Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders : Keystone Companions Box Set! The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings!! 4-CD Box Set with' Collectible Extras! : 2012 (1973/2012) Concord Music Group, Inc.
FAN-33796 : Brand New / Factory Sealed! Garcia & Saunders'73 Keystone / Fantasy release!! July 1973 at the Keystone-Berkeley!
Garcia & Saunders Keystone / Fantasy Box Set release!! And naturally, as usual - Deadheads too!!
As offered here is-indeed the' Ultimate! Garcia & Saunders Keystone-Berkeley / Fantasy Recording release!!!
Form of a 4-CD Box Set! Some very-impressive' Collectible-Extras' included inside!
As this Sleek looking Clamshell-like Box Set contains inside... Four (4) CD's with Artistic Cases - Liner Notes Booklet with cool Photos!
- a Poster - a Pin - a Match Pack Notebook Pad - and a Coaster. Such a thoughtful release, with some Neat!
Packaging & cool items for the Collector - and Musically? - including 24-Tracks from the Live Shows at the Keystone-Berkeley on July 10 & 11, 1973 (7/10/1973 & 7/11/1973) - with Seven (7) of these tracks being' Previously-Unreleased'!!!
This is an Incredibly Box Set! - and, it will without question be " The-One " - and the version! Oh, how we just must Cherish! This music-business era - of digging deep real-deep! To release the Real-Good Stuff!As this one is a Treasure! Recorded by Betty Cantor & Rex Jackson - and Produced by Jerry Garcia - Merl Saunders - John Kahn - and Bill Vitt... This Box Set just goes-to-show where Live Rock & Roll' was' - in the Early 1970's... This Set features the Magnificent!
Early form of not only the Live Garcia / Saunders Band Collaborations, but... It also features the Early-Roots of Jerry Garcia as a Solo-Side-Project Musician! Let's just say - so-glad that he didn't! Even though, this project & material is truly creative, tight & righteous for certain.As I most certainly hope that you have heard at least some of these incredible recordings at some-time over the years! Garcia & Saunders - with John Kahn & Bill Vitt too...
Live' at the Keystone-Berkeley in July of 1973! As I used to like to refer to my previous place of residence... I mean just think -' Greek'!! And this release was initially a project/pro-release spearheaded by Fantasy Studios in 1988 - right-in Berkeley! At 10th & Parker to be exact.
And as far as Musically? As I'm not even sure where to begin with this one, as it is indeed a Legendary! Box Set release - even to the point where I might personally consider it one of the greatest Jerry Garcia releases of All-Time!That we are listening to here - right' at' the Keystone-Berkeley... At the very-beginning of the long-term Garcia hot steak - of consistently playing the Keystone for years!! And, just think of this from a " roots " perspective... These recordings take place close to a year and a half... Was even named the J. This was the Garcia / Saunders era in All! If you believe in' rumors'? Well, word on the street back then was indeed that Garcia was so thrilled!
Musically with the Garcia / Saunders project - that he even considered leaving the Grateful Dead! I've heard this' Story' a few times from some more-than " legit " sources to say the very-least.But, maybe it's just like' Mars Hotel' itself once said... The simple fact is, Garcia (like all brilliant & popular musical masterminds) always plays at his absolute best live or in the studio when he is relaxed, comfortable, and in the company of close musical friends. In hindsight, I'm not certain there was a more comfortable music unit for Jerry than this'73 quintet. Garcia's close brotherhoods with both Merl Saunders and John Kahn (and even David Grisman) are the quintessential ingredient to these July'73 Keystone-Berkeley release being just that " special ". They are seamless, tight and can push the jams everywhere when they want - and at the same time they can play the " laid-back " down-tempo tunes with absolute perfection. Jerry & Merl started playing together in'71, and this was the 1st " quintet " that toured live with short-run consistency. The Garcia / Saunders project took a few different forms during its all too short live-show presence between 1972 and 1975.
As beginning in'75 - Jerry's focus was onto the early developments of the Jerry Garcia Band with close musical & personal friend John Kahn being the anchor on bass. The Keyboard & Drum-kit spots changed fairly until the J. But looking back, this brotherhood between Jerry and both Merl & John were the true roots of what we all became to know and love as the Jerry Garcia Band.
This unit mines live musical magic all throughout these Four (4) CD's!!!! - to the point that it almost seemed cruel!For those of you who have a fondness for Merl's one of a kind " funky groove " - and certainly love when Jerry opts for the " Twangy Stratocaster " tone... Well, then this Box Set is most-definitely for you. And, it will indeed be a true Cornerstone! To your Live Music Collection! The attention to musical detail, interplay and time-structures is near-perfect to a point of mastery.
Simply put, this Box Set is a true' Must-Have' - and you will probably find yourself consistently going for these CD's inside & listening to them when your ear craves live purity! Truly-exceptional live performances with copious quantities of musical soul...
Garcia / Saunders / Kahn / Vitt!!!! - The' Ultimate' Garcia & Saunders Keystone Companions Box Set! The Complete Fantasy Recordings - 7/10/73 & 7/11/73 at the Keystone-Berkeley!!!Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders : Keystone Companions : The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings : Box Set (4-CD Set) : Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders : Live at the Keystone-Berkeley - Berkeley, California (CA) : July 10 & 11, 1973 (7/10/1973 & 7/11/1973) : Recorded by Betty Cantor and Rex Jackson. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry. It's Too Late (She's Gone).
Disc 3 : I Second That Emotion. It Ain't No Use. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You). Like A Road Leading Home.
How Sweet It It (To Be Loved By You) = previously unreleased. Item Condition : This (2012 Concord Music Group release) Jerry Garcia Merl Saunders Keystone Companions The Complete 1973 Recordings Box Set 4-CD Set + Collectible Extras! Is Brand New / Factory Sealed!Please see all photos provided. Photos included are of the actual items you will receive. Garcia/Saunders 1973 Fantasy Recordings release! A Must-Have Set for every Jerry!