Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll cover a span of just over 20 years with some Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1981 and 1994. And because this is being written a few days before the Super Bowl, congratulations to Denver or Seattle.
Our first selection this week is from the second leg of the Fall Tour of 1973, which had three distinct segments: 9/7 to 9/26, 10/19 to 11/1, and 11/30 to 12/19, with a bit of a disjointed tour in the middle (11/9 to 11/25). From 10/30/73 in St. Louis, we have the big second set jam featuring, Dark Star>Stella Blue>Eyes Of The World>Weather Report Suite, with those last three songs being brand new to most ears, appearing on Wake Of The Flood, released two weeks earlier on 10/15/73.
Next up is music from the first show of the Europe Tour of 1981, from 9/30/81 in Edinbugh, Scotland, the Dead's only appearance in Scotland. From the start of the second set, we have a bit of a different second set sequence of Feel Like A Stranger, Ship Of Fools, Samson and Delilah, Never Trust A Woman.
Our last selection this week is from 10/14/94 from the final run of Grateful Dead shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City. From this show we have the start of the second set, featuring Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain, Looks Like Rain, Samba In The Rain>Corrina.
Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault.