Return Of The Grievous Angel: A Tribute To Gram Parsons

A Taranna score…

Gram Parsons was a flash of brilliance who gave us so much music, showed so much promise, then burned out instead of fading away.

This compilation is filled to the brim with amazing artists paying tribute to Parsons’ songs. The album benefited Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation’s “Campaign for a Landmine Free World.”

You get the Pretenders & Emmylou Harris, Cowboy Junkies, Beck & Emmylou Harris, Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield, the Mavericks, Chris Hillman & Steve Earle, Sheryl Crow & Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams & David Crosby, Wilco, Whiskeytown, Gillian Welch, and the Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers.

See what I mean? Every song is eulogy, every song is praise, every song is pure in thanks to Gram.

Beautiful.

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14 thoughts on “Return Of The Grievous Angel: A Tribute To Gram Parsons

  1. cincinnatibabyhead says:

    Yup it’s a good one. Vinyl Connection did his compilation thing a while back and i just about went for this one but I went with a Haggard one instead.I just happened to be listening to Merle at the time.

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        1. keepsmealive says:

          Cool! Don’t think I have that one… according to my iTunes, I was incorrect and only have one…Mama’s Hungry Eyes. It’s possible that I’ve seen other ones at work and considered them but I’ve only ripped the one to iTunes… Everything is in upheaval right now in our house’s downstairs and much is in boxes. Soon I will have it all out again, and we’ll see!

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          1. cincinnatibabyhead says:

            Books,’Hungry Eyes’ is more of a mainstream artists tribute. ‘Dust’ is more my style with more of an off the beaten track feel. But hey anytime a nod is given to Haggard that’s a good thing.
            “Upheaval” I’ve been there a few times. I like no “upheaval”

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  2. J. says:

    It’ll come as no surprise to you that I’m a big fan of this one. In fact, this and the Timeless tribute to Hank Williams are two of my three favourite tribute albums (the third being Rainer’s).

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      1. J. says:

        Rainer’s is sensational. Seriously wonderful. I loaned it and a Lee Hazlewood compilation out and never saw them again. Always meant to re-purchase, but just get sidetracked with other stuff. You know how it is, man.

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