The Jerry Garcia Collection - Vol. Jerry Garcia's " Legion of Mary " Band 1974 - 1975 performing' Live' at The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, CA), Keystone (Berkeley, CA) & Paramount Theatre (Portland, OR)!! " Absolute Mary " Bonus Disc CD!
" Absolute Mary " Bonus Disc offers 73:22 Minutes of Incredible! Rare & Previously-Unreleased Live Music from Jerry Garcia's 1975 " Legion of Mary " project!!! , Oriental Theater (Milwaukee, WI) & Keystone - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) The Complete!
3-CD Set of this 2005 Jerry Garcia Estate release 2-CD Set + 1-CD Bonus Disc CD! Offered here is the Ultra-Rare Complete! Legion of Mary 3-CD Set! The Legion of Mary : The Jerry Garcia Collection Vol.1 (2-CD Set) -- And! -- the Legion of Mary Absolute Mary Bonus Disc CD (1-CD)!!! This is the " Complete " Set released way-back in 2005!!! A very-rare opportunity indeed to acquire to this groundbreaking Jerry Garcia - Legion of Mary release! For a little bit of my personal-take on this amazing 1974-75 Legion of Mary band, in addition to some vital details on the " Absolute Mary " Bonus Disc CD - which is an Essential! Rare-Treasure for any Jerry Garcia Fan...
Legion of Mary, what a fantastic band during it's way too short-lived mid-70's time! This project was rooted not only in Jerry Garcia's love for music, and increasing desire to focus on additional solo (non-Grateful Dead) projects - but probably even more importantly, his close friendship & musical brotherhood with talented keyboardist Merl Saunders. Project blossomed during an interesting era for Garcia, as the Grateful Dead had just played their potentially final " Farewell Shows " in October of 1974. As a result, Jerry's addiction to playing music, and playing it live resulted in immediately staffing up a great solo-project band. From an electric-music standpoint, if the Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band beginning in 1972 was technically the 1st form of the " Jerry Garcia Band ", then this 5-man Quintet was certainly the 2nd.
It would in fact be the inaugural (non-Grateful Dead) electric Quintet that Jerry Garcia had staffed-up. Outside of this'74-'75 Legion of Mary band, and the " Reconstruction " project in'79 to follow - Garcia was always the clear-cut leader of the band (especially in the " Jerry Garcia Band " from 1976-95).But, what you have here is Jerry being more a " part " of a great well-rounded band - and power that structure allows, truly results in the Amazing! The songs that they deliver are both originals, in addition to multiple historic cover song versions that stand on their own regardless of who is playing them. It is however their unique and almost uncanny ability to make this material their'own' - purely due to their sheer respect, passion, and fondness for playing it live to others in the audience who love hearing it just the same. You get hints of Dylan - Chuck Berry - Stevie Wonder - Lightnin' Hopkins - Smokey Robinson - Hank Ballard - Jimmy Cliff - The Band, you name it - and this brilliant unit could even impress those who wrote these songs, with their thoughtful & inspiring deliveries. It is indeed safe to say that this Legion of Mary era was indeed short, but sweet. And, as for this Quintessential! Jerry Garcia " Absolute Mary " Bonus Disc CD - it is indeed a challenge to give this Legendary! Jerry Garcia release, the proper praise it deserves - Amazing!!! Also included here in this " Complete " Legion of Mary Vol.
1 & Absolute Mary Bonus Disc CD 3-CD Set - is the Ultra-Rare! 1 2-CD Set way back in 2005, and musically... This 1-CD Bonus Disc offers 73+ minutes of unreleased material!!!
Not only is this Bonus Disc CD quite possibly the most rare & evasive Jerry Garcia' Bonus Disc CD', but it also may very-well be the best - in terms of musical quantity & musicianship quality. Both this CD and the " Way After Midnight " Bonus Disc CD, are without question - top-shelf... Mostly depending on you ear's " taste for era ". This Disc kicks off with a jammed-out 17:40 minute' Boogie On Reggae Woman' (by Stevie Wonder), and is then followed by one of the rarest (& most eloquent) Jerry Garcia pro-releases of all-time!
>>>' Every Word You Say'!! This track is then followed by a nearly 11-minute' Legion of Mary' Jam'! Then, a completely blistering-hot' It's No Use' starts off the 2nd half of this Disc clocking in once again at nearly 11 minutes.By this point, the crystalline tones Garcia is getting out of his Fender-Twin should have you blown back on your easy chair - or at least that's exactly what this did for me. You are treated to one of the most-vicious Garcia fret-board attacks that has ever been pro-released in the form of a mind-blowing 14 minute' The Wicked Messenger' - by Dylan!!!!
This Garcia deliver is nothing but sheer passion & power!! This one will definitely send chills up & down your spine!It is hard for me to even really put into typed-words just how hard Jerry goes after the jam-pockets on this particular Rare! Version - this definitely falls into the Must! Hear for yourself category - without any question. And then last - but by all means not-least...
And after this, it's your cue to get up off your easy chair sorry! And hit that play button again to start it all over. This one is just that good, my fellow Garcia Fans. In fact, it would be very easy to consider this complete Treasure! - and, one of if not " the " finest Garcia releases to date.
TRACK LISTINGS >>> Legion Of Mary : The Jerry Garcia Collection Vol. Out of Print (2005 Jerry Garcia Estate, LLC / Rhino release) Complete! 1 Legion Of Mary (3-CD Set) - Original U. Printing R2 74692 - The Jerry Garcia Collection Vol. 1 Legion Of Mary (2-CD) + Legion of Mary Absolute Mary " Bonus Disc CD " (1-CD) is in Like New condition.Disc 1 & Disc 2 are in overall Like New condition (Near Mint), with very light marks on the playing surfaces (please see photos). Bonus Disc CD is in Brand New (Mint) condition - never played. Liner Notes (16-Page Booklet Insert) are in Like New (Mint) condition. CD Cases (2-CD Case & 1-CD Single-Sleeve) are in Like New (Near Mint/Mint) condition. This 3-CD Set has been very carefully stored next to other CD Cases, inside my professional CD rack. Please see all photos provided. Photos included are of the actual items you will receive. The 2005 Legion Of Mary + Absolute Mary " Complete " 3-CD Set!!! This item is in the category "Music\CDs". The seller is "springfromnight1989" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.