Sleepless Nights

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Three years after Gram Parsons' untimely death, his frequent duet partner Emmylou Harris helped arrange for the release of this collection of outtakes -- three songs he cut with Harris for his final solo album Grievous Angel in 1973, and nine others recorded live in the studio with The Flying Burrito Brothers in 1970. Anyone hoping to find the great lost Gram Parsons song is out of luck here; all 12 tunes are covers of vintage country classics, except for "Honky Tonk Women" which at least sounds like a C&W classic in this arrangement and The Louvin Brothers' "The Angels Rejoiced Last Night," which is as spiritually uplifting as ever with Harris' pure, clear voice ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Three years after Gram Parsons' untimely death, his frequent duet partner Emmylou Harris helped arrange for the release of this collection of outtakes -- three songs he cut with Harris for his final solo album Grievous Angel in 1973, and nine others recorded live in the studio with The Flying Burrito Brothers in 1970. Anyone hoping to find the great lost Gram Parsons song is out of luck here; all 12 tunes are covers of vintage country classics, except for "Honky Tonk Women" which at least sounds like a C&W classic in this arrangement and The Louvin Brothers' "The Angels Rejoiced Last Night," which is as spiritually uplifting as ever with Harris' pure, clear voice helping to bring it home. The three tracks with his duet partner fare best, while most of the cuts with the Burritos sound like demos, and though a few are inspired particularly the deeply felt versions of "Sing Me Back Home" and "Green, Green Grass of Home," a lot of the time both Parsons and the band sound like a solid bar band in the middle of a Wednesday night set -- more than competent, but less than inspired. Sleepless Nights was certainly a labor of love and it's a worthy purchase for committed fans, but neophytes are better off giving a listen to The Flying Burrito Brothers' masterpiece The Gilded Palace of Sin, or either solo album, G.P. or Grievous Angel.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/2006
  • Label: Ume Imports
  • UPC: 082839319027
  • Catalog Number: 393190
  • Sales rank: 5,758

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Brand New Heartache - Gram Parsons (2:28)
  2. 2 Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down - Gram Parsons (2:55)
  3. 3 Sing Me Back Home - Gram Parsons (3:53)
  4. 4 Your Angel Steps out of Heaven - Gram Parsons (3:12)
  5. 5 Crazy Arms - Gram Parsons (2:48)
  6. 6 Sleepless Nights - Gram Parsons (3:23)
  7. 7 Close up the Honky Tonks - Gram Parsons (2:20)
  8. 8 Together Again - Gram Parsons (3:13)
  9. 9 Honky Tonk Women - Gram Parsons (4:19)
  10. 10 Green, Green Grass of Home - Gram Parsons (4:05)
  11. 11 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) - Gram Parsons (2:56)
  12. 12 The Angels Rejoiced Last Night - Gram Parsons (2:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Flying Burrito Brothers Primary Artist
Gram Parsons Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Emmylou Harris Vocals
Chris Hillman Bass, Guitar, Vocals
James Burton Guitar
Rick Grech Bass
Sneaky Pete Kleinow Pedal Steel Guitar
Byron Berline Violin
Michael Clarke Drums
Glen D. Hardin Piano, Keyboards
Emory Gordy Bass
Bernie Leadon Guitar, Vocals
Herb Pedersen Guitar, Vocals
Al Perkins Drums, Steel Guitar
Ron Tutt Drums
Technical Credits
Merle Haggard Composer
Emmylou Harris Liner Notes
Chris Hillman Contributor
Buck Owens Composer
Gram Parsons Producer, Audio Production
Red Simpson Composer
Sneaky Pete Kleinow Contributor
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Michael Clarke Contributor
Jim Dickson Producer, Audio Production
Bernie Leadon Contributor
Ira Louvin Composer
Charlie Louvin Composer
Roland Young Art Direction
Frank DeLuna Mastering
Bud Scoppa Liner Notes
Joe Heiner Cover Illustration
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is not his best work.

    There's a reason these tracks were not released first time around. I'm a very big fan of Gram and the Burrito Brothers and although there is a finite amount of their material available, there are plenty other albums that you should buy before this one.

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