The Gilded Palace Of Sin

The Gilded Palace Of Sin

The Flying Burrito Brothers
The Gilded Palace Of Sin
Edsel Records CD 2782 191 2
A&M Records SP 4175

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The birth of country-rock. Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman, aided by “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow and Chris Ethridge, create a hybrid by combining rock attitude with country sentiments and change the course of popular music. Really. ~ William Ruhlmann, All-Music Guide

01 – Christine’s Tune (Devil In Disguise) (Parsons/Hillman)LinkLink
02 – Sin City (Parsons/Hillman)LinkLink
03 – Do Right Woman (Moman/Penn)LinkLink
04 – Dark End Of The Street (Oldham/Penn)LinkLink
05 – WheelsLinkLink
06 – My Uncle (Parsons/Hillman)LinkLink
07 – Juanita (Hillman/Parsons)LinkLink
08 – Hot Burrito #1 (Ethridge/Parsons)LinkLink
09 – Hot Burrito #2 (Ethridge/Parsons)LinkLink
10 – Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome (Parsons/Goldberg)LinkLink
11 – Hippie Boy (Hillman/Parsons)

Vocals: Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge, Chris Hillman
Guitar: Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman
Mandolin: Gram Parsons
Drums: Jon Corneal, Sam Goldstein, Eddie Hoh, Popeye Phillips
Violin: Byron Berline
Steel: “Sneeky” Pete Kleinow
Bass: Chris Ethridge, Chris Hillman
Keyboards: Chris Ethridge

Producers: Henry Lewy and Larry Marks
Engineer: Henry Lewy

The Gilded Palace Of Sin allowed two former Byrds, Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman, fully to explore country music. Several selections, notably ‘Christine’s Tune’ and ‘Wheels’, succeeded in capturing the joys of Nashville-inspired rock, but the group proved equally adept at interpreting southern soul standards. Parsons’ aching vocal on Dan Penn’s ‘Dark End Of The Street’ articulated the dilemmas of infidelity, while on his own composition, ‘Hot Burrito No. 1’, he revealed a vulnerability unusual in a male singer. ‘Sneeky’ Pete Kleinow explored the sonic possibilities of the pedal steel guitar, rather than employ orthodox embellishments, and this desire to question preconceptions gives this album its unique qualities.