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Veneta, 8/27/1972

New Riders of the Purple Sage

Initial release : 2004

Kufala KUF 0088

The third release in the NRPS Live Archive series. The NRPS set from the legendary 'Field Trip' benefit show at Veneta, Oregon on August 27, 1972.

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  • Truck Drivin' Man (Fell)
  • Rainbow (Dawson)
  • Lochinvar (Dawson)
  • Groupie (Torbert)
  • Stage announcement - White Bird Tent
  • Whatcha Gonna Do (Dawson)
  • Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (Maphis, Fiddler, Lee)
  • Hello Mary Lou (Pitney)
  • Stage announcement - Field Tripping
  • Whiskey (Dawson)
  • Stage announcement - Salt Tabs & Blue Acid
  • Runnin' Back To You (Dawson)
  • I Don't Need No Doctor (Ashford, Simpson)
  • Linda (Dawson)
  • Louisiana Lady (Dawson)
  • Last Lonely Eagle (Dawson)
  • Willie And The Hand Jive (Otis)

  • John Dawson - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • David Nelson - lead guitar, vocals
  • Dave Torbert - bass, vocals
  • Buddy Cage - pedal steel guitar
  • Spencer Dryden - drums

  • Recorded live at Temple Meadow, Veneta, Oregon on August 27, 1972
  • Recording engineer - Bob Matthews, Betty Cantor
  • 16-track transfer - Jeffrey Norman
  • Mixing, mastering - Stephen Barncard
  • Producer - Rob Bleetstein
  • Bus blotter art - Zane Kesey /
  • Event photos from the film Sunshine Daydream courtesy of Canis Major / Sam Field
  • Stage announcements - Ken Babbs /
  • Special thanks - David Lemieux, Jeffrey Norma, Bruce Colfin, Eileen Law, Zane Kesey, Ken Babbs, John Norris, Sam Field, Brenna Ramirez, Brady Lahr, Rich Winter, Sue Kesey, Sheryl Kesey Thompson
The rear cover of the CD pack carries the message;
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!
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