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30th Anniversary live 2LP album reissue!
180-gram purple vinyl expanded edition
Limited time album download included
Recorded live in November & December 1987 at Warfield Theatre and the Wiltern Theatre
2018 marked the 30th Anniversary of the release of Almost Acoustic, the out-of-print 1988 live classic from The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. This special limited edition double LP reissue appears on purple vinyl.
Recorded in 1987 at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles and the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, Almost Acoustic features Garcia (guitar & vocals) performing with some of his closest pre-Dead friends and collaborators from the early 1960's — Sandy Rothman (mandolin, dobro & vocals) and David Nelson (guitar & vocals). Joining in were Kenny Kosek (fiddle) and long-time Jerry Garcia Band alums John Kahn (upright bass) and David Kemper (snare drum). Recorded and released during the apex of the Grateful Dead's popularity, Almost Acoustic features the artist coming full circle by going back to his acoustic roots where it all began.
Songs include influential folk traditionals, such as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Blue Yodel #9" and "Diamond Joe." The album also highlights songs that were consistently woven in and out of Garcia's career as both a solo artist and with the Grateful Dead, including "Deep Elem Blues," "Oh, The Wind And Rain" and the Garcia/Hunter classic, "Ripple."
|1. I'm Troubled|
|2. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot|
|3. Deep Elem Blues|
|4. Oh, The Wind And Rain|
|5. Blue Yodel #9 (Standing On The Corner)|
|6. The Girl At The Crossroads Bar|
|7. Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie|
|8. Casey Jones|
|9. Spike Driver Blues|
|10. Diamond Joe|
|11. I've Been All Around This World|
|12. Gone Home|
|13. I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail|