Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1974, and 1987.
Our first selection this week is from Syracuse, NY, on 9/17/73, during the first leg of the fall tour of 1973, about a month before the Dead released Wake Of The Flood (on 10/15/73). From Syracuse, we have Truckin' > Eyes Of The World > Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow > Stella Blue.
From a year later, on the final night of the Europe ’74 tour, we have first set music from Paris on 9/21/74. Bertha ; Mexicali Blues ; Sugaree ; The Promised Land ; Peggy-O ; Me And My Uncle ; Deal ; The Race Is On ; Loose Lucy ; El Paso ; Eyes Of The World. This is the final touring show for the Wall Of Sound, as the next shows would be the farewell, hometown five night run at Winterland.
Lastly this week is the entire first set from 9/15/87, featuring a rare 1st set Scarlet Begonias, in its stand-alone 1974 arrangement, with a nice, meaty jam, that ends with the Scarlet-ending reprise. Very cool. From Madison Square Garden, here’s Touch Of Grey > Scarlet Begonias ; Little Red Rooster ; Dire Wolf ; My Brother Esau ; High Time ; Let It Grow > Don't Ease Me In.
Be sure to join us next week for more music from the vault.