“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, June 8th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on June 7, 2020
“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!”
WSLR is slowly coming back with a very sparse number of live studio programmers, albeit with very specific
instructions as to how to protect both ourselves and our fellow WSLR volunteers.
One of my hard-and-fast rules is that I never broadcast commercially-released material(with a very tiny number
of “mishaps”…). Such would normally be the case with this evening’s broadcast. The three-evening set entitled
“Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings ” is commercially available. However, that being said, here is
an excellent audience recording, courtesy of three sound masters:
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
June 8, 1977
AKG D224s > Tandberg 10X > 10 in Master Reel @ 7.5 ips
Taped by Sandy Troy, provided by Charlie Miller, edited and mastered by SIRMick, transferred by Matt Smith
Disc 1 – Set 1:
- New Minglewood Blues
- Mexicali Blues
- Row Jimmy
- Brown Eyed Women
- It’s All Over Now
- Lazy Lightnin’ >
Disc 2 – Set 2:
- Bertha >
- Good Lovin’
- Ramble On Rose
- Estimated Prophet >
- Eyes Of The World >
- Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
- The Other One >
- Wharf Rat >
- Not Fade Away >
- Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad >
- Johnny B. Goode
- Brokedown Palace
There are no reviews of this particular recording, but there are ample from others:
REVIEW: It Was Great — Ev’ry Note
I was an attendee. In performance, there was no letdown from night to night. This recording reveals all. 7 of 5 stars!
REVIEW: Good sound, great energy
Good sounding AUD source, captures the energy of the band, and audience nicely.
Listening to this, I see it has no reviews, know this a Dead release, but this sounds nice. ‘77 was a great year for
the Dead. They were tight, hot and sounded like they were having fun. This was part off so far 3 box sets from
REVIEW: My baby
I had an AUD tape when I was a pup, and while it’s a AUD in a sea of betty boards, it’s not bad sounding and
great to hear the crowd response, particularly on NFA, GDTRFB and JBG, and there’s even a little low end on
it. I don’t know if that GDTRFB is rated, but damn it is so frickin hot! I love the mid/late 70s versions of this
REVIEW: This is a Gem!!
Beautiful. The music is beautifully played and, Donna’s harmonies w/ the Boys is among the best I’ve heard.
Also, check the little guitar “twist” toward the beginning of Estimated.
REVIEW: Great Run!
A fine cap to the superlative spring tour of 1977. Always find myself coming back to these shows every
hands down one of, if not the greatest sugaree, i was only 7, it was my birthday, why the hell wasnt i there
There are many more like these…