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  • Audio CD (June 21, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B0009ML1RK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,449 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Great Balls Of Fire
2. Prince Of Peace
3. Casey Jones
4. The Dancer
5. Doin' My Time
6. All Night Train
7. Vamp In The Middle
8. Spring Peepers
9. Lee Highway Blues
10. Souvenir Bottles
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Disc: 2
1. One More Love Song
2. On The Boulevard
3. One Love / People Get Ready
4. Seven By Seven
5. In The Middle Of The Night
6. Sweet Release
7. Metric Lips
8. Unconditional Love
9. Looking Past You
10. Revival
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Editorial Reviews

This 2 CD set features 35 tracks of live,rare and unreleased material from the New Grass Revival. Capitol. 2005.

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The band defined a style of music.
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I still have the vinyl, but the cd is great to have.
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I've been a New Grass Revival fan since 1989.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on November 28, 2005
Format: Audio CD
With tracks from their King Records debut, their stints with Flying Fish, Rounder and Capitol, as well as previously unissued live and studio tracks, this is THE definitive anthology from one of the most influential bands of the progressive bluegrass genre.

Over the course of nearly two and a half hours of music and 35 tracks, GRASS ROOTS covers New Grass Revival's history from their 1972 debut through their 1989 New Year's Eve farewell show.

"Great Balls of Fire," the first of two tracks from their debut, is a no-holds-barred romp with Sam Bush on Mandolin and lead vocal and the banjo pyrotechnics provided by Courtney Johnson. The second track is the Leon Russell-penned "Prince of Peace."

Not only did Russell take NGR as his opening act in 1973, he let them record at his Shelter studios at the end of the tour. These three tracks from 1974 are all previously unreleased. For these sessions, NGR added a drummer which further alienated them from the bluegrass community. "Casey Jones," an instrumental, and "The Dancer" are fairly typical bluegrass numbers (except for the drums); but "Doin' My Time" with its extended instrumental breaks goes on for more than six and a half minutes. [It's easy to see where bands like the String Cheese Incident and Yonder Mountain String Band were influenced by NGR.]

By 1975's FLY THROUGH THE COUNTRY, the band's lineup solidified to include Bush, Johnson and bassist/vocalist John Cowan and guitarist Curtis Burch. This version of the band would stay in tact through their 1981 LP COMMONWEALTH.

NGR Mach II would emerge in 1983 (and stay together until the band dissolved) with Pat Flynn replacing Burch and Bela Fleck replacing Johnson.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By 'The Virginiaprograsser' on July 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Bluegrass pureists, don't get out your poison pens yet! Nobody is more important to the overall genre than 'Big Mon'. HOWEVER, as Pat Flyn says in 'Grass Roots' liner notes: "He would never say it himself, so I'll say it for him: Sam Bush founded a whole new form of music." says (group member from 1981-1989) guitarist/songwriter Pat Flynn.

This 2 CD collection is as fitting and long overdue a tribute to one of the most powerful and creative bands to ever have graced the American music landscape. Yes, the thriving jamgrass/jamband scene today would not be where it is without the Grateful Dead, but that scene also draws heavily on the trail blazed by the pioneers of NGR.

Even for the ardent fan/collector like myself who owns all of NGR's individual albums/CDs, this collection is a 'must have.' There are many hitherto unheard live and unreleased tracks that both the fanatic and the freshman will enjoy immensely.

A 'strong' 5-Star Rating!

:)Steve Sikes-Nova

'The Virginiaprograsser'

Tidewater, Virginia, USA
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By It's Me, on June 21, 2005
Format: Audio CD
New Grass Revival emerged from being Bluegrass pariahs to being the virtual creators (along with Tony Rice, David Grisman, Mark O'Connor, etc.) of the thriving Newgrass movement today. This is the best collection of their music to hit the market in one package, and it is the first to feature material from early era, the Flying Fish years, and the Capitol years. Sound quality on the older releases gets an upgrade, and the previously unreleased live and studio (with Butch!) tracks are absolutely crucial. The only thing missing now are complete live shows on CD and a DVD release of the two Austin City Limits performances. Are you reading, Sam?
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rex Flottman on August 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The New Grass Revival defined what an acoustic band could be. The band defined a style of music. The New Grass Revival continues to influence acoustic music three decades after their modest beginning. Mandolinist Sam Bush along with banjoist Courtney Johnson, guitarist Curtis Burch and bassist "Ebo Walker" (Harry Shelor) began playing the "New Grass Style" in 1972. While their music evolved, the band changed personnel slightly through their history, adding John Cowan on bass in 1973. Bush and Cowan had met guitarist Pat Flynn at a festival in Colorado and jammed with him. Bush had known banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck for years. They were selected as the band's two new members in 1981.

Grass Roots is a 2 Cd set that will take you on a trip through New Grass history beginning in 1972 with a version of "Great Balls of Fire" like no other. This is a prime example of how the band revolutionized bluegrass music; no song was immune to being converted to the New Grass sound.

This collection is not just a compilation of old recordings re-released; there are a number of never released tracks. New Grass Revival ended their phenomenal run on New Years Eve, 1989 with a concert in California at the Oakland Coliseum. Their final show concluded with "Do What You Gotta Do", "Singing the Blues", and appropriately "Can't Stop Now", so ends the Grass Roots collection. As a long time fan of New Grass Revival, I wonder what was going on in the minds of Sam Bush, Pat Flynn, John Cowan and Bela Fleck as they burned down the Oakland Coliseum and rode off into the sunset.

This is a collection New Grass Revival songs that everyone who enjoys progressive bluegrass and acoustic music should own. It is an audio history of where this music we love came from, and a clue to where it's headed. Besides that, these boys rocked back then, and their music in this collection still does, ask Garth Brooks!

Rex Flottman
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