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03 November 2022

Jerry Garcia Estate Announce ‘Garcia (50th Anniversary Edition)’

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The Jerry Garcia estate have announced that they will celebrate the golden anniversary of the Grateful Dead guitarist’s debut solo album, Garcia, with a gold vinyl reissue. The 50th Anniversary Edition is a deluxe 2LP set featuring the original album remastered from the analogue mix master reels plus outtakes & explorations from the original sessions pressed to vinyl for the first time.

Recorded almost entirely by Garcia with assistance from Bill Kreutzmann and Robert Hunter, six of the songs became staples in the Grateful Dead’s repertoire. Garcia (50th Anniversary Edition) is available on 180g gold nugget vinyl pressed in a limited run of 10,000 and includes a liner note essay from David Fricke.

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Garcia (50th Anniversary Edition) tracklisting

Bird Song

Late for Supper
Eep Hour
To Lay Me Down
An Odd Little Place
The Wheel

Sugaree (Alternate Take)
Loser (Alternate Take)
Late for Supper / Spidergawd / Eep Hour (Alternate Takes)

The Wheel (Alternate Take #1)
The Wheel (Alternate Take #2)
Study for “Eep Hour”
Dealin’ from the Bottom (Studio Jam)
Study for “The Wheel”

In other Grateful Dead news, Real Gone Records have announced an 8LP reissue of Dick’s Picks Vol. 33 —10/9 & 10/10/76, Oakland Coliseum Stadium, Oakland. The set captures the Dead’s two shows co-headlining with The Who at Bill Graham’s Historic Day on the Green concert series. The 180g vinyl set is out 16 December 16 on Real Gone Music.

A statement says, “This Pick captures both dates in their entirety, and features one of the most monumental medleys (and that’s sayin’ something!) in band history with a 60-minute, 10-song journey through “St. Stephen”/”Not Fade Away”/”St. Stephen”/”Help on the Way”/”Slipknot!”/”Drums”/”Samson and Delilah”/”Slipknot!”/”Franklin’s Tower”/”One More Saturday Night” on the first day. Day two offers excellent takes on two solo Garcia favorites, “Might as Well” and “The Wheel,” that were new to the concert repertoire and a particularly fine “Ramble on Rose” among other highlights. Bill Graham had honored the Dead by selecting them to close the year’s stellar series of Day on the Green concerts, and that—perhaps coupled with the presence of formidable co-headliners The Who—sparked some of the band’s finest performances of the period.”

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