New Riders of the Purple Sage

Where I Come From: Radio Mixes & Live Bonus

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Originally intended by Woodstock Records only to be a promotional release for radio stations, but then sold commercially on a limited basis, this disc is an addendum to the New Riders of the Purple Sage's 2009 studio album Where I Come From. It contains "radio mixes" of three songs from that album, the title song, "Barracuda Moon," and "Higher." The chief difference is that each is presented in a shorter edit. There are two previously unreleased live performances: the group-composed instrumental "Pour House Jelly" and "Let It Grow" (the latter an original by group member Michael Falzarano). Woodstock Records labelmate Professor Louie has overdubbed a Hammond organ track onto both of these recordings. The CD concludes with four old favorites -- "Louisiana Lady," "Peggy O," "Truck Driving Man," and "Dirty Business" -- that were featured on the home video Live at Turkey Trot Acres, but were left off of the bonus CD that was packaged with the DVD for space reasons. Taken together, this material gives a good sense of the latter day New Riders, live and in the studio, in the mid- to late 2000s, revealing an excellent country-rock jam band with some effective new material.

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