Wednesday, August 24, 2011

With Ryan Adams: Return of the Grievous Angel



Gram Parsons recorded this song with Emmylou Harris in 1973 for his Grievous Angel album:

7 comments:

Roy said...

Oops! on that top video!

K. said...

New video up. Apologies.

seapenguin said...

I like both versions, and admire Ryan Adams for taking it on, but the Gram one is just magical.

K. said...

I feel the same way, Sea. I do think that the slower tempo benefits Adams's voice. But GP's version...that's the one I've been humming to myself for over 35 years!

Pierre said...

That song was Gram's high point, I think. Like K, I've been listening to it since I bought the vinyl copy back in 1974. It's a definite ear worm. You sing it for a week or two after hearing it.

seapenguin said...

I love just about everything Gram did, and his stuff with Emmylou was always incredible. There's just an extra something there. What I can never get over, and maybe this is just my age talking - is that they were so young at the time. It really makes you wonder about "old souls". Or maybe you need to be young to produce stuff like that - I don't know! fabulous, anyway.

Me said...

Yep,neat.