Magnet lists Once We Were Trees as a lost classic!

As a theme for Magnet Magazine no. 75 the magazine lists 75 lost classics chronologically from 1993-2003. Included in this selection is Beachwood Sparks second album Once We Were Trees from 2001. They discuss Gram Parsons as a source of inspiration for the group but feels that the “sophomore effort Once We Were Trees pushed the signature sound into psychedelic places where Parsons had never been. Many of the album’s tracks begin nice and steady with honky-tonk fingerpicking an woozy pedal steel but ended in a miasma of organ drone and haunting harmony vocals. A little too weird for the expecting more cookie-cutter cowboy songs. Trees was met with as much puzzlement as praise.”

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