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Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, 10/31/87

Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band / Jerry Garcia Band

Initial release : 2004

Jerry Made

4 CD archive release of music from the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and Jerry Garcia Band matinee and evening shows at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York City on October 31, 1987. Comprises complete acoustic and electric sets from each performance.


The set lists for the two shows are as follows.

Disc 1: Matinee: Acoustic set;

  • I've Been All Around This World (Traditional)
  • I'm Troubled (Traditional)
  • Short Life Of Trouble (Grayson)
  • Blue Yodel #9 (Standing On The Corner) (Rodgers)
  • Spike Driver Blues (Hurt)
  • Trouble In Mind (Jones) *
  • The Girl At The Crossroads Bar (Bryson)
  • Bright Morning Stars (Traditional)
  • Ripple (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Goodnight Irene (Traditional)
Disc 2: Matinee: Electric set;
  • How Sweet It Is (Holland / Dozier / Holland)
  • They Love Each Other (Garcia / Hunter)
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece (Dylan)
  • Dear Prudence (Lennon / McCartney)
  • Run For The Roses (Garcia / Hunter)
  • I Shall Be Released (Dylan)
  • My Sisters and Brothers (Johnson)
  • Midnight Moonlight (Rowan)
  • Crazy Love (Morrison)
Disc 3: Evening: Acoustic set;
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Traditional)
  • Deep Elem Blues (Traditional)
  • Blue Yodel #9 (Standing On The Corner) (Rodgers)
  • Ballad of Casey Jones (Hurt)
  • Two Soldiers (Traditional)
  • Diamond Joe (Logan)
  • Gone Home (Carlisle)
  • Oh, Babe It Ain't No Lie (Cotton)
  • If I Lose (Traditional / Stanley)
  • Ragged But Right (Traditional)
Disc 4: Evening: Electric set;
  • Werewolves Of London (Marinell / Wachtell / Zevon)
  • Cats Under The Stars (Garcia / Hunter)
  • Stop That Train (Tosh)
  • Let It Rock (Berry)
  • Gomorrah (Garcia / Hunter)
  • The Harder They Come (Cliff)
  • Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Dylan)
  • Deal (Garcia / Hunter)
  • My Sisters and Brothers (Johnson)
* This song is incorrectly titled and credited on this release


Acoustic sets;

  • Jerry Garcia - acoustic guitar, vocals
  • John Kahn - bass
  • David Kemper - drums
  • Kenny Kosek - fiddle
  • David Nelson - acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Sandy Rothman - mandolin, dobro, vocals
Electric sets;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Gloria Jones - vocals
  • John Kahn - bass
  • David Kemper - drums
  • Jaclyn LaBranch - vocals
  • Melvin Seals - keyboards

  • Executive producer - Christopher Sabec, Peter McQuaid, Hale Milgrim
  • Recording - John Cutler
  • Production engineer - Tom Flye
  • Second engineer - Robert Gatley
  • Mastering - John Cuniberti
  • Research, compilation - Blair Jackson, David Gans
  • Album coordination - Jeff Adams
  • Photography - Herb Greene
  • Special thanks - Bob Barsotti, Joel bernstein, Herb Greene, Stanley Johnston, Jan Simmons
  • In memory of Bettike Barsotti and Bill Graham

The back cover of this set includes the following text about the source of the recording;

The soundboard tapes from which this CD package originated were created under far less than ideal, and in certain senses downright intimidating, circumstances. Aside from their main purpose - presenting a gloriously abundant slice of the Jerry Garcia Band's legendary 13 Magical Nights On Broadway - the recordings contained herein also clearly prove the worth of courage, hard work and modern science. Rest assured, as you enjoy this music, it hasn't sounded nearly this good since performed live.
Related release

This was one of two Lunt-Fontanne sets to be released. The other release comprises selected music from the other performances of the 2 week series of shows at the Lunt-Fontanne;

Ripple was included on;
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