Secret Samadhi

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Secret Samadhi
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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
  2. "Freaks"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Turn My Head"
    Released: 1997
  4. "Rattlesnake"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[4]

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.[5]

This is the first Live recording to be produced by Jay Healy since their 1990 cassette EP Divided Mind, Divided Planet.

The US release uses HDCD encoding, but the package is not labeled as HDCD. [6]

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

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Peak
Australian Albums Chart[7] 2
Austrian Albums Chart[7] 10
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[7] 3
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart[7] 27
Canadian Albums Chart[8] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[7] 4
Finnish Albums Chart[7] 15
German Albums Chart[9] 23
New Zealand Albums Chart[7] 1
Norwegian Albums Chart[7] 5
Swedish Albums Chart[7] 8
Swiss Albums Chart[7] 17
UK Albums Chart[10] 31
US Billboard 200[8] 1

Singles[edit]

Song Peak chart positions
US (M.R.) AUS AUT NED NZ UK
"Lakini's Juice"[10][11][12] 1 21 69 37 29
"Freaks"[10][12][13] 13 36 80 60
"Turn My Head"[12][14] 3 47 36 67
"Rattlesnake"[12] 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]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Secret Samadhi - Live". Allmusic.
  2. ^ J. D. Considine (1997-03-07). "Secret Samadhi Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  3. ^ Alec Foege (1997-03-04). "Live: Secret Samadhi : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 490. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ "RIAA entry for Secret Samadhi". RIAA.
  6. ^ "List of HDCD-encoded Compact Discs". Hydrogenaudio. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Ultratop entry for Secret Samadhi". Ultratop.
  8. ^ a b "Secret Samadhi > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". AllMusic.
  9. ^ "Chartverfolgung / LIVE / Longplay". Musicline.de.
  10. ^ a b c "Live - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Ultratop entry for Lakini's Juice". Ultratop.
  12. ^ a b c d "Secret Samadhi > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". AllMusic.
  13. ^ "Ultratop entry for Freaks". Ultratop.
  14. ^ "Ultratop entry for Turn My Head". Ultratop.