30 Days of Dead

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As far as miracles go, November is bountiful. That's right, we're making miracles every day of the month and hoping to fire up your trusty synapses while we're at it.

Each day, we will be giving away an unreleased Grateful Dead track from the vault, selected by Dead archivist David Lemieux. And we're going to put your knowledge to the test with a chance to win prizes, not to mention bragging rights in the community.

So let's get to it, shall we?

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 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 - a 2021 Grateful Dead Wall Calendar. 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 to win the Grand Prize - a copy of our June 1976 boxed set.

Today's Song
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A perfect way to send people home after a wonderful night of music, or 30 days of great songs…
day30_n98h4ixgwa_brokedown_palace.mp3

30 Days Of Dead

30 DAYS OF DEAD

Thank you for participating. You can download and enjoy all of this year’s 30 Days Of Dead tracks below.
day1_sjr23lykxlg1mfdn.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-01-2020
Jack-A-Roe
1 Jack-A-Roe
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day2_y13ndhj641cd2l4n.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-02-2020
Looks Like Rain
2 Looks Like Rain
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day3_vhcuxua236uqu5j.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-03-2020
Never Trust A Woman
3 Never Trust A Woman
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day4_mx7bwlpz5hv3nit_bird_song.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-04-2020
Bird Song
4 Bird Song
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day5_trcgtcy1io2dq5c_friend_of_the_devil.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-05-2020
Friend Of The Devil
5 Friend Of The Devil
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day6_o64d7yivd6wyg6t_little_sadie.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-06-2020
Little Sadie
6 Little Sadie
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day7_2uz6qhxz0z1nvl9_ship_of_fools.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-07-2020
Ship Of Fools
7 Ship Of Fools
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day8_3qxve6vm61_stella_blue.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-08-2020
Stella Blue
8 Stella Blue
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day9_xdjx2g7ngl_feel_like_a_stranger.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-09-2020
Feel Like A Stranger
9 Feel Like A Stranger
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day10_za0cxyq9fq_hes_gone.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-10-2020
He's Gone
10 He's Gone
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day11_uvvcu6mm7y_casey_jones.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-11-2020
Casey Jones
11 Casey Jones
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day12_46sb3no49w_playing_in_the_band.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-12-2020
Playing In The Band
12 Playing In The Band
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day13_e4blktmapv_here_comes_sunshine.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-13-2020
Here Comes Sunshine
13 Here Comes Sunshine
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day14_jb8ca4kx3e_shakedown_street.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-14-2020
Shakedown Street>Bertha
14 Shakedown Street>Bertha
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day15_vd59498ciz_hell_in_a_bucket.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-15-2020
Hell In A Bucket>Sugaree
15 Hell In A Bucket>Sugaree
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day16_izuce82nst_dark_star.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-16-2020
Dark Star
16 Dark Star
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day17_drhk5vtmkq_shakedown_street.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-17-2020
Shakedown Street>Estimated Prophet>Eyes Of The World
17 Shakedown Street>Estimated Prophet>Eyes Of The World
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day18_ojh8bys3la_jackaroe.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-18-2020
Truckin'>Terrapin Station
18 Truckin'>Terrapin Station
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day19_neb4ddf11o_thatsit.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-19-2020
That's It For The Other One>Main Time
19 That's It For The Other One>Main Time
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day20_3gm0nfigld_feel_like_a_stranger.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-20-2020
Feel Like A Stranger>They Love Each Other
20 Feel Like A Stranger>They Love Each Other
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day21_pe28x7o2ir_eyes_of_the_world.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-21-2020
Eyes Of The World (Outtake)
21 Eyes Of The World (Outtake)
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day22_v39k07bn78_loser_playingintheband.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-22-2020
Loser>Playing In The Band
22 Loser>Playing In The Band
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day23_ix5imyolqs_eyes_of_the_world.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-23-2020
Eyes Of The World>Fire On The Mountain
23 Eyes Of The World>Fire On The Mountain
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day24_03r3dsvi3k_crazy_fingers.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-24-2020
Crazy Fingers (Rehearsal)
24 Crazy Fingers (Rehearsal)
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day25_o0qvzmh81b_let_it_grow.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-25-2020
Let It Grow>Don't Ease Me In
25 Let It Grow>Don't Ease Me In
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day26_okt6g2tfx7_blackthroated_wind.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-26-2020
Black-Throated Wind
26 Black-Throated Wind
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day27_yetwnk3j0l_sugar_magnolia.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-27-2020
Sugar Magnolia>Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain
27 Sugar Magnolia>Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain
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day28_29m0uan1cz_uncle_johns_band.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-28-2020
Uncle John's Band
28 Uncle John's Band
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day29_2qa64jz9pl_china_cat_sunflower.mp3
https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead/nov-29-2020
China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider
29 China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider
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day30_n98h4ixgwa_brokedown_palace.mp3
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Brokedown Palace
30 Brokedown Palace
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1040 comments

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    mtownshend
    4 months ago
    Great Recording!

    This is one of my top 10 with regards to sound quality. The MP3 just doesn't do it justice I'm sad to say

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    Dobro
    4 months ago
    Thank You!

    Thanks for changing the bit-rate to 320 kbps! It's much appreciated.

    I painstakingly updated the metadata and filenames for consistency and thoroughness if the archive crew is interested. Just let me know where to upload if you are interested.

  • SteveDi
    4 months ago
    30 Days of Dead 2020 List

    1. JACK-A-ROE Rosemont, IL, Rosemont Horizon Arena December 6, 1981
    2. LOOKS LIKE RAIN Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh Civic Arena April 18, 1978
    3. NEVER TRUST A WOMAN Maple, ON, Canada, Kingswood Music Theatre June 21, 1984
    4. BIRD SONG Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theater February 24, 1971
    5. FRIEND OF THE DEVIL Passaic, NJ, Capitol Theatre April 1, 1980
    6. LITTLE SADIE Austin, TX, Austin Municipal Auditorium February 23, 1970
    7. SHIP OF FOOLS Chicago, IL, International Amphitheatre July 25, 1974
    8. STELLA BLUE Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre May 18, 1977
    9. FEEL LIKE A STRANGER Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Coliseum October 23, 1989
    10. HE'S GONE New York, NY, Madison Square Garden September 16, 1987
    11. CASEY JONES Colorado Springs, CO, Reed's Ranch July 3, 1969
    12. PLAYING IN THE BAND Boston, MA, Boston Music Hall September 16, 1972
    13. HERE COMES SUNSHINE Albany, NY, Knickerbocker Arena March 29, 1993
    14. SHAKEDOWN STREET>BERTHA Bremen, West Germany, Stadt Halle October 10, 1981
    15. HELL IN A BUCKET>SUGAREE Landover, MD, Capital Centre March 17, 1991
    16. DARK STAR Oakland, CA, Oakland Coliseum Arena December 12, 1992
    17. SHAKEDOWN STREET>ESTIMATED PROPHET>EYES OF THE WORLD Providence, RI, Providence Civic Center April 1, 1986
    18. TRUCKIN'>TERRAPIN STATION Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum March 31, 1989
    19. THAT'S IT FOR THE OTHER ONE>MAIN TIME San Francisco, CA, Fillmore West June 7, 1970
    20. FEEL LIKE A STRANGER>THEY LOVE EACH OTHER Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre September 3, 1985
    21. EYES OF THE WORLD (OUTTAKE) Sausalito, CA, Record Plant Studio August 8, 1973
    22. LOSER>PLAYING IN THE BAND Fort Worth, TX, Texas Christian University November 14, 1971
    23. EYES OF THE WORLD>FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre July 3, 1994
    24. CRAZY FINGERS (REHEARSAL) San Rafael, CA, Club Front March 26, 1982
    25. LET IT GROW>DON'T EASE ME IN Dayton, OH, Hara Arena November 30, 1981
    26. BLACK-THROATED WIND Berlin, Germany, Internationales Congress Centrum October 20, 1990
    27. SUGAR MAGNOLIA>SCARLET BEGONIAS>FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN Las Vegas, NV, Sam Boyd Silver Bowl April 27, 1991
    28. UNCLE JOHN'S BAND Scranton, PA, Scranton Catholic Youth Center April 13, 1971
    29. CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER>I KNOW YOU RIDER East Rutherford, NJ, Brendan Byrne Arena October 11, 1989
    30. BROKEDOWN PALACE Oklahoma City, OK, Oklahoma City Music Hall November 15, 1972

  • chefdarkstar
    4 months 1 week ago
    Janis Joplin

    I recently found out, from the good old grateful Dead podcast, that this was originally written as a tribute to Janis joplin. The lyrics make sense

  • Charbroiled
    4 months 1 week ago
    30 Days

    Thank you for a real good time!!!!!!!!

Yesterday's answer...
East Rutherford, NJ, Brendan Byrne Arena
From opening night of the Dead's five night stand at Brendan Byrne, this "China>Rider" is quite a bit longer than most versions from this era, with lots of MIDI fun along the way.
Yesterday's Winner...
Drew
Tucson
AZ

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