Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Byrds – The Theory Of Flyght

The Byrds – The Theory Of Flyght

TV Broadcast – VARA Studios, Hilversum, Holland – 31 May 1971

An Aste - RISK-DISK ReKording For Whistling Oyster ProduKtions 1971

FYNE022 (country and year unknown)

Recorded April 19, 1971 – Broadcast May 31, 1971

Roger McGuinn (guitar, vocals)
Clarence White (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
Gene Parsons (drums, harmonica, banjo, vocals)
Skip Battin (bass, vocals)

Although his name was spelled « Battyn » when he released solo singles prior to joining The Byrds, Skip was known as “Battin” while a member of the band. So his name is misspelled on the back of the sleeve (track 17).

Not available in stores

1. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (2:40)
2. Truck Stop Girl (3:22)
3. My Back Pages (2:45)
4. 04 Baby What You Want Me To Do (3:27)
5. Jamaica Say You Will (3:27)
6. Jesus Is Just Alright (2:57)
7. 07 Eight Miles High (7:07)
8. Mr. Tambourine Man (4:33)
9. Pretty Boy Floyd (2:39)
10. 10 Take A Whiff On Me (2:56)
11. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (3:07)
12. Mr. Spaceman (2:59)
13. Roll Over Beethoven (2:39)
14. Hold It (1:33)
15. Gene Parsons Interview (5:02)
Clarence White Interview (4:22)
17. Skip Battin Interview (4:26)
18. Roger McGuinn Interview (3:39)

Artwork Included (front, back, inner sleeve, CD)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Byrds – The Easy Rider Generation In Concert

The Byrds – The Easy Rider Generation In Concert

Subtitled Turn Turn Turn / Tambourine Man / Eight Miles High

The Easy Rider Years - Nota Blue 930160 (Italy 1993)

Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman, John York, Clarence White, Gene Parsons, Skip Battin

Tracks from various performances 1967, 1969 and 1970.

There are some mistakes and omissions in the tracks titles and in the musicians details.

Disc 1

1. Hey Joe (2:19)
2. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (2:04)
3. Old Blue (3:23)
4. My Back Pages (6:37)
5. Chestnut Mare (4:25)
6. Chimes Of Freedom (3:20)
7. Take A Whiff (On Me) (3:00)
8. Positively 4th Street (3:23)
9. Lay Lady Lay (3:16)
10. All The Things (4:32)
11. Get Out Of My Life Woman (3:16)
12. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:30)
He Was A Friend Of Mine (2:28)

Disc 2

1. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (2:36)
2. Ballad Of Easy Rider (mistitled Watching The River Flow) (2:37)
3. This Wheel's On Fire (7:09)
4. Well Come Back Home (misspelled Welcome Back Home) (3:54)
5. Lover Of The Bayou (4:13)
6. Medley - Turn Turn Turn - Mr Tambourine Man - Eight Miles High (24:17)

Artwork Included (front, back, CDs)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Byrds – Monterey International Pop Festival 1967 - 50th Anniversary (one song)

The Byrds – Monterey International Pop Festival (one song)

Jim McGuinn, David Crosby, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman

50 years ago today (June 17, 1967), The Byrds performed 8 tracks at the Monterey International Pop Festival:

1. Renaissance Fair
2. Have You Seen Her Face?
3. Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)
4. He Was A friend Of Mine
5. Lady Friend
6. Chimes Of Freedom
7. I Know My Rider (I Know You Rider)
8. So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

All tracks were officially released, except for track 7. Legend has it that a noisy plane flew over the festival ground when that track was played, and that the resulting sound was horrible.

Now you can judge by yourselves, as here’s track 7 (in comments):

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Byrds – TV Compilation 1965-1972

The Byrds – TV Compilation 1965-1972

Various places and dates. All details on artwork.

Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Michael Clarke, Clarence White, Gene  Parsons, John York, Skip Battin

Disc 1

1. Not Fade Away (Shindig 1965) (1:50)
2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Shindig 1965) (1:49)
3. The Bells Of Rhymney (Shindig 1965) (2:33)
4. The Times They Are A-Changin' (Hullabaloo 1965) (2:39)
5. Do You Believe In Magic (Hullabaloo 1965) (1:04)
6. Chimes Of Freedom (Shindig 1965) (2:03)
7. Turn! Turn! Turn! (Shindig 1965) (2:25)
8. Turn! Turn! Turn! (Big TNT Show 1965) (4:28)
9. The Bells Of Rhymney (Big TNT Show 1965) (3:52)
10. Mr. Tambourine Man (Big TNT Show 1965) (2:33)
11. Turn! Turn! Turn! (Ed Sullivan Show 1965) (3:37)
12. Interview With Jim McGuinn (The ''In'' Sound 1966) (1:25)
13. Renaissance Fair (Tonight Show 1967) (2:20)
14. Lady Friend (Tonight Show 1967) (2:15)
15. Have You Seen Her Face (Tonight Show 1967) (2:13)
16. You Ain't Going Nowhere (Playboy After Dark 1968) (2:53)
17. This Wheel's On Fire (Playboy After Dark 1968) (3:41)

Disc 2

1. Jesus Is Just Alright (Welcome To The Fillmore East 1970) (3:36)
2. Eight Miles High (Welcome To The Fillmore East 1970) (9:45)
3. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (David Frost Show 1971) (3:10)
4. Mr. Spaceman (David Frost Show 1971) (3:03)
5. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician (David Frost Show 1971) (2:25)
6. Citizen Kane (David Frost Show 1971) (2:50)
7. Chestnut Mare (Beat Club 1971) (3:00)
8. Eight Miles High (Beat Club 1971) (5:07)
9. You Ain't Going Nowhere (Earl Scruggs, His Family And Friends 1971) (2:27)
10. Nothin' To It (Earl Scruggs, His Family And Friends 1971) (1:38)
11. Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms (Country Suite 1972) (2:47)
12. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (Country Suite 1972) (1:15)
13. Mr. Tambourine Man (Country Suite 1972) (3:32)
Interview (Country Suite 1972) (1:00)

Artwork Included (front, back)

Monday, June 5, 2017


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The Byrds – Tambourines And Twelvestrings – The Best Of Live In Concert

The Byrds – Tambourines And Twelvestrings – The Best Of Live In Concert

Living Legend LLRCD 067 (Italy 1990)

Jim / Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman, Clarence White, John York, Gene Parsons, Skip Battin

The artwork wrongly states that all the concerts took place in the USA 1969-1970. Tracks 9, 10 and 11 are from Stockholm February 1967 and the Monterey Pop Festival June 1967, hence the mistakes in the participating musicians (David Crosby, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman and John York are not mentioned on the artwork).

1. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:44)
2. Tulsa Country (3:25)
3. He Was A Friend Of Mine (2:51)
4. Mr. Spaceman (3:01)
5. Lay Lady Lay (3:19)
6. The Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:37)
7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (4:01)
8. Way Behind The Sun (2:44)
9. Mr. Tambourine Man (2:31)
10. Hey Joe (3:07)
11. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (2:18)
12. I Shall Be Released (2:59)
13. My Back Pages (5:28)
14. Lover Of The Bayou (4:18)
15. This Wheel's On Fire (7:18)
16. Eight Miles High (12:35)
17. Chestnut Mare (4:22)
18. Amazing Grace (2:30)

Artwork Included (front, back, CD)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Byrds – Tambourines And 12-Strings

The Byrds – Tambourines And 12-Strings

Gold Standard B-26-94-10 (Europe 1994)

Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman, Clarence White, John York, Gene Parsons

With Larry Knechtel, Jerry Cole, Leon Russell, Hal Blaine on tracks 1 and 16

Tracks 1-18 are alternate studio and rehearsal versions, recorded at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, California.
Tracks 19-20 were recorded at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, November 2, 1968.
Track 21 is an interview, recorded 1965.

1. I Knew I'd Want You (take 1) (instrumental) (2:09)
2. It's No Use (take 6) (2:22)
3. The Bells Of Rhymney (take 2) (3:35)
4. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (take 2) (2:30)
5. It Won't Be Wrong (take 8) (instrumental) (2:19)
6. The World Turns All Around Her (take 15) (instrumental) (2:12)
7. Satisfied Mind (instrumental) (2:53)
8. Set You Free This Time (takes 1-2-3-4-8) (instrumental) (4:14)
9. Stranger In A Strange Land (takes 1 & 2) (instrumental) (7:02)
10. Wait And See (take 24) (instrumental) (0:19)
11. Wait And See (takes 25 & 26) (instrumental) (3:17)
12. Oh Susanna (take 1) (instrumental) (3:15)
13. 5D (takes 1-7) (instrumental) (8:35)
14. 5D (take 12) (instrumental) (2:21)
15. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (takes 4 & 5) - 5D (instrumental (6:41)
16. Mr. Tambourine Man (takes 4-5-6) (instrumental) (6:39)
17. (I Think I'm) Goin' Back (3:47)
18. Don't Make Waves (2:02)
19. He Was A Friend Of Mine (live) (2:44)
20. My Back Pages - B.J. Blues - Baby, What You Want Me To Do (live) (6:17)
21. Byrds Chyrp (1:51)

Artwork Included (front, back, booklet, CD)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gene Clark - Cinegrill, Hollywood - April 1991 - R.I.P. Gene Clark - 26 Years Ago Today


Gene Clark - Cinegrill, Hollywood - April 1991

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Gene Clark - Vocal,Guitar
Garth Beckington – Guitar
Rick Schlosser - Drums
Jon Faurot – Bass
Stewart Elster - Keyboards

This file combines songs from Gene Clark’s last ever performances, at The Cinegrill, Hollywood, on 12, 13 and 14 April 1991

He would be found dead five weeks later, on May 24, 1991 – 26 years ago today.

Some songs are uncomplete.

One big WMA file - no tracks splitting.

Audience Recordings.

Over 134 minutes long.

01 Silver Raven
02 Don’t Let Me Down
03 Rain Song
04 Train Leaves Here This Morning
05 Here Without You
06 Eight Miles High
07 I Shall Be Released
08 She Darked The Sun
09 Train Leaves Here This Morning
10 Don’t Let Me Down
11 Life And Times
12 I Shall Be Released
13 Eight Miles High
14 Chimes Of Freedom
15 I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better
16 Eight Miles High
17 Your Fire Burning
18 She Darkened The Sun
19 Don’t Let Me Down
20 Rain Song
21 I Shall Be Released
22 Mr Tambourine Man
23 Life And Times

Images included

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Long Players With Guests Play The Byrds’ “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” And More

The Long Players With Guests Play The Byrds’ “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” And More

The Mercy Lounge, Nashville, Tennessee – March 25, 2017

The Long Players

With guests:

Walter Egan, Craig Fuller, Patrick Fuller, John Jorgenson, Chuck Mead, Gary Nicholson,  Sweethearts Of The Rodeo, Buddy Wego, Emmylou Harris, John Jorgensen…

The founding members of The Long Players include Bill Lloyd (from 80’s hit country-rockers Foster & Lloyd), Steve Allen (from LA power-pop icons 20/20), Steve Ebe (from Memphis rock band Human Radio), John Deaderick (sideman to Michael McDonald/Dixie Chicks/Patty Griffin/etc.) and Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen’s E. St. Band).

When Tallent moved from Nashville in 2007, The Long Players enlisted musician/record producer, Brad Jones (who has worked with Josh Rouse, Jill Sobule and many others) to take over bass duties.

The Long Players are a group of Nashville-based musicians who have, since 2004, taken classic albums and performed them live in their original sequence. Recruiting guest artists from their exceptional musical community, the band has celebrated over 50 seminal albums over the last seven years and gained national notoriety with feature news stories by NPR Radio ’’0All Things Considered’’, The Associated Press and Reuters / Billboard Magazine.

Their faithful renditions of LPs like Bob Dylan’s “Blonde On Blonde” (with sidemen from the original album, Al Kooper and Charlie McCoy sitting in) or The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” (with Stones sax man Bobby Keys sitting in), have raised the bar of what “playing in a cover band” is all about. Their sporadic shows are treated by both fans and the band as a celebration of the music that shaped their lives.

They have now artfully recreated the grooves from about 60 different classic rock records. But, like band leader Bill Lloyd said from the Mercy Lounge stage, “It was about time we did a country record in Nashville”. Their choice was The Byrds’ “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo”, the mostly-overlooked at the time (but now-considered groundbreaking) foundation for the marriage of country and rock. The guy mostly to blame for the way the record turned out was of course Mr. Cosmic American Music himself, Cecil Ingram Connor, also known as Gram Parsons. Therefore, it was natural for the Long Players to bill tonight’s customary encore segment as a celebration of the music of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Gram Parsons.
The Long Players previously performed “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” a few years ago at a special engagement in Colorado and had once considered doing it here during the Americana Festival. The Colorado gig featured former Byrd, Flying Burrito Brother, Manassas and Desert Rose Band founding member Chris Hillman as a special guest. For tonight’s Mercy Lounge show, “special guests” were advertised, but with Emmylou Harris’ Bonaparte’s Retreat as the show’s featured charity, she was certainly the odds-on favorite to appear.
It was a great cast for the evening even without Miss Emmylou. New to the Long Players stage were the album-namesake country sister duo Sweethearts Of The Rodeo and country-rocker Craig Fuller, the man behind Pure Prairie League’s “Aimée”. Guitar-master John Jorgensen who played with Chris Hillman in The Desert Rose Band was also on hand. Pedal steel player, Lloyd Green, who played on the original 1968 record was in the house, but did not perform.

Guest player Pete Finney kicked things off with the pedal steel intro of the record’s lead track, “You Ain’t Going Nowhere”, from Bob Dylan’s LP “The Basement Tapes”, in what would be the first of four Dylan songs in the set. Jorgenson’s slick guitar and solid vocals started things off on a high note, and the evening never seemed to falter.
Emmylou made her surprise entrance for the third song to sing on the Louvin Brothers “The Christian Life” and gave the night its first Gram Parsons story. She recalled that her first exposure to the Louvins came on a photo-less cassette Gram gave her, and how she thought brother Ira was a girl!
Local songwriter and bluesman Gary Nicholson was the perfect choice for soulster William Bell’s “You Don’t Miss Your Water”. His Gram story was about when he let a young Parsons stay at his Nashville crash pad, and how Gram later helped Gary’s band get into the Palomino talent night competition in L.A. which they wound up winning.
Kristine Arnold of the Sweethearts wore a beautiful green Nudie shirt that she said once belonged to original Byrds drummer Michael Clarke. She got it indirectly through Phil “Road Mangler” Kaufman, who got it from Clarke in trade for a Flying Burrito Brothers tee-shirt.
Walter Egan knew Emmylou in her early Washington D.C. days, and he told his story of how Gram and she sang for the first-time ever in his kitchen. Walter’s song “Hearts Of Fire” was on Gram’s “Grievous Angel” album, and as Bill Lloyd earlier alluded might happen, history was made when he and Emmy sang this song together in tonight’s encore segment.

With the songs being short, the album segment was over in just 45 minutes. After a short break, the band returned for the encore segment of an hour of Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons and of course more Byrds. As for the latter, however, the Rickenbackers came out, and we got to hear some of the non-country side of the diverse band that The Byrds were, including two numbers written by the often overlooked but brilliant Gene Clark.

This was a remarkable evening in the history of this great Nashville institution called The Long Players. It was also a fine celebration of a seminal album that will soon turn 50 years old.

Audience Recording

Set 1

1. Intro (1:31)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (John Jorgenson) (5:08)
3. I Am A Pilgrim (Sweethearts Of The Rodeo) (4:45)
4. The Christian Life (Emmylou Harris) (3:51)
5. You Don't Miss Your Water (Gary Nicholson) (5:01)
6. You're Still On My Mind (Craig Fuller) (3:19)
7. Pretty Boy Floyd (Buddy Wego) (3:51)
8. Hickory Wind (Craig Fuller) (4:37)
9. One Hundred Years From Now (Walter Egan) (4:30)
10. Blue Canadian Rockies (Sweethearts Of The Rodeo) (3:09)
11. Life In Prison (Patrick Fuller) (3:26)
12. Nothing Was Delivered (Chuck Mead) (5:09)

Set 2

1. Christine's Tune (Buddy Wego) (4:06)
2. Wheels (Emmylou Harris and Gary Nicholson) (4:02)
3. Time Between (Brad Jones) (3:04)
4. Chimes Of Freedom (Bill Lloyd) (4:36)
5. She Don't Care About Time (John Jorgenson) (4:05)
6. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (Chris James) (3:56)
7. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man (Craig Fuller) (6:34)
8. Deportee (Patrick Fuller) (5:22)
9. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Chuck Mead) (3:00)
10. Mr Tambourine Man (Sweethearts Of The Rodeo) (4:29)
11. The Bells Of Rhymney (Walter Egan) (5:07)
12. Hearts On Fire (Emmylou Harris and Walter Egan) (5:31)
13. Ooh Las Vegas (Emmylou Harris) (4:44)
14. You Ain't Going Nowhere (ALL) (6:34)

Artwork Included (front, back, pictures)

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