The Byrds - Under Review mp3 album
Byrds is the twelfth and final studio album by the American rock band the Byrds and was released in March 1973 on Asylum Records (see 1973 in music). It was recorded as the centerpiece of a reunion between the five original band members: Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, and Michael Clarke. The last time that all five members had worked together as the Byrds was in 1966, prior to Clark's departure from the band.
When you read words like, This DVD is not authorized by all Byrds members or by Columbia Records, you can’t help but question the product’s authenticity. After all, without the presence of Roger McGuinn, Mr. Jingle-Jangle himself, how can The Byrds saga truly be told? But the Byrds’ story is so multi-faceted; it can be unfolded intriguingly – even without participation of the group’s primary members. This exhaustive, two-DVD set goes all.
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A Harvard drop-out, Parsons met Byrds bassist Chris Hillman at an unromantic Hollywood bank, coerced him into joining the Crosby-less band in Nashville, and, amidst quiet feuding with Roger McGuinn, made what is deniably one of the Top 20 country records of all time.
The Byrds’ self-titled 1973 reunion album, featuring all five original members: Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke (the last time they would ever record together) – is given a remaster on Cherry Red’s Esoteric imprint with liner notes. The Byrds had a rich musical history, with a phenomenal musical output from the mid to late ‘60s, making hugely influential records that ranged from folk-rock and psychedelia to country rock.
While the album is lauded as one of the top albums by the Byrds, the recording sessions were plagued with tension, highlighted by the departure of drummer Michael Clarke and the firing of guitarist, vocalist and composer David Crosby due to his poor attendance at recording sessions and other controversial issues. Original band member Gene Clark, who had departed in early 1966, rejoined for a few weeks during production of The Notorious Byrd Brothers but swiftly left the group again. For Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the group added Gram Parsons, a pioneer of country rock.