• June 25, 2007
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    June 25 - July 1, 2007

    The summer months were excellent times to see the band, with not only so many shows, but with so many downright excellent shows. So, in the spirit of the wealth of music from the Grateful Dead’s recorded history during this week, on to the sounds…

    Our first installment this week is another unique sequence from 1969, one that starts quite normally, but features a one-time-only segue: from 6/27/69 in Santa Rosa, California, Dark Star>St. Stephen>Green Green Grass of Home. It’s a very strange way to come out St. Stephen, but as with much of what the band tried onstage, it sure did work.

    As we mentioned last week, the short tour from June 22, 1973 to July 1, 1973 often falls under the radar, due to the exceptional tours earlier in the year and later in the year. However, it should not be overlooked, as heard in these selection from 6/26/73 in Seattle, Here Comes Sunshine and a typically hot 1973 China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider. Also from this tour, at Universal Amphitheatre on 6/30/73 is the first set-closing combination of Black Peter-Playing In The Band. Although this Playing In The Band isn’t quite as long as some of the others from 1973, it does go WAY out there.

    Jumping ahead exactly one year to 6/30/74 in Springfield, we are pleased to present an excellent Playing In The Band>Uncle John’s Band>Playing In The Band medley. This one hits not only the deep spaces you’d expect in Playing, but the Uncle John’s Band jam hits some very deep spaces as well. A great jam from a great show on a great tour.

    While we’re in the 1970s, a little something we didn’t have a chance to play in May is this Bertha>Good Lovin’ from 5/5/78 in New Hampshire.

    Many venues hold special meaning to Dead Heads due the exceptional shows that have been played in them, and Merriweather is certainly one of these venues. From 6/27/84 we have the second set closing jam of Morning Dew>Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away and from the end of the first set we have Let It Grow. This is all drawn from the cassette masters, which occasionally do sound very good, as evidenced here.

    Next up we have a couple of very cool sequences from the Summer Tour of 1985. First is the second set-opening jam from Saratoga Springs’ ultra-cool SPAC, Feel Like A Stranger>Eyes of the World>Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad>Women Are Smarter. Aside from the very unusual combinations heard here are the segues themselves: seamless. And from the next night in Hershey, PA, on 6/28/85 is the one-time only Jerry triptych: Bird Song>Comes A Time>Deal to end the first set. Before hearing it, his had always been a sequence that on paper looked great, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint to the ears. Great stuff all the way through.

    Our next selection requires a bit of a caveat: it is a very good example of many of the matrix tapes from 1987, meaning a combination of soundboard source and audience mic source blended together live at the show. Sometimes, this worked and created a wonderful live sounding tape, at others it wasn’t so successful. This would be one that leans toward the latter. However, the music and sequence are so good, the audio quality can very easily be overlooked. From 6/30/87 at Canada’s Wonderland near Toronto is this post-Drums sequence of The Other One>China Doll>Dear Mr. Fantasy>Around and Around>Good Lovin’. The band sure was having fun this night. Be sure to check back in next week for more great music from Canada.

    Finally this week is this Minglewood Blues from 6/26/94 in Las Vegas that has it all, including some very inspired playing by Jerry. We haven’t played too much from 1994, but this is a nice little addition.

    Check back in next week for some great stuff from 1984, 1970, 1969, 1981, and loads more. It’s always great to hear your feedback, so feel free to write.

    David Lemieux
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The summer months were excellent times to see the band, with not only so many shows, but with so many downright excellent shows. So, in the spirit of the wealth of music from the Grateful Dead’s recorded history during this week, on to the sounds…

Our first installment this week is another unique sequence from 1969, one that starts quite normally, but features a one-time-only segue: from 6/27/69 in Santa Rosa, California, Dark Star>St. Stephen>Green Green Grass of Home. It’s a very strange way to come out St. Stephen, but as with much of what the band tried onstage, it sure did work.

As we mentioned last week, the short tour from June 22, 1973 to July 1, 1973 often falls under the radar, due to the exceptional tours earlier in the year and later in the year. However, it should not be overlooked, as heard in these selection from 6/26/73 in Seattle, Here Comes Sunshine and a typically hot 1973 China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider. Also from this tour, at Universal Amphitheatre on 6/30/73 is the first set-closing combination of Black Peter-Playing In The Band. Although this Playing In The Band isn’t quite as long as some of the others from 1973, it does go WAY out there.

Jumping ahead exactly one year to 6/30/74 in Springfield, we are pleased to present an excellent Playing In The Band>Uncle John’s Band>Playing In The Band medley. This one hits not only the deep spaces you’d expect in Playing, but the Uncle John’s Band jam hits some very deep spaces as well. A great jam from a great show on a great tour.

While we’re in the 1970s, a little something we didn’t have a chance to play in May is this Bertha>Good Lovin’ from 5/5/78 in New Hampshire.

Many venues hold special meaning to Dead Heads due the exceptional shows that have been played in them, and Merriweather is certainly one of these venues. From 6/27/84 we have the second set closing jam of Morning Dew>Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away and from the end of the first set we have Let It Grow. This is all drawn from the cassette masters, which occasionally do sound very good, as evidenced here.

Next up we have a couple of very cool sequences from the Summer Tour of 1985. First is the second set-opening jam from Saratoga Springs’ ultra-cool SPAC, Feel Like A Stranger>Eyes of the World>Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad>Women Are Smarter. Aside from the very unusual combinations heard here are the segues themselves: seamless. And from the next night in Hershey, PA, on 6/28/85 is the one-time only Jerry triptych: Bird Song>Comes A Time>Deal to end the first set. Before hearing it, his had always been a sequence that on paper looked great, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint to the ears. Great stuff all the way through.

Our next selection requires a bit of a caveat: it is a very good example of many of the matrix tapes from 1987, meaning a combination of soundboard source and audience mic source blended together live at the show. Sometimes, this worked and created a wonderful live sounding tape, at others it wasn’t so successful. This would be one that leans toward the latter. However, the music and sequence are so good, the audio quality can very easily be overlooked. From 6/30/87 at Canada’s Wonderland near Toronto is this post-Drums sequence of The Other One>China Doll>Dear Mr. Fantasy>Around and Around>Good Lovin’. The band sure was having fun this night. Be sure to check back in next week for more great music from Canada.

Finally this week is this Minglewood Blues from 6/26/94 in Las Vegas that has it all, including some very inspired playing by Jerry. We haven’t played too much from 1994, but this is a nice little addition.

Check back in next week for some great stuff from 1984, 1970, 1969, 1981, and loads more. It’s always great to hear your feedback, so feel free to write.

David Lemieux
vault at dead.net
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Good Job Dave!Loving the Summer '73 goodies! Keep 'em coming. Mondays are becoming my favorite day, thanks to you! Happy Daze of Summer are here!!! Peace & Light All The Children Learning From Books They Were Burning
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Been hitting "refresh" every five minutes all day...Just kidding Dave, incredibly appreciated as always!!!
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Where is the June 76 tour? No mention? No tapes? You are just glossing over it like it never happened. It's a shame with the amount of time spent on '77. I guess not only Latvala wore his biases on his "sleeve" so to speak.
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This is what makes the week go by! Great Job! David and StaffThank you!!!!!!!!! Can we get some MSG or Brookyn NY (Jorma,Jack and Papa John (not the pizza), they had some real memorable moments there!
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Thanks David for all the free hours of great music. I, as always am very grateful to you and the band for bringing these classic jams to us. I'm surprised to see some folks bitching and whining about free music, I remember when we did not get anything on Monday. Skippy, please remember your manners when you are at this table. Great music this week, I'm already jamming. Coconut Phil. SC. June 25, 2007.
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tj crowley keep the 'dews' comin'....that was (along w/ viola lee) my inital breath from the boys....six strings...more or Lesh' fried-days 6pm - midnite (e.s.t.) www.esu.edu/wess
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Hey now! I hope Skippy was kidding and I have the feeling he was. Anyhow. Thanx for the tunes and don't forget to petition your tapemaster DL for Red Rocks '78 for next week!! Estimated>O1>Eyes. Drums>Wharf Rat and Werewolves are essential clips and we want 'em! Also, how 'bout Jerry's B-day show for '73? There are some choice nuggets there I know.
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I'll never forget looking towards the back of the Amphitheatre during Fire on the Mountain to see the sky glowing endless shades of red as the sun set behind the parks man made mountain. What a trip!!!
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David, If you have contact with any members of the Dead's sound crew or you run into them occasionally tell them Eric in CO say's "hell of a job"! True masters of their craft as is evident in all of recordings you post here. I have always loved Phil's mid-80's transition to the six string bass. By summer 1985 he clearly has his instrument dialed in, his tone is amazing!!!!! Any chance to post the Bird Song from 8-30-85 with the bird chipping samples going through the PA, it is an amazing rendition. You got two months dude, Thanks EM
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I think the 6/30/87 Toronto recording sounds fantastic even as it is. If the Alpine run before this show is even a fraction as good as this one sounds, please release.
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I can understand Skippy feelings,on the other hand Coconut Phil is 100% right.This is free stuff and we all should be extra GRATEFUL! Speaking of this week instalment is absolutely outtasight! The right songs/jams from the right years:something for everybody!Wow!I give it five stars even before starting download... That Tom Jones standard is totally unexpected!
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lesh6595David I was wondering if you would think about putting some clasic Hunter on this site. He was a huge part of the Dead history, and I'm a huge fan! Just curious, thanks for putting all this great music on the site.
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As always, great selections. What about a Dave's Picks series? 36 of them or so sounds about right!?! Thanks again.
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David, thank you for making Monday the best day of the week! Kudos to you and yours out there in cyberland. On the request front, could you perhaps find some goodies from the Dead's stop in Park West Utah in 83? Dead Happy in MA, brad
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This was an amazing show. Too bad you couldn't fit the Spoonful and Black Peter, both of which were just spine tingling. This was also the show in which the band had to repeatedly ask people not to hang off the balcony, if I remember correctly. Saw one guy fall from about 25 feet hanging off the walkway up to the balcony. Didn't hurt anybody but himself, thank God. A good lesson for you kids out there-"Don't hang off the balcony, that first step is a long one."
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This '69 jam is decidedly the highlight of my week, and not just because of its primal-Dead power. Even before Green Green Grass of Home usurps the "Eleven" slot, St. Stephen and especially Dark Star stand out as particularly unique. What is it about this Dark Star? It's crazy! It's wonderful, but it's crazy! Not too spacey, but god, are they listening to one another! Worth anyone's listen even, like me, your hard drive has long objected to gigabytes upon gigabytes upon gigabytes of Dead flooding in.
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so you are saying this was a decent week in GD history, no?? dunno what else to say except, TURN IT WAAAAAYYY UP~!!!! “The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
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Let me add my voice to the kudos this week. A great mixture, a little something for all tastes. I found the transition between China/Rider especially delicious. I wonder if Izzie felt the urge to pee about one/third through.( If you do not know what I am talking about, see the totally ridiculous Forum topic "The Song That Launched A Million Bathroom Breaks." Thanks again, DL
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David, Ah! You can't please everyone, but you are sure doing a great job with this section. And I must say that you really have a knack for mining the gems out of what must be a plethora of show tapes. By the way, the Toronto matrix is not too bad, really. And that '94 Minglewood ... Jerry really tears it up. All I can say is all of the 95-95 stuff you've included is just great. Greg SC
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Just like so many things in life: Didn't get my request, but got exactly what I needed. This '69 Dark Star you posted is MONSTER, Dave. It has a passionate yet sweet sound to it. The "Green Green Grass" at the end is a rare treat. Thanks, now and always. ; ) = = = = = = = = The Grateful Dead came, played for a long, long time, and then went. Therefore there is a God and he is Good.
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thank you again for the great tunes! thank you! got a 'cold rain and snow' hidden somewhere? i am willing to keep checking back for weeks and weeks and months and months and on and on...!! caroline
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Grateful job this week David! THANK YOU! Can you find any stand alone recordings of Visions of Johanna (like Tampa, Fl. 04-07-95) for us? Anything from this night would be a blessing. I was there along with 60,000+ crazy fans! Tampa stadium has since been torn down and replaced with a new one. I think this show would be a worthy Dave's Picks someday!!!
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Thank you for those weekly gifts I'll be waiting for every monday. I've just discovered them and it's happiness every time !I remember the year 1971, when I heard "Skull and roses"... it was my first meeting with the Grateful Dead, I was 13. Then I bought all the records that were available at that time in France. Now I'm 49 and the band is still in my heart, I keep on buying records on your store. I miss Jerry, who became something like a brother to me. Peace on you all.
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Another great moment of the many that exist is the Row Jimmy from Seattle in June of '94. That was simply amazing in the gently falling rain up on Puget Sound. WOW!
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Thank you for posting these great tracks every week. Ignore the whiners. I remember hearing an awesome Mr. Fantasy> Hey Jude Finale at the Spectrum (I think it was 10/19/1989, but could have been 9/8/1988). I would love to hear that again to see if it was as truly amazing as I recall. Perhaps you could play one or both during the appropriate weeks this fall. Thank you again, kind sir, for your diligence and patience in dealing with the inevitable morons who bitch and moan about free music. I'll never understand it. If you get confused, listen to the music play! ChinaRider
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Per my iTunes, the entire taper's section to date has over 300 mp3s, which translates to over 6.4 GB and over 3.2 DAYS of good ol' Grateful Dead. I've downloaded everything except some of the bonus material that was sent out with past releases. Thank you David, especially for the Dark Stars. Those are a generous gift.
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Dark Star, 300 mp3's? What did I miss? I downloaded most of the stuff, except the previously released files, and maybe left out a few poor quality ones, but I'm only running at 216 files, and less than 5 GB. Where did I go wrong? I Pods are great! Greg SC
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Any possibilities you could post anything from this show (the Beatles' "Rain" encore in particular)??? My wife and I got married the day before, and received tix to this show as a wedding gift...would make a great post-anniversary gift... I love this website...
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Hey Now all, Tapers section...ahhh.....yesss.....This is the most beautiful thing the dead.net team and dead family can bring us! David thanks so much for taking the time to do all this. Life is so beautiful and to have this thrown in the mix....ahhh...just fantastic....skipped right to 6-27-84 as any 84 show exites me. This is a true gem! Best, beachroadbum
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wow! did you guys hear brent and those crazy tones during the "all fall down" part....whew...phil hopped in there...those were some crazed all fall downs!
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IS THERE ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO SHED SOME LIGHT ON HOW TO DOWNLOAD THIS MUSIC IN THE TAPERS SECTION? I AM NOT TO COMPUTER SMART BUT IF YOU TURN ME ON TO THE STEPS OF DOWNLOADING I KNOW I CAN DO IT.IF NOT MY WIFE CAN.SO IF ANYONE HAS THE TIME I WOULD DIG IT...THANK YOU AND STAY IN TOUCH
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What a great start to the set....Dark Star, St Stephen and Green Green Grass. Whew perfect start to the day. Thanks
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    Awesome
    What a great start to the set....Dark Star, St Stephen and Green Green Grass. Whew perfect start to the day. Thanks
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    HOW TO DOWNLOAD?
    IS THERE ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO SHED SOME LIGHT ON HOW TO DOWNLOAD THIS MUSIC IN THE TAPERS SECTION? I AM NOT TO COMPUTER SMART BUT IF YOU TURN ME ON TO THE STEPS OF DOWNLOADING I KNOW I CAN DO IT.IF NOT MY WIFE CAN.SO IF ANYONE HAS THE TIME I WOULD DIG IT...THANK YOU AND STAY IN TOUCH
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    15 years 4 months ago
    theand singing during throwing stones
    wow! did you guys hear brent and those crazy tones during the "all fall down" part....whew...phil hopped in there...those were some crazed all fall downs!