Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 425/500!
Gram Parsons is the father of country-rock. With the International Submarine Band, the Byrds, and the Flying Burrito Brothers, Parsons pioneered the concept of a rock band playing country music, and as a solo artist he moved even further into country music, blending the two genres to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other. While he was alive, Parsons was a cult figure that never sold many records, but influenced countless fellow musicians, from the Rolling Stones to the Byrds. In the years since his death, his stature has only grown, as numerous rock and country artists build on his small, but enormously influential, body of work.
The second solo album by Gram Parsons, Grievous Angel, was compiled from 1973 sessions and released four months after his death. It was viewed as a milestone of the hybrid between country and rock and roll, what Parsons called "Cosmic American Music."
1. Return of the Grievous Angel
2. Hearts on Fire
3. I Can't Dance
4. Brass Buttons
5. $1000 Wedding
1. Medley Live from Northern Quebec: Cash on the Barrelhead / Hickory Wind
2. Love Hurts
3. Las Vegas
4. In My Hour of Darkness