30 Days of Dead


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 2020 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 SOLD OUT Blu-ray GIANTS STADIUM 1987/1989/1991 boxed set.

Today's Song
A song that went through a radical lyrical transformation a year after its debut. Commonly played as an encore

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  • My Lightning Too
    28 minutes 45 seconds ago
    Perfect sync?

    Very interesting about the perfect sync comment. Like WildBill, I didn't find a recording of this version in this quality. This sounds to me like a nugget that hasn't moved into general circulation yet.

  • My Lightning Too
    1 hour ago
    Re: Speeds up the process

    Relisten appears to be back up! Haven't been able to dig in yet though.

  • outpost
    2 hours ago
    Awesome guitar solo

    Really great version, made even better by a wild feedback-laden guitar solo.

  • Default Avatar
    2 hours 42 minutes ago

    Yes, and what notes they are - that mid section solo is unique. Plus I got a perfect sync, leaving no doubt about the match. But WildBill, there's only like 290 U.S. Blues encores - you must do a lot of browsing!

  • Default Avatar
    3 hours 22 minutes ago
    Speeds up the process

    Without relisten, my system slows way down … mostly I waited my oh my!

Yesterday's answer...
Reno, NV, University of Nevada
China>Rider had debuted as a combination in September 1969. This Reno show was the first road test for the Wall Of Sound, which had debuted on 3/23/74 at the Cow Palace.
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