G.P./Grievous Angel

G.P./Grievous Angel

by Gram ParsonsGram Parsons


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Cult legend Gram Parsons pioneered the then-unprecedented fusion of country and rock during his stints with the International Submarine Band, the Byrds, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. By the time he made this pair of now classic solo albums -- both of which were recorded in the year prior to his 1973 death -- the artist had honed his approach into a deeply expressive vehicle for his singular singing and songwriting talents. Parsons's haunting vision of cosmic American music reaches its fruition here, on such bittersweet originals as "She," "A Song for You," "$1000 Wedding," and "In My Hour of Darkness," and on such lighter-hearted yet emotionally resonant fare as "Big Mouth Blues" and "I Can't Dance." Both albums -- which feature such noted collaborators as Parsons protégée and future star Emmylou Harris, legendary guitarist James Burton, fiddler Byron Berline, and ex-Burritos steel guitarist Al Perkins -- still transcend time and genre to pack a sadly beautiful punch that Parsons's present-day acolytes would do well to emulate.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/1990
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0075992610827
catalogNumber: 26108
Rank: 14260

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gram Parsons   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Emmons   Pedal Steel Guitar
Emmylou Harris   Vocals
Alan Munde   Banjo
Linda Ronstadt   Background Vocals
James Burton   Dobro,Electric Guitar
Kim Fowley   Background Vocals
Rick Grech   Bass
Tom Bahler   Background Vocals
Harold Battiste   Baritone Saxophone
Byron Berline   Fiddle,Mandolin
Glen D. Hardin   Organ,Piano
Sam Goldstein   Drums
Mitch Gordon   Background Vocals
Emory Gordy   Bass
John Guerin   Drums
Ron Hicklin   Background Vocals
Bernie Leadon   Dobro,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Lewis Morford   Background Vocals
Herb Pedersen   Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Perkins   Pedal Steel Guitar
Stephen Snyder   Vibes
Barry & Holly Tashian   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Ron Tutt   Drums
N.D. Smart   Drums
John Conrad   Bass
Jane Doe   Background Vocals
Joe Doe   Background Vocals
Phil Kaufman   Background Vocals
Ed Tickner   Background Vocals
Barry Tashian   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Snyder   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Gram Parsons   Composer,Producer
Rick Grech   Composer,Producer
Joyce Ann Allsup   Composer
Ed Barton   Engineer
Glen D. Hardin   Director
John Delgato   Liner Notes
Marley Brant   Liner Notes
Hugh Davies   Engineer,Remixing

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