The Great American Eagle Tragedy

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The Great American Eagle Tragedy
Studio album by Earth Opera
Released 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Psychedelic rock
Label Elektra
Producer Peter K. Siegel
Earth Opera chronology
Earth Opera
(1968)
The Great American Eagle Tragedy
(1969)
David Grisman chronology
Earth Opera
(1968)
The Great American Eagle Tragedy
(1968)
Muleskinner
(1973)
Peter Rowan chronology
Earth Opera
(1968)
The Great American Eagle Tragedy
(1968)
Seatrain
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Great American Eagle Tragedy is a second and last album by the psychedelic band Earth Opera, recorded in 1969. It is marked by departure of Bill Stevenson and his harpsichord sound, using more guest musicians than on the debut album and use of pedal steel by Bill Keith. The album also had better success on charts then the previous one, but soon after, the group disbanded, paving the way for solo careers mainly for Pete Rowan and David Grisman. [2] [3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Peter Rowan, unless otherwise noted

  1. "Home to You" –4:27
  2. "Mad Lydia's Waltz" –3:47
  3. "Alfie Finney" (Dillon) –2:35
  4. "Sanctuary From the Law" – 2:54
  5. "All Winter Long" – 5:56
  6. "The American Eagle Tragedy" – 10:36
  7. "Roast Beef Love" – 3:16
  8. "It's Love" – 4:05

Personnel[edit]

  • Peter Rowan – vocals, guitar, saxophone
  • David Grismanmandolin, mandocello, keyboards, saxophone, vocals
  • Paul Dillon - guitar, drums, vocals
  • Billy Mundi - percussion, drums
  • John Nagy – bass, violoncello, mandocello
  • Jack Bonus - flute, sax, wind
  • Herb Bushler - bass
  • John Cale - guitar, viola, vocals
  • Richard Grando - saxophone
  • David Horowitz - organ, piano, keyboards
  • Bill Keith - pedal steel, steel guitar
  • Bob Zachary - percussion, triangle

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