50th Anniversary 180g Vinyl LP!
Remixed by Derek Featherstone & Remastered by GRAMMY® Award-Winning Engineer David Glasser!
Featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh & Jerry Garcia!
When Bobby started working on Ace at Wally Heider's Studio in San Francisco in early 1972, he wasn't planning for the Grateful Dead to be his backing band. It just happened. "I pretty much knew in the back of my mind what would happen," Weir told Crawdaddy a few months after the sessions. "I go and get the time booked and start putting the material together. Everybody gets wind of the fact I got the time booked and I may be going into the studio. So, one by one, they start coming around..."
It made sense, the band was already familiar with most of the music, having road-tested six of the album's eight songs, including "Greatest Story Ever Told," "Mexicali Blues," and "Playing in the Band," destined to become one of Weir's signature tunes. Ace also marked the beginning of Weir's long-running collaboration with lyricist John Perry Barlow and includes early standouts "Cassidy" and "Looks Like Rain."
- 50th Anniversary
- 180g Vinyl
- Remixed by Derek Featherstone
- Remastered by David Glasser
- Produced for Release by Bobby Weir & Derek Featherstone
- Printed in Czech Republic
- Made in USA
|Robert "Ace" Weir||acoustic & electric guitar|
|William "Fairplay" Kreutzmann||drums|
|Phil Lesh||bass, harmony vocal on "Mexicali Blues"|
|Jerry Garcia||electric guitar, pedal steel guitar on "Looks Like Rain"|
|Donna Godchaux||harmony, the-chick vocals|
|Dave Torbert||bass on "Greatest Story Ever Told"|
- Greatest Story Ever Told
- Black-Throated Wind
- Walk in the Sunshine
- Playing in the Band
- Looks Like Rain
- Mexicali Blues
- One More Saturday Night