Jerry Garcia/Legion of Mary – Garcia Live, Vol. 3: Dec 14-15, 1974 Northwest Tour (2013) {HD Tracks}

Title: Garcia Live, Vol. 3: Dec 14-15, 1974 Northwest Tour
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Columbia
Genre: Folk-Rock, Country, Rock
Quality: FLAC {Tracks, 24bit/88,2kHz}
Total Time: 02:59:58 min
Total Size: 3,37 Gb

AllMusic Review

The third installment of the Garcia Live series, an ongoing concert-recording archive for die-hard Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia Band fans, finds over two and a half hours of previously unreleased material from a two-night stand by one of Garcia's more obscure incarnations Legion of Mary. The project quietly grew during a year-long Grateful Dead hiatus in 1974, starting out as a collaboration between Garcia and organist Merl Saunders and quickly expanding to include drummer Ron Tutt, bassist John Kahn, and multi-instrumentalist Martin Fierro. Garcia Live, Vol. 3 includes unheard audio from some of the group's first shows, and the vibe is more experimental, proggy, and coldly adventurous than much of the rest of Garcia's massive ouvre. Beginning with an incredibly jammed-out 18-minute cover of Stevie Wonder's "Boogie on Reggae Woman," things just get wilder from there. A painfully slow reading of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," jazz improvisations, and burning, manic renditions of classic soul tunes make up a large patches of the set, and things culminate with the unbelievably slow-burning intensity of the almost half-hour-long Saunders tune "Wondering Why," which simmers endlessly in a silent, moody fog without ever reaching a predictable boiling point. With the oceanic amounts of live recordings from Garcia and the Dead, even the biggest Deadheads can get bogged down by the repetitive elements of their complete catalog of live shows. Legion of Mary represents some truly reaching and challenging sounds even for the ever-searching Garcia. It's an anomaly and a somewhat lost page in the Garcia history book, certainly one of the more interesting releases of its type, and a must-hear addition to anyone even remotely interested in the countless hours of Dick's Picks/Live Dead material.

Jerry Garcia/Legion of Mary - Garcia Live, Vol. 3: Dec 14-15, 1974 Northwest Tour (2013) {HD Tracks}
CD1 #01 - Boogie On Reggae Woman
CD1 #02 - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
CD1 #03 - Freedom Jazz Dance
CD1 #04 - Mystery Train

CD1 #05 - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
CD2 #01 - You Can Leave Your Hat On
CD2 #02 - Neighbor, Neighbor
CD2 #03 - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

CD3 #01 - It's No Use
CD3 #02 - Valdez In The Country
CD3 #03 - I Second That Emotion
CD3 #04 - Wondering Why
CD3 #05 - Roadrunner

Jerry Garcia - guitar and vocals
Merl Saunders - organ, keys, vocals
John Kahn - bass
Martin Fierro - saxophone
Ron Tutt - drums