Steal Your Face is a live album by the Grateful Dead.
It was recorded during their farewell tour at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco between October 16 and October 20, 1974.
The band had been pioneering a new sound system (known as the wall of sound) but it made touring harder than before because of the more complicated set-up when they changed venues.
These concerts also provided the source for The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack which has been much better received.
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This is a controversial recording as many Deadheads feel that it wasn’t the goodbye (even temporary goodbye) that the band deserved.
My thoughts are that it’s not the place to start your collection of live albums by the Grateful Dead and, because there are so many very good albums, it’s not worth considering until you have about 20 or more albums.
Songs On Grateful Dead Steal Your Face
The Promised Land – 3:15
Cold Rain & Snow – 5:35
Around And Around – 5:02
Stella Blue – 8:48
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo – 8:00
Ship Of Fools – 6:59
Beat It On Down The Line – 3:22
Big River – 4:53
Black-Throated Wind – 6:05
U.S. Blues – 5:18
El Paso – 4:15
Sugaree – 7:33
It Must Have Been The Roses – 5:58
Casey Jones – 7:02
Buying Steal Your Face
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What Are The All Time Best Live Albums?
While the Grateful Dead are hard to fit into a one music genre or another, they have live albums in the psychedelic / San Francisco poll, in the jam band poll and the country rock poll. While the dedicated poll is the best guide for fans, a high ranking in a genre poll will help attract more fans to the Dead’s music so please vote.
You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls.