The New Riders of the Purple Sage Download
Dec 31, 1972Winterland (San Francisco, CA)
The New Riders of the Purple Sage Download
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Total Length:
1:52:09
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. 1I Don't Know You03:56
  2. 2Lochnivar04:47
  3. 3Interlude00:13
  4. 4Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)02:58
  5. 5Henry04:48
  6. 6California Day03:19
  7. 7She's No Angel04:42
  8. 8Superman04:11
  9. 9Whiskey04:13
  10. 10Groupie05:11
  11. 11Portland Woman05:39
  12. 12Rainbow04:07
  13. 13Truck Drivin' Man03:03
  14. 14All I Ever Wanted09:10
  15. 15I Don't Need No Doctor07:24
  16. 16Long Black Veil04:33
  17. 17Louisiana Lady03:37
  18. 18School Days04:17
  19. 19Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)03:59
  20. 20Take A Letter Maria05:47
  21. 21Last Lonely Eagle06:06
  22. 22Willie And The Hand Jive11:28
  23. 23Glendale Train04:41
Item Number:
  • 1894-5058-AD
Date:
  • Dec 31, 1972
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1I Don't Know You03:56
  2. 2Lochnivar04:47
  3. 3Interlude00:13
  4. 4Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)02:58
  5. 5Henry04:48
  6. 6California Day03:19
  7. 7She's No Angel04:42
  8. 8Superman04:11
  9. 9Whiskey04:13
  10. 10Groupie05:11
  11. 11Portland Woman05:39
  12. 12Rainbow04:07
  13. 13Truck Drivin' Man03:03
  14. 14All I Ever Wanted09:10
  15. 15I Don't Need No Doctor07:24
  16. 16Long Black Veil04:33
  17. 17Louisiana Lady03:37
  18. 18School Days04:17
  19. 19Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)03:59
  20. 20Take A Letter Maria05:47
  21. 21Last Lonely Eagle06:06
  22. 22Willie And The Hand Jive11:28
  23. 23Glendale Train04:41
Total Length:
1:52:09
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

John Dawson - guitar, vocals; David Nelson - lead guitar, vocals; Buddy Cage - pedal steel guitar; Dave Torbert - bass, vocals; Spencer Dryden - drums; Guest: Matthew Kelly - harp

By the end of 1972, the New Riders were no longer just an offshoot of the Grateful Dead. Buddy Cage was now firmly in the pedal steel seat, adding incredible technical virtuosity to the band's overall sound. They had come a long way in the past year, both as songwriters and as a band.

Many of the group's most memorable songs from their self-titled debut album are here, but it's the newer material from their second album, Powerglide, and their forthcoming third album, Gypsy Cowboy, that shine the brightest.

The group had also developed quite a few great new cover songs around this time, including Ricky Nelson's "Hello Mary Lou," R.B. Greaves' "Take A Letter Maria," Chuck Berry's "School Days" and the classic "Long Black Veil." It was two other oldies, however, that inspired the band to its highest points of expression - "I Don't Need No Doctor" and "Willie and The Hand Jive," both of which capture the band at its most adventurous. The tunes contain fiery interplay between lead guitarist David Nelson and pedal steel virtuoso Buddy Cage, with Matt Kelly's harp adding an interesting flavor. This was the NRPS at their most rocking: both infectious performances that include considerable high caliber jamming.

Everything on this lengthy set is played well, and the band seems to be in high spirits throughout. This is a great warm up for midnight, when the Grateful Dead would take over and play till dawn.

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