Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Grateful Dead – San Francisco, CA (12/31/70)

grateful dead - san francisco 1970-12-31a-Winterland

The Grateful Dead
12-31-70
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, Ca.

Download: FLAC/MP3

–Setlist–
101-d1t01 – Truckin’
102-d1t02 – The Monkey// & The Engineer – Officially Released on A Night at the Family Dog
103-d1t03 – Cold Rain & Snow
104-d1t04 – Easy Wind >// Big Railroad Blues – Officially Released on The Closing of Winterland
105-d1t05 – Cumberland Blues
106-d1t06 – Dire Wolf
107-d1t07 – Cryptical Envelopment -> Drums -> The Other One//
108-d1t08 – Black Peter
109-d1t09 – //Taper Bust% Sugar Magnolia**
110-d2t01 – //Taper Bust -> China Cat Sunflower ->
111-d2t02 – I Know You Rider
112-d2t03 – Good Lovin’ -> Officially Released on The Closing of Winterland
113-d2t04 – Uncle John’s Band

Aftershow Jam

101-d1t01 – //Johnny B Goode
102-d1t02 – Around & Around
103-d1t03 – Rock Me Baby
104-d1t04 – Not Fade Away
105-d1t05 – I Know You Rider

Filler Promos
106-d1t06 – “Carousel promo – Showbill Chant”
107-d1t07 – “Carousel promo – Letter To Mother”
108-d1t08 – “We’re Sorry We’re Not Playing Portchester Jam”
109-d1t09 – “Aoxomoxoa promo – featuring Dupries Diamond Blues ”
110-d1t10 – “Aoxomoxoa promo – Rate The Record – featurnig what’s Become of the Baby ”
111-d1t11 – “Aoxomoxoa promo – featuring Doin’ That Rag ”

Source 1:
Show Only
This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid:7283

Disc 1 Tracks 1-6: FMS (KSAN)>??>Cass>DAT>CDR
Disc 1 Tracks 7-9: SBD MR>Cass>DAT>CDR (Pre-FM GDH)
Disc 2 Tracks 1-2: FMS (KSAN)>??>Cass>DAT>CDR
Disc 2 Tracks 3-4: SBD MR>??>Cass>DAT>CDR

*Source for the KSAN stuff is questionable. It might be the audience taper
that is heard being busted for at least the first part of disc 1. There
is little audience noise throughout, so, it is likely that the KSAN source
is correct, although the degradation of the sound is enough to make one
think that it could be an audience.

** Taper being busted by band was moved by Gans to before Sugar Magnolia,
but, it belongs before China Cat (both are present).

Portions of the show noted as FMS are most likely from an audience recoding.
Deadkists notes the following:

Two separate tapes make up the circulating recordings from this show.
Video of the concert was broadcast by KQED-TV San Francisco with the first
4 songs simulcast on KSAN-FM San Francisco. The circulating tape of these
tunes is the AUD tape; on the circulating tape there is a cut in Monkey
And The Engineer at around 1:00 and Easy Wind breaks off about 3 minutes
before its conclusion. According to DeadBase IX a Me And My Uncle followed
Easy Wind; but if so there is no trace of it on circulating tape. This
tape is actually from the audience tape whose tapers are apprehended
between Sugar Mag and China Cat; it is quite an excellent AUD tape. It
was recorded on Sony ECM-22P mics into a Sony 770 1/4-track reel recorder
at 7.5 ips by the same night crew that did the El Monte ’70 tapes, the
Hollywood Palladium 8/71 AUDs, 7/1/73 — who was that Masked Man?

The other tape in circulation is a pre-broadcast SBD from KQED-TV; it picks
up with Big Railroad Blues. In the pause before Dire Wolf they Tease
Cryptical repeatedly. The Other One goes directly into Black Peter,
entirely eliding the Cryptical Envelopment Reprise and Jam. In the
interval between Sugar Mag and China Cat a taper in the audience is busted,
with Phil directing a spotlight upon him. In the background of the China
Cat > Rider that follows, but definitely on mic, there is a lady screaming
out of control — she sounds very dosed, spun out hard, and at the moment
not really having that much fun. She screws up the recording of China Cat
> Rider pretty good and continues some in the pause that follows, where
there’s also a woman on mic looking for her cape — plainly things were a
little out of control backstage; perhaps there was a mic live that shouldn’
t have been somewhere backstage or in the wings.

The show-concluding Good Lovin’ > Uncle John’s Band that follows is an
alltime classic…..

I’d take issue with the statement that the audience tape is quite excellent

Source 2:
Aftershow and Promos Only
This is flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 6171
Source: sbd>?reel?>dat>cd
Conversion: Kenwood TrueX>EAC(range/high/secure)>CDWav(split)>shn V3

Conversion & Seed: Brian Cole (cole7007@yahoo.com) 11/24/01
(Another show kindly contributed by Jim Oade at http://www.oade.com)

SEED NOTES:
This seed comes from the generousity of Jim Oade at http://www.oade.com. The
show waslabeled as 12-31-70aftershow. Unfortunately there is little to no
information regarding this performance since I can’t find any evidence of it
circulatingprior to this. Please contact me at cole7007@yahoo.com if you
have any additional information relating to this performance.

d1t03 ?Rock Me Baby? – Not sure if this is the correct title or not.

d1t05 I Know You Rider – A very interesting early version of this song. This
version has a different tempo at times and some strange lyrics.

d1t06-d1t11 – These were patched at the end of the performance so I kept them
on the seed. They are some pretty interesting promos. The names are in
quotes because this was the best description that I could come up with.

d1t08 “We’re Sorry We’re Not Playing Portchester Jam” – Jerry and Mickey in a
bluegrass jam apologizing for not playing Portchester.

Enjoy this rare treat!

-Brian

per Deadlisits:
After the end of the Dead’s set, Weir and Hot Tuna came out and played a
short Jam session. Will Scarlet is said to be the harmonica player. Tunes
played are Johnny B. Goode, Around And Around, Rock Me Baby, Not Fade Away,
and I Know You Rider (in Jorma’s arrangement)……

note:
-I altered the titles of the promos by adding what is being promoted & the
song featured during the promo.
-The Carousel promos are for the June 7,8,9 1968 performances billed with the
Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead & Fleetwood Mac.
-For reasons unknown, the Dead cancelled December 1970 performaces at the Capitol
Theate in Port Cheste, NY. These shows were resheduled for Feruary 1971.
-The Aoxomoxoa promos coincide with it release in June 1969.

**These promos are priceless!**

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