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Burrito Deluxe is a country-rock band with an unusually impressive heritage; the group evolved from a latter-day version of the Flying Burrito Brothers, the pioneering country-rock outfit fronted by Gram Parsons, and featured Sneaky Pete Kleinow, the Burritos' original pedal steel player. While Parsons left the Flying Burrito Brothers in 1970, the band continued to record and tour without him, and with time Kleinow would become the group's longest running member. While Kleinow occasionally took leave from the band to pursue his other career as a special effects animator, he continued to play with the Burritos up until their final studio album, 1999's Sons of the Golden West, but in 2000 Kleinow chose to retire the Flying Burrito Brothers and assembled a new group under a new moniker, Burrito Deluxe. Focusing on the rootsy but expressive country-rock that had been the old group's trademark, the first Burrito Deluxe album, 2002's Georgia Peach, was a tribute to the songs of Gram Parsons, and along with Kleinow and guitarist Carlton Moody (formerly of the Moody Brothers) it featured an all-star collection of sidemen and guest musicians, including Garth Hudson, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and Jim Ed Brown. 2004 brought a second Burrito Deluxe album, The Whole Enchilada, and a more concise lineup of the group, with Kleinow and Moody joined by bassist Jeff Davis (ex-Amazing Rhythm Aces) and session drummer Rick Lonow. In 2006, the band recorded a third album, Disciples of the Truth with the group's strongest lineup to date -- Kleinow, Moody, Davis, keyboard player Richard Bell (who previously worked with the Hawks and Janis Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie band), guitarist Walter Egan (best known for his 1978 hit "Magnet and Steel"), and drummer Bryan Owings. However, before it reached stores, Kleinow died on January 6, 2007; the album was released in late February 2007, with the group soldiering on in tribute to their fallen comrade.
Wikipedia:Gram Parsons chronology
Burrito Deluxe is the second album by the country rock group The Flying Burrito Brothers, released in May of 1970 on A&M Records, catalogue 4258. It is the last to feature Gram Parsons prior to his dismissal from the group. It contains the first issued version of the song "Wild Horses," released almost a year before its appearance on Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones.
After the release of the group's debut album, ex-Byrd Michael Clarke was hired as the band's full-time drummer — he had recently been performing drumming duties for another band led by another ex-Byrd, Dillard and Clark. Bassist Chris Ethridge left out of frustration at the band's lack of success, and in his place the Burritos snagged another member of the disintegrating Dillard and Clark unit, guitarist Bernie Leadon. Chris Hillman moved over to his old role of bass, making the new Burrito line-up Parsons, Hillman, and Pete Kleinow with Leadon and Clarke.
During the time period around these recording sessions, Parsons had developed a close friendship with Keith Richards since their meeting in 1968. Richards gave Parsons a demo tape of "Wild Horses" on December 7, 1969, the day after the concert at Altamont, apparently in an effort to console Parsons after an alleged miscommunication with Michelle Phillips. The song "Lazy Days" had been recorded by Parsons' previous groups, The International Submarine Band and the Byrds, but neither version was released although the Byrds' version did eventually surface on the 1990 box set. Parsons began to lose interest in the Burritos, and after missing too many gigs, or showing up too inebriated to play, Parsons was fired from the band later in 1970.