Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974) [MFSL 2012] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC / RE-UP

Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974) [MFSL 2012] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC / RE-UP

Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974) [MFSL 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:48 minutes | Scans included | 1,14 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 722 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2059

Gram Parsons fondness for drugs and high living are said to have been catching up with him while he was recording Grievous Angel, and sadly he wouldn't live long enough to see it reach record stores, dying from a drug overdose in the fall of 1973. This album is a less ambitious and unified set than his solo debut, but that's to say that G.P. was a great album while Grievous Angel was instead a very, very good one. Much of the same band that played on his solo debut were brought back for this set, and they perform with the same effortless grace and authority (especially guitarist James Burton and fiddler Byron Berline). If Parsons was slowing down a bit as a songwriter, he still had plenty of gems on hand from more productive days, such as "Brass Buttons" and "Hickory Wind (which wasn't really recorded live in Northern Quebec; that's just Gram and the band ripping it up live in the studio, with a handful of friends whooping it up to create honky-tonk atmosphere). He also proved to be a shrewd judge of other folks material as always; Tom T. Hall's "I Can't Dance" is a strong barroom rocker, and everyone seems to be having a great time on The Louvin Brothers's "Cash on the Barrelhead." As a vocal duo, Parsons and Emmylou Harris only improved on this set, turning in a version of "Love Hurts" so quietly impassioned and delicately beautiful that it's enough to make you forget Roy Orbison ever recorded it. And while he didn't plan on it, Parsons could hardly have picked a better closing gesture than "In My Hour of Darkness." Grievous Angel may not have been the finest work of his career, but one would be hard pressed to name an artist who made an album this strong only a few weeks before their death – or at any time of their life, for that matter.


01. Return of the Grievous Angel
02. Hearts on Fire
03. I Can't Dance
04. Brass Buttons
05. $1000 Wedding
06. Medley Live from Northern Quebec: a) Cash on the Barrelhead b) Hickory Wind
07. Love Hurts
08. Las Vegas
09. In My Hour of Darkness

Mastered for this SACD by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1


DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -6.32 dB -19.88 dB 4:26 01-Return of the Grievous Angel
DR11 -6.14 dB -19.87 dB 3:52 02-Hearts on Fire
DR12 -6.26 dB -21.26 dB 2:24 03-I Can't Dance
DR11 -8.48 dB -21.61 dB 3:31 04-Brass Buttons
DR12 -6.40 dB -22.51 dB 5:06 05-$1000 Wedding
DR11 -6.05 dB -21.06 dB 6:29 06-Medley Live from Northern Quebec: a) Cash on the Barrelhead b) Hickory Wind
DR11 -6.77 dB -22.15 dB 3:42 07-Love Hurts
DR11 -6.27 dB -19.66 dB 3:33 08-Las Vegas
DR11 -7.64 dB -21.07 dB 3:45 09-In My Hour of Darkness

Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

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Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,47 GB