Sleepless Nights (Gram Parsons album)

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Sleepless Nights
Compilation album by Gram Parsons
Released April 1976

1970 (with the Flying Burrito Brothers)

1973 (with Emmylou Harris/Grievous Angel Sessions)
Genre Country-rock
Length 37:28
Label A&M
Gram Parsons chronology
Grievous Angel
Sleepless Nights
Live 1973
with Fallen Angels
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Sleepless Nights is a posthumous compilation album by Gram Parsons. There are no original Parsons songs on this album; the majority are covers of vintage country songs with the exception of The Rolling Stones' song "Honky Tonk Women".

Some of the highest praise for the album is due to the inclusion of three tracks featuring Emmylou Harris and omitted from the 1973 album Grievous Angel; "Sleepless Nights" (allegedly the original title for the Grievous Angel album), "The Angels Rejoiced in Heaven Last Night" and "Brand New Heartache".[1][2] The majority of the tracks are from a much earlier period and recorded during Parsons's time with The Flying Burrito Brothers, shortly before his exit from the group. These songs had not been previously released and are not highly regarded by many critics; Rolling Stone, for example, refers to them as "sluggish and dispirited".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Brand New Heartache" (Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant) - 2:28
  2. "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down" (Merle Haggard) - 2:55
  3. "Sing Me Back Home" (Merle Haggard) - 3:53
  4. "Your Angel Steps Out of Heaven" (Jack Ripley) - 3:12
  5. "Crazy Arms" (Ralph Mooney, Charles Seals) - 2:48
  6. "Sleepless Nights" (Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant) - 3:23
  7. "Close Up the Honky Tonks" (Red Simpson) - 2:20
  8. "Together Again" (Buck Owens) - 3:13
  9. "Honky Tonk Women" - (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 4:19
  10. "Green, Green Grass of Home" (Curly Putman) - 4:05
  11. "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)" (Joe Maphis) - 2:56
  12. "The Angels Rejoiced Last Night" (Charlie Louvin, Ira Louvin) - 2:23


  1. ^ a b Deming, Mark. Gram Parsons/The Flying Burrito Bros.: Sleepless Nights > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 Jan 2007.
  2. ^ a b Altman, Billy (June 17, 1976). "Gram Parsons Sleepless Nights > Review". Rolling Stone (215). Archived from the original on 15 Apr 2008. Retrieved 8 Jan 2007.