Label - Rhino
Release Date 9/26/2006
In-depth essay from Blair Jackson.
pre-orders for The Very Best of Jerry Garcia will receive 2
additional discs of bonus material. The first, "Twisted Radio
Waves," features in its entirety, a 1972 radio conversation
with Jerry presented by Dr. Demento.
EXCLUSIVE: More of the Best Track Listing:
1. That’s What Love Will Make You Do – 11:47 (Legion of Mary,
Jerry Garcia (vocal, guitar), Merl Saunders (keyboards), John Kahn
(bass), Ron Tutt, (drums), Martin Fierro, (sax)
2. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – 10:14 (Jerry Garcia Band,
Jerry Garcia (vocal, guitar), Keith Godchaux (piano), John Kahn
(bass), Ron Tutt (drums). Donna Jean Godchaux (vocals)
3. Dire Wolf – 3:28 (Jerry Garcia with John Kahn, 6/3/84)
Jerry Garcia (vocal, guitar), John Kahn (bass)
This special 2-CD collection salutes one of the most legendary figures in all of rock 'n' roll, beloved Grateful Dead lead guitarist, vocalist and eternal good will ambassador Jerry Garcia, who pursued a broad array of folk, bluegrass, blues and roots rock side projects throughout his storied career. Both acoustic and electric, purely solo and jamming with the Jerry Garcia Band, his albums outside the massive flow of the Dead's releases capture the heart & soul as well as the rich talents of an incomparable music icon.
Spanning 1972-1982, Disc 1 pulls key tracks from his five historic studio albums. Disc 2 delves into the archives and presents seven previously unreleased live jams from the '70s, performed with various configurations of the
*2-CD set is the first-ever retrospective compilation of the legendary artist's solo work.
*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.
*Disc 2, spanning 1973-1990 from performances by a range of Jerry Garcia Band line-ups.