Dick's Picks V10:winterland Arena Dec
Format Compact Disc
Condition Brand New
Three CD live archive re-release. Vol. 10 of the Dick's Picks series honors one of the most hallowed Grateful Dead traditions: the run of shows the band would put on in the Bay Area the last week of December leading up to the year's end. The Dead always could be found around town playing a New Year's Eve show, but starting in 1977, the year of this show, the group began to headline a series of concerts the last week of the year, a ritual they continued for 15 straight years. And of all those concerts, this one, taking place at Winterland Arena the year before the Dead closed the venue for good on New Year's Eve, has long been regarded as the musical high water mark of the band's end-of-year festivities. Dick's Picks Vol. 10 removes two songs from the 12/29 show in order to make room for a marvelous medley from the following night of "Estimated Prophet"/"Eyes of the World"/"St. Stephen"/"Sugar Magnolia;" a judicious edit indeed. There was nothing like a Grateful Dead concert and there was nothing like celebrating New Year's with them, either!