Garcia (album)

Garcia is Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia's first solo album, released in 1972.
Warner Bros. Records offered the Grateful Dead the opportunity to cut their own solo records, and Garcia was released around the same time as Bob Weir's Ace and Mickey Hart's Rolling Thunder. Unlike Ace, which was practically a Grateful Dead album, Garcia was more of a solo effort, as Garcia played almost all the instrumental parts. Six tracks eventually became standards in the Grateful Dead concert repertoire.
Some reprints of the album are self-released. "Loser" was covered by Cracker on their 1993 album Kerosene Hat.

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Deal" – 3:14
  2. "Bird Song" – 4:26
  3. "Sugaree" – 5:54
  4. "Loser" – 4:10

    Side two

  5. "Late For Supper" – 1:37
  6. "Spidergawd" – 3:25
  7. "Eep Hour" – 5:08
  8. "To Lay Me Down" – 6:18
  9. "An Odd Little Place" – 1:38
  10. "The Wheel" – 4:12
The album was reissued in the box set with the following bonus tracks:
A vinyl pressing was made in West Germany for Grateful Dead Records and released in 1988. The tracks are the same as the 1972 original. Inexplicably, the labels on the vinyl record itself read "Grateful Dead - The Wheel" at the top, with "Jerry Garcia" appearing as a subheading at the bottom, below the track lists.