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Grateful Dead Dec. 29, 1977

Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive

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19
Playin' In The Band
Beautiful, flowing version from an incredible show. Love this one
48
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
First ChinaCat in 3 years and the boys come out hungry with it. Crowd goes bananas
20
Sugaree
Buttery version that flows smoothly from start to finish
26
Jack Straw
Show opener. Better than Barton, I dare say!
5
It Must Have Been The Roses
I love the sound of Jerry's guitar on this one. Too bad that they left it off Dick's Picks 10.
14
Not Fade Away
Latvala from "Grate" Beyond reminds of his Winterland pick: The Best. Jer rips holes in Universe; Drummers pummel; Listen to "drive me BACK" line!
4
Sugar Magnolia
Rippin Intro
14
New Minglewood Blues
One of the hottest versions i've ever heard.
15
Terrapin Station
Dicks picks 10, righteous pick scrapes at the end, my personal favorite
27
Loser
Jerry spent years trying to get this solo just right. This is when he does. Each note pierces!
6
Johnny B. Goode
Jerry’s “Go Go Go” is what makes this one special. The whole show deserves another listen, then vote, Dick's Picks #10.
7
They Love Each Other
Jerry's solo is poetry. Delicate, mischievous, deep. One of many highlights from Dicks 10
19
Bertha
Pretty sick version here. Middle jam is super hot.
19
China Doll
Perfect version. Also, lengthy. This could be top 3. How is this not on here, yet.
7
Good Lovin'
Jerry proving he's a rock god. Check out the solos... the Wolf is blazing in this "Bertha>Good Lovin'."
3
Drums
From jazzz to rock to freeform.
3
Promised Land
A very nice 'lush' version nominated in the ongoing attempt to evaluate all of Dick's picks.
2
Sunrise
Donna sounds wonderful and the Winterland heads are loving the show.
5
Close Encounters Jam
I know its only 25 seconds as it goes into the greatest Bertha of all time, but each member plays the riff at some point.
2
Tennessee Jed
Swinging version with impassioned vocals, grounded solos, from an epic show
2
Mama Tried
Wolf's tone is even killer on Mama. I have no problem saying this is best ever.
2
Looks Like Rain
Listen to the notes pop off Wolf.