Grateful Dead

October 28 - November 3, 2013

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from a short period in Grateful Dead history, early in Brent’s tenure with the band, with selections this week from 1979, 1981 and 1982.

Our first tracks this week are from 9/6/79, the final night of a three night run at Madison Square Garden, with music from the second set featuring Ramble On Rose, Terrapin Station>Playing In The Band.

From two years later, we have music recorded live in Seattle on 8/14/81, with the sequence of music coming out of Space. Other One tease>Playing In The Band reprise>Wharf Rat>I Need A Miracle>GDTRFB>Johnny B. Goode. That’s a pretty well-developed Other One jam to start things off, but which they soon abandon before it becomes a full-blown Other One, in preference of heading back into Playing In the Band.

From another year later, on 8/8/82 at Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI, we have the start of the second set, featuring Far From Me>Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain. That’s a very rare Far From Me set opener, but very cool nonetheless.

Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes form the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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'79 DEAD: YESSAH!

Hey Man,
Hanker for a hunk of '79 Dead?
Roll back the Previous Taper's rolodex to week of Oct.27 2008
For a taste of 10/27/79 Cape Cod Coliseum,South Yarmouth, Mass. USA. in this sequence,
The adventure begins as the band trails out of He's gone,Then each musician is swept up together and goin Hard! Then:Caution Jam>The Other One
Phil's Other One entrance will get your attention
Finest Kind East Coast Dead
Anyhow,
Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

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GD79 always pleases

always

stay grateful, my friends.

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who be dissin' GD82?

My only issue with it is the lack of audible Phil

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1982

I do not get the antipathy towards 1982. I love the RT from Philly '82 (one of my all-time favorite Terrapins), I love my AUDs from that year (8/3/82! Half Step>Franklin's>Minglewood opener!).

And this Scarlet>Fire. Jeez man, what's not to love? I'm having one of those moments (I've been listening to lots of other music the last couple of weeks, thinking, ah, well another Dead phase is through and I'm a bit burned out right now and WHAM I hear this Scar-Fire).

Uh... thanks for posting this. *Sheepish Grin*

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GD79 Playin's are very powerful

11/1
11/6
12/28

and many more

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laughingwater

I know why you're tripping on this version of RoR. 'Cause it's got Brent just slithering up and down the keys, mad psychedelic. And I always love hearing the dosed-up ecstatic "wooowhoooooooooos!" from the audience too... This is nice.

EDIT: Jerry's solo has such a nice tone, sloppy at times.... Was it Jerry who said it was hard for him to listen to Dead recordings because he could only hear what they were TRYING to do? Well, maybe a Deadhead is someone who actually HEARS what they were trying to do, even when they don't pull it off.

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GD79 is awesome awesome awesome

I REALLY like it

really really really.

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Ramble on Rose

one of my favorite GD songs. SWEET.

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This S>F is one for the ages

many more 82 releases, please. summer 82 box set?

GREEK BOX.

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a minor lyric flub

Boy, Jerry has some memory problems at the beginning of 'Ramble on Rose'. At least he recovers the fumble at 'Just like NYC', a particularly propitious place to get back on the ball considering where the gig was...

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