I'm such a Byrds obsessive that I will probably end up owning four copies of each album on vinyl sooner or later - the original Columbia mono and stereo, and the Sundazed mono and stereo. Driver 8 , Feb 13, Location: Pepperland of course! I really like the remixes. The old Byrds cd I had sounded horrible. Now, if Steve wants to remaster the original mixes, I'm down for that. Beatlelennon65 , Feb 13, Location: St.
Louis MO. Location: Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Location: North Of Boston. They were very, very permissive at Columbia Records. Did you ever worry the group might be over before Gram came in? Tell me your first memory of meeting Gram Parsons. He came to our rehearsals. Chris Hillman had met him at a bank in Beverly Hills and brought him around. I asked him to play some piano and he played a little Floyd Cramer—style piano. We can work with him. I remember going out to Nudie, the rodeo tailor in San Fernando Valley, and getting some cowboy gear.
And I really liked it. I loved it so much that we decided to go to Nashville and record the album. How quickly did you realize that Gram Parsons was even more talented than you initially thought?
It was right away, within a week. What happened? And so we recorded over a couple of his tracks and then finally resolved it before the album came out. And so he was on some of the tracks and I was on the others. When we did the box set, they put him on the tracks that he sang on. Oh, I loved it. I loved the chord changes and the melody. Then Bob mentioned you by name in his remake of the song a few years later. He encouraged us to go more country. I mean, we dabbled it in before, but Gram was just so excited about it.
He was just in love with country music. Country was a recent development when we met him. Click once to expand, again to magnify. Rate this:. Like this: Like Loading About Alan Bumstead Vinyl Reviews Alan Bumstead is a music fanatic who humbly adds confusion to the world with a string of album reviews written during real-time-listening in a stream-of-consciousness style, then edited for spelling, punctuation, flow and grammar.
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