Live on Stage (New Riders of the Purple Sage album)

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Live on Stage
Live album by New Riders of the Purple Sage
Released 1993
Recorded 1975
Genre Country rock
Label Relix
New Riders of the Purple Sage chronology
The Relix Bay Rock Shop, No. 1
(1992)The Relix Bay Rock Shop, No. 11992
Live on Staqe
Live in Japan
(1994)Live in Japan1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Live on Stage is an album by the country rock band the New Riders of the Purple Sage.[1] It was recorded live in 1975 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City and at the Keystone in Berkeley, California. It was released by Relix Records in 1993.

The history of Live on Stage[edit]

Tracks 1 – 6 were recorded on November 14 and/or November 15, 1975 at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Tracks 7 – 10 were recorded on May 17, 1975 at the Keystone in Berkeley.

Bluegrass fiddle player Vassar Clements sits in on two songs — "Glendale Train" and "Nadine".[2]

The cover photo, by Mary Ann Mayer, depicts, from left to right, Spencer Dryden, John "Marmaduke" Dawson, David Nelson, Skip Battin, and Buddy Cage.

According to a statement by Dawson on the back cover, "This CD was originally released in Europe in 1992 without my permission. Not only that, the New Riders and the authors of the songs haven't seen any royalties, and probably won't from the release. Because of that I decided that we should release it 'legally'. The material here is quite enjoyable, and I like it! I hope you do too!"[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Panama Red" (Peter Rowan) – 3:17
  2. "Little Old Lady" (Richard Wilbur) – 3:16
  3. "Austin, Texas" (Skip Battin) / "Instant Armadillo Blues" (John Dawson) – 5:18
  4. "Henry" (Dawson) – 5:00
  5. "Glendale Train" (Dawson) – 5:31
  6. "Nadine" (Chuck Berry) – 6:39
  7. "Singing Cowboy" (Battin) – 4:39
  8. "Take a Letter Maria" (R. B. Greaves) – 5:14
  9. "I Will Never Make You Blue" (C. Cline, R. Cline) – 4:03
  10. "La Bamba" (traditional, arranged by Ritchie Valens) – 4:52


New Riders of the Purple Sage[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Dave Tamarkin – tape archivist
  • Mary Ann Mayer – cover photographer


  1. ^ a b Live on Stage at Allmusic
  2. ^ Live on Stage at
  3. ^ Live on Stage at the Grateful Dead Family Discography