“The Best of New Riders of the Purple Sage” is an album by the country rock band the New Riders of the Purple Sage. It contains a selection of songs that had previously appeared on the band’s first seven albums, which were recorded between 1971 and 1975.
For the curious country rocker or the casual fan, “The Best of New Riders of the Purple Sage” delivers on its title. For the more dedicated disciples of New Riders, we have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that for some reason, the epically funny (and catchy as hell) “Lonesome L.A. Cowboy” is strangely absent here.
Compilation. LP. Columbia PC 34367. VG*****