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Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA

Set 1:
Promised Land
Greatest Story Ever Told
Black Throated Wind
To Lay Me Down
El Paso
Ramble On Rose
Me And Bobby McGee
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Me And My Uncle
Loose Lucy
WRS Prelude
WRS Part 1
Let It Grow

Set 2:
Mississippi Half-Step
Big River
Dark Star
Mind Left Body Jam
Eyes Of The World
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia

Uncle John's Band
Johnny B. Goode
And We Bid You Goodnight

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Listening to it now... Dark Star -> MLBJ - Eyes, what more could you ask for?!? :)

best sugar mag EVER!
hands down!

This show is available at
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-frank z

Is this the best Dead Show ever? That idea like the dead themselves is an enigma. This is truly a highwater mark era for the best damn band in the land...
-Dark Star

what a great year for the Grateful Dead..this shows is sooooo damn good it hurts me too...set I take you all over and the back again..Set II is complete in the mission to totally fry your and get this one boys and girls..

One of the most impressive Dark Stars I have ever heard. I am an avid dark star fan and have heard at least every dark star ever played twice over. This is a top three. This show is pure magic. Get it off Best sound quality copy available


posternutbag huh? nice

to the comment of best sugar mags ever...oh wow! more often than not I am all for everyone having an opinion but you must be thinking of a different show. This sugar mags doesn't even crack my top 150.

China-Cat>China Doll is some of the most incredible music ever made, by anyone, at anytime.

if you can't be happy with the second set here, there is no help for you.

Darkstar through Sugarmag is in the top twenty of anything i have heard the dead do.

BEST DARK STAR EVER, the phil bombs are out in full force on this one

this show is motherfuckin sick.whatare you on?lysergic is good,but jerry ius blotter,better.

how high are you?maybe average,for 73,but my hippies never cease to amaze me.fuck no,you can't play like usual,beautiful but deep space.youre,either bored like me right now or stupid.why would you review 73?no disrespect,goin' to hell in a bucket but.....please defend jerry and co. from the love them,so you aren't deaf duuumnb or whigger.-feel it in the one drop!mr. taw
-mr. taw

To Lay Me Down-Jerry's voice is butter
Loose Lucy-Extra lyrics by Donna
Mind Left Body Jam-simply beautiful
SugarMagnolia-additional jams in solo

Triple..Ya know the boys are proud of themselves with a We Bid You Goodnight.


The Dark Star/MLBJ/Eyes typifies why this era is arguably the best in the GD evolution. They had more patience than when I was seeing them (80's), were more subtle than the late 70's and were better musicians than in the 60's.

Greatest-succulent measured solos with Donna wails throughout
Sugaree-mellow ...yelloooow
WRS Prelude-Billy has some nicely timed fills to give a wee jazz feel.


Checkout the solo's in Big River...eather shattering.
-Anonymous (05/23/2007)

where can i get this show. Heard so many things about it and dont know where to get it.
-mr. charlie (07/14/2007)

Everyone forgets the half-step that kicks off set two. Unforgettable. I haven't listened to the rest but I'm getting there. :) Anyone who wants a copy, I'll do a B&P - just email that addy you see. Peace. :> :) :>
- (11/27/2007)

I am not one to call any song, show, set, season, year, or era to be the best. Everyone's opinion or view of any part of their musical art is purely subjective. I will however, say that the Black-Throated wind takes me on an emotional roller-coaster ride that I can only describe as spiritual.
-AC Dead Head (02/01/2008)

Mr. Charlie, this entire run was just released on Rhino, but I like the 2nd night myself.
-Brianmerrilyn (03/18/2008)

Mr. Taw took much to much acid
-Anonymous (03/27/2009)

a solid 1st set to start followed by a monster 2nd with an epic dark star and 3 song encore to top it off. what more could you ask for. buy the winterland boxset. its well worth it
-chris (03/27/2009)

11/11/73 disc 1
11/11/73 disc 2
11/11/73 disc 3

-Pirate Jim (04/07/2009)

This sugar magnolia does not even come close to 6-20-83 Sug Mag.
-me (02/22/2011)

I heard the Dark Star from this show on xm today (they actually gave the date of the performance after the song which they almost never do) and it was one the best I've heard. Can't wait to listen to other songs from this date
-Mark (03/16/2011)

Best "To Lay Me Down" ever
-Anonymous (05/07/2011)

The Dark Star is a piece of divine music.
- (04/24/2012)

when I was collecting tapes as a teenager in the late 80's the darkstar on this one scared me (in a good way)
- (10/27/2012)

Listening to it now on satradio, its so Sweet!
-br (03/08/2013)

1st verse 14 minutes in,
is the ending
love it
awesome harmonics at the end

check out mind left body jam from 12/2/73

VERY nice Eyes
check out
5/17/74 #1
5/18/77 #2
1/14/79 #1
5/17/74 #1

mention some, and miss out on so many other good ones
-Blair (12/09/2014)

Dark star, eyes, then china doll! Among the best versions I've heard of each. One of my favorite shows ever. My wife just bought me the nov 73 winter land box set as a gift, enjoying the hell out of it!
-A2 Tennessee Jed (02/17/2015)

Attended those 3 days, great shows. made an 900 mile trip to see the shows so glad I did.

Nice weather the NRPS opened each show. Tood bad those tapes aren't available to get a better sense of the evening.

Perhaps my favorite MLB Jam.

I waas within 15 ft of the stage the communications among the band was a sight to behold and they danced through the night.
-Kevin H (05/14/2016)

Winterland 1973 Box

Disc 7

Promised Land 3:42
Bertha 6:04
Greatest Story Ever Told 6:07
Sugaree 7:56
Black-Throated Wind 7:47
To Lay Me Down 8:28
El Paso 4:45
Ramble On Rose 7:04
Me & Bobby McGee 5:56

Disc 8

China Cat Sunflower 9:27
I Know You Rider 6:04
Me and My Uncle 3:34
Loose Lucy 7:52
Weather Report Suite 15:07
Mississippi Half-Step 8:26
Big River 7:05

Disc 9

Dark Star 35:41
Eyes of the World 13:36
China Doll 5:40
Sugar Magnolia 10:19
Uncle John's Band 7:32
Johnny B. Goode 3:56
We Bid You Goodnight 3:11

-Bookkeeper (07/21/2019)

... thank you Sirius for playing 11/11/1973 @ the Winterland, San Francisco today on the 7AM TIGDH for us ...

Set #2:
Dark Star
Eyes Of The World
China Doll

iko iko on & on .......
- (11/11/2020)

No one mentions this, but the "And We Bid You Goodnight" is the best one ever IMO.
- (01/23/2021)

Promised Land
Greatest Story Ever Told

6/12 times this great trifecta was played
- (08/25/2021)

I always assumed 1973 was called the "honey year" because whenever I listen to a show from that period I feel like a fly trapped in musical honey.
-Dolores is Not Dead (10/20/2021)

I just want to mention that the Sugaree here has got to be my favorite of the early years. Weir's rhythm playing (Bob Weir was the Dead's rhythm guitarist) is sublime.
-George Clueknee (10/21/2021)

Best show of 1973 but Holy Pinocchio someone should have given Bobby a glass of water before Sugar Magnolia.
-Baptisto Pierre (10/22/2021)

It's this show along with Innervsions and Dark Side - The Holy Grail of 1973 music.
-Stung (03/10/2022)

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Band Configuration
(07/16/72 - 10/19/74)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Keith Godchaux
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Backup Vocals: Donna Godchaux

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