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Thread #143928   Message #3324879
Posted By: pdq
18-Mar-12 - 09:37 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Dead's 'Jack Straw' as murder ballad
Subject: RE: Origins: The Dead's 'Jack Straw' as murder ballad
I was not familiar with Mason's Children so I checked the Dead reference sources.

It was played live just 15 times and dropped in early 1970.

Odd, but the remastered version of Workingman's Dead is not just done in HDCD but has a huge amount of new material including a live version of Mason's Children.

Didn't have to think too long about this one. I went straight to eBay and ordered a copy.

I can do a "mini review" in a week or so after the CD arrives.

Nice to see anything on Mudcat about the Dead, America's greatest rock group, especially since they are essentially Folk.