Monday, September 15

Grievous Angel - Gram Parsons (1974)


"Gram Parsons fondness for drugs and high living are said to have been catching up with him while he was recording Grievous Angel, and sadly he wouldn't live long enough to see it reach record stores, dying from a drug overdose in the fall of 1973. This album is a less ambitious and unified set than his solo debut, but that's to say that G.P. was a great album while Grievous Angel was instead a very, very good one. ... Grievous Angel may not have been the finest work of his career, but one would be hard pressed to name an artist who made an album this strong only a few weeks before their death -- or at any time of their life, for that matter."
allmusic
W - Grievous Angel
The Return Of The Grievous Angel: The Story Behind The Song
vimeo: Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris - Return Of The Grievous Angel #1 (Alternate)
YouTube: Return Of The Grievous Angel, In My Hour Of Darkness, That's All It Took, Love Hurts, Hearts on Fire, I Can't Dance, Brass Buttons, $1000 Wedding, Las Vegas

2008 March: Gram Parsons, 2011 March: Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris. Liberty Hall, Texas, 1973, 2012 May: Sweetheart of the Rodeo, 2013 January: Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel, 2013 September: Flying Burrito Brothers - Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969, 2014 February: The Gilded Palace of Sin - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1969), 2014 March: Burrito Deluxe - The Flying Burrito Brothers (1970), 2014 May: GP (1973).

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