Gram Parsons Catches Rhino's Eye

Published: 2005-07-21
The good folks at Rhino Records seemed to have stepped it up a notch this year, reissuing and boxing up what seems like an endless list of artists. Like the Ramones and Yes, the man credited with creating country-rock, Gram Parsons, will get the treatment from the American label.

Parsons's life work will come packaged in a three-disc set called The Complete Reprise Sessions on August 22nd. The set will include both of the singer-songwriter's solo albums, GP and Grievous Angel, alongside alternate takes and interview recordings.

His life and death were equally legendary (look it up, if you're unaware), but Gram Parsons's legacy is the music he created. A solo artist, member of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, singing partner to Emmylou Harris, and pal to Keith Richards, Parsons died of a drug overdose a few months before his 27th birthday on September 19th, 1973.

The elusive track list of The Complete Reprise Sessions:

Disc one:
(GP)
"Still Feeling Blue"
"We'll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning"
"A Song for You"
"Streets of Baltimore"
"She"
"That's All It Took"
"The New Soft Shoe"
"Kiss the Children"
"Cry One More Time"
"How Much I've Lied"
"Big Mouth Blues"

GP Radio Promo
How Did You Meet Emmylou Harris?
What Is the Story Behind "A Song for You"?
What Is the Story Behind "The New Soft Shoe"?
WBCN Interview with Maxine Satori (3/73) - Part 1
Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris - "Widowmaker"
WBCN Interview with Maxine Satori (3/73) - Part 2
Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris - "Love Hurts"
Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris & N.D. Smart - "Sin City"

Disc two:
(Grievous Angel)
"Return of the Grievous Angel"
"Hearts on Fire"
"I Can't Dance"
"Brass Buttons"
"$1000 Wedding"
"Medley Live from Northern Quebec (A) Cash on the Barrelhead (B) Hickory Wind" (LP version)
"Love Hurts"
"Ooh Las Vegas"
"In My Hour of Darkness"

"Return of the Grievous Angel" (remix)
"Hearts on Fire" (remix)
Did You Sing "Hickory Wind" at the Grand Ole Opry?
What Difference Do You See Between Pure Country and Country Rock?

Disc three:
"She" (alternate version)
"That's All It Took" (alternate version)
"Still Feeling Blue" (alternate version)
"Kiss the Children" (alternate version)
"Streets of Baltimore" (alternate version)
"We'll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning" (alternate version)
"The New Soft Shoe" (alternate version)
"Return of the Grievous Angel #1 (alternate version)
"In My Hour of Darkness" (alternate version)
"Ooh Las Vegas" (alternate version)
"Hearts on Fire" (alternate version)
"I Can't Dance" (alternate version)
"Sleepless Nights" (alternate version)
"Love Hurts" (alternate version)
"Brass Buttons" (alternate version)
"Hickory Wind" (alternate version)
"Brand New Heartache"
"Sleepless Nights"
"The Angels Rejoiced Last Night"

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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