The Grateful Dead have returned to YouTube with another installment of All the Years Live. The latest bus stop on the tour is San Francisco during October of 1974.
On October 16th, 1974 the Dead were at the front of their run at the Winterland Ballroom. This version of “Playing in the Band” from that show was included in the Grateful Dead movie. Here is what Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux notes about the performance, “By the end of the Europe ’72 tour, Playing In The Band had stretched out to close to 20 minutes, where it would remain (and much longer many nights) for the next two+ years, through the end of 1974. This is the version that appeared in the Grateful Dead Movie and was included in its uncut entirety on the CD soundtrack to the Movie, released on 2004.”
Thanks to the Grateful Dead for the footage!