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We're on a mission to make a miracle every day. As a token of our appreciation for making 2010 an epic year, we're giving away a high-quality 320Kbps download every day this November. That's 30 days of Dead! Intrigued? We're also going to put your knowledge to the test and give you the chance to win some great music from the Dead.
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You know your Ables from your Bakers from your C's, but can your finely tuned ears differentiate the cosmic "comeback" tour from a spacey 70's show? Each day we'll post a free download from one of the Dead's coveted shows. Will it be from that magical night at Madison Square Garden in '93 or from way back when they were just starting to warm it up at Winterland? Is that Pigpen's harmonica we hear? Brent on keys? Step right up and try your hand.

Each day, the first person to guess the venue & date correctly will get a Road Trips of their choice. If you’re not first but you've answered correctly, you will also be automatically entered for a weekly prize of THE WARNER BROTHERS STUDIO ALBUMS VINYL BOX (EXCLUSIVE EDITION) or a FORMERLY THE WARLOCKS boxed set. Log in now and enter to win!
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Joined: Dec 31 2008
Music Never Stopped

Great, sublime version. The key element is the length and nature of the central "jammy" interlude and the interplay between Bobby and Donna. That narrows it down.

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Joined: Jul 20 2007
Best Year for Music's

Great fun. I have been previously guessing, but this Music has a very distinctive / unique clue, won’t state my answer, (less being criticized). Thanks to Toad for giving me the soundboard of this show some 20 years ago.

Joined: Jun 5 2007
Horton Hears a Who

Kudos to SIRMick (well-known transcription-fixer) for the ID.

Best to all,

Joined: Nov 1 2010
'Cause I need somebody to help me now!

Really! Took some digging but I finally found it - doubt that I'll be the first one though. Seems like this one has everyone scratching their heads after yesterday's "gimme".

Joined: Aug 31 2009
nice hint...

does horton hear a who?
still shaking fist at pulling up the wrong 'Field' in the city field for my 1st guess!!!!!!!
2nd guess i assume gets tossed out the window...

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Joined: Sep 18 2007

First: Thank you DeadNet and those who have helped make the downloads available - Canyon Critter, et al.

I have had some "issues" with downloads but this is an amazing daily treat. I don't know where the "B" versions come from but I don't care much either.

Today: If this is not the hottest TMNS ever it has to be close. I made my guess and if I am right it is a tricky one - not to get close but to get the exact show.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Joined: Nov 11 2010
My first show!

This was my first Grateful Dead show! I'll never forget... a bunch of us loaded into a car (also loaded up on some Vitamin A) and drove from the dorms at S.I.U.-Carbondale IL to Bloomington --on a school night! It was an unforgettable show... Donna was twirlin all over the place, I remember.

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Joined: Jun 10 2007
The sun came up in honey ...

Another day with no problems on the site (for me at least!). Great work to the webmasters for tweaking the neccesary harware ...

Face Book threw a real curve ball with the clue last night; by their hint, we'd all be listening to Cassidy today!!

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

Has to be 77/78 era. Previous years they didn't jam it out this long. Jerry is clearly ON here, and with the playful banter during the song between Bobby and Donna, I'm thinking spring '78. The version from Rupp Arena is about this long (although I've never actually heard it).

my $0.02

Joined: Nov 1 2010

I'm feelin' Ill. Better listen to more music to make things normal again.

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Well I guess...

Big spoiler on this one all, '71-'79 is all I can say, Donna's in fine voice! :-)

Actually sounds like erm '77 or '78 but can't get any nearer than that!

Another great one though...

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
off by a few days...


throw a few more pennies in the fountain :)

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Joined: Oct 20 2008
Off To Chicago Furthur Baby!


Dancin in the daylight.

Here's the links from the Downloads so far. Hope this helps everyone out that didn't get the shows. Love is Real♥....

30 Days of Dead Links

1. New Speedway Boogie Download

New Speedway Boogie
Fillmore East, NY, NY- 9/20/70
10:03 23,574 KB approx 23.0 MB

2. Dark Star Download

Dark Star
Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 6/5/69
21:11 49,686 KB approx. 48.5 MB

3. Althea Download

Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT 3/14/81
8:46 20,579 KB approx. 20.0 MB

4. Playin In The Band Download

Playing In The Band
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA- 5/13/73
28:56 67,837 KB approx. 66.2 MB

5. Easy Wind "A" Download

Easy Wind (A)
Springer's Inn, Portland, OR 1/16/70
9:51 23,109 KB approx. 22.5 MB

Easy Wind (B)
Winterland, San Francisco, CA - 12/31/70
9:35 22,465 KB approx. 21.9 MB

6. Sugaree Download

Warfield, San Francisco, CA- 10/13/80
10:14 24,011 KB aprrox. 23.4

7. He's Gone (A) Download

He's Gone (A)
Hartford Civic Center Hartford, CT - 3/26/87
12:55 30,310 KB approx. 29.5 MB

He's Gone (B)
L'Olympia Theater Paris France - 5/4/72
8:05 - 18,954 KB approx. 18.5 MB

The file for He's Gone (B) is no longer available.

8. Estimated Prophet Download

Estimated Prophet
Warfield, San Francisco, CA - 10/7/80
12:16 28,779 approx. 28.1 MB

9. Chinacat/I know You Rider Download

China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider
The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA - 2/1/70
12:03 28,274 KB approx. 27.6 MB

10. Cream Puff War Download

Cream Puff War
Winterland, San Francisco, CA - 3/17/67
6:15 14,656 KB approx. 14.3 MB

11. St. Stephen Download

St. Stephen
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT - 10/15/83
7:52 18,649 KB approx. 18.2 MB

12. The Music Never Stopped Download

The Music Never Stopped
????? Venue/Date
8:52 20,965 KB approx 20.4 MB

Album Artwork:
Album Art

Album Art

Hope these easy click links help the confusion.

If you are having trouble downloading the whole this the server is really busy and sometimes overloads....what you need to do is clear your browsers cache and the old file and try it again. I've listed the times of each download and sizes for your convenience in comparing.

Thank Jerry, Bobby, Phil, Billy, Mickey, Pig, Brent, Bruce, Donna, Keith, Vince, Tom, Mr. Graham, Mr. Lemieux, and Marye. Not to mention the kind souls like Rex, RamRod, etc. etc. etc. etc.

But your welcome my kind brothers and sisters.

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Joined: Nov 1 2010
The position of the song in

The position of the song in the set, the length of the performance, and presence of Donna Jean narrow it down pretty much to one year. Bobby's quote at the end is also a good trail marker.

Cassidy was not released initially as a Grateful Dead song, that first appeared as a single from Bob Weir's Ace.

"Uh, you should've heard that, just as clear as a bell.
Everything is going to be... perfectly swell."

Joined: Dec 8 2007
Delilajones and I am

and I am sooooooooooooooooo happy the music hasn't stopped!!!! rough day at work- thanks for the "sanilty" check!!!

Joined: Jul 4 2007


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Joined: Nov 1 2010
Guessed a date from October of 78

Based on an exact match of Bobby's rap at the end...However, in retrospect, I think I'm wrong because he probably said that same rap a hundred times.

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
whether you're a mother, or whether you're a brother

within the first few seconds of this tune starting, I thought it had a very 'disco-ish' feel to it, and then Donna quoted James Brown...

no surprise this show also contained a short tease of a very popular disco hit of the era!

Joined: Jun 5 2007
"Cassidy" Single

According to DeadBase X (p. 104), "One More Saturday Night" b/w "Cassidy" was released in the United Kingdom as a Grateful Dead 7" 45rpm single (WB K 16167).

This concords with Ihor Slabicky's entry in his definitive Compleat Grateful Dead Discography:

"One More Saturday Night (3:32) / Cassidy - Grateful Dead (Warner Bros./Kinney K 16167)
A UK release with artist credit to "The Grateful Dead with Bobby Ace" instead of Bob Weir."

Ihor's site can be found at tcgddDOTfreeyellowDOTcom/tcgddDOTtxt.

Best to all,

Joined: Nov 8 2010
Wow! - this is a hot one

It took me just over a half hour for me to figure this one out. This is fun stuff! Thanks GD - what a great November scavenger hunt.

Joined: May 18 2009
Yeah, but the labeling on that UK single...

...was a mistake. Maybe an "on purpose" mistake for marketing purposes, but still a mistake. That was a lot of the debate in the Facebook clue thread.

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Joined: Jan 17 2009
great download, thanks!

jaxxtraw Killer tmns, Jerry is so clear and upfront full of energy, Bobby's havin fun and Donna Jean sounds great, this song always brought out the best in everybody.

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Joined: Apr 23 2008
Gotta Be ...

May '78? The guitar tones sound very '78 to me. The song was first played in '75, and Donna was gone by mid-'79, so it has to be in there somewhere....

Joined: Nov 3 2010
Found it

Took me way too long.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
hey now

No hints. That makes it less phun. I think I guessed right cold, but I couldn't resist reading the posts after and there are hints all over the place. Can't anyone restrain themselves? How about delaying gratification? It's only 24 hours. The obnoxious obviously of the wall hints like Jerry and Sara w/ special guests Bob (sic) Weird and a Brent era show are cool, well-spirited. But, giving the venue, etc. that's not awesome in my opinion. So shoot me down - what the heck. My two cents for what they're worth (not much these days). I'll ignore the message boards 'til after the answer is given from now on. Glad I didn't look on the 4th., that woulda been bad karma.

Joined: Nov 3 2010
it worked again 1st try

I've been downloading the songs via my Droid for the past week.
I haven't had any problems at all.
I just d/l Music...1st try.

Joined: Nov 7 2007
Complete DL for Music

"...bound to cover just a little more ground..."

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Guessed it right!

I know I guessed it right, How do I find out if I won or if someone already guessed it? the anticipation is killing me!!!

Joined: Jun 4 2007
I'm sure you can wait man


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Joined: Mar 1 2010

The downloads are for those who haven't won now......go see whats in your fridge.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
not true

I can still go for the weekly prize. Plus, I'm not hungry. Just ate lunch. Bitter much?

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Joined: Mar 1 2010
Not everyone

Not everyone can "guess cold" like you and the other "superdeadheads"............if ya haven't heard, yesterday facebook told us that it was the last St.Stephen from the East my dog Gus could've guessed that! I believe they are trying to get everyone involved here, so easy on the sarcasm.

Joined: May 18 2009
If you didn't get the correct answer submitted within...

...fifteen minutes of the song coming online, I'm guessing you didn't win...BUT you'll be in the running for the weekly drawing so good luck!

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Joined: Mar 1 2010
you can still win?

Each day, the first person to guess the venue & date correctly will get a Road Trips of their choice. If you’re not first but you've answered correctly, you will also be automatically entered for a weekly prize of THE WARNER BROTHERS STUDIO ALBUMS VINYL BOX (EXCLUSIVE EDITION) or a FORMERLY THE WARLOCKS boxed set. Log in now and enter to win!

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Joined: Mar 1 2010
Hope you do

I hope you do win the vinyl if ya can Wilfredtjones..........just dont like the way some heads believe their is status amongst us. One show or 100....1 bootleg or 1000.....we all can feel what has, and, IS going on.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
that's why I'm waiting 'til later.

And, no with little or research. Yes, I did guess cold but 'Superdeadhead', your word and your quotes not mine. It's only an educated guess, luck. Thanks for your flattery though. This one was definitely harder than yesterday. I just wait for the tune to show up, listen and I guess. By the way, just what is sarcasm in your book? I don't see it in what I said. I just think it's very overstated to say that 'the antipication is killing me'. Yeah, I know it's a cliche but it's a vastly overused one. Aren't they all? Just forget it., move on. This is too phun for drama. Superdeadhead - sounds like fodder for a comic strip. teehee.

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Joined: Mar 1 2010
sounds good

Peace........see ya at the UIC Pavillion

Joined: Aug 27 2008
always wanted a decent

always wanted a decent recording of this show, mine is horrible, one tune down, many to go

Joined: Nov 4 2010

i need yesterday's touch of grey if anyone can help!

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Thanks Dead Net

This is a very nice 30 Days .... keep it coming and THANK YOU

Now go feed those hogs before they worry themselves into anemia

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Joined: Mar 3 2008
hints... spring, 78, not


spring, 78, not quiet east coast

listen to the 2.50-3.15 section for a good spot to match shows too

it was at a college


Joined: Jun 22 2007
the music never stopped;

the music never stopped; 8:52; 20.4 mb

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Joined: Sep 29 2008

I was looking in the right year, just could not find the sound. Finally found it 4 days after one of my favorite holidays.

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Joined: Sep 3 2010
first listen and so easy

has to be normal, IL from april 78. the MNS is so crazy, i know it by heart. wish i listened at 12 noon and put in my entry

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Joined: Aug 22 2007
And now it's all right. It's OK.

And you may look the other way.
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man.
Whether you're a head or whether you're a fan
The Music Never Stops!!

...and that's all I'm sayin'

Joined: Mar 29 2010
Donna Jean

This is clearly a '77-'79 version with the rhythm devils playing some mean licks and pre- Brent. More than that, I have no idea.

Anybody tell me when and where yesterday's St. Stephen's was from?

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Joined: Aug 22 2007
to:Donna Jean

Saint Stephen
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT - 10/15/83
7:52 - 18.0 MB (18,915,843 bytes) approx. 18.0 MB

Joined: Nov 1 2010
yesterday was SaintStephen

rubenzack needs alot of help if he's looking for yesterday's touch. I know I played it on guitar & TRIED to sing it good, but he ain't gettin it too easy from anybody I guess. yesterday's tune was Saint Stephen, not TouchofGrey, TMALSS. TMNS is givin' me a hard time today. repeated DL attempts & incompletes on dialup. i LOVE highspeed at McDonald's. a great place to DL the DEAD? anywhere is!wish me luck please, I have no idea how long this tune will stay up...

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Joined: Aug 22 2007

The easiest way to find the previous day's song is to click on the calendar number at the top of this page.

Joined: Nov 1 2010
hi, it's me again

this dialup is cracking me up! yet another incomplete & reattempt.I know I love this tune now.if I could just get this one collection will be complete.& I can hear it too then, whenever I want... cause the stream definitely does not stream on dialup, it sort of hiccups.& that ain't no way to listen to DonnaJean!

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