Vinyl pressings of Jerry Garcia Band will not arrive in time for Record Store Day, the Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records announced on Thursday. The first-ever vinyl editions of the Jerry Garcia Band‘s 1991 self-titled live album were scheduled to arrive on July 17th for the second of two RSD “Drops” dates.
According to a statement posted on the official Jerry Garcia social media pages, the first pressings that arrived from the vinyl manufacturer were not in line with the quality presented on test pressings. The Jerry Garcia Family noted that the pressing’s fidelity was “a clear deviation from the standards we’ve set for our releases.” So instead of the originally planned limited pressing of 7,500 copies, the JGF has decided that “A full repressing is our only acceptable path forward.”
“While we’re disappointed we won’t have this collection to share on Record Store Day, we’re committed to taking the time to ensure the music sounds just right (as Bobby would say),” the statement read.
As a result of this unexpected delay, Jerry Garcia Band will not be ready in time for July 17th. The Jerry Garcia Family noted that it does not have a timeline for the release, but intends to complete the repressing in time for the end of the year. So even though the delay in arrival is not ideal for fans, the decision to go with a full repressing for the album will ultimately result in more copies made available to more fans.
For a full list of Record Store Day releases for the second “Drops” date on July 17th, click here. Read the full statement from the Jerry Garcia Family below.