Grateful Dead

March 4 - March 10, 2013

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check out music from 1970, 1971 and 1989

New Year's Eve 1969-1970 saw the Grateful Dead performing their only New Year's show outside of California, in Boston. Two days later, the Dead played a couple of terrific shows at the Fillmore East in New York City, and from the first of those shows, on 1/2/70, we have the big jam, the Live/Dead sequence of Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Lovelight. Please note that there the master reel changes at the end of Dark Star/beginning of St. Stephen, so you'll hear that.

A year later, the Grateful Dead were opening a six night run at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on 2/18/71, a show that would turn out to be Mickey's last show with the Dead for more than three years. From this show, we have Casey Jones, Playing In The Band, Me and Bobby McGee, Candyman, Big Boss Man, Sugar Magnolia. That's the first-ever live Grateful Dead version of Playing In The Band.

The four-night New Year's run in 1989 included loads of great music, and from the opening of the second set on the second night, 12/28/89, we have Foolish Heart>Looks Like Rain>Eyes Of The World. Every night of this run was filled with some monumental playing, a precursor to the excellence of Spring 1990 a couple of months later.

Be sure to stop by next week for more great tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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"Wings a mile long
Just carried the bird away..."

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Ahhh a Saturday here!

Now filled with bliss
from every good day
that was good from then;
all for this day to be it too.

Love and appreciation, xo

"In the letters..."

Lyrics By: Robert Hunter
Music By: Jerry Garcia

Carve your name, carve your name in ice and wind
Search for where, search for where the rivers end
Or where the rivers start
Do everything that's in you, you feel to be your part
But never give your love my friend unto a foolish heart
Unto a foolish heart

Dare to leap, leap from ledges high and wide
Learn to speak, speak with wisdom like a child
Directly to the heart
Crown yourself the king of clowns or stand way back apart
But never give your love my friend unto a foolish heart
Unto a foolish heart

Shun a friend, shun a brother and a friend
Never look, never look around the bend
Or check the weather chart
Sign the Mona Lisa with a spray can, call it art
But never give your love my friend unto a foolish heart
Unto a foolish heart

A foolish heart will call on you to toss your dreams away
Then turn around and blame you for the way you went astray
A foolish heart will cost you sleep and often make you curse
A selfish heart is trouble, but a foolish heart is worse

Bite the hand, bite the hand that bakes your bread
Dare to leap, where the angels fear to tread
Till you are torn apart
Stoke the fires of paradise with coals from hell to start
But never give you love my friend unto a foolish heart
Unto a foolish heart

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