"The idea for Amagamalin Street occurred to me while leaning against a building on Fifth Avenue. I was in one of those ego-flattened mindframes that visit my West Coast psyche when confronted by Manhattan.The songs in the suite are:
I began thinking about the values people must assign to themselves, and believe in despite all the evidence, in order to cope with the giganticism of Metropolis. I saw a drunk on the other side of the street making a show of himself - and I began inventing his story. I had a pencil but no paper - not a problem in New York; I picked up a handbill in the gutter for a show at the Apollo, and began to write on the back of it."
Roseanne Amagamalin Street Gypsy Parlour Light Rambling Ghost Ithica Don't Be Deceived Taking Maggie Home Out Of The City Better Bad Luck Streetwise Face Me (note 1) Where Did You Go? 13 Roses
For more information on this recording see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography