Rhino is releasing a new 2 disc set with the first-ever compilation spotlighting Garcia's solo work.
While some of it like Run For The Roses highlights everything that could go wrong when Garcia went into the studio the vast majority of this shows what happened when Garcia was at top form creating a unique flavor of Americana.
Birdsong and The Wheel highlight was was amazing about the album of the same name, and "Rubin And Cherise and Cats Under The Stars gives an excellent account of the songs from that album of the same name. Let It Rock gives you his version of Chuck Berry Rock-n-roll and Russian Lullaby seems to me to be a foreshadowing of what is coming from Garcia in his later years.
As with his work with the Dead, the live disc is hard to evaluate because many of us have favorite versions of all these songs from other live discs ( or bootlegs for that matter ).
via This Damm Blog