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Grateful Dawg Soundtrack

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Intro
1:04
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Grateful Dawg (Live)
3:46
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Wayfaring Stranger - Bill Monroe And His Blue Grass Boys
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Sweet Sunny South
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Old And In The Way Intro - Peter Rowan
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Pig In A Pen - Old And In The Way
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Dawg's Waltz
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Sitting Here In Limbo
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Off To Sea Once More - Ewan MacColl
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Off To Sea Once More
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Jenny Jenkins
4:28
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Arabia
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The Thrill Is Gone
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Friend Of The Devil
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Grateful Dawg (Studio)
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Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 75:34

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What a joy!

doc.martindodds

This is a record to cherish for all fans of JGarcia and DGrisman. Laid back, but beautifully played music by two masters of the art

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Among the best emusic has to offer

cwarrior

I didn't download this until I'd downloaded all of the other Garcia/Grisman albums. Contrary to my thought, these are generally NOT the same versions found on the other albums. The studio version of Grateful Dawg is different from the Jerry Garcia/David Grisman album (though it may just be the opening flourish), and Jenny Jenkins and The Thrill is Gone are the same versions, but sound like they've had some healthy remastering, and sound much better on the soundtrack. If you've seen the movie, this soundtrack is a must have; if you're new to Garcia and Grisman, or even just Garcia's acoustic side, this is a great place to start. (As an aside, I've seen plenty of reviews that denounce eMusic's lack of major talent - look no further than this album to show that eMusic's selection can hold it's own with itunes any day, and at a fraction of the cost.)

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Grateful listener!

Varmint

I've always been a fond listener of the Grateful Dead and I was astonished to trip upon this album the other day as I had no idea that it existed. It is great! It is lengthy so it is great to listen to while driving. It was great to get what was to me a bunch of new stuff from Garcia, although I was just missing out previously. Loved hearing the fusion of two very talented people: the live track of "Grateful Dawg" is classic Grateful Dead with a lively twist of Grisman. You'll love it. I've already burned four copies of it for friends.

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Not just for "head trippers"

beachdog67[club2000]

Just caught this doc film on my sat dish last weekend (fascinating look at the creative process). I'm excited to find the associated soundtrack here.

They Say All Music Guide

Though nominally the soundtrack to filmmaker Gillian Grisman’s documentary about the close musical friendship between her father, legendary mandolinist David Grisman, and Jerry Garcia, late founder of the Grateful Dead, Grateful Dawg also functions as the sixth release by the duo and their first live recording. The live recordings of a Garcia and Grisman show from the early ’90s (backed ably by members of the David Grisman Quintet) are intercut with several archival cuts by the likes of Bill Monroe, Ewan MacColl, and Old and in the Way, the bluegrass supergroup both Garcia and Grisman picked in during the early ’70s. There is a nice narrative flow to the arrangement of the material which provides a depth to the wonderfully warm musical rapport shared by the duo. The background material focuses on the band’s folk and bluegrass roots but, unfortunately, leaves the group’s undeniably huge jazz influences aside. There is hardly room on the CD, but a cut by Django Reinhardt would have done well to accentuate that element of the pair’s music. Though the disc is poorly annotated (a rarity in the Grisman catalog), it is little matter. The live cuts are impeccably mixed and a joy to listen to, particularly quiet numbers like the jazzy “Dawg’s Waltz” and the sprawling 16-minute reading of “Arabia.” Perhaps even more impressively, Garcia is at relatively full control his spectacularly expressive voice for what might be the last point in his career. The David Grisman Quintet, including ultra-subtle percussionist Joe Craven, provides an accompaniment far more sensitive and sympathetic than what the Grateful Dead were capable of at the time. – Jesse Jarnow

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