Secret Samadhi

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Secret Samadhi
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 18, 1997 (1997-02-18)
RecordedHit Factory, NYC, NY, 1996, South Beach Studios in Miami & The Record Plant in Los Angeles
GenreAlternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Length53:18
LabelRadioactive
ProducerJay 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
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[3]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[5]
Spin6/10[6]
The Village Voice(dud)[7]

Secret Samadhi is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Live. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release 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.[8]

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.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Ed Kowalczyk; all music is composed by Live.

No.TitleLength
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]

Singles[edit]

Song Peak chart positions
US (M.R.) AUS AUT NED NZ UK
"Lakini's Juice"[29][30][31] 1 21 69 37 29
"Freaks"[29][31][32] 13 36 80 60
"Turn My Head"[31][33] 3 47 36 67
"Rattlesnake"[31] 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Secret Samadhi - Live". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (May 27, 2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958.
  3. ^ J. D. Considine (March 7, 1997). "Secret Samadhi Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  4. ^ Alec Foege (March 4, 1997). "Live: Secret Samadhi : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 16, 2007. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Schone, Mark (April 1997). "Records". Spin. Vol. 13 no. 1. SPIN Media LLC. pp. 154–5.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 15, 1997). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  8. ^ "RIAA entry for Secret Samadhi". RIAA.
  9. ^ "List of HDCD-encoded Compact Discs". Hydrogenaudio. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Live – Secret Samadhi". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Live – Secret Samadhi" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Live – Secret Samadhi" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Live – Secret Samadhi" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  14. ^ "Live Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Live – Secret Samadhi" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  16. ^ "Live: Secret Samadhi" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Live – Secret Samadhi" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  18. ^ "Charts.nz – Live – Secret Samadhi". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  19. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Live – Secret Samadhi". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  20. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Live – Secret Samadhi". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Live – Secret Samadhi". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  23. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  24. ^ "Live Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  25. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums for 1997". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  26. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1997". Ultratop. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  27. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1997". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  28. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1997". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  29. ^ a b "Live - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  30. ^ "Ultratop entry for Lakini's Juice". Ultratop.
  31. ^ a b c d "Secret Samadhi > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". AllMusic.
  32. ^ "Ultratop entry for Freaks". Ultratop.
  33. ^ "Ultratop entry for Turn My Head". Ultratop.