Estimated Prophet

Estimated Prophet

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Estimated Prophet Discography

Terrapin Station

(1977)


Terrapin Station Released on July 27, 1977, this was the Dead's ninth studio album, and first release on Clive Davis's Arista label. "Estimated Prophet" is the first track on the album.

Dave's Picks Volume 29

(February 27, 1977)


Dave's Picks Volume 29 This set contains the complete concert recorded on February 26, 1977 at Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, California, and three bonus tracks from February 27, 1977. This concert features the band’s first live performances of the songs “Terrapin Station” and “Estimated Prophet”. The album cover depicts a skeleton couple who are walking towards Swing Auditorium. In the background is the San Bernardino landmark known as the Arrowhead.

30 Days of the Dead (2012)

(March 20, 1977)


30 Days of the Dead (2012) Beginning in 2010, every November Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux picks out 30 standout tracks from the Dead's vault that is shared each day of the month. By the end of the month, there is a collection of 30 songs. The "Estimated Prophet" from this collection comes from March 20, 1977, recorded at Winterland Arena, in San Francisco, California.

30 Trips Around The Sun

(April 25, 1977)


30 Trips Around the Sun is an 80-CD box set consisting of 30 complete, previously unreleased concerts, with one show per year from 1966-1995. "Estimated Prophet" from this collection was recorded on April 25, 1977 at the Capitol Theatre, in Passaic, New Jersey.

Download Series Volume 1

(April 30, 1977)


Download Series Volume 1 The first in a series of digital download albums by the Grateful Dead, this  volume features the complete show from April 30, 1977, which was the second of a five night run at New York City's Palladium . It also features bonus material from the previous night at the same location.

30 Days of the Dead (2015)

(May 4, 1977)


30 Days of the Dead (2012) Beginning in 2010, every November Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux picks out 30 standout tracks from the Dead's vault that is shared each day of the month. By the end of the month, there is a collection of 30 songs. The "Estimated Prophet" from this collection comes from the last in a five night run at New York City's Palladium, on May 4, 1977.

May 1977: Get Shown The Light

(May 5, 1977)


May 1977: Get Shown The Light This eleven-CD set contains four consecutive complete concerts, recorded on May 5, 7, 8, and 9, 1977. The first "Estimated Prophet" from this set comes from the May 5, 1977 show recorded at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in New Haven, Connecticut.

May 1977: Get Shown The Light

(May 7, 1977)


May 1977: Get Shown The Light This eleven-CD set contains four consecutive complete concerts, recorded on May 5, 7, 8, and 9, 1977. The second "Estimated Prophet" from this set comes from the May 7, 1977 show recorded at the Boston Garden, in Boston, Massachusetts.

May 1977: Get Shown The Light

(May 8, 1977)


May 1977: Get Shown The Light This eleven-CD set contains four consecutive complete concerts, recorded on May 5, 7, 8, and 9, 1977. The third "Estimated Prophet" from this set comes from the May 8, 1977 show recorded at Barton Hall, Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York.

May 1977: Get Shown The Light

(May 9, 1977)


May 1977: Get Shown The Light This eleven-CD set contains four consecutive complete concerts, recorded on May 5, 7, 8, and 9, 1977. The fourth and final "Estimated Prophet" from this set comes from the May 9, 1977 show recorded at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, in Buffalo, New York.

May 1977 (Box Set)

(May 11, 1977)


May 1977 This fourteen-CD box set contains five complete consecutive shows, from May 11-17, 1977. "Estimated Prophet" was played at all five shows. The first in this set was recorded on May 11, 1977, at the St. Paul Civic Center, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

May 1977 (Box Set)

(May 12, 1977)


May 1977 This fourteen-CD box set contains five complete consecutive shows, from May 11-17, 1977. "Estimated Prophet" was played at all five shows. The second in this set was recorded on May 12, 1977, at the Auditorium Theatre, in Chicago, Illinois.

May 1977 (Box Set)

(May 13, 1977)


May 1977 This fourteen-CD box set contains five complete consecutive shows, from May 11-17, 1977. "Estimated Prophet" was played at all five shows. The third in this set was recorded on May 13, 1977, at the Auditorium Theatre, in Chicago, Illinois.

May 1977 (Box Set)

(May 15, 1977)


May 1977 This fourteen-CD box set contains five complete consecutive shows, from May 11-17, 1977. "Estimated Prophet" was played at all five shows. The fourth in this set was recorded on May 15, 1977, at the St. Louis Arena, in St. Louis, Missouri.

May 1977 (Box Set)

(May 17, 1977)


May 1977 This fourteen-CD box set contains five complete consecutive shows, from May 11-17, 1977. "Estimated Prophet" was played at all five shows. The fifth and final in this set was recorded on May 17, 1977, at the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Dick's Picks Volume 29

(May 19, 1977)

(May 21, 1977)


Dick's Picks Vol 29 is a 6 CD set, made up of the show at the Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 1977 and the show at Lakeland Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida on May 21, 1977, plus some "hidden" filler from  October 11, 1977. This six-CD release is the longest album in the Dick's Picks series. There are two versions of "Estimated Prophet" from this volume, the first at the Fox Theater, in Atlanta, Georgia, recorded on May 19, 1977, and the second from the Lakeland Civic Center Arena, in Lakeland, Florida, recorded on May 21, 1977.

Dick's Picks Volume 3

(May 22, 1977)


Dick’s Picks Volume 3 This set was recorded on May 22, 1977 at the Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines, Florida. It’s missing a number of songs from the May 22 show.

Dave's Picks Volume 1

(May 25, 1977)


Dave's Picks Volume 1 is the first in the Dave's Picks series, picked by archivist David Lemieux. It is the full show from May 25, 1977 at The Mosque in Richmond, VA. The cover art, by Scott McDougall, depicts the hands of two skeletons in outer space with clashing drumsticks that resemble lightsabers. It's a nod to the film Star Wars which was released on the same date as the concert was recorded.

To Terrapin: Hartford '77

(May 28, 1977)


To Terrapin: Hartford '77 This album was recorded at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 28, 1977, and was the last show of the band's 26-date East Coast tour in the Spring of 1977.

Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings

(June 7, 1977)

(June 8, 1977)

(June 9, 1977)


Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings This nine-CD box set contains three complete concerts recorded on June 7, 8, and 9, 1977, at the Winterland Ballroom, in San Francisco, California. "Estimated Prophet" was played all three nights.

Dick's Picks Volume 15

(September 13, 1977)


Dick’s Picks Volume 15 This album features the full concert from Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey on September 3, 1977. Also appearing at the event were the New Riders of the Purple Sage and the Marshall Tucker Band. 

Road Trips Volume 1 Number 2

(October 16, 1977)


Road Trips Volume 1 Number 2 The second in their "Road Trips" series, this volume contains material from four different concerts recorded over a two-week period at venues in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana. "Estimated Prophet" from this collection was recorded on October 16, 1977, at the Assembly Center, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dick's Picks Volume 34

(November 2, 1977)


Dick's Picks Volume 34 This three-CD set contains the complete show recorded on November 5, 1977 at the Community War Memorial in Rochester, New York. It also contains additional material recorded on November 2, 1977, at the Seneca College Field House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dave's Picks Volume 12

(November 4, 1977)


Dave's Picks Volume 12 This three-CD set contains the complete concert recorded on November 4, 1977 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The album also included over 75 minutes of bonus tracks recorded on November 2, 1977 at a concert at Seneca College in Toronto. Dick’s Picks volume 34 was recorded on November 5, 1977 - the night after this volume, and also includes extensive bonus material from the November 2, 1977 Seneca College concert.

Dick's Picks Volume 10

(December 30, 1977)


Dick’s Picks Volume 10 This album was recorded at Winterland Arena in San Francisco, California on December 29, 1977, with extra tracks recorded on the following night. "Estimated Prophet" is one of the bonus tracks that was recorded on December 30, 1977.

Dick's Picks Volume 18

(February 3, 1978)


Dick’s Picks Volume 18 This album was recorded February 3, 1978, at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin and on February 5, 1978, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. There are also two songs from the February 4, 1978 show at the Milwaukee Auditorium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

30 Days of the Dead (2011)

(April 19, 1978)


30 Days of the Dead (2011) Beginning in 2010, every November Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux picks out 30 standout tracks from the Dead's vault that is shared each day of the month. By the end of the month, there is a collection of 30 songs.  "Estimated Prophet" from this collection was recorded on April 19, 1978 at the Veterans' Memorial Hall, in Columbus, Ohio.

Dave's Picks Volume 15

(April 22, 1978)


Dave’s Picks Volume 15 This three-CD set contains the complete concert recorded on April 22, 1978 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The following concert date of the tour (April 24, 1978, at Illinois State University) was released as Dave’s Picks Volume 7.

Dick's Picks Volume 25

(May 10, 1978)


Dick’s Picks Volume 25 contains two almost-complete shows from successive nights: May 10, 1978 at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut, and 11 May 11, 1978 at the Springfield Civic Center Arena in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

30 Trips Around The Sun

(May 14, 1978)


30 Trips Around the Sun is an 80-CD box set consisting of 30 complete, previously unreleased concerts, with one show per year from 1966-1995. The second "Estimated Prophet" from this collection was recorded on May 14, 1978 at the Providence Civic Center, in Providence, Rhode Island.

July 1978: The Complete Recordings

(July 1, 1978)


July 1978: The Complete Recordings This twelve-CD box set contains five complete concerts recorded July 1-8, 1978. "Estimated Prophet" was played at three of the five shows. The first comes from July 1, 1978, recorded at Arrowhead Stadium, in Kansas City, Missouri.

July 1978: The Complete Recordings

(July 5, 1978)


July 1978: The Complete Recordings This twelve-CD box set contains five complete concerts recorded July 1-8, 1978. "Estimated Prophet" was played at three of the five shows. The second comes from July 5, 1978, recorded at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, in Omaha, Nebraska. 

July 1978: The Complete Recordings

(July 8, 1978)


July 1978: The Complete Recordings This twelve-CD box set contains five complete concerts recorded July 1-8, 1978. "Estimated Prophet" was played at three of the five shows. The third and final comes from July 8, 1978, recorded at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, in Morrison, Colorado.

Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978 (bonus disc)

(September 15, 1978)


Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978 This CD/DVD set was recorded on September 15 and 16, 1978, at the Giza pyramid complex, in Giza, Egypt. A bonus disc of additional tracks from the dates was included with early copies of the album. The DVD contains footage from the September 16 performance. "Estimated Prophet" comes from the September 15, 1978 show.

Road Trips Volume 1 Number 4

(October 21, 1978)


Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978 This two-CD album is the fourth in the "Road Trips" series and was recorded at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco, California, on October 21 and 22, 1978. The Winterland concerts from October 17-22, 1978, were the first shows played by the band after their concerts near the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt a month earlier. "Estimated Prophet" from this album was recorded on October 21, 1978.

Grateful Dead Scrapbook

(November 24, 1978)


Grateful Dead Scrapbook Veteran rock writer Ben-Frong Torres takes you on a guided tour through the Grateful Dead's entire musical career with a beautifully designed 64-page hardcover album including never-before-published photos. The deluxe edition contains a DVD of various live performances, including "Estimated Prophet" recorded on November 24, 1978.

Live at Hampton Coliseum

(May 4, 1979)


Live at Hampton Coliseum This two-disc vinyl LP was recorded on May 4, 1979, at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. It was released on April 19, 2014, in conjunction with Record Store Day. The May 4, 1979 concert was the band's first show at the Hampton Coliseum, and their third with then-new keyboardist Brent Mydland.

So Many Roads (1965-1995)

(August 12, 1979)


Live at Hampton Coliseum This five-CD box set primarily consists of concert recordings from different periods of the band's history. It also contains several songs recorded in the studio. The "Estimated Prophet" from this collection was recorded on August 12, 1979, at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, in Morrison, Colorado. 

Road Trips Full Show: Spectrum 11/5/79

(November 5, 1979)


Road Trips Full Show: Spectrum 11/5/79 This album contains the complete concert performed on November 5, 1979, at the Spectrum, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Road Trips Volume 1 Number 1

(November 9, 1979)


Road Trips Volume 1 Number 1 This album contains highlights from the Grateful Dead's 1979 tour of the East Coast. "Estimated Prophet" from this collection was recorded on November 9, 1979, at Memorial Auditorium, in Buffalo, New York.

Dick's Picks Volume 5

(December 26, 1979)


Dick’s Picks Volume 5 This set was recorded on December 26, 1979 at the Oakland Auditorium Arena in Oakland, California. This volume was the first of the Dick’s Picks to contain a complete concert.

30 Days of the Dead (2018)

(August 30, 1980)


30 Days of the Dead (2011) Beginning in 2010, every November Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux picks out 30 standout tracks from the Dead's vault that is shared each day of the month. By the end of the month, there is a collection of 30 songs.  "Estimated Prophet" from this collection was recorded on August 30, 1980 at The Spectrum, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Download Series Volume 7

(September 4, 1980)


Download Series Volume 7 This three-CD album is a compilation of the band performing in 1980 on September 3 at Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and September 4, at Providence Civic Center, in Providence, Rhode Island.

30 Days of the Dead (2010)

(October 7, 1980)


30 Days of the Dead (2010) Beginning in 2010, every November Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux picks out 30 standout tracks from the Dead's vault that is shared each day of the month. By the end of the month, there is a collection of 30 songs.  "Estimated Prophet" from this collection was recorded on October 7, 1980 at the Warfield Theater, in San Francisco, California.

Beyond Description: Bonus Disc

(October 10, 1980)


Beyond Description (1973–1989) This 12CD box set is a retrospective of the Grateful Dead's studio and live albums. It’s a companion to The Golden Road (1965-1973) box set, it covers their time on the Grateful Dead Records and Arista Records labels, from 1973 to 1989. Pre-ordered copies included a bonus disc with five live tracks and a studio rehearsal.

Dave's Picks Volume 20

(December 9, 1981)


Dave's Picks Volume 20 This set features the complete concert recorded on December 9, 1981, at the CU Events Center in Boulder, Colorado. The album is the first of the Dave’s Picks series to feature a show recorded after 1980, and was also the first Grateful Dead album to included their cover of the Rolling Stones’ song “Satisfaction”.

30 Days of the Dead (2016)

(April 12, 1982)


30 Days of the Dead (2016) Every November, since 2010, 30 Grateful Dead tracks have been released for download on the official dead.net website. One track is made available each day to form, by the 30th of the month, a wide ranging 30 track "album". The "Estimated Prophet" in this collection comes from April 12, 1982, and is paired with "Uncle John's Band".

30 Trips Around The Sun

(July 31, 1982)


30 Trips Around the Sun This 80-CD box set consists of 30 complete, previously unreleased concerts, with one show per year from 1966-1995. The "Estimated Prophet" from this box set is from July 31, 1982, recorded at Manor Downs, in Austin, Texas.

Dave's Picks Volume 27

(September 2, 1983)


Dave's Picks Volume 27 This set contains the complete concert recorded on September 2, 1983, at Boise State University Pavilion, In Boise, Idaho. 

Dick's Picks Volume 6

(October 14, 1983)


Dick’s Picks Volume 6 This album was recorded on October 14, 1983 at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The three-CD set contains the complete show from that night.

30 Days of the Dead (2014)

(June 28, 1985)


30 Days of the Dead (2014) Every November, since 2010, 30 Grateful Dead tracks have been released for download on the official dead.net website. One track is made available each day to form, by the 30th of the month, a wide ranging 30 track "album". The "Estimated Prophet" in this collection comes from June 28, 1985 and is paired with "Terrapin Station".

Download Series Volume 5

(March 27, 1988)


Download Series Volume 5 This volume features the complete concert recorded on March 27, 1988, at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton Virginia. Except for the first two songs being from an "Ultra-Matrix" soundboard/audience tape hybrid, the concert is from the soundboard master. The show included one of only eight times the Grateful Dead played Bob Dylan's "Ballad of a Thin Man". The show also features the only time the band performed Miles Davis' "So What".

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