Grievous Angel

Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1974 Ratings: #4 / 129
User Score
Based on 79 ratings
1974 Rank: #93
Liked by 14 people
January 1974 / Release Date
LP / Format
Reprise / Label
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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.

Rolling Stone

Grievous Angel displays the full range of his talents.


Pretty good country album wiith a stunning cover of the Boudleaux Bryant (maybe with Felice but credited only to him) written and composed (first recorded by the Everly Brothers) song "Love Hurts".


One if the best country albums I have heard. It covers all the bases and ranges from deep introspective emotional country ballads to some of the most feel good country hodowns. Generally, a phenominally put together album


A classic country rock record with some of Gram Parsons best work and alongside Emmylou Harris brings the best vocal performance from both for a powerful, warm introspective listen

Track Review

Return of the Grievous Angel 10/10
Hearts on Fire 8.5/10.
I Can't Dance 8/10
Brass Buttons 9/10
$1000 Wedding 8.5/10.
Medley Live from Northern Quebec 7.5/10.
Love Hurts 10/10
Las Vegas 9.5/10
In My Hour Of Darkness 9/10

Average: 8.9/10

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Track List

  1. Return of the Grievous Angel
  2. Hearts on Fire
  3. I Can't Dance
  4. Brass Buttons
  5. $1000 Wedding
  6. Medley Live from Northern Quebec: (A) Cash on the Barrelhead (B) Hickory Wind
  7. Love Hurts
  8. Ooh Las Vegas (feat. Emmylou Harris)
  9. In My Hour of Darkness
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Added on: August 2, 2013