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Glendale Train


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  • Audio CD (5 Aug 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Smokin'
  • ASIN: B00DG1MDL4
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,788 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  6. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud Loud Music (Live) 4:18£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Dirty Business (Live)10:41Album Only
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Listen10. Hello, Mary Lou (Live) 2:57£0.69  Buy MP3 
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Listen12. Glendale Train (Live) 4:53£0.69  Buy MP3 
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Legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) is best known for his leadership of the quintessential San Franciscan collective, The Grateful Dead. However, in the early 1970's he was concurrently a member of another Californian band, The New Riders of the Purple Sage. With them he played pedal steel guitar and sang backing vocals. The bond between the two groups was strong - Garcia had known NRPS leader Dave Nelson since the early 1960's in Frisco and both shared similar Folk and Country music roots. As well as honing his craft as a songwriter, Nelson had played briefly with Big Brother and the Holding Company and a less well-known bluegrass outfit evocatively known as the Mescaline Rompers. Garcia wasn't the only member of the Grateful Dead to play with the New Riders - drummer Mickey Hart and bassist Phil Lesh also plied their trade in both groups. Both were only briefly involved and left during 1970, to be replaced by former Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden (1938-2005) and Dave Torbert respectively. Further cementing the connection, the New Riders also frequently played support slots at Grateful Dead gigs during this period. With both groups sharing personnel this was an eminently sensible arrangement to avoid clashing engagements! The New Riders of the Purple Sage's eponymous debut album was recorded during the winter of 1970 and released in August 1971. Unlike the Dead's sometimes sprawling jams and psychedelic epics, the NROTPS focus was on tight countrified arrangements - usually kept well under 5 minutes in length; the only exception being the seven-plus minute Dirty Business (which is further extended in its live incarnation here). At this stage John Dawson (1945-2009) was the band's only songwriter - composing all ten of the album's tracks. Glendale Train, a song concerning the 1879 robbery by Frank and Jesse James, is a highlight, alongside Last Lonely Eagle and Louisiana Lady. This show from which this broadcast was transmitted was performed just two months after the release of the album. The New Riders were playing to an ideal audience as the gig was as support to the Dead, who were amidst a series of concerts criss-crossing the USA. The fact that Jerry Garcia was there onstage, seated behind his pedal steel guitar, made extra sure the New Riders had everyone's rapt attention. In addition to a selection of Dave Torbert s finest original compositions (including the as-yet-unreleased Superman, Cecilia, Lochinvar and Truck Drivin Man) there was a hand-picked selection of cover versions. Acknowledging the influence of the Riders peers, were Creedence Clearwater Revival's Lodi and The Band's magisterial The Weight. There are versions of Country numbers like Merle Haggard's Workin Man Blues, Joe Maphis great Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, And Loud Loud Music and Joe South's Down In The Boondocks, alongside Gene Pitney's pop-country Hello Mary Lou (best known as a hit for Ricky Nelson). Closing a superb show is a fine reworking of Johnny Otis perennial R n B classic Willie and the Hand Jive. By the following year, Jerry Garcia had left the band to concentrate his activities in the Grateful Dead. The New Rider's golden period was undoubtedly in the early 1970's and their fourth album, 1973's The Adventures of Panama Red was a career highlight, reaching no.55 on the Billboard charts. They went on to release more than 20 albums, and continued to record and perform - in various line-up configurations - into the new millennium.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jdpmel on 8 April 2014
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I remember when the first NRPS record came out and every Deadhead bought it because of the 'Jerry' effect. It was a nice surprise (but not really) that the other members of the band and the songs were excellent too, with Jer providing the icing on the cake.
Well, this CD contains many of the songs from the first album, together with some covers of similar type songs. It took me a couple of plays before I could more easily distinguish who was playing what and when, but then the sheer beauty of those young voices began to take effect. In particular, John Dawsons songs began to re-awake memories of that time so long ago, when I was young too and hearing them for the first time and was struck by their wistfulness, poignancy and sheer beauty.
I listened to this CD in the car, until on one occasion (on about the 5th play) I became so 'emotional' that I had to stop as I couldn't see the road; so beware!!! The best CD I have heard in a while, but careful if playing in the car!!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Cornish Deadhead TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Aug 2013
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So here we have the bare bones of the early NRPS live with Jerry putting in a fair old example of his pedal-steel guitar work. I imagine that this recording of the WEBN-FM live broadcast has remained buried since its broadcast in 1971 as there are certainly a few sonic problems with the sound. Nonetheless this is an interesting historical document for those interested in the band, Jerry, or early country rock music. No doubt anyone who considers purchasing this already has New Riders of the Purple Sage, but if you don't, get one!

The selection of tracks offers a good range of covers and Dawson originals, and certainly runs for a long time, with the band sounding tight and together. At the moment it is a bargain, so snap yourself a copy.

Packaging is a standard plastic box housed in a (superfluous) cardboard slip-case.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Kh Evans on 3 Nov 2013
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the first two nrps albums are country rock at its finest and this live cd is excellent,shame it wasn't released earlier as friends of mine who have passed away would have loved to have heard it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rud Skov Andersen on 23 Sep 2014
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Prompt delivery and procuct as described
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Another excellent addition to any NRPS fan's live CD collection 11 Oct 2014
By PNV - Published on Amazon.com
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This CD is an excellent addition for anyone (like me) who loves The New Riders of the Purple Sage and wants to add another live show to their collection. This show was recorded during the period when Jerry Garcia was still in NRPS (shortly after the debut NRPS studio album was released) and is taken from a double-bill show (NRPS opening for The Grateful Dead) on 10/30/1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Taft Auditorium.

The sound quality is very very good (sure there are a couple of sound anomalies here and there but nothing to fret about) since it was taken from an FM Radio live broadcast that evening on WEBN-FM.
Overall the performance is excellent with nice renditions of NRPS originals like Glendale Train, Lochinvar, Last Lonely Eagle, and Dirty Business (with Jerry's outrageous spacey peddle steel sonic sound scape), some unusual covers of The Weight (The Band), Lodi (Creedence), Workin' Man Blues (Merle Haggard), and lots of NRPS staples through the years (covers and originals) such as Willie and the Hand Jive, Hello Mary Lou, Dim Lights Thick Smoke and Loud Loud Music, and Cecilia.

This show is an excellent complement to the numerous NRPS shows released previously on the KUFALA label and should be embraced and enjoyed by New Riders of the Purple Sage fans everywhere. Thanks for the memories, Marmaduke! We miss ya buddy.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Rare New Riders 16 July 2014
By Peter H. Knothe - Published on Amazon.com
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NRPS recordings with JG on pedal steel are very rare, so despite the so so recording quality (like a good soundboard boot), this disc is highly recommended. Here is the classic lineup playing at the top of their game.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A Slice of Heaven 6 Sep 2014
By Sebastian Gerber - Published on Amazon.com
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From what I'd read about this show's recording, my expectations weren't high, so I was pleasantly surprised by how good it is- very clear, warm and present. Garcia's pedal-steel is perhaps a little distant, but nothing that takes a star away from this great, great concert. Everything we love about early NRPS is here: raggedy jams; impassioned vocals; warm, witty banter; cosmik blues and great train robberies...

Absolutely fantastic and nicely packaged (with jewel tray).

Highly recommended!
The Mine was not at Issue Anymore 10 Nov 2014
By High Planes Drifter - Published on Amazon.com
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Tight versions of the early standards. A welcome addition for any NRPS or Garcia fan - recordings of Jerry on pedal steel are almost as rare as recordings of Jerry on banjo. It also includes some unusual covers. Sam Cutler's intro is also a pleasant treat. They wrote some great tunes.
waste of money buy the first album it's way better 29 Nov 2014
By Craig Trexler - Published on Amazon.com
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waste of money buy the first album it's way better. Jerry's playing is very disappointing bad recording choice of songs sucks
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