Grateful Dead

30 Days of Dead

If you've been part of the community for the past few years, then you know we're on a mission to make a miracle every day in the month of November. This year is no different.

As a token of our appreciation for making 2017 an epic year, we're giving away a high-quality 320Kbps 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 a chance daily to win a limited-edition 7" single, the 1st release from our 2017 series.

Here's how it works:

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.

Guess the venue and date correctly and you'll be automatically entered to win the prize of the day. Each day a winner will be selected at random, so take your time and make your best guess! Answer correctly, and you will also be automatically entered for our Grand Prize - a copy of our SOLD OUT MAY 1977: GET SHOWN THE LIGHT boxed set.

Get started here.

Today's Song

Hint: An American Beauty beauty.
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Yesterday's answer...

Rochester, NY, Holleder Stadium
This lengthy "Scarlet">"Fire" comes a year-less-a-day after another huge "Scarlet">"Fire" played in a stadium, the 9/2/78 Giants Stadium version.

Yesterday's winner...

James O.
Stafford, NY
Grasshead's picture
Joined: Jul 14 2007
Candyman #19

Sounds horrible! Fix please...

Joined: Jan 24 2011
Stumped. Stymied. Baffled. Befuddled.

Oh, the shame.

hornsby's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010
tiny bubbles

is it my computer or is this sounding like the guys are playing under the sea?

Vedantus's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010

Mine sounds the same

kenny_upstairs's picture
Joined: Apr 29 2010
Flawed audio...

Strange... perhaps the software used to clean up the sound was too effective, pulling bits of music out of the mix along with clicks, pops and distractive audience noise.

Joined: Nov 6 2014
Same over here

Yep. Hint: The venue for this one is Atlantis. ;-)
Geez, such a stunningly beautiful performance!! But I do wish the recording was clear.

FYI, I did delete it and then reboot my computer and downloaded again with same results. Also it sounds the same here on the 30 DoD page. Maybe this is the best recording there is....or maybe Dave can check it out & put up a cleaner copy(??).

deadheadned's picture
Joined: Feb 15 2009

there's definitely some recording artifact. i wonder if that's the hint.

Jerry's solo is sublime.

hornsby's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010
second that

it is a killer rendition all around
reminds me of listening to old bootleg cassettes that had been eaten by the tape player a few times, but you would fix it and keep it because it was that good

30 Days of Dead