Crosby, David - Live At The Matrix 1970 CD (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 23-KHCD 9024
“This set has floated around in bootleg form for a while now, but this is the first "legitimate" release of this gig. It features Crosby -guitar/vocals, Jerry Garcia-guitar/vocals. Phil Lesh-bass, and (according to some Dead followers) either Hart or Kreutzmann on drums. The eight tracks are almost all fairly lengthy, giving the band (especially Garcia) a chance to really get into the music. The booklet has pieces of an interview from Rolling Stone from 1970.
Recorded before the release of Crosby's album, "If I Could Only Remember My Name", this set comes from a short stint at the Matrix in S.F. in 1970. The tapes may be dated inaccurately because the Matrix folks (who taped many sets) didn't keep real accurate records on the tape boxes.
But that doesn't really matter--it's the music that's important--and in that respect this is a pretty nice set of tunes well played for the most part. Crosby is in good voice, especially on songs like "Cowboy Movie", "Triad", and Laughing". The band too helps give these tunes a good period feel of those times. Garcia takes over on Dead staples "Bertha" and "Deep Elem Blues", and the foursome are pretty tight all through these tunes. I have to say that both Crosby and Garcia's guitars are a treat to hear together on this set. And with The Dead rhythm section, there's a real organic feel to the music--again redolent of the era.”-Stuart Kremsky
  • LabelKeyhole
  • UPC5291012902429
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