Grateful Dead

October 1 - October 7, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1974 and 1984.

Our first stop is on 11/19/72 in Houston, TX, a show that unfortunately is not in the vault, but for which we have a pretty good copy. From the first set we have Bertha, Me and My Uncle, Sugaree, Beat It On Down The Line, Bird Song, Black-Throated Wind, Don't Ease Me In, Mexicali Blues, Box Of Rain. There are some audio problems on the opening track, but otherwise it's a nice-sounding recording. Box Of Rain was quite new to the repertoire at the time (aside from one 1970 version), and these November, 1972 renditions are my favorites.

Next up is music from the second-to-last show on the Europe '74 tour on 9/20/74 in Paris, featuring the big second set jam of Truckin'>Eyes of the World>Not Fade Away>Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>One More Saturday Night, U.S. Blues. My old notes from the show state "weird mix on this one," and on a re-listen, indeed it's a weird mix, but interesting nonetheless.

Lastly this week we have music from 10/20/84, the last Grateful Dead show in Syracuse, NY. They had a long history of gigs in Syracuse from 1971 to 1984, including some epic shows, but after this their upstate New York shows were limited to SPAC, and later Albany, NY at the Knickerbocker. From this show, we have the start of the second set, featuring Shakedown Street>Samson and Delilah, He's Gone>Smokestack Lightning.

Be sure to join us next week for more music from the vault. And as always, feel free to write to us at the email address below, with questions, comments or suggestions for the Tapers' Section.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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1984

I had not heard this 10/20/84 show before. A revelation. Sure sounds releasable to me (hint hint Dave)

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D'oh!

Oh Stoltzfus, you said it. No 11/19/72 in the Vault is more like a !$&#@! catastrophe. Oh well, I treasure my old copy, one of the few I bothered to make a fancy cover for... The show in which Keith brought psychedelic keyboard skronk to a whole new level...

Hey now, that 10/20/84 Shakedown is really nice, especially Jerry's singing, hahaha. But seriously, I love the sound of that year, and hey this one even has good Phil in the mix. Hint Hint Dave :)

"...beat out loud..WHOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" ... hey now that woke Jerry up and got him grinning, it sounds like... this version just entered a new giddy terrain....

Thanks as always Dave.

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Weird Mix...

Hey Man,
A fine Trifecta of music this week
Just revisiting Dick's Vol. 7 Alexandra Palace London September 1974
Some weird mixing going on there as well... beginning of Stella Blue comes to mind.
Digging the Syracuse sequence: some knob twiddling going on that week in GD history( check Hartford Ct)
Always get excited as you post music that is moving ever closer to the fabled Augusta Maine dates Oct 11,12,1984
Ah, Someday maybe
Perhaps
Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

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"11/19/72 unfortunately is not in vault"

"unfortunately" is the right word for that.

if you look closer, it's easy to trace the tracks of my tears.

oh well.

9/20/74 is mighty fine.

PLEASE let 6/10/73 be in the vault. and 2/9/73. and...

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Ahhhhh, Friday night here!
Finding this after work delightful.
I've got some listening to do.
Thank you so much, xo!

Like the Marines say...
Pain is weakness leaving
the body.

Good rest to you and All, xo!
Every other good thing too.

Lovingkindness to Us, All, xo!

Rock On!

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oops

Well, it looks like I have fallen prey to the duplicate posting gremlin.

Recommendation: A radio button clearly marked POST or SUBMIT. I think a SAVE button does not convey the notion that the comment has been posted.

I promise, only once this time!!

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Upstate New York

Haven't started listening yet but it looks like some marvelous stuff. There were some other non-SPAC upstate New York shows after this, as least by my notion of upstate New York. This includes the Rich Stadium (Buffalo) shows and Rochester (Silver Stadium and War Memorial).

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Upstate New York

Haven't started listening yet but it looks like some marvelous stuff. There were some other non-SPAC upstate New York shows after this, as least by my notion of upstate New York. This includes the Rich Stadium (Buffalo) shows and Rochester (Silver Stadium and War Memorial).

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