The Gilded Palace of Sin

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
By 1969, Gram Parsons had already built the foundation of the country-rock movement through his work with the International Submarine Band and the Byrds, but his first album with the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Gilded Palace of Sin, was where he revealed the full extent of his talents, and it ranks among the finest and most influential albums the genre would ever produce. As a songwriter, Parsons delivered some of his finest work on this set; "Hot Burrito No. 1" and "Hot Burrito No. 2" both blend the hurt of classic country weepers with a contemporary sense of anger, jealousy, and confusion, and "Sin City" can either be seen as a parody or a sincere meditation on a city ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
By 1969, Gram Parsons had already built the foundation of the country-rock movement through his work with the International Submarine Band and the Byrds, but his first album with the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Gilded Palace of Sin, was where he revealed the full extent of his talents, and it ranks among the finest and most influential albums the genre would ever produce. As a songwriter, Parsons delivered some of his finest work on this set; "Hot Burrito No. 1" and "Hot Burrito No. 2" both blend the hurt of classic country weepers with a contemporary sense of anger, jealousy, and confusion, and "Sin City" can either be seen as a parody or a sincere meditation on a city gone mad, and it hits home in both contexts. Parsons was rarely as strong as a vocalist as he was here, and his covers of "Dark End of the Street" and "Do Right Woman" prove just how much he had been learning from R&B as well as C&W. And Parsons was fortunate enough to be working with a band who truly added to his vision, rather than simply backing him up; the distorted swoops of Sneaky Pete Kleinow's fuzztone steel guitar provides a perfect bridge between country and psychedelic rock, and Chris Hillman's strong and supportive harmony vocals blend flawlessly with Parsons' and he also proved to be a valuable songwriting partner, collaborating on a number of great tunes with Gram. While The Gilded Palace of Sin barely registered on the pop culture radar in 1969, literally dozens of bands the Eagles most notable among them would find inspiration in this music and enjoy far greater success. But no one ever brought rock and country together quite like the Flying Burrito Brothers, and this album remains their greatest accomplishment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/1994
  • Label: Edsel Records Uk
  • EAN: 5014757171918
  • Catalog Number: 191
  • Sales rank: 6,029

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Christine's Tune (3:04)
  2. 2 Sin City (4:11)
  3. 3 Do Right Woman (3:56)
  4. 4 Dark End of the Street (3:58)
  5. 5 My Uncle (2:37)
  6. 6 Wheels (3:04)
  7. 7 Juanita (2:31)
  8. 8 Hot Burrito No. 1 (3:40)
  9. 9 Hot Burrito No. 2 (3:19)
  10. 10 Do You Know How It Feels (2:09)
  11. 11 Hippie Boy - Miss Pamela (4:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Flying Burrito Brothers Primary Artist
Chris Hillman Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Gram Parsons Guitar, Mandolin, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Sneaky Pete Kleinow Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Byron Berline Violin
Jon Corneal Drums
Chris Ethridge Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Sam Goldstein Drums
Miss Pamela Background Vocals, Track Performer
Popeye Phillips Drums
Fast Eddie Hoh Drums
Sneeky Pete Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Chris Hillman Composer
The Flying Burrito Brothers Producer
Gram Parsons Composer
Dan Penn Composer
Chris Ethridge Composer
Henry Lewy Producer, Engineer
Larry Marks Producer
Chips Moman Composer
Michael Vosse Art Direction
Tom Wilkes Art Direction
Goldberg Composer
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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Absolutely Essential Listening for Anyone Who Cares About Music

    I first listened to this album about 6 years ago when I was 16 and I have yet to have found a better album that couples country and rock so well. Imagine the eagles but more psychedelic and sincere. Songs like "Wheels" and "Sin City" will tug at your heart strings while invigorating songs like "Christine's Tune" and "Hot Burrito No. 2" might make you rethink country music all together. This album is essential listening for anyone who deeply loves music.

    P.S. Finding this album on vinyl is usually extremely rare. Highly advise audiophiles and vinyl lovers everywhere to take advantage of this opportunity.

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