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
vault [at]�


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
cream-puff's picture
Joined: Jul 17 2007
Indeed, Bobby wasn't kidding

Indeed, Bobby wasn't kidding when he said about the Whitechapel '88 London shows ('72 Wembley that is) "man, we played like demons at those shows"...

and hey bwah, I hear they played like the devil himself at Magoo's Pizza Parlor...
so please, let loose with some rippers from the long lost mid-'65 Warlocks pizza tapes.

wouldn't that be a topper?

David, in the spirit of All Hallow's eve, could you share a treat - perhaps one sweet taste
from the vault, series 6, of The Carousel Ballroom - March 17, 1968 ?

& thanks for keeping the vault open - we need you there man!

Butterbean's picture
Joined: Sep 16 2007

its good to see some of the later years back on the taper's section....i personally like 93-94....just the way these years sound (sound wise) is way cool.....very clean, clear, pristine notes from jerry.....Weir has that stinging tone.....the drums have all those little extra touches like wood blocks and cowbell...phil is HUGE....even vince sounds great!

this "Scarlet>Fire" is most certainly from 10/01/94....not sure where some heard brent?

PLEASE....more 93-94!!!!!!

if 10/01/94 was released officially....i'd buy more than one copy!!!! :)

Joined: Aug 30 2007
Where is Brent that Scarlet>Fire?

Guess I am missing something, but that certainly sounds like a 94 Scarlet to me and it RIPS.
I saw all of spring tour and all the west coast run that year but have always regretted missing one last run at Boston Garden before they tore that building down.

Joined: Sep 5 2007
got better things to do than

got better things to do than whine, shoot, got better things to do than stream, too! l8tr

"If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise." - --Johann von Goethe--

Joined: Jul 9 2007
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ...

'lost sailor' is definitely not one of my favorite tunes, but i just noticed the lyric, "there's a price for being free."

think that applies to the taper's section?

i'll go hide now ...

Joined: Jun 10 2007

as luck and coincidence would have it, i got a new computer- one equipped with excellent speakers and all kinds of speed. i am enjoying my taper's section once again!!

thanks for the great music, david! i am happy to hear you-


Joined: Jul 9 2007
i'm going to whine ...

waaaaaaaah! waaaaaaaah! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

ok, now that i'm done, i absolutely LOVE the drums sequence this week. friggin' a!

however, i'm not so pleased by the 'chinatown' / 'uncle' repetition from a month ago. is lemieux falling asleep at the job? actually, since i didn't bother to check, are these the same versions from september? don't want to waste any time without downloading.

Joined: Jun 5 2007
Whinin' boys RULE!

Call me a whinin' boy, ifn's you will, BUT, David: there are no many roads on 10/18/07, and if there will be, then what's all this balderdash about bashing winos? Can't peace-niks just be given a right to passage? So, who's to say that the mineral rights to California's Gold have been offered up to televison skies? Keep on ignoring me, (& "them") it's just GREAT!

Joined: Oct 15 2007
Pretty sure this ain't 94.

Hey David, just wanted to let you know that this is not the Boston 10/1/94 Scarlet/Fire, though that is a favorite of mine and I'd be glad to hear it, perhaps along with the So Many Roads from that show as I'd love to here the version you have in the vault. That being said this Scarlet/Fire is terrific, I'm guessing 84. I presume there was a mix up somewhere. Anyways as this is my first time commenting I'd like to make one small request which is a Jackstraw from 9/9/87, it's just such a smokin' version and I've only ever heard a not so great audience copy. Anyways, thanks for your selections and Ford at Olimpico sends his regards.

sixstringsmoreorLesh's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
tj crowley '...GOOD TO SEE

tj crowley
'...GOOD TO SEE WERE BACK TO NORMAL around here!!!'

normal?! dead heads? normal? where? not here? never! normal, HA!


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.