieux

vault [at] dead.net

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Thank God it's Monday! (never thought I'd be saying that)The Dear Mr Fantasy is beautiful, I saw them pull this together in Maine (taped it) and have been listening to it ever since, thanks David :) "if you get confused..."
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More great selections from DL. Especially nice is the Shakedown Street>Playing In The Band>Dear Mr. Fantasy from 1984-06-14! www.gdradio.net Streaming Grateful Dead and more
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The Tapers Section is the greatest thing to come out since the Ipod. I look forward to every Monday so I can download some classic Dead. Absolute favorite track so far would be Muddy Water. Thanks David.Coconut Phil. Simpsonville, SC. 2007
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Many thanx for the Taper's Section! I love my weekly shot of David's pixI'd also like to thank Charlie Miller for bringing out those crispy, hot torrents! BTW, the new site is great! And what about that Friend of Mine>ChinaCat>New Potato last week! This is a whole new era
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I was at that 6/17/91 Giants Stadium show, and I still consider it to be one of the best shows I've ever attended (probably second only to 9/10/91, and maybe 9/22/93.) I'd love to see it as a complete Vault release.
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Thanks for posting the tastys!
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David... please keep it up.. you are spreading around some great gems here....
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Keep this stuff coming. Tell Rhino to get moving too!
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Another great offeringLoser is Gigantic Time to start taking off Monday's. What an awesome service. We are truly blessed. Cheers! JG “The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!” - unknown
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Not sure how how that great "SMag>US Blues> SSDD" eluded me all these years, but WOW! Love the singing on "U.S. Blues" especially! Nice choice!
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Yee-Haw! Great China/Rider! Now that's travelin' music....
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Thanks for the nice selection of tunes. I love downloading this stuff. Fits in a nice little niche on the iPod for random great cuts.
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Thanks David, wonderful choices this week! Keep up the good work! Peace & Light All The Children Learning From Books They Were Burning
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Just got through that great Jack Straw !! I skipped right to that because i was there !! The 2nd jam w/ Jerry and Bruce going at it was great!! THANX Rogue Keep it coming!
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Every Monday, I get a week's worth of bike-rides to work filled with Dead on my ipod. Thanks DL!!!
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Love the Hawaii Other One...the drum break is indeed very raw and tribal. Super version. The Red Rocks '84 sequence is great too. I remember this as being one of the first tapes I had...actually just that pre-drums snippet. The Shakedown jam really grooves. The Playin' transition to Fantasy is interesting. There is a suggestion by Jerry very early in the jam, but then the transition itself really seems like Brent singing over the beginning of China Doll, which actually works pretty nicely as an intro!
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I think these excellent "later" arrangements put up here should change a few minds out there about the GD having gone down the tubes after 1983. Yeah, they had their mundane moments, but there is some real music being torn up on some of these later taper section snippets. More '95. Greg SC
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Thanks Dave! This is how to start a week on a positive note. Was wondering if at some point we could hear a little 92-93 "Corrinna" ? Shake it on down?
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thanks again for the great tunes!any 1979 lying around?
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Thanks for sharing these select gems with us. Your knowledge of the band is great. Look forward to your weekly updates. Keep up the good work. Love the new site and this forum. Hope to do some reviews of your posts and share my thoughts about that sweet slice of Americana that is the Grateful Dead. EM, Golden, CO
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WoW... PikesPeak
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David, I look forward to these the way I used to look forward to the great download series. Nice work and thanks again! No doubt "...you are the eyes of the world..."!
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I always had the Sugar Mags>U.S. Blues>Sunshine Daydream intact, but was always preparing myself at the start of Comes A Time for an immeasurably ominous cut. I feel better already! The whole show and I'm healed. Muchisimas gracias! "From day to day, just lettin' it ride, You get so far away from how it feels inside, You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall, But the day may come when you can't feel at all."
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If I remember correctly the first weeks in june 74 saw the Dead touring with that unbelievable WOS!I was hoping for some material... What a disappointment!There's nothing from 74. Could David fix this up? Some cuts from Jai-Alai would really be welcome. Thanx
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Another fine week filled with sparkling moments. I was at that 6/16/91 and really love having the mix you put together for this week. Thanks, David, we all appreciate this! )(I'm just a, well...porpoise.)(
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Seems like we've all been gone for a long trip and now can come home. Weekly nuggets are great. But of course a reunion is what we are all in need of. I'll see some at 10KLF. Thanks!
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How do you get this stuff to the Ipod. I can only stream and listen
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My computer was doing the same thing. I had to delete (remove) Quick time and then download Real Player (set up as the primary "player"), then it comes up with a download option. Greg SC
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You can save it to a file - any file, create one - then if itunes is your default player, click on the file and it'll start playing and stay in yr itunes automatically. Then of course when you update yr ipod yr good to go.
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Wish I had been there. Couldn't agree more with the wish to see this show as a complete Vault Release! The interplay between Jerry and Bruce gives me chills!! Thanks, Brion
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" DEAR MR FANTASY PLAY US A TUNE!" I was in the 4th row for this show!!!!!!!! We were all kinda lookin around trying to figure it out, and then we all got it!!! What a surreal moment. We were off to the side a little, Jerry goes into the break, the wind was blowing, the grey hair was flowing and he was just stepping into it. It STILL brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. THANK YOU!!!!
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Yes....David......Thank You.
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thank you and keep up the good work. So Glad that Deadnet is back better than ever!!!!
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I have to agree with Darkstarlarry; on all accounts as I too was at all three of the shows he mentions! Great choices.
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Some very tasty head treats you have going on here,makes my old memories come alive...Thank you fer a real GOOD time!
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This run deserves a vault release. After all, it was filmed for ABC's "In Concert" and recorded to multitrack. I still have the original TV broadcast recorded on Hi-Fi VHS! Plus, these are some really *really* great performances. 6/17/91 was one of the best shows I had to pleasure to attend.... rgc
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Thanks, this is cool. I need to hear something from Copenhagen 1981. I'll prey, and I will be checkin' out monday after monday, okay, I will anyway, but, that would be something. I even have heard that Dark Star Orchestra played the whole concert, and even better, it was their first, I don't know if it's true, but anyway, a good story. Back in the old days, 1981, we had to go by ferry to go to Copenhagen from Aarhus. As I remember it, must have been something like 50 casette players cascading the sounds across the cafeteria. When we got to Copenhagen, The Forum, all kinds of cars, especially big American ones, were cruisin' the avenues with dead flags and booming music. Did I dream this up? No, but the tea was damn good. My friends forgot to turn on the tape recorder, and one way or the other, they were paralyzed, but I had a good time being rat no. 1 leading the wild bunch up the aisles, like an outlaw hiding from security. Jerry was like standing on the moon, and with a blink he told them to ride low. Nice day in dead land. According to the dead encyclopedia the name of that rat is? Just got to stay interactive with the real nerds ;-)
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Mmmmmmmmorning Dew! yum!
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I love this feature! Wow. I was at giant's stadium 6/17/91 - probably my favorite show. When they opened with Eyes the place exploded. Hornsby and Jerry connected well. The rest of the show smoked as well. One of those perfect nights...
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Thanks again! Your knowledge is very evident. As I said last week, Monday mornings are now so much more positive. The first thing I do on these mornings is turn on the computer and check out all of the music. Let me tell you, I have "hooked" many friends to your section. These people are HUGE fans and all are amazed at the quality and selection of the music. Again David, the great people of western New York thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have provided outstanding music as well as history that will live for ETERNITY. Looking forward with anticipation - Beecue
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I was at the the 92 Show in Vegas at the Silver Bowl. If anyone was there they will tell you you the Dead made it rain during drums and after the sprinkle they broke into Surger Mag. They should call that place the Dust Bowl. We sold Rolling Rock in the lot 2 for 3 3 for 5. 2 for 3 was a better deal. lots of heat dust and love. Never saw Steve Miller but heard he was pretty good. You can get most of this show on Nugs.Net. Morning Dew was voted one of the best at this show. Was the first time for me to get truley get turned on to Morning Dew. Went to the show with Gary Ruvo and friends. Friend left us stranded in the desert for a few hours. Ruvo Jack Straw, Your old buddy stares at the peak... PikesPeak
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Give me more of this! The best, however, would be to connect "not fade away" with "morning dew", both followed by "playing in the band". Have anyone heard stuff like this?
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you gave me an excellent reason to learn to download and burn and all that nifty techno stuff i have had no use for- now that i have stumbled onto this marvelous treasure trove, i will practice my new skill every week! i even found a 'holy-shit-i-was-there!' track- thanks for doing this! caroline
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just wanted to chime in here and say thanks also for the great site and great picks...any chance we might get a nice little "take a step back" at any point? i lost my collection (devastating) and for some reason been feeling a little jones for one of those silly games! keep up the great work david, we all appreciate it! ~~~~~~~~~~ listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock my soul...
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how i luv thee let me count the ways... i asked for a Jack Straw 2 weeks ago and lo and behold do i not only get a jack straw but one from 91 that reflects exactly the straw i'm looking 4. thx YA'LL!!!
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    rfk4
    10 years 5 months ago
    Once again an abolutely amazing line-up
    That was a really awesome melow lineup.
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    Horsestoharleys
    11 years 3 months ago
    Best Show
    Monterey, Laguna Seca Racetrack, I have followed the dead for a long time and have to say that show really stands out. Bruce Hornsby opened the show. I remember that it rained a few days before the show and the ground still had some moisture. Tere were speakers set up on both sides of the stage stacked about 50 feet high and as long as a diesel flat bed trailer.. Increadable sound!!!!!! THe ground would shake with every note played. If i stood in one place to long my feet started sinking into the ground. I'm not kidding. It was a earth shaking show. I would love to have a copy of this show. Don
  • secopsycho
    11 years 3 months ago
    1991
    I'm speachless honestly. This '91 recording is first quality music I've heard post '87. Keep in mind I know and have heard very little compared to rest of u so please don't hang me. Just want to thank u a second time for exposing me 2 music that continues to amaze and impress me every day.
  • secopsycho
    11 years 3 months ago
    Jack Straw
    Sorry if this is repeat, i'm still learning the new format. Anyway wanted to thank u David for answering my Jack Straw request whether intentional or not. I never expected a '91 J Straw that satisfied what i was looking 4. U sure r the master!!!
  • secopsycho
    11 years 3 months ago
    weekly jams
    how i luv thee let me count the ways... i asked for a Jack Straw 2 weeks ago and lo and behold do i not only get a jack straw but one from 91 that reflects exactly the straw i'm looking 4. thx YA'LL!!!