David Grisman & Jerry Garcia – Garcia Grisman (1991/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

David Grisman & Jerry Garcia – Garcia Grisman Alternate (1991/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:34 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Folk, Acoustic
Official Digital Download – Source: acousticoasis.com | Front cover

In celebration of the late Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday, David Grisman unveils a new collection of nine previously unreleased Garcia/Grisman alternate takes in the new high-definition (24 bit, 96 khz) format. This HD release affords listeners an opportunity to enjoy “Grateful Dawg” music in a sonically superior format with different versions of “The Thrill Is Gone,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Russian Lullaby,” “Arabia” and five others, providing insight into how these two legendary American musicians approached this material.

In their first recording project in 15 years, Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead and David Grisman, the father of Dawg Music, team up for an all acoustic excursion into the far corners of American music. From Irving Berlin’s “Russian Lullaby” and B.B. King’s “The Thrill Is Gone” to a brand new tune appropriately entitled “Grateful Dawg,” this self-titled collaboration is, as one critic put it, “irresistible.” It won a Bay Area Music Award for independent record of the year, a Grammy nomination in the category of contemporary folk and the hearts of Deadheads and Dawgheads alike.
Longtime friends, Garcia and Grisman first met in the early ’60s at a bluegrass festival on the east coast. In 1970, Grisman laid down mandolin tracks on the Grateful Dead’s landmark album American Beauty. A few years later, they joined forces again to form the short-lived, ever-popular bluegrass band Old and in the Way. The two renewed their friendship in 1990 and decided to record something for Grisman’s independent label. Garcia/ Grisman is the first acoustic-only recording of Jerry’s long career.
According to producer Grisman, “Our sessions were always informal, and all of these takes are exceptional performances. They are just as vibrant as the original selected masters and perhaps even better!”

01 – The Thrill Is Gone
02 – Grateful Dawg
03 – Two Soldiers
04 – Friend Of The Devil
05 – Russian Lullaby
06 – Dawg’s Waltz
07 – Walkin’ Boss
08 – Rockin’ Chair
09 – Arabia

Produced by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
Recorded by Dave Dennison at Dawg Studios
Remastered in Dawg Studios by David Grisman
Alternate Version Produced and mixed by David Grisman

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
David Grisman – mandolin
Jim Kerwin – bass
Joe Craven – percussion, fiddle



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