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  • Brazilian Byrd (Pure Pleasure) Brazilian Byrd (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    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.



    Musicians:



    • Charlie Byrd (guitar) & with strings, brass & woodwinds




    Recording: 1965

    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)
    2. Corcovado
    3. That Look You Wear (Este Seu Olhar)
    4. The Girl From Ipanema
    5. Samba do Aviao (Song of the Jet)
    6. Engano
    7. O Amor em Paz
    8. Dindi
    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)
    Charlie Byrd
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  • Fifth Dimension (Red Vinyl) Fifth Dimension (Red Vinyl) Quick View

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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)
    The Byrds
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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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  • Easy Rider Original Soundtrack Easy Rider Original Soundtrack Quick View

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    Easy Rider Original Soundtrack

    Clear 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
    Various Artists
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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
    The Byrds
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  • Another Dimension Another Dimension Quick View

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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)
    The Byrds
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  • The Boston Tea Party: New England Broadcast 1969 The Boston Tea Party: New England Broadcast 1969 Quick View

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    The Boston Tea Party: New England Broadcast 1969

    Live 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


    LP 2
    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

    The Byrds
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  • The Byrds Greatest Hits The Byrds Greatest Hits Quick View

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    The Byrds Greatest Hits

    The 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
    The Byrds
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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
    The Byrds
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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
    The Byrds
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  • Black Byrd Black Byrd Quick View

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    Black Byrd


    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?
    Donald Byrd
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    Black Byrd

    A full-fledged foray into R&B that erupted into a popular phenomenon. Byrd was branded a sellout and a traitor to his hard bop credentials, especially after Black Byrd became the biggest-selling album in Blue Note history. What the elitists missed, though, was that Black Byrd was the moment when Byrd's brand of fusion finally stepped out from under the shadow of his chief influence, Miles Davis, and found a distinctive voice of its own. Never before had a jazz musician embraced the celebratory sound and style of contemporary funk as fully as Byrd did here -- not even Davis, whose dark, chaotic jungle-funk stood in sharp contrast to the bright, breezy, danceable music on Black Byrd.

    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

    Donald Byrd
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  • Byrd At The Gate Byrd At The Gate Quick View

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    Byrd At The Gate

    To a great many people, the name of Charlie Byrd and the updated samba beat known as bossa nova will always be intertwined. The guitarist did play a most important role in the introduction into this country of the compelling Brazilian rhythm-first on that major hit with Stan Getz and then on his own Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros. But before, during, and after the craze, Byrd was capable of much more-a remarkable impoviser and a richly versatile in-person performer. This 1963 live session at a celebrated New York club, the Village Gate, offers a little South American flavor and a lot of other jazz elements, including the guest appearance of trumpet great Clark Terry.
    1. Shiny Stockings

    2. More (theme from Mondo Cane)

    3. Blues For Night People

    4. Butter and Egg Man

    5. Ela Me Deixou

    6. Broadway

    7. I Left My Heart In San Francisco

    8. Some Other Spring

    9. Where Are The Hebrew Children?

    10. Let's Do It

    11. Jive at Five

    The Charlie Byrd Trio
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    Sanctuary III

    The 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

    The Byrds
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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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    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)*
    The Byrds
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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
    The Byrds
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    Sanctuary II

    A 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)
    5. Triad
    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)
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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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    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

    Pressed On Limited Edition 180 Gram Translucent Gold Vinyl


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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
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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 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
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    Live At Royal Albert Hall 1971

    From 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
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    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)
    The Byrds
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