30 Days of Dead


It's that magical time of year again where we make miracles every day. Yessiree, 30 Days Of Dead is back!

As a token of our appreciation for making 2018 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 David Lemieux! Intrigued? We're also going to put your knowledge to the test and give you a chance to win prizes, not to mention bragging rights.

Here's the drill:

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 - a 2019 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 for our PACIFIC NORTHWEST '73-'74 THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS boxed set.

Get started here.

Today's Song
You could count how many times the Dead played this on one hand, all within a few months of each other

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  • McGogs
    27 minutes 51 seconds ago
    Reuben And Cherise

    Listened to this 5 times now. I need to get "Cat Under The Stars".

  • Default Avatar
    1 hour 39 minutes ago
    Highlander Rubin

    There can be only one.

    The little filigree Bobby licks throughout help. And the amount of run throughs on the intro chords. But the website's mix is a little squashed here. Not complaining. Their mix made me think it was another show because of a certain instrument being hard to hear. Then I realized.... oh yeah! It's the show I attended! Had a board tape of this so soon after the show which was rare back then. That tape had some "weirdnesses" in there but we loved it anyway. Now, the modern era web has some nice alternate versions for us that try to remedy the oddities.

    Wow what a show. A great road trip down from college w/friends (Steve A thanks for getting tickets!). They gave us some great treats that night.

  • Thunder Shout
    3 hours 30 minutes ago

    this show. I was a newbie in ‘88 and in ‘91 had never heard this song. The roar of the crowd let me know I was seeing something special.

  • kutsavi
    3 hours 46 minutes ago
    Glad to See the Britts!

    Thanks for making the effort to post, even though they don't make it easy for those across the pond. We love you!

  • opeelipsky
    4 hours 24 minutes ago
    If I lie, say I fall down cold

    I can't believe its Day 14 of the 30 Days, and this is my 1st guess & comment. I guess thats what I get for going where the climate suits my clothes and being on vacation. Please tell me truly true, why has there already been 2 repeat songs. Over 30,000 songs to choose from, and 2 repeats in 30 Days. I am not complaining, just saying. I love the 30 Days so much. If you could see my heart you would know it's true. Thanks for all the Grate tunes!

Yesterday's answer...
Philadelphia, PA, The Spectrum
Estimated Prophet and Eyes Of The World were first joined together shortly after Estimated debuted in early 1977. They were played together quite often until 1990, when the more common variance was Eyes Of The World>Estimated Prophet
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