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Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1983 and 1985.

Our first selection is from 11/22/72 in Austin, TX, where we have a big batch of first set Dead, featuring Sugaree ; Mexicali Blues ; Loser ; Black Throated Wind ; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Candyman; El Paso ; Bird Song ; Playing In The Band ; Casey Jones. Please note that the opener of her sequence, Sugaree, has some big sound problems, but otherwise this is a typically hot, and great-sounding, Fall 1972 show.

Next is the start of the second set from 10/17/83 in lake Placid, NY, featuring Touch Of Grey, Samson and Delilah, To Lay Me Down, Man Smart, Terrapin Station, including a rare second set To Lay Me Down.

Lastly this week is the entire first set of the 11/7/85 at the penultimate Grateful Dead show at the Rochester War Memorial, featuring Dancing In The Street ; Dire Wolf ; C C Rider ; Loser ; Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues ; Cumberland Blues ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Deal.

Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault, and as always, feel free to write to us at the email address below.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Always loved this one. Suspended animation, space and time stop during the guitar solo.
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That is a big bite chew. Glad I had time to listen all the way thru, check out JoTW for more of this insane show!
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Will we ever see a fall 72 box pitch corrected in all it's sonic glory. I sure hope so.
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Dave is playing 11/7/85 on Today In Grateful Dead History
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Awesome unique 1st set. Good jam on CC Rider and excellent jam in Loser. This 83' Mama Tried is nice too. I hope to hear a 1969 Mama Tried during 30 DOD. Dicks picks 16 one was always a favorite early version
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Early Dead! Up to 1972! PowerDead!! Cut my teeth on "Live/Dead".. so, Dark Star, Baby!! Dark Star.
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  • _eesh-da-beesh
    4 years 1 month ago
    Early Dead! Up to 1972!
    Early Dead! Up to 1972! PowerDead!! Cut my teeth on "Live/Dead".. so, Dark Star, Baby!! Dark Star.
  • mbarilla
    4 years 1 month ago
    Anniversary Show today 11-7-85
    Awesome unique 1st set. Good jam on CC Rider and excellent jam in Loser. This 83' Mama Tried is nice too. I hope to hear a 1969 Mama Tried during 30 DOD. Dicks picks 16 one was always a favorite early version
  • mbarilla
    4 years 1 month ago
    Bird Song and Playin in the Band
    Are outstanding. Sweet stuff