Grateful Dead Releases By Year

This table sets out the numbers of official Grateful Dead releases by year:
YearDick's
Picks
Other Live
Albums
Download
Series
Studio
Albums
VideosTotalNotes
        
1965-66  2  1  3(a)
1967  1  1  2 
1968 1 2 1   4(b)
1969 2 6 1 1  10(g)
1970 2 3 2 2  9 
1971 2 7 1   10 
1972 4 8 1  1 13 
1973 4 3 1 1  9 
1974 4 5  1 1 11(d)
1975  1  1  2 
1976 2 3 1   6 
1977 5 6 1 1  13 
1978 2 3  1 1 7(d)
1979 1 3 2   6 
1980  5 1 1 1 8 
1981 1     1 
1982 1 1    2 
1983 1     1 
1984        
1985 1     1 
1986        
1987    1 2 3(c)
1988  1 1   2 
1989  4 1 1 3 9 
1990 1 5   2 8(d)
1991 1  1  1 3(d)
1992 1     1 
1993  1    1 
Multi-year 4  15(e) (f)
        
Totals3674131513150 

Notes
(a) Albums here are the two CDs "Birth of the Dead" originally in the Rhino box set The Golden Road (1965-1973), but now also issued separately, plus Rare Cuts And Oddities (containing both studio and live tracks but classified as a lve album here)
(b) I have classified "Anthem Of The Sun" as a 1968 live album, though it contains a mixture of live and studio recordings, including some from late 1967
(c) I haven't included "Dylan And The Dead" in the list of Live Albums
(d) the soundtracks of the "View From The Vault" DVDs have also been issued on CD, as have the "Closing of the Winterland" and "Grateful Dead Movie" DVDs
(e) I have included "Fallout From The Philzone", "So Many Roads (1965-1995)", "Postcards Of The Hanging" and "Infrared Roses" as multi-year live albums (note that "So Many Roads" includes some studio as well as live tracks). I haven't included "Greyfolded"
(f) I haven't included the compilation albums "Skeletons From The Closet", "What A Long Strange Trip It's Been" or "The Arista Years" in this table. Nor have I included the Rhino box set "The Golden Road", except for the two new CDs included separately in the table above. NB: This means that albums such as "American Beauty" remain classified as studio albums even though the version in the Rhino box set now includes some live bonus tracks. The same goes for the albums in the box set "Beyond Description."
(g) Dave's Picks Volume 6 is included here as a 1969 release even though it includes two complete shows, one from 1969 and one from 1960.

 


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