Progrography

Grateful Dead
This is the part where I'd tell you that the Grateful Dead are the best band above or below earth, only I'm not a Dead Head. For years, I struggled to hear what others heard, only to come away empty headed. There are albums that hold a special place in my heart today--American Beauty, Aoxomoxoa, Workingman's Dead, Terrapin Station--but nothing that would forge a fealty to follow them across country. I don't consider the Dead a progressive rock band, but they share many of the same musical sensibilities (e.g., elements of psychedelia and, later, jazz). For the most part, they inhabit their own musical world, defying easy categorization, digesting music as an organism might and converting it into life-giving gasses. Their fans remain the equivalent of musical freemasons, ensuring that the spirit of the Dead remains alive, and that alone should inspire some faith in all of us. NOTE: There is now a Dead-lier discography available on the new Progrography site.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1966 June Don't Ease Me In
1967 February The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
1967 May 17 THE GRATEFUL DEAD
1968 July 18 ANTHEM OF THE SUN
1968 October Born Cross-Eyed
1969 June 20 AOXOMOXOA
1969 October Dupree's Diamond Blues
1969 November 10 LIVE/DEAD
1970 May WORKINGMAN'S DEAD
1970 August Uncle John's Band
1970 November AMERICAN BEAUTY
1970 November VINTAGE DEAD
1971 January Truckin'
1971 June HISTORIC DEAD
1971 October GRATEFUL DEAD
1972 January Johnny B. Goode (live)
1972 April One More Saturday Night
1972 November 5 EUROPE '72
1972 POP HISTORY
1973 January Sugar Magnolia (live)
1973 July 6 HISTORY OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD, VOL. I (BEAR'S CHOICE)
1973 October 15 WAKE OF THE FLOOD
1973 November Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
1974 January Eyes of the World
1974 March SKELETONS FROM THE CLOSET
1974 June 27 GRATEFUL DEAD FROM THE MARS HOTEL
1974 August U.S. Blues
1975 September 1 BLUES FOR ALLAH
1975 October The Music Never Stopped
1976 June 26 STEAL YOUR FACE
1977 July 27 TERRAPIN STATION
1977 October Dancin' in the Streets
1977 November WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN: THE BEST OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD
1978 February Passenger
1978 November 15 SHAKEDOWN STREET
1978 December Good Lovin'
1979 March Shakedown Street
1980 April 28 GO TO HEAVEN
1980 June Alabama Getaway
1981 January Don't Ease Me In
1981 April 1 RECKONING
1981 August DEAD SET
1987 July Touch of Grey
1987 July 6 IN THE DARK
1987 November Throwing Stones
1987 TALK TO THEMSELVES (Interview)
1989 January 30 DYLAN & THE DEAD
1989 Slow Train (live)
1989 October 31 BUILT TO LAST
1989 November Foolish Heart
1990 September WITHOUT A NET
1991 April 15 ONE FROM THE VAULT
1991 November 1 INFRARED ROSES
1992 May TWO FROM THE VAULT
1993 December DICK'S PICKS VOLUME ONE
1994 January RISEN FROM THE VAULTS
1995 June DICK'S PICKS VOLUME TWO
1995 September 26 HUNDRED YEAR HALL
1995 November 7 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME THREE
1995 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME FOUR
1996 October 15 THE ARISTA YEARS
1996 October 29 DOZIN' AT THE KNICK
1996 A GLIMPSE OF THE VAULTS
1997 January 13 SELECTIONS FROM THE ARISTA YEARS 1977-1995
1997 June 17 FALLOUT FROM THE PHIL ZONE
1997 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME FIVE
1997 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME SIX
1997 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME SEVEN
1997 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME EIGHT
1997 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME NINE
1997 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME TEN
1997 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME ELEVEN
1997 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME TWELVE
1997 TERRAPIN STATION, CAPITAL CENTRE, LANDOVER, MD 3/15/90
1999 March DICK'S PICKS VOLUME THIRTEEN
1999 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME FOURTEEN
1999 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME FIFTEEN
1999 September 21 TROUBLE AHEAD, TROUBLE BEHIND: THE DEAD LIVE IN CONCERT 1971
1999 November SO MANY ROADS (1965-1995)
2000 March 7 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME SIXTEEN
2000 August 29 MAXIMUM DEAD
2000 October 10 LADIES AND GENTLEMAN... THE GRATEFUL DEAD: FILLMORE EAST, NEW YORK, APRIL 1971
2000 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME SEVENTEEN
2000 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME EIGHTEEN
2000 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME NINETEEN
2001 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME TWENTY
2001 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME TWENTY-ONE
2001 December 5 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME TWENTY-TWO
2001 DICK'S PICKS VOLUME TWENTY-THREE
2001 NIGHTFALL OF DIAMONDS
2002 GO TO NASSAU
2002 POSTCARDS OF THE HANGING
2002 STEPPIN' OUT WITH THE GRATEFUL DEAD, ENGLAND '72
2003 March 25 BIRTH OF THE DEAD
2003 December 16 THE CLOSING OF WINTERLAND, DECEMBER 31, 1978
2003 THE VERY BEST OF
2004 May 25 ROCKIN' THE RHEIN WITH THE GRATEFUL DEAD
2004 October 26 BEYOND DESCRIPTION (1973-1989)
2005 March 15 THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE SOUNDTRACK
2005 July 12 TRUCKIN' UP TO BUFFALO, JULY 4TH, 1989
2005 November 25 FILLMORE WEST 1969
2007 January 15 LIVE AT THE COW PALACE - NEW YEAR'S EVE 1976
2007 June 26 THREE FROM THE VAULT
2008 September 30 ROCKING THE CRADLE: EGYPT 1978
2008 WINTERLAND 1973: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS
2009 April 7 TO TERRAPIN: HARTFORD '77
2010 March 2 DICK'S PICKS 33: 10/9&10/76 OAKLAND COLISEUM STADIUM
2010 April 20 CRIMSON, WHITE & INDIGO: JULY 7, 1989 JFK STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA
2010 November 2 LIVE ON AIR

SEE ALSO...
JERRY GARCIA discography
MICKEY HART discography
ROBERT HUNTER discography
KINGFISH discography
NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
BOB WEIR discography
David Crosby: If Only I Could Remember...
Graham Nash/David Crosby

 

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