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Encyclopedia > The Gilded Palace of Sin
The Gilded Palace of Sin
The Gilded Palace of Sin cover
Studio album by The Flying Burrito Brothers
Released February 1969
Genre Country rock
Length 37:24
Label A&M Records
Producer(s) Henry Lewy, Larry Marks
Professional reviews
The Flying Burrito Brothers chronology
The Gilded Palace of Sin
(1969)
Burrito Deluxe
(1970)

The Gilded Palace of Sin is an album by the country rock group The Flying Burrito Brothers, released in 1969. It continued Gram Parsons' pioneering work in modern country music, fusing traditional sources like folk and country with other forms of popular music like gospel, soul, and rock & roll. Image File history File links The_Gilded_Palace_of_Sin. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Cover of The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) The Flying Burrito Brothers was an early country rock band, best known for their influential debut album, 1969s The Gilded Palace of Sin. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Country rock is a musical genre formed from the fusion of rock and roll with country music. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... Cover of The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) The Flying Burrito Brothers was an early country rock band, best known for their influential debut album, 1969s The Gilded Palace of Sin. ... Burrito Deluxe is the second album by the country rock group The Flying Burrito Brothers, released in 1970. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Country rock is a musical genre formed from the fusion of rock and roll with country music. ... Cover of The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) The Flying Burrito Brothers was an early country rock band, best known for their influential debut album, 1969s The Gilded Palace of Sin. ... Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist born Ingram Cecil Connor, III. A solo artist as well as a member of both The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, he is best known for a series of recordings which anticipate the... “Folk song” redirects here. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


By 1969, Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, and others had already built the foundation of the agrarian movement in rock & roll; Dylan through "The Basement Tapes" and John Wesley Harding, and Parsons through his work with The International Submarine Band and The Byrds. After the release of the groundbreaking Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Parsons left the group on the eve of a South African tour. Chris Hillman, bassist for The Byrds, soon left as well and eventually joined Parsons in his new band, The Flying Burrito Brothers as guitarist. Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... The Basement Tapes are a series of recordings by North American folk-rockers Bob Dylan and The Band, recorded in mid-1967. ... John Wesley Harding is an album of original songs by Bob Dylan, produced by Bob Johnston and released on December 27, 1967. ... The International Submarine Band was a country-rock group led by a 21-year old Gram Parsons. ... The Byrds (formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1964) were an American rock band. ... Sweetheart of the Rodeo is an album by American country rock band The Byrds, released on July 29, 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... Chris Hillman on the cover of his album The Other Side (2005) Chris Hillman (born Christopher Hillman December 4, 1944, in Los Angeles, California), was one of the original members of The Byrds (1965) with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. ...


Their first album as The Flying Burrito Brothers was The Gilded Palace of Sin. Most of the songs were written in collaboration with the vastly more disciplined Hillman at a house in the San Fernando Valley dubbed "Burrito Manor"; consequently, Parsons delivered some of his most celebrated compositions. This uncharacteristic focus extended to his personal life; during recording, he had reunited with his longtime girlfriend and their daughter Polly, only to desert them once more shortly thereafter. The two R&B standards covered on the album, "Dark End of the Street" and "Do Right Woman", are examples of his country-soul fusion that he would often refer to as "cosmic American music." San Fernando Valley from southwestern edge. ...


"My Uncle" and "Hippie Boy" address then-contemporary countercultural concerns: the draft and 1968 Democratic National Convention riots. Rather than playing in an orthodox fashion, visual effects artist-turned-pedal steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow often utilized a fuzzbox and/or played the instrument through a rotating Hammond Leslie amplifier, adding a psychedelic touch to several songs. Sneaky Pete Kleinow Peter E. Sneaky Pete Kleinow (b. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Leslie speaker is a specially constructed amplifier/loudspeaker used to create special audio effects utilizing the Doppler effect. ...


Like Sweetheart of the Rodeo, The Gilded Palace of Sin was not a commercial success - to date, the RIAA has not certified it gold. However, its impact on popular music has grown over the years, influencing, for example, The Eagles. During the 1980s, the New Traditionalist movement in mainstream country music was clearly influenced by Parsons and The Gilded Palace of Sin, with artists like Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, and Randy Travis moving country music closer to Parsons' vision of "Cosmic American Music." The RIAA Logo. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is a successful American country music singer. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA) is a neotraditional country music singer, songwriter and producer. ... Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song Three Wooden Crosses, at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003. ...


Even today, the influence of Parsons and The Gilded Palace of Sin looms large over the alternative-country movement, often referred to as 'alt-country.' Bands like Wilco, Son Volt, Whiskeytown, and the Jayhawks as well as individuals as Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris (Parsons' one-time singing partner), and Steve Earle all have recorded music that bears traces of The Gilded Palace of Sin. Even non-country artists like Elvis Costello have cited the album as a particular favorite, with Costello covering several cuts during his career. Wilco is an American rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Son Volt Son Volt is a popular music group formed by Jay Farrar in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1994, after the breakup of the band Uncle Tupelo. ... Whiskeytown was an alternative country band formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1994. ... Jayhawks were radical abolitionist guerrillas involved in Bleeding Kansas, at which time the city of Lawrence, Kansas was razed to the ground by pro-slavery Missourians. ... Dwight David Yoakam (born October 23, 1956) is an American musician, songwriter, and actor. ... Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American rock, folk, and country music singer and songwriter. ... Emmylou Harris (b. ... Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, well known for his rock and country music, as well as for his political views. ... Declan Patrick MacManus (born August 25, 1954, in London), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish ancestry. ...


For many years, the album was never re-issued in its entirety on compact disc in the United States. However, in 2000 the complete album was finally re-issued as part of a two-disc set, Hot Burritos! The Flying Burrito Bros. Anthology 1969-1972. In 2002, a new mastering was issued on a single-disc two-fer, Sin City: The Very Best of the Flying Burrito Brothers, which packaged The Gilded Palace of Sin with its successor, Burrito Deluxe, as well as a few outtakes from the same period.


Track listing

  1. "Christine's Tune" (Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons) - 3:04
  2. "Sin City" (Hillman, Parsons) - 4:11
  3. "Do Right Woman" (Chips Moman, Dan Penn) - 3:56
  4. "Dark End Of The Street" (Moman, Penn) - 3:58
  5. "My Uncle" (Hillman, Parsons) - 2:37
  6. "Wheels" (Hillman, Parsons) - 3:04
  7. "Juanita" (Hillman, Parsons) - 2:31
  8. "Hot Burrito #1" (Chris Ethridge, Parsons) - 3:40
  9. "Hot Burrito #2" (Ethridge, Parsons) - 3:19
  10. "Do You Know How It Feels" (Barry Goldberg, Parsons) - 2:09
  11. "Hippie Boy" (Hillman, Parsons) - 4:55

Chris Hillman on the cover of his album The Other Side (2005) Chris Hillman (born Christopher Hillman December 4, 1944, in Los Angeles, California), was one of the original members of The Byrds (1965) with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. ... Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist born Ingram Cecil Connor, III. A solo artist as well as a member of both The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, he is best known for a series of recordings which anticipate the... Lincoln Wayne Chips Moman is an American record producer, guitarist and songwriter, born 1936 in La Grange, Georgia. ... Wallace Daniel Pennington (16 November 1941 -) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and sometime guitar player who co-wrote many soul hits of the 1960s including Dark End of the Street & Do Right Woman (with Chips Moman) and Out of Left Field & Cry Like A Baby (with Spooner Oldham). ... Barry Goldberg (born 1941 in Chicago, Illinois) is a blues keyboardist. ...

Personnel

  • Gram Parsons: lead vocal, rhythm guitar, piano, organ
  • Chris Hillman: harmony and lead vocals, rhythm guitar, mandolin
  • "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow: pedal steel guitar
  • Chris Ethridge: bass, piano

with

  • Jon Corneal, Eddie Hoh, Popeye Phillips and Sam Goldstein: drums

 
 

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