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The Gilded Palace Of Sin & Burrito Deluxe Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered
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The first album, Gilded Palace of Sin, is regarded as a landmark album in the evolution of country-rock, almost as important as Sweethearts of the rodeo. Despite the label country rock, this album actually contains a few soulful ballads. On this album, the group comprised Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman, Sneeky Pete Kleinow and Chris Ethridge. Most of the songs are originals, though the album also includes brilliant covers of Dark end of the street and Do right woman.
Even if you haven't heard the Flying Burrito Brothers before, you may be familiar with some of the songs, particularly because Emmylou Harris (a staunch fan of Gram's music) has covered some of these songs � her versions of Wheels and Sin city can be found on her Elite Hotel album. The album begins with the rocking Christine's tune (sometimes titled Devil in disguise, but that confuses it with the Elvis song of that title). Other great tracks here include Juanita and the two Hot Burrito songs.
Burrito Deluxe does not match the exceptional standard of Gilded palace of sin, but it is a far better album than some people would have you believe, and its style is very different. The soulful ballads are gone (apart from Image of me), replaced by rock'n'roll � but that's fine by me. The album was difficult to record, partly because Gram became a bit wayward and partly because of further line-up changes. Chris Ethridge had left, replaced by Bernie Leadon (who went on to greater fame as a member of the Eagles) and Michael Clarke.Read more ›
Featuring two rhythm guitarists, a steel pedal guitar, and a bassist, along with four session drummers, 'Gilded Palace...' was inclined to sound like nothing previously known in rock parlance. The band walked the line between country and rock, more often emphasizing the country in tunes such as 'Do Right Woman', with it's tight harmonies and sweet steel guitar courtesy of Sneeky Pete Kleinow, and 'Do You Know How It Feels'. Most of the lyrics pursue traditional country music themes, such as love lost ('Hot Burrito #1) with it's Byrd-like chiming guitar sound, or religion, such as a trio of songs from 'Burrito Deluxe', 'Farther Along' ("we'll all understand it in the by and by"), 'God's Own Singer', and 'In the Churchyard'.Read more ›
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Some of the very best of the Alt. Folk Rock genre. Makes it very clear that Gram Parsons was one of the extremely talented and innovative artists like Buddy Holly lived such a... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I can not believe that I waited so long to buy. My older brother had the cassette in 1981. Excellent album. The BURRITO version of WILD HORSES is worth the purchase.Published 4 months ago by Stephen Crenshaw
Gotta love Gram! Gram was a junkie ahead of his time. Fun for the whole family~!Published 9 months ago by bob drobneck