Closing Of Winterland: December 31, 1978 (Live) CD (2003)

Artist: Grateful Dead

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A 4-CD soundtrack recounting one of the most incredible nights in the Grateful Deads Long Strange Trip, and in the life of Winterland, the now-fabled room that, under the direction of legendary promoter Bill Graham, reigned as San Franciscos ultimate rock destination from 1967-1978. No other act was more closely associated with Winterland than the Dead. When the decision to shut the venue was made, a New Years Eve blow-out with the Grateful Dead seemed the only way to go. This magnificent send-off to one of rocks most famous stages is now available on CD for the very first time.

Specifications

Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
SKU 60621434
UPC 081227805524
UPC 14 00081227805524
Format CD
Release Date 12/16/2003
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Technical Info
Engineer Jeffrey Norman; Mickey Hart; Tom Flye
Producer David Lemieux; Robert Minkin; Jeffrey Norman; Mickey Hart; Tom Flye
CatalogID 8122780552
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 12/16/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 4
SPARE Code n/a
Length 250m : 12s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00081227805524
Album Notes and Credits
The Grateful Dead includes: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir (vocals, guitar); Phil Lesh (bass); Mickey Hart (drums).
Additional personnel includes: Bill Graham, Dan Aykroyd (spoken vocals).
Recorded live at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California on December 31, 1978. Includes liner notes by Gary Lambert and Glenn Lambert.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: Jerry Garcia (vocals, guitar); Dan Aykroyd (vocals, harmonica); Keith Godchaux (vocals, keyboards); Phil Lesh (vocals, electric bass); Donna Jean Godchaux, Bob Weir (vocals); John Cipollina (guitar); Lee Oskar, Matthew Kelly (harmonica); Greg Errico, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann (drums); Ken Kesey (sound effects).
Liner Note Author: Gary Lambert.
Recording information: Winterland, San Francisco, CA (12/31/1978-01/01/1979).
Photographer: Steve Schneider.
Arrangers: Grateful Dead; Bob Weir.
This pristine recording of the final concert at Winterland, the crumbling San Francisco venue that had witnessed thousands of often incandescent rock & roll shows between 1967 and 1978, features the only band deemed worthy of closing the old place down. The Grateful Dead performed three sets of relaxed, often inspired music that night, most of which is captured here--favorites like "Dark Star" showcase their often almost telepathic improvisatory skills, while covers like "Johnny B. Goode" and "Good Lovin'" show that they're also not averse to pure entertainment.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (1/22/04, p.73) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Even by Dead standards, this was an epic show....WINTERLAND is loaded with the Dead's peculiar revisions of rock and pre-rock idioms..."
Rolling Stone (p.154) - Included in Rolling Stone's The 10 Best Reissues & Anthologies Of 2004 - "[T]here is a reflective fondness and daredevil giving in the singing and jamming here that suits the end-of-an-era air."
Q (4/04, p.131) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Jerry Garcia's guitar is at its most inventive, and they play all the requisite anthems..."
Dirty Linen (4/04, p.59) - "The energetic performance included a sprawling repertoire that blended recently penned tunes like 'Stagger Lee' and 'I Need a Miracle' and old classics like 'Saint Stephen'..."
Disc 1
1 Sugar Magnolia,Samson And Delilah,Rhythm Devils,Dark Star
2 Scarlet Begonias,Ramble On Rose,Not Fade Away,Other One, The
3 Fire On The Mountain,I Need A Miracle,Around And Around,Dark Star
4 Me And My Uncle,Terrapin Station,Wharf Rat
5 Big River,Playing In The Band,St. Stephen
6 Friend Of The Devil,Good Lovin'
7 It's All Over Now,Casey Jones
8 Stagger Lee,Johnny B. Goode
9 From The Heart Of Me,We Bid You Goodnight
10 Sunshine Daydream
Disc 2
1 Sugar Magnolia,Samson And Delilah,Rhythm Devils,Dark Star
2 Scarlet Begonias,Ramble On Rose,Not Fade Away,Other One, The
3 Fire On The Mountain,I Need A Miracle,Around And Around,Dark Star
4 Me And My Uncle,Terrapin Station,Wharf Rat
5 Big River,Playing In The Band,St. Stephen
6 Friend Of The Devil,Good Lovin'
7 It's All Over Now,Casey Jones
8 Stagger Lee,Johnny B. Goode
9 From The Heart Of Me,We Bid You Goodnight
10 Sunshine Daydream
Disc 3
1 Sugar Magnolia,Samson And Delilah,Rhythm Devils,Dark Star
2 Scarlet Begonias,Ramble On Rose,Not Fade Away,Other One, The
3 Fire On The Mountain,I Need A Miracle,Around And Around,Dark Star
4 Me And My Uncle,Terrapin Station,Wharf Rat
5 Big River,Playing In The Band,St. Stephen
6 Friend Of The Devil,Good Lovin'
7 It's All Over Now,Casey Jones
8 Stagger Lee,Johnny B. Goode
9 From The Heart Of Me,We Bid You Goodnight
10 Sunshine Daydream
Disc 4
1 Sugar Magnolia,Samson And Delilah,Rhythm Devils,Dark Star
2 Scarlet Begonias,Ramble On Rose,Not Fade Away,Other One, The
3 Fire On The Mountain,I Need A Miracle,Around And Around,Dark Star
4 Me And My Uncle,Terrapin Station,Wharf Rat
5 Big River,Playing In The Band,St. Stephen
6 Friend Of The Devil,Good Lovin'
7 It's All Over Now,Casey Jones
8 Stagger Lee,Johnny B. Goode
9 From The Heart Of Me,We Bid You Goodnight
10 Sunshine Daydream
Reviews
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review It was only fitting that the Grateful Dead headlined the grand finale at Winterland, the decrepit ice-skating rink that became a San Francisco rock mecca under the aegis of promoter Bill Graham in the late Sixties and the Seventies. The Dead played the joint fifty-nine times, far more than any other band, and they brought a sense of extravagant occasion to the party, documented on The Closing of Winterland: December 31, 1978. Even by Dead standards, this was an epic show: more than four hours, spread over four CDs, larded with mostly extraneous guest stars (Quicksilver Messenger Service's John Cipollina and War's Lee Oskar among them). Graham himself kicks things off, floating over the crowd in a papier-mache gondola shaped like a twelve-foot spliff while Dan Aykroyd counts down to midnight.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Greg Kot
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Artist Grateful Dead
Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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