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Reflections
Jerry Garcia
Reflections
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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From top to bottom, this is the strongest Garcia solo album, without a weak cut or performance in the whole bunch. Recorded in 1976, the album includes four full-on Grateful Dead tunes along with four songs featuring membe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jerry Garcia
Title: Reflections
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arista
Original Release Date: 1/1/1976
Re-Release Date: 10/24/1995
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Folk Rock, Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078221400824, 029667890823, 092874008947, 4049290065166

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From top to bottom, this is the strongest Garcia solo album, without a weak cut or performance in the whole bunch. Recorded in 1976, the album includes four full-on Grateful Dead tunes along with four songs featuring members of Garcia's own band, including pianist Nicky Hopkins, bassist John Kahn, and drummer Ron Tutt. Among the Dead tunes are the joyous, ripping "Might as Well," the sweet "They Love Each Other," and two tender ballads, "It Must Have Been the Roses" and "Comes a Time." The non-Dead tunes are every bit as endearing, especially Allen Toussaint's delicate "I'll Take a Melody," the thoughtful original "Mission in the Rain," and the easy shuffling "Catfish John," which was previously a country hit for Johnny Russell as well as a bluegrass romp for Garcia's short-lived Old and in the Way. --Marc Greilsamer

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CD Reviews

Excellent Jerry CD
10/09/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite Jerry solo album! All the songs have a nice flow and more of a jam-style than the heavy production as in some of the other CDs (e.g., Cats).Jerry gets a great sound from his guitar on "Catfish John"--it sounds like a steel drum. And I love the final lead of "I'll Take a Melody."You also get some Dead staples: "They Love Each Other", "It Must Have Been the Roses", & "Comes a Time". Not surprising considering the entire band played on many of the songs."
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.........
mlb (already@gateway.net) | california (sob!) | 11/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know if this could be called Jerry's best work, but hands down, it is my absolute favorite of his solo efforts. I'm happy to see it's getting the recognition it deserves."
It could save your life.
jondr | Northern NJ | 08/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great album, but two songs in particular deserve special mention. 'Mission in the Rain' I have always loved, because as life teaches us "no matter comes down (what happens) our mission always looks the same". This is an introspective album, with lyricist Hunter conteplating fame and fortune and realizing his "cup is empty; only love can fill." True words for any one on a journey. In fact that song, 'Comes a Time" has kept me going when all seemed lost. The album works for anyone."