Deadicated, in general, is a great album if you ask me. I think the songs selected are top notch and all the artists did justice to them. That said, I do think that Ripple stands out from the crowd.
The greatest contrast between the original song and the cover on this album is clearly Ripple. If you ask me the ability of a song to be completely reworked in a new context but retain the essence of the original is the sign of a strong song. There is plenty of that going on here.
While the inclusion of Jane’s Addiction on this compilation may seem odd to some, the band’s drummer, Stephen Perkins, is a big-time Deadhead. He and Perry Ferrell even recorded a bit for the recent Move Me Brightly event that celebrated Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday.