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  • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Quick View

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    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

    Ranked 117/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    With one mighty swing of the axe, the Byrds changed not only the face of rock 'n' roll but country music, as well, with their sixth album, 1968's Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. Tired of dipping a toe into the genre, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman added singer Gram Parsons and drummer Kevin Kelley and went for total immersion. The baptism of country-rock was a natural with Parsons, former International Submarine Band frontman, now on board. And the repertoire was wide open for country classics by the Louvin Brothers (The Christian Life) and Merle Haggard (Life In Prison), as well as Depression-era ballads (Woody Guthrie's Pretty Boy Floyd) and honky tonk weepers cut by George Jones (You're Still On My Mind). The town wasn't big enough for both of them, of course, and Parsons soon split to form the Flying Burrito Brothers, but it sure was nice while it lasted!


    We're proud to present the reissue of this monumental recording in its original, stereo incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog stereo masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.



    1. You Ain't Going Nowhere

    2. I Am a Pilgrim
    3. The Christian Life
    4. You Don't Miss Your Water
    5. You're Still On My Mind

    6. Pretty Boy Floyd
    7. Hickory Wind
    8. One Hundred Years from Now
    9. Blue Canadian Rockies
    10. Life In Prison
    11. Nothing Was Delivered
    The Byrds
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    Burrito Deluxe

    Gram Parsons had a habit of taking over whatever band he happened to be working with, and on the first three albums on which he appeared - the International Submarine Band's Safe at Home, the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo, and the Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin - he became the focal point, regardless of the talent of his compatriots. Burrito Deluxe (1970), the Burritos' second album, is unique in Parsons' repertoire in that it's the only album where he seems to have deliberately stepped back to make more room for others.


    The album includes songs like Cody, Cody, and Older Guys. It also contains the first issued version of the song Wild Horses, released almost a year before its appearance on Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones. The band sounds tight and they play with genuine enthusiasm. Burrito Deluxe is certainly better than your average Country-Rock album.

    1. Lazy Days
    2. Image Of Me
    3. High Fashion Queen
    4. If You Gotta Go
    5. Man In The Fog
    6. Farther Along
    7. Older Guys
    8. Cody, Cody
    9. God's Own Singer
    10. Down In The Churchyard
    11. Wild Horses
    The Flying Burrito Brothers
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  • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Quick View

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    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

    Pressed On Limited Edition 180 Gram Translucent Gold Vinyl


    Gatefold Cover


    Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth album by American rock band The Byrds and was originally released on August 30, 1968 on Columbia Records. Recorded with the addition of country rock pioneer Gram Parsons, it was influential as the first major country rock album by an established act and represented a stylistic move away from the psychedelic rock of the band's previous LP, The Notorious Byrd Brothers. The Byrds had occasionally experimented with country music on their four previous albums, but Sweetheart of the Rodeo represented their fullest immersion into the genre thus far. The album was also responsible for bringing Gram Parsons, who had joined The Byrds prior to the recording of the album, to the attention of a mainstream rock audience for the first time. Thus, the album can be seen as an important chapter in Parsons' personal and musical crusade to make country music fashionable for a young audience.

    1. You Ain't Going Nowhere
    2. I Am A Pilgrim
    3. The Christian Life
    4. You Don't Miss Your Water

    5. You're Still On My Mind

    6. Pretty Boy Floyd
    7. Hickory Wind

    8. One Hundred Years From Now
    9. Blue Canadian Rockies
    10. Life In Prison

    11. Nothing Was Delivered
    The Byrds
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    Sanctuary IV

    First time on vinyl for all tracks! Annotation by Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Kevin Kelley!


    The Sanctuary spotlight shifts with volume IV to the Nashville sessions for the Byrds' landmark 1968 album Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Spurred on by new member Gram Parsons, formerly of the International Submarine Band, the Byrds traveled to Nashville to fashion the innovative country/rock blend that's been part of American culture ever since. Sanctuary IV collects all of Parsons' vocal takes for the first time, as well as other outtakes and rehearsals which document the creation of an album unlike any other.

    1. The Christian Life
    2. Pretty Polly
    3. One Hundred Years From Now
    4. You're Still On My Mind (rehearsal version)
    5. You Don't Miss Your Water
    6. All I Have Is Memories (instrumental)
    7. Life In Prison (rehearsal version)
    8. You Got A Reputation
    9. One Hundred Years From Now (rehearsal version)
    10. The Christian Life (rehearsal version)
    11. Lazy Days
    The Byrds
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    Wheatstraw Suite

    Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio


    Pressed at Quality Record Pressings


    Features Albert Brumley's I'll Fly Away and Tim Hardin's Reason To Believe


    This album paved the way for a generation of country and folk-rockers. An indispensable part of any collection of '60s music


    It never got any better than this. In 1968, as the Byrds were making valiant (if unappreciated) efforts to bring rock and country music closer together, the Dillards were trying to do some of the same for bluegrass and rock. The result was 13 all-but-perfect tracks mixing some pretty laid-back topicality (Hey Boys) and humor (The Biggest Whatever), cowboy songs (Single Saddle, which Gene Autry should have covered), just plain gorgeous poetry (Lemon Chimes), and a couple of unexpected covers (I've Just Seen a Face, Reason to Believe), with arrangements that exude a delicate, subdued lushness (Listen to the Sound) and an element of electric rock (courtesy of Joe Osborn on electric bass and Jim Gordon on drums) that worked perfectly. In many ways, this is a finer rural/rock fusion album than Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the first Flying Burrito Brothers album, or the Beau Brummels' efforts during this same period, and an indispensable part of any collection of '60s music. - Bruce Eder, allmusic.com


    Features:

    180 Gram Vinyl

    Exhibit Records Audiophile Series

    Mastered by Kevin gray at Cohearent Audio

    Pressed at Quality Record Pressings


    Musicians:

    Rodney Dillard, vocals, guitar, dobro

    Herb Pederson, vocals, banjo, guitar

    Dean Webb, mandolin

    Mitch Jayne, bass

    1. I'll Fly Away
    2. Nobody Knows
    3. Hey Boys
    4. The Biggest Whatever
    5. Listen To the Sound
    6. Little Pete
    7. Reason To Believe
    8. Single Saddle
    9. I've Just Seen a Face
    10. Lemon Chimes
    11. Don't You Cry
    12. Bending The Strings
    13. She Sang Hymns Out of Tune
    The Dillards
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  • Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde Quick View

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    Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde

    A key transitional touchstone in The Byrds' fabled canon, 1969's Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde
    was the next stop in the band's pioneering country-rock trajectory and the first album by
    the post-Gram Parsons lineup. With leader Roger McGuinn at the helm of a stellar new
    edition of the band featuring guitar god Clarence White, drummer Gene Parsons, and
    bassist John York, Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde sees The Byrds bridging the gap between the
    psychedelic flights of the group's mid-'60s albums and the down-home, country-based
    style developed only months earlier with Sweetheart of the Rodeo.


    In addition to containing strong McGuinn originals (King Apathy III, Old Blue),
    more of the band's beloved interpretations of Bob Dylan classics (This Wheel's on Fire
    and a medley blending The Bard's My Back Pages' with Jimmy Reed's Baby, What You
    Want Me to Do), and even a Gram Parsons collaboration (the bemusing Drug Store
    Truck Drivin' Man, which cleverly celebrates The Byrds' love of country music while
    simultaneously taking a dig at small-minded rednecks), Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde also boasts
    two tracks composed by McGuinn for the obscure, racy '60s cult movie Candy.


    Mastered from the original Columbia Records analog master reels, Sundazed's exact
    reproduction of the original LP will have Byrdmaniacs everywhere soaring to high heaven!

    1. This Wheel's On Fire
    2. Old Blue
    3. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
    4. Child Of The Universe
    5. Nashville West
    6. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
    7. King Apathy III
    8. Candy
    9. Bad Night At The Whiskey
    10. Medley:
    11. My Back Pages

    12. B.J. Blues

    13. Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do
    The Byrds
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    Lazy Days/ Reputation

    Recorded during the earliest period of the Sweetheart of the Rodeo sessions, these March 1968 Nashville recordings are presented here for the first time ever in their unique mono mixes. Originally intended for potential single release on Columbia Records, Lazy Days features a previously unheard instrumental track (with Roger McGuinn on six- string electric) while Reputation showcases a previously unheard vocal take by Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman.
    1. Lazy Days
    2. Reputation
    The Byrds
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    Early Years

    Sierra Records presents their most ambitious project ever, literally in the works for decades, with the Gram Parsons The Early Years Box Set. This exclusive, collectors edition is packaged in a 12 x 12 high gloss full color, rigid deluxe, presentation box, containing 4 distinct discs: CD1: Gram Parsons The Early Years Vol. 1 & 2; CD2: Big Mouth Blues - A Conversation with Gram Parsons; DVD: rare and only performance of Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels; and Gram Parsons The Early Years Volume 1 picture disc vinyl. The set also includes a new 24 page color booklet/pictorial and posters!


    CD1 is the first ever release on compact disc of the now classic and ground breaking, Gram Parsons The Early Years Volume 1 (1963-65) folk recordings of Gram Parsons and the Shilos with all original tracks from the 1979 LP. Added to these original ten tracks, will be the never released in any format, Volume 2 of lost early recordings focusing on Gram's solo efforts recorded by Dick Weissman including several never before heard Parsons' compositions! Continuing on this expanded compact disc are recordings by Gram Parsons & The Like, his experimental band from his brief stay in late 1965 at Harvard University. This includes a rare performance with the late actor, turned singer, Brandon deWilde. Closing out this disc is the holy grail of lost Gram Parsons recordings; Brandon deWilde singing lead, with Gram on Do Right Woman and Hickory Wind.


    CD2 features Big Mouth Blues: A Conversation with Gram Parsons, a full color digipak packaged release of a 76 minute interview with Gram Parsons conducted in 1972. He speaks about his musical influences, his formation of the eclectic, International Submarine Band, his part in creating and encouraging the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, his hopes for and disappointments with, the iconoclast Flying Burrito Brothers, his plans for a solo career and his enduring musical vision. Hearing his story in his own words and voice will give you a better glimpse of Gram Parsons, the man.


    The accompanying DVD features the official release of the original video tape of the rare and only performance of Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels. Though the video quality was not very good to begin with, the aging video tape has been enhanced utilizing today's newest digital video technology. Additional never seen before, non-performance footage from the show has been added which includes longer introductions by Gram on stage. As an added bonus, a very rare video performance closes the DVD with Gram performing a lip sync version of Hot Burrito #1.


    The long lost, recently discovered 1979 picture disc vinyl LP features Gram Parsons The Early Years, Volume 1 with a color picture of Gram on Side 1 and on Side 2 the original full color Sierra-Briar Records orange crate' logo. Originally conceived in April of 1979, only one test pressing of the disc existed until now! The disc is playable on any phonograph turntable, recorded and pressed in magnificent Mono. But there is more! This collector's vinyl disc is even more unique as the disc was pressed on 180g pure virgin vinyl, highly sought after today by audiophiles everywhere! It is packaged in it's own clear plastic sleeve.


    Booklet: A new 24 page booklet/pictorial with additional accompanying notes and featuring photographs by noted Life Magazine photographer Ted Polumbaum. Entitled Gram Parsons at Harvard - Fall 1965 with commentary by Harvard grad (Class of 1968) and fellow Gram classmate, David Johnson, these never before seen, let alone published, photographs capture Gram's brief stay as an incoming freshman at Harvard University in the Fall of 1965. See Gram at his desk studying, going to class, hanging out with teachers and students, playing his guitar, composing new songs plus photos of Gram Parsons and the Like (John Nuese, Ian Dunlap, Mickey Gauvin, Tom Scott). Commissioned by Life/Look Magazine for a proposed pictorial on the incoming college freshmen of 1965, these photos are incredible and Gram never looked better. These were photographs were shot just days before he would leave Harvard to head for New York moving in with new found music contemporary, Brandon deWilde, famed actor and now budding country singer!


    Posters: Folded posters of Gram Parsons at the Chateau Marmont 1969 (24 x 36 poster) and two versions of the Pete Frame's Gram Parsons Rock Family Tree The Grievous Angel and Gram & Emmylou (both posters are 18x 24).

    CD1: Gram Parsons The Early Years Volume 1 & 2
    1. I May Be Right
    2. Big Country
    3. Zah's Blues
    4. Mary Don't You Weep
    5. Bells of Rhymney
    6. Goin' Away, Don't You Want To Go
    7. They Still Go Down
    8. On My Journey Home
    9. Surfinanny
    10. Oh, Didn't They Crucify My Lord
    11. The Great Silkie
    12. Race With The Wind
    13. The Rains Come Down
    14. Hand Within The Glove
    15. Rolling Stone
    16. Darkest Years
    17. That Kind of Livin'
    18. A River Is Made Out of Raindrops
    19. I Can't Take It Any More (Gram Parsons & the Like)
    20. Remember
    21. Together Again (Brandon deWilde with Gram Parsons & the Like)


    CD2: Big Mouth Blues - A Conversation with Gram Parsons


    DVD: Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels
    1. Big Mouth Blues
    2. New Soft Shoe
    3. Streets Of Baltimore
    4. Six Dasy On The Road
    5. Hot Burrito #1 (bonus)


    Picture Disc Vinyl LP
    1. I May Be Right
    2. Big Country
    3. Zah's Blues
    4. Mary Don't You Weep
    5. Bells of Rhymney
    6. Goin' Away, Don't You Want To Go
    7. They Still Go Down
    8. On My Journey Home
    9. Surfinanny
    10. Oh, Didn't They Crucify My Lord

    Gram Parsons
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  • Now Is The Time For Hearts & Flowers Now Is The Time For Hearts & Flowers Quick View

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    Now Is The Time For Hearts & Flowers

    Though they are often only referred to in passing, as a sort of footnote of '60s West Coast scene, Los Angeles group Hearts And Flowers were actually one of the most eclectic groups of the time, incorporating elements of psych and country into their folk-rock sound. Founded by Larry Murray, a southern transplant to LA, and a graduate of the same vibrant Southern California bluegrass scene that gave way to Byrds and Burritos, the group's 1967 debut, Now Is The Time For Hearts And Flowers, is a classic album that deserves mention in the same breath as Sweetheart Of The Rodeo or Bradley's Barn. Reissued on 180g vinyl in a deluxe tip-on jacket from 4 Men With Beards.
    1. Now Is The Time
    2. Save Some Time
    3. Try For The Sun
    4. Rain, Rain
    5. The View From Ward 3
    6. Rock & Roll Gypsies
    7. Reason To Believe
    8. Please
    9. 1-2-3 Rhyme In Carnivour Thyme
    10. I'm A Lonesome Fugitive
    11. Road To Nowhere
    12. 10,000 Sunsets
    Hearts & Flowers
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    The Gilded Palace Of Sin

    Ranked 192/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's List Of The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time


    100% Analog AAA Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Pressed At RTI


    Exquisitely Restored Cover Art


    Comes In Old Style ''Tip-On'' Single-Jacket Printed By Stoughton on Heavy Stock


    Is this the album that made country cool? Former Byrds Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman picked up where they left off with Sweetheart of the Rodeo with this stunning masterpiece of a debut album by The Flying Burrito Bros. While Parsons had already pushed rock in a country direction during his brief stint with The Byrds and The International Submarine Band, The Gilded Palace of Sin is why the Burritos are widely viewed as the inventors of country rock. Indeed with this album, Hillman and Parsons carved a substantial place in music history as one of the most influential albums and bands of all time.


    The influence this album and band would have on rock and rap in the following decade can't be understated. It's impossible to listen to 80s and 90s classics like The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique or Beck's Odelay without hearing echoes of the beats and samples from This Is Big Audio Dynamite all the way back in 1985.


    The Gilded Palace of Sin was mastered 100% AAA analog by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the best source available- a phenomenal sounding 1/2'' safety copy of the original stereo master tapes. All of the top-end energy and ''snap'' of the original A&M LP is preserved, while the bass foundation is fully restored to make this new Intervention reissue the definitive listening experience for this classic LP!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Christine's Tune
    2. Sin City
    3. Do Right Woman
    4. Dark End Of The Street
    5. My Uncle
    6. Wheels
    7. Juanita
    8. Hot Burrito #1
    9. Hot Burrito #2
    10. Do You Know It Feels
    11. Hippie Boy
    The Flying Burrito Brothers
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