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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marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
we think this is fixed now

please speak up if you're still having issues. Thanks!

tommytomato's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
'72 stuff......URL not

'72 stuff......URL not found?

Joined: Feb 4 2008
getting started

left click on pause then left click again seems to get them started for me
dunno why this is happening but no big deal...

Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
1972 link

As mentioned by gratefulprof this morning, the link to Truckin' isn't generating any sound. For the other two links, I have to grab onto the "SEEK" slider and move it right in order to hear the tunes. Thank you for what I can listen to: I do like the Scarlet>Fire from Milwaukee.

Joined: Oct 1 2007
(un) broken chain..

bad link for the '72 clip, too bad, it is a great jam, fix, please, when you can. I recall the West. Virginia show, my car broke down going up and down all these short, sharp hills, friendly heads picked me up to get to show, car was fixed cheaply by a friendly local, all good!

Deadhead's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Stay tuned...

Stay tuned... these are good shows

Joined: Feb 4 2008
newcastle 72

sadly just says url not found....
hope you can fix as my favourite period
ta x

Joined: Jul 17 2007

yikes. must be monday morning.


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