Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Byrds

























Artist:  The Byrds
Origin:  Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre:  Folk Rock, Country Rock, Rock, Folk, Folk Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Contemporary Pop

Original line-up:

Roger McGuinn:  Lead Guitar, Banjo, Moog Synthesizer, Vocals
Gene Clark:  Tambourine, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
David Crosby:  Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Chris Hillman:  Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Michael Clarke:  Drums

The Byrds were an American Folk Rock and Country Rock Band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1964 by Roger McGuinn (Vocals, Guitar), Gene Clark (Vocals, Guitar), David Crosby (Vocals, Guitar), Chris Hillman (Bass, Vocals), and Michael Clarke (Drums).  The band attained the huge success of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys and their early days they were melding the influence of Bob Dylan and The Beatles with Contemporary and Traditional Folk Music.  They pioneered the musical Genre of Folk Rock, also Country Rock.  The band's signature blend of clear Harmony Singing and Roger McGuinn's Jangly Twelve-String Rickenbacker Guitar has continued to be influential on Popular Music upto the present day.  The band's classic hits:  "Mr. Tambourine Man" (cover version of Bob Dylan), and "Turn, Turn, Turn" (cover version of Pete Seeger), and "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better", "Eight Miles High", "So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star", "Ballad Of Easy Rider", "Chestnut Mare" and many more!.  In 1991, The Byrds were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.














Title:  The Essential Byrds  (2011)
Genre:  Folk Rock, Country Rock, Rock, Folk, Folk Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Contemporary Pop
Label:  Sony Music
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:

 1.  Mr. Tambourine Man  (2:32)
 2.  I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better  (2:33)
 3.  All I Really Want To Do  (2:05)
 4.  The Bells Of Rhymney  (3:32)
 5.  Chimes Of Freedom  (3:52)
 6.  Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) (3:51)
 7.  She Don't Care About Time (Single Version) (2:30)
 8.  It Won't Be Wrong  (2:00)
 9.  Lay Down Your Weary Tune  (3:31)
10. Set You Free This Time  (2:50)
11. He Was A Friend Of Mine  (2:32)
12. The Times They Are A-Changin'  (2:19)
13. Eight Miles High  (3:36)
14. 5D (Fifth Dimension)  (2:34)
15. Wild Mountain Thyme  (2:32)
16. Mr. Spaceman  (2:11)
17. So You Want to Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star  (2:06)
18. Have You Seen Her Face  (2:41)
19. Time Between  (1:55)
20. Renaissance Fair (Single Version)  (1:53)
21. My Back Pages  (3:09)
22. Everybody's Been Burned (Single Version)  (3:06)
23. Triad  (3:31)
24. Dolphin's Smile  (2:00)

Disc 2:

 1.  Artificial Energy  (2:21)
 2.  Old John Robertson (Single Version)  (1:54)
 3.  Goin' Back  (3:27)
 4.  Natural Harmony  (2:13)
 5.  Wasn't Born To Follow  (2:03)
 6.  You Ain't Going Nowhere  (2:34)
 7.  Hickory Wind  (3:31)
 8.  Nothing Was Delivered  (3:25)
 9.  This Wheel's On Fire  (4:45)
10. Drum Store Truck Drivin' Man  (3:54)
11. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me  (2:36)
12. Ballad Of Easy Rider  (2:04)
13. Jesus Is Just Alright  (2:11)
14. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue  (4:54)
15. Lover Of The Bayou  (3:41)
16. Chestnut Mare  (5:10)
17. Glory, Glory  (4:01)
18. Jamaica Say You Will  (3:27)
19. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician  (2:03)
20. Tiffany Queen  (2:41)
21. Antique Sandy  (2:14)
22. Farther Along  (2:59)

Personnel:

Roger McGuinn:  Lead Guitar, Banjo, Moog Synthesizer, Vocals
Gene Clark:  Tambourine, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
David Crosby:  Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Chris Hillman:  Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals

Michael Clarke:  Drums

Roger McGuinn:  Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Chris Hillman:  Bass, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Gram Parsons:  Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Organ, Vocals
Kevin Kelley:  Drums

Roger McGuinn:  Guitar, Lead Vocals
Clarence White:  Guitar, Backing Vocals
John York:  Bass, Backing Vocals
Gene Parsons:  Drums, Harmonica, Banjo, Backing Vocals

Roger McGuinn:  Guitar, Moog Synthesizer, Vocals
Clarence White:  Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Skip Battin:  Bass, Vocals
Gene Parsons:  Drums, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals

The Essential Byrds is the collection double album by The Byrds, was released on January 10, 2011 by Sony Music/Legacy, with all the songs of The Byrds.  This package consists of previously released materials in Mono recordings!.



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