The New Riders of the Purple Sage Download
Apr 25, 1971Fillmore East (New York, NY)
The New Riders of the Purple Sage Download
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Total Length:
1:32:10
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

The New Riders of the Purple Sage Download

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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. 1Workin' Man Blues04:39
  2. 2Portland Woman07:37
  3. 3Down In The Boondocks07:19
  4. 4Fair Chance To Know05:24
  5. 5Big Yellow Taxi04:51
  6. 6I Don't Know You04:55
  7. 7Dirty Business10:08
  8. 8Sailin'04:13
  9. 9Glendale Train06:28
  10. 10Lodi / Henry10:45
  11. 11Superman05:41
  12. 12Six Days On The Road03:24
  13. 13Last Lonely Eagle08:02
  14. 14Lochinvar05:13
  15. 15Louisiana Lady03:31
Item Number:
  • 1572-5058-AD
Date:
  • Apr 25, 1971
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Workin' Man Blues04:39
  2. 2Portland Woman07:37
  3. 3Down In The Boondocks07:19
  4. 4Fair Chance To Know05:24
  5. 5Big Yellow Taxi04:51
  6. 6I Don't Know You04:55
  7. 7Dirty Business10:08
  8. 8Sailin'04:13
  9. 9Glendale Train06:28
  10. 10Lodi / Henry10:45
  11. 11Superman05:41
  12. 12Six Days On The Road03:24
  13. 13Last Lonely Eagle08:02
  14. 14Lochinvar05:13
  15. 15Louisiana Lady03:31
Total Length:
1:32:10
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

This is The New Riders of the Purple Sage opening for the Grateful Dead during their last run of shows at the Fillmore East.

The entire NRPS set is here and, like the other nights, most of the material from their debut LP is performed. Garcia's pedal steel flavorings are everywhere, and he seizes the chance to get really weird on "Dirty Business," processing the pedal steel through various effects including a wah-wah and a fuzzbox. The most unusual thing about this set, however, is NRPS' attempt at a full blown take on Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi." Garcia really noodles around with the tune, and though obviously under-rehearsed, it's one you won't find on any other NRPS recordings. They also play respectable covers of John Fogerty's "Lodi," the Billie Joe Royal hit "Down In The Boondocks" and the ubiquitous "Six Days On The Road," a song every country-influenced band back then seemed to include in their repertoire.

No matter what genre the New Riders were trying to engage, they always added an inflected sound uniquely their own. In any case, it's thrilling to watch a band like this beginning to coalesce, to test the air with their collaborative wings - flourishing and taking flight.

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