Grateful Dead discography

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Grateful Dead discography

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Releases
Studio albums 13
Live albums 9
Compilation albums 6
Singles 28
Video albums 10
Box Sets 6
Retrospective live albums 47
Dick's Picks 36
Road Trips 17
Dave's Picks 13
Digital Download series 15

The discography of the rock band the Grateful Dead includes more than 140 albums, the majority of them recorded live in concert. The band has also released more than two dozen singles and a number of videos.[1][2]

The Grateful Dead formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1965 amid the counterculture of the 1960s. They had many musical influences, and their music evolved to a great degree over time. They made extensive use of improvisation, and are considered one of the originators of jam band music. The founding members were Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, Bob Weir on guitar and vocals, Phil Lesh on bass and vocals, Bill Kreutzmann on drums, and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan on organ, harmonica, percussion, and vocals. Pigpen died in 1973, but the other four remained with the band for its entire 30-year history. Second drummer Mickey Hart was also in the band for most of that time. Others who were band members at different times were keyboardists Tom Constanten, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, and Vince Welnick, and vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux.

While they were together, from 1965 to 1995, the Grateful Dead released thirteen studio albums and nine contemporary live albums. The nine live albums were recently recorded and mostly contained previously unreleased original material. They filled the role of traditional studio albums, and were an integral part of the contemporaneous evolution of the band. (The Dead's second album, Anthem of the Sun, was an experimental amalgam of studio and live material.)

In 1991, the band started releasing retrospective live albums, a practice that has continued to the present time. There are several series of these albums. The "traditional" live releases were created by remixing multitrack recordings of concerts. A second series of live albums, from 1993 to 2005, was Dick's Picks, concert recordings selected for their musical excellence but made using stereo recordings that did not allow the different musical parts to be remixed. This was followed by a similar series from 2007 to 2011 called Road Trips, and then, starting in 2012, by Dave's Picks. Another series of albums was released only in the form of digital downloads.

The Grateful Dead's video albums include some albums that were released as both audio CDs and concert DVDs, either separately or together, and some that were released only on video, as well as two theatrical films. The band has also released several compilation albums and box sets.

Studio and contemporary live albums[edit]

Unconventionally, the Grateful Dead made the release of live albums a common occurrence throughout their career. Because many were recently recorded and included previously unreleased original material, they often filled the role of traditional studio albums. An integral part of the contemporaneous evolution of the band, such live albums are included in this section.

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
Top Internet
albums

[4]
1967 The Grateful Dead 73
1968 Anthem of the Sun
  • Released: July 18, 1968
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
87
1969 Aoxomoxoa
  • Released: June 20, 1969
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
73 US: Gold [5]
Live/Dead
  • Released: November 10, 1969
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
64 US: Gold [5]
1970 Workingman's Dead
  • Released: June 14, 1970
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
27 US: Platinum: [5]
American Beauty
  • Released: November 1, 1970
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
30

US: 2×Platinum [5]
UK: Gold [6]

1971 Grateful Dead (also known as Skull and Roses)
  • Released: October 24, 1971
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
25 US: Gold [5]
1972 Europe '72
  • Released: November 5, 1972
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
24 US: 2×Platinum [5]
1973 History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear's Choice)
  • Released: July 13, 1973
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
60
Wake of the Flood 18
1974 From the Mars Hotel
  • Released: June 27, 1974
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: LP
16
1975 Blues for Allah
  • Released: August, 1975
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: LP
12
1976 Steal Your Face
  • Released: June 1976
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: LP
56
1977 Terrapin Station
  • Released: July 27, 1977
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: LP
28 US: Gold [5]
1978 Shakedown Street
  • Released: November 15, 1978
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: LP
41 US: Gold [5]
1980 Go to Heaven
  • Released: April 28, 1980
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: LP
23
1981 Reckoning
  • Released: April 1, 1981
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: LP
43
Dead Set
  • Released: August 26, 1981
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: LP
29
1987 In the Dark
  • Released: July 6, 1987
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD, LP
6 US: 2×Platinum [5] Canada: Platinum [7]
1989 Dylan & the Dead
  • Released: January 30, 1989
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, LP
37 US: Gold [5]
Built to Last
  • Released: October 31, 1989
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD, LP
27 US: Gold [5]
1990 Without a Net
  • Released: September, 1990
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD, LP
43 US: Gold [5]
"—" denotes release that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
Top Internet
albums
[4]
1974 Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead
  • Released: February 1974
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
75 US: 3×Platinum [5]
1977 What a Long Strange Trip It's Been
  • Released: September 1, 1977
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
121 US: Platinum [5]
1996 The Arista Years
  • Released: October 15, 1996
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD
95
1997 Selections From the Arista Years
  • Released: January 13, 1997
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD
2003 The Very Best of Grateful Dead
  • Released: September 16, 2003
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
69
2011 Flashback with the Grateful Dead
  • Released: April 5, 2011
  • Label: Flashback
  • Format: CD

Box sets[edit]

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
Top Internet
albums
[4]
1987 Dead Zone: The Grateful Dead CD Collection (1977-1987)
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD
1999 So Many Roads (1965–1995)
  • Released: November 7, 1999
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
170 US: Gold [5]
2001 The Golden Road (1965–1973)
  • Released: October 16, 2001
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
191 US: Gold [5]
2004 Beyond Description (1973-1989)
  • Released: October 26, 2004
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
263
2010 The Warner Bros. Studio Albums
  • Released: September 21, 2010
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: LP
2012 All the Years Combine: The DVD Collection
  • Released: April 17, 2012
  • Label: Shout! Factory
  • Format: DVD
"—" denotes release that did not chart.

Retrospective live albums[edit]

Traditional releases[edit]

Year Title Album details Recording date & location Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
Top Internet
albums
[4]
1991 One From the Vault August 13, 1975
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
106
Infrared Roses
  • Released: November 1, 1991
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
1989–1990
1992 Two from the Vault
  • Released: May 1992
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
August 24, 1968
Shrine Theater, Los Angeles, CA
119
1994 Grayfolded
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Swell/Artifact
  • Format: CD
January 20, 1968 – September 13, 1993
1995 Hundred Year Hall
  • Released: Sep 26, 1995
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
April 26, 1972
Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, West Germany
26 US: Gold [5]
1996 Dozin' at the Knick
  • Released: Oct 29, 1996
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
March 24 – 26, 1990
Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY
74 US: Gold [5]
1997 Fallout from the Phil Zone
  • Released: June 17, 1997
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
September 3, 1967 – March 18, 1995 83
Terrapin Station (Limited Edition)
  • Released: September, 1997
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
March 15, 1990
Capital Centre, Landover, MD
Live at the Fillmore East 2-11-69
  • Released: October 1997
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
February 11, 1969
Fillmore East, New York, NY
77
1999 So Many Roads (1965-1995) Sampler
  • Released: November 7, 1999
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
July 16, 1966 – March 30, 1994
2000 View from the Vault, Volume One
  • Released: June, 2000
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
July 8, 1990
Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA
Ladies and Gentlemen... the Grateful Dead
  • Released: October 10, 2000
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
April 25 – 29, 1971
Fillmore East, New York, NY
165 US: Gold [5]
2001 View from the Vault, Volume Two
  • Released: June 8, 2001
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
June 14, 1991
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, DC
Nightfall of Diamonds
  • Released: September 25, 2001
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD, LP
October 16, 1989
Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
196
2002 Postcards of the Hanging
  • Released: March, 2002
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
June 10, 1973 – March 24, 1990 120 264
Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72
  • Released: July 9, 2002
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
April 7 – May 26, 1972 160
View from the Vault, Volume Three
  • Released: July 15, 2002
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
June 16, 1990
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Go to Nassau
  • Released: Oct 22, 2002
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
May 15 – 16, 1980
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
201
2003 Birth of the Dead
  • Released: March 25, 2003
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
November 3, 1965 – April 1967
View from the Vault, Volume Four
  • Released: April 8, 2003
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
July 24, 1987
Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA
July 26, 1987
Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA
The Closing of Winterland
  • Released: November 11, 2003
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
December 31, 1978
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
2004 Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead
  • Released: May 25, 2004
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
April 24, 1972
Rheinhalle, Düsseldorf, West Germany
75 75
2005 The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
  • Released: March 15, 2005
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
October 16 – 20, 1974
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966
  • Released: March 25, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
1966
Truckin' Up to Buffalo
  • Released: July 12, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
July 4, 1989
Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
137 137
Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings
  • Released: November 25, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
February 27 – March 2, 1969
Fillmore West, San Francisco, California
Fillmore West 1969
  • Released: November 25, 2005
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
February 27 – March 2, 1969
Fillmore West, San Francisco, California
272
2007 Live at the Cow Palace
  • Released: January 19, 2007
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
December 31, 1976
Cow Palace, Daly City, CA
48 48
Three from the Vault
  • Released: June 26, 2007
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
February 19, 1971
Capitol Theater, Port Chester, New York
112 112
2008 Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings
  • Released: April 1, 2008
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
November 9 – 11, 1973
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California
Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978
  • Released: September 30, 2008
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
September 15 – 16, 1978
Sound and Light Theater, Giza, Egypt
35 35
2009 To Terrapin: Hartford '77
  • Released: April 7, 2009
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
May 28, 1977
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut
59 152
Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings
  • Released: October 1, 2009
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
June 7 – 9, 1977
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California
2010 Crimson White & Indigo
  • Released: April 20, 2010
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
July 7, 1989
John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Formerly the Warlocks
  • Released: September 7, 2010
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
October 8 – 9, 1989
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia
2011 Europe '72: The Complete Recordings
  • Released: September 1, 2011
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
April 7 – May 26, 1972
Contains complete recordings of all 22 shows of this tour.
193

US: Gold [5]

Europe '72 Volume 2
  • Released: September 20, 2011
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
April 7 – May 26, 1972 72
2012 Dark Star
  • Released: April 21, 2012
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: LP
May 4, 1972
Olympia Theatre, Paris, France
Spring 1990
  • Released: August 31, 2012
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
March 16 – April 2, 1990
Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It
  • Released: September 18, 2012
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
March 16 – April 2, 1990 157
Winterland: May 30th 1971
  • Released: November 23, 2012
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: LP
May 30, 1971
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California
2013 May 1977
  • Released: June 11, 2013
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
May 11 – 17, 1977
Sunshine Daydream
  • Released: September 17, 2013
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD, LP
August 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds, Veneta, Oregon
19
Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 4/18/70
  • Released: November 29, 2013
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD, LP
April 18, 1970
Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, California
2014 Live at Hampton Coliseum
  • Released: April 19, 2014
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: LP
May 4, 1979
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia
Spring 1990 (The Other One)
  • Released: September 9, 2014
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
March 14 – April 3, 1990
Wake Up to Find Out
  • Released: September 9, 2014
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
March 29, 1990
Houston, Texas 11-18-1972
  • Released: November 28, 2014
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD, LP
November 18, 1972
Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas
"—" denotes release that did not chart.

Dick's Picks[edit]

In the 1990s and 2000s, the Grateful Dead released numerous live concert recordings from their archives in three concurrent series. The "From the Vault" series are remixes of multi-track recordings made at the time of the concerts. The "View from the Vault" series are also multi-track remixes, but are released simultaneously as albums on CD and as concert performance videos on DVD. (The first three volumes were also released on VHS videotape.) Both of these series are included in the "Retrospective" live albums list above.

The third series of concert releases is Dick's Picks, which are based on two-track concert recordings. Because the options for remixing two-track recordings are much more limited than for multi-track recordings, the sound quality of the Dick's Picks series, while generally very good, is not quite as high as that of the other official releases of live recordings, as explained in the various "caveat emptor" notices on the CD boxes.

The Dick's Picks series, which started in 1993, was named after Grateful Dead tape vault archivist Dick Latvala. Latvala selected shows with the band's approval and oversaw the production of the albums. After Latvala's death in 1999, David Lemieux became the Dead's tape archivist and took over responsibility for producing subsequent Dick's Picks releases. Latvala and Lemieux worked with recording engineer Jeffrey Norman, who was in charge of mastering the CDs. The last set of Dick's Pick's releases were released in 2005.

Volume 15 and later were released in HDCD format. This provides enhanced sound quality when played on CD players with HDCD capability, and is fully compatible with regular CD players.

Year Title Album details Recording date & location
1993 Dick's Picks Volume 1
  • Released: December 1993
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
December 19, 1973
Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida
1995 Dick's Picks Volume 2
  • Released: March 1995
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
October 31, 1971
Ohio Theatre, Columbus, Ohio
Dick's Picks Volume 3
  • Released: November 1995
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
May 22, 1977
Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida
1996 Dick's Picks Volume 4
  • Released: February 1996
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
February 13 – 14, 1970
Fillmore East, New York, New York
Dick's Picks Volume 5
  • Released: May 1996
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
December 26, 1979
Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California
Dick's Picks Volume 6
  • Released: October 1996
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
October 14, 1983
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut
1997 Dick's Picks Volume 7
  • Released: March 1997
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
September 9 – 11, 1974
Alexandra Palace, London, England
Dick's Picks Volume 8
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
May 2, 1970
Harpur College, Binghamton, New York
Dick's Picks Volume 9
  • Released: October, 1997
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
September 16, 1990
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
1998 Dick's Picks Volume 10
  • Released: February, 1998
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
December 29, 1977
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California
Dick's Picks Volume 11
  • Released: June 1998
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
September 27, 1972
Stanley Theater, Jersey City, New Jersey
Dick's Picks Volume 12
  • Released: October 1998
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
June 26, 1974
Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island
June 28, 1974
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
1999 Dick's Picks Volume 13
  • Released: March 11, 1999
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
May 6, 1981
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
Dick's Picks Volume 14
  • Released: June 1999
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
November 30 – December 2, 1973
Boston Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
Dick's Picks Volume 15
  • Released: October 19, 1999
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
*September 3, 1977
Raceway Park, Englishtown, New Jersey
2000 Dick's Picks Volume 16
  • Released: February, 2000
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
November 8, 1969
Fillmore West, San Francisco, California
Dick's Picks Volume 17
  • Released: April 28, 2000
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
September 25, 1991
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Dick's Picks Volume 18
  • Released: June, 2000
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
February 3, 1978
Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin
February 5, 1978
UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Dick's Picks Volume 19
  • Released: October 2000
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
October 19, 1973
Oklahoma State Fair Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2001 Dick's Picks Volume 20
  • Released: January 2001
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
September 25, 1976
Capital Center, Landover, Maryland
September 28, 1976
Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, New York
Dick's Picks Volume 21
  • Released: March 2001
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
November 1, 1985
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia
Dick's Picks Volume 22
  • Released: June 2001
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
February 23 – 24, 1968
Kings Beach Bowl, Kings Beach, California
Dick's Picks Volume 23
  • Released: October 16, 2001
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
September 17, 1972
Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland
2002 Dick's Picks Volume 24
  • Released: February 10, 2002
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
March 23, 1974
Cow Palace, Daly City, California
Dick's Picks Volume 25
  • Released: July 20, 2002
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
May 10, 1978
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut
May 11, 1978
Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Dick's Picks Volume 26
  • Released: October 1, 2002
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
April 26, 1969
Electric Theater, Chicago, Illinois
April 27, 1969
Labor Temple, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2003 Dick's Picks Volume 27
  • Released: January 23, 2003
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
December 16, 1992
Oakland Coliseum Arena,
Oakland, California
Dick's Picks Volume 28
  • Released: April 20, 2003
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
February 26, 1973
Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, Nebraska
February 28, 1973
Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah
Dick's Picks Volume 29
  • Released: July 22, 2003
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
May 19, 1977
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
May 21, 1977
Lakeland Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida
Dick's Picks Volume 30
  • Released: October 30, 2003
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
March 25 – 28, 1972
Academy of Music, New York, New York
2004 Dick's Picks Volume 31
  • Released: March 16, 2004
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
August 4 – 5, 1974
Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 6, 1974
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey
Dick's Picks Volume 32
  • Released: July 20, 2004
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
August 7, 1982
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin
Dick's Picks Volume 33
  • Released: November 15, 2004
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
October 9 – 10, 1976
Oakland Coliseum Stadium, Oakland, California
2005 Dick's Picks Volume 34
  • Released: February 14, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
November 2, 1977
Seneca College, Toronto, Canada
November 5, 1977
Community War Memorial, Rochester, New York
Dick's Picks Volume 35
  • Released: June 17, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
August 6, 1971
Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California
August 7, 1971
Golden Hall, San Diego, California
August 24, 1971
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
Dick's Picks Volume 36
  • Released: October 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
September 21, 1972
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Road Trips[edit]

The Road Trips series of albums is the successor to Dick's Picks. The series started after the Grateful Dead signed a ten-year contract with Rhino Records to release the band's archival material. The Road Trips releases are created using two-track concert recordings, but unlike Dick's Picks they each contain material from multiple concerts of a tour. The production of the CDs is supervised by vault archivist David Lemieux, with mastering by sound engineer Jeffrey Norman. Like the later Dick's Picks, the Road Trips albums are released in HDCD format.

Year Title Album details Recording date & location
2007 Road Trips Volume 1 Number 1
  • Released: November 5, 2007
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
October 25 – November 10, 1979
2008 Road Trips Volume 1 Number 2
  • Released: February 4, 2008
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
October 7 – 16, 1977
Road Trips Volume 1 Number 3
  • Released: June 9, 2008
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
July 31, 1971
Yale Bowl, New Haven, Connecticut
August 23, 1971
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois.
Road Trips Volume 1 Number 4
  • Released: September 30, 2008
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
October 21 – 22, 1978
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California
Road Trips Volume 2 Number 1
  • Released: December 10, 2008
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
September 18 – 20, 1990
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
2009 Road Trips Volume 2 Number 2
  • Released: March 21, 2009
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
February 14, 1968
Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California
Road Trips Volume 2 Number 3
  • Released: June 18, 2009
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
June 16, 1974
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa
June 18, 1974
Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky
Road Trips Volume 2 Number 4
  • Released: August 25, 2009
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
May 26 – 27, 1993
Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, California
Road Trips Volume 3 Number 1
  • Released: November 10, 2009
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
December 28, 1979
Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California
2010 Road Trips Volume 3 Number 2
  • Released: February 24, 2010
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
November 15, 1971
Austin Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas
Road Trips Volume 3 Number 3
  • Released: June 14, 2010
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
May 15, 1970
Fillmore East, New York, New York
Road Trips Volume 3 Number 4
  • Released: September 7, 2010
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
May 6, 1980
Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
May 7, 1980
Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Road Trips Volume 4 Number 1
  • Released: November 16, 2010
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
May 23 – 24, 1969
Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation, West Hollywood, Florida
2011 Road Trips Volume 4 Number 2
  • Released: February 1, 2011
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
March 31 – April 1, 1988
Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Road Trips Volume 4 Number 3
  • Released: April 26, 2011
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
November 21, 1973
Denver Coliseum, Denver, Colorado
Road Trips Volume 4 Number 4
  • Released: August 1, 2011
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
April 6, 1982
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Road Trips Volume 4 Number 5
  • Released: November 1, 2011
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
June 9, 1976
Boston Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

Dave's Picks[edit]

The Dave's Picks albums followed the Road Trips series. They are named after Grateful Dead tape archivist David Lemieux.[9]

Year Title Album details Recording date & location
2012 Dave's Picks Volume 1
  • Released: February 1, 2012
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
May 25, 1977
The Mosque, Richmond, Virginia
Dave's Picks Volume 2
  • Released: May 1, 2012
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
July 31, 1974
Dillon Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut
Dave's Picks Volume 3
  • Released: August 1, 2012
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
October 22, 1971
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
Dave's Picks Volume 4
  • Released: November 1, 2012
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
September 24, 1976
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
2013 Dave's Picks Volume 5
  • Released: February 1, 2013
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
November 17, 1973
Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Dave's Picks Volume 6
  • Released: May 1, 2013
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
February 2, 1970
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri
December 20, 1969
Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Dave's Picks Volume 7
  • Released: August 1, 2013
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
April 24, 1978
Horton Fieldhouse, Normal, Illinois
Dave's Picks Volume 8
  • Released: November 1, 2013
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
November 30, 1980
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
2014 Dave's Picks Volume 9
  • Released: February 1, 2014
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
May 14, 1974
Adams Field House, Missoula, Montana
Dave's Picks Volume 10
  • Released: May 1, 2014
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
December 12, 1969
Thelma Theater, Los Angeles, California
Dave's Picks Volume 11
  • Released: August 1, 2014
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
November 17, 1972
Century II Convention Hall, Wichita, Kansas
Dave's Picks Volume 12
  • Released: November 1, 2014
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
November 4, 1977
Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
2015 Dave's Picks Volume 13
  • Released: February 1, 2015
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
February 24, 1974
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California

Digital Download series[edit]

In the summer of 2005 the Dead began offering download versions of both their existing live releases, and a new Internet-only series, The Grateful Dead Download Series, that is available exclusively through both their own deadnetstore.com (which offers the albums in both 256 kbit/s mp3 files and FLAC files – a preferred audio standard for those who archive Dead and other fan-made live recordings on the Internet) and the iTunes Music Store (which offers them in their 256 kbit/s AAC format). Not surprisingly, these Internet-only albums have met with the same success as their CD-based brethren.

Year Title Album details Recording date & location
2005 Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 1
  • Released: May 3, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
April 30, 1977
Palladium, New York City, New York
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 2
  • Released: June 7, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
January 18, 1970
Springer's Inn, Portland, Oregon
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 3
  • Released: July 5, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
October 26, 1971
The Palestra, Rochester, New York
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 4
  • Released: August 2, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
June 18, 1976
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 5
  • Released: September 6, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
March 27, 1988
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 6
  • Released: October 4, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
March 17, 1968
Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 7
  • Released: November 1, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
September 3, 1980
Springfield Civic Center Arena, Springfield, Massachusetts
September 4, 1980
Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 8
  • Released: December 6, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
December 10, 1973
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina
Grateful Dead Download Series: Family Dog at the Great Highway
  • Released: December 6, 2005
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
February 4, 1970
Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, California
2006 Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 9
  • Released: January 3, 2006
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
April 2 – 3, 1989
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 10
  • Released: February 7, 2006
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
July 21, 1972
Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, Washington
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 11
  • Released: March 7, 2006
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
June 20, 1991
Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkston, Michigan
Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 12
  • Released: April 4, 2006
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
April 17, 1969
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
2008 Road Trips Full Show: Spectrum 11/5/79
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
November 5, 1979
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Road Trips Full Show: Spectrum 11/6/79
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Grateful Dead
  • Format: CD
November 6, 1979
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Unauthorized legal releases[edit]

These albums are not bootlegs. They were released legally, but without the band's consent or cooperation.

Year Title Album details Recording date & location Peak chart
position
1970 Vintage Dead
  • Released: October 1970
  • Label: Sunflower
  • Format: LP
Autumn 1966
Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California
127
1971 Historic Dead
  • Released: June 1971
  • Label: Sunflower
  • Format: LP
Autumn 1966
Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California
154

Videos[edit]

This section does not include the "View from the Vault" videos, which were also released as audio CDs and are listed in "Retrospective live albums" above:

  • View from the Vault, Volume One
  • View from the Vault, Volume Two
  • View from the Vault, Volume Three
  • View from the Vault, Volume Four
  • The Closing of Winterland
  • Truckin' Up to Buffalo
  • Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978
  • Crimson White & Indigo
Year Title Video details Recording date & location
1977 The Grateful Dead Movie
  • Released: June 1, 1977
  • Studio: Monarch
  • Format: Film
October 16 – 20, 1974
Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California
1981 Dead Ahead
  • Released: 1981
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc
October 30 – 31, 1980
Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York
1987 So Far
  • Released: 1987
  • Studio: West Home Video
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc
1985
Dead Ringers: The Making of Touch of Grey
  • Released: 1987
  • Studio: West Home Video
  • Format: VHS
1987
1992 Backstage Pass
  • Released: 1992
  • Studio: Anubis Films
  • Format: VHS
Early 1970s – 1992
1995 Infrared Sightings
  • Released: December 6, 1995
  • Studio: Trigon Productions
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc
1989–1990
1996 Ticket to New Year's
  • Released: October 1, 1996
  • Studio: Monterey Home Video
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc
December 31, 1987
Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California
1997 Downhill from Here
  • Released: October 7, 1997
  • Studio: Monterey Home Video
  • Format: VHS, Laserdisc
July 17 – 19, 1989
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin
1998 Anthem to Beauty
  • Released: January 27, 1998
  • Studio: Rhino Home Video
  • Format: VHS
(The making of Anthem of the Sun and American Beauty)
2013 Sunshine Daydream
  • Released: August 1, 2013
  • Studio: Rhino Entertainment
  • Format: Film
August 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds, Veneta, Oregon

Singles[edit]

Year A-Side B-Side Chart positions Album
Hot 100
[10]
Main. Rock
[10]
Ad.Cont.
[10]
1966 "Stealin'" "Don't Ease Me In"
1967 "The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)" "Cream Puff War" The Grateful Dead
1967 "Viola Lee Blues"
1968 "Dark Star" "Born Cross Eyed"
1969 "Dupree's Diamond Blues" "Cosmic Charlie" Aoxomoxoa
1969 "China Cat Sunflower"
1970 "Uncle John's Band" "New Speedway Boogie" 69 Workingman's Dead
1970 "Casey Jones"
1970 "Truckin'" "Ripple" 64 American Beauty
1972 "One More Saturday Night" "Bertha" Europe '72
1972 "Johnny B. Goode" "Truckin'" Skull & Roses
1973 "Sugar Magnolia" "Mr. Charlie" 91 Europe '72
1973 "Let Me Sing Your Blues Away" "Here Comes Sunshine" Wake Of The Flood
1973 "Eyes Of The World" "Weather Report Suite, Pt. 1"
1974 "U.S. Blues" "Loose Lucy" From the Mars Hotel
1975 "The Music Never Stopped" "Help On the Way" 81 Blues For Allah
1975 "Franklin's Tower" "Help On The Way"
1977 "Dancin' in the Streets" "Terrapin Station" Terrapin Station
1977 "Passenger" "Terrapin Station"
1978 "Good Lovin'" "Stagger Lee" Shakedown Street
1979 "Shakedown Street" "France"
1980 "Alabama Getaway" "Far From Me" 68 Go To Heaven
1980 "Don't Ease Me In" "Far From Me"
1981 "Dire Wolf" 37 Reckoning
1987 "Touch of Grey" "My Brother Esau" 9 1 15 In The Dark
1987 "Hell In A Bucket" "West L.A. Fadeaway" 3
1987 "Throwing Stones" "When Push Comes To Shove" 15
1989 "Foolish Heart" "We Can Run" 8 Built To Last
"—" denotes release that did not chart.

Live albums by recording date[edit]

Following is a list of Grateful Dead live albums in recording date order. The dates listed are the principal recording dates and do not include bonus tracks or bonus discs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grateful Dead Discography at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  2. ^ Scott, John W.; Dolgushkin, Mike; Nixon, Stu (1995). DeadBase IX: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists. Cornish, NH: DeadBase. pp. 115–124. ISBN 1-877657-18-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Artist Chart History – Grateful Dead". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Allmusic -> Grateful Dead -> Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Gold & Platinum Search Database: Grateful Dead". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  6. ^ "Certified Awards Search: Grateful Dead". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  7. ^ http://musiccanada.com/gold-platinum/#!/gp_search=Grateful%20dead
  8. ^ "Canadian DVD certifications – Grateful Dead – All the Years Combine". Music Canada. 
  9. ^ Eisen, Benjy (October 24, 2011). "Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux Announces New Live Series", Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c "Grateful Dead—Allmusic chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 

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