Gram Parsons Archives Vol.1: Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969

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Gram Parsons Archives Vol.1: Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969
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Live album by The Flying Burrito Brothers
Released November 6, 2007 (2007-11-06)
Recorded The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, April 4 and 6, 1969
Genre Country rock
Length 98:18
Label Amoeba
Producer Dave Prinz
The Flying Burrito Brothers chronology
Sin City: The Very Best of the Flying Burrito Brothers
(2002)
Gram Parsons Archives Vol.1: Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969
(2007)
Gram Parsons chronology
The Complete Reprise Sessions
(2006)
Gram Parsons Archives Vol. 1: Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
The Best Of Website (not rated) [2]

Gram Parsons Archives Vol.1: Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969 is a twenty-seven song, two-disc set released November 6, 2007, by Amoeba Records, taken from two shows at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco when the Flying Burrito Brothers opened for the Grateful Dead.

Amoeba Records co-founder Dave Prinz found tapes of the two shows among the 16,000 hours of material in the Grateful Dead's vault, and after considerable lobbying, convinced Grateful Dead sound engineer Owsley Stanley, who oversaw the Dead's material, to license the Burritos’ material to Amoeba's record label. It was a "coup" because Stanley, a.k.a. the Bear, hadn't licensed anything from his personal vault since 1970.[3]

Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten sits in on two tracks.

Disc 1 (recorded April 4, 1969)[edit]

  1. "Close Up the Honky Tonks" (Red Simpson) – 2:38
  2. "Dark End of the Street" (Chips Moman, Dan Penn) – 3:57
  3. Medley: "Undo the Right"/"Somebody's Back in Town" (Willie Nelson, Hank Cochran) (Don Helms, Theodore Wilburn, Doyle Wilburn) – 3:16
  4. "She Once Lived Here" (Autry Inman) – 3:54
  5. "We've Got to Get Ourselves Together" (Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett, Carl Radle) – 3:31
  6. "Lucille" (Richard Penniman, Albert Collins) – 2:38
  7. "Hot Burrito #1" (Chris Ethridge, Gram Parsons) – 3:40
  8. "Hot Burrito #2" (Ethridge, Parsons) – 4:05
  9. "Long Black Limousine" (Vern Stovall) – 3:38
  10. "Mental Revenge" (Mel Tillis) – 3:07
  11. "Sin City" (Parsons, Hillman) – 4:02

Bonus tracks:

  1. "Thousand Dollar Wedding" (Parsons) – 4:24
  2. "When Will I Be Loved" (Phil Everly) – 2:16

Disc 1 ends with two unreleased home recordings — “Thousand Dollar Wedding", recorded in Los Angeles in 1969 by Jimmi Seiter, and "When Will I Be Loved", recorded in New York City in 1967, also by Seiter.

Disc 2 (recorded April 6, 1969)[edit]

  1. Medley: "Undo the Right"/"Somebody's Back in Town" (Nelson/Cochran) (Helms/T Wilburn/D Wilburn) – 3:16
  2. "She Once Lived Here" (Inman) – 4:06
  3. "Mental Revenge" (Tillis) – 3:13
  4. "We've Got to Get Ourselves Together" (B Bramlett/D Bramlett/Radle) – 3:43
  5. "Lucille" (Penniman/Collins) – 2:39
  6. "Sin City" (Parsons/Hillman) – 4:08
  7. "You Win Again" (Hank Williams) – 3:06
  8. "Hot Burrito #1" (Ethridge/Parsons) – 3:53
  9. "Hot Burrito #2" (Ethridge/Parsons) – 4:00
  10. "You're Still on My Mind" (Luke McDaniel) – 2:34
  11. "Train Song" (Parsons/Hillman) – 3:43
  12. "Long Black Limousine" (Stovall) – 3:15
  13. "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)" (Cindy Walker) – 3:18
  14. "Do Right Woman"

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. Gram Parsons Archives Vol. 1: Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Small, Barry. Gram Parsons Archives Vol. 1: Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969, The Best Of Website
  3. ^ Robert Hilburn (November 13, 2007). "Parsons Release a Discovered Trove", Los Angeles Times