Taper's Section

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    The summer months were excellent times to see the band, with not only so many shows, but with so many downright excellent shows. So, in the spirit of the wealth of music from the Grateful Dead’s…

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    June was always busy month in the Grateful Dead’s touring schedule, and we once again cover more than 20 years of recorded music. Our first selection this week is this long…
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    This week, we have a nice selection of music from 1970 to 1991, with hopefully a little something that’ll suit everyone’s taste.

    Our earliest selection this week is from 6/12/70 in Hawaii,…

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    Once again this week, we’ll be covering more than 20 years of the Grateful Dead’s recorded history in the Tapers Section, from 1969 through to 1991, plus a taste of 1967. We’ll get started this week…
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    This is quite a light week in regards to vault tapes from this week in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history, so as we’ll often do, we have some music from outside of this week that we think you’ll…

In this space, every Monday, you will find information on the recorded history of the Grateful Dead’s music as it pertains to that week, specifically focusing on the shows for that week, through the band’s 30 year performing history, that reside in the Grateful Dead's storied tape vault. Although not everything is in there, with more than 1,600 of the band's 2,400-odd shows represented, there is plenty about which to talk. Check back weekly for new entries and insight into the vault, as well as exclusive audio clips relating to that week in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history.