The Grateful Dead will release an eight-disc box set chronicling its famed run at San Francisco’s Winterland Arena from June 7-9, 1977. Winterland, June 1977: The Complete Recordings will feature complete recordings of those three shows, as well as a bonus disc featuring highlights of the group’s stop at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre on May 12, 1977.
Dead archivist David Lemieux describes the Winterland run by saying, “A lot of Dead Heads say ’77 is their favorite year. And of these shows, the first night is a Top 15, the second is a Top 10, and the third is a Top 3.”
The Grateful Dead previewed all but one song from Terrapin Station, its then-forthcoming ninth studio album throughout the three night run. In addition, the group looked back at its already vast canon with “St. Stephen,” “Eyes Of The World,” “Bertha,” “The Other One” as well as versions of “Good Lovin’” and “Jack-a-Roe.” The box set will be bundled with an extensive, full-color booklet featuring rare photos, an essay by Rolling Stone senior editor and Winterland veteran David Fricke and a few other “surprise goodies.”