Created as a counterpart to their 2015 two-disc Best of the Grateful Dead
studio collection, The Best of the Grateful Dead Live
includes highlights culled from the band's commercially released concert albums on the Warner Bros. and Arista labels as well as a handful of live selections from their own personal archives. Sequenced chronologically over the course of two discs, the 19-track set opens with a version of "St. Stephen" taken from their first live LP, 1969's Live/Dead
, and proceeds through subsequent concert releases like Skull & Roses
, Europe '72
, and One from the Vault
. Fittingly, the album is closed by a version of "So Many Roads" taken from the Dead's final show at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 9, 1995.