Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings
Live album by
ReleasedApril 1, 2008
RecordedNovember 9 – 11, 1973
GenreRock, psychedelic rock, jam band
Length9:30:04
bonus disc: 77:32
LabelGrateful Dead
ProducerGrateful Dead
Grateful Dead chronology
Road Trips Volume 1 Number 2
(2008)
Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings
(2008)
Road Trips Volume 1 Number 3
(2008)
Alternative cover
Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings Bonus Disc
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars [2]
The Best of Website(A+) [3]

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

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

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.[7]

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

Track listing

Disc 1

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

  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

  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

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

  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, Tim Rose) – 12:24
  4. "Uncle John’s Band" > (Garcia, Hunter) – 1:50
  5. "Playing In The Band" (Weir, Hart, Hunter) – 7:38

Disc 6

  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

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

  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

  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. "And We Bid You Goodnight" (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) – 3:11

Bonus Disc

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

Grateful Dead

Production

December 4, 1973 set list

The set list for the December 4, 1973 concert at the Cincinnati Gardens was:[8]

* Included in the Winterland '73 bonus disc

References

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings". AllMusic. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Fricke, David (April 17, 2008). Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, Rolling Stone
  3. ^ Small, Barry. Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings
  4. ^ Bernstein, Scott (March 18, 2008). "Winterland '73: Kudos to Rhino", Glide Magazine
  5. ^ Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings at dead.net
  6. ^ "Grateful Dead at Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings", Vintage Guitar, March 18, 2008
  7. ^ Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings CD liner notes
  8. ^ Scott, John W, et al. DeadBase XI: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists, 1999, DeadBase, ISBN 1-877657-22-0, p. 32.