The Grateful Dead:
Shakedown Street

CD141 - Arista 1978

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Shakedown Street

1. Good Lovin’
2. France
3. Shakedown Street
4. Serengetti
5. Fire On The Mountain
6. I Need A Miracle
7. From The Heart Of Me
8. Stagger Lee
9. All New Minglewood Blues
10. If I Had The World To Give

11. Good Lovin’ (Studio Outtake) - featuring Lowell George
12. Ollin Arageed (Live)
13. Fire On The Mountain (Live)
14. Stagger Lee (Live)
15. All New Minglewood Blues (Live)

Blair Jackson's review: **½
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There are plenty of good songs on this Lowell George-produced studio effort — "Fire on the Mountain," "Stagger Lee," "If I Had the World to Give," "I Need a Miracle" and the title cut — but the performances are somewhat lackluster and it's devoid of any sort of cohesiveness. "Fire on the Mountain" and "Shakedown Street" are so abbreviated they never approach their potential. It's a mystery to me why the Dead were unable to cut loose in the studio the way counterparts like the Allmans and Little Feat could. This is my least favorite Dead studio album.