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Grateful Dead Studio Releases Reviewed - Discography

The Grateful Dead studio album reviews  

The Grateful Dead are know for their live performances, though they do have many studio releases.

There are a few Grateful Dead compilations that focus on their studio records including a Rhino release in 2003, The Very Best of the Grateful Dead

The Golden Road
On October 16, 2001, Grateful Dead merchandise reissued their Warner Brothers CD's in a twelve disc set entitled The Golden Road. Each of the individual discs has a wealth of bonus material.  The individual discs can be bought separately, or in the box set at a discount.  We have reviews of all ten albums spread across twelve discs. 

Beyond Description
Remastered albums from 1973 - 1989. Release date, October, 26, 2004. It includes two live albums, Reckoning and Dead Set. Initially, the remastered albums are only available in the box. In time, they will be available individually.


featuring Pig Pen
featuring Keith Godchaux
featuring Brent Mydland

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Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead on Warner Brothers Records 
Grateful Dead Studio Releases Reviewed - Discography

The_Golden_Road_Grateful DeadThe Golden Road 
Grade A    

..The Golden Road review Order / Info  Amazon
Studio albums featuring Pig Pen
Birth of the Dead

Birth of the Dead - Grateful DeadBirth of the Dead
Grade B -   

..Birth of the Dead review Order / Info  Amazon
The Grateful Dead

The Grateful DeadThe Grateful Dead 
Grade B  

..The Grateful Dead review Order / Info  Amazon 
Anthem of the Sun

Anthem of the SunAnthem of the Sun
Grade B   

..Anthem of the Sun review Order / Info  Amazon
Aoxomoxoa

AoxomoxoaAoxomoxoa 
Grade B

..Aoxomoxoa  review Order / Info  Amazon
Workingman's Dead

Workingman's DeadWorkingman's Dead 
Grade A  

..Workingman's Dead review Order / Info  Amazon
American Beauty

American BeautyAmerican Beauty
Grade A   

..American Beauty review Order / Info  Amazon
Grateful Dead Studio Releases Reviewed - Discography

The Golden Road live album reissues - these reviews are in the live section. 
Live Dead
Bear's Choice
Skull and Roses

Europe '72

Grateful Dead Studio Releases Reviewed - Discography

Studio albums featuring Keith Godchaux

Bob Weir Ace

Bob Weir AceAce this Bob Weir album contains loads of Grateful Dead classics.  Grade A    

 Ace review  Order / Info  Ace | Weir Here
Garcia's first album reviewed
Garcia Reflections album review Garcia - this Garcia album contains loads of Grateful Dead classics. The review is in our JGB section.
Grade A -
 Garcia review  Order / Info   Amazon 
Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead on Grateful Dead Records 
Wake of the Flood album review - Grateful Dead

Wake of the Flood - Grateful DeadWake of the Flood
Grade B

 Wake of the Flood review  Order / Info  Amazon
album review - Grateful Dead

Mars Hotel album review - Grateful Dead Mars Hotel
Grade B

 Mar's Hotel review  Order / Info  Amazon
Grateful Dead Blues for Allah review
Garcia Reflections album review Reflections - this Garcia album contains loads of Grateful Dead classics.  The review is in our JGB section. Grade A
 Reflections review  Order / Info  Amazon
Grateful Dead Blues for Allah review

Blues for Allah - The Grateful DeadBlues for Allah
Grade   A

 Blues for Allah review  Order / Info  Amazon
Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead on Arista Records 
Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station review

Terrapin Station review Terrapin Station
Grade  n/a  

 Terrapin Station review  Order / Info  Amazon
Grateful Dead Shakedown Street review

Shakedown Street review - Gratful DeadShakedown Street
Grade C +

 Shakedown Street review  Order / Info  Amazon
Grateful Dead Studio Releases with Brent Mydland - Discography

Studio albums featuring Brent Mydland

Go to Heaven review - The Grateful Dead

Go to Heaven review - Grateful DeadGo to Heaven
Grade  n/a

 Go to Heaven review  Order / Info  Amazon
Grateful Dead - In the Dark

In the Dark - The Grateful DeadIn the Dark
Grade B +

 In the Dark review  Order / Info  Amazon
Grateful Dead - Built to Last

Grateful Dead - Built to Last Built to Last
Grade n/a   

 Built to Last review  Order / Info  Amazon
Grateful Dead Studio Releases Reviewed - Discography

Beyond Description live album reissues - these reviews are in the live section. 
Reckoning
Dead Set

Grateful Dead Studio Releases Reviewed - Discography

Grateful Dead Studio Compilations

The Grateful Dead have four compilations that focus on their studio records.  A brief summary:

The Very Best of the Grateful Dead - A compilation put out by Rhino records in 2003. It is a pretty good collection for a single disc covering Warner Brothers, Grateful Dead Records, and Arista periods.  

The Arista Years - A good two disc collection that covers their albums with Arista: Terrapin Station, Shakedown Street, Go to Heaven, Reckoning (Acoustic), Dead Set, In the Dark, Without a Net, and  Built to Last. The album primarily focuses on the studio albums, but does include a few live cuts, notably, "Eyes of the World" featuring Branford Marsalis playing with the Dead from their 3/29/89 performance. I would have included "Althea," and "If I had the World to Give." 

The Arista Years could serve as a substitution for some ordinary albums from this time period

What a Long Strange Trip it's Been - A two disc compilation of the Grateful Dead's Warner Brothers years.  Perhaps at the time of the release this album made sense.  I'd avoid this and also the single disc Skeletons From the Closet. These were both released in the LP days and quite short.  The Warner Brothers material has been reissued with stunning results that include essential bonus cuts.  See the individual Warner Brother reviews

The Grateful Dead have several live compilations.  We have comprehensive coverage of them.

Grateful Dead Studio Releases Reviewed - Discography
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Grateful Dead Studio Releases Reviewed - Discography

 

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