Grateful Dead

Closing of Winterland: Winterland Arena

San Francisco, CA

Dec 31, 1978

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Closing of Winterland

  • Contains the entire Grateful Dead performance from the Closing of Winterland on 12/31/78, mixed from the 24-track analog master tapes.
  • I Need A Miracle with Matt Kelly on harmonica
  • Rhythm Devils with Lee Oskar, Ken Kesey, and Greg Errico
  • Not Fade Away>Around & Around with John Cipollina on guitar
  • Bill Graham flew in at midnight on a big ol' spliff
  • First Dark Star since 10/18/74 Winterland, San Francisco, CA
  • First Bid You Goodnight since 12/31/76 Cow Palace, Daly City, CA

Musicians

  • Jerry Garcia - lead 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:

  • Bill Graham - master of ceremonies
  • Dan Aykroyd - midnight countdown
  • John Cipollina - guitar
  • Ken Kesey - thunder machine
  • Matthew Kelly - harmonica
  • Lee Oskar - harmonica
  • Greg Errico - drums

Credits

  • Producer - David Lemieux, Jeffrey Norman
  • Rhythm Devils engineer, mixing - Tom Flye, Mickey Hart
  • Archival research - Eileen Law / Grateful Dead Archives
  • Cover art - Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley
  • Photography - Ed Perlstein
  • Additional photography - Michael Zagaris, Steve Schneider
  • Liner notes - Gary Lambert, Glenn Lambert
  • Package design, production - Robert Minkin

 

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Setlist at Closing of Winterland: Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA on Dec 31, 1978

Set One

Sugar Magnolia 435

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Scarlet Begonias 716

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Fire On The Mountain 797

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Me & My Uncle 189

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Big River 429

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Friend Of The Devil 645

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It's All Over Now 503

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Stagger Lee 479

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From the Heart of Me 227

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Sunshine Daydream 192

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Set Two

Samson And Delilah 556

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Ramble On Rose 570

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I Need a Miracle 677

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Terrapin Station 747

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Playing In The Band 792

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Rhythm Devils 1170

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Not Fade Away 1176

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Around and Around 555

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Set Three

Dark Star 713

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The Other One 295

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Dark Star 69

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Wharf Rat 668

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St. Stephen 472

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Good Lovin' 662

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First Encore

Casey Jones 317

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Johnny B. Goode 427

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Second Encore

We Bid You Goodnight 253

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