Deadicated: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead

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Deadicated

Deadicated: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead is a compilation released on April 23, 1991 by BMG/Arista. This tribute album to the band The Grateful Dead contains number of covers by notable bands. Jane’s Addiction contributes their cover of The Dead’s Ripple as the compilation’s closer.

The liner notes contain the following tongue-in-cheek quote from Eric Avery about the song Ripple:

This song meant a lot to me when I was too young (but trying) to grow facial hair, smoking too much pot and contemplating teen suicide.  Before the glory of punk rock, I was a Grateful Dead fanatic but don’t tell anyone… it might be detrimental to my image.”

Alternate Versions:

This album was released on CD and cassette in the United States, and on CD, cassette and double 12″ vinyl in Europe.

A limited edition US CD version also exists.  This limited edition version comes in a 7×7″ paper jacket that resembles a 7″ vinyl record jacket.  It comes with a matching 7×7″ booklet containing the album’s liner notes.

Track Listings:

  1. Bertha
    Los Lobos
  2. Jack Straw
    Bruce Horsby
  3. U.S. Blues
    Harshed Mellows
  4. Ship of Fools
    Elvis Costello
  5. China Doll
    Susan Vega
  6. Cassidy
    Susan Vega
  7. Truckin’
    Dwight Yoakam
  8. Casey Jones
    Warren Zevon
  9. Uncle John’s Band
    The Indigo Girls
  10. Friend of the Devil
    Lyle Lovett
  11. To Lay Me Down
    Cowboy Junkies
  12. Wharf Rat
    Midnight Oil
  13. Estimated Prophet
    Burning Spear
  14. Deal
    Dr. John
  15. Ripple
    Jane’s Addiction

Release Date: 04/23/1991
Released By: BMG / Arista
ID Number(s): ARCD-8669 (Import), AR-8669 (Import Cassette) , 304179 (UK 2LP) , 504179 (US Cassette) , 354179 (US CD)
Mediums: Cassette, CD, 12″ Double-Vinyl
Time: 74:33

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