Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have a double dose of Fall 1979, and some 1984 Grateful Dead.
Our first stop this week is in Cleveland, OH, on 11/29/79, where we have the start of set 2, featuring Shakedown Street>Samson and Delilah, High Times>Estimated Prophet>Eyes Of The World>Space. Speaking of Cleveland, it's highly recommended that you check out the Grateful Dead exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, which is incredibly cool. The curator has done a terrific job of gathering items from not only the band members, but friends and family of the band, as well as collectors, for what is without a doubt the most interesting and comprehensive collection of GD stuff ever displayed in one place. Three band members have been to visit the exhibit in the past few months, and all have been extremely impressed. Worth the trip, no matter where you're coming from.
Next up is music from a week later, on 12/4/79, the middle night of a three night run in Chicago. From that show we have the unique sequence of Estimated Prophet>Franklin's Tower>Jam. After Franklin's Tower was split from its partners Help On The Way and Slipknot!, it often appeared in different places, from the show-opener, to the pre-Drums launching pad.
Lastly this week we have the entire pre-Drums sequence from 10/31/84 in Berkeley, the fourth of a six night run at the BCT. From that show, we have Touch Of Grey>Samson and Delilah, Ship Of Fools, I Need A Miracle>Ain't Superstitious>He's Gone.
Be sure to stop by next week for more tunes from the vault.