Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders’ Famed “Keystone Companions” Album To Get Vinyl Re-Release

first_imgThere’s just something that’s purely magical when Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders performed together. When Garcia wasn’t out with the Grateful Dead, there was a good chance you could find him jamming with Saunders at a JGB performance. Saunders was the king of the Hammond B3 organ, and perhaps no recording captures the musical harmony between the two than Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings.Captured over two nights at the Keystone Club in Berkeley, CA from July 10-11, 1973, the new vinyl re-release will feature each and every song performed throughout the run for the complete listening experience. Spread across six LPs, the release will also include an extensive booklet with new photos and words from David Gans. A collectible poster is also included.The deluxe release is set for October 21st, and pre-orders can be found here. Until then, we can listen to some of the music from that night, streaming below:last_img