These great recordings from a 1964 live performance at the Newport Folk Festival feature Clarence White and many others, including duets with Doc Watson. ~ Richard Lieberson & Mark A. Humphrey, All-Music Guide
The Country Boys play "Cindy".
Among the later Byrds albums, Untitled was always the one to own, even if you weren't a huge fan.
The Byrds The Ballad of Easy Rider
This is another beautiful gem with hardly a weak cut. "Gunga Din," with its delicate arpeggios, is one of the finest moments by a later incarnation of the Byrds.
The Best of the Byrds: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
It goes without saying that The Best of the Byrds: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 doesn't have as many classic singles as the group's first hits collection, since the Byrds stopped being a singles band shortly after the release of 68 and 1970, they only had three charting singles.
Dr. Byrd & Mr. Hyde
Not one of their best, this still contains two notable tracks, "This Wheel's on Fire" and "King Apathy III." There is a continued country influence, but rock still predominates.
The Notorious Byrd Brothers
The recording sessions for the Byrds' fifth album were conducted in the midst of internal turmoil that found them reduced to a duo by the time the record was completed.
Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Country-rock began in 1968 with the release of the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo. This landmark album has been reissued and improved, not only with clean digital sound but with illuminating additional songs not on the LP.
Younger than Yesterday
Younger than Yesterday was somewhat overlooked at the time of its release during an intensely competitive era that found the Byrds on a commercial downslide.
This includes "Alice's Restaurant," the equally comic "Motorcycle Song," "Coming into Los Angeles," and "City of New Orleans." ~ William Ruhlmann, All-Music Guide
Randy Newman's droll humor and ability to render ludicrous settings (through the eyes of protagonists who were obviously not playing with full decks) made 12 Songs an instant classic to the handful of people lucky enough to hear it.
An auspicious debut that doesn't sound like a debut: although only 23, Browne had kicked around the music business for several years and developed an unusual use of language, studiedly casual yet full of striking imagery, and a post-apocalyptic viewpoint to go with it.
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