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  1. hans altena
    December 4, 2017 @ 8:33 am

    Nice review, but clearly with the remixed version in mind, which I understand, because it is the only one available now, which is more than just a pity. I am happy to own the original vinyl and there What’s become of the Baby is not just a noodling boring track, instead it is an aural feast with very dark impact, scary and riveting at the same time, even if you haven’t inhaled or whatever, Garcia’s voice in that original version is less hazy, it’s in your face with the strangest inflexions and gutteral noises, while on the background and sometimes upfront exciting sound effects roll in and out of the picture, with fine details, not just druggy reverb, thus making this song at least an adventure, not a tiresome experiment as in the remixed almost totally stripped down version. Also the other songs benefit from the original mix, sounding more vibrant, even if the drums are to loud at times, they are mostly played so delicately that they propell the whole band into higher heights than reached on the remix. A masterpiece foreshadowing not only Live/Dead but strangely also Working Man’s Dead and American Beauty.


  2. Jake Westbrook
    September 9, 2019 @ 4:18 pm

    What’s becoming of the baby is a fantastically awesome song


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