Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from 1973, 1977 and 1993.
Our first selection this week is from 5/20/73 at UCSB Stadium in Santa Barbara, CA, the middle show of three big May concerts in 1973 (5/13 in Des Moines, 5/26 in San Francisco). From this show, we have The Promised Land ; Brown Eyed Women ; Mexicali Blues ; Row Jimmy ; Jack Straw ; Big Railroad Blues ; Greatest Story Ever Told ; Here Comes Sunshine ; Big River ; Loser ; El Paso ; Casey Jones.
Next is the huge second set jam from the final show of what’s arguably the Dead’s most consistently great tour, from 5/28/77 in Hartford, where we have Estimated Prophet > Playing In The Band > Terrapin Station > Drums > Not Fade Away > Wharf Rat > Playing In The Band. This show was released on CD in 2009, if you’re interested in hearing more.
Lastly this week, we have the start of the second set from 5/26/93 at Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA, where we have Box Of Rain ; Victim Or The Crime > Crazy Fingers > Playing In The Band, including what’s widely considered to be one of the best versions of Playing In The Band since 1974.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.