Secret Samadhi

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Secret Samadhi
Studio album by Live
Released February 18, 1997 (1997-02-18)
Recorded Hit Factory, NYC, NY, 1996, South Beach Studios in Miami & The Record Plant in Los Angeles
Genre Post-grunge, hard rock
Length 53:18
Label Radioactive
Producer Jay Healy, Live
Live chronology
Throwing Copper
(1994)
Secret Samadhi
(1997)
The Distance to Here
(1999)
Singles from Secret Samadhi
  1. "Lakini's Juice"
    Released: 1997 (1997)
  2. "Freaks"
    Released: 1997 (1997)
  3. "Turn My Head"
    Released: 1997 (1997)
  4. "Rattlesnake"
    Released: 1997 (1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Secret Samadhi is the third album by American rock band Live. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 when it was released on February 18, 1997. It includes the singles "Lakini's Juice", "Rattlesnake", "Turn My Head" and "Freaks". The album was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA on July 8, 1999.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ed Kowalczyk, all music composed by Live.

No. Title Length
1. "Rattlesnake"   4:51
2. "Lakini's Juice"   4:59
3. "Graze"   5:39
4. "Century"   3:22
5. "Ghost"   6:19
6. "Unsheathed"   3:36
7. "Insomnia and the Hole in the Universe"   4:01
8. "Turn My Head"   3:57
9. "Heropsychodreamer"   2:48
10. "Freaks"   4:50
11. "Merica"   3:21
12. "Gas Hed Goes West"   5:35

Personnel[edit]

Live
Additional musicians

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Peak
Australian Albums Chart[5] 2
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 10
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[5] 3
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart[5] 27
Canadian Albums Chart[6] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[5] 4
Finnish Albums Chart[5] 15
German Albums Chart[7] 23
New Zealand Albums Chart[5] 1
Norwegian Albums Chart[5] 5
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 8
Swiss Albums Chart[5] 17
UK Albums Chart[8] 31
US Billboard 200[6] 1

Singles[edit]

Song Peak chart positions
US (M.R.) AUS AUT NED NZ UK
"Lakini's Juice"[9][10][11] 1 21 69 37 29
"Freaks"[9][11][12] 13 36 80 60
"Turn My Head"[11][13] 3 47 36 67
"Rattlesnake"[11] 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Preceded by
Unchained Melody: The Early Years by LeAnn Rimes
Billboard 200 number-one album
March 8–14, 1997
Succeeded by
Howard Stern Private Parts - The Album
by Various artists
Preceded by
Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt
Canadian Albums Chart number-one album
March 3–9, 1997
Succeeded by
Grammy Nominees 1997
by Various artists

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