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Grievous Angel

Gram Parsons

Released on February 24, 2009 by Rhino - Warner Bros.

Main artist: Gram Parsons

Genre: Country

Distinctions: The Qobuz Ideal Discography (June 2012)

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Album : 1 disk - 9 tracks Total length : 00:36:42

  1. 1 Return of the Grievous Angel (Remastered Version)

    Earl Montgomery, Writer - Bernie Leadon, Acoustic Guitar - Glen D. Hardin, Piano - Gram Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Al Perkins, Pedal Steel Guitar - Emory Gordy, Bass - LEE HERSCHBERG, Digital Masterer - James Burton, Electric Guitar - Byron Berline, Fiddle - Herb Pederson, Acoustic Guitar - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals - Thomas Brown, Writer - Ronnie Tutt, Drums - Hugh Davies, Mixer, Engineer Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  2. 2 Hearts on Fire (Remastered Version)

    Bernie Leadon, Electric Guitar - Glen D. Hardin, Piano - Gram Parsons, Lyricist, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, MainArtist - Al Perkins, Pedal Steel Guitar - Emory Gordy, Bass - LEE HERSCHBERG, Digital Masterer - Herb Pederson, Acoustic Guitar - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals - Hugh Davies, Mixer, Engineer - N.D. Smart II, Drums - Steve Snyder, Vibes - Tom Guidera, Composer, Lead Vocals, Writer - Walter Egan, Composer, Lyricist, Writer Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  3. 3 I Can't Dance (Remastered Version)

    Glen D. Hardin, Piano - Gram Parsons, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Al Perkins, Pedal Steel Guitar - Emory Gordy, Bass - LEE HERSCHBERG, Digital Masterer - James Burton, Electric Guitar - Herb Pederson, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals - Tom T Hall, Composer, Lyricist - Ronnie Tutt, Drums - Hugh Davies, Mixer, Engineer Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  4. 4 Brass Buttons (Remastered Version)

    Glen D. Hardin, Piano - Gram Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Al Perkins, Pedal Steel Guitar - Emory Gordy, Bass - LEE HERSCHBERG, Digital Masterer - James Burton, Electric Guitar - Herb Pederson, Acoustic Guitar - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals - Ronnie Tutt, Drums - Hugh Davies, Mixer, Engineer Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  5. 5 $1000 Wedding (Remastered Version)

    Glen D. Hardin, Piano - Gram Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Al Perkins, Pedal Steel Guitar - Emory Gordy, Bass - LEE HERSCHBERG, Digital Masterer - James Burton, Electric Guitar - Herb Pederson, Acoustic Guitar - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals - Ronnie Tutt, Drums - Hugh Davies, Mixer, Engineer Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  6. 6 Medley Live From Northern Quebec [A] Cash On The Barrelhead [B] Hickory Wind

    Kim Fowley, Background Vocals - Glen D. Hardin, Piano - Gram Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Al Perkins, Pedal Steel Guitar - Emory Gordy, Bass - LEE HERSCHBERG, Digital Masterer - James Burton, Electric Guitar - Byron Berline, Mandolin, Fiddle - Herb Pederson, Acoustic Guitar - Charlie Louvin, Composer, Lyricist - Ira Louvin, Composer, Lyricist - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals - Ronnie Tutt, Drums - Hugh Davies, Mixer, Engineer - Bob Buchanon, Composer, Lyricist - Joe Doe, Background Vocals - Ed Tickner, Background Vocals - Jane Doe, Background Vocals - Phil Kaufman, Background Vocals Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  7. 7 Love Hurts (Remastered Version)

    Glen D. Hardin, Piano - Gram Parsons, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Al Perkins, Pedal Steel Guitar - Emory Gordy, Bass - LEE HERSCHBERG, Digital Masterer - Boudleaux Bryant, Writer - James Burton, Electric Guitar - Herb Pederson, Acoustic Guitar - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals - Ronnie Tutt, Drums - Hugh Davies, Mixer, Engineer Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  8. 8 Ooh Las Vegas (Remastered Version)

    Glen D. Hardin, Piano - Gram Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Al Perkins, Pedal Steel Guitar - Emory Gordy, Bass - LEE HERSCHBERG, Digital Masterer - James Burton, Electric Guitar - Herb Pederson, Acoustic Guitar - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals - Ronnie Tutt, Drums - Hugh Davies, Mixer, Engineer - Rik Grech, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  9. 9 In My Hour of Darkness (Remastered Version)

    Bernie Leadon, Slide Guitar - Glen D. Hardin, Piano - Gram Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Al Perkins, Pedal Steel Guitar - Emory Gordy, Bass - Linda Ronstadt, Background Vocals - LEE HERSCHBERG, Digital Masterer - James Burton, Electric Guitar - Byron Berline, Fiddle - Herb Pederson, Acoustic Guitar - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Composer, Lyricist, Vocals - Hugh Davies, Mixer, Engineer - N.D. Smart II, Drums Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

About

Gram Parsons fondness for drugs and high living are said to have been catching up with him while he was recording Grievous Angel, and sadly he wouldn't live long enough to see it reach record stores, dying from a drug overdose in the fall of 1973. This album is a less ambitious and unified set than his solo debut, but that's to say that G.P. was a great album while Grievous Angel was instead a very, very good one. Much of the same band that played on his solo debut were brought back for this set, and they perform with the same effortless grace and authority (especially guitarist James Burton and fiddler Byron Berline). If Parsons was slowing down a bit as a songwriter, he still had plenty of gems on hand from more productive days, such as "Brass Buttons" and "Hickory Wind (which wasn't really recorded live in Northern Quebec; that's just Gram and the band ripping it up live in the studio, with a handful of friends whooping it up to create honky-tonk atmosphere). He also proved to be a shrewd judge of other folks material as always; Tom T. Hall's "I Can't Dance" is a strong barroom rocker, and everyone seems to be having a great time on The Louvin Brothers's "Cash on the Barrelhead." As a vocal duo, Parsons and Emmylou Harris only improved on this set, turning in a version of "Love Hurts" so quietly impassioned and delicately beautiful that it's enough to make you forget Roy Orbison ever recorded it. And while he didn't plan on it, Parsons could hardly have picked a better closing gesture than "In My Hour of Darkness." Grievous Angel may not have been the finest work of his career, but one would be hard pressed to name an artist who made an album this strong only a few weeks before their death -- or at any time of their life, for that matter. ~ Mark Deming

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