Discovered two years ago in a secret vault, Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969, a two-CD live set features Parsons, the late country-rock trailblazer, at his prime.
Newbies can enjoy pristinely preserved favorites like ''Sin City'' and
''Hot Burrito #1,'' as diehards go gaga over newly uncovered material,
including an acid-trippy version of Mel Tillis' ''(Sweet) Mental
Revenge.'' Heck, for enthusiasts, the bonus track alone a sparse demo of
''Thousand Dollar Wedding'' was worth the 38-year wait. B+