New Riders Of The Purple Sage’s 1972 Lyceum Concert Set For Official Release

Preview 'Lyceum '72' with "Louisiana Lady."

By Nate Todd Aug 8, 2022 10:17 am PDT

New Riders of The Purple Sage will issue a live album, Lyceum ‘72, on September 23 via Omnivore Records. NRPS previewed the previously unreleased material documenting their opening set for the Grateful Dead on their final stop on the famed Europe ‘72 Tour with the single, “Louisiana Lady.”

The Grateful Dead’s final engagement on their Europe ‘72 Tour came in the form of a four-night stand at London’s Lyceum Theatre which saw Dead collaborators New Riders of The Purple Sage led by John Dawson opening up. Grateful Dead tour manager Sam Cutler recalled the run ending on May 26 in his liner notes for NRPS’ Lyceum ’72:

“The last night of the Grateful Dead’s 1972 European tour was memorable for a host of reasons, and prime amongst them, was the fun fact that the whole extended musical ‘family’ of the Grateful Dead was reunited at the London gig in the Lyceum Ballroom just off the Strand….”

Noted Grateful Dead engineers Betty Cantor, Janet Furman, Bob Matthews, Rosie (McGee), and Wizard captured New Riders Of The Purple Sage’s Lyceum ‘72 set — as well as all of the Grateful Dead’s storied Europe ‘72 Tour — on a 16-track recording machine. The tape was mixed by current Grateful Dead engineer Jeffrey Norman and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer David Glasser. NRPS archivist, SiriusXM producer and host of the Grateful Dead Channel Rob Bleetstein prepped New Riders’ Lyceum ‘72 for release.

Preview NRPS’ Lyceum ‘72 below with “Louisiana Lady” as well as an album trailer:

Louisiana Lady

Trailer

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Lyceum ’72 Tracklist:

  1. Leaving On Her Mind
  2. Whatcha Gonna Do
  3. Hello Mary Lou
  4. Lochinvar
  5. Truck Drivin’ Man
  6. Glendale Train
  7. California Day
  8. Duncan And Brady
  9. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
  10. I Don’t Need No Doctor
  11. Rainbow
  12. Connection
  13. Sailin’
  14. Dirty Business
  15. Last Lonely Eagle
  16. Louisiana Lady
  17. Honky Tonk Women
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