Flying Burrito Brothers

Gilded Palace Of Sin - AM Records 1969

Tracks: 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 How it Feels to be Lonesome /11. Hippie Boy


This was their first album released in 1969. The Flying Burrito Brothers were originally formed as an informal group of L.A. musicians, and their story is dominated by several line-up changes.

The first version featured prominent former Byrd-members Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons. With Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Chris Etheridge and various drummers they recorded the highly acclaimed album "The Gilded Palace of Sin". Along with the Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" this album is regarded as one of the first classics in country-rock. Most of the songs are originals written by all band-members with Hilmann and Parsons as the main contributers. It's also their songs that stand out the most though, it's an overall very consistent album with no actually weak tracks. My favourites are the now country classics "Sin City" and "Juanita", and of course the great opening track "Christine's Tune".

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