Grateful Dead

30 Days Of Dead - November 25th

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: Jun 13 2007
13.4MB 5:52

It's up and running!

Remember, the rest of the songs are all available for download from Canyon Critter's and 3phase's posts, and here:


Joined: Nov 1 2010

13.4 MB, 5:51

Joined: Nov 1 2010

and then I had to go and click "submit" instead of "download track" by mistake. :( hopefully that doesn't count because it was an empty submission and clearly a mistake ....ugh

Joined: Nov 1 2010

I can't believe I got it...............I really hope I'm the first!

Joined: Nov 3 2010

Talk about a quick answer. Got here before my request. Cool.

Joined: Nov 1 2010
30 Days of Dead

Thank you very much. This has been an epic month. I have been a Dead Head since about 1976. Saw three shows. Three of the four in New Mexico. Have listened to the recordings the whole time though and this month has taken me back through the years. Especially loved the So Many Roads, hard to believe it's been fifteen years, miss you Jerry.

Thank you again

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Soundin so sweet...

Mornin all, and a beautiful one at that! I am truly Thankful for the bounty that has been bestowed upon us! Thank you all who have worked so hard to one more time touch my Heart... my Soul.... I am Eternally Grateful. Sittin her in Scranton, first calming snowfall of the year! Just one more reason to Smile... Smile... Smile..... Hey everyone have a safe, happy Holiday. I don't do the guessin game, been around long enough for most of em, just to lazy I guess. I had a hard enough time rememberin the song they just played once the next next song started! I had to write em down after the excitement slightly eased, just for long enough to scratch it down. Never had a bad show, never once complained....


Joined: Jun 5 2007
Happy Thanksgiving

I believe this may be the longest version played. But I'm usually wrong!

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Joined: Sep 3 2010

John Coltrane died for your musical sins...he freed us from the tyranny of popular taste...The Fat Man Rocks Out!!

Joined: Nov 3 2010
A Thousand Thanks

Cds of these downloads got me from north of Albany to Philadelphia to pick up my kid at UPenn and back yesterday. (I added a few others, though, including a really long Lovelight.)

Thanks again! You guys are Grate!

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Joined: Oct 3 2008
my brother esau

Wonderful sound on this one, always thought this tune had a real Kingfish feel to it, you can almost hear Matt Kelly's harp floating thru there, thanx Deadnet for the downloads, you got the site running well today.
Thanx CC for yesterday's download and thanx kusavi for the links to yesterdays download too. We should all be thankful to you for keeping the tunes available for the unfortunate who, like me, couldn't get it to work.

Joined: Nov 16 2009
Thanks for the

Thanks for the great tunes! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
It's brother to brother and it's man to man

Awesome! I love me some Brother Esau. This selection sounds post-coma, perhaps '87?? From Bobby's lyrical reference to LA and singing "this whole field will understand", I'm guessing Ventura Co. Fairgrounds, 6/12/87. Another wild guess. This Dead trivia is so much fun!

Happy Thanksgiving, Dead community!!! We have much to be thankful for in the Dead world, don't we?


Joined: Nov 4 2010
Super November!

All this and a fabulous Furthur concert - MSG 11/20/10!

Joined: Jun 25 2007
Esau Only on Cassette

It seems it was later released on other albums but I do remember the little sticker on the plastic wrap saying this song was only available on the cassette tape. I went through two cassettes and wore out the auto-reverse cassette deck. The third one was stolen out of the car along with the new cassette deck so that's the year I bought a CD player and gave up on cassettes. Sure enough, Esau wasn't on the CD.


30 Days of Dead - Song Links

Unofficial Songlist and Winners Text File

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Joined: Feb 19 2010
Seattle 1983

I dig this tune saw them do it in Seattle in '83 , good luck to all and Happy Thanksgiving , I'm going to watch some football .

Joined: Jun 6 2007
Seattle 83

my favorite Esau!

and the Jack Straw opener is off-the-hook, Phil kills!

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Joined: Oct 20 2008
I'm thinking this is 1984

The keys are unmistakable and I'm really leaning towards 1984.

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
I got it!

after searching an hour on deadlists - thought it was post-coma myself, so started in 87 and worked my way backwards...heard lots of good recordings, and finally found a perfect match!

As it turns out, I saw the two shows that followed this one, which was too far a drive from Rochester for us...


Joined: Jun 6 2007
keep leaning Canyon...

you're not wrong in your leanings ;)

Joined: Apr 29 2009
Happy Thanksgiving all!

13.4 MB as well. Got 30 people come 'n over soon. Now I have some gravy making music!

Joined: Aug 9 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Brothers and Sisters. Thanks Deadnet for the tunes. And thanks to Jerry, Bobby, Phil, Mickey, Pigpen and everyone else for all the good times past, and those yet to be. Blessed be for blest we are.

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Joined: Jan 11 2009
Perfect Tune for today

Happy Thanksgiving.


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Joined: Oct 20 2008
Ok Got it

Your hints helped, thanks...maybe I'll win this weekly thing on the last week ;-P


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Joined: Sep 26 2009

So, I am grateful, and thankful for this download! AMAZING!!!!

What a great pick!

I could care less if I got it right, or wrong! Just glad to have the download!

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Joined: Feb 9 2010
very good...

But my ears say the best Esau ever is still Frost '85.

Thanx and happy giving day.

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

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Joined: Jan 6 2009

Kindred - I, for one, am thankful and grateful for these downloads. Thank you Dead Net! We are all fortunate to be among the "haves" of this world - we must be since we have computers and access to the net - but let's not forget the "have-nots" we share this big blue ball with. It has been my experience that the extended Dead family is a very caring and giving bunch. Let us all carry it “furthur” – the music has never stopped and the love never will. Peace to all!

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Joined: Oct 27 2009
Happy Thanksgiving

I just want to thank everyone at Dead Net for everything that they do. These d/ls have been very welcomed, and appreciated.

May one and all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Joined: Nov 1 2010

Nice version, thanx DeadNet! Great Bobby tune... I was bummed when I "upgraded" to CD for In The Dark and found My Brother missing! A cassette bonus track? What was up with that? Well, this is a great version :-)

Keep rockin', all! Peace, love, music and THANKS!!!

Joined: Jun 8 2007
Come on man iam the floor

Come on man iam the floor with that turkey CC.

30 Days Of Dead - November 25th