Grateful Dead

30 Days Of Dead - November 15th

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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jjs tank tuba's picture
Joined: Aug 16 2008
Tough one today....

When you rarely listen to the Dead past 1974 it makes a song like this extremely difficult to figure out.

Joined: Nov 9 2010
Tracks to Album, Canyon?

Hey Canyon, Thanks so much for the track layout and the album covers. I wanted to ask how you were breaking your tracks down to album? Thanks so much! November is my birthday, and this is the BEST present I could ask for.

dstache's picture
Joined: Sep 10 2007
saving downloads

I always download to my "music" folder. Then you click on the track and it automatically opens in WMP, unless you changed your default setting.

Joined: Nov 3 2010
Thanks Canyon!

The artwork is freakin' awesome, man! (Love those little dancing bears and terrapins...) Wait a minute... are those dancing "Wake of the Flood" RAVENS, too? Ha ha. Love it! :-)

Joined: May 18 2009
The Facebook hints get posted on the GD fan page...

...they usually go up around 9 PM or so Eastern Time. Unless they don't, like last Friday LOL.

I've been copying them into a comment on the current day's thread here, and nobody's bitched about it yet (not that it matters) so I'll probably keep doing it. Unless I don't. LOL again.

Joined: Nov 2 2010
Download URL

As I understand the structure of the links to download the mp3 files, the URL which will get you the file is:"xxxxxxx".mp3

as one single string of characters, where "xxxxxxx" (without "quotation marks") is the title of the song.
Now some titles might be harder to guess than others but "truckin" was easy!
You should not have any spaces in the URL - like after the "php?" or in the titles either...

Joined: Oct 22 2010
Yay , I actually..

.. have a chance at today's selection ! I'm not a facebooker , though , and I'll take any help I can get . Where do we view theses 'hints' ? Thanks again for a fun contest where we all get a little kindof prize !!

Canyon Critter's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2008
New Artwork

Here's for the 3rd album set....Hope you guys like it, I'm actually having fun making these, just turned it back the darkstar again ;-)

And the other two...

Album Artwork:
Album Art

Album Art2


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MrBling420's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
Download and save????

Why is it when I download the free mp3's to my windows media player it won't let me save it as to play at a later date?

Anyone there a way a guy can download and save these 30 days of the dead and play at a later date?



Joined: Nov 1 2010
Shut your eyes and listen,

Shut your eyes and listen, to the colors in your mind.

3Phase's picture
Joined: Jun 25 2007
30 Days Of Dead

I correctly guessed yesterday's song so I've got one out of fifteen.

Yay! Not great but better than zero. :D

30 Days of Dead - Song Links

Unofficial Songlist, Dates, Venues, Daily and Weekly Winners


Joined: Jun 22 2007
He's Gone B?!?!?!?

Hey Y'all,

Everyone's sayin' that HG-B isn't available, but it's right there on Roots of the Dead... Only trouble is, yeah, gee whiz, it'll play but if you're usin' a Mac, ya can't "right click" on anything to actually hook up with it for like, keeps... And otherwise (Not havin' access to Mr. Gates' technology)... ...Seems like "it ain't available!" Why are we bein' gamed and all? The downloads on 30 days load into I Tunes perfectly, what's the prob with HG-B??? Oh, yeah, maybe I'll have to hook up a cheap-ass cassette player to my headphone port... ...That's really gonna sound great when I "spread the joy" amongst my friends. This little stream has at least one other post about this, and I guess, we're just wonderin' "What gives???" Help (Is it really on the way??? I need it, I play banjo...)!!! Sorry for the flames, but I'm just a-sayin'...

Best Wishes to All for a Deadly Holiday Season,


darkstarporter's picture
Joined: Jan 25 2009
Not 11/2/79

Oooooooh, raise the main sail.
"Better get it in there"
Oooooooh, lash the mast.
Bob's occasional improv "Better get it in there" not present in 11/2/79. Sometimes he'll say "Better get it in there boy" too.

Joined: Jan 1 2009
blue visions

the eyes are blind

Joined: May 18 2009
Oooo contests within contests...

...awesome. That three night run at Winterland in March '77 looks pretty kewl.

(waiting for the Drumzzzzzzzzzzzz)

Canyon Critter's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2008
New Artwork Coming Soon.

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
Horton Field House, Illinois State University, Normal, IL - 4/24/78
8:52 20,965 KB approx. 20.4 MB

13. Truckin' Download

Winterland, San Francisco - 5/30/71
8:27 20,020 KB approx. 19.5 MB

14. New Minglewood Blues Download

New Minglewood Blues
Legion Stadium, El Monte, CA - 12/26/70
5:27 12,800 KB approx. 12.4 MB

15. Lost Sailor/Saint of Circumstance Download

Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance
????? Venue/Date
13:15 31,066 KB approx. 30.3 MB

Album Artwork:
Album Art

Album Art2

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.

Also if you saved previous downloads and can't find them make sure you go to your computer search (start button>start search) and put *estimatedprophet* or *truckin* etc. and you will find out what folder you put them in....this is your default area you save downloads which can be changed if you click save and specify a folder.

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Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
Is it time for another China > Rider?

If there is such a possibility, those jazzy China's from '73-74 are unbeatable.
Congratulations to JackStraw, from Colorado, on his selection. I shoot from the hip on many of my guesses, occasionally hitting the target if I take enough time to think and pick.

Alain's picture
Joined: Jun 8 2007
To adswink
Joined: Nov 1 2010
The answer my friends is...

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

Joined: Oct 22 2010

I appreciate it !! And I'm gonna try to find it , too..

Good Luck !

Joined: May 18 2009
Happy to help, but the clue isn't much, really

Just gives you an idea of the song title the next day, so you can get a head start on listening to the dozens/hundreds of versions. The discussion thread is usually pretty amusing though.

Don't need a Facebook account, either --

Joined: Dec 31 2008
Lost like a sailor

I am lost in a sea of Lost Sailor/Saints from the 79-80 era -- an era I enjoy but don't listen to enough. My guess, without reading any clues, is Fall '79 but this one will evade me.

Joined: Nov 1 2010

Hmmm. Nothing yet from 1974.

Joined: Nov 3 2010
too weiry

hey i am not complaining about free grateful dead music
but the last 4 tunes and the majority of the last 2 weeks have been
bobby songs
can we get some pig, phil, and especially some more jerry?

Joined: Nov 1 2010
More Jerry

Yeah, agree with pemba, what else can I say, Jerry is the spirit of the Dead, I'm sure we all agree on that!

Joined: Nov 5 2010
Where is the full list of

Where is the full list of songs that you can download?

Joined: Nov 12 2010
A gift from the Dead. Very nice tunes- just started downloads

on the 12th. TO the guy downloading to Window Media, Next time save it to a folder on your C: drive. The other files are thEre, you need to search the c: for them . probably in C:\Windows\temp. If you don't know how to search your computer, I can't help you. Google how to search the hard drive of whatever OS you have

jqdorman's picture
Joined: Nov 15 2010
Gd music

I'm lookin' to trade alot of 70's stuff for 80's and 90's. Please and Thanks

Deadcab's picture
Joined: Jun 28 2009
Lovin' It

It makes me smile, hair stand up on the back of my neck, to goose bumps listening to these downloads

Taking me back to when I heard them

Awesome keep em comin'

turtlemusicfan's picture
Joined: Feb 9 2010
@ Mr Bling, it's always 420

@ Mr Bling, it's always 420 somewhere :))
Hey, I made this mistake on day 1, when you start are you seeing a window asking to "run" or "Save"? Hit Save, and as some one else said, search your 'putah if you can't find it - START should offer a search field.

May there be light where there was once none!
May there be music where there was once silence!!
Sandman Out!!!

turtlemusicfan's picture
Joined: Feb 9 2010
@ D stahce - they are only

@ D stahce - they are only giving away "there" music.

May there be light where there was once none!
May there be music where there was once silence!!
Sandman Out!!!

Joined: Oct 24 2008
Facebook Clue for Tomorrow

Beat you again Helena ;)
Clue: This is the first Phil Lesh-penned tune to appear on a Grateful Dead record.

Scoeasy2loveU's picture
Joined: Nov 3 2010
Full List.... ARTWORK?!

full list link:

Anyone know about artwork for this? I've got a jpeg for the "30 days of dead" but heard someone was putting together artwork for individual CD's (compiled from the downloads)... haven't seen anything else posted

Joined: Oct 24 2008

CanyonCritter has posted a couple. See this post:

woodyinthebasement's picture
Joined: Jun 6 2007
Thank you!!!!

This is one of my favorite songs!!!!! And nice to come home from work to on a touch of gray monday in Oregon...
Great 80's show with Brent....


Joined: Nov 15 2010
song before truckin'

I was wondering if anyone had the song before Truckin' (2 days ago?).

Greatfully yours,


Joined: Nov 6 2010
He's Gone (B)

I missed He's Gone, "B", is there anyway to get it still

highvibe's picture
Joined: Jul 26 2007
Lovin' It!

Doubt I was the first to guess the show tonight, but pretty sure I was on the mark! Being from NY and all..... (^_^)

This is so much fun! If any of you decision makers are actually reading this posts, I have a cool twist I would like to recommend to all of this. How about posting some "treasure hunt" stats??? It would be really cool and would probably engage even more participants to know how many folks are guessing each night, how many may have actually got their guess correct, see tallies for the week, the overall 30 days, etc.... I know it would make the game more fun and engaging for me.

Thanks for bringing out the geeky dead head in me again. (^_^)

Bro "A"

Joined: Jun 4 2007
ah.... of my very favorites, too. I only saw one (in '85), and never again until this August in Eugene! Lovely.

I'm lovin' the Bob ~ they'll get back to Jerry. Six of the first nine tunes were Jerry. Still half a month to go.....

To the person who posted the 7 Walkers, thanks ~ just got word mine's in the mail today (along with Pow Wow)! A rather nice Monday in Deadland, I must say.

Joined: Oct 1 2010

We are half way thru & we will have a 30 (32 with B's so far) track unreleased set! I could see this every month! :)

The mystery venue contest is lots of fun too! Getting to find some new shows too when playing ♫ detective!

Thanks Everyone! ☮☮☮

Joined: Jun 4 2007

Classic '80's vocal maneuver from Bob.

Joined: Nov 17 2007

I always enjoyed this duo early in the second set. The band gets the place jumpin' crazy and Jerry comes along to smooth us further into the groove with a Stella Blue, High Time, China Doll, etc. Wow. Yes indeed, more Jerry, especially the long slow ones!! Maybe that 12 Days of Jerry idea will get some momentum??? Be well everybody.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
and remember, Gus....

ChinaCat -> Rider & Sailor -> Saint are two songs that's 19 already....!

Joined: May 18 2009
They should add a special Wild Ass Guess category...

...based on the Facebook clue for the next day LMAO.

(and c'mon already: Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace)

Joined: Jun 4 2007
I'm SOOOO....

psyched for tomorrow's tune!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any toothless crones care to dance?

Joined: Oct 1 2010
Stand corrected!

ChinaCat -> Rider & Sailor -> Saint are two songs that's 19 it just keeps getting better!

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Here's to hoping...

...that all the Radio City and Warfield tunes featured so far on 30 Days of Dead are portentous of a release or set of releases! Congrats Cosmic Wolf on the weekly prize!!

unkle sam's picture
Joined: Oct 3 2008
2-16 track

no wonder it sounds so good, now that would be a box set, the radio city music hall box set, or the warfield box set, I'd take em both.

L. Mo.'s picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007

I was at this show. you'd think I'd remember this version after 30 years, or so. :-)

jjs tank tuba's picture
Joined: Aug 16 2008
Blind squirrel theory....

I actually got the song right yesterday. I'll pat myself on the back for that one.

30 Days Of Dead - November 15th