COLONIAL VIGOR

Port outward, starboard home

GRATEFUL DEAD “France” (1978)


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This is a weird jam. I don’t really dig the lady who sings on late ’70s Dead records, and some of Lowell George’s production choices are out of left field (what’s with the steel pan?).

BUT I play this pretty often; it reminds me a lot of certain records I really, really loved in the late ’90s.

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4 Comments»

  messyheadblues wrote @

This is one of my faves. How can you not like Donna Godchaux’s singing? Just off pitch, great! Phil Lesh’s even stranger “Let me Sing your Blues Away” is a dandy too.

  Wilder wrote @

I also love this cut – I feel it all just comes together – “sweet as Spanish sherry wine” and a nice little pace to it all

  Wilder wrote @

I just listened to it 2 more times – total play count today = 3, projected play count for today is around 9

  MICKEY HART “Pump Song” (1972) « COLONIAL VIGOR wrote @

[…] quite a while since I posted any Grateful Dead, and even longer since I posted any Dead solo stuff but I am really digging […]


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