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||Alabama Getaway||Grateful Dead||3:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Far from Me||Grateful Dead||3:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Althea||Grateful Dead||6:52||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Feel Like a Stranger||Grateful Dead||5:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Lost Sailor||Grateful Dead||5:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Saint of Circumstance||Grateful Dead||5:40||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Antwerp's Placebo (The Plumber)||Grateful Dead||0:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Easy to Love You||Grateful Dead||3:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Don't Ease Me In||Grateful Dead||3:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Donna Jean Godchaux and Keith Godchaux left the band, keyboardist Brent Mydland signed on, and The Grateful Dead recorded this underrated album at the start of the '80s. The questionable "disco" moves and harsh blues of Shakedown Street were replaced with a warmer sound truer to the band's live persona, with songs that were easily plugged into the Dead's setlists. The revved-up Chuck Berry rock 'n' roll of "Alabama Getaway" went to FM radio, while Mydland made his presence known by writing two songs: the soulful "Far From Me" and the soft-rocking "Easy to Love You," which would still make a great tune for Crosby, Stills & Nash. (Like much of the material here, that was cowritten with John Perry Barlow.) "Althea" is Garcia and Robert Hunter's one powerful and understated composition, while Bob Weir and Barlow throw together three decent contributions in "Feel Like a Stranger," "Lost Sailor," and "Saint of Circumstance." Bringing things full circle is "Don't Ease Me In," which plays like a classic ensemble piece. And it should; the Dead first played the tune back in 1965 when they were still The Warlocks.
It's still jerry!
No matter what anyone says, jerry is the best. This album might not get the respect other dead albums get but its still tight.
What's not to love?
I was 16 when this came out and it was the fist Dead album I ever bought. I love it to this day. Brent's songs are excellent! Lost Sailor and Saint of Circumstance are classics that jam in concert. Althea and Alabama Getaway are great songs. This is a great overlooked Dead album!
One of my favorites. Love Jerry. Miss u friend
Formed: 1965 in San Francisco, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s