It's a labour of love for Chris Robinson...

BLACK CROWES frontman CHRIS ROBINSON has contributed sleevenotes to ‘SACRED HEARTS’, a new compilation from the late GRAM PARSONS due to appear in late April.

The album, which also features a selection of tracks which Parsons’ recorded with long-time collaborator and friend Emmylou Harris, will be released through Rhino Records on April 17 in the US, reports At press time there has been no confirmation of a UK release.

‘Sacred Hearts’ traces a line through Parsons’ entire career, drawing tracks from his brief time with The Byrds, as well as four songs from his Flying Burrito Brothers band – including their cover of The Rolling Stones ‘ Wild Horses’ – and his solo albums ‘G.P’ and ‘Grevious Angel’.

Aside from Chris Robinson, journalists Holly George-Warren and Bud Scoppa contributed liner notes.

Parsons died of heart failure on September 19, 1973. He was 26-years-old.