Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Jerry Garcia Van Cover Uncovered

The second instalment in a series of archival concert albums from the Jerry Garcia Band has just been released. Garcia Live Volume Two: August 5th, 1990 Greek Theatre is an album that features a complete and previously unreleased performance the late Grateful Dead frontman’s side group in Berkeley, California.

The 16-track album, which is available as a two-CD set and a digital download, features a number of interesting cover tunes, including Bob Dylan‘s “Tangled Up in Blue” and “Forever Young,” Van Morrison‘s “And It Stoned Me,” The Band‘s “Evangeline,” and the Motown classic “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You).”  Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck joins the group for a couple of songs, including a rendition of Jimmy Cliff‘s The Harder They Come. 

Garcia Live Volume Two features a late-era lineup of the group, with John Kahn on bass, Melvin Seals on organ, David Kemper on drums, and Jaclyn LaBranch and Gloria Jones on backing vocals.  The album is now available at, and iTunes. 

Track Listing 

CD 1
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You), Stop That Train, Forever Young, Run for the Roses, That’s What Love Will Make You Do, My Sisters and Brothers, Tears of Rage and Deal.

Midnight Moonlight (featuring Béla Fleck), The Harder They Come (featuring Béla Fleck), And It Stoned Me, Waiting for a Miracle, Evangeline, Think, That Lucky Old Sun and Tangled Up in Blue.

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