Rhino Plans Parsons, Harris Anthologies
Rhino Records has set an April 17 release date for a pair of two-CD retrospectives from the late Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. The pair collaborated on a pair of acclaimed albums in the '70s, "G.P.Rhino Records has set an April 17 release date for a pair of two-CD retrospectives from the late Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. The pair collaborated on a pair of acclaimed albums in the '70s, "G.P." and "Grievous Angel," songs from which are featured on Parsons' anthology, "Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels." The Harris set, "The Warner/Reprise Years," draws from her 23 top-10 country hits as well a host of tracks previously unavailable on CD in the U.S.
"Sacred Hearts" includes cuts from Parsons' early work with the International Submarine Band as well as three tracks from his stint with the Byrds. Four cuts are featured from his days with fellow Byrd Chris Hillman in the Flying Burrito Brothers, including the group's famous cover of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses." Parsons died on Sept. 19, 1973, of heart failure at age 26 in a motel room in Joshua Tree, Calif.
"Sacred Hearts" features liner notes by journalist Holly George-Warren, a track-by-track commentary from journalist Bud Scoppa, and written tributes by Harris and the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson.
Among the rarities featured on Harris' anthology are three songs from "The Ballad Of Sally Rose," Harris' first album of all original material. These, as well as five other tracks, make their CD debut here.