Glendale Train

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Glendale Train
Dave Torbert, David Nelson, Jerry Garcia, and John Dawson
Live album by
ReleasedNovember 18, 2013
RecordedOctober 30, 1971
GenreCountry rock
LabelSmokin' (CD)
Let Them Eat Vinyl (LP)
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Glendale Train is an album by the country rock band the New Riders of the Purple Sage. It was recorded as a live radio broadcast on October 30, 1971 at the Taft Auditorium in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was released on CD and vinyl on November 18, 2013.[1][2]

The New Riders' complete performance from the concert is included in the album. As was often the case during this period, they were the opening act for the Grateful Dead. Jerry Garcia was a member of both bands. He would play pedal steel guitar for NRPS, and then play electric guitar and sing for the Dead. A Grateful Dead album recorded the following night is Dick's Picks Volume 2.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

On AllMusic, Steve Leggett said, "... at this point, just after the release of the band's self-titled debut album earlier in the year, Garcia was a regular on pedal steel guitar. It was arguably the classic lineup for a band that was initially a spinoff project from the Dead, making this well-recorded live set a historical and archival delight."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. Introduction by Sam Cutler – 0:28
  2. "Workin' Man Blues" (Merle Haggard) – 3:49
  3. "Superman" (John Dawson) – 4:00
  4. "Down in the Boondocks" (Joe South) – 3:12
  5. "Cecilia" (Dawson) – 4:23
Side B
  1. "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)" (Joe Maphis, Max Fidler, Rose Lee Maphis) – 4:18
  2. "Dirty Business" (Dawson) – 10:41
  3. "Truck Drivin' Man" (Terry Fell) – 3:07
Side C
  1. "Lochinvar" (Dawson) – 4:51
  2. "Hello Mary Lou" (Gene Pitney, Cayet Mangiaracina) – 2:58
  3. "The Weight" (Robbie Robertson) – 7:27
  4. "Glendale Train" (Dawson) – 4:53
Side D
  1. "Lodi" (John Fogerty) – 4:05
  2. "Last Lonely Eagle" (Dawson) – 6:33
  3. "Louisiana Lady" (Dawson) – 3:57
  4. "Willie and the Hand Jive" (Johnny Otis) – 6:28



  1. ^ a b c Leggett, Steve. Glendale Train at AllMusic. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  2. ^ Glendale Train, Bob Dylan-isis Magazine. Retrieved December 6, 2014.