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5.0 out of 5 stars It's all here!
I'm going to put it simply: This is the single most essential Gram Parsons release. It's also the only GP compilation to ever span his entire career (with the exception of some early folk recordings).
For those unwilling to buy multiple compilations featuring Gram's music(including a pricey Byrds box set), this is the best place to get the cream of the crop.
Published on October 16, 2001 by T. Schmidt
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3.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete
For a guy who died so young, Gram made a lot of music and was an incalculable influence on future musicians. He moved fast, and that makes it hard to put together a compilation. This one is a good effort, but like most comps it skips my favorite song (in this case, Big Mouth Blues).
The great bulk of this 2-disc set is available on 4 discs: The 2fer edition of...
Published on October 4, 2005 by A guy from Philly
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS ONE HAS IT ALL!,
This review is from: Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: Anthology (Audio CD)After reviewing all of the available Gram Parsons music out there, I chose this one, and am glad I did. It covers his all-too-brief career from beginning to end, from International Submarine Band to Flying Burrito Brothers to his great numbers with Emmy Lou Harris. The accompanying booklet tells the whole story of his many collaborations (he was truly a collaborative musician); hard not to be wistful about "what might have been", but it's a remarkable body of work - and lasting legacy - for someone who died at 26! If you like to sing and play Gram's music (which I do) this is a great choice, since it has mostly original arrangements so they help to learn the songs, but it's been in my car CD player a lot since it arrived. Those of you who are Gram fanatics already most likely have all of this already, but I highly recommend this collection to those who know some of Gram's work and want to know more - and know more about the musicians that were a key part of his work. An excellent Gram Parsons and Friends Primer!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music!,
This review is from: Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: Anthology (Audio CD)I bought this after reading "Twenty Thousand Roads". I was not disapppointed. Great music.
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS NOW!.,
This review is from: Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: Anthology (Audio CD)This is the absolute best compilation of Gram's work. EVERY song is awesome and it is FULL of cool stuff to read and see. Great photos and behind-the-songs information. You will NOT be disappointed with this set. I promise you. He invented this kind of "country" - in my opinion.If youre looking for his work with the International Submarine Band and the Flying Burrito Bros. THIS is a good start....or ...just a good bunch of songs to have. God Bless Gram Parsons!
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply put,
This review is from: Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: Anthology (Audio CD)Gram Parsons is a god. Buy this album now. Complete album is unbelievable. BUY IT!
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Older Guys,
This review is from: Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: Anthology (Audio CD)"Older Guys" by Gram and the Burritos doesn't really sound like him.
The song rocks and it shows that what Chris Hillman said in the liner notes to this albue was true. Gram Parsons did not leave behind a huge body of work but what he did leave behind was prime.
3 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars old music for new heads,
This review is from: Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: Anthology (Audio CD)I ride a Harley.
Can't explain to most people what that's like but, then with music and this guy in particular, it's kinda the same.
I placed the cd into the machine, buying after seeing a tv programme here in the UK about the so called 'alternative country scene'...
Now I understand...
The CD is sad and the singers story is very dis-heartening-- Maybe I am getting older- maybe I don't want to hear pop music.
...Buy it because as a 'white' guy singing about 'black' times, this music is better from an underground than an overground!
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