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Grateful Dead Dec. 31, 1971
Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
6Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Seamless NFA transitions, and a goosebump-inducing Goin Down
5Not Fade Away
Bouncy, kicking celebratory NFA with a bomb GDTRFB sandy
8The Same Thing
A fantastic version from a fantastic show!
A cool little stand alone jam into Black Peter.
Very together, lots of energy on NYE heading into '72.
4Next Time You See Me
Great version, great show.
Happy New Year
5Ramble On Rose
Cool New Years version
1Playin' In The Band
Bobby's on, tight version. Short - but you can hear hints of where Playin' will go in '72.
4The Other One
Hot and smoking extended jam with MAMU inside, then long jam into Black Peter. Play LOUD !!!
3Dancin' in the Streets
Jerry's on fire in this show opener. Not my favorite song, but just a rippin' version here. Wish I could have been there....
6China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Really great version that's tight and captures the audience's excitement
Crackles with up-and-jumping energy. Great show all around showing off the best of the era with Pig and Keith.
Brilliant, cracklin' good, fast, tight and fun.
4Brown Eyed Women
Buzzing and crackling and just a wee bit manic. Early 1st set and the party is raging. Fun and wild.
1Beat it on Down The Line
Holy smokes! They took their vitamins today. Catch 'em if you can or get out of the way. Roller coaster version.
6Me and My Uncle
Intensity encapsulated in the middle of a TOO jam outta this world. Here's as good an example of the cowboy psychedelicore Winter '71 as you can find.
3You Win Again
Nice NYE version of this rare nugget
3One More Saturday Night
Welcome aboard Donna jean Godchaux
Nice swing to this version.
this is an amazing version, real passionate reading from Jerry
The bounciest, most rocking version I have heard. Do not Paso on this one (I'll show myself out.)
This might be the fastest I've heard them play (and I love it!). Certainly the fastest song with the word "blues" in it!
Two questions: Who am I and where has this concert been all my life?
Hear Bobby attack verse 2..JG,KG+Billy especially worthy of focus