Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Byrds – Hartford University 1971

The Byrds – Hartford University 1971

Hartford University, Hartford, Connecticut – December 5, 1971

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

Soundboard Recording

1. Lover Of The Bayou (3:25)
2. Chimes Of Freedom (3:56)
3. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:12)
4. Mr Spaceman (3:36)
5. Bugler (3:22)
6. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician (2:51)
7. My Back Pages (2:33)
8. B.J. Blues (1:01)
9. Baby What You Want Me To Do (2:43)
10. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (2:08)
11. Mr Tambourine Man (3:38)
12. Pretty Boy Floyd (2:58)
13. Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms (2:59)
14. Tiffany Queen (2:22)
15. Chestnut Mare (5:00)
16. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:06)
17. Eight Miles High (13:10)
18. Hold It (1:15)
19. You Ain't Going Nowhere (2:37)
20. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:35)
21. Roll Over Beethoven (2:43)

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 Brad Fisher for providing the original file.


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

thanks, as always !

Kilby said...

Thanks Rocking-Byrd!

Gene Parsons drumming seems a little understated on some songs -and sounds really good for it. Lover of the bayou a case in point.

Chestnut mare sounds better to my ears seemingly due to Gene Parsons singing backup vox in a slightly different way to normal.

Steve said...

Byrds concerts from this era sound pretty similar--the quality is quite good, especially the instruments. Gene Parsons as a drummer comes and goes for me, but when he's good he's good. McGuinn's instrumental contributions are modest--almost totally missing in 8 Miles High, and is understated through much of the concert. Clarence is the true spirit behind this version of the Byrds, and for me virtually defined the later sound, much as McGuinn defined the original sound. What this lineup lacked was good songwriting. Skip was a fine bassist, but his songs were off and on. Clarence didn't write any songs, and Parsons just a few. That's why they produced some inferior albums. But in concerts like this one, you can see that they made up for weak material and occasional weak vocals with high-quality playing, and in a concert setting that's the most important. Thanks for the upload. I'd like to add that the sound quality of the recent uploads has been quite good.

david said...

the only problem with these shows ( soundwise ), is that they didn't run McGuinn's guitar through the board, so you get little to none in the mix. It's too bad , because it doesn't give a true representation of the live sound. Nice to have these shows, although I'll agree with Steve to a point on Parsons' drumming. Doesn't do much for me at all. He could be pretty good at times, but way too bust at other times, in fact, most of the time.Can see where the band got bored: they hardly ever changed the set list, as these concerts show. But many thanks to RB for making them available.Now if some Original or GP era stuff would turn up somewhere.....

dino said...

...nevertheless I wouldn't trade them for the world!
Thanks a lot Rocking Byrd!

Doug said...

Once again, any chance of a repost? I can't believe that during the time I was offline, this run of Byrds shows appeared! Damn my hard drive!

Again, thanks so much for all you have done over the years.

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

Many, many thanks for reposting!

Rocking--Byrd said...

New link 2016-02-09

paolo said...

thanks for this re-post Rockingbyrd!!!!