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Bob Weir: Ace (Warner Bros.)

Ken Barnes, Creem, October 1972

FOLLOWING THE release of the New Riders Of The Purple Sage with Jerry Garcia, the Vintage Dead albums, the second double live Dead package, the Jerry Garcia/Howard Wales LP, and the Jerry Garcia solo album, the question on the lips of rock critics, FM deejays, music biz nabobs, record store clerks, and just plain cognoscenti was "What will Bob 'Ace' Weir's solo debut sound like?" Warner Bros., not a conglomerate to disappoint the eager consumer, has now brought out the album, pithily titled Ace, and the answer to the question is at hand.

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