Jerry Garcia’s fourth and final full-length studio album originally released in 1982, Run for the Roses was produced by Garcia and John Kahn from sessions held at the Dead’s Club Front studio and Devonshire Studios in Los Angeles. The album features several underrated Garcia/Hunter compositions including the infectious title track “Run for the Roses,” “Valerie,” and “Midnight Getaway,” among other highlights. In addition to Garcia and Kahn, Run for the Roses features Merl Saunders and several past, present or future Jerry Garcia Band members including Ron Tutt, Liz Stires, Jimmy Warren, and the debut of Melvin Seals.
This re-issue was re-mastered by Fred Kevorkian and pressed to vinyl by Pallas Group. Each LP includes a free MP3 download of the re-mastered album audio.