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Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth album by American rock band The Byrds and was originally released on August 30, 1968 on Columbia Records. Recorded with the addition of country rock pioneer Gram Parsons, it was influential as the first major country rock album by an established act and represented a stylistic move away from the psychedelic rock of the band's previous LP, The Notorious Byrd Brothers. The Byrds had occasionally experimented with country music on their four previous albums, but Sweetheart of the Rodeo represented their fullest immersion into the genre thus far. The album was also responsible for bringing Gram Parsons, who had joined The Byrds prior to the recording of the album, to the attention of a mainstream rock audience for the first time. Thus, the album can be seen as an important chapter in Parsons' personal and musical crusade to make country music fashionable for a young audience.1. You Ain't Going Nowhere
2. I Am A Pilgrim
3. The Christian Life
4. You Don't Miss Your Water
5. You're Still On My Mind
6. Pretty Boy Floyd
7. Hickory Wind
8. One Hundred Years From Now
9. Blue Canadian Rockies
10. Life In Prison
11. Nothing Was Delivered$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
UntitledUntitled is the 9th album by The Byrds, released in September of 1970. Originally a double album, with the first LP featuring live recordings from two early 1970 performances in New York City and the second LP consisting of new studio recordings. The album contained the first official release of any live recordings by the band. The album peaked at #40 on the Billboard Top LP Chart and reached #11 on the UK Albums Chart. At the time of release, Untitled was met with positive reviews and strong sales, with many critics and fans regarding the album as a return to form for the band. Likewise, the album is generally regarded as being the best that the latter-day line-up of The Byrds produced.1. Lover of the Bayou
2. Positively 4th Street
3. Nashville West
4. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N Roll Star
5. Mr. Tambourine Man
6. Mr. Spaceman
7. Eight Miles High
8. Chestnut Mare
9. Truck Stop Girl
10. All the Things
11. Yesterday's Train
12. Hungry Planet
13. Just a Season
14. Take a Whiff on Me
15. You All Look Alike
16. Well Come Back Home$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
The Byrds Greatest HitsThe Byrds' Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album by American rock band The Byrds and was released in August 1967. It is the top-selling album in The Byrds' catalogue as it provides a summary of The Byrds' history during Gene Clark and David Crosby's tenure with the band and also functions as a survey of the group's hit singles from 1965 to 1967, a period when the band had its greatest amount of success on the singles chart.
From classics such as Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) and Eight Miles High these are chiming timeless songs that will fill your heart with warmth.1. Mr.Tambourine Man
2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
3. The Bells Of Rhymney
4. Turn! Turn! Turn!
5. All I Really Want To Do
6. Chimes Of Freedom
7. Eight Miles High
8. Mr. Spaceman
9. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
11. My Back Pages$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Younger Than Yesterday (MONO)Ranked 124/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Younger Than Yesterday, the Byrds' fourth albumand in some people's eyes, the pinnacle of their artwastes no time, bursting out of the gates with still another national smash, So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star. Spotlighting the jazzy trumpet of Hugh Masekela, this paean to outrageous rock stardom was a highlight of the Byrds' appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival, possibly the most thrilling gathering of the musical tribes, ever. Every bit as exciting was Have You Seen Her Face, the album's second radio hit. A return to space-rock, C.T.A.-102, should have been nominated for a Hugo, the annual prize for the best work in science fiction. The standout track ofYesterday, nevertheless, is My Back Pages, a good bet as the best-ever blend of lush Byrds harmonies and jangling guitar with Bob Dylan at his Finnegan's Wake lyrical best.
Unavailable for over 40 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissue of this monumental recording in its original, highly-sought-after mono incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog mono masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.1. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
2. Have You Seen Her Face
3. C.T.A. - 102
4. Renaissance Fair
5. Time Between
6. Everybody's Been Burned
7. Thoughts And Words
8. Mind Gardens
9. My Back Pages
10. The Girl With No Name
11. Why$28.99Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
Turn! Turn! Turn!To quote the original liner notes of The Byrds' second album, Protests growled briefly and died in great, wheezing gasps. The Byrds, unfettered, looked the other way and sang love songs. In 1965, America was beginning to enter a time of vehement political and social division and if anyone was looking for a song that flawlessly described the time, the title track of this album was a Godsend...literally. Originally taken by Pete Seeger from the 3rd chapter of Ecclesiastes in the Bible, 'Turn! Turn! Turn!' was such a powerful anthem for all involved in the social unrest--both weary politicians and youths burning their draft cards--that the other songs on the album did not need to consist of other political messages. The Byrds decided one anthem was enough, and filled Turn! Turn! Turn! with great songs about love and searches for personal enlightenment.
The group's debut Mr. Tambourine Man had been largely carried by vocalist Gene Clark's creative originals, and four Bob Dylan covers among others. Clark's songs also carry Turn! Turn! Turn! when it comes to the creative output of the bandmembers, but Roger (Jim) McGuinn was establishing himself as the counterpart to Clark's work. The love songs he co-wrote, 'It Won't Be Wrong' and 'Wait and See' (co-authored by budding Byrd David Crosby) were not up to the standards of those set by Gene Clark, but his arranging of folk standards and 12-string Rickenbacker playing show his influence. McGuinn brilliantly turns an old folk song 'He Was A Friend Of Mine' into a beautiful lament for John F. Kennedy, the additional lyrics McGuinn added delicately describing the tragic assassination of a president. Also a nice move is the jangle of 'Oh Susannah,' which features great interplay between McGuinn's Rickenbacker and Michael Clarke's drum kit. 'Satisfied Mind' is one of the best covers the Byrds ever did, sincere and simple, and covers of 'The Times They Are-A Changing' and 'Lay Down Your Weary Tune' helped convince Dylan himself that the group was a solid talent. He told McGuinn Up until I heard this ['Lay Down Your Weary Tune'] I thought you were just another immitator.
But Gene Clark again eclipses with his love songs; one of the most creative ballad writers of all time, Clark's songs were never cliched or tongue-in-cheek, and always down-to-Earth. 'If You're Gone' has to be one of his most moving vocal performances ever. 'Set You Free This Time' and 'The World Turns All Around Her' display the kind of songwriting the pop world needs today. His 'She Don't Care About Time' single is fortunately included as a bonus track on this remaster, along with another Clark masterpiece 'The Day Walk,' better known as 'Never Before.'
The Turn! Turn! Turn! album was a make it or break it for the Byrds; during this short time they rivalled the Beatles, and the massive success of the title track solidified their stance, if only for a brief time. But the other ten songs were what proved the group's talent, avoiding sophomore slumps and delivering some of the 60s greatest music. -- Bud SturguessTurn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
It Won't Be Wrong
Set You Free This Time
Lay Down Your Weary Tune
He Was A Friend Of Mine
The World Turns All Around Her
If You're Gone
The Times They Are A-Changin'
Wait And See
Oh! Susannah$19.99Heavy Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fifth Dimension (Red Vinyl)Red Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Jacket
The Byrds were truly a gift to rock music fans all over the world. There will never be another collective of superstar talent like The Byrds. Their amazing sound and membership is of legendary proportion, as it truly was shown in 1966 with their brilliant third album Fifth Dimension.
Jam packed with 11 classic rock champions like Eight Miles High, Mr. Spaceman, I See You, Hey Joe and of course the smash title track, Fifth Dimension, making this one of the most important albums ever in classic rock. With the lead vocals and unmistakable 12 string guitar work of Roger McGuinn, the musicianship and lead vocal work of the legendary David Crosby, the solid bass playing and lead vocal work of Chris Hillman, along with the stellar lead vocals of Gene Clark and the hipster Michael Clarke on drums, all of these ingredients made The Byrds a force to reckon with like no other. Cultivating their folk and rock influences into psychedelic electric treasures, their music will forever stand the test of time.1. Fifth Dimension
2. Wild Mountain Thyme
3. Mr. Spaceman
4. I See You
5. Whats Happening?!?!
6. I Come And Stand At Every Door
7. Eight Miles High
8. Hey Joe (where You Gonna Go)
9. Captain Soul
10. John Riley
11. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Live At Royal Albert Hall 1971From their earliest days as 12-string-wielding folk-rockers, to the thrilling psychedelic excursions of their raga-rock period to their 1968 birthing of country-rock, the Byrds were always accorded a heros welcome in England.What better place to record founding Byrds member/guitarist/singer Roger McGuinns new version of the bandfeaturing fretboard ace Clarence White, bassist Skip Battin and drummer Gene Parsonsthan Londons Royal Albert Hall!
Rescued from a tape that had sat forgotten in McGuinns climatized garage for decades, this stellar 1971 set, featuring live versions of the current bands studio faves (Lover of the Bayou, Chestnut Mare) as well as adventurous reworkings of Byrds classics (Mr. Tambourine Man, My Back Pages, Eight Miles High,So You Want to Be a RocknRoll Star) might be the most accurate and stirring live performance yet of the legendary Los Angeles combo. By 1971, the guitar interplay of McGuinn andWhite had become a jaw-dropping highlight of their live performances,as had their stripped down, acoustic mini-set and peerless four-part vocal harmonies.Lover of the Bayou
1. You Ain't Going Nowhere
2. Truck Stop Girl
3. My Back Pages
4. Baby, What You Want Me to Do
5. Jamaica, Say You Will
6. Black Mountain Rag-Soldier's Joy
7. Mr. Tambourine Man
8. Pretty Boy Floyd
9. Take a Whiff (On Me)
10. Chestnut Mare
11. Jesus Is Just Alright
12. Eight Miles High
13. So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
14. Mr. Spaceman
15. I Trust
16. Nashville West
17. Roll Over Beethoven
18. Amazing Grace$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live In Holland 1971When the Byrds cut the two songs featured on Live In Holland 1971 they may have been nearing the end of the trail, but this totally revamped Byrds lineup had plenty of firepower left in their mighty arsenal. Byrds founding member/vocalist/12-string legend Roger McGuinnalong with guitar whiz Clarence White, bassist Skip Battin and drummer Gene Parsonssound better than ever sailing through muscular renditions of new Byrds fave (and Dr. John tribute) Lover Of The Bayou and Dylan country-rock staple You Aint Goin Nowhere. McGuinn admits he kept the name of the legendary Los Angeles combo intact for the sake of his old pal (and new fretboard foil). Clarence White always wanted to be in the Byrds ... and now he had his chance. says McGuinn.1. Lover of the Bayou
2. You Aint Goin Nowhere$9.997 Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
LION-MOV-Q53985xThe Flying Burrito Brothers
Burrito DeluxeGram Parsons had a habit of taking over whatever band he happened to be working with, and on the first three albums on which he appeared - the International Submarine Band's Safe at Home, the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo, and the Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin - he became the focal point, regardless of the talent of his compatriots. Burrito Deluxe (1970), the Burritos' second album, is unique in Parsons' repertoire in that it's the only album where he seems to have deliberately stepped back to make more room for others.
The album includes songs like Cody, Cody, and Older Guys. It also contains the first issued version of the song Wild Horses, released almost a year before its appearance on Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones. The band sounds tight and they play with genuine enthusiasm. Burrito Deluxe is certainly better than your average Country-Rock album.1. Lazy Days
2. Image Of Me
3. High Fashion Queen
4. If You Gotta Go
5. Man In The Fog
6. Farther Along
7. Older Guys
8. Cody, Cody
9. God's Own Singer
10. Down In The Churchyard
11. Wild Horses$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Early YearsSierra Records presents their most ambitious project ever, literally in the works for decades, with the Gram Parsons The Early Years Box Set. This exclusive, collectors edition is packaged in a 12 x 12 high gloss full color, rigid deluxe, presentation box, containing 4 distinct discs: CD1: Gram Parsons The Early Years Vol. 1 & 2; CD2: Big Mouth Blues - A Conversation with Gram Parsons; DVD: rare and only performance of Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels; and Gram Parsons The Early Years Volume 1 picture disc vinyl. The set also includes a new 24 page color booklet/pictorial and posters!
CD1 is the first ever release on compact disc of the now classic and ground breaking, Gram Parsons The Early Years Volume 1 (1963-65) folk recordings of Gram Parsons and the Shilos with all original tracks from the 1979 LP. Added to these original ten tracks, will be the never released in any format, Volume 2 of lost early recordings focusing on Gram's solo efforts recorded by Dick Weissman including several never before heard Parsons' compositions! Continuing on this expanded compact disc are recordings by Gram Parsons & The Like, his experimental band from his brief stay in late 1965 at Harvard University. This includes a rare performance with the late actor, turned singer, Brandon deWilde. Closing out this disc is the holy grail of lost Gram Parsons recordings; Brandon deWilde singing lead, with Gram on Do Right Woman and Hickory Wind.
CD2 features Big Mouth Blues: A Conversation with Gram Parsons, a full color digipak packaged release of a 76 minute interview with Gram Parsons conducted in 1972. He speaks about his musical influences, his formation of the eclectic, International Submarine Band, his part in creating and encouraging the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, his hopes for and disappointments with, the iconoclast Flying Burrito Brothers, his plans for a solo career and his enduring musical vision. Hearing his story in his own words and voice will give you a better glimpse of Gram Parsons, the man.
The accompanying DVD features the official release of the original video tape of the rare and only performance of Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels. Though the video quality was not very good to begin with, the aging video tape has been enhanced utilizing today's newest digital video technology. Additional never seen before, non-performance footage from the show has been added which includes longer introductions by Gram on stage. As an added bonus, a very rare video performance closes the DVD with Gram performing a lip sync version of Hot Burrito #1.
The long lost, recently discovered 1979 picture disc vinyl LP features Gram Parsons The Early Years, Volume 1 with a color picture of Gram on Side 1 and on Side 2 the original full color Sierra-Briar Records orange crate' logo. Originally conceived in April of 1979, only one test pressing of the disc existed until now! The disc is playable on any phonograph turntable, recorded and pressed in magnificent Mono. But there is more! This collector's vinyl disc is even more unique as the disc was pressed on 180g pure virgin vinyl, highly sought after today by audiophiles everywhere! It is packaged in it's own clear plastic sleeve.
Booklet: A new 24 page booklet/pictorial with additional accompanying notes and featuring photographs by noted Life Magazine photographer Ted Polumbaum. Entitled Gram Parsons at Harvard - Fall 1965 with commentary by Harvard grad (Class of 1968) and fellow Gram classmate, David Johnson, these never before seen, let alone published, photographs capture Gram's brief stay as an incoming freshman at Harvard University in the Fall of 1965. See Gram at his desk studying, going to class, hanging out with teachers and students, playing his guitar, composing new songs plus photos of Gram Parsons and the Like (John Nuese, Ian Dunlap, Mickey Gauvin, Tom Scott). Commissioned by Life/Look Magazine for a proposed pictorial on the incoming college freshmen of 1965, these photos are incredible and Gram never looked better. These were photographs were shot just days before he would leave Harvard to head for New York moving in with new found music contemporary, Brandon deWilde, famed actor and now budding country singer!
Posters: Folded posters of Gram Parsons at the Chateau Marmont 1969 (24 x 36 poster) and two versions of the Pete Frame's Gram Parsons Rock Family Tree The Grievous Angel and Gram & Emmylou (both posters are 18x 24).CD1: Gram Parsons The Early Years Volume 1 & 2
1. I May Be Right
2. Big Country
3. Zah's Blues
4. Mary Don't You Weep
5. Bells of Rhymney
6. Goin' Away, Don't You Want To Go
7. They Still Go Down
8. On My Journey Home
10. Oh, Didn't They Crucify My Lord
11. The Great Silkie
12. Race With The Wind
13. The Rains Come Down
14. Hand Within The Glove
15. Rolling Stone
16. Darkest Years
17. That Kind of Livin'
18. A River Is Made Out of Raindrops
19. I Can't Take It Any More (Gram Parsons & the Like)
21. Together Again (Brandon deWilde with Gram Parsons & the Like)
CD2: Big Mouth Blues - A Conversation with Gram Parsons
DVD: Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels
1. Big Mouth Blues
2. New Soft Shoe
3. Streets Of Baltimore
4. Six Dasy On The Road
5. Hot Burrito #1 (bonus)
Picture Disc Vinyl LP
1. I May Be Right
2. Big Country
3. Zah's Blues
4. Mary Don't You Weep
5. Bells of Rhymney
6. Goin' Away, Don't You Want To Go
7. They Still Go Down
8. On My Journey Home
10. Oh, Didn't They Crucify My Lord$64.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc + 2 CDs + DVD - Sealed Buy Now
SanctuaryNow heavily influenced by the earth-shaking creations of two master musicians -John Coltrane and Ravi Shankar-the Byrds began recording their new single, Eight Miles High and Why, along with tracks for their upcoming album Fifth Dimension at Columbia Studios in Hollywood. Growing more confident by the day in their studio acumen and songwriting skills, the Byrds logged long nights of hypnotic in-studio jamming, then hammered the white-hot magma into songs that will live forever. McGuinn's solos soared as never before, his technique now fusing the familiar, melodic overtones of the Rickenbacker 12-string with a powerfully new staccato dissonance absorbed from the majestic saxophone of John Coltrane. Michael Clarke's drumming never sounded better, his Elvin Jones-like cymbal splashes and rolling-tom thunder driving the band like an atomic generator approaching critical mass. Chris Hillman's swooping bass lines took on a McCartney-esque timbre that filled in every corner of the canvas with bold, melodic strokes. But it was perhaps David Crosby, playing in a brashly percussive way no one had ever heard before from a rhythm guitarist, who best digested and interpreted the Eastern influences of the day: the ragas and talas of Ravi Shankar. Crosby's contribution to Fifth Dimensionwas as outspoken and defiant as the man, himself. Acreative zenith in the Byrds' career, these fascinating sessions deserve closer scrutiny than they've previously been afforded. Alternate instrumental takes and extended experimental workouts give essential insight here into the songs' final versions. Also included are early versions of songs before the addition of any studio sweetening-strings, percussion or sound effects. To top things off, we've included a small handful of unique finds that give a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the creation of one of the most important records of our time.1. EIGHT MILES HIGH
3. RYDER (I Know My Rider)
4. JOHN RILEY I
5. 2-4-2 FOX TROT (The Lear Jet Song)
6. PSYCHODRAMA CITY
7. JOHN RILEY II
8. WILD MOUNTAIN THYME
9. HEY JOE (Where You Gonna Go)
10. I SEE YOU
11. WHAT'S HAPPENING?!?!
12. CAPTAIN SOUL(30 Minute Break)$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mr. Tambourine Man (MONO)Ranked 232/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Byrds burst upon an already fertile pop/rock music scene in the spring of 1965 with a stunning retooling of Bob Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man that changed everything. The debut album of the same name that followed, featuring mindblowing folk-rock gems like The Bells Of Rhymney, I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better and Chimes Of Freedom, was so aromatically intoxicating it even lit a fire under the Beatles across the Atlantic, beavering away on Rubber Soul. The Mr. Tambourine Man longplayer is so bountiful it almost doubles as a Byrds greatest hits, volume one. Here Without You and I Knew Id Want You weave a sense of mystery into the Byrds' eerie harmonic tapestry. And All I Want To Do, along with Spanish Harlem Incident, once again, connect Dylan's magic to the pop charts in a way only McGuinn, Crosby, Clark, Hillman and Clarke could pull off.
Unavailable for over 40 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissue of this monumental recording in its original, highly-sought-after mono incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog mono masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.1. Mr. Tambourine Man
2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
3. Spanish Harlem Incident
4. You Won't Have to Cry
5. Here Without You
6. The Bells Of Rhymney
7. All I Really Want To Do
8. I Knew I'd Want You
9. It's No Use
10. Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe
11. Chimes Of Freedom
12. We'll Meet Again$28.99Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fifth Dimension (MONO)By 1966, the Byrds had powered up like a mammoth Atlas rocket boosting Astronauts into orbit around the Earth, with their third album, Fifth Dimension. This amped-up new soundimmediately dubbed raga-rock due to the Byrds newfound fascination with the music of Ravi Shankar and John Coltraneis best exemplified by Eight Miles High, yet another national pop smash, and 5D (Fifth Dimension), both swirling, multi-hued masses of sonic energy on an interplanetary scale. 5D is tethered to a generation newly interested in LSD mind-trips, while Eight Miles High details the Byrds' first transcontinental flight to the United Kingdom. Folk-rock, always a Byrds staple, appears in the luscious form of Wild Mountain Tyme and John Riley. Hey Joe, soon to become a standard of shaggy-haired garage rock nation, is a standout, while Mr. Spaceman, a brilliant, humorous blend of deep space and country-rock also scaled the national charts.
Unavailable for over 40 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissue of this monumental recording in its original, highly-sought-after mono incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog mono masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.1. 5 D (Fifth Dimension)
2. Wild Mountain Thyme
3. Mr. Spaceman
4. I See You
5. What's Happening?!?!
6. I Come And Stand At Every Door
7. Eight Miles High
8. Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)
9. Captain Soul
10. John Riley
11. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)$28.99Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
Some People Are On The Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is NowLong before they became the indie darlings and international recording artistes they're usually remembered as, The Dentists were the black sheep of the mid '80s Medway Rock n' Roll family. Railing against the tried and tested Garage Rock of The Prisoners and The Milkshakes, The Dentists blended the contemporary guitar pop of The Smiths, The Go Betweens and REM with the classic '60s rock of The Who, The Kinks and The Byrds, added a generous sprinkling of heavy-lidded Psychedelia and played the resulting sound stew very loudly at 90 mph on beaten-up old guitars and drums. A recipe for great pop music you may think... and you'd be right!1. Flowers Around Me
2. I'm Not The Devil
3. Tony Bastable V John Noakes
4. You Make Me Say It Somehow
5. Mary Won't Come Out To Play
6. I Had An Excellent Dream
7. Kinder Still
8. The Little Engineers Set
9. Back To The Grave
11. The Arrow Points To The Spot
12. Everything In The Garden
13. One Of Our Psychedelic Breakers Is Missing$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Eight Miles High / Why (Mono)"Eight Miles High" b/w "Why" - The Rare RCA Studios Versions Original Mono Masters!!!
During an action-packed Byrds tour of the UK in August 1965, ideas began to form in Gene Clark's mind for a new song. After germinating for several weeks, he began to put his thoughts on paper during the band's U.S. tour in November 1965.
Traveling from gig to gig, David Crosby's cassettes of Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane provided the tour bus soundtrack. As Clark continued writing the song that would become ''Eight Miles High,'' this exotic music, especially Coltrane's recordings, found their way into the composition. Juxtaposed against lyrical snapshots of London, like ''rain grey town, known for its sound,'' the modal melody created a striking contrast and summoned a surreal, flight-like feeling.
Despite Clark's increasing isolation from the group, it was obvious that ''Eight Miles High'' was a work of major importance and the group promptly made plans to record it. The band entered RCA Studios in Los Angeles on December 22, 1965, to track ''Eight Miles High,'' along with a new Roger McGuinn- David Crosby song ''Why.'' They had worked up an explosive arrangement for the Clark song, adding elements culled from their recent highway listening sessions. The Coltrane influence is especially evident in McGuinn's electric twelve-string solo, inspired by Coltrane's free-form sax lines on ''India.'' Shankar's sitar work is reflected in Chris Hillman's driving bass part, a hypnotic drone against which McGuinn's guitar lines shine in high relief. This Eastern influence also emerges on the high energy ''Why'' with McGuinn creating a sitar-like solo on his guitar while employing non-Western scales. Though not a conscious attempt, these songs were later cited as pioneering examples of raga rock, one of several innovative sub-genres, along with folk rock and country rock that the band explored in their career.
Despite the unqualified artistic success of the RCA sessions, Columbia refused to release the tracks because they had not been recorded in a Columbia-owned studio. The band dutifully re-recorded the two songs at Columbia Studios in Hollywood and these recordings were released as a single and later included in the Fifth Dimension album. However, the band was not fully satisfied with this second attempt, believing that the RCA recordings were better.
This special Sundazed release marks the first use of the recently located original mono mixdown masters. McGuinn has always felt that the first recordings of these songs were more spontaneous. And when asked about the RCA version of ''Eight Miles High'' Crosby declared, ''It was a stunner, it was better, it was stronger. It was the way we wanted it to be.''1. Eight Miles High
2. Why$9.997 Vinyl Single Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Mockingbird TimeDuring their heyday in the first half of the 1990's, The Jayhawks perfected a captivating sound that seamlessly blended the elegant folk-rock of The Byrds, the adventurousness of Buffalo Springfield, the hippiebilly soulfulness of The Flying Burrito Brothers, and the soaring harmonies of The Beach Boys. So it's richly ironic that their reappearance coincides with a dramatic resurgence of the musical approach they played such a central role in perpetuating. But this time around, The Jayhawks themselves are revered as icons by the young bands carrying on those same traditions, and it's their own legacy that they're advancing.
On Mockingbird Time, their eighth album, and the first with the original lineup since 1995's Tomorrow The Green Grass, they're once again pushing the envelope on songs and performances of rarefied dynamism and grace. The album's shapes and textures range from the string-laden grandeur of Hide Your Colors and the widescreen vistas of Tiny Arrows to the streamlined 12-string jangle of She Walks in So Many Ways and the amphetamine frenzy of High Water Blues.1. Hide Your Colors
2. Closer To Your Side
3. Tiny Arrows
4. She Walks In So Many Ways
5. High Water Blues
6. Mockingbird Time
7. Stand Out In The Rain
8. Cinnamon Love
9. Guilder Annie
10. Black-Eyed Susan
11. The Pouring Rain At Dawn
12. Hey Mr. Man$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-ATL-6681xCrosby, Stills & Nash
Crosby, Stills and NashRanked 259/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
One of the most enduring musical partnerships of our time, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) are revered for their peerless vocal harmonies, inspired songwriting and musical virtuosity. When the trio first sang together at a friends Laurel Canyon house in 1968, their uncanny harmonic convergence was immediately apparent, and CSN took shape. Each member came to the new venture from other high-profile bands, Crosby from the Byrds, Stills from Buffalo Springfield and Nash from the Hollies, and together they formed that rarest of musical entities, a supergroup that lived up to its billing.
CSNs stunning 1969 self-titled debut album is one of the true masterpieces of the rock n roll canon. The album made it all the way to #6 on the Billboard charts and delivered two Top 40 Pop singles with Marrakesh Express and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. Also features the CSN classics Guinnevere, Wooden Ships, Helplessly Hoping and Long Time Gone.
Crosby, Stills & Nash are a most important part of the brilliant history at Atlantic Records. The uniqueness of their vocal blend, as well as the uniqueness of each solo voice, made them the top vocal group in the world, and they are still today thrilling millions of fans they have accumulated over the years. Ahmet Ertegun1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
2. Marrakesh Express
4. You Dont Have To Cry
5. Pre-Road Downs
6. Wooden Ships
7. Lady Of The Island
8. Helplessly Hoping
9. Long Time Gone
10. 49 Bye-Byes$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cold Spring Harbor
The Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Continues!
His Very First Album Revisited For The First Time In The Audiophile Domain
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music And Manufactured At R.T.I.
Billy Joel's debut LP Cold Spring Harbor will always be revered as one of the finest classic early albums from
this superstar singer/songwriter. Released in 1971, Billy had already paid a bunch of dues since the 60's with bands
like The Hassles and Atilla. Already entrenched with a handful of influential radio programmers, Billy Joel took to the
road vigorously to help promote the Cold Spring Harbor album on stations like WNEW in New York and WMMR in Philly,
which eventually helped break Billy to a huge record buying audience. As his nightclub shows became sell outs and
airplay was beginning with his debut LP, Cold Spring Harbor soon became the album which would springboard this
singer/songwriter into an arena artist in a very short time.
Cold Spring Harbor shows this New Yorker's skills in the studio, his stellar vocals, songwriting and amazing
piano artistry. Forty years later these tunes still resonate with his fans as Billy Joel is currently embarking on a very
successful concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be a part of the celebration with his debut masterwork Cold
As another installment in our exclusive Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this first
time impeccably mastered audiophile LP features some of his greatest songs like the brilliant album opener She's
Got a Way, the Beatle-esqe You Can Make Me Free, the stellar instrumental Nocturne, and his classic debut single
Everybody Loves You Now.
The masterwork contains even more of his most loved classics like the stunning Falling of the Rain and the
country flavor of Turn Around featuring Sneaky Pete from The Byrds on pedal steel guitar.
For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first time gatefold cover artwork
presentation, which features the original LP sized cover art not seen in years, as well as lyrics to all of these great Billy
Joel songs, making this a keepsake for years to come.
Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, Billy Joel's Cold Spring Harbor will be one of the
more anticipated classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl domain this year.
Billy Joel Cold Spring Harbor Celebrate 4 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and the memories 1st
Time Audiophile Vinyl An exclusive Only from your friends at Friday Music.
Everybody Loves You Now1. She's Got a Way
2. You Can Make Me Free
3. Everybody Loves You Now
4. Why Judy Why
5. Falling of the Rain
6. Turn Around
7. You Look So Good to Me
8. Tomorrow Is Today
10. Got to Begin Again$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Notorious Byrd Brothers (MONO)Ranked 171/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Byrds pull no punches kicking off their fifth album, 1968's The Notorious Byrd Brothers, with Artificial Energy, a devastating haymaker aimed at the go-fast generation. In the blink of an eye, they're into the most beautiful baroque folk-rock ever created, the Carole King/Gerry Goffin-penned Goin' Back. It was the song that caused David Crosby to leave the band (witness the empty horse stall on the cover photo) an odd reaction, considering most of Notorious was layered with a phased and eerie deep-space vibe that seemed to come from another galaxy. Space Odyssey is the perfect post-film mint for Stanley Kubrick's intergalactic thriller 2001: A Space Odyssey. The heartbreak of Draft Morning says plenty about being eligible for conscription during the Vietnam War, while Wasn't Born To Follow was a perfect fit for silver screen epic Easy Rider, whose main characters were based directly on McGuinn and Crosby.
Insanely rare and unavailable for over 40 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissue of this monumental recording in its original, highly-sought-after mono incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog mono masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.1. Artificial Energy
2. Goin' Back
3. Natural Harmony
4. Draft Morning
5. Wasn't Born To Follow
6. Get To You
7. Change Is Now
8. Old John Robertson
9. Tribal Gathering
10. Dolphin's Smile
11. Space Odyssey$28.99Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
Turn! Turn! Turn! (MONO)The Byrds' second album of 1965 led off with the heroic Los Angeles quintet's second chart-topping single, Turn! Turn! Turn!, the song that placed them squarely on top of the mountain of a U.S. rock scene, feverishly bubbling away in answer to '64's British Invasion. The alchemical number, with lyrics straight out of the Bible's book of Ecclesiastes, was a perfect fit for a growing hippie counter-culture about to turn the world upside down. It Won't Be Long married chiming guitars to thrilling Byrds harmonies, while Lay Down Your Weary Tune and He Was A Friend Of Mine, the latter dedicated to recently assassinated President John F. Kennedy, were shining beacons of folk-rock at its very best. The Times They Are A-Changing is the perfect Dylan-penned anthem for a hip new generation, and Satisfied Mind emits just a sniff of country-rock yet-to-come.1. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
2. It Won't Be Wrong
3. Set You Free This Time
4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
5. He Was A Friend Of Mine
6. The World Turns All Around Her
7. Satisfied Mind
8. If You're Gone
9. The Times They Are A-Changin'
10. Wait And See
11. Oh! Susannah$28.99Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Columbia Singles '67When Mr. Tambourine Man first rumbled out of car radio speakers in 1965, it was a pivotal moment in pop history. With its jangling 12-string and epic sweep, it was the dawn of a new day: the birth of folk-rock.
And the Byrds were just getting started. The next two years saw one hit after another, from the Biblical prophesies of Turn, Turn, Turn to the raga-rock of Eight Miles High, from the exotic orchestration of So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star to the Byrds bringing it all back home with My Back Pages.
Here they are again, 30 landmark recordings in their perfectly constructed, radio-friendly mono mixes: the forgotten rarities, withdrawn singles and, of course, all the original A and B-sides. No one has ever had a stronger run of singles than did the Byrds in their prime. No one.1. Mr. Tambourine Man
2. I Knew I'd Want You
3. All I Really Want To Do
4. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
5. The Bells Of Rhymney
6. Chimes Of Freedom
7. She Don't Care About Time (I)
8. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
9. The Times They Are A-Changin'
10. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
11. She Don't Care About Time (II)
12. Set You Free This Time
13. It Won't Be Wrong
14. He Was A Friend Of Mine
15. Eight Miles High
17. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
18. Captain Soul
19. Mr. Spaceman
20. What's Happening?!?!
21. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
22. Everybody's Been Burned
23. My Back Pages
24. Renaissance Fair
25. Have You Seen Her Face
26. Don't Make Waves
27. Lady Friend
28. Old John Robertson
29. Goin' Back
30. Change Is Now$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dr. Byrds & Mr. HydeA key transitional touchstone in The Byrds' fabled canon, 1969's Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde
was the next stop in the band's pioneering country-rock trajectory and the first album by
the post-Gram Parsons lineup. With leader Roger McGuinn at the helm of a stellar new
edition of the band featuring guitar god Clarence White, drummer Gene Parsons, and
bassist John York, Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde sees The Byrds bridging the gap between the
psychedelic flights of the group's mid-'60s albums and the down-home, country-based
style developed only months earlier with Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
In addition to containing strong McGuinn originals (King Apathy III, Old Blue),
more of the band's beloved interpretations of Bob Dylan classics (This Wheel's on Fire
and a medley blending The Bard's My Back Pages' with Jimmy Reed's Baby, What You
Want Me to Do), and even a Gram Parsons collaboration (the bemusing Drug Store
Truck Drivin' Man, which cleverly celebrates The Byrds' love of country music while
simultaneously taking a dig at small-minded rednecks), Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde also boasts
two tracks composed by McGuinn for the obscure, racy '60s cult movie Candy.
Mastered from the original Columbia Records analog master reels, Sundazed's exact
reproduction of the original LP will have Byrdmaniacs everywhere soaring to high heaven!1. This Wheel's On Fire
2. Old Blue
3. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
4. Child Of The Universe
5. Nashville West
6. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
7. King Apathy III
9. Bad Night At The Whiskey
11. My Back Pages
12. B.J. Blues
13. Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
URPD-INT-012xThe Flying Burrito Brothers
The Gilded Palace Of SinRanked 192/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's List Of The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
100% Analog AAA Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
Pressed At RTI
Exquisitely Restored Cover Art
Comes In Old Style ''Tip-On'' Single-Jacket Printed By Stoughton on Heavy Stock
Is this the album that made country cool? Former Byrds Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman picked up where they left off with Sweetheart of the Rodeo with this stunning masterpiece of a debut album by The Flying Burrito Bros. While Parsons had already pushed rock in a country direction during his brief stint with The Byrds and The International Submarine Band, The Gilded Palace of Sin is why the Burritos are widely viewed as the inventors of country rock. Indeed with this album, Hillman and Parsons carved a substantial place in music history as one of the most influential albums and bands of all time.
The influence this album and band would have on rock and rap in the following decade can't be understated. It's impossible to listen to 80s and 90s classics like The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique or Beck's Odelay without hearing echoes of the beats and samples from This Is Big Audio Dynamite all the way back in 1985.
The Gilded Palace of Sin was mastered 100% AAA analog by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the best source available- a phenomenal sounding 1/2'' safety copy of the original stereo master tapes. All of the top-end energy and ''snap'' of the original A&M LP is preserved, while the bass foundation is fully restored to make this new Intervention reissue the definitive listening experience for this classic LP!1. Christine's Tune
2. Sin City
3. Do Right Woman
4. Dark End Of The Street
5. My Uncle
8. Hot Burrito #1
9. Hot Burrito #2
10. Do You Know It Feels
11. Hippie Boy$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Best Of LoveFirst Time Audiophile Vinyl Release Of Their Historic Elektra Records Era
Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Stereo Tapes
The legendary underground rock superstars Love fronted by the brilliant Arthur Lee and his fellow
rockers Bryan MacLean, Alban Pfisterer, Johnny Echols, Ken Forsi, John Fleckenstein and Michael Stuart set the music world on fire back in the mid to late sixties with their hypnotic brand of rock 'n roll. With major exposure on L.A.'s Sunset Strip, along with fellow mega bands The Byrds and The Doors, Love's eclectic songs, master showmanship and stellar music abilities made them one of the few premiere bands who helped architect the fusion of acid and garage rock, which is still heard in alternative rock of today. Love to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.
In 1980, Rhino and Elektra Records honored these hugely popular rockers with their stellar anthology
album simply titled Best Of Love. Filled with a treasure trove of 16 charting singles, deep Elektra Records album tracks, as well as rare b-sides, this incredible LP brought newfound acclaim to the band who were now influencing a whole new legion of fans.
No stone is left unturned, as this 16-track masterpiece is loaded with hit singles like My Little Red Book,She Comes In Colors, 7 And 7 Is, Hey Joe plus selections from their most loved album Forever Changes with the masterpieces Along Again Or and Andmoreagain.
As one of the more rare albums in their catalog, Best Of Love has been out of print for years, making
it an instant collector's item, which hasn't seen the light of day for over four decades that is until now!
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Best Of Love. Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Love/The Monkees/The Byrds) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records with Ron McMaster, this amazing rock classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Long time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks like Stephanie Knows Who, Can't Explain, and Signed D.C. truly resonate as you remember them from years ago.
To enhance your limited edition album, we have also included the historic album cover artwork elements as well as superior rare liner notes including those from the sorely missed Arthur Lee himself!
Welcome back your friends and my friends .Love and their amazing Best Of Love First Time on Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.
I think that people are the greatest fun1. My Little Red Book
2. Can't Explain
3. Hey Joe
4. Signed D.C.
5. Stephanie Knows Who
6. She Comes in Colors
7. Your Mind and We Belong Together
8. Your Friend and Mine - Neil's Song
9. Seven & Seven Is
10. Alone Again Or
12. íQue Vida!
13. Robert Montgomery
14. Orange Skies
15. Laughing Stock
16. Number 14$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now