Playing Dead: Grateful Dead Covers Spotify Playlist

Next month, the long awaited, long in the making massive Day Of The Dead Grateful Dead tribute album curated by The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner will be issued by 4AD. So far five tracks have been shared from the multi-disc compilation: The War On Drugs’ version of the “Touch Of Grey,” Phosphorescent and Jenny Lewis backed by the house band featuring 4/5ths of The National covering “Sugaree,” Bruce Hornsby and DeYarmond Edison on “Black Muddy River,” Courtney Barnett’s rendition of “New Speedway Boogie” and The National’s take on “Morning Dew.” As those tracks indicate, covering the Grateful Dead often produces remarkably memorable recordings, many of which are the focus of this week’s Saturday Stream Spotify Playlist.

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