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 originals below(and probably the even more popular live version, though, of course, the dead nevr played the same song the same way twice…): what do you think?