Grateful Dead

September 10 - September 16, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

This week, as we roll toward the official start of Fall, we have 15 years of Grateful Dead history to cover, starting in 1972.

Our first track this week is the second set opening jam from 9/10/72 in Hollywood, featuring a well-jammed He’s Gone>Truckin’ combination. These two songs often segued into an Other One, but on this night, they left them together as a stand-alone jam, saving the night’s big jam for later in the set.

Next up are a couple of tracks from 9/16/72 at the Boston Music Hall, the second of a two night stand in Boston. Worth noting is that these two shows were scheduled to be performed at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, but the local authorities didn’t sound too keen on having the Grateful Dead take over their venue, so the shows were re-scheduled for Boston. From this second show in Boston, we have a very pretty, early Stella Blue, as well as the first set closing Playing In The Band.

Moving up a year, we have a very nice pair of tracks from the excellent shows at William and Mary College, with the first being a typically good 1973 version of China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider from 9/11/73 and from 9/12/73, this nascent Weather Report Suite, complete with horn accompaniment.

Next up is some music from the Grateful Dead’s return to Madison Square Garden in 1987 after a four year hiatus from the venue Jerry famously called “juiced.” From the first night of the five night run, on 9/15/87, is this post-Drums sequence of The Wheel>Gimme Some Lovin’>Black Peter>Sugar Magnolia and from the next night, 9/16/87, is the second set opening jam of Bertha>Greatest Story Ever Told>Devil with the Blue Dress>Good Golly Miss Molly>Devil with the Blue Dress>He’s Gone. Check out Jerry’s stunning vocal flourishes at the end of He’s Gone; truly some unique stuff. These recordings are drawn from the Beta PCM digital tapes.

Check in next week, when we’ll have some more great music for you. As always, feel free to write with questions or comments.

David Lemieux
vault [at] dead.net

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I'm Free

Like red8sox, this site has helped me make connections that have weaned me off the corporate teet.
Now I just read David's reviews to help me pick which show out of my collection I want to listen to next.
I don't need Rhino anymore.
I still might buy something from them, if they get around to offering something worth paying for. But I don't need them.
I'm free.

Peace,
Richard

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negative waves

all these negative waves are making me want to listen to beach music

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being picked on

tj crowley

i would think that both the dave's are not being effected by the outburts of anger...tho mis-directed, it's only but a choice to vent and express thoughts/feelings. it's not that this writer is supporting such verbage but rather supporting the fact of expression..we tend to know the 'golden rule' but most don't know the 'silver rule'.....if you have to take it personally refuse to take it seriously...if you have to take ti seriously, refuse to take it personally....i too am sadened by the choice (and it still hasn't been made clear/public who's decision it is) to stop the downloading but i've learned (the hard way) that the only thing i can control is my attitude and behavior..the rest i'm powerless over....

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Whatever

Whatever it takes, to get people to ease up on David Lemieux and the great work he is doing is a positive, no matter what YOU might think.

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Ether

Being a head for 15 years now , it leaves me ashamed of the few , but notorious people who are trying to greedily bother this nice space . That was created for us . But that they ' all of the sudden ' thought they could put their ' own ' rules to the TS - these few ' lost ' heads

Thanks David for the awesome selections

Remember folks , greed . In any way shape or form is not nice

Lets be real Dead heads and not comment against this effort by GD P

Thanks and much peace

Arica , Chile

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like i told ya what i said

steal your face right off your head

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Great stuff

Thanks for more fine selections, Dave. While I'd like to be able to put these tunes on my mp3 player & listen while I'm walkin' 'round town, ya can't always get what ya want, can ya? Others have suggested a monthly download fee...personally, I'd prefer if you do make them available for purchase that you make indivdual files downloadable for anywhere from $.29 - $.99 per, depending on the length of each file.

My problem isn't with the change from downloading to streaming but, like so many others, it's with the bunch o' crap reason given for the change. After all, before the change, you were posting the number of mbs for each file, and the only reason for that would be to let us know how much hard drive space we'd need to have to download the file! Claiming to not realize people would be downloading is such a lie, and it hurts when people you think you can trust lie to you. Hopefully, you'll (and by "you", I don't mean you personally, Dave, but the powers-that-be who most likely forced you to give us the big lie) do something to regain that trust that the Dead garnered over 4 decades by being straight with us (so to speak). I have faith that you will. In the meantime, thanks for giving us the pleasure of being able to listen to such fine, fine live music.

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cassette collection

My 700 hours of GD cassettes are gathering dust: if your a newbie looking for stuff to appreciate, send me a note at gr8fulted@gmail.com and I'll accommodate you. Will entertain a tour of the vault as potential barter.

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The one good thing that has happened out of the nonsense on here is that it has led me to communicate with a bunch of people who have led me to a ton of downloadable Dead on the internet, which in turn has led me too more music than I ever imaged could be on the internet for free download. I have discovered a couple dozen new bands I never would have encountered otherwise, found a huge selection of Phil, Ratdog, JGB and bunch of other stuff. Thanks Rhino and the rest of crew on this site. I definitely don't ever need to do business with you in the future.

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