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Album Review

This ten-song collection, clocking in at an anemic 30 minutes, is probably as much New Riders as the casual listener might need, and all they're likely to hear. Some of the highlights of their five years at Columbia are here, but some great tracks are also missing. On the plus side, the live version of "Hello Mary Lou" is somewhat more interesting than the studio rendition, but they still don't do this song justice. And "Glendale Train," "Louisiana Lady," "Panama Red," and "You Angel You" are great fun, if a little obvious.


Formed: 1969 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

For most of the early '70s, the New Riders of the Purple Sage™ (yes, the name is trademark-protected) were the successful offshoots of the Grateful Dead. Although they never remotely approached the success or longevity of the Dead, they attracted a considerable audience through their association with Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, and Mickey Hart, whose fans couldn't be satisfied with only the Dead's releases -- the New Riders never reached much beyond that audience, but the Deadheads loved them as substitutes...
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