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on August 23, 2008
I first heard this album was "coming out" while listening to "On the Golden Road" on The Grateful Dead Channel. The electronic version had already been released and was apparently well received. Obviously, Mr. Joseph would have to get Ice Nine's permission to use the songs and the CD information confirms their support, along with that of Robert Hunter and The Garcia Estate. But is it good? You bet. It is easily a listen-through as opposed to a "one hit wonder" album. In due course, all music passes down, as many of the songs performed by The Grateful Dead were passed to them. Mr. Joseph performs these songs, which we will always associate with Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, in his own style-not trying to copy The Dead but paying tribute to them with his skillful arrangements and choice of accompanying musicians. I think he delivers the songs in a style that most deadheads will appreciate. Well Done!
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on November 13, 2013
I had never heard of this until I heard Phil Lesh on WMMR yesterday cite it as a very good tribute album he had heard. The question was about a different album, but Phil instead said that this one was excellent. I'll be getting this come pay day for sure.
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on February 28, 2013
A good collection of reinterpretations of Jerry's music. Well done without trying to be a tribute band. Some will like the new takes on the songs some will say Jerry and Robert did them better. I think it is just good to have it done differently.
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This acoustic treatment of songs from the Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter catalog entertains. The 8-minute opener of "Sugaree" bounces & grooves like a light jazz treatment with Emory's powerfully expressive vocals milking every ounce of longing from the lyric, "You thought you was a cool fool who never could do no wrong; You had everything sewn up tight; How come you lay awake all night long?" "Ramble On Rose" bounces with Jon Carroll's barrelhouse piano and Emory's vocal wail, "Just New York City, just like Jericho, pace the halls and climb the walls and get out when they blow." "Loose Lucy" cuts a rug with a vocal that made me stop the car to see if I'd accidentally bought a Van Morrison CD. "Bird Song" sounds like a runaway track from Seals & Crofts. "Fennario" weaves a joyful spell with excellent musicianship, great vocals & excellent material. Enjoy!
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on January 7, 2009
The catalog of songs written by Jerry Garcia (music) and Robert Hunter (lyrics)has often been overlooked on a songwriter's basis in favor of Greateful Dead mania. Their songs deserve to be highlighted for the sheer craft and feel they exhibit.

Emory Joseph and his capable sidemen treat each of these gems in a way that brings each song's depth & richness to the fore. It's great to be able to hear these tunes through a different "filter". Most enjoyable & recommended!
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on March 23, 2009
This album is by far my favorite. i'M USUALLY TURNED OFF BY REMAKES OF SONGS BY OTHER ARTISTS, BUT THIS IS AN EXCEPTION.
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on July 9, 2015
Great album! Glad Phil recommended it to me!
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