Live/Dead (live album) by Grateful Dead

Live/Dead by Grateful Dead
(Live album)
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 1,366th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 279 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1969 (43rd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (145th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,366th)
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Grateful Dead bestography

Live/Dead is ranked 3rd best out of 157 albums by Grateful Dead on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Grateful Dead is American Beauty which is ranked number 348 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,179.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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79/100 (from 279 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.2/100, a mean average of 78.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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90/100
From 09/08/2023 18:45
A landmark of 60s psychedelia and the culmination of the Dead's first period--two months after this was released, with Tom Constanten fired (yay! he's terrible!), they went into the studio and recorded Workingman's Dead and transformed into the 70s Dead, which is a completely different sound. On a lot of the live recordings that have come out in the Dick's Picks series and so on, Constanten's soulless and meaningless playing really ruin the experience for me; here he's not so ridiculously high in the mix and doesn't get in the way, making this the definitive place to experience 60s Dead for me. In other words, this is really pretty fantastic--true, deep psychedelia.
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80/100
From 11/25/2022 12:32
The Greatest of all JAM BANDS
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Rating:  
85/100
From 09/06/2022 16:50
Best GD album imo
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60/100
From 03/18/2021 15:51
interesting groundbreaking live
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75/100
From 12/05/2020 12:58
Maravilha de viagem sonora! Portal de tempo e viagem de ácido ao mesmo tempo!
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From 04/01/2020 08:09
The tracks sound like long jams. Conceptually great, and therefore probably also praised at the time. But retrospectively, this just gets on your nerves. There are few to no moments that really burst of emotion or expression, and when they try to, it sounds really tame and predictable, because they have to stay in that annoying, dynamicless jam. Just having nice effects on your guitar is not gonna replace the soul that should be in your music; you need both.
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From 02/15/2019 07:03
Possibly the greatest live album ever along with "Kick Out The Jams" & "The Who Live At Leeds"!
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From 01/23/2019 21:33
One might take or leave "Dark Star", but the St Steven -> The Eleven -> Love Light sequence is what for me is mind-blowing in its ecstatic progression. I think Live/Dead is in fact a concept album - a passage from the primordial beginnings, through the dance of life, to the realization of mortality and finally into nonexistence. Might be even better under the influence...
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From 12/03/2016 21:18
Dark Star is a acid trip
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From 03/14/2015 06:53
It's fun. The Grateful Dead do not fail to jam and please. Don't come in with crazy expectations and just chill.
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