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Sin City: The Very Best of [Original recording remastered]

The Flying Burrito BrothersAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 16, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000069HM6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,660 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Christine's Tune
2. Sin City
3. Do Right Woman
4. Dark End Of The Street
5. My Uncle
6. Wheels
7. Juanita
8. Hot Burrito #1
9. Hot Burrito #2
10. Do You Know How It Feels?
11. Hippie Boy
12. The Train Song
13. Lazy Days
14. Image Of Me
15. High Fashion Queen
16. If You Gotta Go
17. Man In The Fog
18. Farther Along
19. Older Guys
20. Cody, Cody
See all 25 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

25 classic tracks, includes every track from Gilded Palace Of Sin and Burrito Deluxe. Includes the studio version of 'Six Days On The Road' and 'Close Up The Honky-Tonks.' 96k/24-bit mastered from the original master tapes. 2002.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best currently available FBB retrospective March 23, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I'm quite perplexed by all of the negative reviews of this CD. I suppose if one has purchased the music before, this set may not offer anything in the way of new tracks. However, if you don't already own any Flying Burrito Brothers discs this CD is a welcome alternative to the two disc anthology. The sound quality is also excellent. This single disc contains Gilded Palace of Sin and Burrito Deluxe in the entirey. Two other FBB w/ Parsons tracks are thrown in for good measure. In other words, Sin City is loaded with great material. The Flying Burrito Brothers are more than a hip name drop and influential band. The music is great in and of itself. I honestly can't really tell the difference between country and country-rock but Sin City certainly has more "country" than anything that offer that genre has to offer these days. The bottom line: if you are looking for a single disc to definitively showcase the Flying Burrito Brothers in their heyday this is the way to go.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two for One! July 23, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Finally! I can get both of the REAL Flying Burrito Brothers albums on one CD with decent mastering. The mastering of Burrito Deluxe in the original issue was especially bad. When they came out the the 2 CD Anthology I was tempted to buy it for the remastering alone...but I didn't want to pay [$$]for a bunch of songs that were recorded after Gram left. Well this is the answer to my prayers...great 24-bit remastering and both CDs together in their entirety. Thanks!
This is the prefect companion to the 2-for-one CD release of Gram's two solo albums. 2 CDs and you get 4 of the most important albums in popular music. Can't beat that with a stick...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST FBB CD December 7, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
All the tracks of "Gilded Palace of Sin" and "Burrito Deluxe" and a few extra non-album tracks, all on one CD. This makes the twofer "Gilded Palace of Sin/Burrito Deluxe" redundant. If you really want the Rick Roberts tracks, then get the two disc Burritos anthology. But if, like myself, you're not a big Rick Roberts fan, this is the one. "Here Tonight," the only great Rick Roberts era song in my opinion is also on the Gene Clark album "Roadmaster." If you want that song, get Roadmaster, not the Burritos Anthology. Yeah, if you already own most of the tracks, there's no reason to get this, but, if you don't, then seriously, get this one. Or, you might consider the Gram Parsons anthology.

But, in my opinion, you're better off with "Sin City," the Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" (the Parsons anthology only has the tracks with Parsons vocals, but the rest of the album is excellent as well) and "GP/Grievous Angel," to make your Burritos/Parsons/Byrds collection complete.

So yeah- if you're looking at this item, you're probably a Parsons/Burritos fan, or you want to become a Parsons/Burritos fan, and so, you want to buy a good Parsons/Burritos CD. If that is so, then you should seriously consider buying this CD.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gimme a Break November 21, 2004
Format:Audio CD
First off, I don't have this.

So you might wonder what qualifies me to write this review. Well, I do have "Hot Burritos!", the 2-CD Flying Burrito Bros. anthology, and frankly it's too much. "Farther Along," an earlier single-CD best-of, left off "My Uncle" and "Hippie Boy" from the landmark "The Gilded Palace of Sin". Disc 2 of "Hot Burritos!" has a couple decent outtakes from the group's last sessions with Gram Parsons - two of which are included here - but the rest comprises the Gram-less self-titled third album and other ephemera. I rarely pull out the second disc. Ergo, this is easily the best Burritos comp on the market, since it comprises all the essential stuff from the "real" Burrito Brothers, i.e. the lineup that included Gram Parsons. Some folks complain that it's yet another repackaging of the same old tracks. Well, that's certainly true, but it's the best one yet, and anyway this compilation isn't intended for people who already have these songs. Get "Sin City" and the Reprise two-fer "GP/Grievous Angel" and you've got yourself a damn fine Gram Parsons overview. Parsons didn't invent country-rock, which is if anything an even more redundant categorization that "folk-rock," but he was the only country-rocker with a natural affinity and connection for both genres; the hybrid came as naturally to him as breathing. I should note, too, that the Flying Burrito Brothers was a group with two frontmen, the other being fellow ex-Byrd Chris Hillman. Their collaboration (both in songwriting and performing, as evinced by their wonderful harmonies here) resulted in one brilliant LP and a rather less excellent follow-up, both of which are contained in their entirety here. If you want to know where everybody from the Eagles to Wilco came from, this is the place to start.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Twofer Album Package of Gram Parsons May 1, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The title says "the very best of" The Flying Burrito Brothers, but at first I wanted to nitpick that it was simply the two albums Gram Parsons recorded while a member. After much repeat listenings, however, I'm inclined to believe that this really is the best of the Burritos. And that's because this set delivers.

After leaving the Byrds in 1968, Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons examined their shared love of country music, albeit through the lens of warped psychelica and rock music that was the byproduct of their times. As a debut offering, "The Gilded Palace of Sin" (the first 11 tracks) is everything a debut should be: eye-openind, breathtaking, masterful and enjoyable. With such stand-outs (and should-be-standards if they're not already) like "Christine's Tune", "My Uncle", and "Hot Burrito #1" and "Hot Burrito #2", the Brothers stake their own unique claim on rock-meets-country. It's a satisfying stew that is only emphasized further by such covers as "Dark End of The Street", and great originals from Hillman and Parsons like "Sin City". Simply put, there is not a bad track on this album.

Which makes the follow-up effort (after "The Train Song", this constitutes the next ten or eleven tracks) suffer by comparison. After starting off strong with "Lazy Days", the album entitled "Burrito Deluxe" simply doesn't come across with the same power as the debut. I'm sure in time I'll learn to enjoy the album on its own merits, but I can't help but feel that "Burrito Deluxe" suffers by being included here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best of the "Flying Burrito Brothers" CD
Published on November 7, 2008 by Gary Covington
5.0 out of 5 stars These songs changed my life
The first time I heard the Flying Burrito Brothers I realized this was something new and terrific. Today I get the same excitement listening to the fresh beginnings of the whole... Read more
Published on January 3, 2007 by D. Montgomery
5.0 out of 5 stars This music is unknown and terrific
DO NOT pay any attention to the people who criticize this cd as a bad repackaging. It is the best deal for FBB music that I have seen, and all on one disc!! Read more
Published on February 17, 2005 by tupac wayne gacy
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't know what they've done to be treated this way...
Let's see if we can figure this out... the import _Gilded Palace/Burrito Deluxe_ twofer is very similar to this disc, but costs more and has three fewer tracks.... Read more
Published on September 4, 2004 by marco22
4.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the negative reviews
Yeah, if you already own this stuff on CD this 2002 collection offers nothing new. But if you are just getting interested in the Burritos this is a fine place to start with... Read more
Published on March 16, 2004 by georgia_expat
4.0 out of 5 stars Sin City Special
Formed by ex-Byrds Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman in 1968, the Flying Burrito Brothers helped to bridge the gap between country and rock audiences at a time when youth felt that... Read more
Published on March 12, 2004 by Erik North
4.0 out of 5 stars A great single disc collection.
I must say, if people don't like yet another collection of the same songs, don't buy it. But why not have more choice. Read more
Published on October 21, 2003 by H3@+h
1.0 out of 5 stars Improved sound is minimal
The sound quality may be slightly better than usual, but it's not enough to warrant buying the same material again.
Published on January 5, 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally, Parsons-era Burritos soundin' good!
Hold on there, everyone. Yes, it is absolutely shameless the way labels are constantly reissuing and remastering the same material to sell it to us over and over. Read more
Published on October 8, 2002 by VDub
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