Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
New Gram Parsons 4 Disc Box Set to be released by Sierra Records - "The Early Years"
Disc One is the now classic and ground breaking, "Gram Parsons - The Early Years Volume 1", 1963-1965 folk recordings of Gram Parsons and the Shilos, originally released in 1979 on Sierra / Briar Records. Available for the first time on compact disc, it includes all original tracks including a new version of Gram's "Zah's Blues" accompanied by a jazz combo! Added to these recordings is the never before released in any format "Volume Two" of more early performances, focusing on Gram Parsons' solo efforts recorded by Dick Weissman (of the fame folk group The Journeymen, along with John Phillips and Scott McKenzie), including several never before heard Gram Parsons' compositions. Closing out this expanded disc will be recordings by "Gram Parsons & The Like", his experimental band from his few months in late 1965 at Harvard University, including a rare performance with the legendary actor and Gram Parsons best friend, Brandon deWilde.
Disc Two is SIERRA RECORDS' 2003 release "Big Mouth Blues: A Conversation with Gram Parsons". This full color digipak packaged release was missed by many Gram fans and now included in this Box Set.
Disc Three is the first official DVD release from the original video tape of the rare and only performance of "Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels", previously released on a 1999 limited edition Sierra VHS tape, "Together Again For The Last Time".
Disc Four is the long lost, recently discovered Vinyl LP "PICTURE DISC" of "Gram Parsons - The Early Years" - color picture of Gram on Side 1, the original full color "Sierra-Briar Records" logo on Side 2. Originally produced in April 1979, only the test disc existed until now! The disc is playable on any phonograph turntable (pressed on clear, audiophile virgin vinyl), packaged in itself own clear plastic sleeve.
Plus: Three folded posters, the original 1979 "Early Years" color booklet, a NEW 24 page booklet / pictorial with additional accompanying notes to the box set, a full color T-shirt etc ....
Pre-orders here: Order box set only from SIERRA RECORDS