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The Closing of Winterland

Grateful Dead

Original release: 2003 (Rhino)

New edition: 2012 (Shout! Factory)

A double DVD release of the closing of Winterland Grateful Dead show on December 31, 1978.

The performance includes the following songs.

Set 1;

  • 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
Set 2;
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Ramble On Rose
  • I Need A Miracle>
  • Terrapin Station >
  • Playing In The Band >
  • Rhythm Devils >
  • Not Fade Away >
  • Around And Around
Set 3;
  • Dark Star >
  • The Other One >
  • Dark Star >
  • Wharf Rat >
  • St. Stephen >
  • Good Lovin'
Encore;
  • Casey Jones >
  • Johnny B. Goode
  • And We Bid You Goodnight
The musicians and others involved on stage are;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - keyboards, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - drums
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals
Special Guests;
  • John Cipollina - guitar
  • Greg Errico - drums
  • Matthew Kelly - harmonica
  • Ken Kesey - thunder machine
  • Lee Oskar - harmonica
  • Bill Graham - master of ceremonies
  • Dan Aykroyd - midnight countdown
Credits for the DVD;
  • Producer - David Lemieux, Jeffrey Norman
  • 5.1 and stereo mix - Jeffrey Norman
  • Bonus materials producer - Frank Zamacona, David Lemieux
  • Rhythm devils segment producer - Mickey Hart
  • Rhythm devils segment engineer, mixing - Tom Flye, Mickey Hart
  • Archival research - Eileen Law, Grateful Dead Archives
  • Cover art - Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley
  • Principal still photography - Ed Perlstein
  • Additional photography - Michael Zagaris, Steve Schneider
  • Liner Notes - Gary Lambert, Glenn Lambert
  • Package design, production - Robert Minkin
  • Video editing, DVD authoring - Video Arts, San Francisco
In addition to the 4 hours of Grateful Dead music the package will include; a 16- 24 page booklet, Blues Brothers Band Songs, a New Riders of the Purple Sage Photo montage, a Winterland documentary and Winterland history, archive interviews from 1978, photos, newspaper items and a detailed history of Grateful Dead at Winterland.

A bonus audio CD was distributed to customers who purchased the DVD from Grateful Dead Merchandising. The CD comprised;

  • Easy Wind
  • Jam>
  • Black Peter
  • Playing in the Band
  • Lazy Lightning>
  • Supplication
  • Sugar Magnolia>
  • Scarlet Begonias>
  • Fire on the Mountain
The Closing of Winterland show was also released as a 4 CD set;
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