180 Gram Vinyl Record
The Flying Burrito Bros' The Gilded Palace of Sin
100% AAA analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
180-gram vinyl pressed at RTI
Exquisitely restored jacket art by Stoughton Printing
No. 192 Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
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"It originally didn't make sense but now thanks to this reissue cut from a 1/2" safety copy of the original master tape, it does. Kevin Gray left the essence intact-the bright top and wooly bottom — but either he's pulled it in a few notches on both ends, or the original pushed it out a few to make the intent clear on 60's and 70's era 'hippie phonographs.' Whichever it was and I'm sure Intervention's Shane Buettner will chime in, in the comments section, 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." — Music = 9/11; Sound = 9/11 - Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. Read the whole review here.
"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 (Records), 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 30 ips 1/2-inch tape, of the original stereo master. ... The Gilded Palace of Sin is probably the fullest expression of Parson's vision of a hybrid music. The inclusion of two soul numbers, 'Do Right Woman' and 'Dark End of the Street' written by Memphis music icons Dan Penn and Chips Moman and hits for, respectively, Aretha Franklin and James Carr, was a move surely spearheaded by Parsons and his desire to find Cosmic American Music." — Performance = 5/5; Sonics 4.5/5 - Robert Baird, Stereophile, May 2017
"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." — Ultrafi.com. Read the whole review here.
Intervention Records is reissuing The Flying Burrito Bros. classic 1969 debut, The Gilded Palace of Sin on 180-gram vinyl and on SACD in the second half of the year.
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 Hybrid SACD was mastered directly from analog tape to DSD.
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. The Hybrid CD/SACD will be housed in a super jewel box.
|1. Christine's Tune|
|2. Sin City|
|3. Do Right Woman|
|4. Dark End Of The Street|
|5. My Uncle|
|8. Hot Burrito No. 1|
|9. Hot Burrito No. 2|
|10. Do You Know How It Feels|
|11. Hippie Boy|