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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
The Preflyte SessionsBefore 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)*$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 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
Cancelled FlytesHeres your chance to own five Byrds singles from 1965 and 1966 that almost existed... Comprised of unique mono mixes readied for release and then shelved at the last minute by Columbia Records, several of the cancelled songs on these 10 sides were later revisited and re-recorded; others, for reasons unknown, would remain unissued until now. Housed in beautiful full-color picture sleeves featuring previously unseen photos, these gorgeous singles also feature period-accurate Columbia labels. This set also includes a 4-page Cancelled Flytes fold-out with rare archival photos and complete session details about the recordings!1. Single 1
Chimes Of Freedom
The Bells Of Rhymney
2. Single 2
Its All Over Now, Baby Blue
She Dont Care About Time
The Times They Are A-Changin
She Has A Way
4. Single 4
I Know My Rider
5. Single 5
My Back Pages
It Happens Each Day$32.997 Vinyl LP Set - 5 LPs Sealed 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
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
Younger Than YesterdayRanked 124/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
'Younger Than Yesterday' is The Byrds' fourth album and was originally released in 1967.
As on its predecessor, the album features elements of psychedelic rock like experimenting with new musical textures, including brass instruments and reverse tape effects.
On the other hand the first country and western influences can be found on the album, being early indicators of the country rock direction the band would pursue on their later albums.
Nowadays 'Younger Than Yesterday' is considered one of The Byrds' finest albums.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$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Byrds Greatest HitsRanked 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$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Sanctuary IIIThe Byrds - Sanctuary III 180 Gram Vinyl LP Laden with outtakes, alternate versions and rarites from the Ballad of Easy Rider and Untitled sessions, the third volume of our Sanctuary series spotlights Clarence White's fretboard genius. Vinyl debut for all tracks; annotation by Roger McGuinn and John York!1. Ballad Of Easy Rider (alt. mix)
2. Oil In My Lamp (alt. version)
3. Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood Fido (alt. mix)*
4. Lover Of The Bayou (studio)
5. White's Lightning Pt. 1
6. All The Things (alt. version)
7. Kathleen's Song (alt. version)
8. Way Behind The Sun Build It Up (inst.)
9. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (alt. mix)*
10. White's Lightning Pt. 2
*Previously unissued tracks$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Boston Tea Party: New England Broadcast 1969Live At The Boston Tea Party - Boston, MA - On February 22nd, 1969
Limited To 500 Copies
Shortly before the release of Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde (1969), The Byrds performed at the Boston Tea Party, a music venue in the heart of Boston renowned for performances by The Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, and The Byrds themselves. The performance, now available on this deluxe LP release, is from an FM broadcast recorded at the club on February 22nd, 1969. Available here for the first time on vinyl, the set includes a brace of cuts from the new album alongside 4 from its follow-up, The Ballad Of Easy Rider. Elsewhere we find strong covers of The Band's 'Long Black Veil' and 'This Wheel's On Fire,' Bob Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay,' and a great selection of oldies - although not the obvious choices.LP 1
1. You Ain't Going Nowhere
2. He Was A Friend Of Mine
3. Old Blue
4. Long Black Veil
5. Goin' Back
6. Get Out Of My Life Woman
7. The Ballad Of Easy Rider
8. Jesus Is Just Alright
1. Tulsa County
2. Mr. Spaceman
3. Sing Me Back Home
4. This Wheel's On Fire
5. Lay Lady Lay
6. Time Between
7. Take A City Bride
8. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
9. Come Back Baby$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Mr. Tambourine Man (On Sale)
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$31.99 $22.39 Save $9.60 (30%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Sweetheart Of The RodeoPressed On Limited Edition 180 Gram Translucent Gold Vinyl
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
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
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
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
Sanctuary IIA new vinyl collection of rare Byrds recordings! With an emphasis on the group's instrumental prowess and exclusive interviews with Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and John York Sanctuary II collects outtakes and unissued material from the legendary Younger Than Yesterday, Notorious Byrd Bros. and Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde sessions. A 180-gram vinyl pressing of forgotten gems!1. Universal Mind Decoder (instrumental)
2. Draft Morning (alternate ending)
3. Bound To Fall (instrumental)
4. Goin' Back (version one)
6. Moog Raga (instrumental)
7. This Wheel's On Fire (version one)
8. Nashville West (alternate version)
9. Stanley's Song
10. Time Between (instrumental)
11. Have You Seen Her Face (acoustic mix)
12. Mind Gardens (instrumental)$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin 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
Brazilian Byrd (Pure Pleasure)
The arrangements by Tommy Newsom for strings, brass, and woodwinds may be a bit sweet and the 12 performances may be overly concise (often under three minutes), but the resulting music is strangely pleasing. Acoustic guitarist Charlie Byrd always had a strong affinity for Brazilian jazz, and he sticks exclusively to Antonio Carlos Jobim songs during this tasteful and melodic effort. Truly beautiful music.
- Charlie Byrd (guitar) & with strings, brass & woodwinds
Production: Teo Macero
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Jazz 'n' Samba (So Danco Samba)
3. That Look You Wear (Este Seu Olhar)
4. The Girl From Ipanema
5. Samba do Aviao (Song of the Jet)
7. O Amor em Paz
9. Cancao do Amor Demais
10. As Praias Desertas
11. Samba Torto
12. Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todo)
13. Engano (alternate take)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Easy Rider Original SoundtrackClear Vinyl
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack reissued on clear vinyl. Includes classic tracks from Steppenwolf, Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds and more.1. Steppenwolf - The Pusher
2. Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
3. Smith - The Weight
4. The Byrds - Wasn't Born To Follow
5. The Holy Modal Rounders - If You Want To Be A Bird
6. The Fraternity Of Man - Don't Bogart Me
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - If Six Was Nine
8. The Electric Prunes - Kyrie Eleison
9. Roger McGuinn - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
10. Roger McGuinn - Ballad Of Easy Rider$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ballad Of Easy RiderMastered 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
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$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Another DimensionNow 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 Hillmanï¿½s 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
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)$24.9910 Vinyl LP Gatefold Set - 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
Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
One of Blue Note's best-selling albums of all time, Black Byrd - a celebrated jazz funk release - will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th
anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.1. Flight Time
2. Black Byrd
3. Love's So Far Away
4. Mr. Thomas
5. Sky High
6. Slop Jar Blues
7. Where Are We Going?$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now