Minglewood Blues, Ramble On Rose, El Paso, Deal, Cassidy, Peggy-O, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown Eyed Women, Estimated Prophet, Scarlet Begonias Samson & Delilah, Row Jimmy, Promised Land, Saint Stephen-> The Other One-> Stella Blue, Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues, E: Terrapin Station*
Recording Info: SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat x 2 -> Sonic Solutions -> CD
Transfer Info: CD -> EAC -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHN
March 21, 2020 Subject:
Don't you let that DEAL go down
This is a good set for Donna starting at Deal and moaning low during Scarlet.
Overall a tight set with a peak at Deal & Cassidy
and another at Estimated & Scarlet.
They really stretch towards the end of Begonias
A nice home town show
where you get a Second Set Row Jimmy
as well as rockin' Promised.
Overall relaxed feel and laid back
Keith good in the mix at times
Big highlights already well documented
Between Garcia playing and Weir sweet vocals
what more could a head need. The Phil Zone!
They are just getting warmed up here
and those great May 77 shows
are just ahead
Really tight Other One!
The jam between TOO into Stella
that's what it's all about.
March 24, 2017 Subject:
The opening notes of St. Stephen damn near made me weep 😍
March 26, 2016 Subject:
Woke up in San Mateo; WTF
Had been seeing the Dead infrequently since 1973; Kezar with Waylon was #1. Was just 14 for that. By these shows I was a regular – hanging off the Winterland stage at Bob Fried Memorial; all but two shows at the Orpheum; Loved the shows with the Who; and the 3/18 show two nights prior was so much fun.
After a day partying out front I was ready for another beaut.
Camera pans, Minglewood starts, I take a big swig off a water jug being passed around, thirsty, mind you, and by the end of Ramble Rose I’m seeing everything in Sepia and black tones, a Mex Sennet movie starring me....ohhhhhhhhhh. What a night. Trying to decifer Ramble on Rose - Psychically surfing the universe’s waves- Long, unbelievable night. I’m nearly 60 and it still tops the charts of my weirdest nights ever!!! (Oh, and before the water jug I’d already taken a hit of windowpane.) hmfff.
November 17, 2015 Subject:
Nice Brown-Eyed Lick
Anyone else notice Jerry pushing it on his first Brown-Eyed solo at 1:44? Nice playing.
March 21, 2015 Subject:
an old ice skating rink
I'm not a huge fan of 77 -- not by a long shot.
But this recording has a real nice vibe to it and the song selection and sequencing is darn near perfect. Keith is a key factor here.
March 20, 2013 Subject:
Fantastic follow-up to the night before; in its own way is on par with that show.
Set 1 - all solid. The ending really makes the set - Estimated makes its third appearance of the run, and that Scarlet has got to be one of THE best stand-alones I can remember; certainly one of the best from '77, where pairing it without Fire was rare. Based on how unprepared lyrically Jerry was for the Fire debut on the 18th, it makes sense they'd wait. Check out the passion of the song's finale jam, right about when the patch comes in!
Set 2 - I can't remember the last time Phil delivered the Other One windup right on the heels of St. Stephen's final line, but oh, it works, kids! The jam that follows deconstructs a la Europe '72 and becomes a beautiful golden pond of notes between Jerry, Keith, and Bobby, naturally evolving into the pin-drop Stella. It's a lovely creation.
This run at the Winterland has some timeless music to it; while I think the 19th is the best of the bunch, this one's a close second. Bravo, boys.
January 16, 2013 Subject:
The Stephen > Other One > Stella is desert island material.
No one I've ever heard play can pull of this kind of segue into Stella like Jerry. Absolute beauty in guitar...
The guitar runs in Stella are pristine
Funny how '77 has so many moments like this. Jerry just clean and melodic and playing soul music
March 21, 2011 Subject:
Beautiful sound. Charlie miller does a great job again. St. Stephens is superb. Slowed down a bit, with crystyl clear audio.
Hey, Patty Falafal, you don't offend me. I do the same thing. How many versions of "Me and My Uncle" does one need? "Completists" can howl and gnash their teeth, but so what.
That said, this entire stand at Winterland is top-notch.
March 22, 2010 Subject:
A Superior Cassidy
A Superior Cassidy goes to unique places. Stellar sound. Thanks Charlie.
January 18, 2010 Subject:
great sounding sbd
bands in the zone (bobs lowest in mix)
jerrys brings classic's to the table
August 21, 2008 Subject:
I saw the Friday and Sunday shows of this set- great shows- I think Sunday's is my all time fav- I was already a fan but these were out of this world!
August 2, 2008 Subject:
The first review of this show in almost 3 years?
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I always wondered what happened to these shows, and now they are back.
Jerry is on another level for his solo in Row Jimmy. It will bring tears to your eyes. Like, rapture. The rest of the show is 5* too - great versions of everyday songs like Ramble on Rose and Cassidy, and good sound quality throughout.
October 25, 2005 Subject:
Good show, good sound
Some good playing and singing, but too many flubs by the band for a 5. (St. Stephan, Around and Around, to name of few.)
October 16, 2005 Subject:
my personal favorite
A lot of focused, laid back energy throughout the show. Great sound. A beautiful gem. You won't be disappointed. A '77 at Winterland!
once again, the intrepid charlie miller brings us another stellar upgrade - but of course this show was golden to start with. for some reason i hadn't heard it before today and, well, yeehaw! minglewood, deal, cassidy, peggy-o, b.e. women all rock - then the nutzo scarlet set-stopper: rippin' first solo, and crazy-epic-climax ending jam! not to mention set 2...!
June 1, 2005 Subject:
Other One ending
There is some absolutely beautiful soft and pretty guitar work by Jerry during the last 5 mins of the Other One before it segues into Stella Blue. Be sure to lend an ear ;) 5* officially
April 18, 2005 Subject:
right on the money...five stars for the 19th and 20th...I know "purists" (to steal a baseball term) will hate this but I did a three disc (omitted some of my lesser liked--to be kind--tunes) composite of the two nites that just is an absolute screaming freiking joy to listen to, which is what it really is all about anyhow...we all enjoy the boys in our own special way...thanks again to all involved in making this music available to us, we're sincerely forever in your debt,
March 23, 2005 Subject:
4 or a 5?
Tough decision. Terrapin second encore's nice. This source is definately better than the other one. Im gonna give it a 4 due to the nasty flubbing of Peggy-o.
March 10, 2005 Subject:
As good as Winterland gets
These are very hot, timeless shows. Whole first set, second set, Scarlet (one of the last of the stand alone style and I think my favorite stand alone on this whole site) is exceptional. Check out the triumphant St Stephen>Other One a magical combo on an off night, however they were very on this night...
Sound quality is peerless - This is the show that you give to people when they want to get it...
December 24, 2004 Subject:
6 star show
This show, and the night before, would make a great Dick's Picks.
Thank you archives!
December 6, 2004 Subject:
I Love These Shows!
Marching in Winterland!
All three nights were solid. These shows sold me on the Dead and to hear them again is a great pleasure. Thanks, Archive!
Trust me, folks, you will treasure these shows. Quality sound, serious performance!
December 3, 2004 Subject:
This is a strong show throughout. Sound is crisp. Every song has it moments so I won't review everyone. However, pay attenetion to Scarlet Begonia's, it has a stronger than normal jam and stands alone great. St. Stephen>Other One>Stella very good with unique jams throughout, and a great transition from the spacy end of other one into stella.
Two encores with a standard US Blues followed by a typical Terrapin that has a moment or two of its own.
Enjoyable show typical for the time, but I really enjoyed the varying jams that struck me as different than most.