30 Days of Dead


As the young folks like to say, it’s time to flex your Grateful Dead knowledge and take home a high-quality MP3 download every day in November while you are at it. 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, selected by Dead archivist and producer David Lemieux? Yes, please! The tracks are yours, no strings attached, but we hope you’ll stick around for the chance to win some sweet swag from the Dead.

If you don’t know what we’re on about, here’s the deal:

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 and win prizes to boot.

This year’s GRAND PRIZE will be a copy of the numbered, limited-edition boxed set LISTEN TO THE RIVER: ST. LOUIS '71 '72 '73. Daily winners will take home a 2022 Grateful Dead Calendar.

A song that was never released on a Grateful Dead studio album, and a song that was recorded for a Grateful Dead studio album, but was saved and re-recorded for the album that followed that one

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  • thismikebenz
    2 days ago
    Level of detail

    I am amazed at how much focus I will put on just a few notes at either end of the songs to use as clues when searching for the match. I start imagining picks on strings and fingers on keys, etc.; hearing each stroke. I typically repeat intros or outros about 10 times before doing the archive dive to listen for a match.

  • deded54
    2 days 1 hour ago
    what the fuck pdiesel?..finger stuck??

    call the hotline if it's ALL TOO MUCH
    Dave's "hint" is just background on the songs...I never use them to find the answer.
    todays might have narrowed it down for some..didn't do a thing to help my search
    Just in Case a little stressed??

  • jamgol
    2 days 2 hours ago
    oh boy

    always a few troublemakers out there...each new post pushes them down further

  • Default Avatar
    2 days 2 hours ago
    Jerry smokes on Deal

    Garcia's playing was great this tour. High energy shows. Saw the next two after this one and Jerry's voice was completely shot. 30 days...So Far so good.

  • ladnarc
    2 days 3 hours ago

    we have a problem. Deep breath.

Yesterday's answer...
Hartford, CT, Dillon Stadium
Stella Blue debuted at the previous show, on 6/17/72 in Hollywood, a concert that featured Pigpen's final appearance with the Grateful Dead. This Hartford show was the start of a new era in Dead history
Yesterday's Winner...

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