Return Of The Grievous Angel: A Tribute To Gram Parsons
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The gentle hand of Emmylou Harris guides this tribute to ill-fated country-rock avatar Gram Parsons, which goes a long way toward explaining why this star-studded salute avoids the pitfalls that befall many such projects. Harris got her start harmonising with the patron saint of alt. country, contributing mightily to Parsons' two early 1970s solo albums and reviving selections from his small, but indispensable, oeuvre throughout her career. She has a vested interest in finding a true connection between her former benefactor and this cast of Parsons partisans. Here she bands together a flock of followers who range from obvious offspring (Wilco, Gillian Welch, Whiskeytown) to not-so-evident disciples (Beck, the Pretenders, Sheryl Crow). Parsons's partner in the Flying Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman, teams with Steve Earle on "High Fashion Queen" and David Crosby (like Parsons and Hillman, an ex- Byrd) joins Lucinda Williams on "Return Of The Grievous Angel". Harris harmonises with Beck on "Sin City" and shares the microphone with Crow on "Juanita", one of the collection's highlights. Ultimately, Harris has assembled a homage that would've pleased her old mentor. --Steven Stolder
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Parsons was a rock musician of the '60s and '70s who took traditional country music and fused it with rock (he was briefly a member of the Byrds), thereby trailblazing a path through American alternative rock that continues to be explored today by the likes of Beck, Wilco and Mercury Rev. He also had a sublime gift for evoking incredible emotion and power in his vocals and his songwriting, but few of the artists on this album are able to take the original recordings and improve them... perhaps because the originals were so good.
Highlights include Beck's pared-down "Sin City", The Cowboy Junkies' interesting update of "Las Vegas", and Elvis Costello's (can the man do no wrong?) "Sleepless Nights", but elsewhere it's little more than a star-studded karaoke fest.
It's great that Gram Parsons is finally receiving some credit for his huge influence on American music, but the listener would do better to make sure he or she owns Parsons' seminal 'G.P/Grievous Angel' double set and his earlier work with the Flying Burrito Brothers, the sum of which contains the original gems mined for this tribute.
Other highlights are Elvis Costello's version of Sleepless Nights, he makes every line count, and Juanita is simply beautiful. The Mavericks and Steve Earle provide some uptempo fun with Wilco pitching in with a very rocky version of 100 Years From Now. Gillian Welch delivers a truly haunting version of Hickory Wind in total contrast to Gram's own 'live' version - full of longing and regret it's a stark and eerily quiet rendition. Gram's version by contrast sits against the backdrop of a rowdy bar complete with smashing glasses and catcalls; its a bit faster, but the fact is the song loses nothing, and is perhaps even more poignant for all that. Gillian's cover is what Gram might sing if the bar ever emptied and everyone was allowed to go home. Or maybe its what you sing if you dont go to bars anymore. Both versions are great.Read more ›
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Gram done different but with great respect and great love. It makes you rethink his work but love it even more. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dr. J. F. Carter
I have got the original Gram Parsons CDs which I love so was interested to see what this would be like. I wasn't disappointed and enjoyed it a lot.Published 23 months ago by L Garner-Langham
A nice tribute album, but they can't better the master himself.Published on 31 July 2014 by Midnight_Voice