Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA on 04/15/70

Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA on 04/15/70
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18 May 09:00 PM
Until 18 May, 11:45 PM 2h 45m

Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA on 04/15/70

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The next Don's Pick on Dead Set Live takes us back in time to April 15th, 1970, for a legendary performance by the Grateful Dead at Winterland in San Francisco, California. This concert, featured on the "30 Trips Around The Sun" release, captures the Dead at the peak of their creative powers, delivering a mesmerizing performance that showcases their improvisational genius and musical innovation.

The show kicks off with a burst of energy as the Dead launch into the rollicking "Good Lovin'," setting the tone for the night ahead. From there, the band takes listeners on a musical journey through a diverse setlist that spans genres and styles, from blues and folk to rock and psychedelia.

Highlights of the performance include electrifying renditions of classics like "China Cat Sunflower" > "I Know You Rider," "Dark Star," and "St. Stephen," each featuring extended improvisations and mind-bending jams that push the boundaries of the music to new heights.

But perhaps the most iconic moment of the show comes during the second set, when the Dead unleash a transcendent version of "Morning Dew" that sends shivers down the spine and leaves the audience in awe of the band's raw emotional power.

Throughout the concert, the Dead's telepathic communication and intuitive playing are on full display, as they weave together intricate melodies and harmonic textures with effortless grace. Jerry Garcia's soaring guitar solos, Phil Lesh's thunderous bass lines, and Bob Weir's rhythmic guitar work all combine to create a sonic tapestry that is both captivating and exhilarating.

As the night draws to a close, the Dead treat the audience to an encore of "Turn On Your Love Light," bringing the show to a triumphant conclusion and leaving fans clamoring for more.

Overall, the Grateful Dead's performance at Winterland on April 15th, 1970, is a testament to the band's enduring legacy and their unmatched ability to connect with audiences through the power of music. With its captivating performances, inspired improvisations, and timeless songs, this concert is a must-listen for Deadheads and music lovers alike.

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