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Ballad Of Easy Rider (Byrds album)

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By 1969, the Byrds had already been through the Gram Parsons-fired country innovations on Sweetheart Of The Rodeo, and had also lost Chris Hillman, the last original member except for ...

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Byrdmaniax (Byrds album)

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As they were contractually bound to release two albums a year, the Byrds trudged into the studio for three weeks in January 1971 straight off a tour supporting 1970’s Untitled. ...

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Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde (Byrds album)

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In many respects, Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde reflects the mutation of the hippie dream that was taking place in 1968. The brutal slab of electric folk rock that is ...

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Farther Along (Byrds album)

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Originally recorded as a reaction to the ornate production of Terry Melcher on the preceding Byrdmaniax, the warm and rustic Farther Along was an understated effort. Recorded during a...

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Fifth Dimension (Byrds album)

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Now seen as an album that was as far ahead as the Beatles’ Revolver, released the same year. Roger McGuinn’s flirtation with space rock peaked on stunning tracks such as ...

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In The Beginning (Byrds album)

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Recorded in 1964 and produced by the Byrds’ manager, Jim Dickson, the charming and often fascinating demos and rarities on In The Beginning provide a valuable overview of how the ...

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Mr Tambourine Man (Byrds album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

The only other major group of the 60s, other than the Beatles (the fab four), to elicit such universal love and approval are the Byrds (the famous five). They were ...

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Notorious Byrd Brothers (Byrds album)

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Building on the maturity of their previous masterpiece Younger Than Yesterday, the Byrds delivered a suite of songs that naturally flow into one another with uncanny ease. It is one ...

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Original Singles 1965-67 (Byrds album)

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This album captures the Byrds original singles in glorious mono. Special care was taken to use the original mono mixes on the vinyl version, but beware certain CD copies where ...

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Preflyte (Byrds album)

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Before they were the Byrds they were the Beefeaters. The Beefeaters tried to get a recording contract on the strength of their songs... I hope. This is fascinating for Byrdologists ...

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Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (Byrds album)

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Country music had always been an essential influence on the Byrds, but the decision to record an entire album in that style was controversial. Despite contemporary disquiet, Sweetheart Of...

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Turn! Turn! Turn! (Byrds album)

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Uncomfortably hot on the heels of their debut album, this record had no right to be so good. Once again Gene Clark had enough great songs to complement the Bob ...

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Untitled (Byrds album)

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This celebrated double album, half studio/half live is generally accepted as being the Byrds’ last great album and final hurrah. Having lost all their original members bar founding father...

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Younger Than Yesterday (Byrds album)

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With this album the Byrds proclaimed fully their musical genius. Distinctive three-part harmonies and chiming 12-string guitars affirmed the quartet’s unique sound as a succession of...

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