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  • Mr. Tambourine Man Mr. Tambourine Man Quick View

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    Mr. Tambourine Man


    The Byrds/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Their Landmark 1965 Debut Masterpiece In Stereo! Produced By Terry Melcher!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Pressed At R.T.I.


    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, and it all started 50 years ago with their brilliant debut album Mr. Tambourine Man.
    Jam packed with 12 classic rock champions like I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better, Chimes of Freedom,
    All I Really Want to Do and of course the smash title track, Mr. Tambourine Man became one of the
    more 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. They turned Bob
    Dylan folk classics into psychedelic electric treasures and their own brilliant tunes into rock manna
    which will forever stand the test of time.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the legendary sound of The Byrds. That is why we are so very
    honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl 50th Anniversary Edition of their
    debut classic Mr. Tambourine Man.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (The Byrds/Jefferson Airplane) for the first time on audiophile
    vinyl, The Byrds' Mr. Tambourine Man will truly become one of the most important and historical
    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles in quite some time.


    To celebrate The Byrds 50th Anniversary, we further enhance this limited anniversary edition
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork and newly found photos from the lens
    of Don Hunstein,as well as being pressed by R.T.I on clear vinyl.


    Hey Mr. Tambourine Man!

    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
    The Byrds
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  • Younger Than Yesterday (MONO) Younger Than Yesterday (MONO) Quick View

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    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
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  • Mr. Tambourine Man (MONO) Mr. Tambourine Man (MONO) Quick View

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    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
    The Byrds
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  • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Quick View

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    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

    Pressed On Limited Edition 180 Gram Translucent Gold Vinyl


    Gatefold Cover


    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
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  • The Byrds Greatest Hits The Byrds Greatest Hits Quick View

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    The Byrds Greatest Hits

    Ranked 178/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Mastered from the original Columbia Tapes by Joe Reagoso & Kevin Gray!


    Once The Byrds landed in 1964, they soon developed into a very influential band, which included the greats Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark & Michael Clarke. Columbia Records knew the importance of this entity and soon honored their favorite sons with their own Greatest Hits LP. Friday Music is honored to announce The Byrds 180 Gram Series with the release of this legendary LP. Their biggest hit singles like Mr. Tambourine, Man, Turn, Turn, Turn, Rock 'N' Roll Star & Eight Miles High are included.

    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
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  • The Columbia Singles '67 The Columbia Singles '67 Quick View

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    The Columbia Singles '67

    When 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
    16. Why
    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
    The Byrds
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  • Burrito Deluxe Burrito Deluxe Quick View

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    Burrito Deluxe

    Gram 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
    The Flying Burrito Brothers
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  • Live In Holland 1971 Live In Holland 1971 Quick View

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    Live In Holland 1971

    When 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
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  • The Notorious Byrd Brothers (MONO) The Notorious Byrd Brothers (MONO) Quick View

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    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
    The Byrds
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  • Turn! Turn! Turn! Turn! Turn! Turn! Quick View

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    Turn! Turn! Turn!

    First Time Ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the Anniversary Edition of The Byrds classic Turn! Turn! Turn!


    Mastered From the Original Columbia Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso


    With the 60's in full bloom, The Byrds (McGuinn,Crosby,Clark,Hillman and Clarke)embarked on a 2nd LP session & delivered the classic Turn! Turn! Turn!. With a new audience developing from their radio & retail exposure, this masterwork hit the upper rungs of the LP charts and brought the band more acclaim. The LP consisted of some of their finest songs including the #1 Turn! Turn! Turn!, Set You Free This Time & It Won't Be Wrong. This release includes a first time gatefold cover which features the original artwork from the 1969 release, the Derek Taylor liner notes, as well as some very stunning rare photos for the first time from The Byrds' archives at Columbia Records taken by the legendary Don Hunstein.

    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
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  • Ballad Of Easy Rider Ballad Of Easy Rider Quick View

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    Ballad Of Easy Rider

    Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray & Pressed at RTI!




    After a huge number of hit singles, top charting albums, concert tours and international television appearances, The Byrds developed into a very influential band along the lines of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones. Spearheaded by their founder Roger McGuinn, The Byrds continued to be a major recording entity and delivered over a dozen of the finest classic rock albums in their decade together of making legendary music.



    With the close of the turbulent '60s dawning, The Byrds reunited once again with their original producer Terry Melcher (Mr. Tambourine Man/Turn, Turn, Turn) and delivered the classic Ballad Of Easy Rider. With a whole new audience developing from their college concert tours and the beginning of the powerful FM radio coverage, this masterwork hit the top thirty album charts and brought the band continued acclaim.



    The LP consisted of some of their most memorable songs like the aforementioned hippie anthem Ballad of Easy Rider, which also received tons of exposure thanks to being featured as the title song to the Jack Nicholson/Peter Fonda motion picture Easy Rider. The album also treated the listener to some Byrds favorites like Jesus Is Just Alright, Oil In My Lamp, Fido and a revisit to the Bob Dylan catalog with their hit interpretation of It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.



    Featuring the legendary twelve string guitar and lead vocals of Roger McGuinn, the sorely missed lead guitar and vocals of the late great Clarence White, the powerful drum and vocals of Gene Parsons, and the solid bass and vocals of John York, The Byrds' Ballad Of Easy Rider was an all around hit with underground radio, college campuses and traditional radio and retail audiences. This album is consistently recognized as one of the finest efforts in their deep catalog of hit recordings.



    In an effort to continually offer consummate music lovers with the greatest rock recordings of all time, Friday Music proudly presents for the first time ever on 180g audiophile vinyl, the anniversary edition of The Byrds classic Ballad Of Easy Rider. Impeccably mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (The Byrds, Elvis Presley, Deep Purple) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, Ballad Of Easy Rider also continues the second release in the extensive The Byrds/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series.



    In addition to the brilliant rock and roll classics contained on this stunning release, to celebrate this limited edition album, Friday is also including a first time gatefold cover which features the original artwork from the 1969 release as well as some very rare photos from The Byrds archives at Columbia Records. Also included is a poly lined sleeve to protect your vinyl and a poly bag to keep your album cover in mint condition.

    1. Ballad Of Easy Rider
    2. Fido
    3. Oil In My Lamp
    4. Tulsa County
    5. Jack Tarr The Sailor
    6. Jesus Is Just Alright
    7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
    8. There Must Be Someone (I Can Turn To)
    9. Gunga Din
    10. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
    11. Armstrong, Aldrin And Collins
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    Sanctuary IV

    First time on vinyl for all tracks! Annotation by Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Kevin Kelley!


    The Sanctuary spotlight shifts with volume IV to the Nashville sessions for the Byrds' landmark 1968 album Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Spurred on by new member Gram Parsons, formerly of the International Submarine Band, the Byrds traveled to Nashville to fashion the innovative country/rock blend that's been part of American culture ever since. Sanctuary IV collects all of Parsons' vocal takes for the first time, as well as other outtakes and rehearsals which document the creation of an album unlike any other.

    1. The Christian Life
    2. Pretty Polly
    3. One Hundred Years From Now
    4. You're Still On My Mind (rehearsal version)
    5. You Don't Miss Your Water
    6. All I Have Is Memories (instrumental)
    7. Life In Prison (rehearsal version)
    8. You Got A Reputation
    9. One Hundred Years From Now (rehearsal version)
    10. The Christian Life (rehearsal version)
    11. Lazy Days
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  • Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde Quick View

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    Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde

    A 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
    8. Candy
    9. Bad Night At The Whiskey
    10. Medley:
    11. My Back Pages

    12. B.J. Blues

    13. Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do
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  • Notorious Byrd Brothers Notorious Byrd Brothers Quick View

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    Notorious Byrd Brothers

    Ranked 171/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Though some only know The Byrds for their covers, critics believe that they are amongst the most important and influential bands of the 1960s.


    Their signature sound of clear harmony singing and jangling guitars combined well with the sounds of British Invaders The Beatles & The Rolling Stones, and they became the pioneers of Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Raga Rock, and Country Rock.


    The recording of the 1968 album 'The Notorious Byrd Brothers' in the heyday of the Flower Power age was nothing less than Herculean; disputes over artistic direction & power struggles within the band meant that by the time recording was finished there were only two Byrd-members left.


    The album was a labour of love, though; it's more experimental and progressive than their previous works and is considered one of the best albums they made...

    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
    The Byrds
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    Untitled

    Untitled 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
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    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

    Ranked 117/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import

    Remastered


    'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' is the 6th album by American rock / country band The Byrds and was originally released on August 30, 1968. Where the band's previous LP, 'The Notorious Byrd Brothers', had an overall psychedelic rock sound, Sweetheart became purely a country record. Although The Byrds were no strangers to country music, it was country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons who had taken the band deep into the sound and feeling of classic country & western. Parsons, who had joined the band just for a short while, would experience this album to be an important chapter in his musical career since the record brought him to the attention of a mainstream rock audience.


    'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' might not be the most commercial album of The Byrds, but today the record is considered to be one of the most influential country-rock albums in the history of music. Rolling Stone Magazine praised the album in its September 1968 issue, with Jon Landau writing "The Byrds, in doing country as country, show just how powerful and relevant unadorned country music is to the music of today." Landau added "they leave just enough rock in the drums to let you know that they can still play rock & roll."

    Side A


    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


    Side B


    1. Hickory Wind

    2. One Hundred Years From

    3. Blue Canadian Rockets

    4. Life In Prison

    5. Nothing Was Delivered

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    Fifth Dimension

    The Byrds were one of the earliest groups who could combine the best of two worlds.

    They caught on to the energy of the British Invasion and combined it with the lyricism & musical elements of the contemporary folk movement.



    Along the way they pioneered Psychedelic and Country Rock, always keeping things recognizable with their vocal harmonies accompanied by their jangly guitars.


    On their third album 'Fifth Dimension' from 1966 they started showing a more LSD-tinged side of themselves with the Psychedelic Rock of songs such as 'Eight Miles High' and 'I See You' and a preference for the Indian raga.


    One of their most pioneering albums!

    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


    1 Eight Miles High
    2 Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)

    3 Captain Soul
    4 John Riley
    5 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)

    The Byrds
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    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

    Ranked 117/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    With one mighty swing of the axe, the Byrds changed not only the face of rock 'n' roll but country music, as well, with their sixth album, 1968's Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. Tired of dipping a toe into the genre, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman added singer Gram Parsons and drummer Kevin Kelley and went for total immersion. The baptism of country-rock was a natural with Parsons, former International Submarine Band frontman, now on board. And the repertoire was wide open for country classics by the Louvin Brothers (The Christian Life) and Merle Haggard (Life In Prison), as well as Depression-era ballads (Woody Guthrie's Pretty Boy Floyd) and honky tonk weepers cut by George Jones (You're Still On My Mind). The town wasn't big enough for both of them, of course, and Parsons soon split to form the Flying Burrito Brothers, but it sure was nice while it lasted!


    We're proud to present the reissue of this monumental recording in its original, stereo incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog stereo masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.



    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
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    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)
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    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 Sturguess

    Turn! 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
    Satisfied Mind
    If You're Gone
    The Times They Are A-Changin'
    Wait And See
    Oh! Susannah
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    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.


    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. 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
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    Another Dimension

    Now 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 Dimension was as outspoken and defiant as the man, himself. Acreative zenith in the Byrd's 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 of 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
    2. Why
    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)
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    The Preflyte Sessions

    Before turning rock 'n' roll on its ear in the spring of '65, the Byrds spent countless hours creating and refining their unique sound at LA's World Pacific Studios. Hear history literally in the making as McGuinn, Crosby, Clark, Hillman and Clarke record newborn, spine-tingling versions of classics-to-be like Mr. Tambourine Man, You Won't Have To Cry, I Knew I'd Want You, and Here Without You, as well as lost gems such as The Reason Why, Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away, and You Showed Me. (later a smash for the Turtles).


    This is the most comprehensive collection of the Byrds' pre-Columbia recordings ever assembled. The double High-Definition Vinyl LP Preflyte Sessions set is filled with 40 World Pacific Studio recordings circa 1964 and '65; tracks include all cuts found on the original Together-label Preflyte album, plus unissued and alternate versions from both the acoustic and electric Byrds' sessions, early David Crosby demo recordings, and the rare pre-Byrds Jet Set recording of The Only Girl I Adore.


    The Preflyte Sessions features a historical essay by Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke -based on new interviews with Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, original Byrds' manager Jim Dickson and others present at the sessions, and is handsomely adorned with an absolute wealth of previously unpublished photos by Jim Dickson and legendary rock photographer Barry Feinstein. The Byrds' Preflyte Sessions captures the newly-kindled fire and enthusiasm of one of the most legendary and influential groups of all time.

    1. The Reason Why (II)
    2. You Won't Have To Cry (electric)
    3. She Has A Way (IV)*
    4. You Showed Me (electric)
    5. Here Without You (II)
    6. Don't Be Long
    7. Boston (II)*
    8. Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away (electric)
    9. It's No Use (II)*
    10.You Movin' (III)*
    11. Please Let Me Love You
    12. The Airport Song
    13. Mr. Tambourine Man (electric)
    14. I Knew I'd Want You (electric)*
    15. The Only Girl I Adore
    16. Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away (acoustic)
    17. You Showed Me (acoustic)
    18. I Knew I'd Want You (acoustic)
    19. Willie Jean (David Crosby)
    20. Come Back Baby (David Crosby)
    21. Jack Of Diamonds (David Crosby)*
    22. Get Together (David Crosby)*
    23. She Has A Way (I)*
    24. Here Without You (I)
    25. For Me Again (I)
    26. It's No Use (I)
    27. Boston (I)
    28. The Reason Why (I)*
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    Matthews Southern Comfort

    Originally released in 1969, Matthews' Southern Comfort was Ian Matthews' first album after leaving Fairport Convention. Although many Fairport personnel appear here (Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings), Matthews Southern Comfort features a more American breed of songwriting, being made popular at the time by bands like the Byrds and Bob Dylan. The release also provided the perfect stage for Ian's own compositions, like Please Be My Friend and Thoughts For A Friend. The group would soon go on to have a massive hit with their version of Joni Mitchell's Woodstock. Special gatefold 180g vinyl issue with lyrics.

    1. Colorado Springs Eternal

    2. A Commercial Proposition
    3. The Castle Far
    4. Please Be My Friend
    5. What We Say
    6. Dream Song
    7. Fly Pigeon Fly
    8. The Watch
    9. Sweet Bread
    10. Thoughts For A Friend
    11. I've Lost You
    12. Once Upon A Lifetime

    Matthews Southern Comfort
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