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Jerry Garcia at The Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, 1976

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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.

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Great idea for a subscription, but. . .

. . . please continue to offer Road Trips individually, also. I will not be pre-ordering four shows sight unseen. I might already have them, for one thing. Also, that's a lot of money up front. However, if this promotion is any indication, the "Bust" run will be released from 1970, and I ABSOLUTELY want that, bonus disc or not. Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I fear that a "subscription" will become exclusive, or that only a certain number will be pressed and then you're out of luck.

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And the last free download will be...

... Barbed Wire Whipping Party!!!!!!!

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Simonrob

I had no idea that they didn't sell downloads outside the USA (maybe for copyright laws) even so I don't think they should charge monstrous shipping for people outside the states, it seems like a rude thing to do to paying customers! Maybe Mayre will be able to get them to fix this issue? I mean it you were quoted $180 plus the cost of discs would you buy them? (maybe if they were AWESOME) But we areen't even told what years or dates, how can anyone in Good faith make a call like this- maybe at $100 but not at $280

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no reason to believe....

....that Road Trips releases won't still be available separately. It's just that subscriptions will now be available. I buy most of the RTs, and don't care whether it's a comp or a complete ~ so for someone like me, it might be appropo, and fun to know you're already covered and just wait to see what you're getting next. I don't think the literary analogy is that far off ~ we know we're getting a few discs' worth of Grateful Dead music.

That said, I personally face my inner glutton with each release, so I don't know that I'd be up for admitting in advance that I'll buy the next four. (In fact, I didn't buy the previous '80 RT and the Shoreline '93 will collect more dust than play....but I've bought all but two RTs).
Also, I really don't think the benefits of subscribing are terribly seductive ~ a bonus disc and free shipping is something, but most subscriptions usually discount the product, as well. Plus, I went for the free shipping on the 5-15-70/Workingman's tee bundle and got charged shipping anyway.

So you can glean that I'm unsure on the subscription thing. I actually do think it's a cool idea in theory. And it could be lucrative for the pre-subscriber if the amount was based on three-disc sets and then one of the four turned out to be a special 4-discer like 5/15/70 or something that the individual buyer would have to fork out more for.

Like others, I'm awaiting a little more info. As I posted on y'day's thread, the 30 songs single disc is impossible ~ even stretched onto two would be pushing it for this band. So I'll let the calamity get sorted further before additional comment.

ADDITIONALLY ~ I'm seriously comtemplating no future purchases until an '84 or '85 is released. Enough is enough. One '85 (Dick's 21) in however b'jillion Dick's, roadtrips, and vault releases? If there's a Dead-family ban on releasing those years, please just come out and say it! But a whole lot of us came on board at that time, so they were obviously doing something worthwhile.

Love today's Uncle John's, by the way. Very happy for all the '70 in the 30 days.

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Oops sorry

It was the book that cost £2.75 to ship. The CD was £1.24. Which is $2. 100 times cheaper than shipping for a Road Trips subscription :?

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LMAO shipping costs etc.

Hey aloxomoxola, did your Amazon order actually come from the States, or did it ship from a more local distribution center? Also (if you don't mind my asking) what was the duration between placing the order and delivery?

Cool download today, btw. Not a lot of commenting of today's song on today's song's comment thread LOL.

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Another thing...

when I tried to buy the lightning long sleeve t shirt a few months ago they told me I had to spend more money if I wanted to buy anything, because there's a minimum spend for overseas people. How dumb is that marketing? I'm the one paying for the shipping anyway so what does it matter how many t shirts I buy? Just the one is expensive enough to make a good profit, surely? So they didn't get my money at all, because I wasn't going to buy two ts and I bought an awesome vintage Dead t off Ebay instead, and I love it. Looks 80s, it's got the SF and NYC skeletons sitting on bridges with the two cities merging and stars overhead, on both sides. I love the band but it does look like the current marketing team are somewhat lacking at least in their treatment of us 'second-class foreigners'. :D

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Helena

It was standard shipping, yes from California, which I think is stated as taking 2 or 3 weeks but every time I've bought from USA its usually taken a week, very rarely have I had to wait 2, and I've certainly never had to wait more than 2. Amazon Marketplace sellers are generally excellent, I personally always go for one that gets 97% or more feedback rating.

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I'm sure some wise marketing

I'm sure some wise marketing person said to announce the 'scrip deal on the same day as the download of one of the most-requested and well-loved songs.

Too bad it has led to more questions than answers. Of course, answers seem to be few and far between on this site. It feels more like a pre-announcement than anything.

rrot has some good points about content availability.

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I've always had good results with Amazon Marketplace folks...

...and about anything I order has what appears to be a standard $2.98 S/H charge per item. Love to get used books from 'em, even if they say the condition is "good" they always seem to be "like new".

Enjoy your new goodies, Europe '72 was my second Dead album. Sounds like your Tshirt has the "Dead Set" album art, or some variation. Tres' cool, your friends will all be jealous ;)

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Whoa-oh, what I want to know is, where did the sound go?

...left channel until 2:25? That helped. (not to mention the ending)

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Thanks

Yep it's similar to Dead Set, just checked, except the two bridges are meeting and the two skeletons are chilling back to back, and it has the 'we ate the acid' font. So '81 I guess... cool I hope it's seen some shows and some mischief in its time... lucky t-shirt.

Europe '72 will be my 11th album! American Beauty was my first. Faves are Grateful Dead, Mars Hotel and Birth of the Dead. No-one my age over here seems to have ever heard the Dead, though a few have heard OF them... they are getting educated ;)

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shipping whoos

two miracles into this month i ordered up me some dead. it took two weeks standard mail to new zealand. bloody awesome mate. the filler was from my first show. gave me chicken skin to hear it again..
today i though i would get me some more. all these request
for s>f (including my own) had me searching for one on a released disc.
with not much luck i put on my second cd if dick's #13. and the secret
filler....yessss smoking s>f... love this band
luckiest fans in the uniVERSE..
....
thanks dead net..

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the more I know the less I get

I might be out of the loop here but is GD/Rhino/whomever making any music available for download? What if I wanted some of the music available on past RT releases, but didn't want to actually own all and/or an actual cd? I mean it is cool to have a cd, and with neat pictures, liner notes and all it makes for a great thing to have. But, the world is going so digital, people have downloaded the 'new' Beatles releases over 2 million times, no discs to worry about. Phish has been making their music available for download for years, lower cost, most if not all shows to choose from, you get to pick the stuff you want to 'own' and there is no shipping cost.

Here is the best part of downloading as opposed to owning a RT disc, aside from the collecting dust thing, we as a people would not be melting more plastic, killing more trees and creating more waste that will add to the already huge piles of trash this planet is suffocating under. Let's go green 'heads and demand downloads instead of/in addition to actual cds. And, they can make more music available rather than 3 or 4 RTs per year.

next time The Bus comes by and we get on...
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds

Sandman Out!!! :-)))

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Just beautiful...

With one day day to go, how mind-blowing would it be to get Jerry's "Mountains of the Moon" to end the show????

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The final days are the hardest days... where does the time go

v/RVp7lKqkk1M

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thanks for the video!

that's a sweet UJB, all the more amazing because they had no audience to feed off of - all the performances captured for the "So Far" video were well-played - it sure would be nice if it got released on DVD :)

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The Final Clue from Facebook

The final clue for 30 DAYS OF DEAD: This song began its life in Grateful Dead's repertoire in 1970, and was a consistent part of the rotation for the next 25 years.

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Well, so much for the crispy Scarlet/Fire.

"Truckin'".

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Set out runnin ....

....but I take my time--maybe tomorrow

As for today they stumped me. I cannot locate this version. One guitar, a coupla sticks, 3 voices, so sweet--This has really been fun.

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last song

20 minutes of Lovelight!

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Lovin' the 30 days of the Dead

How about Friend of the Devil to cap it off!!

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Throw us a bone

"If you are gonna throw dope up here, throw it so we can see where it goes."
Thanks Dead.net for throwing us such dope recordings.

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well, assuming....

...that the last song won't be a repeat of Truckin' or Sugar Mag, I'm hoping it's Candyman.

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Brokedown Palace

...is my guess. Fitting end.

After missing out on the FW '69 box, I refuse to miss out on any more releases, including those with bonus discs. Subscription ordered.

My requests....
RT V4 #2 - 7/2-3/88 Oxford complete (with bonus disc if needed) or 7/29/88 Laguna Seca
RT V4 #3 - 7/1/84 Pine Knob or 7/13/84 Greek
RT V4 #4 - Red Rocks '87 or Alpine '87 (with bonus disc if needed)
RT V5 #1 - 12/12-14/90 McNichols or 12/9/90 Compton Terrace

Of course I'll welcome whats offered.

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Yeah well I "assumed" no rerun of LIG lol.

Ya got me. "Consistent" eh? Could be a lot of things, I'll hope for Dire Wolf...or Casey...or Box of Rain...or Brokedown Palace...

but I'd *love* Attics.

Whatever. Thanks for the tunes, dead.netsters (and you wacky Rhino marketing folks too)

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Re: The Final Clue from Facebook

So... Ripple or Box of Rain.

That's what I can come up with, since "Casey Jones" was played, but not that often after the mid 70's and we already have "Truckin"... am I wrong here, can anyone else help me out on this? I'm good with either (love them both!), was really hopin' for the "Scarlet>Fire" like from the First Oakland show in 95... But... Ohwell. Still very grateful for all the gifts of November!

BTW, there are some seriously lost people on the facebook, I read the comments... man! Just a bunch of noise. Eh, whatever...

"Cheers!!!"

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THANK YOU!

FOR A REAL GOOD TIME!

This has been a real treat! Thanks for keeping the the Grateful Dead alive!
Thanks to all the Heads who made some great commentary & let me a few others get caught up (1st 7 days for me) Sad to see the end so near. Just like the end of a tour! ☮
looking forward to new projects & contests! Will be doing some Christmas shopping from the store.

See you tomorrow for the closer. ♫

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ah, Brokedown.

Yes, forgot about Brokedown, and that would be wonderful.

Neither Ripple nor Box of Rain was played straight through ~ there was a 13-year gap without a Box, and several long gaps for Ripple, which wasn't played again (unless I just never heard about it) after the surprise encore in '88.

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sorry, some of us are slow....

just got the joke on Truckin' ; )

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2011 RT's

I would agree with SPACEBROTHER that the Denver shows from '90 are worthy of release as are the '87 Red Rocks. Either the '72 or '73 shows from the Fox in St. Louis would work as well. And a complete (or even composite) show from '67 would be nice to hear--I think that is one year that has never had a live show release.

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subtle hint for deadbass36

the highlight of the show was a killer Spanish Jam with at least one member of a prominent British blues band of the time - after a few personnel changes, the band became hugely successful in 1975...

that's all I'm gonna say :)

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Hmmmmm......

Around & Around? Brokedown Palace? Candyman? El Paso? Friend Of The Devil? GDTRFB? Truckin?
How bout GDTFB > Around & Around E: Brokedown?
It's out there somewhere!
Been a sweet month playin with all you freaks!

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Lack of mid-80's releases

I think one reason there have not been many 80's releases is that there are a plethora of very high quality soundboards pretty widely available. Not HDCD mind you, but pretty tasty stuff nonetheless.

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Last Facebook Clue

The final clue for the last installment of 30 DAYS OF DEAD:

This song began its life in Grateful Dead's repertoire in 1970, and was a consistent part of the rotation for the next 25 years.

The clue DOES NOT specify a song penned by the GD. It could be Not Fade Away. Started in the GD repertoire in 1970 and was a consistent part of the rotation for the next 25 years.

How about a NFA>GDTRFB>NFA to finish the 30 days?

Best Wishes and Good Luck Tomorrow and Always!!
Jimmy the Cop

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Yeah, but Not Fade Away...

...may be copyright protected, and hard to give away for free. Tough calculating the royalties.

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Plus they played it in '68

Plus they played it in '68

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Thanks-It won't be Not Fade Away

Thanks for the correction.

It WILL NOT be Not Fade Away!!

Best Wishes,
Jimmy the Cop

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Thanks Zebweber

You're a good person--I totally missed that one. The song doesnt show up in the Setlist Program (setlists.net) for that show. Their error. Ive always loved this version too. Thanks for the clues, You didn't mention anything about the guys from Macon either. Guess you didn't want to just give it away.

AND my final guess for this final song is Brokedown--It just seems appopos to the event, even if it took a little break in 75-76. But then most songs took those years off.

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LOL yeah, pretty much all the songs took '75 off

So that two year break is really just '76, sort of, although no Brokedowns in '78 either.

GDTRFB or Dire Wolf, I'll stick with those guesses.

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Looks Like GDTRFB is a possibilty

I can't find GDTRFB performed before 1970 on the archive but I do show it performed every year from 1970 to 1995. Some years more than others.

Dire Wolf was performed many times in the second half of 1969 (per the archive recordings).

Candyman is possible although it was played only a few times in 72-73 and not 1975, the off year.

Unless they repeat Sugar Magnolia, it looks like GDTRFB or possibly Candyman. Maybe a GDTRFB sandwiched between NFA with a little Lovelight remains a possibilty.

I'll miss the night owls!! Truly a pleasure exhanging thoughts and ideas.

Best Wishes-Jimmy the Cop

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RT subscription

Since they aren't giving us a forum for the Road Trips subscription plan I'm putting my 2 cents here. And it is - I just don't get it:

1. No savings cost from buying individually (based on current RT prices)

2. No clue to what dates will be picked, so you're stuck with whatever is chosen (not everybody likes or wants every year)

3. So the only incentive is an "exclusive" bonus disc, but according to the info on this site the music will be "drawn from one of the next two Road Trips releases." So it's not really a bonus, it's a preview since anyone will be able to purchase those future RTs and have the same music that was billed as exclusive for only the subscription buyers.

And still no offer of download options. When is DeadRhino going to stop producing plastics and killing trees for the pretty boxes and overpriced memorabilia when some of us only want the tunes and would prefer to help the planet.

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I second gratefuldaddy

On his point about tenuousness about purchasing without some details about the concerts chosen for the subscription. I also would like some assurance that the bonus disc will in fact be 'new' music, not a compilation from the RT 2011 subscription. PLEASE PROVIDE MORE DETAILS POWERS HAT BE! (sorry for yelling)

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I'm in total agreeance with

I'm in total agreeance with the last two posts. I generally only buy the releases from '74 and before, so a little more info on what you're actually getting would be helpful.

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Could be just bad writing...

When they say:

"drawn from one of the next two Road Trips releases."

It could mean drawn from the shows or runs of the next two RT releases. Naturally, I'd rather hear from the Rhino's mouth...

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@:-= @:-= @:-= i need a high time for my b-day @:-= @:-= @:

@:-= @:-= @:-= high time please @:-= @:-= @:-=

@:-= " I could show you a high time Living the good life" @:-=

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deadbass36 check some new sources

The show could be found on setlist.com and archive.org .

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Friend...

Friend of the Devil was barely mentioned in this discussion. That's my best guess for the final cut.

For a summary suitable for downloading, go to 30daysofdead.weebly.com

This is still a work in progress, but it will soon be complete.

Thanks to all.

Thank you for a real good time!

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the suspense!

must be getting close to that time...

Jerry Garcia at The Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, 1976