Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1972, 1981 and 1987.
Our first selection this week is from the Berkeley Community Theatre in beautiful Berkeley, CA, on 8/24/72, featuring a sold batch of first set music: The Promised Land, Sugaree, Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Me And My Uncle, Bird Song. All of these songs would be played three days later at one of the most famous (and best!) Grateful Dead shows, the Veneta, OR, show on 8/27/72.
Next up is music from 5/13/81 in Providence, RI, where we have the end of the first set, featuring Bird Song, Let It Grow>Deal. We hope you don't mind two versions of Bird Song this week here at the Tapers' Section.
Finally this week is the end of the show from my first Gratefil Dead concert on 3/26/87 in Hartford, CT, where we have I Need A Miracle>Black Peter>Around and Around>Good Lovin', Mighty Quinn. While the bigger jams might have been a bit lacking in 1987, the Dead sure made up for it with high-energy, inspired performances such as this one.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.