The Very Best of Jerry Garcia

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The Very Best of Jerry Garcia
Greatest hits album by Jerry Garcia
Released September 26, 2006
Recorded 1971 - 1990
Genre Rock, Folk
Label Rhino Records
Jerry Garcia chronology
Pure Jerry: Coliseum, Hampton, VA, November 9, 1991
(2006)
The Very Best of Jerry Garcia
(2006)
Live at the Boarding House
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
The Music Box 4/5 stars [2]

The Very Best of Jerry Garcia is a compilation album with recordings by Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, and Reconstruction. It is meant to showcase Jerry's non-Grateful Dead work.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One (Studio)[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. "The Wheel" (Hunter, Garcia) – 4:12
    • (Originally released on the album Garcia.)
  6. "Let It Rock" (Chuck Berry) – 3:12
  7. "Russian Lullaby" (Irving Berlin) – 3:04
  8. "Might as Well" (Hunter, Garcia) – 3:54
  9. "Mission in the Rain" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:04
  10. "I'll Take a Melody" (Allen Toussaint) – 9:28
  11. "Reuben and Cérise" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:17
  12. "Cats under the Stars" (Hunter, Garcia) – 5:31
  13. "Rhapsody in Red" (Hunter, Garcia, John Kahn) – 5:11
  14. "Run for the Roses" (Hunter, Garcia) – 3:41
  15. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan) – 7:40
  16. "Without Love" (Danny Small) – 4:26

Disc Two (Live)[edit]

  1. "Catfish John" (Bob McDill, Allen Reynolds) – 4:06
    • (Originally released on the album Breakdown.)
  2. "Deep Elem Blues" (Traditional) – 6:09
  3. "Ripple" (Hunter, Garcia) – 4:21
  4. "Positively 4th Street" (Dylan) – 10:46
  5. "The Harder They Come" (Jimmy Cliff) – 12:43
  6. "Gomorrah" (Hunter, Garcia) – 6:37
  7. "Dear Prudence" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 11:38
    • (Previously Unreleased Reconstruction - Live 1979)
  8. "Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)" (Dylan) - 7:45
  9. "Evangeline" (David Hidalgo, Louis Perez) – 4:47
  10. "Deal" (Hunter, Garcia) - 9:12
    • (Originally released on the album Way After Midnight.)

Credits[edit]

Musical personnel[edit]

See individual albums for musical personnel.

Production[edit]

  • Compilation producers – James Austin, Joe Gastwirt, Blair Jackson, Peter McQuaid
  • Product manager – Jimmy Edwards
  • Tape research, liner notes – Blair Jackson
  • Remastering – Joe Gastwirt
  • Discographical annotation – Reggie Collins
  • Editorial supervision – Dorothy Stefanski
  • Art direction, design – Jean Krikorian
  • Photography – Herb Greene, Jon Sievert, Richard E. Aaron, Dave Patrick
  • Painting – Jerry Garcia
  • Project assistance – Karen LeBlanc, James O'Toole

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. The Very Best of Jerry Garcia at AllMusic
  2. ^ Metzger, John (November 2006). The Very Best of Jerry Garcia, The Music Box