The Very Best Of Jerry Garcia Vinyl Re-Issue Coming April 18th for Record Store Day
On June 20th, Round Records and the Jerry Garcia Family will join Record Store Day in celebrating independently owned record stores within our communities with a first ever vinyl re-issue of The Very Best of Jerry Garcia, a greatest hits compilation spanning 5 LPs. This special collection salutes one of the most legendary figures in American music, reaching outside the realm of the Grateful Dead through Jerry’s broad array of folk, bluegrass blues, and roots rock side projects that enriched his storied career. His solo albums capture the heart and soul as well as the rich talents of his incomparable genius.
The first two LPs spanning 1972 though 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 the iconic Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter compositions “Deal,” “Sugaree,” “Might As Well,” “Mission in the Rain,” and “Rubin and Cherise.” The remaining three LPs boast more than 76 minutes of rare live gems from a range of acoustic and electric performances between 1973 and 1990. This includes an unreleased 1979 live version of the classic Beatles tune “Dear Prudence” performed by Reconstruction. Other live highlights include the Jerry Garcia Band’s interpretations of Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come” and Bob Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street.”
The Very Best of Jerry Garcia will be re-issued on Record Store Day as a 5xLP 180g vinyl clamshell box set with a special etching featured on Side J. The 5xLP set is pressed in a limited edition of 4,000 pieces and includes a free MP3 download of the album. For more information on Record Store Day and a list of participating local, independent record stores visit RecordStoreDay.com.