Marin County Line

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Marin County Line
Studio album by New Riders of the Purple Sage
Released 1977
Recorded 1977
Genre Country rock
Label MCA
Producer Jim Ed Norman
New Riders of the Purple Sage chronology
Who Are Those Guys?
Marin County Line
Feelin' All Right
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Marin County Line is the ninth studio album and eleventh album overall by the country rock band the New Riders of the Purple Sage.[2] Released in 1977,[3] it was their third and final album on the MCA Records label.[4]

Marin County Line was the second of two NRPS studio albums to feature Stephen Love on bass guitar. Love wrote all of the songs on side one of the LP. It was also the band's first album with Patrick Shanahan. Shanahan had recently replaced Spencer Dryden as the New Riders' drummer, and Dryden had become the band's manager. Love and Shanahan were both former members of Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band. Also in the NRPS lineup for this album were co-founders John "Marmaduke" Dawson and David Nelson, and long-time member Buddy Cage. A concert performed by this version of the band was released in 2009 as the album Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 12/31/77.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Till I Met You" (Stephen Love) – 3:23
  2. "Llywelyn" (Love) – 3:59
  3. "Knights and Queens" (Love) – 3:59
  4. "Green Eyes a Flashing" (Love) – 2:54
  5. "Oh, What a Night" (Love) – 3:55
Side two
  1. "A Good Woman Likes to Drink with the Boys" (Dave Ellingson) – 4:12
  2. "Jasper" (John Dawson, David Nelson) – 2:38
  3. "Echoes" (Patrick Shanahan) – 3:04
  4. "Twenty Good Men" (Dawson) – 3:29
  5. "Little Miss Bad" (Dawson) – 2:20
  6. "Take a Red" (Nelson, Spencer Dryden) – 2:25


New Riders of the Purple Sage[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Jim Ed Norman – producer
  • Tom Flye – engineer
  • Steve Fontano – associate engineer
  • Alex Kashevaroff – assistant engineer
  • Larry Boden – mastering
  • George Osaki – art direction
  • Herb Greene – photography


  1. ^ Marin County Line at Allmusic
  2. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Canongate U.S. p. 1083. ISBN 1-84195-615-5. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  3. ^ Marin County Line at the NRPS official website
  4. ^ Marin County Line at the Grateful Dead Family Discography