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The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin - 180g LP

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The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Intervention - IR-012-   Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

AAA 100% Analogue - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl

Pressed at RTI - Restored Cover Art - Limited Edition  

100 Recommended All-Analog reissues Worth Owning - Michael Fremer Analogplanet 

Stereophile magazine's Editor's Pick Recording Of The Month, May 2017! 

To survive and prosper, any reissue label must eventually make a splash with a surprise release that's not only relevant, but hasn't yet had a proper remastering. For Intervention, this is that album. The new marvelous-sounding analog lacquer was cut by Kevin Gray, at Cohearent Audio, and the discs were pressed at RTI. The source was a flat safety copy, on 30ips 1/2" tape, of the original stereo master... The Gilded Palace of Sin is probably the fullest expression of Parsons's vision of a hybrid music... His singing was nasal, with shaky intonation, and yet it had undeniable presence." - Robert Baird, Stereophile, May 2017, Recording of the Month, Performance 5/5, Sonics 4.5/5 

This record has never sounded this well balanced yet still happily sonically “out to lunch”.You also get a great laminated Stoughton Press “Tip-on” jacket and RTI pressing for your money. A reader asked if I’d assembled a “100 essential albums” list. I haven’t but when I do, this will be on it as will be The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard and Clark, another album that mingled country and rock released on A&M a year before this record. It’s in need of an all-analog reissue, preferably as a “two-fer” with the follow up Through the Morning Through the Night. There may be other reissues of this record costing less but do not be fooled! This is the only one that’s AAA. It costs more but it’s worth it. Just be forewarned: if your front end can't handle the bass, it might still sound sloppy but if it can and you know the record, you'll hear the notes more cleanly than ever, but with the surrounding "muck" still there as required by the "original intent". Sound 9/10 Music 9/10 Michael Fremer Analogplanet.com

Intervention’s sumptuous tip-on artwork makes Barry Feinstein’s tongue-in-cheek cover photograph even more vivid. You can’t appreciate the full measure of The Gilded Palace of Sin until you hear this  pressing. Sound 4.5/5 VinylReviews

"Intervention Records apparently screwed up and shipped the master tape to Ultra Fidelis. From the opening stylus cue (sorry, I can't say 'needle drop'), I had the sensation that it was 1969, and I was transported to the recording venue and allowed to watch one of my very most favorite recordings being made." - Jon Spelt, ultrafi.com, Ultra Fidelis 

The new LP leaves my CD and LP, and the tracks on the compilation CD, in the dust. The guitars have more twang, Kleinow’s pedal steel more whine and sustain, Ethridge’s bass more attack and rhythmic life, and the soundstage is wider, deeper, and more alive with sound. And this reissue makes even more obvious that Chris Hillman was Parsons’s equal in this band. It highlights how skilled and versatile he was as a guitarist, and how crucial he was as both a harmony and lead vocalist. Soundstage Ultra

This is a 100% AAA affair headed up by Kevin Gray himself.. Mercy sakes alive, am I happy to have this one on the shelf.- Sound 5/5 Hifelity 

100% AAA analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Exquisitely restored jacket art by Stoughton Printing

Rolling Stone's 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time!

This landmark recording has now been 100% AAA analogue mastered from a phenomenal sounding 1/2" safety copy of the original stereo master tape, the best just got better! This is superior to all other pressings of this album.
 

Headed by former Byrds Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman, The Flying Burrito Bros. are widely viewed as the inventors of country rock and are one of the most influential bands of all time. The Gilded Palace of Sin is not only FBB's finest work, it's a true classic full of some of the greatest tunes ever written and sung by Parsons and Hillman.

The Gilded Palace of Sin was mastered 100% AAA analog by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the best source available- a phenomenal sounding 1/2" safety copy of the original stereo master tape. All of the top-end energy and "snap" of the original A&M LP is preserved, while the bass foundation is fully restored to make this new Intervention reissue the definitive listening experience for this classic LP! The original LP art has been restored by IR's Tom Vadakan and the old-style, "tip-on, brown-in" LP jacket will be printed by Stoughton. 

Musicians: 
Gram Parsons, rhythm guitar, keyboards, vocals
Chriss Hillman, rhythm guitar, mandolin
Chris Ethridge, bass, piano
Sneeky Pete, steel guitar

    1. Christine's Tune
    2. Sin City
    3. Do Right Woman
    4. Dark End Of The Street
    5. My Uncle
    6. Wheels
    7. Juanita
    8. Hot Burrito No. 1
    9. Hot Burrito No. 2
    10. Do You Know How It Feels
    11. Hippie Boy

 

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