Jerry Garcia On Broadway Archival Series Coming

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The first installment of a new archival series celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 13 night run on Broadway in New York City has been announced. On Broadway: Act One features three complete, previously unreleased sets from October 28th, 1987 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in NYC –the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band’s early & late sets and the Jerry Garcia Band’s electric evening set.

Dennis McNally, the historian who was the Grateful Dead’s publicist and official biographer, has written a liner note essay for inclusion within the 3-CD set. On Broadway is also available as a digital download. Digital Downloads will be available As 256kbps MP3s, 16bit, 44.1 khz FLACs or 24bit, 88.2 khz FLACs. The release was produced from two-track soundboard recordings originally captured to digital audio tape. Highlights as noted by the producers include the Acoustic Band’s “I Ain’t Never,” “Blue Yodel #9,” and “Short Life of Trouble” in addition to the electric band’s “Gomorrah,” “Evangeline,” and “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”

Material from Garcia’s Broadway run was included on two 2004 Pure Jerry series releases: October 31, 1987 and Best Of The Rest as well as 1988’s Almost Acoustic and 2010’s Ragged but Right. On Broadway: Act One is due on or around June 18 and is available for pre-order via the Jerry Garcia shop.

Here’s the lineups and tracklist:

JERRY GARCIA ACOUSTIC BAND
JERRY GARCIA vocals, guitar
JOHN KAHN bass
DAVID KEMPER drums
KENNY KOSEK fiddle
DAVID NELSON vocals, guitar
SANDY ROTHMAN vocals, mandolin, banjo, dobro


JERRY GARCIA BAND
JERRY GARCIA vocals, guitar
GLORIA JONES vocals
JOHN KAHN bass
DAVID KEMPER drums
JACLYN LABRANCH vocals
MELVIN SEALS organ


DISC ONE:
MATINEE (ACOUSTIC)
1. OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT
2. DEEP ELEM BLUES
3. I’M TROUBLED
4. SPIKE DRIVER BLUES
5. BAND INTRODUCTIONS
6. BLUE YODEL #9
7. SHORT LIFE OF TROUBLE
8. IF I LOSE
9. I’M HERE TO GET MY BABY OUT OF JAIL
10. OH BABE IT AIN’T NO LIE
11. DRIFTING TOO FAR FROM THE SHORE
12. RAGGED BUT RIGHT


DISC TWO:
EVENING (ACOUSTIC)
1. OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT
2. I’VE BEEN ALL AROUND THIS WORLD
3. BALLAD OF CASEY JONES
4. BLUE YODEL #9
5. I’M TROUBLED
6. ROSA LEE McFALL
7. BAND INTRODUCTIONS
8. DIAMOND JOE
9. I AIN’T NEVER
10. IT’S A LONG LONG WAY TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD
11. BRIGHT MORNING STARS
12. RAGGED BUT RIGHT


DISC THREE:
EVENING (ELECTRIC)
1. HOW SWEET IT IS (TO BE LOVED BY YOU)
2. FOREVER YOUNG
3. STOP THAT TRAIN
4. BAND INTRODUCTIONS
5. RUN FOR THE ROSES
6. EVANGELINE
7. KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR
8. GOMORRAH
9. TANGLED UP IN BLUE
10. MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS

[Hat Tips -Jesse Guglielmo and Scott Bernstein]