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Week of January 13-19, 2020

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1972, 1982, and 1987.

Our first selection this week is from the opener of the first leg of the Fall Tour of 1972, from the Boston Music Hall on 9/15/72, where we have this batch of classic 1972 Dead: He's Gone ; Me And My Uncle ; Bird Song ; Mexicali Blues ; Ramble On Rose.

Next up is the end of the first set and the start of the second set from 9/23/82 in New Haven, CT, where we have this excellent sequence of Althea > Let It Grow, Touch Of Grey > Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance.

Next is almost the entire first set from 9/13/87 at the Capital Center in Landover, MD, where we have Iko Iko ; Little Red Rooster ; Brown Eyed Women ; Fever ; Stagger Lee ; When I Paint My Masterpiece ; Bird Song. The set-closing Promised Land is missing here, as the cassette master cut off, but the Dead’s vault PCM master does contain the entire set. This is the only Grateful Dead performance of Fever.

Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.

David Lemieux

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