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Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973, and a double dose of 1979.

Our first stop is on 10/30/73 in St. Louis, the second night of a two night run. From this fine show, we have the big second set jam featuring Dark Star plus three tracks from the brand-new (released 10/15/73) Wake Of The Flood album: Dark Star>Mind Left Body Jam>Stella Blues>Eyes of the World>Weather Report Suite.

Next is music from 11/25/79 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, where we have the end of the second set, featuring Truckin'>Stella Blue>Good Lovin'; Johnny B. Goode.

Lastly this week is music from 12/4/79 in Chicago, the middle night of a three night run, where we have the end of the first set: New Minglewood Blues, Stagger Lee, Passenger, Deal.

Be sure to join us next week for more tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux
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Shows why 73 was a stellar year for the Grateful Dead and makes it a candidate for possibly the best year ever. This example of a huge second set jam shows it was a great time to hang out and hang on to somebody to love while the roses seemed to flow non-stop.Thanks DL for spot-lighting his one.
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I'd have to lump GD72, GD73, and GD74 together. It's a triptych. They can't be separated. In my opinion, of course.
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Someone needs to post this Taper's section on the main landing page of dead.net Glad I stumbled onto this Fall 73. This Dark Star has transported me to a really nice place. I am staring out the window of a dark grey snowy/rainy New York city sky & this music adds an unexplainable beauty to it all.
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"Unexplainable Beauty" I love that phrase as a descriptor of top-notch Grateful Dead music!
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  • Anna rRxia
    9 years 7 months ago
    @reijo29
    "Unexplainable Beauty" I love that phrase as a descriptor of top-notch Grateful Dead music!
  • reijo29
    9 years 7 months ago
    WOW-Fall 73 is absolute gold
    Someone needs to post this Taper's section on the main landing page of dead.net Glad I stumbled onto this Fall 73. This Dark Star has transported me to a really nice place. I am staring out the window of a dark grey snowy/rainy New York city sky & this music adds an unexplainable beauty to it all.
  • stoltzfus
    9 years 7 months ago
    regarding best year ever:
    I'd have to lump GD72, GD73, and GD74 together. It's a triptych. They can't be separated. In my opinion, of course.