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Hot Burritos! The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972
     

Hot Burritos! The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972

by The Flying Burrito Brothers
 
The godfathers of country rock -- and by extension, all of the alt-country movements that have followed -- are finally given their full due on this lovingly annotated, nicely packaged two-CD retrospective. The band's most important albums -- The Gilded Palace of Sin and Burrito Deluxe -- are presented here in their entirety, rife with songs (like "Hot

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The godfathers of country rock -- and by extension, all of the alt-country movements that have followed -- are finally given their full due on this lovingly annotated, nicely packaged two-CD retrospective. The band's most important albums -- The Gilded Palace of Sin and Burrito Deluxe -- are presented here in their entirety, rife with songs (like "Hot Burrito #2" and the hippie-bluegrass anthem "My Uncle") that, even three decades on, manage to sound remarkably fresh. That's a testament to the vision of the late Gram Parsons, who, along with expatriate Byrd Chris Hillman, forged the Burritos into a force that could remake and remodel songs like the soul classic "The Dark End of the Street" and the trucker-speak chestnut "Six Days on the Road" with equal aplomb. While the urgency flags a bit toward the end of this chronologically assembled set, the music on Anthology 1969-1972 is still an invaluable reference for those who've only heard the Burritos in passing -- with the archival material sealing the deal for longtime fans.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There's little question that the double-disc collection Hot Burritos! The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972 is comprehensive, since it contains the entirety of the band's first three albums plus a bevy of rarities, including six songs from Close Up the Honky-Tonks, two cuts from Sleepless Nights, two tracks from The Last of the Red Hot Burritos, the non-LP single "The Train Song," and "Six Days on the Road," originally released on the 1988 collection Farther Along: The Best of the Flying Burrito Brothers. That pretty much covers everything they cut during those four years. Since the Burritos were truly great while Gram Parsons was in the band -- once he left, they were still solid, thanks to Chris Hillman -- this may border on overkill for some listeners, especially since the Parsons years are covered expertly by Farther Along, which contained all but one song from The Gilded Palace of Sin, plus the best songs from Deluxe and rarities and highlights from posthumous releases. For neophytes, that's a better bet, yet the converted will find this quite nice. Apart from "The Train Song," which rarely shows up on collections, there aren't any revelations or even new songs, but there are nice liner notes, great outtakes from the photo shoot for Gilded Palace, and exquisite remastered sound. And, for Parsons fanatics, the Hillman-led Flying Burrito Brothers may seem like a new record, too, since they may have previously overlooked it. So, diehards get all the Parsons material in one place, while neophytes with a serious attention span will be introduced to one of the great bands of the last 25 years of the 20th century -- and, yes, that means it qualifies as definitive.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/2000
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949061029
catalogNumber:
490610
Rank:
6034

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Performance Credits

Flying Burrito Brothers   Primary Artist
Chris Hillman   Bass
Bob Gibson   Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Mike Deasy   Guitar
Rick Roberts   Guitar
Earl Ball   Piano
Roger Bush   Acoustic Bass
Michael Clarke   Drums
Bernie Leadon   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Electric Guitar
Perkins   Pedal Steel Guitar
Kenny Wertz   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo

Technical Credits

Chris Hillman   Composer
Joe Maphis   Composer
Gram Parsons   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
Jim Dickson   Producer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Bernie Leadon   Composer
Chips Moman   Composer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Deanie Parker   Composer
Wayne Kemp   Composer
James Weaver   Composer
Max Fidler   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Goldberg   Composer
R. Lee   Composer

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