Grateful Dead

June 27 - July 03, 2016

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll check out some Grateful Dead music spanning 18 years, from 1971 to 1989, with a stop in 1981 to hear some excellent early-ish Brent music.

Our first stop this week is on 12/10/71 in St. Louis, where the Dead were rolling through their first tour featuring both Keith and Pigpen. Pigpen returned to the band on December 1, and stuck around for one more six month blast of creativity, including the Europe ’72 tour. From St. Louis, we have Truckin' > Drums > The Other One > Sitting On Top Of The World > The Other One > Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away, One More Saturday Night.

Next is the start pf the second set from 12/9/81 in Boulder, CO, one of those shows where virtually every song played is exceptional: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain ; Estimated Prophet > He's Gone.

Lastly this week, from 12/8/89 at the LA Forum, we have the end of the second set, featuring I Will Take You Home ; The Other One ; Wharf Rat ; Throwing Stones ; Not Fade Away.

Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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"Free Show"

night with Billy, Bobby, Mickey, and friends,,,, at the Fillmore in San Francisco, one of the most vibrant cities on this planet. watching masters at work perform their craft must have been a treat and I count my lucky stars I still have the chance to align my schedule with theirs and cross paths in the same space

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Dead & CO Fiillmore SF CA

Attended the "free show' 05.23.16 " you get what you pay for"

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Correct opinion

mbarilla, I completely agree and I support you!

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10 Dec 1971

This needs to be an official release, the segment of the show presented here is on par with E72.

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dacpt - answer is no, not yet

but it will , so save some shelf space

Got a really good feeling a release from 1979 and 1984 is on tap for one of the 2016 Dave's Picks.

12.1.79 is certainly a contender

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12/1/79 Pittsburgh PA show on Tapers section

Does anyone know if the 12/1/79 Pittsburgh PA show featured in the June 13-19 2016 Tapers section came out on CD or another format? I think the part of the show that is featured is fantastic and I would like to have it on disc or MP3. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
David

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Gr8fulTed - Boulder

I want to go for both nights, i still have a few days to make it happen :)

and 12.9.81 from start to finish is a masterpiece !!!!!

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Boulder

Looking forward to Dead & Co at Folsom this coming weekend!! My first Grateful Dead show was at Folsom field in 1972: $3.50 for 5 hours, 3 sets, and free pot from the Rainbow family.

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