Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Byrds – Never again






The Byrds – Never again

SPA - The Early Years – 02-CD 3315 (Europe 1989)

* Tracks 12 and 16 (two Bob Dylan songs) are by a female singer backed by a band sounding like The Byrds. At the time this CD came out, the tracks were said to be demos for a then-unknown singer trying to jump on the “Dylan songs = hits” bandwagon and that the backing band was The Byrds. I have more than serious doubts about that but who knows?

1. Band Intro + Hey Joe (Stockholm 1967) (2:54)
2. My Back Pages (Stockholm 1967) (3:35)
3. Mr Tambourine Man (Stockholm 1967) (2:26)
4. He Was A Friend Of Mine (Stockholm 1967) (3:00)
5. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (Stockholm 1967) (3:05)
6. The Bells Of Rhymney (Stockholm 1967) (3:36)
7. Roll Over Beethoven + Outro (Stockholm 1967) (2:48)
8. He Was A Friend Of Mine (Monterey 1967) (2:56)
9. Hey Joe (Monterey 1967) (2:36)
10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (Monterey 1967) (2:50)
11. Turn Turn Turn (Studio Demo 1966) (4:05)
12. I Don't Believe You (Studio Demo 1966) (2:28) *
13. Eight Miles High (Studio Demo 1966) (3:57)
14. I Know You Rider (Studio Demo 1966) (2:42)
15. Scrambled Egg Jam (aka John Riley) (Studio Demo 1966) (2:57)
16. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Studio Demo 1965) (3:04) *

Artwork Included (front, back, inside, CD)

8 comments:

Rocking--Byrd said...

http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/sm1IuxeH/file.html

david said...

this was a really great cd when it came out, as it had stuff not on the Never Before issue. Also has the banjo track on John Riley that was removed from the issue of the 5D cd reissue. Also,it includes the complete Stockholm show with "The Bells Of Rhymney ", which one doesn't see often. Agree with you on the demos, RB; not The Byrds for sure. I think there was mention of who it actually was in Johnny Rogan's book.

Edwin Deas said...

THANKS R-B
I have this on vinyl but the sound quality is poor. Looking forward to hearing a better version.

Rocking--Byrd said...

Edwin, are you sure you have this on vinyl? To my knowledge, it only came out on CD.

Edwin Deas said...

I will need to check in the garage. You know how it is!

Edwin Deas said...

Found it. I was kind of wrong.
Album is called Byrds on the Wyng on Wally Jig Records. Tracks are 1. You Won't Have to Cry 2.She Has a Way 3.Turn turn turn 4. I Don't Believe Me (sic)--same female lead 5. Eight Miles High 6. Why 7. Ways to Show it 8. Triad instrumental 8. I Knew I'd Want You 9. Eight Miles High again 10. Hey Joe 10. I know You Rider 11. Disembodied Spirit 12. Scrambled Egg Jam 13. Mr Tambourine Man 14. Thoughts and Words 15. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue--same female lead.

So some of the same demo tracks but no Stockholm tracks. There are more details in Johnny Rogan's book (pp595)

Rocking--Byrd said...

Yes; I have this LP but it's not the same, although some of the tracks are on both releases.

Steve said...

The Stockholm segments show that the original Byrds were a better live band than they are normally given credit for.