GRATEFUL DEAD: THE CLOSING OF WINTERLAND
Genre: Music Concert
The Closing of Winterland is a live album of the Grateful Dead’s New Year’s Eve show in 1978. The Closing of Winterland refers to the fact that it was the last concert in San Francisco’s Winterland Arena, which was shut down shortly thereafter. The Dead celebrated the closing with a five hour long party (complete with breakfast with the audience at dawn). It was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA on December 15, 2003 under the category of longform video, selling 200,000 units. The New Riders of the Purple Sage and Blues Brothers opened the show.
You get to see what a lot of Dead fans probably never saw during this nostalgic show: a female singer doing a bunch of the songs along with the guys That was Donna Godchaux, who did both lead and backup vocals. She and her husband Keith sang with the famous rock group throughout the 1970s. One can’t help but to feel happy when listening to the music of The Grateful Dead. The 30 minute segment on the closing of Winterland includes old footage of interviews with Deadheads before the show and current day interviews with Bob Weir, Micky Hart and a long time member of the Grateful Dead crew. Its an amazing show to watch.
Sugar Magnolia – Scarlet Begonias – Fire On The Mountain – Me and My Uncle – Big River – Friend of the Devil – It’s All Over Now – Stagger Lee – From The Heart Of Me – Sunshine Daydream – Samson and Delilah – Ramble On Rose – I Need A Miracle – Terrapin Station – Playing In The Band – Rhythm Devils – Not Fade Away – Around And Around – Dark Star – The Other One – Wharf Rat – St. Stephen – Good Lovin’ – Casey Jones – Johnny B. Goode – We Bid You Goodnight