G.P./Grievous Angel

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
In the year before his death in the fall of 1973, Gram Parsons recorded two superb solo albums, and Warner Brothers has conveniently reissued them in their entirety on a single compact disc. Since many of the same musicians played on both G.P. released in January of 1973 and Grievous Angel which appeared in stores almost exactly a year later, the two albums flow together quite well as a single set. And while no bonus tracks were added, the booklet features well-written essays on Parsons from John M. Delgatto and Marley Brant, the complete liner notes from both albums, and lyrics for all the songs on the disc which weren't included in the original vinyl issues. While the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
In the year before his death in the fall of 1973, Gram Parsons recorded two superb solo albums, and Warner Brothers has conveniently reissued them in their entirety on a single compact disc. Since many of the same musicians played on both G.P. released in January of 1973 and Grievous Angel which appeared in stores almost exactly a year later, the two albums flow together quite well as a single set. And while no bonus tracks were added, the booklet features well-written essays on Parsons from John M. Delgatto and Marley Brant, the complete liner notes from both albums, and lyrics for all the songs on the disc which weren't included in the original vinyl issues. While the material and performances on G.P. are a shade stronger than on Grievous Angel, both albums have more than their share of pearly moments, and this disc is a treat from start to finish; James Burton's guitar leads are chicken-pickin' at its smartest and most tasteful, Al Perkins' pedal steel is the definitive sound of country & western heartache, fiddler Byron Berline effortlessly reveals how he became one of Nashville's leading session musicians, and Parsons' duets with the young Emmylou Harris are nothing less than sublime. And would anyone who loves either country or rock really want to be without a CD that includes songs like "A Song for You," "The New Soft Shoe," "Big Mouth Blues," "$1,000 Wedding," or "In My Hour of Darkness"? While the definitive Gram Parsons collection has yet to be compiled, G.P./Grievous Angel gives you everything you really need from his solo career, and these 20 performances are among the most influential and satisfying music the genre of country-rock would ever produce.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/1990
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 075992610827
  • Catalog Number: 26108
  • Sales rank: 7,400

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gram Parsons Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Buddy Emmons Pedal Steel Guitar, 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 Jr. 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
Al Perkins Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Stephen Snyder Vibes
Barry & Holly Tashian Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Ron Tutt Drums
N.D. Smart II 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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  • Posted January 3, 2012

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    Alt Country Touchstone

    Gram Parsons called this Cosmic American Music. Many critics claim he was the inventor off country rock. What he created was a blend of blues, country, folk, and gospel. It is miles above what the Eagles passed off as country rock in the 70s.Emmylou Harris and the backup band were stellar. The only criticism I can make is a certain lack of energy. A few more up tempo tunes would have made this a perfect set. For that reason I give it 4 1/2 stars.If you want more rock try his work with The Flying Burrito Brothers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love it

    This is an amazing cd. Got me into country rock. Buy it.

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