Mastered by Bob Irwin, Cut by Kevin Gray & Pressed at RTI
The third LP from the nudie-suit wearing father of country-rock Michael Nesmith, Nevada Fighter completes a trilogy of LPs by the one time Monkee and the First National Band, augmented by members of Elvis' ‘70s touring band and other Wrecking Crew heroes. "Nevada Fighter" – a hit single in 1971 – is included, as is the definitive version of Nez's signature song, "Propinquity." 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 and John Ware – who had disbanded before release) with guest musicians such as James Burton, Ron Tutt, Joe Osborn and Glen D. Hardin. It 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 serving as his fourth and final post-Monkees chart hit. The title track was also a charting single in April 1971. 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 collectible that was never reissued in its original form. It is available again on colored vinyl from Sundazed for the first time since the 1970's. Mastered by Bob Irwin, cut by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI.