Grateful Dead

September 3 - September 9, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

We have a tremendous variety of music for you this week, spanning almost 20 years of the Grateful Dead’s recorded history, and we hope you’ll find this week’s journey as enjoyable as we did while preparing it for you.

As we mentioned last week, we have a bit more music from the Family Dog in San Francisco, specifically the encore from 9/6/69, a nice Pigpen-led Midnight Hour, with plenty of good jamming in the background.

Our next chronological stop on this week’s trip is 9/9/72 at the Palladium in Hollywood (venue of the performance of one of the best-ever versions of Hard To Handle, in 1971). From this show in 1972, we have the second set jam of He’s Gone>Truckin’>The Other One, which features a reel flip that is just a fact of life in these 7” reel-to-reel tapes, which run at 7.5 ips, meaning the tape is changed every 47 or so minutes. It’s always fortunate when the cuts are located in acceptable places, like this, rather than the brutal cuts that often destroy the listening experience. This one really isn’t too bad.

At this point we jump forward a year to 9/7/73 at Nassau Coliseum, with a song that mightn’t be what people think of first when they think of 1973: Looks Like Rain. This is a really great rendition, and just sounds so darn good, we thought you’d enjoy it. And, for a dose of quintessential 1973 music, we have the first set closing song from the same show: Playing In The Band. I really can’t get enough of these 1973 Playing In The Bands, and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Going forward to 1985, to 9/3/85 in Kansas City, we have the pre-Drums sequence featuring That’s It For The Other One>Eyes of the World>I Don’t Need Love. The “Cryptical” part of the sequence in 1985 never quite matched the energy or perfection of the 1969 versions, but the “Other One” portion of the song is very good, as is the Eyes and the rare Don’t Need Love. This is drawn from the Beta PCM digital masters.

Lastly this week, we have a couple of songs from London on 4/7/72, specifically Pigpen’s Chinatown Shuffle and a powerhouse Me and My Uncle.

As sometimes happens, we have no idea what we’ll have for you next week, but looking at what we have to select from, it’s bound be to be a nice selection of some excellent music. Let us know what you think by writing with questions, comments, suggestions or requests.

David Lemieux
vault [at] dead.net

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Thanks!

Man, that Other One is perfect. Thanks for the for the effort and keep up the good work.

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D. Gans is an ass

Who the hell is Gans to ask if eight gigabytes was enough....what a tool.

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Intense Other One

This version of 'the other one' is intense, and driving. I always dug the second set from this show.

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What's all the hubbub, bub?

While I can understand the fury that some people may feel at this gift being taken away, I will say that there are other websites where you can find entire shows and download them with no trouble at all. Besides, if you really dig the songs that have been posted here, wouldn't you probably want the entire show?

If anyone wants me to let them know where these websites are, I'll be happy to do so.
Meanwhile, don't let it spoil your buzz. There are more important things in life to gripe about.
cheers
MJF

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cosmopolitinized

tj crowley

not only video games but..get this..lunch boxes...tooth brushes...stuffed dolls (the jer one has it w/ his right hand above his head) and hopefully candy bars of different flavours to differntiate between the jer, bobby, phil, mickey, bill flavours...there will be a special order for the dead dead..pig, brent, vince, keith but only at limited quantities

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Help on the Way

Thanks, rowjerry, switched to Windows Media Player and was able to hear the light.

Happy Trails

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Streaming help

You should be able to just click on the track you want to hear and have a pop-up appear asking which format to use. Select either Windows Media Player or Quicktime (Apple) and the track should play. Apparently some people are having problems listening to the streaming content. If the pop-up doesn't appear or the track does't play correctly then you may need to adjust/or install software. I am using a Firefox Browser on Windows XP with a high speed cable connection. I have a plug-in for Quicktime and can listen to the tracks using either format. I believe someone said that there are forum topics out there for helping with the streams. See here:

http://www.dead.net/forum/stream-lacking-paddle

rrussell8 - I saw in a previous post that you said that Real Player activated and nothing played. I don't think Real Player is supported for these streams. You may have to check what file association .mov files have on your system and change back to Windows Media Player for .mov

Unfortunately for some people at work, their firewalls may block streaming media, and that may be the problem.

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This Week's Selection

The Other One was the pick of the litter this week for mine.

Thanks, David.

Happy Trails

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Learning

"If you can't listen to the streams then learn how to use your computer. It is not that hard to do. Ask for help."

You mean I don't just click on them? I have to do something else as well?

Happy Trails

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Row Jimmy, that isn't the point

Most of us have the ability to trade dead shows - the music is out there and as far as I am aware it is still *legal* to trade.

The point is that Rhino/DL had made some steps to bring people back in the loop. Personally, I downloaded a couple of the tracks each week and listened to them on my runs. And it actually led to me purchase the Cow Palace CD:

LET ME MAKE THIS KNOWN, I WOULD NEVER HAVE PURCHASED THE COW PALACE CD HAD I NOT BEEN COMING HERE TO DOWNLOAD A TRACK OR TWO EACH WEEK.

I have a good number of *legally* collected hours of GD music. I can listen to that until I am dead myself. The Tapers Section to me was one of the only positive developments to come from the GD in 12 years.

It is a horrible business decision to discontinue downloads. Rhino was not giving the milk away for free - it is all advertising.

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