Album starts off with a great funky song, Slip Knot/Help on the Way which breaks down into one of the tightest segments of Dead jam I've ever heard( the part with the repeating guitar riffs over the steady drumbeat before the guitar solo at the end). The first song transitions beautifully into Franklin's Tower, a classic in and of itself.
The next song is a nice instrumental piece with an excellent percussive emphasis. Bob Weir follows up with one of his better tunes, "The Music Never Stopped," a feel-good number that makes you want to groove and dance. "Crazy Fingers" complements the dance feel with a smooth near-reggae guitar beat that is certain to ease and please.
The last two songs of the album are the only weak spots. The end of the album is your obligatory, "trippy" part of the album and tends to drone on and on. I like experimental, free-form imporvisational music, but the ending is quite tedious to listen to.
Overall, great album, only second to Workingman's Dead in my opinion.