Grateful Dead

September 17 - September 23, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1973 and 1989.

Our first stop this week is on 11/15/72 in Oklahoma City, where we have a nice batch of typical 1972 first set material featuring Bird Song, Jack Straw, Candyman, Big River, Sugaree, El Paso, Box Of Rain, Deal, Cumberland Blues.

Next up is music from 9/17/73 in Syracuse, NY, where we have more first set material, including Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy. This was the tour that featured horns occasionally in the second set, which although interesting at times, was thankfully a short-lived experiment.

Lastly this week we have the entire first set from 10/12/89 in New Jersey, the second of a five night run at the Meadowlands. From this show, we have Hell In A Bucket>Sugaree, Blow Away, Tennessee Jed, Queen Jane Approximately, Bird Song, Jack Straw. Our apologies for the three versions of Sugaree this week, as well as a couple of Bird Songs and Jack Straws.

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

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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I don't think there is ever a necessity to apologize for too many Sugarees. I believe that phrase is an oxymoron.

I agree whole-heartedly about the need for additional releases of the fall 1972 tour. The St Louis shows were awesome but so were many others from that period. It seems that a revival of the Download series would be a good vehicle if there are great shows in the vault that perhaps don't live up to the sound quality deemed necessary for a Dave's Pick or Boxed set release.

In whatever form, more fall 72 would be indeed welcome.

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thanx for the thyme bird/jack sandwich yummy

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I do hope

when the time comes for release, post-Europe 1972 shows get the same love as Europe Tour! (Still can't believe I actually OWN Europe '72!!!) 'stache - you know how 4/07 always was kept under wraps? Let's hope it's the same for 9/15 & 9/16, among others.

I'm listening to 9/15 in my car. Oh, well. Not even wide open windows on the highway can help this one! Will get through 9/16 and then the jewel one - 9/17/72. Can't remember - how's 9/19? And then 9/21 - yay again. And we're pretty good through the end of the month.

I guess all we can hope is that the wheels keep turnin' business-wise, 'cause we've got a lot of classics to look forward to!

Soon come, as they say in Jamaica.

I'm ready for an announcement, y'all.

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Fall 72

Agreed on all of the Fall 72 comments... though I actually think October and November have the edge on September collectively... They are a bit less tight, but more wide open and "out there" and lots of Keith electric piano. Seems like they were moving rapidly into the jazzy 73 sound and November is the benificiary of this evolution.

Hofheinz yes! And those mid-October Dark Stars with the Philo Stomp, and oh God Wichita Wichita Wichita....

One of the Top Five periods? Easily. My favorite? (if I had to pick) YES. Even over Europe 72... (!)

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Fall '72

I would agree that 9/17 until the end of the month constitues one of the great 2 week periods in GD history. I don't think Oct/Nov is at quite the same level, though still solid. 9/15 and 9/16 circulate only in partial SBD and would be welcome releases, if they exist in full, or close to it, in the vault.

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thanks WTJ... I meant Dicks 36, 9-21-72

I guess Veneta is or will be a fine, popular choice for the next 2H-72 release, whenever it happens. As the Europe 72 box fades into the rear view mirror, we will hopefully see periodic Fall '72 releases again, after a ~7 year gap.

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Dick's Picks 26 is from 4-26/27-69. Do you mean Dick's Picks 23 from Baltimore 9-17-72, DP 36 from 9-21-72 Philly, or possibly DP 11 from 9-27-72 Stanley Theatre Jersey City? True, you really can't go wrong with any of the Fall '72 stuff.

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that Fall '72 stuff...

Probably a top 5 all-time stretch for the band, so many great shows. Dicks 26 is hugely under-rated. I dearly loved my hissy Jersey City and Hofheinz cassettes, among the first to wear out. If there is anything in the vault that sounds good enough to issue, I think it would be a winner.

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