The final installment in Michael Nesmith's American Trilogy, Nevada Fighter chronicles not only our great nation, but the fragmentation of his First National Band. Recorded from August 1970 through January of 1971, the album augments the original band's line-up (Red Rhodes, John London & John Ware who had disbanded before release) with guest musicians such as James Burton, Ron Tutt, Joe Osborn & Glen D. Hardin.
The album revisits one of Nesmith's earliest compositions "Propinquity (I've Just Begun To Care)", which was penned back in 1965 prior to Nesmith becoming a Monkee, ultimately producing Nesmith's fourth and final post-Monkees chart hit. The album's title track, "Nevada Fighter" was also a charting single in April 1971, reaching #70. The album's first side is all Nesmith originals, while side two features covers of Harry Nilsson, Bob Wills, and others. Issued in May 1971, Nevada Fighter became another collectable that was never reissued in its original form. It is now pressed on White vinyl from Sundazed.
"...This trilogy from 1970-71 forms a magnificent whole...These LPs are stellar on every level: musicians of the highest order, including pedal steel maven Red Rhodes and pianist Glen D Hardin, and songs that deserve hit status: 'Joanne', 'Listen To the Band' and 'Silver Moon'. Even the few covers are inspired...So don't miss these this time around - OK?" - Ken Kessler, www.hifinews.co.uk, Yearbook 2018, Rated 95/100 Sound Quality!
• White Vinyl
1. Grand Ennui
2. Propinquity (I've Just Begun To Care)
3. Here I Am
4. Only Bound
5. Nevada Fighter
1. Texas Morning
2. Tumbling Tumbleweeds
3. I Looked Away