Sugaree – Covers And Tributes

We will soon see the release of The National’s star studded tribute The Grateful Dead.

 

A few tracks have been released so far (the gem, in my eyes, being the above take on Sugaree by Phosphorescent and a few others). The Dead have a massive and very, very, dedicated fan base who often do not take kindly to others covering their music, especially if they perceive the cover to take the song in a more mainstream direction.

 

The original is below (and probably the even more popular live version, though, of course, The Dead never played the same song the same way twice…).

 

What do you think?