This special 2-CD collection salutes one of the most legendary figures in American music, beloved Grateful Dead lead guitarist, vocalist and eternal goodwill ambassador Jerry Garcia. Outside the realm of the Dead, Jerry pursued a broad array of folk, bluegrass, blues, and roots rock side projects that fully enriched his storied career. His solo albums capture the heart & soul as well as the rich talents of this incomparable genius. This deluxe package features an in-depth essay from Blair Jackson, and all tracks have been remastered in HDCD by Joe Gastwirt to sound better than ever.
Disc 1, spanning 1972-1982, pulls highlights from all five of Jerry’s studio releases: Garcia, Compliments, Reflections, Cats Under The Stars, and Run For The Roses. Studio classics include “Deal,” “Sugaree,” “The Wheel,” and “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”
Disc 2 boasts more than 76 minutes of rare live gems from a range of Jerry Garcia Band line-ups spanning 1973-1990. This disc includes an unreleased 1979 live version of the classic Beatles tune “Dear Prudence” performed by Reconstruction, a group from which no material has ever been released. Other live highlights on Disc 2 include the Jerry Garcia Band’s interpretations of Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come”, and Bob Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street.” Track Listing:
Disc 1 – Studio Tracks Deal Bird Song Sugaree Loser The Wheel Let It Rock Russian Lullaby Might As Well Mission In The Rain I’ll Take A Melody Rubin And Cherise – Jerry Garcia Band Cats Under The Stars – Jerry Garcia Band Rhapsody In Red – Jerry Garcia Band Run For The Roses Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door Without Love
Disc 2 - Live Tracks Catfish John (1973)* Deep Elem Blues (1987)** Ripple (1987)** Positively 4th Street (1975)*** The Harder They Come (1977)*** Gomorrah (1990)*** Dear Prudence (1979)**** Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) (1990)*** Evangeline (1990)*** Deal (1980)***
* Old & In the Way ** Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band *** Jerry Garcia Band **** Reconstruction (previously unreleased)