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  • Audio CD (May 12, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Relix
  • ASIN: B000000STS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,496 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Midnight Moonlight
2. Sutter's Mill
3. Charlie's Garden
4. All I Remember
5. Louisiana Lady
6. Ballad Of The Deportees
7. Taking It Hard
8. Glendale Train
9. Change In The Weather
10. Diesel On My Tail
11. Lonesome L.A. Cowboy

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Keith Gorgas on November 27, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Over the years the New Riders have put out a lot of music and influenced many other musicians. They started out as a country/bluegrass off-shoot of the Grateful Dead, then went on to develope their own legacy as the ultimate Cosmic Country Rock band. In the early 1980s, several key members of the band left, and many fans never took the time to listen to how good the lineup sounded. This album shows off the best of the later editions of the New Riders of The Purple Sage. No longer a "country rock" outfit, this is pure "unplugged" music.... folk festival music, living room music. The musicianship is superb, the vocals delightfull, the song writing the very best the band ever put out in their illustrius career. The remakes of the earlier chestnuts like "Glendale Train", "Lonesome LA Cowboy", and "Louisiana Lady" make your hair stand up. "Change In The Weather" makes me want to go back to an earlier, more idealistic era. When I first bought this album, I listened to it over and over, then bought a bunch of copies for friends who claimed that it had the same addictive appeal to them.
If you liked EmmyLou Harris live at the Ryman, or the Dead's Reckoning you will love and treasure this album.......peace
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Gangross on June 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This 1992 CD features original member John "Marmaduke" Dawson along with a couple other guitarists and various backing musicians. This is a very different group than the legendary 1970's version. However, take it for what it is, and it's a pleasant listen. Essentially, the group reworks a few classics, and plays a few standards and originals. However, the remakes do not measure up to the originals, in this fan's opinion. (The change of lyrics in "Lonesome LA Cowboy" doesn't work for me, for example). Still, "Midnight Moonlight" is a great song, no matter who's playing it, and the bagpipes on "Sutter's Mill" are neat. The musicianship is also top notch. This is not a disappointing CD, unless you are expecting the original group. Enjoy it if you are a fan of the NRPS. But if you are not familiar with this group, try one of their early albums first.
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By Grateful Jerry VINE VOICE on February 18, 2012
Format: Audio CD
In mid 1992, the New Riders' released Midnight Moonlight on Relix Records. The album has a mostly folksy bluegrass feel with the album being predominately acoustic. The New Riders were: John Dawson, Rusty Gauthier, and Gary Vogensen. For this album, their joined by Fred Campbell, Norton Buffalo, Bill Laymon, Evan Morgan and even David Nelson as well as a few others.

The album opens with a kickin' version of Peter Rowan's Midnight Moonlight and is followed by a cool remake of John's Sutter's Mill. John turns in a great new song called, Charlie's Garden. The Eric Moll/Karren Pell song All I Remember is delivered in fine fashion. John then turns in a remake of Louisiana Lady. Woody Guthrie's Ballad Of The Deportees was recorded by Woody as Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) and is a wonderful song which receives a wonderful treatment here. Joe New's Taking It Hard is followed by another remake, this time of Glendale Train. John's other new song, Change In The Weather is simply fantastic and fits in well with the theme of Deportees. Diesel on My Tail and Lonesome L.A. Cowboy end the album on a great note although Lonesome L.A. Cowboy during this period had lyric substitutions to "Smoking rope/Losing hope". Once again, the album sounds well recorded but, unfortunately, Relix Records didn't have the money to do great cd pressings so the sound quality was never quite as good as it could have been. Maybe one day, this album will get a new treatment and FINALLY get the attention it deserves.
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