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Weir Here: The Best Of Bob Weir

Bob Weir / Grateful Dead

Initial release : March 2004

Hybrid HY-20032

A double CD compilation of material featuring Bob Weir. Includes tracks by Bob Weir groups and by the Grateful Dead. Includes five previously unreleased Grateful Dead tracks and one previously unreleased Ratdog track. One CD comprises studio recordings, the second live recordings.

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Tracks

CD 1: Studio;

  • Cassidy (Barlow / Weir)
  • Mexicali Blues (Barlow / Weir)
  • Looks Like Rain (Barlow / Weir)
  • Playing In The Band (Hart / Hunter / Weir)
  • One More Saturday Night (Weir)
  • Lazy Lightnin' (Barlow / Weir)
  • Supplication (Barlow / Weir)
  • Feel Like A Stranger (Barlow / Weir)
  • Easy To Slip (George / Kibbee)
  • Wrong Way Feelin' (Barlow / Weir)
  • Shade Of Grey (Barlow / Weir)
  • I Want To (Fly Away) (Barlow / Weir)
  • Easy Answers (Bralove / Hunter / Wasserman / Weir / Welnick)
  • Two Djinn (Chimenti / Karan / Lane / McGinn / Wasserman / Weir / Graham)
  • Ashes And Glass (Chimenti / D. Ellis / Karan / Lane / McGinn / Wasserman / Weir / Pessis)
  • Wabash Cannonball (Traditional)
CD 2 : Live;
  • Truckin' (Garcia / Hunter / Lesh / Weir)
  • Estimated Prophet (Barlow / Weir)
  • Hell In A Bucket (Barlow / Weir / Mydland)
  • Me & Bobby McGee (Kristofferson / Foster)
  • New Minglewood Blues (Traditional)
  • Man Smart, Woman Smarter (Span)
  • Jack Straw (Hunter / Weir)
  • Sugar Magnolia (Hunter / Weir)
  • Throwing Stones (Barlow / Weir)
  • The Music Never Stopped (Barlow / Weir)
  • Masters Of War (Dylan)
Musicians

The groups and musicians on the tracks on this collection are as follows.

Cassidy, Mexicali Blues, Looks Like Rain, Playing In The Band and One More Saturday Night are from the solo Bob Weir album Ace. The musicians on that LP are;

  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, pedal steel
  • Donna Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - piano
  • Bill Kreutzmann -drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Dave Torbert - bass
Lazy Lightnin' and Supplication are from the 1995 Kingfish CD. Musicians include;
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Barry Flast - piano, vocals
  • Chris Herold - percussion, drums
  • Anna Rizzo - vocals
  • Dave Torbert - bass, vocals
  • Steve Evans - bass
Feel Like A Stranger is from the Grateful Dead album Go To Heaven. The musicians are;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals
  • Billy Kreutzmann - drums
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Phil Lesh - bass
  • Mickey Hart - drums
Easy to Slip, Wrong Way Feeling and Shade of Grey are from the Bob Weir album Heaven Help The Fool. The musicians on each track are as follows.

Easy to Slip;

  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Bill Champlin - keyboards
  • David Foster - keyboards
  • Nigel Olsson - drums
  • Dee Murrey - bass
  • Waddy Watchel - guitar
  • Tom Kelly - background vocals
Wrong Way Feelin';
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • David Paich - keyboards
  • David Foster - keyboards
  • Mike Baird - drums
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Bill Champlin - organ, background vocals
  • Carmen Twilley - background vocals
  • Lynette Gloud - background vocals
  • Tom Kelly - background vocals
Shade of Grey;
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • David Paich - keyboards
  • David Foster - keyboards
  • Peggy Sandvig - keyboards
  • Waddy Watchel - guitar
  • Mike Baird - drums
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Bill Champlin - background vocals
  • Tom Kelly - background vocals
I Want To (Fly Away) is from the Bobby & the Midnites self titled LP. The musicians are;
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Billy Cobham - drums, vocals
  • Bobby Cochran - guitar, vocals
  • Alphonso Johnson - bass, vocals
  • Matthew Kelly - harmonica, vocals
  • Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals
Easy Answers is from the Rob Wasserman Trios album and features;
  • Bob Weir - electric guitar, drum programming, vocals
  • Neil Young - electric guitar, vocals
  • Rob Wasserman - electric upright bass, tambourine, background vocals
Two Djinn and Ashes And Glass are from the Ratdog Evening Moods CD. The musicians are;
  • Bob Weir - guitars, lead vocals
  • Jeff Chimenti - keyboards, background vocals
  • Mark Karan - lead guitar, background vocals
  • Jay Lane - drums, background vocals
  • Rob Wasserman - bass
  • Mike McGinn - guitar (only on Two Djinn)
  • Mickey Hart - percussion (only on Two Djinn)
  • Eric Crystal - tenor saxophone (only on Two Djinn)
Wabash Cannonball is from House Party by Dan Zanes. Musician information will be added when available.

Truckin' and Sugar Magnolia are taken from the archive Grateful Dead live release Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead. The musicians on these tracks are;

  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - electric bass, vocals
  • Pigpen - organ, percussion, harmonica, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals
Throwing Stones is a live performance from 1987 taken from View From The Vault IV. The Music Never Stopped is a live performance from 1989 taken from Fallout From The Phil Zone. Man Smart, Woman Smarter, Hell In A Bucket, New Minglewood Blues and Estimated Prophet are previously unreleased live Grateful Dead recordings from 1990 and 1989. The band during this period was;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - drums
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass
  • Brent Mydland - keyboards, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Me & Bobby McGee is a previously unreleased live Grateful Dead recording from 1972. Jack Straw is also a Spring 1972 recording, taken from Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72. The band at this time was;
  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - piano
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - electric bass, vocals
  • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - organ, percussion, harmonica, vocals
  • Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals
Masters of War is a previously unreleased recording from a Ratdog rehearsal in 2003. The musicians are probably;
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
  • Jay Lane - drums, vocals
  • Jeff Chimenti - keyboards
  • Mark Karan - guitar
  • Kenny Brooks - saxophone
  • Robin Sylvester - bass
Credits

  • Masteing - Joe Gastwirt at Joe's Mastering Joint
  • Liner notes - Dennis McNally
  • Cover art - Alton Kelley
  • Package design - Amy Finkle
  • Photos - Bob Weir, Courtesy of Alvarez, Jim Anderson, Andu Leonard, Susanna Millman, Bob Minkin, Ed Perlstein
  • Bobby wishes to thank - All musicians and co-writers; all producers and engineers; all managers, agents and record company types; all members of the Grateful Dead crew; all the office and staff; all members of the Ratdog crew; all the fans; Natascha, Monet and Chloe
  • Special thanks to Jerry
Related releases

The tracks on this collection are from the following sources.

Cassidy, Mexicali Blues, Looks Like Rain, Playing in the Band and One More Saturday Night from;

  • Ace, Bob Weir, 1972
Lazy Lightning and Supplication from; Feel Like a Stranger from; Easy to Slip, Wrong Way Feeling and Shade of Grey from; I Want To (Fly Away) from; Easy Answers from;
  • Trios, Rob Wasserman, 1994
Two Djinn and Ashes And Glass from; Wabash Cannonball from; Truckin' and Sugar Magnolia from; Estimated Prophet;
  • Previously unreleased Grateful Dead recording from Hamilton, Ontario on March 21, 1990
Hell in a Bucket;
  • Previously unreleased Grateful Dead recording from New Jersey on Oct. 12, 1989
Me & Bobby McGee;
  • Previously unreleased Grateful Dead recording from New York Academy of Music on March 23, 1972
New Minglewood Blues;
  • Previously unreleased Grateful Dead recording from Meadowlands on October 14, 1989
Man Smart, Woman Smarter;
  • Previously unreleased Grateful Dead recording from Buffalo on July 4, 1989
Jack Straw from; Throwing Stones from; The Music Never Stopped from; Masters of War;
  • Previously unreleased recording from Ratdog rehearsal on March 19, 2003

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