Gypsy Cowboy

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Gypsy Cowboy
Nrps gypsy cowboy.jpg
Studio album by New Riders of the Purple Sage
Released December 1972
Recorded 1972
Genre Country rock
Length 41:32
Label Columbia
Producer Stephen Barncard
New Riders of the Purple Sage chronology
Gypsy Cowboy
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Gypsy Cowboy is the third album by the country rock band the New Riders of the Purple Sage. It was recorded and released in 1972.

The album includes six original songs by John Dawson and three by Dave Torbert, plus cover versions of "She's No Angel" and "Long Black Veil". Donna Jean Godchaux of the Grateful Dead sings background vocals on two songs, "Whiskey" and "Long Black Veil". One single was released in conjunction with the album — "Groupie" / "She's No Angel".[2][3]

In 2007, Gypsy Cowboy was re-released on the Wounded Bird Records label, with four bonus tracks. These were live versions of "Groupie", "Sutter's Mill", "Superman", and "She's No Angel". All except "Superman" were from the New Riders' 1974 album Home, Home on the Road.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gypsy Cowboy" (Dave Torbert) – 4:17
  2. "Whiskey" (John Dawson) – 3:33
  3. "Groupie" (Dave Torbert) – 2:40
  4. "Sutter's Mill" (John Dawson) – 1:52
  5. "Death and Destruction" (John Dawson) – 8:39
  6. "Linda" (John Dawson) – 3:04
  7. "On My Way Back Home" (Dave Torbert) – 3:29
  8. "Superman" (John Dawson) – 3:09
  9. "She's No Angel" (Wanda Ballman) – 2:51
  10. "Long Black Veil" (Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin) – 3:56
  11. "Sailin'" (John Dawson) – 2:49


New Riders of the Purple Sage[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Producer: Stephen Barncard and NRPS
  • Recording Engineers: Stephen Barncard, Dave Brown, Ellen Burke
  • Cover Art: Lore Orion
  • Liner notes: John Tobler


  1. ^ Gypsy Cowboy at Allmusic
  2. ^ Gypsy Cowboy at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  3. ^ Gypsy Cowboy at, the NRPS official website