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Grateful Dead - Live/Dead album mp3
Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Experimental
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Live/Dead is the first official live album released by the rock band Grateful Dead. Recorded over a series of concerts in early 1969 and released later the same year, it was the first live rock album to use 16-track recording.

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Grateful Dead is an album by rock band the Grateful Dead. Released in October 1971 on Warner Bros. Records, it is their second live double album. Although published without a title, it is generally known by the names Skull and Roses (due to its iconic cover art) and Skull Fuck (the name the band originally wanted to give to the album, which was rejected by the record company).

Grateful Dead: все альбомы, включая Aoxomoxoa, Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe it If You Need It, Anthem Of The Sun и другие. 2018 Live Radio Broadcast. Winterland New Year's Eve 1971. Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Dec 10th 1971. Kingswood Music Theatre, Maple, Ontario, June 21 1984. UIC Pavillion, Chicago, April 11th 1987. Taft Auditorium, Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct.

Album, 17 Март 1967, WEA, Rhino Records. 13. Death Don't Have No Mercy. 15. Viola Lee Blues (Live). Album, 18 Июль 1968, WEA. Tracklist. 1. That's It for the Other One. Recording and release. Unlike Live/Dead, the album contained several lead and background vocal overdubs. For the three new original compositions ("Bertha", "Playing in the Band", and "Wharf Rat"), the band invited Jerry Garcia associate Merl Saunders to overdub organ parts. This made the organ playing of Saunders more prominent than that of Pigpen, whose contributions tend to be buried in the mix.

I originally bought this album on vinyl back in the 70s. The original vinyl release was a two-album set, which had some awkward breaks at the ends of each side of the record. It was tough to get any real continuity when you had to turn over the record every 20 minutes or so.

Unlike Live/Dead, the album contained several lead and background vocal overdubs. Though the album has been known by the sobriquet "Skull & Roses", the original vertical gatefold cover unfolds to reveal the entire skeleton. The graphic became one of the images most associated with the band. Opening track "Bertha" fades in on the original version of the album, in semblance of entering the performance space.

The Grateful Dead have often been likened to the sonic equivalent of an acid trip. Rich sound, soothing, and an overall sense of euphoric emotion. Live/Dead thoroughly supports that statement. Dark Star alone, being clocked in at twenty three minutes, and seven seconds, distorts your sense of time enough to the point where you feel as if you have been listening to an hour long guitar solo. However, that does not make Live/Dead a tedious album, to any extent.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Dark Star
Written-By – Garcia*, Hunter*
B1 St. Stephen
Written-By – Garcia*, Lesh*, Hunter*
B2 The Eleven
Written-By – Lesh*, Hunter*
C Turn On Your Love Light
Written-By – D. Malone*, J. Scott*
D1 Death Don't Have No Mercy
Vocals, Congas, Organ – Pigpen*Written-By – Rev. Gary Davis
D2 Feedback
Written-By – McGanahan Skjellyfetti
D3 And We Bid You Goodnight
Written-By – Traditional

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Optimal Media Production – B379679
  • Copyright (c) – Rhino Vinyl
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Mixed At – Muggles Gramophone
  • Recorded At – Fillmore West
  • Recorded At – Avalon Ballroom
  • Lacquer Cut At – Capitol Mastering
  • Mastered At – Capitol Mastering


  • Artwork [Art Direction] – Ed Thrasher
  • Artwork [Cover Art] – R.D. Thomas
  • Bass, Vocals – Phil Lesh
  • Engineer – Betty Cantor
  • Engineer [Consulting] – Owsley*, Ron Wickersham
  • Engineer [Executive] – Bob Matthews
  • Guitar, Vocals – Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia
  • Keyboards – Tom Constanten
  • Lacquer Cut By – RM*
  • Lyrics By – Robert Hunter
  • Music By [Tunes] – Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh
  • Other [Kwipment Krew] – Jackson, John P. Hagen, Kidd, Ram Rod
  • Percussion – Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart
  • Photography By [Liner Photos] – Florence Nathan, Herb Greene, Jim Marshall
  • Producer – Betty*, Bob*, Grateful Dead*
  • Technician [Sound] – Bear


Recorded Live recording by Alembic Recording Studios, Novato, California
Liner notes: © 1969 & 2003 Warner Bros. Records Inc & Rhino Vinyl.

Tracks A & B1 recorded live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (2/27/69).
Tracks B2 & C recorded live at Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (1/26/69).
Tracks D1 to D3 recorded live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (3/2/69).
Label says "Made in USA".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): R1-74395-1 GI RM MASTERED BY CAPITO B379679-01 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): R1-74395-2 GI RM MASTERED BY CAPITO B379679-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): R1-74395-3 GI RM MASTERED BY CAPITO B379679-02 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): R1-74395-4 GI RM MASTERED BY CAPITO B379679-02 D1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2WS-1830 The Grateful Dead Live/Dead ‎(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records 2WS-1830 US 1969
2WS-1830 The Grateful Dead Live/Dead ‎(2xLP, Album, RP, Ter) Warner Bros. Records 2WS-1830 US 1970
2WLS 1830 The Grateful Dead Live/Dead ‎(2xLP) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records 2WLS 1830 Italy 1970
2WS-1830 The Grateful Dead Live/Dead ‎(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records 2WS-1830 US 1969
8122-74395-2 Grateful Dead* Live/Dead ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Records 8122-74395-2 Europe 2003

  • Sha
An excellent production. Excellent sound /excellent presentation. I love it!
  • Manazar
Note: on this one seems no noise reduction has been applied, it's quite hissy. I guess/hope it was due to the fact original master tapes were used without further processing.