NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE (a WCF original, # 1010) + GRATEFUL DEAD – FELT FORUM – DEC. 5 1971 (a WCF original, # 101)

NROTPS NR 10 10 II

NROTPS NR 10 10

 

 

Released in 1972, as taped of a somewhat gritty FM radio broadcast taped at NYC’s Felt Forum on 5 December, 1971 (one of four nights at this venue) with NROTPS supporting the Grateful Dead.

Side A, track 2 is incorrectly titled. I don’t know the correct name but here is a link to listen to the full broadcast: https://archive.org/details/nrps1971-12-05.shnf

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Grateful Dead Felt Forum

Also exists with printed red “Laurie” labels, probably a nod to the 1950’s US record label (I don’t have a good image of this).

Grateful Dead Felt Forum yel lbl

Above, more incorrect track names, I guess the good folks at WCF weren’t hardcore Dead Heads.

The correct track list is:

A1 Brown Eyed Women
A2 Muddy Water
A3 Jack Straw
A4 Tennessee Jed
B1 Mr. Charlie
B2 El Paso
B3 Comes A Time
B4 One More Saturday Night
B5 Mexicali Blues

Strangely, HOT WACKS used to list this title under “CBMJ”. I have never seen a CBM copy of this title, in fact I know of only two GD titles on CBM: high time in old town (CBM 1020) and a Shalom labeled copy of the Mammary/TMOQ LP recorded LIVE in concert

Matrix: 101 A / B (shared with the Beatles – LAST LIVE SHOW release)

Link to the broadcast tape: https://archive.org/details/gd71-12-05.prefm.miller.3391.sbeok.shnf

For in depth reading: http://deadsources.blogspot.com/search?q=Felt+Forum

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Reissue of the NROTPS album 1973/4 in a folder style cover featuring an image of the performer(s) on the back:

NROTPS RE

NROTPS RE b

And the equivalent for the Dead album:

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This release became even more popular in the mid-70’s with this reissue ca. ’75/6 with a deluxe b&w cover :

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There is also a fake Impossible Recordworks version (IMP8101):

Grateful Dead Karma City

This and the next WCF release DARK STAR were reissued (copied?) in this format on Karma City labels.

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The Perfect Quality label seems to have copied WCF/Berkeley’s album as disc 2 of this double album in the mid-1970’s (matrix #’s: 401-A/B/C/D):

Grateful Dead Double Dead

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Finally, it was reissued as a picture disc by the same outfit that produced the Beatles Sweet Apple Trax volumes as picture discs, ca. 1979 (matrix: 101 A/B):

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All/most of the radio broadcast were made available in the late 1980’s on a European triple set

GD Felt 3

and on a 2015 unofficial 3 CD release. The shows from the 6th & 7th were officially released on CD in 2017.

 

 

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4 comments
  1. YesDays said:

    I believe the track mistitled as “Why Did She Have To Leave” is probably “Fair Chance To Know”. A John Dawson tune that the band never released as a studio recording. Only on live releases. Thanks.

  2. chris said:

    I am starting to think that WCF and Berkley Recs belonged to the same person (s). Am I right ?

    • YesDays said:

      Hi, Chris. Yes, there was apparently a very direct connection between the two.

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