Garcia Vinyl Re-Issue Now Available For Pre-Order
On April 19th, Round Records will re-issue Garcia, Jerry Garcia’s solo debut, in two configurations: a limited edition, white 180 gram vinyl with individually numbered foil-stamped packaging in an edition of 1,500 and an open edition 180 gram black vinyl package. Garcia was re-mastered specifically for vinyl release by Joe Gastwirt using the original 30ips 1/4″ mix master reels and pressed to 180 gram vinyl by RTI. Each copy of Garcia includes an MP3 download card.
The white vinyl configuration will be available exclusively to independent local record stores in the United States celebrating Record Store Day on April 19th. To find a participating store near you, visit RecordStoreDay.com.
The standard black vinyl configuration is now available for pre-order in the Official Garcia Store. At this time, the open edition black vinyl is available exclusively via the Official Garcia Store. Garcia is available as the standard 180 gram black vinyl or bundled with an optional Round Records logo slipmat.
Garcia was originally released in January 1972 and peaked at No. 35 on the Billboard 200 – the highest charting solo release of Garcia’s career. Garcia provides most of the album’s instrumentation himself, performing on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, bass, piano, organ, samples and vocals. Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann appears on drums. The album’s songs – six of which became staples in the Grateful Dead repertoire – are credited to Garcia, Kreutzmann and lyricist Robert Hunter. Garcia spoke lightly of the album at the time, telling Rolling Stone “I’m just going on a trip. I have curiosity to see what I can do, and I’ve a desire to get into sixteen track and go on trips that are too weird for me to want to put anybody else I know through. And also I want to pay for this house.”
While Garcia characterized the album as “self-indulgent,” AllMusic.com notes, “Time has rendered that assessment utterly false, as Garcia is nothing short of a full-bodied artistic expression from one of rock & roll’s most multi-faceted musicians.”
Garcia Track List:
Late For Supper
To Lay Me Down
An Odd Little Place