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A & M SP 3122 (US ) 1986 / A & M 394175 (HOLLAND - CD) EDSEL ED/ EDCD 191 (UK LP/CD) 1987 / POLYDOR POCM 2028 (JAPAN CD) Produced by The Burritos, Larry Marks & Henry Lewy Band: Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman, Chris Ethridge, Sneaky Pete Kleinow Guests: Jon Corneal, Eddie Hoh, Sam Goldstein & Popeye Phillips Tracks: Christine's Tune (Devil In Disguise) / Sin City / Do Right Woman / Dark End Of The Street / My Uncle Wheels / Juanita / Hot Burrito # 1 / Hot Burrito # 2 / Do You Know How it Feels To Be Lonesome / Hippie Boy To promote it the infamous "Train Tour" was set up to travel to shows throughout the US, but to no avail because despite good reviews the album sold poorly.
Only one single was released during this period and the "A" side "The Train Song" was recorded after the album sessions backed with "Hot Burrito No. The producer of the "The Train Song" was Larry Williams, aided by Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and Clarence White was helping out on guitar.
In 1968 the band set about recording their first record with Eddie Hoh on drums, who only played on a few songs before quitting with his record company advance, session drummers Sam Goldstein & Popeye Phillips played on few tracks before Jon Corneal took over the drum stool to complete the recordings.
However with the sessions over and with the band gigging locally, Jon Corneal soon left the band swapping the drum seat with another ex Byrd Michael Clarke from the Dillard & Clark Expedition.
THE TRAIN SONG / HOT BURRITO # 1 (A & M 1067 - 1969) "The Train Song" produced by Johnny "Guitar" Watson & Larry Williamson Musicians: Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman, Chris Ethridge, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Michael Clarke Guest: Clarence White on guitar THE BYRDS & THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS "Boston Tea Party" - 23rd February 1969 John York / Clarence White / Gram Parsons / Gene Parsons Chris Hillman / Chris Ethridge / Roger Mc Guinn / Sneaky Pete Kleinow" 2 CD set released in 2000 have stated that there is still some material from these early recording sessions still in the vaults, certainly there are a couple of copyrighted Parsons - Hillman songs "Two Hearts" & "Last Date" from this period and the Bob Dylan song "Tomorrow Is A Long Time" was also supposedly recorded around this time but the tape is reported as f, but Chris Hillman chose to re-cut this song later in his career for his "Morning Sky" album in 1982.The band were due to tour South Africa following a visit to London but Gram refused because of the Apartheid policy in South Africa, and Gram returned to the US.Soon after the Byrds returned from the disastrous tour of South Africa, Chris Hillman also decided the time was right to leave the band and immediately hooked up again with Gram and started a productive song-writing period in a rented house which they called "Burrito Manor".Gram had also recorded "Lazy Day" during his short period with the Byrds but was left unreleased until 1991 when it was included on the Byrds Boxset release.Bernie Leadon also makes his first contribution to the band with his song "God's Own Singer" and a couple of co-writes with Gram & Chris, "Older Guys" & "Man In The Fog".