Reflections (Jerry Garcia album)

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Studio album by Jerry Garcia
Released February 1976
Genre Roots rock, folk rock
Label Round Records
Producer Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia chronology
Old and in the Way
(1975)Old and in the Way1975
Cats Under the Stars
(1978)Cats Under the Stars1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Music Box 4.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[3]

Reflections is Jerry Garcia's third solo album, released in 1976. Partway through production, Garcia stopped recording with his solo band and brought in the members of the Grateful Dead, who performed on four songs, plus a bonus jam from 2004 release. Three of the four Grateful Dead-performed songs had earlier live debuts: "Comes a Time" (1971), "They Love Each Other" (1973) and "It Must Have Been the Roses" (1974); "Might as Well" entered their rotation in 1976. Most of the songs entered the live rotation of the new Jerry Garcia Band as well.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Might As Well" Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter 3:54
2. "Mission In The Rain" Garcia, Hunter 5:04
3. "They Love Each Other" Garcia, Hunter 4:37
4. "I'll Take a Melody" Allen Toussaint 9:28
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "It Must Have Been the Roses" Hunter 5:29
6. "Tore Up Over You" Hank Ballard 4:30
7. "Catfish John" Bob McDill, Allen Reynolds 7:00
8. "Comes a Time" Garcia, Hunter 6:29

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

Bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
9. "Mystery Train (Studio Jam)" Junior Parker, Sam Phillips 5:12
10. "All By Myself (Studio Jam)" Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino 4:10
11. "Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie" Elizabeth Cotten 3:12
12. "You Win Again" Hank Williams 2:25
13. "Orpheus" Grateful Dead 16:44


Grateful Dead[edit]

on "Might As Well", "They Love Each Other", "It Must Have Been the Roses", "Comes a Time", "Orpheus"

Jerry Garcia Band[edit]

on "Mission in the Rain", "I'll Take a Melody", "Tore Up Over You", "Catfish John", "Mystery Train", "All By Myself", "Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie", "You Win Again"

  • Nicky Hopkins – piano
  • Larry Knechtel – Fender Rhodes, piano
  • John Kahn – bass, organ, synthesizer, vibraphone, clavinet
  • Ron Tutt – drums
  • Donna Jean Godchaux, Bob Weir – background vocals (on "I'll Take a Melody" and "Catfish John")
  • Mickey Hart – percussion ("I'll Take a Melody", "Tore up over You", "Catfish John")


  • Engineer – Dan Healy
  • Production assistants – Steve Brown, Kidd, Ramrod, Steve Parrish
  • Cover – Mike Steirnagel
  • Art direction – Ria Lewerke
  • Second engineers – Rob Taylor, Willi Deenihan, Joel Edelstein
  • Engineer & mix-down engineer – Smiggy


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Reflections at AllMusic
  2. ^ Music Box review
  3. ^ Niester, Alan (June 3, 1976). Reflections, Rolling Stone