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    Here?s a group of some of Gram Parson?s earliest and best work,
    all in beautiful black vinyl and all stunning.

    Includes the following albums:

    • Another Side Of This Life - LP 5076
    • Safe At Home - LP 5530
    • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo - LP 5215
    • Sanctuary IV - LP 5090

    Another Side of This Life, 13 previously unheard demo recordings of Gram Parsons, country-rock pioneer and former member of the Byrds and founding member of the Flying Burrito Brothers. The release?available here on High-Definition Vinyl?features Parsons, singing and playing acoustic guitar, recorded from March 1965 to April 1966 at the home of his Winter Haven, Fla. friend, Jim Carlton. Another Side of This Life also features rare photos and a detailed liner essay by noted writer Stanley Booth (The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones).

    The Lee Hazlewood produced Safe At Home gem was Gram Parson?s studio debut, and a stunning one at that. In the wake of Parsons? recognition as a country rock pioneer, Safe at Home grew in stature considerably. Discovered by fans lucky enough to find an original copy, the album was rightfully acknowledged as a classic. Now, Sundazed Music makes Safe at Home available to everyone through this stellar reissue. Sourced from the original analog LHI tapes, this edition includes an unreleased track from the original sessions, the Marty Roberts/Guy Mitchell hit ?Knee Deep in the Blues."

    With one mighty swing of the axe, the Byrds changed not only the face of rock 'n' roll but country music, as well, with their sixth album, 1968's Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. Tired of dipping a toe into the genre, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman added singer Gram Parsons and drummer Kevin Kelley and went for total immersion. The baptism of country-rock was a natural with Parsons, former International Submarine Band frontman, now on board.

    The Sundazed Sanctuary spotlight continues with Volume IV to the legendary Nashville sessions for The Byrds? landmark 1968 album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Spurred on by new member Gram Parsons, the Byrds traveled to Nashville to fashion the innovative country/rock blend that?s been part of American musical culture ever since. Sanctuary IV collects all of Gram Parsons? vocal takes for the first time, as well as other revealing outtakes and intimate rehearsal versions - all of which perfectly document the creation of an album unlike any other!