Almost Acoustic

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Almost Acoustic
Live album by Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
Released December 6, 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Folk, bluegrass
Length 70:11
Label Grateful Dead Records
Producer Sandy Rothman
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band chronology
Almost Acoustic
(1988)
Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, New York City, October 31, 1987
(2004)
Jerry Garcia chronology
Vintage NRPS
(1986)
Almost Acoustic
(1988)
Garcia/Grisman
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Almost Acoustic is a live album by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. Held in high esteem by fans for superb sound quality and fine musical selection, it contains songs that were recorded in the fall of 1987 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City and the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.[1][2][3] It was released on December 6, 1988.

The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band was a short-lived musical ensemble that played folk and bluegrass music, using acoustic instruments. The members of the band were Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, David Nelson on guitar and vocals, Sandy Rothman on mandolin, dobro, and vocals, John Kahn on double bass, Kenny Kosek on fiddle, and, on some songs, David Kemper on snare drum.[1][2]

A second album by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, also recorded live in 1987, is Ragged but Right, which was released in 2010. Additionally, two live albums from the 1987 Lunt-Fontanne shows that were released in 2004 include music by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band as well as the Jerry Garcia BandPure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, New York City, October 31, 1987, and Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, New York City, The Best of the Rest, October 15–30, 1987.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (traditional) – 3:30
  2. "Deep Elem Blues" (traditional) – 6:09
  3. "Blue Yodel #9 (Standin' on the Corner)" (Jimmie Rodgers) – 6:12
  4. "Spike Driver's Blues" (Mississippi John Hurt) – 6:44
  5. "I've Been All Around This World" (traditional) – 6:18
  6. "Here To Get My Baby out of Jail" (Karl Davis, Harty Taylor) – 5:16
  7. "I'm Troubled" (traditional) – 4:52
  8. "Oh, The Wind and Rain" (traditional) – 4:39
  9. "The Girl at the Crossroads Bar" (Bill Bryson) – 2:37
  10. "Oh, Babe, It Ain't No Lie" (Elizabeth Cotten) – 6:19
  11. "Casey Jones" (Hurt) – 4:05
  12. "Diamond Joe" (Tex Logan) – 3:29
  13. "Gone Home" (Bill Carlisle) – 4:41
  14. "Ripple" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 4:21

Personnel[edit]

Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Sandy Rothman
  • Live stereo recording – John Cutler
  • Digital editing – Sonic Solutions
  • Digital mastering – Joe Gastwirt
  • Cover art – John Kahn
  • Photography – Ken Friedman

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Planer, Lindsay. Almost Acoustic at Allmusic. Retrieved April 17, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Almost Acoustic at the Grateful Dead Family Discography. Retrieved April 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Almost Acoustic at Discogs. Retrieved April 17, 2013.