The Flying Burrito Brothers - Burrito Deluxe


Intervention Records



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Hybrid Stereo SACD

Hybrid Stereo SACD


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180 Gram Vinyl Record

Classic 1970 sophomore album from The Flying Burrito Bros.

Direct-to-DSD Mastering from the original analog tapes!

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Housed in a super jewel box

Burrito Deluxe is the second and final hot Burrito made while the band was still led by former Byrds member Gram Parsons. The Flying Burrito Bros. are widely viewed as the inventors of country rock and are one of the most influential bands of all time. Burrito Deluxe is another classic full of great tunes written and sung by Parsons and Chris Hillman.

Burrito Deluxe Hybrid SACD is mastered by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio direct to DSD from the best source available — a phenomenal sounding 1/2" safety copy of the original stereo master tape. Intervention's remastering preserves all of the top-end energy and "snap" of the original A&M LP, while the bass foundation is fully restored to make this new Intervention reissue the definitive listening experience!

This Hybrid SACD reissue is housed in a super jewel box.

1. Lazy Days
2. Image Of Me
3. High Fashion Queen
4. If You Gotta Go
5. Man In The Fog
6. Farther Along
7. Older Guys
8. Cody, Cody
9. God's Own Singer
10. Down In The Churchyard
11. Wild Horses

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Muddy sound

posted on 09/19/2020
3 Stars
I don't know what the claims of "top-end energy and snap" are supposed to indicate, but my copy was distressingly muddy and muffled compared to the original 1969 A&M LP and subsequent CD reissues. The voices are very clear and prominent, and the low-end is about ten times louder than you've ever heard it before, but the instruments suffer from the obvious heroic attempts to re-equalize those pristine safety tapes. Mandolin, fiddle, even Leon Russell's piano sound dead. Worst of all, the distinctive tone of Sneaky Pete's steel is totally MIA.

I also question the sanity of opening the record with a loud, obnoxious fake radio spot (in Spanish). It was done "for fun", but isn't. It's more likely to induce a cringe every time you cue up the album.

Unless you're a bass freak, save your money and gently tweak one of the existing CD reissues with your tone controls. That's not a perfect solution, but it's better than this ill-conceived attempt to make the album something it never was.

Let's be honest here

posted on 02/06/2020
4 Stars
Reviewer: Dave in Indiana
Whoever supplied the above copy needs a short history lesson. Gram Parsons did not lead the Flying Burrito Brothers. Chris Hillman did. The drug-addled Parsons was too irresponsible to take care of himself, much less a working band.

This album may not be the classic that 'Gilded Palace of Sin' was, but it does have some great songs. The recording quality is far superior to 'Gilded Palace,' which had some awkward phasing issues.

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