Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this we have Grateful Dead music from 1979, 1980 and 1985.
Our first selection this week is from 11/10/79 in Ann arbor, MI, where we have this long, and excellent, sequence from the start of the second set: Alabama Getaway > The Promised Land ; Ship Of Fools ; Samson And Delilah; Terrapin Station > Playing In The Band.
Next is the April Fool’s show from 4/1/80 in Passaic, NJ, where we have the start of the show, featuring this double Promised Land, the first of which is the Dead’s April Fool’s joke during which everyone in the band played each others’ instruments: Promised Land ; Promised Land ; Candyman; Me And My Uncle> Big River.
Next is the entire second set from the second show at the Rochester War Memorial, the Dead’s last-ever show there: Revolution ; Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Drums > Space > The Other One > I Need A Miracle > She Belongs To Me > Sugar Magnolia, Satisfaction. This was my 15th birthday, which I spent in Ottawa, and was mugged that night. But, that’s another story…
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.