VINYL. The Grateful Dead made the historic Winterland its home for many years until its closure in 1978. The confines of the former ice-skating rink always seemed to bring out something special in the band. This is certainly true of the group's May 30, 1971 performance which was recorded while the band were at their peak; an era immortalized on the 1971 live collection Skull and Rose. For the first time, a portion of the 1971 Winterland show (which is all that the band has in their vault), will be released on a limited edition 180g double LP set sourced from the original reels of ¼" tape. Artwork comes courtesy of Grammy winning graphic artist Masaki Koike who has created a cover that evokes that of the Skull and Roses album. It's over one hour of Grateful Dead classics packed with crowd pleasers like "Sugar Magnolia," "Truckin'" and "Deal." One entire LP side is dedicated exclusively to "Turn On Your Lovelight," a 15-minute-plus romp led by singer/organist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan. For its encore, the band - Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and McKernan - capped the evening off with a raucous cover of "Johnny B. Goode."