Before Time Began
The New Riders Of The Purple Sage / David NelsonInitial release : 1986
The first NRPS album on Relix comprises half archive material from the earliest NRPS recordings and half backward tapes made by David Nelson. Garcia, Hart and Lesh play on four of the tracks and also possibly on two other tracks.
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Garcia definitely appears on the first four tracks on which the musicians are;
Their first NRPS recording session, with the original line-up of John Dawson, David Nelson, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart, was in November 1969. The first four songs on this release are from that session.
Tracks 5 and 6 are from an earlier recording seesion in July 1968 by John Dawson 'with the help of Garcia and some members of Doug Sahm's group.'
Tracks 7 to 12 are experimental, backwards tracks made by David Nelson.
David Nelson's liner notes, Something Old, Something Weird ... a feeble explanation of Before Time Began, give more information about the both the recording sessions and the backwards tracks.
Henry and Cecilia were included on;