The Flying Burrito Brothers

Sin City: The Very Best of the Flying Burrito Brothers

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AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger

This 25-song, single-CD anthology collects the cream of the recordings the Flying Burrito Brothers made while Gram Parsons was in the band. Since their career has taken in many more years and recordings than that relatively brief juncture, some might question whether it's a comprehensive or balanced overview. On the other hand, the majority of listeners would agree that the Parsons era of the Burritos was by far the most significant and best phase of the band. Sin City has everything from the first two Burritos albums, The Gilded Palace of Sin and Burrito Deluxe, as well as the single "Train Song" and a couple of other stray Parsons-era cuts, "Six Days on the Road" and "Close Up the Honky-Tonks." All 25 of these songs, plus 18 others (including a few on which Parsons plays that don't show up on Sin City), are on the more comprehensive two-CD set Hot Burritos! The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972. That two-CD set thus still gets the nod for the best Flying Burrito Brothers comp. But for those looking for the core Parsons-Burritos tracks, or a more concise and consistent collection, Sin City serves its purpose well, with decent annotation (though likewise condensed in quantity from what you'll read in the Hot Burritos! booklet).

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Flying Burrito Brothers 03:03
2 The Flying Burrito Brothers 04:10 SpotifyAmazon
3 The Flying Burrito Brothers 03:56
4 The Flying Burrito Brothers 03:56 SpotifyAmazon
5 The Flying Burrito Brothers 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
6 The Flying Burrito Brothers 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
7 The Flying Burrito Brothers 02:31 SpotifyAmazon
8 The Flying Burrito Brothers 03:39 SpotifyAmazon
9 The Flying Burrito Brothers 03:16 SpotifyAmazon
10 The Flying Burrito Brothers 02:08
11 The Flying Burrito Brothers 04:56 SpotifyAmazon
12 The Flying Burrito Brothers 03:05 SpotifyAmazon
13 The Flying Burrito Brothers 03:00 SpotifyAmazon
14 The Flying Burrito Brothers 03:20 SpotifyAmazon
15 The Flying Burrito Brothers 02:08 SpotifyAmazon
16 The Flying Burrito Brothers 01:50 SpotifyAmazon
17 The Flying Burrito Brothers 02:30 SpotifyAmazon
18 The Flying Burrito Brothers 04:01 SpotifyAmazon
19 The Flying Burrito Brothers 02:30 SpotifyAmazon
20 The Flying Burrito Brothers 02:45 SpotifyAmazon
21 The Flying Burrito Brothers 02:07 SpotifyAmazon
22 The Flying Burrito Brothers 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
23 The Flying Burrito Brothers 06:21 SpotifyAmazon
24 The Flying Burrito Brothers 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
25 The Flying Burrito Brothers 02:17 SpotifyAmazon
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