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The Adventures of Panama Red (Purple Colored Vinyl, Ltd. Ed., Vinyl - 1LP)

The New Riders of the Purple Sage
The Adventures of Panama Red (Purple Colored Vinyl, Ltd. Ed., Vinyl - 1LP)

(LIMITED EDITION PURPLE VINYL RELEASE)
If there was ever any doubt that the New Riders of the Purple
Sage were the ultimate hippie country rock band—and having
had Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead
as early members meant that there wasn’t much—The
Adventures of Panama Red put them to rest. This 1973 album’s
loosely connected tall tales of drug culture, complete with the
album’s underground comic book graphics, ensured that this
gatefold record was a long-time dorm room favorite for
separating out those stems and seeds. But Panama Red (their
only gold record) had a lot more going for it than just
countercultural kicks—the band, by now consisting of John
Dawson, David Nelson, Dave Torbert, pedal steel ace Buddy
Cage and Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden—was
much tighter than any outfit this stoned had a right to be, and with
songwriting contributions from Peter Rowan (the hit “Panama
Red” and “Lonesome L.A. Cowboy”) and Robert Hunter (“Kick in
the Head”) as well as from the band’s own fine tunesmiths in
Dawson and Torbert, the songs were of a uniformly high quality.
Production by multi-instrumentalist Norbert Putnam, charts by
the Memphis Horns and vocal contributions by Buffy Sainte-Marie
and Donna Godchaux helped enshrine this record as one of the
finest country-rock outings of the ‘70s. Now, Real Gone Music is
reissuing this classic album for the first time on vinyl, remastered
by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC and lacquer cut by Kevin
Gray, with a limited edition pressing of 1000 in—what else?—
purple vinyl, with the original gatefold album and inner sleeve
graphics (with

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(LIMITED EDITION PURPLE VINYL RELEASE)
If there was ever any doubt that the New Riders of the Purple
Sage were the ultimate hippie country rock band—and having
had Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead
as early members meant that there wasn’t much—The
Adventures of Panama Red put them to rest. This 1973 album’s
loosely connected tall tales of drug culture, complete with the
album’s underground comic book graphics, ensured that this
gatefold record was a long-time dorm room favorite for
separating out those stems and seeds. But Panama Red (their
only gold record) had a lot more going for it than just
countercultural kicks—the band, by now consisting of John
Dawson, David Nelson, Dave Torbert, pedal steel ace Buddy
Cage and Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden—was
much tighter than any outfit this stoned had a right to be, and with
songwriting contributions from Peter Rowan (the hit “Panama
Red” and “Lonesome L.A. Cowboy”) and Robert Hunter (“Kick in
the Head”) as well as from the band’s own fine tunesmiths in
Dawson and Torbert, the songs were of a uniformly high quality.
Production by multi-instrumentalist Norbert Putnam, charts by
the Memphis Horns and vocal contributions by Buffy Sainte-Marie
and Donna Godchaux helped enshrine this record as one of the
finest country-rock outings of the ‘70s. Now, Real Gone Music is
reissuing this classic album for the first time on vinyl, remastered
by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC and lacquer cut by Kevin
Gray, with a limited edition pressing of 1000 in—what else?—
purple vinyl, with the original gatefold album and inner sleeve
graphics (with

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Side One
1. Panama Red
2. It’s Alright with Me
3. Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
4. Important Exportin’ Man
5. One Too Many Stories
Side Two
1. Kick in the Head
2. You Should Have Seen Me Runnin’
3. Teardrops in My Eyes
4. L.A. Lady
5. Thank the Day
6. Cement, Clay and Glass