Georgia Peach

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
The spirit of Gram Parsons hovers all about Georgia Peach. For starters, an audio clip of his voice introduces "She Once Lived Here." The album title represents both Parsons' nickname and initials. The lineup features Burrito Brothers alums Gib Guilbeau on fiddle and pedal steel virtuoso Sneaky Pete Kleinow, along with project instigator and sometime Burrito Tommy Spurlock on guitar/pedal steel/vocals. And not least, the languorous sound of the music -- rooted in '50s and '60s mainstream country styles but reflecting a degree of existential distance on the part of the performers -- evokes the cool, restrained ambiance of the Byrds' Parsons-inspired landmark, Sweetheart ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
The spirit of Gram Parsons hovers all about Georgia Peach. For starters, an audio clip of his voice introduces "She Once Lived Here." The album title represents both Parsons' nickname and initials. The lineup features Burrito Brothers alums Gib Guilbeau on fiddle and pedal steel virtuoso Sneaky Pete Kleinow, along with project instigator and sometime Burrito Tommy Spurlock on guitar/pedal steel/vocals. And not least, the languorous sound of the music -- rooted in '50s and '60s mainstream country styles but reflecting a degree of existential distance on the part of the performers -- evokes the cool, restrained ambiance of the Byrds' Parsons-inspired landmark, Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Blend in some redoubtable guest artists -- the Band's Garth Hudson, Barry Bales of Union Station, and fierce traditionalists Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, along with Nudie suit–clad newcomer Willie Watson -- and Georgia Peach insinuates itself into the bloodstream in a subtle but profound way. Watson serves up the right measure of Parsons-style heartache and yearning in his plaintive voice to make an impact singing two GP monuments, "Wheels" and a spooky, dirgelike version of "Hickory Wind" that gains considerable atmosphere from Hudson's eerie, flutelike keyboard noodlings and Welch's ghostly harmonies. The deeply felt love song "Bluest Brown Eyes" lands at the junction of Bakersfield and New Traditionalism, with its haunting melody and languid rhythm energized by some robust guitar fills. Georgia Peach may not have been the most anticipated album of the year, but it's going to wind up being one of the best.
All Music Guide - Robert L. Doerschuk
In the thirty-plus years that bridge Gram Parsons' departure from the Burrito Brothers and the release of Georgia Peach, tributes to the late cosmic country pioneer seemed to sprout with each new season. This one stands out for its reunion of Burrito alumni and inclusion of younger acolytes. The result is a mixture of weathered nostalgia and fresh but reverent spirit, all of which illustrates just how distinctive this movement once was. By modern standards, the playing here is a little stiff; the pedal steel glissandi of "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow are almost arthritic, compared with the mercurial virtuosity of his many protégés. But the old master's textural sweetenings, which faintly betray their psychedelic heritage, make the case that faster and slicker doesn't necessarily mean better. That point is driven home on "Hickory Wind," which the brilliant Garth Hudson animates with organic, tactile keyboard fills that no one else could possibly have conceived, especially in this era of frozen samples and preset sounds. These details hark toward a more subtle quality that wafts throughout Georgia Peach, something that feels the way a blend of incense and mesquite might have smelled one night long ago at the Armadillo World Headquarters or outside the Palomino in L.A. In the words and rhythm of "Wheels," and even in "G.P.," the somewhat maudlin Parsons eulogy that concludes the album, Georgia Peach leaves us at the end of the trail once blazed by the Burritos and their brethren, surrounded by ghosts and empty space, far from the gridlock where mainstream country music now sits and waits.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2003
  • Label: LAMON RECORDS
  • UPC: 093681029927
  • Catalog Number: 10299

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wheels - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (2:55)
  2. 2 Secret of Life - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (3:28)
  3. 3 Cash on the Barrel Head - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (2:45)
  4. 4 Hickory Wind - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (4:25)
  5. 5 Bluest Brown Eyes - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (2:46)
  6. 6 She's Still the Queen - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (3:37)
  7. 7 Streets of Baltimore - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (3:08)
  8. 8 Call It Love - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (4:03)
  9. 9 Christine's Tune (A.K.A. Devil in Disguise) - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (3:06)
  10. 10 Old Memories - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (2:44)
  11. 11 She Once Lived Here - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (4:20)
  12. 12 Louisiana - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (4:06)
  13. 13 Feels Like a Heartache to Me - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (2:36)
  14. 14 G.P. - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Burrito Deluxe Primary Artist
Carlton Moody Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Glen Duncan Fiddle
Sneaky Pete Kleinow Steel Guitar
Barry Bales Bass, Vocals
Jim Ed Brown Keyboards
Anthony Crawford Vocals
Denise Draper Vocals
John Gardner Drums
Gib Guilbeau Fiddle, Vocals
Randy Hardison Drums
Garth Hudson Keyboards
Tommy Spurlock Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar
David Vaught Bass
Glenn Worf Bass
Don Rigsby Vocals
Gillian Welch Vocals
David Rawlings Vocals
Rick Lonow Drums, Vocals
Willie Watson Vocals
Critter Fuqua Vocals
Technical Credits
Jim Messina Composer
Gram Parsons Introduction
Voytek Kochanek Engineer
Tommy Spurlock Producer, Engineer
David Vaught Engineer
Jim Falzone Mastering
R. Lonow Composer
B. Crain Composer
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