Grateful Dead

October 29 - November 4, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

We have often been asked how we’d go about selecting the year from which the next Dick Pick or Vault Release was selected. It was always a very involved process, but the key factor was walking outside in the morning and seeing what the temperature was that day. Today, it was 71 degrees, so we figured we’d bring you a nice selection of music from 1971, October specifically, Keith’s first tour, and the tour from which the magical Dick’s Picks Vol. 2 was drawn. That Pick is rightfully called a one-disc wonder.

Our first selection from that mighty little tour is from 10/22/71 in Chicago. From that great show we have the rare pairing of That’s It For The Other One>Deal. It might look a little odd on paper, but it certainly does work in practice.

From a couple of days later in Detroit, on 10/24/71, we have the other quintessential 1971 second set jamming vehicle, Dark Star. Although this rendition doesn’t quite reach the peaks as the version from 10/31/71 (Dick’s Picks Vol. 2), it still goes to some amazing places, and is certainly a worth companion to that of 10/31/71.

Finally from our brief foray into October, 1971, we have the show-closing jam of Not Fade Away>Drums>Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad>Not Fade Away from 10/27/71 in Syracuse, complete with a nifty China Cat jam. Be sure to check back in a couple of weeks for another stunning NFA>GDTRFB>NFA from late 1971.

Lastly this week, also from October, but a year later, is the second set jam from 10/24/72 in Milwaukee. This is a classic 1972 jam featuring Truckin’>The Other One>He’s Gone>The Other One. Inspired, deep and interesting.

Be sure to check back next week when we’ll have some music from 1973, amongst some other great stuff, we expect. As always, feel free to write with questions or comments. It’s always nice to hear from you.

David Lemieux
vault[at]dead.net

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Thank you

This Other One from October '71 is absolutely spectacular! I can't wait to hear the rest of the selections from this edition of the Taper's Section.

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**** SMOKIN *****

Smokin music !! Love the 71-72 Thank You !!!!!

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Bring back the downloads

Bring back the mp3's. It frustrating ripping streams.

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new item

is up explaining that they're working on the TS and it will be up soonest.

I wouldn't read too much into Blair's verb tenses in this case, honest!

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I believe you Marye

If TS is still alive, thats good. I've said all along on this site that the Dead can do what they want with the music and I won't complain as it is thiers. I don't buy that whole "the music belongs to everyone" theory. Lucky for them, Jerry didnt handle the finances as it sure gets cold in Marin in the winter. I've enjoyed it and will continue to and I sure don't begrudge them from doing whatever they want.

"There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those whose lives have a soundtrack and those lives do not. I have always found that interesting people come supplied with music."

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No Monday, No David

I am concerned that David is referred to in the past tense on Blair's little piece of information on Road Trips. Hopefully, there will be a posting and I am completely wrong. Just when I get a computer that can stream pretty well...

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Joined: May 26 2007
no no no...

Folks, unless something has changed drastically since yesterday morning just before the server meltdown (sigh), this is not the end of TS, it is a MISTAKE. Files have failed to move from Point A to Point B. And then thre was the server meltdown.

A crew is put on it.

Road Trip is NOT replacing TS.

Though even I have to admit that the timing of some of this misbehaving technology is enough to make a conspiracy theorist's day.

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Free tunes tomorrow

Like my favorite watering hole used to announce "Free beer tomorrow" Road trip looks likes tapers section. Must be time to beat it on down the line.

"There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those whose lives have a soundtrack and those lives do not. I have always found that interesting people come supplied with music."

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on second thought

although, now that I go back and reread it, it does say check back next week for some 1973 goodness...

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Baby Blue

Well, seeing that it's late afternoon Monday and no new Taper's Section goods, and the fact that it's been exactly a year, I do fear it's all over. Makes sense; they were probably just tiding over our notoriously insatiable appetites while they got their shit together for the new release series.

Hey, thanks DL and it was fun while it lasted!

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