Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we've got some Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1979, and 1985.
Our first stop this week is in Tempe, AZ on 11/25/73 as part of the Dead's excellent fall tour in 1973. From the end of the first set we have a classic batch of 1973 Dead: China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Big River, Row Jimmy, Me and My Uncle, Brown-Eyed Women, Playing In The Band. This would be Donna Jean's last show until the Dead's first run of 1974, in February at Winterland, as she sat out the last leg of the fall tour of 1973 (11/30 to 12/19) in order to rest before having her and Keith's baby in January.
Next up is the first set of 11/10/79 in Ann Arbor, MI, featuring Cold Rain And Snow; New Minglewood Blues; Peggy-O ; El Paso ; High Time ; Me And My Uncle > Big River ; Ramble On Rose ; Looks Like Rain ; Dire Wolf ; Passenger. The last song of the set, Deal, is missing here, as it wouldn't fit on the CD backup we were using as the source for this installment of the Tapers' Section. Long first sets in 1979!
Lastly this week is the entire first set from 11/4/85 in Worcester, MA, featuring Alabama Getaway > The Promised Land ; It Must Have Been The Roses ; El Paso ; West L.A. Fadeaway ; New Minglewood Blues ; Big Railroad Blues ; The Music Never Stopped > Might As Well.
Be sure to stop by next week for more music from the vault