PRICE: $24.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
G.P.
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MS 2123HLP MS 2123HLP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/9/2010

180 gram exact repro reissue of Gram Parsons' first solo album, originally released in 1973. Manufactured by Rhino. "...probably the best realized expression of his musical personality. Working with a crack band of L.A. and Nashville's finest (including James Burton on guitar, Ronnie Tutt on drums, Byron Berline on fiddle, and Glen D. Hardin on piano), he drew from them a sound that merged breezy confidence with deeply felt Southern soul, and he in turn pulled off some of his most subtle and finely detailed vocal performances; 'She' and 'A Song for You,' in particular, are masterful examples of passion finding balance with understatement. Parsons also discovered that rare artist with whom he can be said to have genuinely collaborated (rather than played beside), Emmylou Harris; Gram and Harris' spot-on harmonies and exchanged verses on 'We'll Sweep out the Ashes in the Morning' and 'That's All It Took' are achingly beautiful and instantly established her as one country music's most gifted vocalists. On G.P., Parsons' ambitious vision encompassed hard-country weepers, wistful ballads, up-tempo dance tunes, and even horn-driven rhythm and blues." -- All Music Guide