Day of the Dead (2016) - sprawling 5+ hour Grateful Dead tribute produced by The National, feat Oldham, Callahan, Angel Olsen, Orchestra Baobab, Hornsby, Lucinda Williams, mems of Grizzly Bear, et al.

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Don't think we've had a thread on this yet. Discovered it recently and have only scratched the surface, but I am somewhat obsessed with this massive cover of Terrapin Station:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPdoWp-PHFU

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 6 May 2019 18:36 (two months ago) link

When this came out, I thought both Oldham tracks were excellent... nothing else really struck me (in fact I thought most of it was pretty dull).

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Monday, 6 May 2019 18:55 (two months ago) link

I like Oldham's covers of Rubin & Cherise and Bird Song a lot.

Charles Bradley doing Cumberland Blues is kind of fun. I like the Angel Olsen track. Some of it is definitely dull but I really haven't given the whole thing a full chance yet.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 6 May 2019 19:20 (two months ago) link

Wilco jamming out on St Stephen is somehow especially grating though. They really don't capture the groove of that song at all. I don't think I've ever actually enjoyed Wilco doing anything fwiw.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 6 May 2019 19:29 (two months ago) link

Yeah, I'm a Wilco fan but that performance feels pretty unnecessary.

I really like Courtney Barnett's New Speedway Boogie. It strays stylistically from the Dead's just enough to lean into her strengths, while maintaining the swagger of the original.

BPB's Reuben and Cherise is the primary track from this I ever go back to. Such a damn beautiful song.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 6 May 2019 19:34 (two months ago) link

FP’d you for “mems”

blokes you can't rust (sic), Monday, 6 May 2019 19:44 (two months ago) link

although on zing “Callahan” is just above “Baobab” and for half a second I thought Bob Balaban was on this

blokes you can't rust (sic), Monday, 6 May 2019 19:46 (two months ago) link

Part of me just appreciates this for being a 5.5 hour Dead tribute album, just for the sheer amount of work it must have taken to make this happen and put it together, way beyond anything called for and therefore seemingly a labor of love.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 6 May 2019 19:55 (two months ago) link

Thanks for that link, now totally obsessed with that version of Terrapin, what a treat!

MaresNest, Friday, 10 May 2019 12:13 (two months ago) link


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