Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|New Riders of the Purple Sage|
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
NRPS best, but the others do it better
James Burke | Florida | 01/29/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A fairly solid example of early '70s country-tinged rock, New Riders of the Purple Sage is this band's best best work, and vastly better than their well-known-but-dreadful "Panama Red" album. Solid musicians and long-time Dead collaborators, NRPS play well on this disc, and the steel guitar contributions from Jerry Garcia really shine, especially his super-trippy solo on "Dirty Business." Unfortunately, NRPS never had the knack for writing songs that did the Dead, and most of them haven't really stood the test of time. This a good disc for NRPS fans or serious country rock collectors, but most would probably be better served by the Grateful Dead's far-superior "Workingman's Dead" or "American Beauty," or any of Gram Parson's work."
Riders in the Prime
Jim Eagan | NY NY | 04/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Was lucky to have seen the Riders starting in 71' on and this was the classic album from them. We used to listen to it day in and day out. Powerglide is great too. This recording should stand up to any of that era and in any era for that matter. A must have for the Dead/Riders fans and even some non fans. Got all the classics from their pre-73' days. One after another of great country rock songs with Jerry playing along to Marmadukes great vocals. Gotta have!!"
A great album and also an awesome reflection of the 70's!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first time I heard it was when I was 11,my dad had an old LP and I loved it.Agreat addition to any collection if you like Grateful Dead type country-rock. The song Henry is a great reflection of early 70's marijauna laced lifestyle,and Glendale Train tells a wonderful story."