Grateful Dead

November 19 - November 25, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

This being the end November, we have a bit of music from 1972, and of course some terrific material from 1973.

Our first selection this week, which really should have been played last week, I suppose, is from Wichita, Kansas, and as mentioned last week, is one of the finest versions of the The Other One played in 1972, featuring a perfect blend of rock, jazz and psychedelia. I have no idea how to qualify that it is one of the best of 1972, as there were so many stunning versions played throughout 1972, but I sure do like this one. From 11/17/72, Truckin'> The Other One>Brokedown Palace. I can't get enough of this one, up there with 9/17/72 to these ears. Keith, Phil, Bobby, Jerry and Billy play some stunning parts on this night. It lands so smoothly into Brokedown Palace. And what a Brokedown Palace; they are singing their hearts out on the final part of the song.

Next stop this week will be Tempe, Arizona, at Feyline Field on 11/25/73 in the rain. From that interesting show, we have the ultimate, new from 1973 combination of Eyes of the World>Weather Report Suite. Now that's a pair of songs that always brings a smile to my face.

Finally this week, from a few days before the Tempe show, we have this outstanding second set jam from 11/21/73 in Denver, the second of a perfect two night run of shows that falls virtually right in the middle of one of the finest two month stretches in Grateful Dead history. From this magnificent show, we have Mississippi Half-Step>Playing In The Band>El Paso>Playing In The Band>Wharf Rat>Playing In The Band>Morning Dew. Check out those tones Phil is getting during the final segment of Playing In The Band. And what Jerry's doing under that. Whew! Only in 1973!

As you may or may not be aware, this installment of the Tapers Section is our 52nd weekly edition, one year strong, and we're very pleased to say we'll keep going as long as you keep digging it. Thanks for checking in every Monday, and as always, we really do welcome all comments, questions and suggestions. Please send them to the email address below. See you next week!

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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something to take the chill off

Thanks David.

In the great, cold North this is a treat. I like the irony of listening to "right outside this lazy summer home" while the wind dropped an old spruce across the driveway. Here's to another year

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why?

previous postings about bilo my retard brother is remove. why? in kazakhstan he so proud to be on glorious computers net. in kazakhstan he cannot say things because death punishments. he likes dead grapes and happy to be on sitings in u.s. and a. he likes all dead grapes song, especially "rock me like a hurricane".

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niyice!

i listen to this gratefulness dead on feast of shurig. jagshemash!

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I still love the TS But enough is enough!!

How about a nice video package for the new year!! I already have ROADTRIPS VOL 1 and it just created a jones for more!! Hey RHINO What's the deal we have waited long enough!!Rogue

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Phil me up.

This has to be one of the most satisfying segments of Dead I have encountered to date (11-17-72 I've never heard). Listen to the seething energy in Truckin>o1>Brokedown! Despite the minor (very minor) tentativeness of the vocal on Brokedown at the beginning, this has to be as good as it gets in the dead's live oeuvre. Even the feedback is impeccably in-tune! Very satisifying, thanks!

Now, on to the rest of the weekly offering.

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Nailed a re-tread to my shoe.....

I love the tapers section.......A+
Farewell to you old southern skies I'm on my way...On my way!

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Fall 73

Keep the fall 73 tour coming...my favorite single era/tour of all time. Have you played a playin-ujb-dew sandwich yet? 11/17/73 is the epic version.

By the way the 11/18/72 Playin that you played on this day in GD history on sirius Sunday was outrageous. Those were kind of forgotten shows in my collection...I think b/c some of the old sbd tapes were a bit flat. Thanks for digging out that monster.

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Thank You

Problem is fixed for the MHS>Playin'>El Paso>etc. Wow, great jam. I still remember how revolutionary it was for a band to just keep playin' from one song to another and another, etc. What a work ethic the band shared with us for passion. They defined my life in so many ways. After all these years, I'm still sorting through my emotions about what took place regarding this music and our beloved band and scene.

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision." - Norman Mailer

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I deal with residual server meltdown daily...

but those years on tour were still worth it.

Great picks this week! Love the jam in the Other One, Jerry and Phil are taking it out there and knocking it down. The Brokedown is pure and sweet.

I havent had time for the Eyes>Weather Report yet, hope to listen later in the week.

But the Half Step clip is extraordinary....I luv how they slip in and out of the playin throughout...

thanks so much...and give thanks this week!

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday Tapers Section!!
Happy Birthday to you!!!

We love ya David!!
Keep the music comming!!!

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