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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 21, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: September 21, 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: KUFALA Recordings
  • ASIN: B00030M9Y2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,599 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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August 27, 1972 found the New Riders once again on the bill with the Grateful Dead for what turned out to be one of the more legendary events in this subculture’s history. Chuck Kesey (brother of author and Merry Prankster icon Ken Kesey) put together this benefit concert, which quickly became known as the "Field Trip," for the Springfield Creamery. As fellow Prankster Ken Babbs recalls, "no one ever suspected it would become a historic event with an attendance of 20,000 on the hottest day ever…they ran out of water, the guitars warped in the heat and now everyone you talk to, hundreds of thousands, were there on that all time greatest most spectacular day."

THIS CD WAS PRODUCED FROM THE ORIGINAL 16-TRACK ANALOG MASTER TAPES RUNNING AT 15 I.P.S. WE’VE TRIED TO PRESERVE THIS DAY AS IT WAS…AN OUTDOOR EVENT ON AN EXTREMELY HOT DAY WITH AN ASSORTMENT OF MERRY PRANKSTERS ON THE LOOSE. WE THINK YOU’LL ENJOY!

About the Artist

In the summer of 1969, John Dawson was looking to showcase his songs while Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead was looking to practice his brand new pedal steel guitar. The two played in coffeehouses and small clubs initially, and the music they made became the nucleus for the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Along with guitarist David Nelson and the rhythm section of Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh from the Dead, the New Riders played every chance they got. By 1970, Dave Torbert took over on bass, and soon enough, smoky clubs all over the San Francisco bay area were filling up with whooping, foot-stomping crowds as their music got tighter and more dynamic. Through extensive tours with the Dead, and the addition of Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden taking over for Hart and the talented Buddy Cage filling the pedal steel spot that Garcia had to vacate, the New Riders emerged as a fully independent unit. An excitingly creative band with a special brand of music—sweet country harmonies mixed with pulsing rock rhythms. Throughout the 1970s, the New Riders recorded seven album for Columbia, of which their 1973 release, The Adventures of Panama Red, is probably their most widely known. They wound out the seventies recording 3 albums for MCA, going through a few more personnel changes, with Dawson carrying the NRPS torch throughout the 1980s and early 1990s until he retired to the hills of Mexico. The New Riders of the Purple Sage received a Lifetime Achievement Award from High Times magazine at their Doobie Awards in September, 2002 and performed a brief set at the festivities at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City.

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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Philip S. Wolf on June 13, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My buddy ROK had just attended the Grateful Dead's third night at the Berkeley Community Theatre (8/24/72) run of shows. He had lot's of news to report, the Dead had played a KILLER Dark Star AND The New Riders were a surprise that opened the show and played a great set before The Dead hit the stage. Well, since I was unable to attend this big night because tickets to these shows were very hard to come by, (impossible, was a better word). I had missed out once again, but there was more...MORE???

ROK had brought back a flyer handed to him at the BCT Show, and it said: "Cum to the Creamery" and enjoy a field trip in the country with The Grateful Dead, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Merry Pranksters and many surprises !!! It was hand-made but, there it was... The big show was to happen on Sunday, two days from now, somewhere in up in the wilds of Oregon. Man, this was HUGE !!!! I was all of 15 years old, there was no way my parents were gonna allow me to up and migrate 500 miles north, to a "Gathering of the Tribes". ROK, was 17 and didn't give a %#*$ about what his parents were going to say or do to him. So, needless to say ROK, found a ride north and went on a "Field Trip" (this guy could write quite the book of all of his adventures) and I know I'm still waiting!

This show, that then became: "THE SHOW" as soon as ROK got back home, (The following Tuesday). The stuff of legends...The one that was not to be missed.

Great soundboard tapes of BOTH The Grateful Deads & New Riders sets have been traded since the late 1980's AND the wonderful bootleg video called: "Sunshine Daydream" captures the whole vibe quite nicely. But, this CD is the first "Official" release to see the light of day, and it's a "must-have" purchase for any fan of the NRPS.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Charles Clearwater III on December 18, 2005
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This is a great selection of songs from a great sometimes forgotten band. Its nice to hear some good ol' jam music with some great songs. They just don't make this kind of music anymore, a real shame.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thomas W. Earl on July 23, 2011
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I love The New Riders of the Purple Sage but wouldn't call myself a "Purple Head" or whatever term you use for an over the top fan. I've listened to them since the early 70s and have found them to be a really fun band to listen to. I love live music and this one turned out to be quite enjoyable. The band is tight and it all sounds good. Not much more to say. If you like NRPS and live music you might want to give it a try. I'm glad I did.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ramon Dorca Mercader on December 6, 2007
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Impresionante concierto del los NRPS en el 72', en un concierto benéfico en Veneta, Oregón, USA, junto con los Grateful Dead (una auténtica barbaridad, memorable.).

Muy probablemete, por la duración, el concierto de Riders no este completo, pero en cualquier caso es una auténtica delicia, una fiesta campera, grabada con el que seguramente era el equipo que los Dead se trajeron a Europa en el 72', en aquel momento "STATE OF THE ART". Las canciones fluyen frescas, vivas y festivas, y entre ellas constantes anuncios/advertencias desde el escenario por el terrible calor y los malos rollos de unos acidos. Imprescindible

NOTA : La actuación de GD, disponible en Furthur, es para no creerlo.
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9 of 16 people found the following review helpful By asc on November 17, 2004
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This album was everything that I hoped it would be and more. The band rocked and it sounded great!
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