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Grateful Dead - To The Sky : Jerry Garcia's Final Show FLAC album

Performer: Grateful Dead
Genre: Rock / Blues / Folk and World music
Title: To The Sky : Jerry Garcia's Final Show
Released: 1995
Style: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Free Improvisation, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1785 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1578 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1147 mb
Rating: 4.8
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Jerry Garcia's final show with the Grateful Dead - held on July 9, 1995, at Chicago's Soldier Field - was no lasting tribute. That run of bad luck continued on this night, as Garcia had equipment problems to match his personal ones. Ultimately, he had to replace his trusty Rosebud guitar with a tour spare, the old Tiger

Dark Star" is a song released as a single by the Grateful Dead on Warner Bros.

Chris McKinney made a photograph of Lesh holding the guitar that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay sent to San Francisco this week. Lesh is not part of the Dead & Company tour, which makes a June 17 stop at Noblesville's Klipsch Music Center.

The Grateful Dead fandom at Citi Field was abuzz about John Mayer using a famous but long-unplayed guitar of Garcia's. Steve's Most Recent Stories. Kant was certain the guitars had been paid for with corporate funds and, consequently, belonged to the company. The band members feared that Irwin was going to turn around and sell the guitars to the highest bidder and that their bandmate’s precious instruments would disappear from public view. They knew he couldn’t resist the money. After GDP loaned the five guitars to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Irwin’s attorney Doug Long sued the Dead organization in 2001 in Marin Country Superior Court. That October, GDP settled and returned the Wolf and Tiger guitars to Irwin.

Grateful Dead’s Robert Hunter on Jerry’s Final Days: ‘We Were Brothers’. At Garcia’s memorial service in 1995, people still remember that powerful poem you wrote and read for the occasion. I walked up to the front there and his coffin was over to the right and I was reading this stuff and I looked over at that direction. I couldn’t really see him, but I could see the black T-shirt or whatever it was.

Today marks the anniversary of late great Jerry Garcia taking the stage for a final time at the last Grateful Dead performance. Soldier Field was also home, on this date in 1995, to the final Grateful Dead concert, weeks before founding guitarist Jerry Garcia’s untimely death at age 53. The July 9, 1995 concert was the second of two consecutive nights in Chicago at the spot they first played in 1991. It’s true the two-night stand had its flaws on stage and the band was not exactly in top form, but the performances also brought an end to a legendary 30 year career of one of the most influential rock bands in history. Below is video footage of the first song of the July 9 encore, which ended up being the last song Jerry.

In honor of Jerry Garcia’s birthday, The Daily Beast grades perhaps the most underrated aspect of the Grateful Dead’s legacy: their studio albums. Nevertheless, please feel free to yell at me on social media and/or compare this list to the rather engrossing one recently done by BrooklynVegan. 13. Shakedown Street (1978). Widely regarded as the Dead’s most reviled studio album, Shakedown Street has the infamous label of being Disco Dead. The late ’70s saw a mad rush for great American rock artists to stay relevant amid the commercial dominance of disco and airy soft rock. As the title track’s porn-groove cheesiness made quite apparent, instead of embracing their perpetual outsider status, the Dead opted for light and bouncy.

Image caption Jerry Garcia was the best known member of the Grateful Dead. Garcia was the best-known member of the Grateful Dead and was known for his guitar sound. Devoted Deadheads identify five classic guitars which Garcia played at different times: Alligator, Rosebud, Lightning Bolt, Tiger and Wolf. Image caption The wolf motif was added by the guitar's maker when it was sent back to him for repairs

Three of the Grateful Dead frontman's most lasting contributions to the guitar lexicon. Up next, Joe tackles the infectious country-rock anthem Casey Jones. As Blair Jackson wrote in Guitar World in 2013, although Garcia’s original acoustic guitar-voice demo is strikingly similar to the way it ended up on Workingman’s Dead, the first several Grateful Dead versions in early summer 1969 have a different vibe. The main rhythm has an almost Motown feel to it (think 'I Second That Emotion'), and there are a couple of fairly lengthy guitar extrapolations. It wouldn’t be too long, however, before the song found its finished form


1-1 Touch Of Grey 7:20
1-2 Little Red Rooster 8:05
1-3 Lazy River Road 7:55
1-4 When I Paint My Masterpiece 5:50
1-5 Childhood's End 5:10
1-6 Cumberland Blues 5:00
1-7 Promised Land 4:53
1-8 Shakedown Street 14:32
2-1 Samson & Delilah 8:41
2-2 So Many Roads 12:42
2-3 Samba In The Rain 7:02
2-4 Corrina > Drumz 29:31
3-1 Space 12:03
3-2 Unbroken Chain > Sugar Magnolia 18:57
3-3 Black Muddy River 7:35
3-4 Box Of Rain 5:06
3-5 Fireworks / Star Spangled Banner 5:06

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Soldier Field


  • Performer – Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, Vince Welnick


Recorded live at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL, July 9, 1995.
Last ever Grateful Dead show.
3 disc set in fat quad style CD case with foldout insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): 95091918-20 500122C
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): 95091918-20 500089X
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): 95091918-20 500088X
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