SAN FRANCISCO—"Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland" is a 2 DVD set released in November, which captures the Grateful Dead and the San Francisco music scene in the late 1970's with accuracy and fondness.
Past shows at the venue included The Band's all-star "Last Waltz" on Thanksgiving night in 1976 and the Sex Pistols’ "Flameout" in January of 1978. The DVD "The Closing of Winterland" is the actual broadcast of the final show at the Ballroom, which was simulcast locally on public TV.
Joining the show were The New Riders of the Purple Sage and The Blues Brothers. Extras also included in the set are a collector's booklet with color photos, exclusive interviews and a Winterland documentary film. This set is an essential for any rock fan wishing to relive the San Francisco music scene during this era.
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