Grateful Dead: 30 Free Track Downloads at


Grateful Dead
Starting on the Day of the Dead (November 1),, the official website of the Grateful Dead, will kick off 30 Days of Dead. Every day throughout the entire month of November, the Grateful Dead will post a different live track on that will be free to download for one day only. The band’s archivist Dave Lemieux hand-picked each of the 30 career-spanning tracks from the Dead’s extensive vault. Each free song download will be a high-quality (320 kps) mp3 and nearly all of the 30 tracks are previously unreleased soundboard recordings.

30 Days of Dead kicks off with a free download of “New Speedway Boogie,” the studio version of which was included on Workingman’s Dead, one of two iconic Dead albums celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year (American Beauty being the other).

In addition to the free music, 30 Days of Dead will also include daily and weekly contests. When a new track is posted on each day at approximately Noon EST, the first person to correctly identify both the complete date (Month, Day, Year) and venue of the performance in the comments section will win their choice of any copy from the Dead’s ongoing Road Trips series.

All fans who post at least one correct answer during each week will be entered into a weekly sweepstakes to win a Grateful Dead prize pack. Some of the titles included in the prize packs will be the recently released Warner Bros. Studio Album Vinyl Box and the Formerly The Warlocks boxed set.

[Published on: 11/1/10]

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