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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

They Love Each Other
Hint: A Garcia-Hunter song that went through a massive change between 1974 and 1976
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Yesterday's answer...

New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre
Played consistently from 1979-1995, Althea was played at the penultimate show on 7/8/95 in Chicago

Yesterday's winner...

geododge's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2013
Love this year so Far!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, is it to early for my Christmas List: Morning Dew, Cold Rain & Snow, Scarlet Begonias & Fire on the Mtn.
Combo's much appreciated!

WackaloonQ's picture
Joined: Jun 16 2007
ok based on....

books mentioned i have wikipedia read a lot about charles dickens today
add that to hunting season from someone else and
over 100 listens of close but no cigar I AM STUCK.
am using a little lick right at end of song for reference as i shuffle up and down setlist. ( thank god setlist highlights which shows ive already tried.
with new annotated lyrics, new gans book, new fare thee well dvd, will give it a dozen more and then
i will bid u goodnight.
mr. hornsby....tomorrow will u please explain your hint to me
peace to all

Joined: Jul 12 2014
Found it but...

I don't get the Dickens reference either other than the obscure (to me anyway) fact that the location shares the same name with another city.

LongLiveHendrix's picture
Joined: Nov 27 2013

Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix!

mbarilla's picture
Joined: Aug 8 2013
LongLiveHendrix, how u like the RSD release?

I picked up a few RSD titles, Hendrix included #2766. Along with the Fare Thee Well intermission music. I am not sure why those are not numbered if it's Limited to 5,000, but I did get a pretty cool looking "Steal your face" print with the Neal Casal release. They were out of kites Lol

A few other scores from RSD

Janis Joplin 68 show
London Howlin' Wolf with Clapton Winwood Wyman Watts

geododge's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2013
Another Icon!

Thanks for Remembering!!

geododge's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2013
I Like!

The slower vs faster are like two totally different songs. I like this version a lot. Will be sad to see this year's 30 Days end, but only 11 months till next!

geoffgould's picture
Joined: Jul 18 2007
TLEO favorite memory

My clearest image of this song is when they played it at the Kezar '73 show. Much faster, and extremely joyous.

Joined: Nov 12 2011
No Bull...

...this is a really good version.

LongLiveHendrix's picture
Joined: Nov 27 2013
30 Daze of the Dead cont'd

It seems like the truly classic Dead has been left by the side of the road. Oh shake from an emptying bag.

Joined: Nov 19 2011
They're all great songs

Plenty of what I assume you consider 'classic Dead' has come our way on 30DOD since 2010. I love the variety, and the fact that today's TLEO became the EIGHTH song to have its first appearance this year. That's pretty cool if you ask me.

n8j's picture
Joined: Nov 13 2014
November 25th Winner

I won on November 25th but didn't sign into my registered account before submitting. Bummer. Does anyone know of anything I can do to maybe still get my prize? other than read directions better next time.

Joined: Nov 1 2010

You won or you guessed correctly? I think we all got the Operator correctly, that was a gimme.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
prefer the original tempo (2/9/73!!!)

but the later ones are nice, too

the opening riffs from the slower version go through my mind from time to time

bih-dup, bih-dup, bih-dup, buh buh buh...

good ol' Grateful Dead

m-skjellyfetti's picture
Joined: Nov 7 2011
Always have loved

the music and lyrics since it's release. The wife and I made sure the small band knew and played TLEO for our first dance at our wedding reception decades ago.

Hornsby...very well stated summation under your "grate expectations" below... ! IMO

woodro69's picture
Joined: Jan 2 2009

for the shove in the right direction...

walstib68's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2013
Was at this show also!

I wonder how many of us here that were at the show actually seen each other there?!? I took a year off from touring after this month. But, I just had to jump back on the bus and ride it to the end. Boy I miss those days!!

smallz's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
my old backyard

It's deer hunting season, folks.

Love Jerry's emotive voice on this one. Nice version of this lovely song!

Joined: Jan 24 2011
They Love Each Other

A wonderful version of this song. I think a lot of deadheads don't fully appreciate this incarnation of They Love Each Other - some would have preferred it replaced in the lineup, others wishing they had left it as it was in its prior incarnation, everyone unaware that it would soon be changed again giving it a whole new personality. But all variants had their own charm, and of course soon enough we would miss all of them. Thanks, Dave!

pvcnova's picture
Joined: Dec 20 2008
Medium speed...

I always loved the fast early versions of TLEO the most. I remember the first time I got a copy of 2-9-73. I was 15; it was winter of 92. We were at a party and a guy just came back from Colorado visiting his older brother who had dozens of low-gen tapes he'd been copied for me. Four of us left the party and snuck off to a bedroom, turned off the lights, popped in Maples, and wham! I went from kind of Dead to 110% Dead for life. It was so new and fresh, to them because of all the FTPs and to us because, "Where's the rest of US Blues?!?!" It was also my first exposure to fast TLEO and I preferred it immediately over the later and JGB versions I had heard previously. I still like fast TLEO much more. Though a later version, this version here isn't so do languid - it's got a nice pace for a later version.

I love 30 Days. Thanks, Dave. Man oh man, I miss the Dead so much, even though I listen to them every single day.

hornsby's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010
hit this one first try

even better that i was actually at this show. that's why i picked it first. the night before was the only show of 107 that i actually passed out at. fell asleep? who can be sure? there was a lot of traveling and acid back in those days. remember waking up a few songs later after thinking "i think i need to lie down" and then asking my bud i was with at the time next to me what the hell just happened and he was all like "whaaat?" pretty sure that was the last time i dropped. but not my last show for sure. stuck to the greener types of recreation after that. anyway glad i didn't sleep through this show, some great stuff and even bob getting weird with the vocals during the next song.

Joined: Nov 1 2010

The hints are suggesting that I was at this show. too. And if so, it was a great old venue. Were the chairs made of wood?

Later: No the chairs were not wood. i was thinking of a different venue the year before. Almost missed it. Got it straight now! Thanks for the hints. I should have gotten it right away, but went down the wrong country road.

Joined: Nov 1 2010

It was your turn to get it right away. I've been at it for a while. Stuck in the country with a slow internet connection. Glad I got luckier yesterday.

Joined: Nov 3 2010
What he said...

Got this first try, was at this show.
Also struck it rich a few nights earlier.
Also, yea, there *was* a lot of traveling and acid in those days.
Simpler times my friends, simpler times. Young, a thousand miles from home, plenty o' kind to share, no responsibilities except to use the ticket in my pocket.

Phil's bass has a distinct sound during this particular vintage. Don't know how to describe it but I know it when I hear it.

Don't know if the dead got banned or what, but the shows after these were not at the preferred venue, cheesy as it was I loved that place.

timwsiy's picture
Joined: Nov 4 2013
Same here

Hit it on my first try although unfortunately I didn't attend this one. I struck it rich a few nights earlier though.

hornsby's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010
grate expectations

didn't know what was coming up around the bend though. it was the best of times it was the worst of times. (tale of two cities actually but the other title fits better)
nice picture thingy what ever they're called. need that on a tee shirt. CAAW!

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