For the past few years the Grateful Dead have started a new tradition to end each year called 30 Days of Dead. Each day in November, the band released a great recording of a track not previously released from the repertoire.
If you’ve been part of the Dead.net 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!
For 2017, the band will also be adding a little contest into the mix that will allow you to follow along every day and send in votes for the venue/date that the MP3 was released from.
We’re also going to put your knowledge to the test and give you a daily chance to win a limited-edition 7″ single, the 1st release from our 2017 series.
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 – SOLD OUT MAY 1977: GET SHOWN THE LIGHT boxed set.
Today’s track has been posted and I hear some Donna in there, so you know where to focus your guessing. Go here for the track and follow along every day.
Here’s the set of tracks from 2015…