best grateful dead cd.

Discussion in 'Music' started by RainbowCat, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. RainbowCat

    RainbowCat Senior Member

    i want to buy a new grateful dead cd, probably studio album, but maybe a live one, with songs that are mostly upbeat ones. i already have the greatest hits, american beauty, aoxomoxoa, the europen one (with the guy and the rainbow ice cream cone) and without a net. i know, i dont have many cds of theirs, but i hardly buy cds. i listen to the grateful dead everyday, and i need a change in songs.

    please tell me whats the best
     
  2. hiddendoor

    hiddendoor Member

    my personal favourite is Aoxomoxoa
     
  3. Yeah, go with Aoxomoxoa or Live/Dead if that isn't the live CD you already have; the latter is not studio but still a classic.
     
  4. yohonis

    yohonis Member

    i got the Gd box set for x mas. 65-73. its incredible but expencive. if you like live music you can get most of their shows of db.etree.org. but a the album im into most is birth of the dead.
     
  5. RainbowCat

    RainbowCat Senior Member

    oh, that sounds good
     
  6. Rhythmdevil

    Rhythmdevil Member

    If yer lookin for upbeat, I would reccomend either Blues for Allah or Terrapin Station. But any Dead album is awesome in my opinion. Enjoy!
     
  7. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    I only really like Aoxomoxoa... their studio stuff sucks so much, for the most part, compared to all their live stuff.


    www.gdlive.com :p
     
  8. aoxomoxoa is great if you liked american beauty and want a more psychedelic sound. blues for allah is more jam oriented with help on the way and king solomon's marbles. better yet, get em both!!
     
  9. RFyellow

    RFyellow Member

    I'd suggest Terrapin Station if you can find it (maybe used) just for the title song alone.
     
  10. gnombient

    gnombient Member

    Anthem of the Sun
     
  11. dhs

    dhs Senior Member

    Mars Hotel is their best studio album - not that I've listened to one in the past ten years.

    Without a Net is live, but very upbeat for the most part. You can't go wrong with that. I would however suggest not wasting your money on commercial CD's and just going to www.archive.org and downloading shows from there. It's literally a Grateful Dead candy store.
     
  12. RainbowCat

    RainbowCat Senior Member

    i just bought that one. it's great!
     
  13. RainbowCat

    RainbowCat Senior Member

    is it just called live, or is there a certain title?
     
  14. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Someone traeted us to So Many Roads...I FINALLY have one of my fave Estimateds...my tapes were lost to environmental hazards (water) but I'v ealways wanted another copy of the 79 Rede Rocks run.
     
  15. It's called "Live/Dead." The Saint Stephen > Eleven > Lovelight here is terrific, imo. Then again, if you're looking to get into their live stuff as a whole, check out archive.org, not just this album.
     
  16. noland

    noland Member

    I got the 65-73 box set(The Golden Road) as a birthday gift last year and I just got the 73-89 box set(Beyond Description) for christmas.
    They're both awesome, especially the bonus tracks that come with them.
     
  17. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    as far as non boot leg releases go, I reccomend Dozin' at the Nick.

    Grateful Dead - Dozin' At The Knick CD
    $23.00

    3 CD set from the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, NY from March 24-25-26, 1990. Don't let the title fool you - the music on this new set (the fourth in a series of multi-track gems from The Vault) is anything but sleepy. HDCD.

    yes straight cut and pasted from Dead.net

     
  18. RainbowCat

    RainbowCat Senior Member

    oh! that's the live cd i have! WITHOUT A NET!
     
  19. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    I love the china rider/ looks like rain from that set...
     
  20. redresonant

    redresonant Member

    self titled
     

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