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(2006/SONY) 99 tracks, contains all of the key singles and album tracks, pre-Byrds recordings and... more

The Byrds: There Is A Season (4-CD) EU

(2006/SONY) 99 tracks, contains all of the key singles and album tracks, pre-Byrds recordings and rare tracks. 96 page digibook.

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  • Interpret: The Byrds

  • Album titlle: There Is A Season (4-CD) EU

  • Label Sony

  • Genre Beat

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0886979214729

  • weight in Kg 0.6
Byrds, The - There Is A Season (4-CD) EU CD 1
01 The Only Girl I Adore (By JET SET, Mono) The Byrds
02 Please Let Me Love You (By BEEFEATERS, Mono) The Byrds
03 Don't Be Long (By BEEFEATERS, Mono) The Byrds
04 The Airport Song The Byrds
05 You Movin' The Byrds
06 You Showed Me The Byrds
07 Mr. Tambourine Man The Byrds
08 I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better The Byrds
09 You Won't Have To Cry The Byrds
10 Here Without You The Byrds
11 The Bells Of Rhymney The Byrds
12 All I Really Want To Do (Single Version, Mono The Byrds
13 I Knew I'd Want You The Byrds
14 Chimes Of Freedom The Byrds
15 She Has A Way The Byrds
16 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue The Byrds
17 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A S The Byrds
18 It Won't Be Wrong The Byrds
19 Set You Free This Time The Byrds
20 The World Turns All Around Her The Byrds
21 The Day Walk The Byrds
22 If You're Gone The Byrds
23 The Times They Are A-Changin' (Withdrawn Vers The Byrds
24 She Don't Care About Time (Single Version, Mo The Byrds
25 Stranger In A Strange Land (Instrumental) The Byrds
Byrds, The - There Is A Season (4-CD) EU CD 2
01 Eight Miles High The Byrds
02 Why (Single Version, Mono) The Byrds
03 5D (Fifth Dimension) The Byrds
04 Wild Mountain Thyme The Byrds
05 Mr. Spaceman The Byrds
06 I See You The Byrds
07 What's Happening?!?! The Byrds
08 I Know My Rider The Byrds
09 So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star The Byrds
10 Have You Seen Her Face The Byrds
11 Renaissance Fair The Byrds
12 Time Between The Byrds
13 Everybody's Been Burned The Byrds
14 My Back Pages The Byrds
15 It Happens Each Day The Byrds
16 He Was A Friend Of Mine (Live, Mono) The Byrds
17 Lady Friend (Mono) The Byrds
18 Old John Robertson (Single Version, Mono) The Byrds
19 Goin' Back The Byrds
20 Draft Morning The Byrds
21 Wasn't Born To Follow The Byrds
22 Tribal Gathering The Byrds
23 Dolphin's Smile The Byrds
24 Triad The Byrds
Byrds, The - There Is A Season (4-CD) EU CD 3
01 You Ain't Goin' Nowhere The Byrds
02 I Am A Pilgrim The Byrds
03 The Christian Life (Gram Persons Vocal Versio The Byrds
04 You Don't Miss Your Water (Gram Persons Vocal The Byrds
05 Hickory Wind The Byrds
06 One Hundred Years From Now (Gram Persons Voca The Byrds
07 Lazy Days (Alternate Version) The Byrds
08 Pretty Polly (Alternate Version) The Byrds
09 This Wheel's On Fire (Alternate Version) The Byrds
10 Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man The Byrds
11 Candy The Byrds
12 Child Of The Universe (Candy Soundtrack Versi The Byrds
13 Pretty Boy Floyd (Live) The Byrds
14 Buckaroo (Instrumental, Live) The Byrds
15 King Apathy III (Live) The Byrds
16 Sing Me Back Home (Live) The Byrds
17 Lay Lady Lay (Alternate Version) The Byrds
18 Oil In My Lamp (Alternate Version) The Byrds
19 Tulsa County The Byrds
20 Jesus Is Just Alright The Byrds
21 Chestnut Mare The Byrds
22 Just A Season The Byrds
23 Kathleen's Song (Alternate Version) The Byrds
24 All The Things (Alternate Version) The Byrds
Byrds, The - There Is A Season (4-CD) EU CD 4
01 Lover Of The Bayou (Live) The Byrds
02 Positively 4th Street (Live) The Byrds
03 Old Blue (Live) The Byrds
04 It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (Live) The Byrds
05 Ballad Of Easy Rider (Live) The Byrds
06 You All Look Alike (Live) The Byrds
07 Nashville West (Instrumental, Live) The Byrds
08 Baby What You Want Me To Do (Live) The Byrds
09 I Trust (Live) The Byrds
10 Take A Whiff (On Me) (Live) The Byrds
11 Glory, Glory The Byrds
12 Byrdgrass (Instrumental) The Byrds
13 Pale Blue The Byrds
14 I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician The Byrds
15 Nothin' To It (Instrumental) The Byrds
16 Tiffany Queen The Byrds
17 Farther Along The Byrds
18 Bugler The Byrds
19 Mr. Tambourine Man (Banjoman Soundtrack Versi The Byrds
20 Roll Over Beethoven (Banjoman Soundtrack Vers The Byrds
21 Full Circle The Byrds
22 Changing Heart The Byrds
23 Paths Of Victory The Byrds
The Byrds Neither hailed as an instant classic nor seen as polarizing, 'Sweetheart Of The... more
"The Byrds"

The Byrds

Neither hailed as an instant classic nor seen as polarizing, 'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo' was largely ignored upon release on August 30, 1968. It alienated the Byrds' core audience without finding them a new one. In contrast, Bob Dylan's 'Nashville Skyline,' released eight months later, was hailed as boldly iconoclastic and became a best-seller. By February '68, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, and David Crosby had gone, leaving just Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman as the Byrds. Hillman met Gram Parsons and invited him to join as a backing musician rather than group member.

McGuinn had a vision for the Byrds' new LP, but Parsons overrode it. “We hired a piano player and he turned out to be Parsons, a monster in sheep's clothing,” McGuinn told Fusion magazine. “George Jones in a big sequin suit.” Both McGuinn and Hillman were versed in folk and bluegrass, so country wasn't as much of a stretch as McGuinn implied.Hillman's cousin, drummer Kevin Kelley, rounded out the new Byrds, and they found twelve songs, cut their hair, and headed for Nashville. They recorded for one week with a few session guys and guests, including John Hartford and steel guitarist Lloyd Green. The Opry appearance at the end of the week was an omen that all would not be well, but the problems began before that. Lee Hazlewood had the International Submarine Band under contract, and considered Parsons bound by that contract. Some of Parsons' vocals were replaced, leaving him as a guest vocalist on a couple of songs.

The album credits were cryptic, listing all the musicians in the 'Thanks to' credit line, usually reserved for the dope dealer. Shortly before release, the Byrds toured Europe before heading for South Africa. Parsons cited the South African dates as the reason he left to form the Flying Burrito Brothers, although the problem might have been that he'd just heard the test pressing. “They chopped up the album however they wanted,” he told Bud Scoppa. “I wasn't there when they chopped it. This cat, Gary Usher, decided that it should go Hollywood freaky. It was a serious country album. A great album that might as well never have been recorded.” For his part, Usher said that the LHI contractual issues were resolved during the week in Nashville and some of the vocals were redone at McGuinn's insistence to reduce Parsons' footprint. The LP cover, a detail from Jo Mora's 1933 poster for the Salinas Rodeo, was a stroke of genius.

 

'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo' contained two new Dylan songs, but the highlight was Parsons' achingly sweet lament for his South of dreams and memory, Hickory Wind. Chris Hillman's high harmonies were exquisite. Parsons' collaborator on the song, Bob Buchanan of the International Submarine Band, said they wrote it on a train ride back to Los Angeles from Florida shortly before Parsons joined the Byrds. "We were a little Hollywood weary," said Buchanan. "I had gone back to Michigan to see my folks and Gram had gone back to see his family in Florida. I was getting a sandwich in the dining car and came back to the room. Gram had his guitar out and was working on the start of 'Hickory Wind.' We had both been back home and in a simpler time, and suddenly we were heading for Hollywood. We were in a down mood." Buchanan wrote the second verse (“I started out younger…”). “Of all people in my high school class,” he said, “how many got out and did what I did? I was on the road and having adventures when I was 19 years old. Fancy sports car and motorcycle back in my house in Hollywood. I had all that and was still bankrupt.

What else can life bring? Big deal with all the riches and pleasures - that wasn't the answer." After Parsons' death, the song was seen as the summation of his art. But then rumors began to surface that, as a young folkie in Greenville, South Carolina, he poached the song from a blind folk singer, Sylvia Sammons. According to researcher David W. Johnson, Sammons lived in Highlands, North Carolina. Some remember her singing Hickory Wind as early as 1963 when Parsons was in the Carolinas, and, of course, North Carolina is associated with the Hickory tree whereas Parsons' home state, Florida, is not. She didn't hear the Byrds' recording, but heard Joan Baez's 1969 cover version. According to several of those around Sammons, she turned over a copy of the song she'd mailed to herself in a still-sealed envelope (an age-old way of copyrighting a song) and received a one-time payout.

And so the story ends with a question mark. Sammons still insists that she wrote it. Parsons might have thought he was adapting a traditional song, but never gave any indication to Hillman or McGuinn that it was anything other than his and Buchanan's work. Buchanan got out of music and worked at General Motors until retirement, but still insists that he wrote the second verse, which he probably did.

Various Country & Western Hit Parade 1968
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