Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Byrds – Duke University 1970

The Byrds –  Duke University 1970

Duke University, Durham, NC – November 21, 1970

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

Soundboard Recording

1. Lover Of The Bayou (2:44)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:01)
3. I Trust (4:19)
4. My Back Pages (2:25)
5. B.J. Blues (1:24)
6. Baby What You Want Me To do (3:00)
7. Tuning + Banter (1:00)
8. Truck Stop Girl (4:55)
9. Soldier's Joy / Black Mountain Rag (2:55)
10. Mr Tambourine Man (3:04)
11. Take A Whiff (On Me) (3:16)
12. Wheels On Fire (7:53)
13. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (2:51)
14. Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:36)
15. Jesus Is Just Alright (2:54)
16. Eight Miles High (18:19)
17. Hold It (1:32)
18. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:59)
19. Mr Spaceman (3:04)
20. Hold It (1:30)
21. Chestnut Mare (5:43)

Artwork by Rocking-Byrd Included

Original audio file sequenced, balanced, levelled, and generally speaking “cleaned” by Rocking-Byrd.

Many thanks to David for his help and to Brian Fishbone and Walt Grundy for providing the original file.


Rocking--Byrd said...
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david said...

As always, a huge thank you . The addition of Terry Melcher gives the band a really cool heavy sound. The B-3 really fills out the bottom, and maybe due to the "producers'" presence, Parsons seems to tone down his overly busy playing.A really cool show. One only wishes the 12 string was more audible in these board tapes; it's pretty much non-existant in the mix.

dino said...

.....THANK YOU Rocking Byrd...

Steve said...

Another confirmation of the Byrds' ability to play very well live. The inclusion of keyboards by Terry Melcher adds to the sound but it doesn't seem to be there on all songs. Clarence is inspired in this concert, not only on the 'hard' songs, but also on the softer songs, like It's Alright Ma/Ballad of Easy Rider medley, a favorite of mine in the concerts during this period. I agree with Dave that McGuinn's 12-string, apart from the leads, is not at all prominent. I get the same impression on other concert recordings as well, even the one on Untitled. Perhaps he didn't play when he sang. As I've written before, Clarence defines the sound of the latter Byrds (except for his singing voice, which is very nasal at times). Gene is alright here, maybe because of Melcher's presence, maybe not. Whatever, it's an enjoyable listen, with good quality sound, especially the vocals. Muchas Gracias, Pajaro Rockeador.

Doug said...


Any chance of a repost? I missed this when first came up, due to hard drive crash, etc.

Thanks for all you've been posting!

Rocking--Byrd said...
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Doug said...

Thank you very much!!

Rocking--Byrd said...

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