Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings

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Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released April 1, 2008
Recorded November 9 – 11, 1973
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock, jam band
Length 9:30:04
bonus disc: 77:32
Label Grateful Dead
Producer Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Road Trips Volume 1 Number 2
(2008)
Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings
(2008)
Road Trips Volume 1 Number 3
(2008)
Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings Bonus Disc
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
All About Jazz (favorable) [1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]
The Best of Website (A+) [4]

Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings is a 9 CD live album by the American rock band the Grateful Dead. It contains three complete concerts, missing only the encore of the first concert. It was recorded on November 9, 10, and 11, 1973, at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California. The album was released on April 1, 2008.[5][6]

A tenth, "bonus" disc was included with early shipments of the album. The bonus disc contains material from the December 4, 1973 concert at the Cincinnati Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio.[7]

Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings was the second Grateful Dead album to contain an entire "run" of concerts. The first was Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings, which was released in 2005.

Recording and mastering[edit]

The Winterland 1973 concerts were recorded on two-channel analog tapes, using a Nagra IV reel-to-reel tape recorder. As part of mastering the recordings for CD, the analog recordings were transferred to a digital format. They were then edited using a digital signal processing system called Clarity, developed by Plangent Processes, which fixes sonic problems created by minor variations in the tape speed of the original tape recorder. The resulting recording has been corrected for pitch and tempo, and wow and flutter have been eliminated.[8]

The album was released in HDCD format. This provides enhanced sound quality when played on CD players with HDCD capability, and is fully compatible with regular CD players.

This release is known to have a patched cut in the original soundboard tapes. If certain soundboards are missing parts of a song those creating the release will attempt to patch the cut if possible. Sometimes this is from an audience source or from an entirely different show. Unfortunately there is no database for these fixed soundboards and hence is up to the listeners to stumble upon such a discovery. The "Morning Dew" from November 10, 1973 on disc 5 uses a patch from the "Morning Dew" performed on November 17, 1973. The excerpt can be heard from 2:19 to 2:49 on this release and Dave's Picks Volume 5 (November 17, 1973).

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

November 9, 1973 — First set:

  1. "Promised Land" (Chuck Berry) – 3:21
  2. "Brown-Eyed Woman" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) – 5:08
  3. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Kris Kristofferson, Fred Foster) – 5:59
  4. "They Love Each Other" (Garcia, Hunter) - 5:42
  5. "Black-Throated Wind" (Bob Weir, John Perry Barlow) – 7:08
  6. "Don’t Ease Me In" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 4:37
  7. "Mexicali Blues" (Weir, Barlow) – 3:44
  8. "Row Jimmy" (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:03
  9. "The Race Is On" (Don Rollins) – 3:57
  10. "China Cat Sunflower" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:35
  11. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 5:27

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Playing in the Band" (Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter) – 20:53

November 9, 1973 — Second set:

  1. "Here Comes Sunshine" (Garcia, Hunter) – 11:52
  2. "Me and My Uncle" (John Phillips) – 3:44
  3. "To Lay Me Down" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:11
  4. "Big River" (Johnny Cash) – 5:29
  5. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:30
  6. "Greatest Story Ever Told" > (Weir, Hunter) – 5:10
  7. "Bertha" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:12

Disc 3[edit]

  1. "Weather Report Suite" (Weir, Eric Andersen, Barlow) – 15:38 >
  2. "Eyes of the World" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 16:43
  3. "China Doll" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:57
  4. "Around and Around" > (Berry) – 5:05
  5. "Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad" > (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 8:01
  6. "Johnny B. Goode" (Berry) – 4:25

Disc 4[edit]

November 10, 1973 — First set:

  1. "Bertha" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:11
  2. "Jack Straw" (Weir, Hunter) – 5:15
  3. "Loser" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:40
  4. "Looks Like Rain" (Weir, Barlow) – 7:50
  5. "Deal" (Garcia, Hunter) – 4:40
  6. "Mexicali Blues" (Weir, Barlow) – 3:42
  7. "Tennessee Jed" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:39
  8. "El Paso" (Marty Robbins) – 4:54
  9. "Brokedown Palace" (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:12
  10. "Beat It On Down the Line" (Jesse Fuller) – 3:51
  11. "Row Jimmy" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:51

Disc 5[edit]

  1. "Weather Report Suite" (Weir, Andersen, Barlow) – 18:26

November 10, 1973 — Second set:

  1. "Playing In The Band" > (Weir, Hart, Hunter) – 11:59
  2. "Uncle John's Band" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:39
  3. "Morning Dew" > (Bonnie Dobson) – 12:24
  4. "Uncle John’s Band" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 1:50
  5. "Playing In The Band" (Weir, Hart, Hunter) – 7:38

Disc 6[edit]

  1. "Big River" (Cash) – 5:12
  2. "Stella Blue" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:19
  3. "Truckin'" > (Garcia, Phil Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 12:18
  4. "Wharf Rat" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:43
  5. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 10:39

November 10, 1973 — Encore:

  1. "One More Saturday Night" (Weir) – 5:28
  2. "Casey Jones" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:05

Disc 7[edit]

November 11, 1973 — First set:

  1. "Promised Land" > (Berry) – 3:42
  2. "Bertha" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 6:04
  3. "Greatest Story Ever Told" (Weir, Hunter) – 6:07
  4. "Sugaree" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:56
  5. "Black-Throated Wind" (Weir, Barlow) – 7:47
  6. "To Lay Me Down" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:28
  7. "El Paso" (Robbins) – 4:45
  8. "Ramble On Rose" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:04
  9. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Kristofferson, Foster) – 5:56

Disc 8[edit]

  1. "China Cat Sunflower" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 9:27
  2. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 6:04
  3. "Me and My Uncle" (Phillips) – 3:34
  4. "Loose Lucy" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:52
  5. "Weather Report Suite" (Weir, Andersen, Barlow) – 15:07

November 11, 1973 — Second set:

  1. "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:26
  2. "Big River" (Cash) – 7:05

Disc 9[edit]

  1. "Dark Star" > (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Keith Godchaux, Hunter) – 35:41
  2. "Eyes Of The World" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 13:36
  3. "China Doll" (Garcia, Hunter) – 5:40
  4. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 10:19

November 11, 1973 — Encore:

  1. "Uncle John’s Band" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:32
  2. "Johnny B. Goode" > (Berry) – 3:56
  3. "We Bid You Goodnight" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 3:11

Bonus Disc[edit]

December 4, 1973, Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio:

  1. "China Cat Sunflower" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:58 >
  2. "I Know You Rider" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 5:57
  3. "Truckin'" (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Hunter) – 8:48 >
  4. "Stella Blue" (Garcia, Hunter) – 8:15
  5. "Eyes Of The World" (Garcia, Hunter) – 13:38 >
  6. "Space" (Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Kreutzmann, Godchaux) – 9:36 >
  7. "Sugar Magnolia" (Weir, Hunter) – 6:17 >
  8. "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 9:45 >
  9. "Casey Jones" (Garcia, Hunter) – 7:17

Personnel[edit]

Grateful Dead[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Grateful Dead
  • Box set produced by David Lemieux and Jeffrey Norman
  • Recording by Bill Candelario
  • CD mastering by Jeffrey Norman at Garage Audio, Petaluma, California
  • Restoration by Jamie Howarth, Plangent Processes
  • Archival research by Eileen Law / Grateful Dead Archives
  • Cover art by Emek
  • Art direction and design by Steve Vance
  • Photography by Bruce Polonsky, Mary Ann Mayer, and Gary Manasse
  • Set lists by David Gans
  • Special thanks to Hale Milgrim, Nancy Nichols, and Paul Nichols
  • Dedicated to the memory of Don Pearson
  • Liner notes by Dennis McNally

December 4, 1973 set list[edit]

The set list for the December 4, 1973 concert at the Cincinnati Gardens was:[9]

  • First set: "Johnny B. Goode", "Sugaree", "Me and My Uncle", "China Cat Sunflower"*, "I Know You Rider"*, "El Paso", "Deal", "Big River", "Tennessee Jed", "Truckin'"*, "Stella Blue"*, "Around and Around"
  • Second set: "Eyes of the World"*, "Space"*, "Sugar Magnolia"*, "Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad"*, "Casey Jones"*
  • Encore: "One More Saturday Night"

* Included in the Winterland '73 bonus disc

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collette, Doug (June 29, 2008). Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, All About Jazz
  2. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings at AllMusic
  3. ^ Fricke, David (April 17, 2008). Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, Rolling Stone
  4. ^ Small, Barry. Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings
  5. ^ Bernstein, Scott (March 18, 2008). "Winterland '73: Kudos to Rhino", Glide Magazine
  6. ^ Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings at dead.net
  7. ^ "Grateful Dead at Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings", Vintage Guitar, March 18, 2008
  8. ^ Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings CD liner notes
  9. ^ Scott, John W, et al. DeadBase XI: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists, 1999, DeadBase, ISBN 1-877657-22-0, p. 32.