Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll span 12 years of Grateful Dead history, 1968 to 1980, with a stop in 1978, with three very distinct iterations of the Grateful Dead.
Our first stop this week is on 8/21/68 at the Fillmore West, where the Grateful Dead played two shows just before the Shrine shows in LA that would become Two From The Vault. From the band's home town, we have Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Death Don't Have No Mercy, with a cut in the master reel of the last song.
From nine years later at the penultimate show of the excellent Spring Tour of 1977, we have the end of the first set from 5/26/77 in Baltimore, featuring Brown Eyed Women; Looks Like Rain ; Jack-A-Roe ; New Minglewood Blues; Bertha. This show has come close to being selected for release a couple of times.
Lastly this week, from 5/29/80 in Des Moines, IA, we have the start of the second set, featuring Feel Like A Stranger ; Ship Of Fools ; Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.