Vintage Dead

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Vintage Dead
A poster for a Grateful Dead concert on a psychedelic orange background with an open bottle
Live album by Grateful Dead
Released October 1970 (1970-10)
Recorded Late 1966
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock
Length 39:50
Label Sunflower
Producer Robert Cohen
Grateful Dead chronology
American Beauty
Vintage Dead
Historic Dead
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]

Vintage Dead is a live album by the rock group the Grateful Dead. It was recorded at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California, in late 1966, and released in October 1970.[3][4][5]

Vintage Dead was produced without the approval or cooperation of the Grateful Dead.[1] However, it is a legal recording, not a bootleg.[6] It was released on the Sunflower Records label, a subsidiary of MGM Records, and reached number 127 on the Billboard 200.[7] Produced as a vinyl LP and long out of print, it has not been released as a Compact Disc.

Vintage Dead was followed by another Sunflower Records album recorded at the Avalon in 1966, Historic Dead.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "I Know You Rider" (traditional) – 4:25
  2. "It Hurts Me Too" (Elmore James) – 4:17
  3. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (Bob Dylan) – 4:50
  4. "Dancing in the Street" (Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter, and William "Mickey" Stevenson) – 7:55
Side two
  1. "In the Midnight Hour" (Steve Cropper and Wilson Pickett) – 18:23


Grateful Dead
Technical personnel


  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. Vintage Dead at Allmusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. Grateful Dead album reviews at
  3. ^ Trager, Oliver (1997). The American Book of the Dead. Fireside. p. 385. ISBN 0-684-81402-1. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ Vintage Dead at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  5. ^ Slabicky, Ihor W. The Compleat Grateful Dead Discography
  6. ^ Callahan, Mike, et al. Sunflower Album Discography at Both Sides Now Publications
  7. ^ Grateful Dead Billboard albums at Allmusic