• June 11, 2007
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    June 11 - June 17, 2007

    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, one of the few shows the Grateful Dead played in that state. This rendition of That’s It For The Other One features a particularly potent “Drums” segment. The sound is a little raw, but is much better than it was earlier in the show, when Weir had to stop a tune mid-song to berate the sound man with an expletive-filled rant.

    Moving ahead to 1976, we have some nice material from the comeback tour. This Row Jimmy from 6/17/76 in Passaic shows how well the new seven-piece band was listening to one another; very dynamic playing. From a week earlier, we have two selections from the 6/12/76 show in Boston: a beautiful Comes A Time, as well as the unique show closing jam of Sugar Magnolia>U.S. Blues>Sunshine Daydream. My old cassette always lacked this final Sunshine Daydream part of the medley, so in case yours did, too, here it is. Enjoy.

    We’ll now fast-forward eight years to 6/14/84 at Red Rocks, with the second set opening trio of Shakedown Street>Playing In The Band>Dear Mr. Fantasy. This, of course, is the first-ever performance of Dear Mr. Fantasy, and it packs a lot of emotion, thanks to Brent and Jerry working through the song together. It’s just a terrific moment when the band drops into Fantasy from the depths of a chaotic Playing jam.

    From 1991 at Giants Stadium, we have two segments. First is the rare first set opener of Eyes of the World from 6/17/91, and second is the second set opening jam of Jack Straw>Crazy Fingers>China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider from 6/16/91. We’re always interested in bringing you unique sequences, and this one certainly qualifies.

    One thing we didn’t have a chance to play last week was the show opener from 6/10/73 at RFK Stadium in Washington, a great Morning Dew. With a start like this, it’s no surprise that show turned out to be a classic.

    Finally this week is another track from 5/5/78 by popular demand, Candyman. This show has always fallen a bit under the radar, but it’s a dandy.

    Be sure to check in next week from some great June material from 1969, 1973, 1985, 1993, and probably a few other choice bits. As always, feel free to write with questions, comments or suggestions.

    David Lemieux

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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, one of the few shows the Grateful Dead played in that state. This rendition of That’s It For The Other One features a particularly potent “Drums” segment. The sound is a little raw, but is much better than it was earlier in the show, when Weir had to stop a tune mid-song to berate the sound man with an expletive-filled rant.

Moving ahead to 1976, we have some nice material from the comeback tour. This Row Jimmy from 6/17/76 in Passaic shows how well the new seven-piece band was listening to one another; very dynamic playing. From a week earlier, we have two selections from the 6/12/76 show in Boston: a beautiful Comes A Time, as well as the unique show closing jam of Sugar Magnolia>U.S. Blues>Sunshine Daydream. My old cassette always lacked this final Sunshine Daydream part of the medley, so in case yours did, too, here it is. Enjoy.

We’ll now fast-forward eight years to 6/14/84 at Red Rocks, with the second set opening trio of Shakedown Street>Playing In The Band>Dear Mr. Fantasy. This, of course, is the first-ever performance of Dear Mr. Fantasy, and it packs a lot of emotion, thanks to Brent and Jerry working through the song together. It’s just a terrific moment when the band drops into Fantasy from the depths of a chaotic Playing jam.

From 1991 at Giants Stadium, we have two segments. First is the rare first set opener of Eyes of the World from 6/17/91, and second is the second set opening jam of Jack Straw>Crazy Fingers>China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider from 6/16/91. We’re always interested in bringing you unique sequences, and this one certainly qualifies.

One thing we didn’t have a chance to play last week was the show opener from 6/10/73 at RFK Stadium in Washington, a great Morning Dew. With a start like this, it’s no surprise that show turned out to be a classic.

Finally this week is another track from 5/5/78 by popular demand, Candyman. This show has always fallen a bit under the radar, but it’s a dandy.

Be sure to check in next week from some great June material from 1969, 1973, 1985, 1993, and probably a few other choice bits. As always, feel free to write with questions, comments or suggestions.

David Lemieux

vault [at] dead.net

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Sorry if this is repeat, i'm still learning the new format. Anyway wanted to thank u David for answering my Jack Straw request whether intentional or not. I never expected a '91 J Straw that satisfied what i was looking 4. U sure r the master!!!
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I'm speachless honestly. This '91 recording is first quality music I've heard post '87. Keep in mind I know and have heard very little compared to rest of u so please don't hang me. Just want to thank u a second time for exposing me 2 music that continues to amaze and impress me every day.
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Monterey, Laguna Seca Racetrack, I have followed the dead for a long time and have to say that show really stands out. Bruce Hornsby opened the show. I remember that it rained a few days before the show and the ground still had some moisture. Tere were speakers set up on both sides of the stage stacked about 50 feet high and as long as a diesel flat bed trailer.. Increadable sound!!!!!! THe ground would shake with every note played. If i stood in one place to long my feet started sinking into the ground. I'm not kidding. It was a earth shaking show. I would love to have a copy of this show. Don
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    rfk4
    14 years 3 months ago
    Once again an abolutely amazing line-up
    That was a really awesome melow lineup.
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    Horsestoharleys
    15 years 1 month ago
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    Monterey, Laguna Seca Racetrack, I have followed the dead for a long time and have to say that show really stands out. Bruce Hornsby opened the show. I remember that it rained a few days before the show and the ground still had some moisture. Tere were speakers set up on both sides of the stage stacked about 50 feet high and as long as a diesel flat bed trailer.. Increadable sound!!!!!! THe ground would shake with every note played. If i stood in one place to long my feet started sinking into the ground. I'm not kidding. It was a earth shaking show. I would love to have a copy of this show. Don
  • secopsycho
    15 years 1 month ago
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    I'm speachless honestly. This '91 recording is first quality music I've heard post '87. Keep in mind I know and have heard very little compared to rest of u so please don't hang me. Just want to thank u a second time for exposing me 2 music that continues to amaze and impress me every day.