Grateful Dead

October 15 - October 21, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

We’re going to be doing some jumping around the calendar this week, to play you some music we didn’t get a chance to play for you the past few weeks.

First, as we’re always interested in playing unique sequences and segues, we’ll pop into 1980 for a quick stop on 10/2/80 at the Warfield in San Francisco. From this very good show is the interesting third set opening sequence of Drums>Comes A Time>Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance.

Next up, we’ll jump ahead 14 years, to 1994, specifically the very good Fall Tour. From 10/1/94 in Boston, we have the second set opener, Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain, and from a few nights later on 10/5/94 in Philadelphia, the very unique second set opening combination of Midnight Hour-Cumberland Blues.

From the Fall Tour of 1976, specifically 9/30/76 in Columbus, OH, we have the second set opening Lazy Lightning>Supplication.

Jumping back a bit to 1972, here are two songs from the 4/7/72 show at Wembley Empire Pool (subsequently Wembley Arena) in London, Chinatown Shuffle and a rocking Me and My Uncle. Bobby wasn’t kidding when he said about these two Wembley shows in 1972, “man, we played like demons at those shows.”

Check in next week when we’ll be playing some great music from your favourite band. As always, we welcome and encourage your questions and comments.

David Lemieux
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amellowd's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Pleasantly Pleased.......

....... with the surprise of an early '80's scarlet-fire (my guess is 83). With a few exceptions (i.e. DP 18, Cornell 77), these versions have always been my favorites. I just find those early '80 jams into Fire uniquely exploratory and they tend to keep my interest. I have to try Windows Media Player and listen to the 94 version, but I probably won't enjoy it as much. Thanks for the bonus track David!!!!

Zaorish's picture
Joined: Jun 21 2007
Just figured it out

Here's what the problem was:

If you click "Quicktime", you get the 84/85 S>F. If you click "Windows Media Player" you get the real deal, 10/1/94.

Zaorish's picture
Joined: Jun 21 2007
That is definitely NOT 10/1/94 on the scarlet fire there

Let it be known, 10/1/94 is an awesome show with a mind-blowing Scarlet Fire.

But seriously folks, the one posted up there is NOT it. I kid you not. (This is serious business)

Go to whatever other sundry or internet gd show sources you have and check it. There are two obvious differences.

-10/1/94's keyboardist plays a (synth) piano and does a rare 'alternate' scarlet opening riff
-The one up there's keyboardist plays a synth organ, and does the standard scarlet riff

I agree with the previous poster, one of my fav S>F's is 10/30/84, also the Fire from 7/15/85, and Brent's synth organ there sounds exactly like the one above. Don't know what date it is, but the sound quality is excellent, and the playing is grate.

-Jerry sounds young on the above
-Jerry sounds much older on the actual 10/1/94.

I'm not kidding, folks, go check it out (but download both of them if you can). You will most definitely not be disappointed by the real 10/01/94.

There are 2 other unusual things today. 1st, the chinatown shuffle was posted before, and 2nd, look at the bottom line:
great music from your favourite band.
Dave's gone British on us!
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
God is good.

Joined: Jun 12 2007
Watkins Glen

was anyone talkin' about releasing the WG show?
maybe with rehearsals?

ludlow66's picture
Joined: Jun 14 2007
I agree

Butterbean I agree we all could use more cowbell!

JeremyP's picture
Joined: Jun 8 2007
Wembley 4.7.72 MAMU


I was there. My mate CJ taped the show. They didn't play Me & My Uncle. It would be nice to know where this version hails from though; indeed, it would be nice if you would release ALL of Europe '72 as the shows I got to deconstructed and then reconstructed me. And boy did we get through some fine, fine LSD :-)


JeremyP's picture
Joined: Jun 8 2007
Happy Birthday to BOBBY!

Nothing on the home page - extraordinary! But from the old country, heaps of love and buckets of gratefulitude to Bobby, for all he has given us, and for carrying the flame with such verve.

Gimme that old time religion!

Rock it, Bobby

Jeremy & Penny

Butterbean's picture
Joined: Sep 16 2007

considering every show that has been released......that's 3 vaults,13 download series, 37 dicks picks, countless official releases(well over 20),the big box sets, dvds...ect.....i mean thats a LOT of shows folks.....

be patient.....because there is only so much more that they CAN release.....not EVERY show is release worthy....and they have their years of future releases to consider...not every show was recorded.....tapes ARE missing from the vault (april78!!)......everyone just has to take a breath....the vault is not as bottomless and endless as even i once thought it was :( its just a fact of life...nothing lasts forever :(
TAKE A STEP BACK......maybe we are seeing a slowed rate of releases because, well in reality, maybe there arn't too many more shows they are/want to release?

<<<< no complaints here...well since i own all of the said above releases....and with david gans and his wonderful radio show.....and with the tapers section....i'm sitting fat and happy...the butterbean is content! (not that the butterbean dosen't want a watkins glen 73 or winterland 73 box set!!!...not to mention the creme' of the later years 89-94/5ish....) But that being said....i can name a show from 85 that if released would quiet everyone REAL FAST and for A LONG TIME...hint hint (04/27/85 FROST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! frost)....

but untill that time....
hug your family, kiss your dog, walk your cat.....and just be HAPPY!!!!!!! isnt that what its al about?

Joined: Jun 4 2007
When is the next release?

I hope something is being put together before Christmas or even before Halloween. Hopefully they'll step up their game.

cosmicbadger's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
whine not?

the reason why this weeks TS is full of glitches is that DL is very preoccupied putting the final touches to a huge fantastic best ever box set in time for Christmas!!!




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