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The Essential Byrds
Album cover
Compilation Album by The Byrds
Released April 22, 2003
Recorded 20 January 196525 July 1971
Genre Rock
Length 94:40
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer(s) Terry Melcher, Allen Stanton, Gary Usher, Bob Johnston and The Byrds
Professional reviews
The Byrds chronology
The Byrds Play Dylan
(2002)
The Essential Byrds
(2003)

The Essential Byrds is a comprehensive two-CD compilation album released by American band The Byrds in 2003 on Columbia Records. Their previous two official "hits" packages were 1967's The Byrds' Greatest Hits and The Best of The Byrds: Greatest Hits, Volume II from 1972. Image File history File links EssentialByrdsCover. ... A compilation album is a musical album featuring songs or tunes with some common characteristics. ... The Byrds (formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964) were an American rock group. ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) is (among many other tasks) primarily responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for mass production and commercial release. ... Album cover for Melchers self titled album (1974) Terry Melcher (February 8, 1942 in New York City - November 19, 2004 in Beverly Hills) was an American musician and record producer. ... Gary Usher (born December 14, 1938; died May 25, 1990) was an American surf rock musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Bob Johnston (born 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a noted record producer, best known for his work with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and many Nashville recording artists, as well as Simon and Garfunkel. ... The Byrds (formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964) were an American rock group. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links Description: Rating stars. ... Image File history File links Description: Rating stars. ... The Byrds (formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964) were an American rock group. ... The Byrds Play Dylan is unique album released by American band The Byrds in 2002 on Columbia Records featuring twenty interpretations of Bob Dylan songs from their entire career, regardless of line-up. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... The Byrds (formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964) were an American rock group. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Byrds Greatest Hits is the first compilation release by The Byrds. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...

Contents


Track listing

Disc 1

  1. "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) - 2:31
  2. "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" (Gene Clark) - 2:32
  3. "All I Really Want to Do" (Bob Dylan) - 2:04
  4. "Chimes of Freedom" (Bob Dylan) - 3:51
  5. "Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)" (Book of Ecclesiastes/Pete Seeger)- 3:51
  6. "She Don't Care About Time" (single version) (Gene Clark) - 2:30
  7. "It Won't Be Wrong" (Gerst/Roger McGuinn) - 1:59
  8. "Set You Free This Time" (Gene Clark) - 2:50
  9. "He Was a Friend of Mine" (add. lyrics Roger McGuinn) - 2:31
  10. "Eight Miles High" (Gene Clark/David Crosby/Roger McGuinn) - 3:36
  11. "5D (Fifth Dimension)" (Roger McGuinn) - 2:34
  12. "Mr. Spaceman" (Roger McGuinn) - 2:10
  13. "So You Want to Be a Rock'N'Roll Star?" (Chris Hillman/Roger McGuinn) - 2:06
  14. "Have You Seen Her Face" (Chris Hillman) - 2:41
  15. "Renaissance Fair" (David Crosby/Roger McGuinn) - 1:52
  16. "My Back Pages" (Bob Dylan) - 3:08

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman 24 May 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and poet. ... Harold Eugene Clark (Tipton, 1944 - May 24, 1991) was an American songwriter and singer, one of the founding members of the folk rock group The Byrds. ... Pete Seeger, 1944 Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919 in New York City), almost universally known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer and political activist. ... James Roger McGuinn (born July 13, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, who was born as James Joseph McGuinn III in Chicago, Illinois. ... David Van Cortland Crosby (born August 14, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Chris Hillman (born December 4, 1944, Los Angeles, California)was one of the original members of The Byrds(1965) with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. ...

Disc 2

  1. "Lady Friend" (David Crosby) - 2:31
  2. "Old John Robertson (single version)" (Chris Hillman/Roger McGuinn) - 1:54
  3. "Goin' Back" (Gerry Goffin/Carole King) - 3:27
  4. "Natural Harmony" (Chris Hillman) - 2:12
  5. "Wasn't Born to Follow" (Gerry Goffin/Carole King) - 2:03
  6. "You Ain't Going Nowhere" (Bob Dylan) - 2:35
  7. "Hickory Wind" (Gram Parsons/B. Buchanan) - 3:32
  8. "This Wheel's on Fire" (Bob Dylan/Rick Danko) - 4:45
  9. "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man" (Roger McGuinn/Gram Parsons) - 3:54
  10. "Ballad of Easy Rider" (Roger McGuinn) - 2:04
  11. "Jesus Is Just Alright" (A. Reynolds) - 2:10
  12. "Lover of the Bayou (live)" (Roger McGuinn/J. Levy) - 3:40
  13. "Chestnut Mare" (Roger McGuinn/J. Levy) - 5:08
  14. "Glory, Glory" (A. Reynolds) - 4:01
  15. "I Wanna Grow up to Be a Politician" (Roger McGuinn/J. Levy) - 2:02
  16. "Tiffany Queen" (Roger McGuinn) 2:41
  17. "Farther Along" (trad. arr. Clarence White) - 2:57

The Essential Byrds never charted in either the U.S. or the U.K. Gerry Goffin (born February 11, 1939) is an American lyricist. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is a Jewish American singer and songwriter. ... Gram Parsons, wearing his Nudie suit on the lot of A&M records Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was born Ingram Cecil Connor III in Winter Haven, Florida to a wealthy family of fruit growers with extensive properties both there and in Waycross, Georgia, where he was... Richard Clare Rick Danko (December 29, 1942-December 10, 1999) was a Canadian musician and singer, probably best known as a member of The Band. ... Clarence White (June 7, 1944 - July 14, 1973) was a guitar player for The Byrds and the Kentucky Colonels. ...


Sources

  • The Essential Byrds CD booklet essay, Alan Bisbort, c.2003.
  • AllMusicGuide.com



The Byrds
Roger McGuinn | Chris Hillman | David Crosby | Gene Clark | Michael Clarke |
Gram Parsons | Kevin Kelley | Clarence White | Gene Parsons | John York | Skip Battin
Studio Albums
Mr. Tambourine Man | Turn! Turn! Turn! | Fifth Dimension | Younger Than Yesterday |
The Notorious Byrd Brothers | Sweetheart of the Rodeo | Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde | Ballad of Easy Rider |
(Untitled) | Byrdmaniax | Farther Along | Byrds
Live Albums
Live at the Fillmore - February 1969
Compilations
The Byrds' Greatest Hits | The Best of The Byrds: Greatest Hits, Volume II |
The Byrds Play Dylan | The Essential Byrds
Box Sets
The Byrds


The Byrds (formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964) were an American rock group. ... James Roger McGuinn (born July 13, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, who was born as James Joseph McGuinn III in Chicago, Illinois. ... Chris Hillman (born December 4, 1944, Los Angeles, California)was one of the original members of The Byrds(1965) with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. ... David Van Cortland Crosby (born August 14, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Harold Eugene Clark (Tipton, 1944 - May 24, 1991) was an American songwriter and singer, one of the founding members of the folk rock group The Byrds. ... Michael Clarke, real name Michael James Dick (June 2, 1944 - December 19, 1993), was the drummer for the American rock music group The Byrds from about 1964 to about 1968. ... Gram Parsons, wearing his Nudie suit on the lot of A&M records Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was born Ingram Cecil Connor III in Winter Haven, Florida to a wealthy family of fruit growers with extensive properties both there and in Waycross, Georgia, where he was... Clarence White (June 7, 1944 - July 14, 1973) was a guitar player for The Byrds and the Kentucky Colonels. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Mr. ... Turn! Turn! Turn! (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Fifth Dimension is the third album by The Byrds and was released in the summer of 1966. ... Younger Than Yesterday is the fourth album from folk-rock group The Byrds. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject to understand later content. ... Sweetheart of the Rodeo is an album by American country rock band The Byrds, released on July 29, 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... Dr. Byrds & Mr. ... The Ballad of Easy Rider was an album by the rock band The Byrds in October 1969 on Columbia Records. ... (Untitled) is a double album by American band The Byrds, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Byrdmaniax is an album by American band The Byrds, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... Farther Along is an album by American band The Byrds, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... Byrds (1973) is the infamous reunion album by American band The Byrds. ... Live at the Fillmore - February 1969 is a live album released by American band The Byrds in 2000 on Columbia Records. ... The Byrds Greatest Hits is the first compilation release by The Byrds. ... The Byrds Play Dylan is unique album released by American band The Byrds in 2002 on Columbia Records featuring twenty interpretations of Bob Dylan songs from their entire career, regardless of line-up. ... The Byrds is a boxed set released by American band The Byrds in 1990 on Columbia Records. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
The Byrds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (844 words)
Bridging the gap between the socially and spiritually conscious folk music of Bob Dylan and the complex pop of The Beatles, The Byrds are considered one of the most important and influential bands of the 1960s.
The Byrds were founded in Los Angeles, California in 1964 by singers and guitarists Jim McGuinn (he later changed his name to Roger McGuinn), Gene Clark, and David Crosby.
Always the leader of the group, McGuinn came out of a folk music background, but, inspired by the Beatles, recast the Byrds as a pop-music group, one that is regarded as among the most accomplished, and experimental, of the era.
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