Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check out some Grateful Dead music from 1972, 1973 and 1987.
Our first selection this week is from 1/2/72 at Winterland, the first show of what would prove to be one of the best years of Grateful Dead music in their 30 year performing career. From this show we have the end of the first and the start of the second set, featuring Brown-Eyed Women, Casey Jones; Good Lovin'>China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider>Good Lovin'. This split Good Lovin' remains one of the coolest sequences of a great year.
Next is music from the terrific 10/25/73 show in Madison, WI, where we have El Paso, Row Jimmy, Playing In The Band. The start of El Paso is missing from the master reel, but this is otherwise a great-sounding, and well-played, sequence.
Lastly this week is the start of the second set of the Dead's final night of a five night run at Madison Square Garden in New York City, where the band played Hell In A Bucket > Iko Iko > Looks Like Rain > He's Gone. This run of shows marked the Dead's return to Madison Square Garden after a four year absence.
Be sure to join us here next week for more great tunes from the vault.