This is a great video of Robert Plant and Strange Sensation performing Morning Dew. The venue was the Isle of Wight and the date was June 3, 2002. Hard to believe it was seven years ago! It’s interesting to see footage of the band at this early stage–it was one of the first dates on the Dreamland tour. You can see how the band dynamic was still in its infancy. I saw the first US dates of the tour (July 20, 22) and the last (September 13) and it was fun to see the evolution of some of the songs as well as the band itself.
Monday Music offers a random Robert track for your listening flashbacks.
Today we have Morning Dew from September 1999 with Priory of Brion. Written by Bonnie Dobson and subsequently recorded by Tim Rose, Morning Dew became a staple in the Greatful Dead repitoire. The Priory version of Morning Dew is a moody, jazzy piece played slow. In contrast, the song as played during the Dreamland tour was much faster. I think I prefer the Strange Sensation version, but this one has a lot of merit, too.
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Morning Dew Morning Dew