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Jerry's Back, and We've Got Him!

It’s been a long, long time since there’s been a Jerry Garcia music release, but the good news is that a new day is dawning, the pipeline to the Garcia vault is open again, and we hope to offer you quality JG tunes as often as we can! Dead.net, in conjunction with the recently formed Garcia Family LLC (mainly Jerry’s daughters), are pleased to announce their exclusive partnership, and to celebrate the occasion, we’re picking up right we left off—with a new addition to the popular “Pure Jerry” series. For those of you keeping score, this one is #8, and it marks the first official full release of acoustic music from Garcia and John Kahn.

The setting is the wonderful 2,000-seat Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael on February 28, 1986, the last of 12 acoustic shows John and Jerry played that winter. It’d been a solid tour, with sold-out concerts in a number of cool East Coast venues. But this was a hometown show—literally—so the air was both relaxed and festive. The twelve songs collected here on a single disc are the complete two-set show from that night, nearly 70 minutes of music; a nice blend of old folk tunes, a Dylan number and Hunter-Garcia classics. Particularly noteworthy in that last category are the epic “Bird Song” and rockin’ “Run for the Roses.” Soundboard copies of this show have not been in circulation before. 

For the complete set lists and to order, click here!

And from here on, dead.net will be your best source for news and information about our exclusive Garcia releases and merchandise so stay tuned! 

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Hey Now!

don't have the MSG show but i do have the Knickerbocker show 11.6.91 or maybe date was 11.16.91 have to double check anyways got this on vhs tape i could convert it to cassette then to cd via cassette to mp3 files a little work but willin' if interested or just could copy the vhs for ya,peace

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I've been searchin'

wonderin if any kind head is willin' to share,trade,sell(for reasonable price) the pure Jerry 11.9.91
Hampton show. as any serious Head I have many hours of shows to trade any Help with this I would be Forever Grateful,peace to all

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jerry shows

looking for a copy garcia band madison sq garden 1991 or there about w/bluestravler opening anyone have it gimme a shout........

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That's a great story!

That's a great story!

lamagonzo (not verified)
Thanks for the update

Keep'em coming, especially if you know of aa upcoming release.

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Releases authorized by Garcia Family LLC (Jerry’s daughters)

previous releases of Jerry Garcia live shows were put out mainly with authorization of Debra Koons Garcia...for reasons only known to her she would NOT allow anything released when she wasn't with Jerry...Jerry's daughters fought her on this and many other things and eventually had her removed as executor of his estate, hence more music from many different era's...

Stay in Touch,
Steven Marcus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JOhtcJCjXA
(watch this, you might get a kick out of it!)

lamagonzo (not verified)
If Jerry's back and you've got him...

...please let him go to make music!

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Jerry Garcia Family LLC

Why is the JGF LLC stated as: "Garcia Family LLC (mainly Jerry’s daughters)"? Why is it important to specicify the daughters? Does MARKET RESEARCH show stuff sells better without mention of Debra?

Its insulting. It reeks of dishonesty. Do not get me wrong, I am not Debra bashing, actually now I've said it I realize its mostly insulting, or should be, to her.

Someone help me, why should I care? What's wrong here, help me get my finger on it. Please. Its just troubling.

Thanks,

Roger

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Also glad because......

I'm glad, too, because this may help dispel the myth that this period was a musical throwaway. It certainly wasn't, as anyone who caught the Spring tour can attest. No, Jerry didn't look well (the lazy eye and all).....but he was still doing some great playing (and singing) and many of his solos were longer in '86 then they would be for the rest of the 80's as the band tightened things up.

I wistfully recall trying to catch Jerry & Kahn at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Dec 85.....sadly, we never got out of the car and only once passed by the venue as we were trapped in that hellacious treadmill of traffic that is Washington, D.C. There was absolutely nowhere to even pull over to look at a map, it was just keep moving around the circles........finally we got sling-shotted out of the maelstrom with little chance of going back. We didn't have tickets, anyway, but at that time that wasn't so much a problem. I later heard they played Ripple from my friend Anne.

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beautiful.......

This is a beautiful disc. Just lovely to have on if you're in an acoustic mood, a Jerry mood, a melancholy mood, or a mirthful one.

Bird Song and Goodnight Irene are worth the price of the disc. And I think this Little Sadie has the most verses of any I've heard! One of my favorites, as well.

Thanks for this release! Jerry's voice sounds great, too.

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