Burning Spear – Estimated Prophet

Various Artists - Deadicated

Various Artists – Deadicated

Lucky thirteen has brought us on to Various Artists. And the album the “Flying, Fickle Finger of Fate” has landed on is Deadicated, a 1991 tribute album of the Grateful Dead songs performed by various artists. According to the sleeve notes, the compilation is a rainforest benefit album, with significant proceeds from its sale being donated to the Rainforest Action Network and Cultural Survival.

The artists who contributed tracks are Los Lobos, Bruce Hornsby & The Range, Harshed Mellows, Elvis Costello, Suzanne Vega, Dwight Yoakam, Warren Zevon with David Lindley, Indigo Girls, Lyle Lovett, Cowboy Junkies, Midnight Oil, Burning Spear, Dr. John and Jane’s Addiction – a good enough and eclectic list, I’m sure you’ll agree.

From the album I’ve chosen Estimated Prophet a song I’ve known from the Dead album Terrapin Station. This version is by Burning Spear and, while it may not be classic Burning Spear, is appealing to me. Enough said.

Burning Spear – Estimated Prophet