All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions Box set, Original recording remastered
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That said...if it were going for a REASONABLE price...it's as essential as essential gets.
ALL of the studio albums PLUS a disc of outtakes. The favorites, for me, are the first album and "Reflections." The Dead performed "Bird Song" many, many times, but the version on Jerry's first solo album SHIMMERS with a beauty you won't find anywhere else. The "brother / sister" to this song is "Laughing" from David Crosby's If I Could Only Remember My Name. Same feel, same achingly sweet pedal steel from Jerry.
The second album ("Compliments") was pretty much TRASHED by critics on its release, but its charms are undeniable, especially on "Let It Rock," "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game," and "Turn On the Bright Lights."
These albums didn't stray that far from what Jerry was doing with the Dead, and MANY of the songs found their way into "heavy rotation" on Dead set lists. It's a wonderful thing to own but it breaks my heart to see it selling for four hundred bucks...that's just WRONG.
The remastering is superb, the plentiful outtakes are a treat, the photos are precious, and the two bonus CDs (one w/ more outtakes and one w/ live songs from '77) you get from ordering it directly from [...] make this a must-have collection!
"...I'll take a melody, and see, what I can do about it..."
Bob Dylan nailed one of Jerry's special talents "Jerry Garcia could hear the song in all my bad recordings, the song that was buried there. So if I want to sing something different, I just bring out one of them Dead records and see which one I wanna do."
There are plenty examples here of Jerry taking somebody else's song and getting the perfect essence.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another wonderful Rhino boxed set. This 6 CD set includes all 5 of Jerry's studio solo albums, smartly remastered and plastered with bonus tracks. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robert
Grandson loves it! Finds it funny this music great was from our era!Published 14 months ago by Memum
A great gift for a Dead fan and a Jerry Garcia fan. My son is both although he enjoys Jerry's ventures away from the Dead much more. This is a good collection.Published on February 28, 2013 by Glachner
This is a wonderful *CLASSIC* Jerry Garcia Album. Having lived in the Haight I got to see Jerry and the boys for free many-a-times and miss the mellow crowd and the great... Read morePublished on November 2, 2008 by Garry Engelberg
I remember the day I got this when it was first issued. Being a HUGE fan of the Dead and Garcia without the Dead , I was looking forward to hearing all my old vinyl versions... Read morePublished on August 22, 2008 by Jim Z
IF YOU ARE A DEAD-HEAD,THIS IS A MUST HAVE,DONT LEAVE HOME WITH OUT IT.Published on August 20, 2006 by Eric J. Loparo Sr.