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Grievous Angel


Download links and information about Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons. This album was released in 1974 and it belongs to Rock, Country genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 36:48 minutes.

Artist: Gram Parsons
Release date: 1974
Genre: Rock, Country
Tracks: 9
Duration: 36:48
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No. Title Length
1. Return of the Grievous Angel 4:26
2. Hearts On Fire 3:52
3. I Can't Dance 2:24
4. Brass Buttons 3:30
5. $1000 Wedding 5:05
6. Live from Northern Quebec: Cash On the Barrelhead / Hickory Wind 6:28
7. Love Hurts 3:42
8. Ooh Las Vegas 3:32
9. In My Hour of Darkness (Remastered) 3:49



Gram Parsons was loath to describe his music as country-rock. He preferred the phrase “cosmic American music” to express his sonic stew of blues, country, soul, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until his sophomore solo album, Grievous Angel, that this vision was fully formed—despite a looser musicianship on his part due to substance abuse catching up with him. This is evident with a puffier-faced Parsons on the album cover and his slack vocals contrasting Emmylou Harris’ in-the-pocket singing in the opening duet, “Return of the Grievous Angel.” While that song is steeped in Bakersfield-flavored honky-tonk, Parsons' rendition of Tom T. Hall’s “I Can’t Dance” blends barroom boogie-blues with twangy guitars and soulful harmonies to cement his cosmic American music sound. With the heartfelt ballad “Brass Buttons”—a song lamenting the loss of his mother—Parsons drove this amalgam of genres into ballad territory. The mournful “$1000 Wedding” is another great example of how Parsons could effortlessly braid soul and hillbilly music into epic tearjerkers.