Monday, November 8, 2021

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Marin County Line (1977)


New Riders of the Purple Sage - Marin County Line (1977)


Tracklist front / back album covers


Side one

"Till I Met You" (Stephen Love) – 3:23

"Llywelyn" (Love) – 3:59

"Knights and Queens" (Love) – 3:59

"Green Eyes a Flashing" (Love) – 2:54

"Oh, What a Night" (Love) – 3:55


Side two

"A Good Woman Likes to Drink with the Boys" (Dave Ellingson) – 4:12

"Jasper" (John Dawson, David Nelson) – 2:38

"Echoes" (Patrick Shanahan) – 3:04

"Twenty Good Men" (Dawson) – 3:29

"Little Miss Bad" (Dawson) – 2:20

"Take a Red" (Nelson, Spencer Dryden) – 2:25



 

New Riders of the Purple Sage Band Members / Musicians

John Dawson – guitar, harmonica, vocals

David Nelson – guitar, vocals

Buddy Cage – pedal steel guitar

Stephen Love – bass, guitar, vocals

Patrick Shanahan – drums, vibes, percussion, vocals


Spencer Dryden – percussion

John Hug – guitar

Tom Stern – banjo

Ray Park – fiddle

Tower of Power horn section – horns on "Take a Red"


Jim Ed Norman – producer

Tom Flye – engineer

Steve Fontano – associate engineer

Alex Kashevaroff – assistant engineer

Larry Boden – mastering

George Osaki – art direction

Herb Greene – photography



Marin County Line is the 9th studio album and eleventh album overall by the country rock band the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Released in 1977, it was their third and final album on the MCA Records label.

Marin County Line was the second of two NRPS studio albums to feature Stephen Love on bass guitar. Love wrote all of the songs on side one of the LP. It was also the band's first album with Patrick Shanahan. Shanahan had recently replaced Spencer Dryden as the New Riders' drummer, and Dryden had become the band's manager. Love and Shanahan were both former members of Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band. Also in the NRPS lineup for this album were co-founders John "Marmaduke" Dawson and David Nelson, and long-time member Buddy Cage. A concert performed by this version of the band was released in 2009 as the album Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 12/31/77.

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