Taper's Section

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    Once again this week, we’ll be covering more than 20 years of the Grateful Dead’s recorded history in the Tapers Section, from 1969 through to 1991, plus a taste of 1967. We’ll get started this week…
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    This is quite a light week in regards to vault tapes from this week in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history, so as we’ll often do, we have some music from outside of this week that we think you’ll…
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    We’ve got almost 25 years of Grateful Dead music to cover in this week’s installment, so let’s jump right into it.Two shows in late-May, 1969, found the band playing at the Big Rock Pow Wow in…
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    This week, we’ll span 23 years of the Grateful Dead’s recorded history, from 1970 to 1993. This gives a good opportunity to demonstrate how much the band evolved over the years, always challenging…
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    It seems as though as the year rolls on, the music just keeps getting better, and this week, like last, is filled with a good variety of some deep, big jams. We’ll visit Europe 72, some 1974, and…

In this space, every Monday, you will find information on the recorded history of the Grateful Dead’s music as it pertains to that week, specifically focusing on the shows for that week, through the band’s 30 year performing history, that reside in the Grateful Dead's storied tape vault. Although not everything is in there, with more than 1,600 of the band's 2,400-odd shows represented, there is plenty about which to talk. Check back weekly for new entries and insight into the vault, as well as exclusive audio clips relating to that week in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history.