Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|International Submarine Band|
Safe at Home
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Just before Gram Parsons cut a wide swath through American music with Sweetheart Of The Rodeo-era Byrds and the Flying Burrito Bros., he forged a new musical genre with the seminal 1967 country-rock sides he cut with his l... more »
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Just before Gram Parsons cut a wide swath through American music with Sweetheart Of The Rodeo-era Byrds and the Flying Burrito Bros., he forged a new musical genre with the seminal 1967 country-rock sides he cut with his legendary International Submarine Band. Sundazed Music, in conjunction with Shiloh Records, is proud to present a compact disc release of the ISB?s highly collectible Safe At Homealbum, taken for the first time from the pristine, two-track stereo LHI-label masters, now sporting accurate original artwork, rare photos and a revealing new essay by noted author Sid Griffin. We?ve added the last piece to the jigsaw puzzle by remarrying the originally unissued track "Knee Deep In The Blues" (recorded during the Safe At Homesessions) to this resoundingly important musical statement. It?s a young, confident Gram Parsons here, showing the world he?s ready for business and firing the first volley in an amazing?if too brief?career that would soon stand the! rock ?n? roll world on its ear.
Gram's 2nd best album
grew up in the 1960s | usa | 12/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i love country rock. i mean real country rock, not the pre-fab stuff that comes out of nashville these days. this album is the real stuff. in fact it's the first country rock album ever recorded and gram parsons at his absolute best. he only topped this effort once, with the great "the gilded palace of sin" (the flying burrito brothers first album ). the cd's only drawback is that it's 28 minutes long (which was not unusual for albums in the late 1960s). it was recorded in 1967. before his stint with the byrds, before the flying burrito brothers, before he went solo, before drugs and alcohol got the better of him. everything he did on "the gilded palace of sin" he pioneered here. it turns out gram parsons made a prototype of his later masterpiece. this cd is it. i can't get enough of it."
+ 1/2 stars...Blueprint for Country Rock
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 12/10/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Gram Parsons has as legitimate claim as anyone for recording the first country/rock album with this late-1967 recording by the International Submarine Band before jumping ship to join the Byrds on their SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO project.
The standout tracks are the self-penned gems like "Blue Eyes" (which was released as a single), "Luxury Liner" (which Parsons devotee Emmylou Harris would cover a decade later), and "Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome" (which Parsons would revisit on the Flying Burrito Brothers' debut).
There are equally strong performances on covers of Merle Haggard's "I Must Be Somebody Else You've Known" and Johnny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone." The original album's nine tracks are augmented on this CD reissue by the bonus track "Knee Deep In the Blues" (a hit for both Marty Robbins and Guy Mitchell), which first appeared on the Gram Parsons anthology SACRED HEARTS & FALLEN ANGELS.
The band is joined on these recordings by Jay Dee Maness on pedal steel, Earl "Les" Ball on piano, and future Burrito Brother Chris Ethridge on bass. While the album is relatively short (it clocks in at just under 28 minutes), the pure, raw country sounds on this disc became the template for all country/rock bands that followed in their wake. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
The only problem is that it is not long enough
Douglas R. Isenberg | NC | 11/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fairly short album by today's standards, but this album shows that today's standards are pretty crappy. "Miller's Cave" stands out in my mind the most."