Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Roger McGuinn’s Thunderbyrd featuring Gene Clark and Chris Hillman – London 1977




Roger McGuinn’s Thunderbyrd featuring Gene Clark and Chris Hillman – London 1977

The Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – April 30th, 1977

Roger McGuinn (guitar, vocals)
Rick Vito (guitar, vocals)
Charlie Harrison (bass, vocals)
Greg Thomas (drums, vocals)

With Gene Clark and Chris Hillman on tracks 9-10-11

Roger McGuinn’s Thunderbyrd, Gene Clark’s K.C. Southern Band and The Chris Hillman Band embarked on a European tour in the spring of 1977 (ill-fated, as Clark and Hillman quit the tour after a couple of days, flying back to the USA and leaving McGuinn alone to finish the tour). They played two nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Both shows were recorded by the BBC, and are the sources from which the “Three Byrds Land In London” double CD from 1997 was compiled.

This is Thunderbyrd’s concert from April 30th (including three Byrds tracks with Gene Clark and Chris Hillman), before the recording was tampered with, first by the BBC before the broadcast, and later for mixing the double CD.

1. Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd - Lover Of The Bayou (5:07)
2. Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd - American Girl (4:42)
3. Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd - Mr Spaceman (3:08)
4. Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd - Golden Loom - Band Intro (5:00)
5. Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd - It's Gone (3:47)
6. Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd - Chesnut Mare (5:43)
7. Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd - Dixie Highway (4:32)
8. Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd - Shoot 'em (5:33)
9. Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd with Gene Clark and Chris Hillman - So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:24)
10. Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd with Gene Clark and Chris Hillman - Mr Tambourine Man (2:36)
11. Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd with Gene Clark and Chris Hillman - Eight Miles High (4:57)


Artwork Included

12 comments:

Rocking--Byrd said...
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Rufus said...

As always, thank you so much for sharing this show with us. Do you (or any one else) know if the complete Gene Clark & Kansas City Southern Band and Chris Hillman Band performances at the Hammersmith Odeon, London were fully recorded and preserved?

david said...

would second Rufus's comments. Would love to get Gene Clark's sets from these shows.Again, many thanks for sharing and for all your hard work.

dino said...

Super thanks

paolo said...

great sound! thanks rockinbyrd....

paolo said...

good sound

Steve said...

I have the single cd version of 3 Byrds Land in London, with one song from Gene Clark and two from Chris Hillman, and the rest with Roger McGuinn. In my version, Why Baby Why/Tiffany Queen replaces Shoot 'em, and It's Gone and Dixie Highway are not included, but otherwise the tracks are the same. 8 Miles High is beautifully played (Bonus track on my cd) but it seems to me that Chris does not participate, as I can't hear his voice anywhere. I've liked every Thunderbyrd concert I've heard; Rick Vito's guitar work is a highlight on every one. I hope there are more around! Thanks, R--B.

david said...
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Rocking--Byrd said...
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Edwin Deas said...

Could you please make this available again.
Thanks

Rocking--Byrd said...

New link 2017-01-27

http://www106.zippyshare.com/v/eEdUpz0H/file.html

Edwin Deas said...

Good McGuinn and band but Clark and Hillman did not sound very enthusiastic.
Thanks