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Published: 2004/10/14

Another Plump Pure Jerry

Just in time for Halloween, the Jerry Garcia Archive will release two more installments in the Pure Jerry live series. In October 1987, Garcia played an unprecedented 18-show engagement leading up to Halloween at New York’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. ‘Jerry on Broadway: Acoustic & Electric’ was masterminded by Bill Graham and featured two acts: Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and Jerry Garcia Band. Lunt-Fontanne, New York City: October 31, 1987, a four-disc set, will contain every note of Garcias Halloween matinee and evening performances featuring sets from both bands. The Jerry Garcia Estate will also issue Lunt-Fontanne, New York City: The Best of the Rest of October 1987, a three-disc compilation culled from the two-week engagement, with two discs of electric JGB and a single disc of all the acoustic songs not performed on Halloween. The release also features detailed liner notes by Blair Jackson, frequent Relix contributor and author of Garcia: An American Life. The Pure Jerry series is available exclusively through

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