Bear's Sonic Journals: Sing Out! Berkeley Community Theater, 4/25/1981 (3CD)

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Sing Out! features a stellar line-up of acoustic performances by Bay Area folk heroes, including Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Country Joe McDonald, Kate Wolf, Rosalie Sorrels, and a percussion set by the Dead’s drummers – billed as the Rhythm Devils. The event was described by Wavy Gravy as a “mini-Woodstock,” and it is the last major show to be mixed and recorded by famed Grateful Dead soundman Owsley Stanley, aka “Bear.” It is also the final live recording he made of any members of the Grateful Dead.

– Exquisite live sound quality; A 48-page booklet with essays penned by Grateful Dead scholars, Nicholas G. Meriwether and Jesse Jarnow; original artwork by Grammy Award-winner Susan Archie; new interviews with the friends and family of this spectacular lineup; and never-before-seen photography.

– 36 tracks and more than 2.5 hours of music Rare treats for Deadheads include Jerry and Bobby playing one of the only acoustic performances of Buddy Holly’s “Oh Boy!” and a singular rendition of “Friend of the Devil” for the first time in an acoustic set since 1970.

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