Acoustic Oasis Releases Alternate Garcia/Grisman in Hi-Def
By Acoustic Oasis
August 1, 2012 - 9:30 am
Garcia Grisman - Orignal and Alternate Hi-Def Master
San Rafael, Calif. and New York, N.Y. — Award-winning mandolinist and music producer David Grisman announced today the HD release of the 1991 Grammy-nominated Garcia/Grisman album, as well as Garcia/Grisman - Alternate.
This new edition of Garcia/Grisman celebrates the 70th birthday of the late Jerry Garcia, and contains the original nine tracks in the high-definition (24 bit, 96 khz) format. The second album contains nine previously-unreleased alternate takes, also in high-definition. Grisman is also announcing the release of Hi-Def Folk, the first in a series of releases featuring fan favorites in this new format.
This HD release affords listeners an opportunity to enjoy Grateful Dawg music in a sonically superior format with different versions of The Thrill Is Gone, Friend of the Devil, Russian Lullaby, Arabia and five others, providing insight into how these two legendary American musicians approached this material. This unique collection by the legendary duo is available for download now at AcousticOasis.com, Grisman's digital distribution arm of his Acoustic Disc label, which he founded in 1990.
"These tracks are the closest sonic equivalents of the analog master tapes available and sound noticeably better than they did on the CD" says Grisman. "Our sessions were always informal, and all of these takes are exceptional performances. They are just as vibrant as the original selected masters and perhaps even better!"
Grisman and Garcia originally released this all-acoustic album in 1991 to much critical acclaim, including a Grammy nomination. It remains a favorite among fans of folk, bluegrass and jazz - Dawgheads and Deadheads alike.
Purchase: Hi-Def Folk
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