The Grateful Dead have released some new, crisp footage from the vault on YouTube. The newest All the Years Live footage is from the Dead’s NYE performance at the Oakland Coliseum Arena in Oakland, CA.
Towards the end of the first set, Jerry led the Dead on a gorgeous rendition of “Bird Song.”
Here is what Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux had to say about the performance: “From the Dead’s first home video of a complete concert, Ticket To New Year’s, this Bird Song soars to some pretty high heights, typical of the powerful 1987 renditions of this Garcia-Hunter classic from Jerry’s first solo record.”
Thanks to the Grateful Dead for the footage!