Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Byrds – TV Compilation 1965-1972

The Byrds – TV Compilation 1965-1972

Various places and dates. All details on artwork.

Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Michael Clarke, Clarence White, Gene  Parsons, John York, Skip Battin

Disc 1

1. Not Fade Away (Shindig 1965) (1:50)
2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Shindig 1965) (1:49)
3. The Bells Of Rhymney (Shindig 1965) (2:33)
4. The Times They Are A-Changin' (Hullabaloo 1965) (2:39)
5. Do You Believe In Magic (Hullabaloo 1965) (1:04)
6. Chimes Of Freedom (Shindig 1965) (2:03)
7. Turn! Turn! Turn! (Shindig 1965) (2:25)
8. Turn! Turn! Turn! (Big TNT Show 1965) (4:28)
9. The Bells Of Rhymney (Big TNT Show 1965) (3:52)
10. Mr. Tambourine Man (Big TNT Show 1965) (2:33)
11. Turn! Turn! Turn! (Ed Sullivan Show 1965) (3:37)
12. Interview With Jim McGuinn (The ''In'' Sound 1966) (1:25)
13. Renaissance Fair (Tonight Show 1967) (2:20)
14. Lady Friend (Tonight Show 1967) (2:15)
15. Have You Seen Her Face (Tonight Show 1967) (2:13)
16. You Ain't Going Nowhere (Playboy After Dark 1968) (2:53)
17. This Wheel's On Fire (Playboy After Dark 1968) (3:41)

Disc 2

1. Jesus Is Just Alright (Welcome To The Fillmore East 1970) (3:36)
2. Eight Miles High (Welcome To The Fillmore East 1970) (9:45)
3. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (David Frost Show 1971) (3:10)
4. Mr. Spaceman (David Frost Show 1971) (3:03)
5. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician (David Frost Show 1971) (2:25)
6. Citizen Kane (David Frost Show 1971) (2:50)
7. Chestnut Mare (Beat Club 1971) (3:00)
8. Eight Miles High (Beat Club 1971) (5:07)
9. You Ain't Going Nowhere (Earl Scruggs, His Family And Friends 1971) (2:27)
10. Nothin' To It (Earl Scruggs, His Family And Friends 1971) (1:38)
11. Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms (Country Suite 1972) (2:47)
12. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (Country Suite 1972) (1:15)
13. Mr. Tambourine Man (Country Suite 1972) (3:32)
Interview (Country Suite 1972) (1:00)

Artwork Included (front, back)


Rocking--Byrd said...

Edwin Deas said...

Thanks Rocking-Byrd. Nice compilation.

david said...

Thanks, RB, nice compilation. Didn't have the material of disc 2

Steve said...

I've seen a lot of this on YouTube (mostly disc 1) but it's nice to have it all together in audio, even though we don't get to see the performances. Much of the original Byrds stuff was lip-synced anyway, though not the Tonight show segments. The Playboy After Hours cuts--still on YouTube--are worth checking out; there's a guy in a vest and flowered shirt who does his best to make You Ain't Going Nowhere seem like a rock song, but he ends up looking rather ridiculous. Ah, the benefit of hindsight. I remember Shindig and Hullabaloo--the producers tried to make an interesting rock show, and often succeeded due to the quality of the guests. They often had groups sing segments of other groups hits--e.g., the Lovin' Spoonful's Do You Believe in Magic--and the results were interesting at times, embarrassing at others. The Smothers Brothers Show also had some good guests, including the Byrds with Gene Clark sitting in for David Crosby (who had recently been fired) on lip-synced versions of Goin'Back and Mr Spaceman. On another show, Jimmi Seiter sat in for Chris Hillman, I think, who was ill. The Country Suite recordings are also worth checking out on YouTube--the Byrds and Earl Scruggs? But it works. Thanks as always for all the new material R--B.

Rocking--Byrd said...

Steve, thanks for your comment.

It must be a while since you last listened to or watched these early TV performances, as those posted here are mostly live.

As to the Smother Brothers show, next to Jimmi Seiter pretending to be Chris Hillman, there also was Ted Bluechel (The Association's drummer) sitting in for Michael Clarke...

david said...

Actually there were a few TV shows where the Byrds played live ( and sounded pretty good ),and some of the others they sang live to a pre-recorded backing track. The show that Seiter and Bluechel sitting in was "Where The Girls Are ", hosted by Noel Harrison. It was taped in Oct. 67. Mike was in the cartoon type skit they did with McGuinn and Gene, and McGuinn and Gene played Mr. Spaceman ( mimed ) with the other guys. Very strange....The Smothers show was Gene, Chris, Mike, and McGuinn doing both songs.

dino said...

Gee... reading your comments seems like you've been there all the time...
Thanks a lot RB!

Steve said...

OK, after listening to disc 1 (I hadn't when I wrote my first comment) I see that all these tracks were done live. The best ones of the original group were the Big TNT shows, which were full-length and featured more GeneClark. Many of the other cuts of the original 5 were shortened, probably to fit TV standards of the time. Again, critics say how bad the original Byrds were live, but I disagree, with the exception of the Monterey concert, where they played too fast. The Tonight shows are interesting in that they feature songs which were not hits at the time and that the vocals basically feature McGuinn and Crosby and lack the fullness of the recorded versions. An interesting collection overall.