Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. copy of the first solo album by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Ace.
About this copy: This copy of Ace is an original 1972 pressing on the Warner Brothers label. As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The shrink wrap is fully intact, except for tiny breaks at the corners, which are slightly balding. There is a saw mark in the upper left hand corner of the cover.
A nice copy of a terrific LP that is surprisingly hard to find as an original issue.
Background: Released in 1972, Ace was the first solo album by Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir. It’s effectively a Grateful Dead album, as all then-current members of the band played on the LP with the exception of Ron “Pigpen” McKernan.
While the album didn’t make the charts, several songs made it into the Grateful Dead’s live set and remained there for years.
As a “bonus” for re-signing another three-album deal with Warner Brothers Records in the early ’70s, members of the Grateful Dead were given the opportunity to cut solo albums. Jerry Garcia (Garcia), Mickey Hart (Rolling Thunder), and Bob Weir (Ace) took advantage of the offer — although it could easily be argued that Weir’s disc was in reality the next Grateful Dead album simply featuring the rhythm guitarist’s co-compositions and lead vocals throughout. In essence, Ace became the follow-up to the double-live LP Grateful Dead  (aka “Skull and Roses”), which included a live and somewhat non-descript rendition of “Playing in the Band.” …. On the whole, Ace is thoroughly enjoyable for devout Deadheads as well as less-fanatical enthusiasts.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||1972|