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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Trouble with the Weather Report

Is anyone else having trouble with the Eyes-Weather Report? I get about 14 mins in and then the system drops me.

John Leopold
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'any way of paying for a download'

tj crowley

derivative25...you will...i summize that they collect the #'s (hit's) that "WE" do for each song/seque listened to and then will package...maybe on 'the road II'

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Birthdays

My son is 1 month old today and the tapers section is 1 year old today, coincidence, I think not!!! Happy birthday!!!

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Happy birthday TS!

And many more!

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Great Other One!

That '72 Other One is very cool. The band brings us back to the earlist days by completing the song with that Cryptical riff. The jamming is quality. Thanks for the gift.

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Last weeks selection.

Last weeks selection was sooooo goooood that I can't get round to listening to this weeks yet. Still, I suppose I'll get down to it eventualy. I notice there is another Eyes of the World. Hmm, so nice. Thank you beforehand. And, emm, is there any way of paying for a download?

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i just love Mondays anymore

and especially at the start of a grateful week -
muchas gracias

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Some nice picks. I know

Some nice picks. I know you can't represent all eras, but the November '72 Texas run is another worthy mention in the "This week in GD history" story - perhaps a future Road Trip?

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Feyline Field

A baseball stadium hard on the Interstate, this was the original spring traiing home for the Seattle Mariners. Then after the Mariners shifted their base of operations to Peoria, the Angels took up residence there. Which team used the place prior to the Mariners inception (1977) I've never been sure.
There's a large butte that looms majestically from just beyond the left field fence. A resort has been built about half way up the thing since the Dead played there.
I think this was Donna's last show before maternity leave. There reportedly was a big chair on stage for her.

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GOT IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tj crowley

it was a marketing tool(ploy)..always rember 'the 1st bag is free'...king rhino let out a fewgems to see what the market was like re: snipet's as a lure.....when "WE" racted so strongly and they saw the #'s, they knew...put out pieces instead of whole shows..not everyone wamts to hear 'big river' but an estimated? scarlet? now i could listen to 18 versions back to back.,.....it all makes sense now...great move...i prefer the snipet's..still listening to the downloads i made from that gift you permitted...now if i could only afford the 'road' sets....

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