Gram Parsons Grievous Angel Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
Gram Parsons Grievous Angel Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Gram Parsons Grievous Angel Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD

Gram Parsons

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MOBSA2059
UPC:
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Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered From Original Master Tapes!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 425/500!

Heaven-Sent: 1974 Record Among Best Harmony Albumss Ever Recorded, Replete With Emmylou Harris and Parsons’ Matched Voices

Parsons’ Swan Song Achieves His Goal of Bridging '60s Rock Consciousness, Traditional Country Sounds, Folk Roots Forms

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Record Has Never Sounded So Warm, Open, Intimate, or Organic

Grievous Angel has been called the best harmony records of its era. Actually, it’s one of the best of all-time. Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris’ voices seamlessly match in a wedding of deep emotion, graceful beauty, and soulful communion. Behind it all, Parsons and an all-star band achieve their collective desire to unite roots country with the rejuvenated social consciousness present in late '60s rock. That it constitutes Parsons’ swan song adds another layer of depth to its tremendous importance.

Mastered from the original master tapes, and going far beyond the multiple digital reissues etched with flaws, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered limited edition hybrid SACD brings to the surface unprecedented degrees of fireplace-hearth warmth, airy instrumental accents, and distinctive vocal timbres of Parsons and Harris.

Audiophiles will revel in the distinctive channel separation and extra-wide soundstage in which Parsons’ voice is on the left and Harris ‘on the right. Despite having used different microphones, the pair recorded close enough together that they stared into one another’s eyes while singing, lending to the beauty contained within. In addition, a majority of the sessions were captured live in the studio, with scant overdubs smoothing out a ragged edges. Mobile Fidelity’s reissue preserves the album’s prized combination of intimacy, warmth, and rawness. The performance and sound are heaven-sent.

Most famously known for the inclusion of the definitive version of “Love Hurts,” Grievous Angel is widely considered Parsons’ most cohesive and consistent work. While it only features two new Parsons compositions, the record works as a synthesis of time, place, spirit, and kindred togetherness. Akin to the musician’s famous Nudie suit, which featured a Christian cross on one side and cannabis leaves on the other, the album bridges seemingly opposed styles and concepts, channeling a laidback spirituality that owes to songs gleaned from the past and present, memories lamented and cherished.

Whether expressing tenderness (“Brass Buttons,” an homage to Parsons’ mother that died from alcoholism when he was 18), making confessions (“Return of the Grievous Angel,” steeped in unrequited love), reliving failed romances (“$1000 Wedding”), or remembering cherished deceased friends (the hymnal “In My Hour of Darkness”), Parsons and Co. don’t strike a false note. In pianist Glen Hardin, guitarist James Burton, drummer Ronnie Tutt, and bassist Emory Gordy, Parsons couldn’t have assembled a more sympathetic band. Add Bernie Leadon on Dobro and Al Perkins on pedal steel guitar, and you have one of the best country ensembles ever assembled.

Achingly gorgeous, sincerely heartfelt, and extraordinarily melodic, this harmony-rich classic is a landmark of what’s now recognized as Americana. You could say that, along with GP, it birthed the genre.

Experience the inimitable beauty and country-rock brilliance of Parsons’ final career statement by ordering this definitive version on SACD!

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes

Selections:
1. Return of the Grievous Angel
2. Hearts on Fire
3. I Can't Dance
4. Brass Buttons
5. $1000 Wedding
6. Medley Live from Northern Quebec: Cash on the Barrelhead/Hickory Wind
7. Love Hurts
8. Ooh Las Vegas
9. In My Hour of Darkness
Description
Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered From Original Master Tapes!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 425/500!

Heaven-Sent: 1974 Record Among Best Harmony Albumss Ever Recorded, Replete With Emmylou Harris and Parsons’ Matched Voices

Parsons’ Swan Song Achieves His Goal of Bridging '60s Rock Consciousness, Traditional Country Sounds, Folk Roots Forms

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Record Has Never Sounded So Warm, Open, Intimate, or Organic

Grievous Angel has been called the best harmony records of its era. Actually, it’s one of the best of all-time. Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris’ voices seamlessly match in a wedding of deep emotion, graceful beauty, and soulful communion. Behind it all, Parsons and an all-star band achieve their collective desire to unite roots country with the rejuvenated social consciousness present in late '60s rock. That it constitutes Parsons’ swan song adds another layer of depth to its tremendous importance.

Mastered from the original master tapes, and going far beyond the multiple digital reissues etched with flaws, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered limited edition hybrid SACD brings to the surface unprecedented degrees of fireplace-hearth warmth, airy instrumental accents, and distinctive vocal timbres of Parsons and Harris.

Audiophiles will revel in the distinctive channel separation and extra-wide soundstage in which Parsons’ voice is on the left and Harris ‘on the right. Despite having used different microphones, the pair recorded close enough together that they stared into one another’s eyes while singing, lending to the beauty contained within. In addition, a majority of the sessions were captured live in the studio, with scant overdubs smoothing out a ragged edges. Mobile Fidelity’s reissue preserves the album’s prized combination of intimacy, warmth, and rawness. The performance and sound are heaven-sent.

Most famously known for the inclusion of the definitive version of “Love Hurts,” Grievous Angel is widely considered Parsons’ most cohesive and consistent work. While it only features two new Parsons compositions, the record works as a synthesis of time, place, spirit, and kindred togetherness. Akin to the musician’s famous Nudie suit, which featured a Christian cross on one side and cannabis leaves on the other, the album bridges seemingly opposed styles and concepts, channeling a laidback spirituality that owes to songs gleaned from the past and present, memories lamented and cherished.

Whether expressing tenderness (“Brass Buttons,” an homage to Parsons’ mother that died from alcoholism when he was 18), making confessions (“Return of the Grievous Angel,” steeped in unrequited love), reliving failed romances (“$1000 Wedding”), or remembering cherished deceased friends (the hymnal “In My Hour of Darkness”), Parsons and Co. don’t strike a false note. In pianist Glen Hardin, guitarist James Burton, drummer Ronnie Tutt, and bassist Emory Gordy, Parsons couldn’t have assembled a more sympathetic band. Add Bernie Leadon on Dobro and Al Perkins on pedal steel guitar, and you have one of the best country ensembles ever assembled.

Achingly gorgeous, sincerely heartfelt, and extraordinarily melodic, this harmony-rich classic is a landmark of what’s now recognized as Americana. You could say that, along with GP, it birthed the genre.

Experience the inimitable beauty and country-rock brilliance of Parsons’ final career statement by ordering this definitive version on SACD!

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes

Selections:
1. Return of the Grievous Angel
2. Hearts on Fire
3. I Can't Dance
4. Brass Buttons
5. $1000 Wedding
6. Medley Live from Northern Quebec: Cash on the Barrelhead/Hickory Wind
7. Love Hurts
8. Ooh Las Vegas
9. In My Hour of Darkness
ISBN
RS425
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
2.00
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Dropship
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Artist
Gram Parsons
Title
Grievous Angel
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
SACD
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Release Date
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