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The Gilded Palace of Sin [VINYL] Import
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FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS The Gilded Palace Of Sin (2007 US limited edition 11-track LP pressed on 180gram Virgin Vinyl originally released in 1969 as the debut from Gram Parsons influential country-rock outfit with Chris Hillman and Sneeky Pete Kleinow presented in a picture sleeve. The sleeve shows very little wear and the vinyl looks barely played 4M135)
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To my mind, there has never been another album like this; the follow-up , Burrito Deluxe is good but just doesn't have the spark and rawness of this little masterpiece.
Some history for the uninitiated: Gram Parsons had started his career in a band called The Shilos, then cut an album with a group called The International Submarine Band (of which he was lead singer). The ISB album 'Safe at Home' is a must-buy if you find you like this first Burritos record. Parsons auditioned for the Byrds as a pianist, as at the time, Jim/Roger McGuinn of The Byrds had the idea the group would record an album that encapsulated the history of popular music, from hillbilly stuff, through jazz, rock and electronica. David Crosby and Michael Clarke had gone, leaving The Byrds down to McGuinn and Chris Hillman. Hillman played bass for The Byrds and suddenly flowered as a songwriter on their fourth album ('Younger Than Yesterday'), writing 4 songs and collaborating with McGuinn on a fifth. Prior to The Byrds, Hillman had played and recorded bluegrass albums as a teenager with the Scottsville Squirrel Barkers and The Hillmen as mandolinist. So while McGuinn and Crosby were folkies, Hillman and Gene Clark were the true country musicians in the Byrds.Read more ›
Hillman provides the musical chops and appears to be relishing his release from Byrdland - check out the bluegrassy "My Uncle". Like the Velvet Underground LP's, nobody bought this when it was first released. However it's influence, for better or for worse, has and will endure.
Sound really nice and sleeve nice thick card reproduction. SIMPLY BUY this classic now . You won't regret it.
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Absolutely amazing! Record was as described and arrived quickly! It's getting all the love and attention it deserves!Published 18 months ago by Joe Drums 78
Gram Parsons Flying Burrito Brothers deliver through poor production, essential despite the closing track, see what the fuss is about!Published on 26 Feb. 2014 by Richard Clark