The Flying Burrito Brothers

From Another Time

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This outstanding live recording from the mid-'70s features original Flying Burrito Brothers Chris Ethridge (bass, vocals) and Sneaky Pete Kleinow (pedal steel) with ex-Swampwater member Gib Gilbeau (fiddle, guitar, vocals), ex-Canned Heat alumnus Joel Scott Hill (guitar), and ex-Byrd Gene Parsons (drums, vocals). This disc bridged the gap between the original Flying Burrito Brothers and their 1980s successors (known simply as the Burrito Brothers). The repertory, recorded along the group's European tour, both covers old group standards ("White Line Fever," "Sin City," "Devil in Disguise," "Wheels," "Close Up the Honky Tonks") and anticipates the songs that would comprise the later group's concerts. The performance is as spirited and inspired as any by the original group, even if the harmonies don't soar quite so easily -- Hill's colorful though restrained guitar pyrotechnics are a particular treat. Good live recordings by different incarnations of the Burritos aren't much less common than live Dead recordings, but this one makes an excellent companion/follow-up to A&M's Last of the Red Hot Burritos.

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