Best Grateful Dead Songs
St Stephen performed live (not the album version) really is the Grateful Dead's greatest song of all! It's so bumpy, alive and jumping. And it's a hoot to play live with friends too. The version that's included on "Live Dead" which leads into "The Eleven" (which I'd consider perhaps another one of their greatest songs of all! That jam is so complex and fiery!) is the best version available of the amazing St. Stephen. There are some Dick's Picks that include St. Stephen into The Eleven, but for the casual fan or the curious, you just can't beat St. Stephen/The Eleven from "Live Dead". I hope that those of you who've never heard this brilliant song, choose to check it out on YouTube!
Sorry I think this is like the tenth best, not the best ever
This song is the best song ever
Not the best but top 10
Reminds me of Robert Johnson
"What a song man, what a song, perfect. You will never get tired of listening it."
Read the lyrics and listen to the most beautiful Dead tune ever!
There is no question best lyrics and melody
Best lyrics ever in a song.
you can't big the top 20 Grateful dead songs. Where do you draw the line?
It came into concerts around '82, and didn't make it to a record til '89, I think. Perfect song for a perfect time in the band's long strange trip
This song had a powerful meaning to it
How is this song last?
Never got into them, but love this song
A powerful masterpiece that in its best versions leaves goosebumps. One of the greatest songs by one of the greatest bands ever. This song can transcend time and at times be a symbolic image of the mightiest images possibly portrayed by this genius of a band.
One of the most beautiful tunes ever written, with sounds that send chills down your spine just thinking about them. One of a kind and powerful
Progressive, complex music and lyrics. My favorite Dead material.
Indeed this is the #1 song of this Band.
A box of rain will ease the pain, and love will see you through. Becca 💙
I was tripping at a show somewhere and I met the girl of my dreams while this song was playing. This was in the late eighties. I never got her name or number, but if you're reading this, lady gypsy sugar plum fairy, I hope all is well in the bubbly maroon love sauna.
Always one of my favorites!
Great song about life
What can be said?
Woodstock version is awesome
"Roll away, the dew!"
Have seen the Dead many times and Half-Step is my favorite opening number. I mean, I always love it, but like Cold Rain & Snow it's a perfect opening number.