Garcia (album)

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Garcia
Studio album by Jerry Garcia
Released January 20, 1972
Recorded July 1971
Genre Folk rock
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Bob Matthews, Betty Cantor and Bill Kreutzmann
Jerry Garcia chronology
Garcia
(1972)
Compliments
(1974)
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Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Garcia is Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia's first solo album, released in 1972.[1][2]

Warner Bros. Records offered the Grateful Dead the opportunity to cut their own solo records, and Garcia was released during the same time as Bob Weir's Ace and Mickey Hart's Rolling Thunder. Unlike Ace, which was practically a Grateful Dead album, Garcia was more of a solo effort, as Garcia played almost all the instrumental parts. Six tracks eventually became standards in the Grateful Dead concert repertoire.

Some reprints of the album are self-released.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Deal" (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia) – 3:14
  2. "Bird Song" (Hunter, Garcia) – 4:26
  3. "Sugaree" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:54
  4. "Loser" (Hunter, Garcia) – 4:10
  5. "Late For Supper" (Garcia) – 1:37
  6. "Spidergawd" (Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, Hunter) – 3:25
  7. "EEP Hour" (Garcia, Kreutzmann) – 5:08
  8. "To Lay Me Down" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:18
  9. "An Odd Little Place" (Garcia, Kreutzmann) – 1:38
  10. "The Wheel" (Hunter, Garcia, Kreutzmann) – 4:12

The album was reissued in the All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions box set with the following bonus tracks:

11. "Sugaree (Alternate Take)" (Hunter, Garcia) – 7:13
12. "Loser (Alternate Take)" (Hunter, Garcia) – 4:06
13. "Late For Supper / Spidergawd / EEP Hour (Alternate Takes)" (Garcia, Kreutzmann)
14. "The Wheel (Alternate Take #1)" (Hunter, Garcia) – 4:04
15. "The Wheel (Alternate Take #2)" (Hunter, Garcia) – 2:53
16. "Study for EEP Hour" (Garcia, Kreutzmann) – 3:30
17. "Dealin' from the Bottom (Studio Jam)" (Garcia, Kreutzmann) – 1:25
18. "Study for the Wheel" (Garcia, Kreutzmann) – 3:22

Credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers & engineers - Bob Matthews, Betty Cantor, Ramrod
  • Production assistants - Ramrod, Bill Kreutzmann
  • Mixing - Bob Matthews, Betty Cantor, Jerry Garcia
  • Cover photo & album design - Bob Seidman
  • Garcia photo - Herb Greene

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Planer, Lindsay. Garcia at AllMusic
  2. ^ Garcia at The Grateful Dead Family Discography