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

Singles[edit]

Song Peak chart positions
US (M.R.) Australia Ned UK NZ Austria
"Lakini's Juice"[9][10][11] 1 21 69 29 37  —
"Freaks"[9][11][12] 13 36 80 60  —  —
"Turn My Head"[11][13] 3 47 67  —  — 36
"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

References[edit]