Grateful Dead

30 Days of Dead November 26

Today's Song

"Help On The Way">"Slipknot">"Franklin's Tower">"Jam"
Hint: A trio of songs (plus a little extra) that was played for a couple of years, put away for six years, played for two, put away for four more years, to make a final return that would keep these songs in the repertoire until 1995.
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Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Coliseum
10/22/1989
This is from the majestic Fall Tour of 1989, during which "Help">"Slip">"Franklin's" was brought back after a four year absence. In this version, which falls a few songs into the second set, the band plays a nifty spacey/MIDI jam going into "Drums."

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B'Day Tunes

Awesome download for my birthday! Thanks fellas.

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Cut

There's a cut in the Help on this version. The one on ARCHIVE isn't cut.

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Terrific indeed

while hard to sync, when you’re there you get the silky feel from Wilbur’s Lady!

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Dave should know

Slipknot is spelled Slipknot!

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Tougher Than I Thought!

From the Hint I thought this was a Give Away. Upon searching later, found it a bit of confusing search going in circles. If I'd stayed with my first impression, I would have saved some time! Not my fav era, but very nice listen! Can't wait for tomorrow's offering. Can't think of any clever hints beyond those already here.

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SURE like that jam a LOT

SURE like that jam a LOT

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Great era. Love this year.

I love this year! A lot of midi on this one but really spooky after the Franklin's. Bobby at 13mins or so gives you a great clue. But the big clue is the length of today's suite. I did like the other versions of this suite from this tour a bit better but it is fun to hear this placement & the extended thing at the end. Listening takes me to a familiar place & state of mind.

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Found it amidst a web

This jam is pretty "terrific" or "radiant." But I'm just trying to be "humble."

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You sound like

some pig

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Love it!

Deadheads sometimes totally remind me of the comic book nerd character on The Simpson's. It's fine if you're only into whatever your favorite era is, but the band in decline in the late 80's? Come on! This is gold. Thanks Dave, for turning us on to some terrific performances. I really appreciate all this great free music. Keep on keepin' on!

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hintsters... could sure use some help !!!

any hint would be a big help... i seem to be slipping...to be frank - i’ve searched for hours...can’t seem to find it

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hint

Two weeks after a break out one state to the north.

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thanks, D-Rae

your hint helped a lot !! don’t know how i missed it. i had tried it, and rejected it too quickly. dave’s version, above, is missing jerry’s vocal 2:39-2:44. other versions have the vocal. that was part of my confusion... the bobby hint at 13:12 in the version above helps to confirm... now i can just listen to the music play !!! thanks again !!!
ps. in retrospect, i can’t believe i missed the other hints

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H/S/F/J

Happy to point you in the right direction Any time you have that many different pieces of music woven together it's a challenge. I wandered a little bit myself before I narrowed it down. But I'm not complaining. AIn't life grand!?!

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My apologies....

.... for calling this painful. It is an intrinsic issue, and it's difficult for me to hear Jerry. It's emotional on my end .... but this is a great jam for sure. Maybe it was the recording that threw me off.

No offense intended.

Best,
Tim Ringo

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Wheel

I also go through phases when it's hard to listen to 90's Jerry. But then I go through other phases when I love his singing then more than at any other time/era. Passage. Time. The Wheel. We all go through it. We're all going through it. I love the entire span of the music because it all slices so close to my bones, and the lives and times of the players just make it that much dearer to me. It's OK that it hurts to listen to his haggard, mid-90's voice. You're empathetic. That's a trait that's lacking in a lot of places these days. Revel in it. As the Facebook meme says, "blah, blah, blah, but I was alive at the same time as Jerry Garcia!"

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KUTSAVI!........

Word!

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Space Jam

I enjoyed today's unique spacey "Jam" out of FT as I viewed different combinations of these songs & space jams in set lists throughout GD history.

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great song

no idea what show this one comes from but it should all be released, this is an amazing version

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Thanks for the 30 Days--and the shows we get turned on to

Kind of amazing and a testament to the unfathomable depths of the Dead's archives, we are closing in on the 8th year of 30 Days. Since the tradition began I believe that there have been 97 shows officially released. By the terms of the game, that takes these shows out of contention for 30 Days. What is great is the number of shows from which to draw remains pretty large. I never fail to get turned on to shows that I haven't heard.

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Seriously spooky.......

ending to this one today. Had me dancing in my seat though. I liked the Twilight Zone analogy.

Speaking of analogies: I was just thinking how 30DoD is kind of like those free sample tables you see in all the supermarkets nowadays. Most of the stuff looks really good or somewhat interesting, so you just might take a FREE bite or two. Or you might just have a look. Or you might just pass on by without so much as a comment if it didn't really appeal to you. Sometimes it's easier to just PASS ON BY! Or, hang it up and see what tomorrow brings. You know, like the songs say!

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Great Choice....

This tour keeps revealing amazing playing in every corner!

www.talkfromtherockroom.com

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still pretty damn good

I don't know why some comments on Archive call this a 'trainwreck'. It's not an amazing blazer, but not a total wreck either. Jerry sounds tired, but he's not forgetting the words. A well above average effort and I'm just glad it's here...thank you Dave

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Oh, happy day

I love the TDOTD surprises. With some exceptions, I've listened to the Dead every day for 37 years, but not this show. Steering clear of this "era" has probably been a mistake. The Franklin's outro jam is stunning, especially its quiet descent into a delicate space of suspended time before dissolution into a maelstrom. I guess the search for meaning continues.

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Agreed

This one I had to stop about 4 mins in.

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Legendary tour...

To describe this as "painful" and "difficult" to listen to is way over the top. Granted, they're not 73-74 polished but this tour that this show is a part of is one of the best and most significant in their history(man, that last show of this tour...)and you all know why. This tour straight into the end of the following summer is some of my favorite time period ever. It may have been "later" years but it wasn't the final era. Thank you for this unique HSF, Dave!

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?

"The last show of this tour and you all know why" do you mean 12-31?
tell me... cuz I don't know why...

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Laugh the past away

Got it on my first try today! Definitely not a bad year, but Ringo was definitely the worst Beatle.

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27 Minutes of Bliss

I got lucky with this one. I didn't have to go through 5 years of Help/Slipknot/Franklin's which was nice. Last night, I listened to the CDs I've made from all these free downloads. It's a trip to hear these tunes & remember the work I put into finding the shows they came from. There's some sentimental value with hearing these songs now. My birthday is in a few days & I'm hoping for a cool Cold Rain & Snow. Dave, if you're out there... Can you help a brother out on the 29th? LOL. That would be the best birthday ever. :)

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I'm with opeelipsky and

I'm with opeelipsky and smallz, if that was a "hint," you're way way off ringo. Love this slip and coda. Brings to mind rebooted Twilight Zone.

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If I Had the World to Give

Maybe this If I Had the World to Give from 11-20-1978 can be number 30 http://gratefulseconds.blogspot.com/2017/11/jamjack-roe-and-playinshaked...

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Had the World To Give, Dead & Co

Dropped one last night. Oteil singing it. In between China > Rider. Good time. Cumberland really cooked. Althea was special. Ripple to close. Those were the highlights for me.

St. Stephen, Watchtower, Sugar Mag, and the aforementioned China > World To Give > end China > Rider we all very good. As was He's Gone & the Saturday Night to end the first set, and the newly arranged (for me) Music Never Stopped in slot #2.

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help on the way

the placement of the songs within the set, the sound of the keys and Jerry's guitar all add up to figuring this one out without listening to a note. But what's the fun of that?

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help on the way

the placement of the songs within the set, the sound of the keys and Jerry's guitar all add up to figuring this one out without listening to a note. But what's the fun of that?

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That's incredible!

How's that possible?

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I can’t

Hear the sound of the keys without listening to a note, but hats off to those who can! :)

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If you get confused just listen to the music play

I think Ringo might have been a little confused with his era of Dead. I certainly wouldn't describe this version as painful. Some come to make it just one more day..May the four winds blow you home again... The 30 Days keep Rolling Away. Thanks so much Dave & Co!!

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Cool spacey jam at the end

Cool spacey jam at the end. I love when they enter the hive mind and just explore. Thanks again, Dave & Co.!

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These later shows...

... are not fun to listen to. This is the era when Jerry was seriously losing it. I appreciate the 30 Days, but this is painful.

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Sorry that you feel that way

"painful" seems a little harsh, but to each his own. I wouldn't even go as far as to say "difficult" to listen to. You could perhaps be off on your eras. Jerry's diabetic neuropathy hadn't taken hold yet at this time, and the band was experiencing a renaissance of sorts. That being said, they do trip and stumble a bit during Franklin's but make up for it with the jam coda.

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Been Here Before

Circling around, in more ways than one.

Nice ride, this one, and not too hard to track down by timing given the extended jam. But good luck getting it to sync for any length of time. Just kick back and enjoy!

Thanks for turning us on to another nice space in an unexpected place!

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franklin

was just listening to Franklin's on dead channel thinking, wish we'd get a franklin's before it's over. then they lay this huge chunk of love on us. man

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Speediest find ever

for me all by myself.

The Four Winds just blew me straightaway into that Beast of a jam.

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