The latest installment in the GratefulDead‘s “All The Years Live” video series is now available on the band’s YouTube channel. The new video sticks to this week’s New Year’s theme and features a throwback performance of the “St. Stephen” from the Dead’s infamous 1978 New Year’s Eve show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.
As Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux notes in the video’s description:
In and out of the repertoire it goes…St. Stephen was around for a long time, but not always around. It was played consistently 1968-1971, then gone until its return in 1976, when it was played quite a bit through 1976 and 1977, into early 1978. It then returned for three versions twice, 12/30/78 to 1/10/79, and from 10/11/83 to 10/31/83, after which it was never heard live again. This is from the magnificent Closing Of Winterland show.
Revisit the band’s performance of “St. Stephen” from the last-ever show at Bill Graham‘s Winterland Ballroom on New Year’s Eve 1978 below.