Grateful Dead


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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jimbo021761's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010


Joined: Nov 1 2010
58.2.... it's a bigun!

58.2.... it's a bigun!

cbs73's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010

00:00 (0:07)
00:07 Help On The Way > (3:49)
03:56 Slipknot! > (8:12)
12:08 Franklin's Tower (13:12)
25:20 (0:07)

Len's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007

58.2mb; 25:27 mins

Joined: Jun 5 2007
Help → Slipknot! → Franklin's Specifications

59,657KB, 25:27 duration.

Best to all,

kutsavi's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Here it is...

H>S>F! I got 58.2 MB - haven't tested it yet.

All downloads are available at

cbs73's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
Help > Slip >Franklin's

Page live @ 10:51 CT
58.2 MB ~ 59,657 KB ~ 61,087,929 bytes
25m 27s

zebweber's picture
Joined: Jun 6 2007
too new - no clue...

oh well, better luck tomorrow :)

Len's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
I have no idea...

as I don't much listen to this period, but Jerry's playing is lovely

jjs tank tuba's picture
Joined: Aug 16 2008
What year did Phil start

What year did Phil start playing a 6 string bass?

cbs73's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
Seems Brent is not present.

Seems Brent is not present. Sept '90 and later.

Canyon Critter's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2008
Paradise waits, on the crest of a wave, her angels in flames

.*......................*...... *.......*
...*......... Love is Real! .......... *

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. 12.5 MB

15. Lost Sailor/Saint of Circumstance Download

Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance
Radio City Music Hall, NY, NY - 10/25/80
13:15 31,066 KB approx. 30.3 MB

16. New Potato Caboose Download

New Potato Caboose
O'Keefe Toronto, ON, Canada - 8/4/67
6:49 16,011 KB approx 15.6 MB

17. Cold Rain and Snow Download

Cold Rain and Snow
Legion Stadium, El Monte, CA - 12/28/70
6:41 15,668 KB approx 15.2 MB

18. So Many Roads Download

So Many Roads
Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY- 3/28/93
7:24 17,561 KB approx. 17.1 MB

19. Sugar Magnolia Download

Sugar Magnolia
Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY - 2/24/71
5:48 13,784 KB approx. 13.4 MB

20. Alligator Download

O'Keefe, Toronto, ON, Canada - 8/5/67
11:12 26,290 KB approx. 25.6 MB

21. Cassidy/Don't Ease Me In Download

Cassidy>Don't Ease Me In
Silva Hall, Hult Center, Eugene, OR - 8/31/83
9:50 23,083 KB approx. 22.5 MB

22. Tennesee Jed/Let it Grow Download

Tennessee Jed>Let It Grow
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC 10/23/89
21:47 51,060 KB approx. 49.8 MB

23. Dupree's Diamond Blues Download

Dupree's Diamond Blues
Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA- 1/25/69
4:07 9,672 KB approx. 9.44 MB

24. Help/Slip/Frank Download

Help On The Way>Slipknot!>Franklin's Tower
???? Venue/Date
10:51 59,657 KB approx. 58.2 MB
Album Artwork:

album art3

Album Art

Album Art2

Hope these easy click links help the confusion.

If you can't find your files...find your default download folder....look under search and use *songname* to search for it. For instance in windows look under the start button>start search and enter *newpotatocaboose*

Also, make sure to clear your browsers cache before reloading a file.

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.

Twirly Banner

Joined: May 18 2009
Phil's six string...

...late 70's I think, by '82 for sure. I believe his first was a Modulus Graphite.

chastason's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
6 String

Here's a shot of Phil playing a 6-string 1985

Joined: Jul 20 2007

Seems my download--which clocks in at 25:27 is somewhat different than the streamer. . On my download Franklin's begins at 15:59 and cuts off before the finish, yet the beginning is the same as the streaming version. Insanity is indeed, king

Joined: Nov 1 2010
mine cuts out!!

I only get the first 8 and a half minutes and then cuts out! Hey CC I'm gonna try the download from your posting!

Joined: Nov 10 2010
The keys...

...are the key, no? Easiest thing to match up besides the time.

Canyon Critter's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2008
Remeber to Clear your Cache

In your browsers and delete the old file that was incomplete when downloading...all the times and sizes are listed.

And also Chastason's Phil pic.


Twirly Banner

Joined: Nov 3 2010
No Hornsby - 91

5-05-91 bit too much sustain pedal by Vince in the opening

unkle sam's picture
Joined: Oct 3 2008
negativity alert

one hour and thirty mins to get to this point, crashes, maintenance page, freezes, you would think, after 23 days, they could fix this site. Even if I did have the correct answer, couldn't get in to post it, what a joke. This reminds me of the bad days of gate crashers and crazied druggies, kinda goes together with the dates of these tunes.

chastason's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
6 Strings, pt 2

I think I figured out where this one is from, but in the midst of searching, I was reminded about some fine versions of H>S>F that I haven't heard in a long time. Versions like 9/10/91 (with Branford) for instance. Anybody else stumble across any good later-era ones that they'd recommend?

Joined: Nov 1 2010
gotta keep tryin'

To HSF & mine cuts out!!

I've tried 3 different times so far and gotten 3 different lengths. So far the biggest was the 1st @ 44 meg. I'm playing it now and it's s-w-e-e-t.

Just keep at it. That's what I'm doing.

FoggyTerrapin's picture
Joined: Sep 26 2009
My kinda Dead

I realize many people may not enjoy the '90s as far as the Dead is concerned, but this is right up my alley! This particular H>S>F, has some GREAT jams, Jerry actually sounds really good, even for this late. Slipknot starts to wander...and just when you think are lost...FRANKLIN'S TOWER!

I am really excited to see some stuff from the 90s on this promotion, and had zero issues with the download!

Keep Truckin'!

Joined: Nov 5 2010
negativity alert

take the free downloads and be grateful. you gotta win something too to be happy? run your own site and please hundreds of people dailey with free tunes then maybe well come bitch on your site about it

deadheadned's picture
Joined: Feb 15 2009
keep the negativity to yourself

unkle sam, you need to get over yourself. (see Louis CK's rant about people not appreciating the miracles of tech.). remember, this is all FREE STUFF! just have a little patience. hey, you could even wait till later in the day, and then you could log on and download with NO PROBLEMS!

you're really missing out on the love if you can equate a few minutes of mild frustration on this website (which techs are working miracles just to make this happen) with the darkness that came down in the later days of our Dead family trip. take a long look at yourself, and try to work on your greed and selfishness!

And while i'm at it, HUGE THANKS to CC and all the others of you helping us all out through this wonderful pre-Christmas present we're getting

"Enjoy every sandwich." - Warren Zevon.

Joined: Nov 1 2010

Took 5 times, I had to shut down my whole system. Well worth the wait!! If this was my biggest problem today I'm gonna be just fine... Thanks for the advice and the posting CC!

Just gonna kick back and enjoy!

Very Grateful

jackstrawjbc's picture
Joined: Feb 19 2010
I agree with phishie , we

I agree with phishie , we win each day with a free unreleased song , how awesome is that ?

lonndoggie's picture
Joined: Nov 3 2010
CC's timing... wrong--the file size is right, but the duration of the track is 25:27, not 10:51 (look at the other track size/time ratios, 10:51 is mighty short for a file of this size).

Took several tries to get it, but hey, that's part of the fun! I may be downloading from hell in a bucket, but at least I'm enjoying the ride... :-)

Joined: May 18 2009
Phil's six string, and a typo on CCs link list...

...can't find a firm date for when Phil started playing the Modulus Graphite six string at shows but in an interview I just read he says he first saw an ad for the Modulus in '81 and immediately called them. I'm guessing his was not a stock model though LOL, but early '80s is a good bet.

Canyon Critter: there appears to be a typo on your timing for the Help>Slip>Franklins on your helpful links posting - you have 10:51, I think that's a little short ;).

Thanks for the posts, and you freaks all have a happy Thanksgiving holiday. Hope the weather isn't too crappy wherever you are!

Joined: Apr 17 2008
works as it should 1 time Ty

Blessings to Deadnet.
And all who keep this world turning.
Have a happy Day tomorrow all.
Though we should be Thankful/GRATEFUL everyday.
Do For Other's You Will Feel Better.

Joined: Jun 28 2007
thanks've kept me smilin' for 24 straight days...anyone who complains about FREE, UNRELEASED Dead music is either not a fan or just doesn't get it!

Joined: Feb 23 2008
Thanks again

A little trouble logging on to the site today, but once I got in, I
got the download on the first try. 58.2 mb, at 25:27. Really
sweet sounding. Thank you to, and all you positive
folks out there. Remember, patience is a virtue. Peace.

Rotten_Robbie's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
I'm goin' with 1984...

Not my favorite era of the Dead, but it sure was my Uncles. He turned me on to allot of work from around this time. I'm goin' with 1984. We will see where and when later.

Joined: Nov 6 2010

Oh yeah, finally after like 5tries I got it, So happy, Yippee
Hope evryone is Jamming today, have a Great Thanksgiving all :)