Grateful Dead

September 27 - October 3, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Greetings and welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week, as we mentioned last week, we'll hear music from the same years as last week's installment, 1972, 1983 and 1989.

Our first stop this week is at City Hall in Newcastle, England on 4/11/72, the 3rd shows on the Europe '72 tour, and we're pleased to play the heart of the second set made up of Truckin'>Other One>Comes A Time. Please note there's a cut during The Other One, which is a cut on the master 16-track reels (from which this rough mix was produced). Rest assured that fortunately, with most Europe '72 shows, there are also 2-track recordings that usually contain the bits that are missing from the multi-tracks during tape changes.

Next up is music from a rare Grateful Dead visit to West Virginia when the band played in Morgantown on 4/10/83, and we're pleased to play the start of the second set, Touch Of Grey>Women Are, Smarter, Uncle John's Band>Playing In The Band>Drums. I'm a fan of this early 1980s Playing In The Bands, as the jams often led to some deep space before usually dropping into Drums.

Lastly this week is music from the 2nd night of a two-night run in Milwaukee, on the excellent Spring Tour of 1989. From 4/16/89, we have the start of the second set, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain ; Saint Of Circumstance > Truckin' > Drums > Space. In the Grateful Dead world, 1988 was a transitional year for the band, with a lot of excellent playing, but a lot of inconsistent playing as well. When the band returned to the stage in early 1989 with six shows in California followed by the Spring Tour, they indicated clearly they were back with an energy closer to the 1987 band than the 1988 band, only better. Virtually every show on the Spring Tour was excellent, a trend that would continue for the next 16 months or so.

Join us next week for more great stuff from the vault. And please feel free to write to us at the email address below, and make sure to include “Grateful Dead” in the subject, to bust through our state-of-the-art spam filters.

David Lemieux
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Drums 89

Saw a summer show in 89 and flew away with the drums.

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Arrows of Neon!

Evenin" folks!

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thank you

All the shows that I missed due to other commitments I am getting to hear (partially) and I appreciate it, Loooong time Deadhead who mostly saw to them in Philadelphia. So I got a taste of it. Anyway thanks again!!
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Spring 1989

I saw every single show on that spring tour from Atlanta to Minneapolis and those two Mecca shows were definitely a couple of the best. The previous nights show was incredible too, the first set had a great 1/2 Step>Stranger>Franklin's opener (Stranger>Franklin's became virtually extinct after October that year). The second set started China>Rider, Playin> Terrapin pre-Drums & had a monster Morning Dew closer that Jerry just killed on.

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Just for fun here instead of in an email.
Thinking of ya all. Happy Tuesday.
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We're truckin' now !

Newcastle, from 1972, is sounding terrific!

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England '90 and Milwaukee

I was at the London shows in '90....met Bruce outside....he was apparently checkin' out the scene. But the scene inside was not nearly as fun as Paris.

Milwaukee was a blast.....first time I had seen Saint of Circumstance as treat indeed. Saw all but few shows in '89, I agree with David, more like '87 but much better, after a, well, lull in '88. Unfortunately, the scene was starting to get really washed out with "touch heads" and the "good old days" were fading fast by this time.

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Hi Gav

also in the uk missed the 72 shows too young. was you in london 1990 ?

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Newcastle 72'

I was at this show ,absolutely mind blowing experience! great to hear again!

Thanks for putting it up!

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It works for me now. Thank you thank you thank you. Regarding one of the earlier posts, I often have to jiggle the slider to make the player work - seemingly only since I changed to Windows 7 - anyone else?

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