I've seen one production that included Dead End (after Ain't Got No) and another production that included Hippie Life (after Good Morning Starshine). Dead End is probably my favorite number in the show. The production I saw staged it simply and beautifully. It was a rather ingenious number in the show and fit well into the book. I was surprised it was ever cut. Hippie Life, however, is a so-so song that really adds nothing to the show, especially towards the end when they are describing "hippie life" after we just watched a couple of hours about hippie life. It's redundant and slows down the end of the show. If it were to be used at all, it would need to be in the first act, probably after Manchester England. For a really different take on Hair (and a rather surprisingly brilliant one), try the 2001 Vienna recording (performed in English). It uses new modern quasi-techno orchestrations and the performances are fantastic, though the show does not seem to lose its spirit or essence, which is what makes it work. My favorite tracks are Dead End, The War (short instrumental), Black Boys/White Boys and Air. This recording also includes Hippie Life and an Aquarius remix. It's a must for any Hair fan.
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