Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Byrds – Journals – Vol. 1

The Byrds – Journals – Vol. 1

CEDREM CD-81 (U.K. 1994)

24kt Gold Plated Disc

Jim McGuinn (guitar, vocals)
Gene Clark (guitar, tambourine, vocals)
David Crosby (guitar, vocals)
Chris Hillman (bass, vocals)
Michael Clarke (drums)

With (on “Mr. Tambourine Man” and on “I Knew I’d Want You” only) Hal Blaine, Larry Knechtel (Lawrence Knechtel), Bill Pitman (William Pitman), Leon Russell (Claude Russell Bridges) and Jerry Cole (Jerry Kolbrak).

Journals is a 9 CD (4 double CDs and 1 single CD) set housed in a 12” x 12” golden metallic box.

The Byrds in the Columbia studios, playing and singing multiple versions of tracks from their first 3 albums (“Mr. Tambourine Man”, “Turn Turn Turn” and “Fifth Dimension”) and of tracks from these sessions that weren’t officially released until the remastered CDs came out in the 90s.

Vol. 9 is a compilation of tracks from the 8 other CDs.

A further double CD, titled “Lost Studio Series”, was later released by another label, with all known outtakes not on this 9 CD box. It also contained outtakes from the 4th LP (“Younger Than Yesterday”) and a couple of other oddities from the same era. It was posted here some time ago.

Ladies and gentlemen, sit down and relax. You are now in the control room at Columbia studios, and standing next to you is producer Terry Melcher. Enjoy!

1. Mr. Tambourine Man (2:27)
2. Mr. Tambourine Man (2:41)
3. Mr. Tambourine Man (2:10)
4. Mr. Tambourine Man (3:40)
5. Mr. Tambourine Man (0:23)
6. Mr. Tambourine Man (2:47)
7. Mr. Tambourine Man (1:47)
8. Mr. Tambourine Man (0:44)
9. Mr. Tambourine Man (1:36)
10. Mr. Tambourine Man (1:20)
11. Mr. Tambourine Man (1:13)
12. Mr. Tambourine Man (1:19)
13. Mr. Tambourine Man (0:30)
14. Mr. Tambourine Man (0:49)
15. Mr. Tambourine Man (0:16)
16. Mr. Tambourine Man (0:11)
17. Mr. Tambourine Man (0:55)
18. Mr. Tambourine Man (0:39)
19. Mr. Tambourine Man (1:20)
20. Mr. Tambourine Man (2:32)
21. Mr. Tambourine Man (2:01)
22. Mr. Tambourine Man (2:49)
23. I Knew I'd Want You (2:23)
24. It's No Use (2:29)
25. It's No Use (2:35)
26. It's No Use (0:49)
27. It's No Use (2:37)
28. It's No Use (0:50)
29. It's No Use (2:41)
30. It's No Use (2:32)

Fresh CD rip and freshly scanned artwork (January 2017) from my original box bought in 1994 from Midnight Records in New York included (front, back, CD)

Images of box, insert and 32 page booklet (12” x 12”) will be posted separately


Rocking--Byrd said...

James Kelly said...

Rocking--Byrd A big thank you for this collection....can't wait for the next in this series.

Cheers, Jim

david said...

This was a great set, as was the follow up. Too bad more weren't forthcoming. I read these were the master tapes stolen from Columbia's tape library. The sound is impeccable.