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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.
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Listen to this craziness:
I download this song, When I right click to get info it says
So many Roads, 1965-1995 year 1999 disc 5 track 10
The SMR boxset lists this song at Soldierfield IL 7 9 95 it lists the song at 9:58
When I search the archive of the concert for this ( 7 9 95 S F ILlinois) it says over 12 minutes.
This version is 7:24 but it says on my computer it is from this CD- obviously this cannot be? WTH is going on, I want to know the date for this song!!! And why am I the only one whos computer gave it a photo and all this stuff!!!!!
Do you think somehting weird is up? Even if my computer is insane why would they list a show as being 9:58 and then archive it at over 12?
This is making my wheels go berserk...
What a long strange day it's been :)
but I suspect your computer is racking its brain trying to match the track to something it already knows about and that's the closest approximation it can make.
I've seen iTunes make some really strange guesses also; I think it uses Gracenote.
I didn't change a cotton picking thing!!! All I did was download it, It automatically attached the photo, NONE of these downloads had a photo, I was storing them all in that plain yellow folder in my music, I titled it myself "30 days of dead" I added Canyoncritters photos to it. Not one of these downloads did this, but it appears that it is not the same version cause the times are not the same. But it is odd, cause it is tleling me it came form this CD- don't know
Well, that was a sad reminder of what we are missing . . .
Never had such a good time . . . in my life before!!!!
Haha, well that particular version has been edited from the original live version. Part of the song from an earlier performance version was spliced into the beginning since Jer messed up the words, and then the second guitar solo was removed. At least that's my recollection from looking at it a couple days ago.
Seriously, thanks for the awesome downloads! This is definitely in keeping with the spirit of the band and their music. And it's much appreciated.
Keep up the great work.
"...statements just seem vain at last."
I have had several of these downloads appear with a photo. Yes this one had the So Many Roads box cover, Truckin had American Beauty cover, New Speedway had Workingman's Dead, Sugaree had the Winterland 73 Box cover, Cream Puff War had the 1st albums cover, and Althea had the Beyond Description box cover. There's no conspiracy it just happens people no big deal.
Loved today because like other's don't think I'd ever heard this song, cool cool.
I think i should have submitted answer before i posted it in forum.. DOH!