Friday, 1 May 2015
Gram Parsons - The Lost Rehearsals Tape 1972.
The record companies holding Gram Parson's material have more or less exhausted what material there is from his sadly short life and as Chris who provided these recordings to me pointed out (by the way, thanks Chris) a lot of the bootleg material for Gram Parsons is of fairly average audio quality.
The five audio tapes that this CD was compiled from, were included in an auction lot at Christies that was bought by one of Gram Parsons biggest fans and were part of a selection of Gram's personal belongings that went to auction.
The five cassettes dated from 1972 and include Emmylou Harris and others on some of the tracks that were most likely recorded through a condenser microphone into a portable tape player, however the audio quality suggests that a little more sophisticated equipment may have been used for some of the songs. It is proable that Ric Grechs English home was used for some of the sessions along with hotel rooms for others.
All of this material is another reminder of 'what could have been' if Gram had stayed with us a little longer, it's also another reminder that a personal musical favorite of mine Emmylou Harris developed her talent with some of the best.
Source: CD of original cassette tapes.
Sound Quality: Good & average (all very listenable) mp3@192kbps.
Genre: Country, Alt country.
Set: Various rehearsal sessions.
01. A Song For You Intro
02. Kentucky Blues
03. Streets Of Baltimore
04. Folsom Prison Blues
05. Lovesick Blues
06. The New Soft Shoe
07. How Much Ive Lied
08. Still Feeling Blue 1
09. Still Feeling Blue 2
10. Ain't No Beatles Ain't No Rolling Stone
11. How Can I Forget You - Cry One More Time
12. A Song For You
13. Streets Of Baltimore
14. That's All It Took
15. Some bodys Back In Town
16. More and More
17. Teaching Emmy to Sweep out the Ashes
18. Daddy's Fiddle
19. We'll sweep out the Ashes in the Morning
20. Cold Cold Heart
21. That's All It Took
22. A Song For You
Website: Official HERE. Unofficial informative HERE.
Reloaded 01/05/2015 - download link in comments.
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