Possibly the best way to enjoy the compositions that Brent Mydland wrote and sang for The Grateful Dead is all by themselves. Pretend the band joined a solo artist to provide backing for a mid-80s album of his songs. An extended, soulful ride on an emotional rollercoaster.
I didn’t struggle too hard picking versions, since there are lots of good ones for most songs. Some are released.
- Just a Little Light (3/26/90)
- Far from Me (7/12/89)
- Easy to Love You (3/22/90)
- Never Trust a Woman (10/16/89)
- Tons of Steel (4/8/85)
- Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues (3/27/86)
- Don’t Need Love (11/5/85)
- Gentlemen, Start Your Engines (7/31/88)
- Maybe You Know (4/20/83)
- Blow Away (3/26/90)
- We Can Run (9/29/89)
- I Will Take You Home (6/88)
I think this includes every song Mydland wrote or co-wrote - and sang.
Caveat: "Far from Me" and "Easy to Love You" somehow got switched in the running order. The emotional energy works much better Easy > Far. I recommend you swap 'em.