Gram Parsons – “Return of the Grievous Angel (remix)” from Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (2001) [originally version on Grievous Angel (1973)]
Any Northern boy tryin’ to get into country eventually gets around to G. P. I must say that I’m slightly (and only slightly) underwhelmed by Gram Parsons’s solo work. The harmonies with Emmylou Harris are beautiful, but when G. P. is trying to go for the broken-home-George-Jones-type-song, as in “Kiss the Children” or “Brass Buttons,” he sounds like the trust-fund poser he was. Maybe my expectations are skewed. This song, though, is one of the best country tracks around, and in general Gram provides a good listen.
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