The Gilded Palace of Sin

The Gilded Palace of Sin

by The Flying Burrito BrothersThe Flying Burrito Brothers

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/2017
Label: Intervention Records
UPC: 0707129301383
catalogNumber: 3
Rank: 13116

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flying Burrito Brothers   Primary Artist
Chris Hillman   Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar,Group Member
Gram Parsons   Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Group Member
Jon Corneal   Drums
Chris Ethridge   Bass,Piano,Group Member
Sam Goldstein   Drums
Popeye Phillips   Drums
Sneeky Pete   Steel Guitar,Group Member
Eddie Hoh   Drums

Technical Credits

Chris Hillman   Composer
Gram Parsons   Composer
Chris Ethridge   Composer
Henry Lewy   Producer,Engineer
Larry Marks   Producer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
Michael Vosse   Art Direction
Tom Wilkes   Art Direction
Dan Peter   Composer
Burritos   Producer

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