Grateful Dead

Jerry Garcia at The Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, 1976

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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taperjeff's picture
Joined: Apr 14 2009
Hoping for an Other One

Hoping for an Other One today!

codejd's picture
Joined: Jun 25 2007
FOTD or Candyman.

My best guesses.

Kind regards,

Joined: Apr 13 2009
last one


AndLeaveItOn's picture
Joined: Apr 23 2008
The Arounder We Get

I'm feelin' an "Around And Around" for 11-30. Not saying I'm dying for one, but I have an inkling....

Joined: Jun 4 2007

I don't think so. If you look at the songs, not a single one was written by anyone other than Dead people, so there are no issues regarding royalties to be paid for giving the songs away for free. I guess that's where there was no Lovelight.

darkstarporter's picture
Joined: Jan 25 2009
Gonna Leave This Brokedown Palace

On My Hands And My Knees.....I Will Roll, Roll, Roll.
Good Luck All!!
Let's Puff!!!

jjs tank tuba's picture
Joined: Aug 16 2008
Well, this has been fun. I'm

Well, this has been fun. I'm gonna miss it for sure. Good luck to everybody.

zepthompson's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
Uncle John's Band

has to be a fave - even if it's mostly one channel

Pipes's picture
Joined: Sep 29 2008
Great Pictures

Canyon Critter, Thanks for the great pictures. The last 2 with moving images are really cool. I am using the camping one as my desktop background with flickering fire and all.

I don't think the acoustic list you posted will help for today's Uncle John's Band. Today's is an acoustic encore to an electric show. I do not see the show in the list or in the linked articles.

simonrob's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
Havin' a larf!

Hahaha. Having received the mail regarding the subscription, I assumed (on the basis of past experiences here) that free shipping would mean free shipping within the US and standard shipping less the cost of standard US shipping to the rest of the planet. Having seen a few posts suggesting otherwise, I decided to check it out for myself. Firstly the $95.50 price for the next four RT's is pretty much the price of current RT's x4. Now they cost $23.98, which would be $95.92, so you save 42 cents by taking the subscription. Wow. As regards the shipping, to me here in the Netherlands, the quoted prices were $180.11 (Standard) and $89.70 (Rush). Obviously the standard shipping rate is just a bad joke, but even the rush rate is significantly more than the cheapest rate for four individual RT's. It is stated that "Due to the weight of your order, Rush shipping, via UPS, may be less expensive than our standard US Postal Service international shipping method." The catch here is that good old USPS packages come straight to my door whereas the loathsome UPS deliver packages into the evil hands of the local customs. They levy about 35% import duty and sales tax on both the cost of the goods and the shipping cost (!) but that is not the end - UPS also add a charge for presenting the package to customs. I cannot be bothered to work it all out exactly, but I estimate that the rush shipping with extra charges, duties, levies etc. it would cost at least as much as with standard shipping, i.e. around $275 in total. I, along with the rest of the world outside the US, will not be purchasing a subscription and would humbly suggest that, in the name of solidarity, US residents also ignore this kind and cynical offer.
That said, I offer my heartfelt thanks to the people at Rhino who were kind enough to give us these wonderful November downloads free of charge. For that gesture I am truly thankful and Grateful. I hope they come up with more "promotions" like this, but I hope that in the future they can offer shipping costs (outside the US) that can be considered realistic.

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

I'll pass this along. I've inquired what's up on this.

Joined: May 18 2009
Yep, some kind 'Head could certainly make a bundle...

...acting as the US shipping agent for the folks overseas, and still save the final recipients half of this silly S/H.

simonrob's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
Thanks, Marye.

Thanks for noticing my rant and passing it on to the powers that be. I hope they take note. You may recall that similar shipping cost "anomalies" have occurred in the past - and have been rectified (in no small part due to your intervention, I suspect). It is comforting to know that you are still watching over us all.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
b versions, artwork and RT subscriptions

Thanks for the links to the b versions everybody.

Thanks for the artwork Canyon Critter. I used the second from bottom one. My personal favorite of the bunch.

I just placed my order for the RT subscription. Nice to know I'll get them as they come out in one transaction as well as the bonus disc.

Patiently awaiting to pre-order the re-issue of the FW '69 Complete Recordings Box.........someday.

Joined: Jun 25 2007
Sounds good so far
jimbo021761's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
It's the same story the crow

It's the same story the crow told me......

darkstarporter's picture
Joined: Jan 25 2009
Thanks Guys

Let's Puff!!

Joined: Nov 2 2010
acoustic uncle johns band

yes finally some jerry nice choice

Joined: Nov 7 2007
5:41 mins, 13.0mb UJB

Uncle John's Band

"...bound to cover just a little more ground..."

Joined: Jun 7 2007
How sweet it is!!!!

5:41 of pure, sweet bliss!

cbs73's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
Acoustic. 10:54 AM CT 13.0

10:54 AM CT
13.0 MB (13,667,323 bytes)
5m 42s

Len's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007

5:41 mins

Joined: Jun 13 2007
All the downloads are still available...

...from Canyon Critter's and 3phase's posts to this forum, and they're available here, too:

highvibe's picture
Joined: Jul 26 2007
Early Bird

Looks like they posted early today..... And here I thought I actually might have been the first to send in my "guess". (^_^) What a fun contest. They sure got some of us heads doing some strange stuff just to win a CD!

smallz's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Like the morning sun you come

and like the wind you go

Great version here. VERY early, maybe the first???!!! Set-ender and the announcement at the end about hopefully seeing everyone the upcoming weekend might be the giveaway here (Altamont?)

Very much enjoying today's selection. No complaints here!

Love to all y'all,

Joined: Oct 31 2009


Joined: Nov 1 2010

Piece of cake. Love the acoustic. Hopefully a monster S/F or Eyes to round it out tomorrow.

unkle sam's picture
Joined: Oct 3 2008

beautiful reading of Uncle John's Band by Jerry and the band, awesome acoustic version, with only one guitar, early 1970, wonderful, just wonderful, thanks Dead net for the great tunes.

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

Day Job!!!!

Joined: Jun 8 2007

Thanks to all involved, us foreigners can't enter the competition but the music is hugely appreciated.

MalcolmOh's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
You see? I told you.

Didn't I tell you we were getting an UJB? I knew because I DL'd it on the 7th or thereabouts.
Malcolm (that's me in Festival Express)

Rotten_Robbie's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010

Uncle Johns Band!!!
Love It!!!
Thank you!!!

Joined: Nov 2 2010
Couldn't be happier! Thanks

Couldn't be happier! Thanks all!

Joined: Nov 3 2010
For the last song

Wharf Rat, please!!!???!!!!???

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go

Thanks for this sweet acoustic gem. This song means a lot to me. I had an Uncle John, with whom I used to quote Grateful Dead lyrics back and forth across the table at family gatherings. He passed away around this time last year. Listening to this song I am reminded of all those memories like a sunshine daydream of a time when that empty seat at the table was not quite so empty.
-Peace & love

Canyon Critter's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2008
Uncles John's Band Acousitcally Loved

I'm a huge fan of the early acoustic sets, in fact I started a petition for Furthur to do one acoustic set this year @ Red Rocks LOL.

Besides this you should check out this article written on acoustic sets and lists almost all of the ones they did in 69-70 with a bunch of archive links as well.
Dead Essays Blog Acoustic 1969-1970

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
Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA - 5/5/91
25:27 59,657 KB approx. 58.2 MB

25 My Brother Esau Download

My Brother Esau
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA - 4/14/84
5:51 13,750 KB approx. 13.4 MB

26. Shakedown Street Download

Shakedown Street
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 4/6/82
13:20 31,449 KB approx. 30.7 MB

27. Mason's Children Download

Mason's Children
Golden Hall, San Diego Community Concourse, San Diego, CA - 1/10/70
4:45 11,158 KB approx. 10.8 MB

28. Let It Grow Download

Let It Grow
Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY - 7/16/90
11:54 27,917 KB approx. 27.2 MB

29. Uncle John's Band (Acoustic) Download

Uncle John's Band (Acoustic)
???? Venue/Date
5:41 13,347 KB approx. 13.0 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.


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Rotten_Robbie's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
a thought for tomorrow...

How about a "Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain" from the 95 tour to close it up, round it out... I'm just sayin'. Not tryin' to be greedy or anything, but that would do it for me. This entire month has been an absolute blessing and I am nothing but grateful for every tune and trip down memory lane. Thank you for everything, I can't believe it ends tomorrow.

Joined: Nov 8 2009
grand finale

the last song, the grand finale of the month, should be something really, really special. A song that utterly epitomizes the dead and sums up 40+ years of brilliant songwriting and musical creation. A song that is unanimously associated with the group and that is clearly the best representation of everything they accomplished musically, creatively, and in terms of the spirit of the band and those that followed them:
Samba in the Rain.

Joined: Feb 23 2008
Thank you

Aint no time to hate,
Barely time to wait.
Whoa oh what I want to know,
where does the time go?

So sad this is almost over. Very nice. Love the acoustic version. Thank you, Thank you.

jjjbaggins's picture
Joined: Jul 16 2007
Interesting, the left channel is missing?

I'm getting sound primarily out of my right headphone, which is a major clue. Aha, now around 2 min. 30 sec. there is a minor correction happening, but not completely. Awesome, awesome awesome choice of a never heard version of an often heard song! Check out the super mellow acoustic version on the taper's section, too, it will cure what ails ya.

Joined: Nov 9 2010
thank you

honestly this has brightened all of my mornings, it makes me not want november to end:)

I want to say thank you. thank you so much for everything...

"like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go"

Joined: Nov 3 2010

I'm having a hard time figuring out today's selection for some reason - anyone want to throw me a bone?

Joined: Nov 1 2010

What a silky rendition of UJB. I found it in my collection, too. Just started at the first one and worked my way through till I got there. Yeah, would have liked to have seen THAT run! But I was 4 & 1/2 years old and 200 miles away! Like when my Mom and my uncle went to Woodstock, my brother and I stayed home with Dad. Blissfully I had no idea what I was missing. Thanks for the past 29 days, looking foreward to tomorrow!

Dindan's picture
Joined: Aug 27 2007
I'm with L.Mo.

Day Job!

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Ahh... UJB!

Oh, this is just a nice, sweet version. Thanks!

Canyon Critter's picture
Joined: Oct 20 2008
Acoustic Dead ;-)

Here's a listing of the acoustic sets played....

12-19-69 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, Ca.
12-26-69 McFarlin Auditorium, S.M.U., Dallas, Tx.
01-31-70b The Warehouse, New Orleans, La.
02-13-70b Fillmore East, New York, N.Y.
02-14-70b Fillmore East, New York, N.Y.
02-28-70 Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, Ca.
03-20-70b Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
03-21-70b Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
04-03-70 Field House, U. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh.
04-09-70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, Ca.
04-10-70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, Ca.
04-11-70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, Ca.
04-12-70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, Ca.
04-24-70 Mammoth Gardens, Denver, Co.
05-01-70 Alfred College, Alfred, N.Y.
05-02-70 Harpur College, S.U.N.Y., Binghamton, N.Y.
05-07-70 Dupont Gymnasium, M.I.T., Cambridge, Ma.
05-14-70 Merramec Community College, Kirkwood, Mo.
05-15-70b Fillmore East, New York, N.Y.
06-04-70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, Ca.
06-05-70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, Ca.
06-06-70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, Ca.
06-07-70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, Ca.
06-24-70b Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
07-09-70 Fillmore East, New York, N.Y.
07-11-70 Fillmore East, New York, N.Y.
07-12-70 Fillmore East, New York, N.Y.
07-14-70 Euphoria Ballroom, San Rafael, Ca.
08-18-70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, Ca.
08-19-70 Fillmore West, San Francisco, Ca.
09-20-70 Fillmore East, New York, N.Y.
09-26-70 Terrace Ballroom, Salt Lake City, Ut.
11-06-70 Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
11-08-70 Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
09-26-80 Warfield Theater, San Francisco, Ca.
10-03-80 Warfield Theater, San Francisco, Ca.
10-04-80 Warfield Theater, San Francisco, Ca.
10-07-80 Warfield Theater, San Francisco, Ca.
10-10-80 Warfield Theater, San Francisco, Ca.
10-14-80 Warfield Theater, San Francisco, Ca.
10-18-80 Saenger Performing Arts Center, New Orleans, La.
10-22-80 Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y.
10-25-80 Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y.
10-29-80 Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y.
10-31-80 Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y.
12-12-81 Fiesta Hall, County Fairgrounds, San Mateo, Ca.
12-31-81 Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland, Ca.

And I don't think this includes any Radio Station in booth deals either.

Also the David Lemieux Taper's Sections (unreleased vault stuff that have acoustic versions in it) just another reason I listen every week.

and the listings for David Gan's Acoustic Sets re-played from the Dead Hour.

and my favorite

Hope this helps anyone with their acoustical journey....Love is Real!!!



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Joined: May 18 2009
Cool version, yay!

It almost gets the bad taste of this "Road Trips Subscription" email out of my mouth.

Not gonna post a steaming heap of negativity here (but I might on yesterday's since there's already a few comments there - if anybody reads the old threads), but I sure hope they open a comments forum on that "item" page in the store.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
One of the nicest tracks in

One of the nicest tracks in the whole 30 days. Now, tomorrow... And We Bid You Goodnight? Lovelight? Wharf Rat?

Joined: Nov 2 2010

That is a nice UJB!

Jerry Garcia at The Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, 1976