New Riders of the Purple Sage (album)

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New Riders of the Purple Sage (album)
Studio album by New Riders of the Purple Sage
Released August 1971 (1971-08)
Recorded Recorded and mixed at Wally Heider Recording, San Francisco, December 1970 – January 1971
Genre Country rock, Psychedelic Rock
Length 40:15
Label Columbia
Producer New Riders of the Purple Sage
New Riders of the Purple Sage chronology
New Riders of the Purple Sage
(1971)
Powerglide
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]
The Music Box 4.5/5 stars[3]

New Riders of the Purple Sage is the self-titled debut album by the American country rock band the New Riders of the Purple Sage. It was released by Columbia Records in 1971, and reached number 39 on the Billboard charts.

New Riders of the Purple Sage is the only studio album by the New Riders to feature co-founder Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead on pedal steel guitar. He is also featured on the live album Vintage NRPS.

Mickey Hart and Commander Cody play drums and piano, respectively, on two tracks—"Dirty Business" and "Last Lonely Eagle".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Dawson.

  1. "I Don't Know You" – 2:26
  2. "Whatcha Gonna Do" – 3:17
  3. "Portland Woman" – 3:36
  4. "Henry" – 2:36
  5. "Dirty Business" – 7:56
  6. "Glendale Train" – 3:00
  7. "Garden of Eden" – 4:32
  8. "All I Ever Wanted" – 4:37
  9. "Last Lonely Eagle" – 5:12
  10. "Louisiana Lady" – 3:03
Bonus tracks

These songs were recorded live at the Fillmore West and included in the 2003 CD reissue:

  1. "Down in the Boondocks" (Joe South)
  2. "The Weight" (Robbie Robertson)
  3. "Superman" (John Dawson)

Personnel[edit]

New Riders of the Purple Sage
Additional musicians
Technical personnel

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. New Riders of the Purple Sage at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 14, 1971). "Consumer Guide (19)". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Metzger, John. New Riders of the Purple Sage review, The Music Box, August 2003

References[edit]

  • "Major Releases" partial discography on NRPS official website nrps.net
  • New Riders of the Purple Sage on deaddisc.com
  • McNally, Dennis (2002). A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead. New York: Broadway Books. p. 384. ISBN 0-7679-1186-5. 
  • Jackson, Blair (1999). Garcia: An American Life. New York: Penguin Books. pp. 211–212. ISBN 0-14-029199-7. 
  • Scott, John W.; Dolgushkin, Mike; Nixon, Stu (1999). DeadBase XI: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists. Cornish, New Hampshire: DeadBase. p. 119. ISBN 1-877657-22-0.