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Grateful Dead compilations

This page lists officially released Grateful Dead compilations.

It includes compilations that draw tracks from a number of sources, releases that combine two or more albums, and other items that combine Grateful Dead tracks from a number of sources.

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Grateful Dead compilations

Skeletons From The Closet, Grateful Dead, 1974

Tracks from the Warner Bros albums.

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Two Originals Of The Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead, 1976?

A European twofer that combines the first two Grateful Dead albums.

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What A Long Strange Trip It's Been, Grateful Dead, 1977

A double LP compilation of tracks from the Warner Bros albums.

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Wake Of The Flood / From The Mars Hotel, Grateful Dead, 1977?

A European twofer that combines two Grateful Dead albums in a gatefold sleeve that combines the original album artwork.

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Grateful Dead Sampler, Various Artists, 1978

An Arista Records sampler with tracks by the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and Bob Weir.

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American Beauty / Workingman's Dead, Grateful Dead, 1982?

A double cassette release that combines the two albums.

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Dead Zone: The Grateful Dead CD Collection (1977-1987), Grateful Dead, 1987

A six album box set that comprises Terrapin Station, Shakedown Street, Go To Heaven, Reckoning, Dead Set, and In The Dark,.

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The Arista Years, Grateful Dead, 1996

A double CD compilation of tracks from Arista albums.

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Selections From The Arista Years sampler, Grateful Dead, 1996

A single CD sampler.

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A Glimpse Of The Vault, Grateful Dead, 1996

A sampler with tracks from the first five volumes of the Dick's Picks releases.

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Dick's Picks 7-12 Sampler, Grateful Dead, 1998

Tracks from Dick's Picks Volumes 7 to 12.

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Best Of The Grateful Dead Hour, Grateful Dead, 2000

A collection of previously unreleased live tracks from the Grateful Dead archive. Released as a fund raiser for public and community radio stations.

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The Golden Road (1965-1973), Grateful Dead, 2001

A 12 CD box set comprising all the Warner Bros album, two CDs of early material, any many bonus tracks.

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Selections From The Golden Road (1965 - 1973), Grateful Dead, 2001

A 19 track sampler.

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The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead, 2003

A 17 tracks compilation. The first to feature tracks from all record labels.

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Beyond Description, Grateful Dead, 2004

A 12 CD box set comprising all the Grateful Dead studio albums released between 1973 and 1989 plus the two live releases Reckoning and Dead Set. Plus previously unreleased bonus material.

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Weir Here: The Best Of Bob Weir, Bob Weir, 2004

A double CD compilation of material featuring Bob Weir. Includes tracks by Bob Weir groups and by the Grateful Dead.

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Dick's Picks 31-35 Sampler, Grateful Dead, 2005

A sampler with a track from each of the Dick's Picks volumes 31 to 35.

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Searching For The Sound Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2005

Four Grateful Dead songs with commentary by Phil Lesh. Distributed with early copies of his book Searching For The Sound.

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Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork: Limited Edition CD, JGB / Grateful Dead / Garcia-Grisman, 2005

A CD that was distributed with the limited edition of the Jerry Garcia Collected Artwork book. Recordings from various facets of Garcia's career including 7 Grateful Dead tracks.

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Trilogy, Grateful Dead, 2005

A 3 CD box set comprising Live Dead, American Beauty and Workingman's Dead.

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Rhino Hi-Five: The Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead, 2005

A five track downloadable compilation drawn from Warner Bros albums.

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The Vault Box, Grateful Dead, 2007

A box set that combines One From The Vault, Two From The Vault, and Three From The Vault.

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Eternally Grateful, Grateful Dead, 2007

A double CD compilation. One CD of studio tracks, one CD of live tracks.

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The Warner Bros. Studio Albums Vinyl Box, Grateful Dead, 2010

A five LP box set that brings together the albums The Grateful Dead (1st album), Anthem Of The Sun, Aoxomoxoa, Workingman's Dead and American Beauty.

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30 Days Of Dead 2010, Grateful Dead, 2010

30 Grateful Dead tracks made available for download on dead.net during November 2010.

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Flashback With The, Grateful Dead, 2011

A 10 track, career-spanning compilation.

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30 Days Of Dead 2011, Grateful Dead, 2011

30 Grateful Dead tracks made available for download on dead.net during November 2011.

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30 Days Of Dead 2012, Grateful Dead, 2012

30 Grateful Dead tracks made available for download on dead.net during November 2012.

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30 Days Of Dead 2013, Grateful Dead, 2013

30 Grateful Dead tracks made available for download on dead.net during November 2013.

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30 Days Of Dead 2014, Grateful Dead, 2014

30 Grateful Dead tracks made available for download on dead.net during November 2014.

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The Best Of The Grateful Dead, 2015

A double CD, 32 track compilation with tracks taken from all the Grateful Dead studio albums.

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Ramble On Rose, Grateful Dead, 2015

A 10 track compilation of previously released live tracks that was distributed with an issue of Uncut Magazine.

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Long Strange Trip, Grateful Dead, 2017

Released in conjunction with the Long Strange Trip documentary. There are 2 CD, 3 CD and 6 LP versions. Most tracks are previously released.

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30 Days Of Dead 2015, Grateful Dead, 2015

30 Grateful Dead tracks made available for download on dead.net during November 2015.

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30 Days Of Dead 2016, Grateful Dead, 2016

30 Grateful Dead tracks made available for download on dead.net during November 2016.

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Long Strange Trip: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack, Grateful Dead, 2017

A double LP "distillation" of the larger Long Strange Trip release.


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Smiling On A Cloudy Day, Grateful Dead, 2017

A single disc compilation of tracks from the first three Grateful Dead albums plus the 1968 single version of Dark Star.

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Grateful Dead Records Collection, Grateful Dead, 2017

A 5 LP set that combines the albums that were released on Grateful Dead Records in the 1970's: Wake Of The Flood; From The Mars Hotel; Blues For Allah and Steal Your Face.

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30 Days Of Dead 2017, Grateful Dead, 2017

30 Grateful Dead tracks made available for download on dead.net during November 2017.

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The Best Of The Grateful Dead Live, 2018

A double CD compilation of previously released live tracks.

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30 Days Of Dead 2018, Grateful Dead, 2018

30 Grateful Dead tracks made available for download on dead.net during November 2018.

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Sage And Spirit, Grateful Dead, 2019

An LP compilation of previously released studio and live tracks.

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30 Days Of Dead 2019, Grateful Dead, 2019

30 Grateful Dead tracks made available for download on dead.net during November 2019.

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Last updated January 2020