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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David,
Very cool stuff. I never get tired of The Other One and am listening to Dark Star right now. I'm sure the '72 Truckin' jam will be right up to speed.
I think you do a great job in spite of the people who whine ans complain about not having everything for free. If I really want some different music I go buy a Dick's Pick and something from the Vault. The worlds not free and if derive as much enjoyment as they claim then it shouldn't be a problem to pay for it.

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zaorish

I think it's more hypothetical-subjunctive than past tense, but then, I'm an editor. I.e., like "If I ran the Vault."

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It's Halloween and No New Release?????!!!?!?!?

On October 29th, 2007 Zaorish said:
"Dave, I love your picks, as usual...but how can I not notice this:

"We have often been asked how we’d go about selecting the year from which the next Dick Pick or Vault Release was selected."

PAST TENSE???? Say it ain't so!"

I think you're right Zaorish. It's too bad that it seems to truely over. We should have had some news by now.

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nice job

David, keep up the good work as vault-meister and Taper's Section deliverer. I love all the selections you choose. I certainly never get bored listening to the "same" jams, i.e. NFA > GDTRFB > NFA or Truckin' > He's Gone > The Other One. They're all unique and interesting.
What I appreciate the most are the more rare selections and one-off tunes that I've never heard before and probably wouldn't if it weren't for you. THANK YOU!

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Free Downloads

I purpose giving away free downloads (of the TS and GDH) with every Sirius radio subscription.

Forget about the fucking toe!

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The music LOOKS great this

The music LOOKS great this week.

Streaming still a frustrating business for me so I have given up and moved on to Vineland. Still its good to see a new wave of whiners taking up the cause!

And welcome back to Jose8, looks like you got some new supplies in!

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rommel55

This could have been a wonderful week.my favourite years!
Jammming from 71 and 72.Can you believe it!?
I could've spent days listening to "The Other One /Deal".
Only there's no downloading anymore...
Did anyone mention new releases?
Are we talking about a new Christina Aguilera single or something?
Is it for real?
How trustworthy can Rhino get?

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I love the tunes, this is

I love the tunes, this is definately one of the band's finest musical periods.
I can't help but notice, though, that not one tune is from the actual time period listed. All the tunes should have been in last week's set list.
I know it is picky, but if you are going to date it why not make it accurate?

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Great Music....

Dave, I love your picks, as usual...but how can I not notice this:

"We have often been asked how we’d go about selecting the year from which the next Dick Pick or Vault Release was selected."

PAST TENSE???? Say it ain't so!

Well, even if tomorrow Rhino announced that they decided to just burn all the vault tapes for firewood, I would still love the Dead and I would still be grateful for all I have received. (But a new release would sure be cool!)

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
God is good.

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Hey Now!

!Wow! What an awesome magic morning of jams!*!
!Thanks David!

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