Kiss the Children (Alternate Version)
Label: Rhino/Warner Records
Does the music world really need another Gram Parsons compilation? The country rocking part of the music world does. Culled mostly from his two solo albums, this collection contains remasters, alternate versions, rare radio bits and actual interviews with the late innovator of cosmic American music. Although the remastered versions make the production sound less vintage than the originals, you have to hear "Hickory Wind" in all its melancholic splendor -- the way it was originally meant to be heard.