Grateful Dead - Hogmanay '72 (3CD)


NEW YEARS EVE AT WINTERLAND 1972. With over 2300 live performances to their name, some of the Grateful Dead s finest shows of all were their monumental New Year s Eve gigs, performed almost annually across four decades. Playing through or even following the traditional midnight countdown, the Dead would continue long into the early hours of the new year, undertaking sets ambitious in length even by the Dead's astonishing standards. The band s NYE 1972 show at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco was no exception.

Taking to the stage the very moment 1973 began, the assembled 5000 or so Deadheads - who had already been treated to sets from local heroes Sons Of Champlin and New Riders Of The Purple Sage - were, as of the stroke of midnight, witness to a further almost four hours of the extraordinary music that would cement the Grateful Dead s place in the musical history books. Simultaneously broadcast by KSAN over local FM radio for the benefit of those without tickets, the audio sound on this archive release is simply astonishing. Boasting a strong line up consisting of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, husband-and-wife duo Keith and Donna Godchaux, Phil Lesh and dueling drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, the lengthy show includes a host of early Dead classics alongside what were then more contemporary numbers. Available here on triple CD format for the first time, this boxed set will doubtless end up an essential title in the finest Grateful Dead collections worldwide.

countdown listen
around and around listen
deal listen
mexicali blues listen
brown eyed women listen
box of rain listen
jack straw listen
don't ease me in listen
beat it on down the line listen
candyma listen
ksan dj/el paso listen
tennessee jed listen
playing in the band listen
casey jones listen
the promised land listen
mississippi half step listen
big river listen
sugaree listen
truckin' listen
the other one listen
drum solo listen
drum & bass solo listen
full jam listen
the other one (reprise) listen
morning dew listen
bill graham tribute listen
sugar magnolia listen
sing me back home listen
johnny b. goode listen
uncle john's band (encore) listen
one more saturday night (encore) listen