30 Days of Dead November 28
------ TURN OFF FUTURE & FORM -----
It's with deep appreciation and gratitude for you, the fans, that we'll be giving away an MP3 download every day this month. 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 some sweet swag from the Dead.
Guess the venue and date correctly and you'll be automatically entered to win our Grand Prize - a prize pack featuring our 2014 releases, merch, and more.
Thank you very much!
This show makes six of these that I heard when first played!
Getting 20% (6/30) of these to be shows I was at it makes for a series of nice Christmas Turkey Hanukah presnts for me!
Jerry Christmas and Happy New Weir wishes to all!
Great stuff! Thanks to the whole team at dead.net and everyone who makes this deal possible.
Both my version and the one on the archive is completely different than the one you sent out... at 5minutes in on the archive version, the Alligator singing takes a different turn, and then the lead notes following are completely different...
a show i was at! and for whatever reason, i thought the year before was awesome, though i have never heard it since. i was just a really special show TO ME that night. anyone else ever experience that?????
love this stuff every November!
Thank you for a real good time!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
This was my Dad's second show ever, the first being same venue, but the year before. This was also my Mom's first and only show. We turned them on to the music when they dragged us (my brothers and I) across the country in their red and white VW microbus on a massive 4 week camping trip, and we kept playing tape after tape of shows. My Dad associated the music with being on the road, including drives across the southwest, Grand Canyon, Huntington Beach, up the coast line of California to Portland, Oregon, and eventually back to the east coast. My Dad passed away this past August, and I will always remember him at the wheel, eventually asking us to play another version of "Pink Petunias" (he called Scarlet Begonias by that name just to get us wound for sound, as we protested vehemently that he had the name of the song wrong, as if he had said something sacrilegious). He's smiling right now. Thanks, Dad.
....and cool that they you get the "Pink Petunias" today
Nice story. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Thanksgiving to all the great folks at Dead.Net.
Hey Butch...give the whole show a listen!!
One I could recognize just from hearing it...suspected even before hitting play, and sure enough. This was filler on one of my first tapes. And now I can use it as filler again! Thanks.....
(and I second the motion for a whole show Dave's : )
Thanks for the Shrine Alligator->Caution, as well! Another piece of Anthem source material breaks out of the vault!
One of THE great, most interesting shows of the decade it is in. Please release it as a Dave's Pick!
Happy Thanksgiving and Long Live Group W!!!
Unable to download previous days?
for all the great music. I got a 320 file for the Shrine Alligator from yesterday whatever that's worth. I have heard it opined that the 192's are from shows which are under possible consideration for future releases. It's all good, whatever the case may be.
was up at 3 when they changed over on the 27 and I did get a 320kbps of alligator> caution. so maybe they'll get that one fixed for everyone. couldn't stay up last night so I don't know if the same was true about today's songs. definitely got a 192 today.
happy thanksgiving everyone and be safe !
also went to college in this town. was always fun to see a show there during the summer! there will never be anything like a grateful dead show! god do i miss it all!
Hey khDave, yeah the past three days have been 192 kbs, pretty weak as they are suppose to be 320, you can hear a difference, at least I can. But hell, it's still free Dead, and that can't be beat. Happy turkey day everybody.
That's why if you please, I am on my bendin' knees,
Bitchin' don't you come around here anymore.
Out of 28 days- 2 have been 192kbs (FOTD & Today). Don't understand all this complaining,
I am so Thankful for this experience each year. 1st year just downloaded songs. 2nd year played with guessing. 3rd year decided to really try (with mixed results). This year I think I'm 16/28. Next year who knows,
Another reason for all to be Thankful- Over here in Bulgaria, the food is pretty sad- skyped w/my wife, visiting Relatives in WI- saw all the food prep
Well let's just say I'm Thankful for 30 Days!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all- especially Dave.
Tomorrow is going to be Looks Like Rain>Don't Ease Me In.....
Dead.net must have felt bad for being so mean to me with yesterday's alligator/caution fiasco, so they posted a song played on my birthday. I appreciate the gesture, but I'm not ready to forgive you yet. But, I'm sure by the end of November we will be bff's again (especially if you pick my name for the Grand Prize ; )
but mine is 192 kbps. Anyone else? I thought 15 mb was a little small for a 10 minute selection. :) Keep 'em rolling...love this time of year. Peace to all.
That echo on the vocals should help you nail the year. Once you get that...
They must have been thinking we needed to get this one quick, so we can spend the rest of the day with family on this very Grateful Thanksgiving day...Happy thanksgiving to all!
Is pretty tight and narrows the list down even further. I went the long way around anyway though so what do I know. lol
Happy Thanksgiving everyone - enjoy your day and go grab the vinyl release of the acoustic Family Dog show tomorrow at your local, independent record store!
how I stagger and fall...
I wonder if Bucket>Don't Ease was the planned set-ender, or if events prior caused him to choose this combo??
Marshmallow wars, forgot about that!
I got a tape of this show a few weeks after the tour. Listened to it a lot, along with the next day's show.
I was in high school, sitting in typing class one day. We had a substitute teacher, so figured I'd listen to my walkman while doing the "a lad had a sad fad;" exercises. Teacher spots me, wanders back. Thought I was gonna get in trouble. He pulls the headphones off my head and listens for a minute.
"Is that the ------- show?" he asks?
"could you spin me a copy? I'll spin you a show too"
He made me a tape of 9-21-82 - now that i've had 20+ years to make my way through the catalog, still stands as my favorite from that year.
If you're out there Chad, nice pick. And thanks for not taking my walkman.
A note for the youngsters: A walkman is an ancient device once used to listen to cassette tapes. Cassette tapes were the medium through which most Grateful Dead concert recordings were traded before the digital age. My walkman is now an iPod and instead of holding one cassette I can now choose from among the 200+ shows I have on it at any given time....
I had a biology teacher who theorized that good music in the background helps one study. One day we walked in and he sprung a pop quiz on us. Once the complaining subsided, we began the test to the opening strains of "Box Of Rain" from American Beauty. I'm pretty sure I was the only one in class who had heard it before, as it was a pretty new release at the time.
Anyway, Mr. Luperini gave me a knowing wink as he walked down the aisle past me. Pretty cool high school memory!
I love this story! I used to daydream in high school about having a teacher that was cool like that. How amazing!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Heads! Hope you're all at least enjoying the ride!
Sign posted at entrance, never saw THAT one before!
And of course a marshmallow fight ensued during the show,. Can't remember exactly when it occurred, but it was pretty funny and the nice thing was they don't hurt even when you get beamed at close range! They were pretty sticky once stepped and danced on though, had marshmallow on my shoes for days.
I get the sign now! :)
Agree with you Sugarbear. I like your inside joke!
I thought that slight delay on the vocals sounded very familiar - I was there!
Before the show, we saw a rent-a-cop walking through the grassy parking area with a confiscated piece of smoking paraphernalia, smiling as he passed by - we chuckled as we enjoyed our beers and said "only at a Dead show!"
At a great place to see one.
only needed to bring up one show, funny how when you were at it the sound comes right back to you, even if the weather was bloomin' awful.
I think the weather was nice this particular year, really bad a couple years before. 'course, i've got no nose for weather.
I knew it had to be the 10th. Archive has the Shrine shows from the 10th & 11th. The version of Alligator> Caution on those nights is exactly the same in both recordings, so I knew one of them was a filler. Just wasn't sure which night had the right recording. Finally found this blog on 1967 and it helped me a lot. Towards the bottom of the page they have links for the 2 Shrine shows and the link for the 10th was missing Alligator> Caution and the link for the 11th wasn't. At that point I was 100% sure the cut on archive was no doubt from the 11th. The recording on archive is very similar but Pigs raps are a little different, the outro was different and theres a few other differences. I also couldn't help but notice the archive recording had much clearer vocals for Pig then the daily release, that wouldn't make sense at all. The overall spirit, sound and feel of the song was so close to the 11th recording that it had to have been played within a few days of it. Heres the link to the blog if anyones interested, it actually has some good info on some of the mislabeled shows from 67.
I, too was fooled on this one. I listened to what was supposedly 11/10 half a dozen times and determined they could not be the same. Although the timing did match. Also note that the venue is listed as the Auditorium where as all the historical evidence suggests it was actually the Exhibition Hall.
I was astonished this morning when I saw the answer was a date that I listened to several times and determined could not be it. I knew 11/10 and 11/11 were in the time period, but were not exact matches. I just tried to sync it up again and it still isn't right. Jerry's solo after the drum solo is different. At least now I know there isn't something wrong with my ears. I guess my big mistake was not noticing that 11/10 and 11/11 were the same.
Oh well, my first miss this year. But, I'm still happy that I have this incredible Alligator>Caution in my itunes.
I knew they were going to say 11/10/67 but 11/10/67 does not match the mp3 presented here. It is obvious during the Alligator rap part right after the drums. Unless they have the wrong version posted on archive would be the only explanation. I must have listened to that part 20 times and they do not match!
I've compared and they do not match
They did lots of splicing when they were putting together Anthem of the Sun. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the recordings in the vault and in circulation were altered prior to them getting into our hands. I didn't notice the difference you point out because I had my own specific landmarks in the recording I was looking to match. Once I found those, I was sure it was the 10th but I can understand your frustration.
Thats what I was saying. The recording on the 10th on archive is just filler. Thats the recording from the 11th. If you listen to them from both nights on archive they're identical. If you look on the link to the blog below, it has links to correct recordings of those nights. The one posted for the 10th on there is missing the Alligator> Caution. Sometimes on these older tracks you have to check out some resources before you can pick. Since theres such a gap in recordings and sometimes partial shows or tracks, you have to make sure its not just filler from another show.
There is a version of the 10th on LMA that contain the A>C:
Here's some verbiage from deadlists that relates to the confusion:
"There's a bit of a mystery here. The Alligator>Caution that appears on both the 11/10/67 and 11/11/67 tapes are identical -- even on the vault reels! it is unknown which of the two dates these songs belong to, but it's not unreasonable to presume that 11/10 is the original and 11/11 is the copy. The best explanation (read: speculation) is that someone copied the 11/10/67 Alligator>Caution onto the end of the 11/11/67 reels. The master reels for these two shows were not originally in the Dead's vault -- they were stored at Warner Brothers, which is presumably where all this mysterious copying took place."
Can't find it now, but there was also discussion somewhere how it came from Side A of Real #1 while what is generally accepted as 11/11 came from Side B of same Reel.
I do wholeheartedly agree though that the version DL posted is not the same as what is posted on LMA for either date. They start to diverge in drums with the vibraslap (sound of which I didn't find in other versions, which is why I chose 11/10 as 'closest', plus the total time matched pretty closely) and definitely with Pig's vocals after.
Anywho...time to move on and cook the turkey :) Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
The hints were no good...:-) I was on my own. Hardest one yet for me...nothing really matched it. It was getting late so I took a stab at one that felt similar...and it was right! Weird.
From the drum intro, I knew what year it was. Not sure how. Maybe I have listened to this certain tour a few times ;) but I got today's guess on the first try, for which I am thankful :)
P.S. They already had a day from this tour ;)
P.P.S. Maybe they are giving us a lot of samples from upcoming releases? This tour has been mentioned around the fanbase as a wanted box set...
Happy Thanks & Giving y'all)
how come we went from 320 bit rate down to 192? Days 28,27,26 all @ 192 bit rate all others are the 320. just asking...
Have these Shrine Auditorium shows finally been nailed down? There's been confusion for decades about the actual dates and setlists of these shows, and I'd sure like to know what the final word is.