Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we roll into July with music from 1982, 1984 and 1988.
From 7/28/82 at Red Rocks, the middle night of a three night run of the Dead’s return after three years away from Red Rocks, we have this batch of second set music, Althea; Let It Grow > He's Gone > Truckin' , with those first two tracks being rare second set songs.
Next is the end of the show from the terrific 7/22/84 show at Ventura County Fairgrounds, featuring Space> Morning Dew > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away, Midnight Hour>Brokedown Palace.
Lastly this week is the start of the second set from 7/29/88 at Laguna Seca, featuring China Cat Sunflower>Crazy Fingers>I Know You Rider, Playing In The Band. Not only does this sequence feature the split China>Rider, it also features a very rare post-1974 version of the complete Playing In The Band.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault. And Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!