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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.

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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Biggest clue

Bobby's raspy voice. I nailed this one but I doubt I was fast enough.

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Thanks ...

I got the links, thanks to rambleonmike.

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wow so much negative

Instead of being thankful for all this free great music there is a heck of lot of bashing going on..sites to slow can't get the full download the first time why MP3 and not another format???...whaa whaa. This site is being bombarded by so many people to get the free music, no one is forcing you to take this gift.

So you may not win a free CD...so far we have 4 previously unreleased tracks and we have 26 more coming

I for one just want to thank everyone who came up with this very nice gift

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I second Canyon's

I second Canyon's prediction. It's too long to be a '72, and it lacks the hiSS of the S's that those phase-cancelling mics made in those '(sss)74 shows. Later '73, before Donna went on maternity leave... Gotta be!

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I think maybe May 13 , 1973

I think maybe May 13 , 1973 .

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4th download

Can someone post a link to it? Thanks!

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killer Playin!

the song itself was 28:48, there were a few seconds of dead air afterwards to throw your timings off ;)

biggest clue for me was Bobby's vocal flub early in the song, not that you can do a Google search for "Bobby's vocal flub during Playin from sometime in 1973" or nothin...

Yesterday, it was Jerry's vocal flub during Althea - I got the right answer, just wasn't fast enough...

It would be nice to know *when* the new song gets posted...Grateful Dead on Facebook posts soon after, but a rough idea of the daily time (eg: around noon EST) would be helpful, but also the traffic on the site might become overwhelming, and nobody would be able to access it...maybe not such a good idea...

thanks for the crispy unknowns - I love this game!

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Link help...

If you're having trouble with those links, either add or change the timestamp portion so it says &timestamp=128000000. That's 128 million (6 zeroes).

For example...
http://www.dead.net/fetchFile.php?file=%2Fsites%2Fdeadbeta.rhino.com%2F30daysmp3%2Fnewspeedwayboogie.mp3

Becomes...
http://www.dead.net/fetchFile.php?file=%2Fsites%2Fdeadbeta.rhino.com%2F30daysmp3%2Fnewspeedwayboogie.mp3&timestamp=128000000

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wow so much negative

Instead of being thankful for all this free great music there is a heck of lot of bashing going on..sites to slow can't get the full download the first time why MP3 and not another format???...whaa whaa. This site is being bombarded by so many people to get the free music, no one is forcing you to take this gift.

So you may not win a free CD...so far we have 4 previously unreleased tracks and we have 26 more coming

I for one just want to thank everyone who came up with this very nice gift

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The Show is from 1973

For those still guessing I won't tell you the exact date or venue...but I guarantee it is from 1973.
♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥

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serious issues logging in

I've never had any problems here until tonight.
I've never seen anything like it.
I couldn't log in. I tried to change my password and it was like the site thought
I was some one completely different.
I clicked on create new account and then I was seeing information for someone else.
Name, hobbies etc.
I spent an hour messing around with different browsers.
I've always been using firefox on my mac.
I didn't even expect to have to log in, I expected to just still be logged in.

I finally got logged in by clicking on the log in to comment here, it wouldn't work from anywhere else.

Anyway I'm enjoying the mp3's and hopefully will continue to be able to do so.

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We were havin'...a hard time

Where on the page is the download link? Is it still available after someone ID's the show? Thanks for re-posting the first three!

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File Size

Folks, be careful out there. D-Rae has it exact - 66.2 and 28.75. Anything less, you missin' some playin'!

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What a blast from the past!

What a blast from the past! I have not had this much trouble downloading ONE file since the "Windows 95" days, over 10 years ago.

But It is worth it! I'll spend 14 hours again today if I have to.

I'll get that Playing if it's the last thing I do!!!!!

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curve ball

Looking at how long this Playin' was I thought for sure '74, but listening to it it sounded more like the band in '73. Pretty sure I zeroed in on the date and this version is like 10 minutes longer then most from that era.

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cross my fingers

http://www.archive.org/details/gd74-06-16.sbd.fink.17701.sbeok.shnf

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Daily Downloads

After many attempt earlier today I was finally able to download the entire Playing for today (4th Nov) plus the DS I missed from 2 days ago. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for making these available. We are Grateful!

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4th download

Missed the fourth download. Any one have the link. I have got two venues so far but off on the date a little. Thanks

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Thanks to Deadnet & Canyon Critter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for reposting the links, please keep doin' so. I'm having no problems downloading from your links, Grateful to all for sharing the music - it's really all that matters,

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just let it load , ............lol great tunage !!!!!

this download totals 66.2 mb but the tranfer rate is slow only 88.3kb/sec (maybe the weather here slowin down the net rain most of the day) total play time for this tune is 28minutes and 56 seconds.............got over 400 hours of bootleg recordings and me guess would have to be late 72'

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Hey Thanks

Hey Thanks Canyon Critter for those links, really appreciate that, missed the Dark Star the other day, don't have to now :-).

I'm from England so can't enter the game, but I think this sounds very much like early seventies, I would venture to guess that it might even be one from the '72 European tour, some of the
playing on today's track reminds me of the Lyceum shows, and the sound quality is very '72 as well, so I'd even go so far as the venture that it might be from one of those?

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Not 1972

This definitely isn't 72. It's either 73 or early 74. It seems really long for a 73, but it doesn't completely sound like 74 either. Tough one. I don't think anyone who's posted here has it right yet. Also, there's no option for Iowa State Fairgrounds, so I guess that's not it. I saw someone guess 6/22/74, that could be it.

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Canyon Critter

Hey, thanks so much for posting the links (just noticed them) - you're a legend! :)

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Hmmm

regarless of whether I use firefox or explorer, I still have a difficult time getting the link to load. Yesterday I never got it to work...and missed out on this juicy Playin'.. so will there be a place on the site where I can get the days I miss?

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just let it load , ............lol great tunage !!!!!

this download totals 66.2 mb but the tranfer rate is slow only 88.3kb/sec (maybe the weather here slowin down the net rain most of the day) total play time for this tune is 28minutes and 56 seconds.............got over 400 hours of bootleg recordings and me guess would have to be late 72'

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I think it is from a show in

I think it is from a show in seattle in 1973 not sure ot the date

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Not 1972

This definitely isn't 72. It's either 73 or early 74. It seems really long for a 73, but it doesn't completely sound like 74 either. Tough one. I don't think anyone who's posted here has it right yet. Also, there's no option for Iowa State Fairgrounds, so I guess that's not it. I saw someone guess 6/22/74, that could be it.

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Gone already?

It's great to hear these and thanks for posting them, but why take them down so soon? Because of the time difference between here, in the UK, and there, where you guys are, I only have a narrow time window (between work, sleep, etc) in which to download the files.

Please, please, please consider leaving them up here for at least a couple of days. I'm pretty upset to have missed 'Playing in the Band'. :(

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thanks

thanks, rambleonmike, this DL has been pissin' me off all morning!keep up the good work an keep em' comin !!

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worked great 4 times

I downloaded it 4 times and came up with 28:56.. is that the correct song length?

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hope

I hope I am right on this........hometown boy wins!

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I´m pretty sure it is a

I´m pretty sure it is a late 1972 Playing In The Band. By the way, it's a beautiful version! Thanks for your daily gift!

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Thanks Canyon Critter

Thanks for posting the links CC, I can't always get to download at the right time and your links have helped a lot.

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I guessed 10-26-72 and thanks

I guessed 10/26/1972. Thanks for the free downloads and thanks for reposting the previous days and artwork.

Peace,

Kenny

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Fire?

How bout a Fire on the Mountain for all the people around Merapi

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site problems / suggestions

Day 4 and I've consistently experienced the following issues;

1) Logging in: more than once due to gliches that must be logging me out as I navigate through the comments and/or submit my answer.

2) Downloading the daily Mp3: Repeatedly times out and I have to ensure I have the complete file.

All I can suggest, as I've seen someone else say the same, maybe with the song title, the size of the file can be announced in parenthesis? This will at least take some of the guess work out of it.

I appreciate this promotion and thank the powers that be for launching it. Thank you!!

Also, I submitted my answer about 30 minutes ago and it said "Thank You" ... then, I mistakenly hit submit again instead of "download" and it said thank you again!! I know I got the right answer today (maybe not the first to do so), but now I wonder if both of them took and it disqualifies me!!

This is a bit frustrating!!

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Canyon Critter is my hero.

Canyon Critter is my hero.

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Thanks!!!

Thanks so much for the killer tunes. This is a great idea. I did have to re-download today's installment but that to the folks posting the time and size I knew I got the goods the 2nd time around. I am using a Mac as well. Thanks again!

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Past songs

I missed yesterday's playing in the band. Any way I can still get it?
"going down the road feeling bad"

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what the %$#@

this is the worst that this site has ever worked, can't even get to the home page, when you do, can't get to the 30 days page, when you do, can't listen to the track, if you do, can't download it, if you can, doesn't download all of the file, or is so slow you can't stand it. why would they put up a nationwide advertised promotion and not fix these issues, don't they know that there about a million people trying to get these downloads and guess the date/venue? Could they not have set the server to accommodate all of these extra people? and no, it's not my computer, it's the site. I did finally get the complete download, but it took 2 hours. 66.2 MB, 28.56 mins. I'm sure that this tasty selection has all ready been identified. BTW, is there anyway to get Donna's catcalls out of the mix without losing any of the music? :) otherwise, tasty and sorry for the bitchin' and thanks for the great tunes.

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Thanks so much for the older

Thanks so much for the older links to the other songs. Is there a way to get a link to yesterday's Playing in the Band? I tried for a few hours to download it and had nothing but problems.

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No clue

Really stumped on this one. Well, it's fun playing anyway.

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guessin

How about, if ya cant download the whole thing.....you guess with your ear, and not an exact match file size. Geeeez, Jerry would be rollin over right now if he was buried. Pop in a 20 minute Playin you got on the rack and sit back.

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I love y'all

I love y'all

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downloads

i keep getting a "page not found" message - anyone else having trouble or just me? i can log in and browse but i can't download. i had to get the 1st thru the 11th all in one day - HELP

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THANKS

This is a very nice thing to be offered. My schedule often does not allow me to check in here til after midnite, when the official link to the downloads has vanished (at least that is what I presume, as I have not yet seen anywhere to click to download the song when I have visited). So a VERY BIG THANKS to Canyon Critter for posting the links to the downloads. They load very quickly for me, so those who are experiencing slow download times may want to come back later when traffic is lighter...

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PitB

50MB

28:57 minutes

Yowza

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Try it again. I read some folks had to try more than once. It's a big DL at 66.2 MB. It works.

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Persistence is a virtue...

...so I will attempt to download again, since this last try came up, oh, call it ten seconds short. LOL.

Thanks for the links post and cover art, Canyon Critter (so I could get that last half minute of Dark Star). Thanks for the timings/file sizes, posters; and thanks for your contest and tolerance, GD webmongers.

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Thanks Canyon Critter

Thanks for the Album Art work & Links to the past Downloads.

I hope you will be adding links for the future downloads as well, since I don't have internet access on weekends :(

30 Days Of Dead - November 4th