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30 Days of Dead

Who needs a miracle everyday? We sure do and we bet you could use one too!

Consider this our gift to you for being so darn loyal... Each day in November we will be giving away a high-quality 320Kbps MP3 download. That's 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, selected by Dead archivist and producer David Lemieux! Intrigued? We're also going to put your knowledge to the test and give you the chance to win Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Collectible Playing Cards.

Most of you know the drill by now, but for those, that don't, here's the deal:

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 all November long and win a prize while you're at it.

Today's Song

Lazy River Road
Hint: One of the last Garcia-Hunter songs
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Yesterday's answer...

San Francisco, CA, Winterland Arena
Played live only in 1972 and 1973, this American Beauty opener was dropped from the repertoire until its triumphant return in Hampton, VA in 1986

Yesterday's winner...

walstib68's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2013
LOVE this song...

....a favorite post 70's song of mine. It fits Jerry's voice like a glove!! I don't know if "young Jerry" could pull this one off so well. His voice in later years just dug deep into my an angel dancing on a pin. Thanks Dave & Co. for another 30 Days....I'm already looking forward to next year!
This is one of my FAVORITE 1st sets post Brent. Happy Holidays fellow freaks!!!

Joined: Jan 1 2009
yes, I can count

Thanks for the giveaway clue.This is the 6th song from a show I was at. Taped this on DAT and cassette deck. I remember it being a pretty darn good show. Gonna have dig up those tapes.

We got a Pig song, Brent songs, Phil songs, we even got a Donna song. There was an obscure song from back in the day and you don't have to ask. Maybe a Vince song tomorrow. I vote Samba In the Rain... or an epic Scarlet/ Fire. What ever works.

But more importantly, we need 20 more days of this to bring us up to an even 50. Amiright?

Joined: Jan 24 2011
Does This Qualify As An Official Release?

I love the guitar lead on this version. Jerry is firing on all pistons, with a more bluegrass feel to this one than most. I remember we offered to take a cousin who went to Loyola U. to see his first Dead show here, but he didn't want to miss out on some special feast or something. Anyway, he's turned into something of a deadhead since then and has always regretted it. You know, other than the So Many Roads box, I don't think there's ever been another official release of this song. Thanks Dave & Co!.

hornsby's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010
yeah geododge

nice one buddy!
say what people will about 90's dead, this tune, days between, and that would be something, laid out by a seasoned Jerry when he was on, could melt the polar ice caps. kind of like a 70's stella blue or peggy-o.
stumbled around for a while to get this one. just had to pick a spot, went up 18 shows, then decided to reverse, down 15, there it was. so ended up trying about half. stumbling in the dark, should have brought some candles. oh well, with only one day to go i'm in no hurry anyway. been a fairly easy year this time around, no EAC jam archaeological digs. was hoping for maybe something obscure, a little Ken Nordine maybe, and actually hit upon one in my digging around tonight. but i digress. bring on the other one!! shakedown maybe? or bertha? who'se calling what? it's a drummer's choice.

Joined: Nov 11 2010
Been A Great 30!

This has definitely been a good year. I got all of the tunes that I put in an answer for. Still never been picked for the prize. Oh well. I still dig the hunt!

What's the closer?? ...Attics?

OK, gonna give this one a shot now. Wish me luck!

scrltbg's picture
Joined: Jan 12 2008
Listen closely

latching onto a little lyrical misstep helped me find this one.

And I have to admit, it's a pretty good Vince show (did I say that?!). He's a value-added player this night. Surprised at how I'm enjoying it so far.

So only one more, eek...what's it gonna be? I'll call a We Bid You Goodnight.

hornsby's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010
pretty good show agreed

always thought Vince was an interesting choice as an addition/replacement. even if he and the tubes were a bunch of crazy freaks, so i guess there was that. anyway changed my mind, calling Loose lucy for final call- thank you for a real good time.

30 Days of Dead