The New Riders of the Purple Sage Download
Feb 27, 1971Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
The New Riders of the Purple Sage Download
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Total Length:
1:20:00
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

The New Riders of the Purple Sage Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Brown Eyed Handsome Man04:02
  2. 2I Don't Know You04:31
  3. 3Cecilia07:14
  4. 4Superman06:40
  5. 5Glendale Train05:23
  6. 6Runnin' Back To You06:07
  7. 7Henry03:55
  8. 8Dirty Business09:32
  9. 9Portland Woman05:20
  10. 10Fair Chance To Know04:57
  11. 11Six Days On The Road04:31
  12. 12Sailin'03:53
  13. 13Truck Drivin' Man03:21
  14. 14Lodi03:54
  15. 15Garden Of Eden06:40
Item Number:
  • 1489-5058-AD
Date:
  • Feb 27, 1971
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Brown Eyed Handsome Man04:02
  2. 2I Don't Know You04:31
  3. 3Cecilia07:14
  4. 4Superman06:40
  5. 5Glendale Train05:23
  6. 6Runnin' Back To You06:07
  7. 7Henry03:55
  8. 8Dirty Business09:32
  9. 9Portland Woman05:20
  10. 10Fair Chance To Know04:57
  11. 11Six Days On The Road04:31
  12. 12Sailin'03:53
  13. 13Truck Drivin' Man03:21
  14. 14Lodi03:54
  15. 15Garden Of Eden06:40
Total Length:
1:20:00
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

John Dawson - guitar, vocals; David Nelson - lead guitar, vocals; Jerry Garcia - pedal steel guitar; Dave Torbert - bass, vocals; Spencer Dryden - drums

By early 1971, The New Riders of the Purple Sage had acquired a year of touring experience with the Grateful Dead and their first self-titled album was hitting the charts. The group now had ex-Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden on board and Jerry Garcia's pedal steel guitar playing had developed and become an integral part of the band's sound. This show was part of the first Fillmore West run to feature New Riders of the Purple Sage as a headlining act, supported by James and the Good Brothers and Boz Scaggs.

This recording begins with the first song, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Brown Eyed Handsome Man," already in progress. They play most of the first album as well as a handful of tunes from their forthcoming second album, Powerglide. There are respectable covers of "Six Days On The Road" and John Fogerty's "Lodi," but the undisputed highlight is their original "Dirty Business." After a wobbly start, this version stretches out into a spacey jam, not unlike the Grateful Dead. Jerry Garcia's bubbling, gurgling pedal steel guitar embellishments are all over it and the group really gets out there for several minutes.

Although the last two songs are missing, this is, overall, an enjoyable recording of the classic NRPS lineup when their most memorable material was fresh and exciting.

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