Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Byrds – Summerthing Jamaica Pond 1970

The Byrds – Summerthing Jamaica Pond 1970

Byrds Summerthing Jamaica Pond Park, Boston, MA – July 28, 1970

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

Soundboard Recording

1. Lover Of The Bayou (5:27)
2. Old Blue (3:44)
3. You Ain't Going Nowhere (4:00)
4. Well Come Back Home (4:46)
5. My Back Pages (2:33)
6. B.J. Blues (1:17)
7. Baby What You Want Me To Do (2:49)
8. He Was A Friend Of Mine (3:12)
9. Willin' (4:09)
10. Wheels On Fire (3:59)
11. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (3:30)
12. Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:26)
13. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:21)
14. All The Things (4:18)
15. Nashville West (2:44)
16. Turn Turn Turn (2:22)
17. Mr Tambourine Man (2:19)
18. Eight Miles High (4:33)

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 Bobby Flanagan for providing the original file.


Rocking--Byrd said...
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Steve said...

I'm in the midst of listening to this new upload and find it very good. This seems to be not long after York was replaced by Battin on the bass, and yet the band seems very tight. It helped that Skip was an experienced musician at this point and adapted very quickly to the band's sound. There's very little from previous albums here, which is good in that it allowed the band to chart its own path (something, ironically, that York had wanted). Interesting is the inclusion of the Unissued version of All the Things, which was a better version than the one on Untitled, Gene Parsons still sounds too busy to me here, but he was much more controlled on the studio albums. A nice Christmas present. Thanks, R--B, and a happy holidays to you and to all the members of this blog.

david said...

many thanks, again. Great to have another show from my area.

david said...

Interesting comments , Steve. I always liked York better, and thought the band may have developed a really cool identity had he stayed. He wrote and sang better than Battin, and his choice of covers was good as well. Too bad there aren't more live tapes of him with the band. I always thought Battin's tunes were crap, and totally out of place in the Byrds.The more of these live shows I hear, the less I like gene parsons' drumming. As you stated, he was fine on the studio stuff, but out of control live. I'm surprised he was kept for so long. He also seems to play the same couple of beats to everything. People complain about Mike Clarke, but I still think he was the best Byrds drummer. Too bad he had his "issues", he probably could have been a really good drummer with a little more effort. Again many thanks to RB for all his efforts. Merry Christmas to RB and all the RB followers.

dino said...

As usual, it's a good Xmas time present

Doug said...

Any possibility of a repost? Would love to pick this up--missed it when initially put up due to hard drive failure and the Holidays.

Thanks for all you've posted over the years!

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

Thank you very much!!

Edwin Deas said...

Could you reload this one please.

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