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The first ever official BYRDS DVD is now available - but how disappointing for true collectors !

  this is how the projected DVD looked like when sent to Byrds Flyght...

...and this is how it actually looks like (front and back)

AT THE TIME THESE LIVE TRACKS WERE RECORDED (1971 and 1972), THE BYRDS LINEUP WAS ROGER 

McGUINN, CLARENCE WHITE, SKIP BATTIN AND GENE PARSONS (with Jimmi Seiter playing percussions).

THE DESIGNERS OF THIS PROJECT WEREN'T EVEN ABLE TO PUT A COMPLETE BYRDS

ON THE BOX (where's Skip Battin?)

Not only have the 4 Byrds tracks on the disc been circulating for more than 20 years on VHS, 

but they are already officially available on DVD on variours BEAT CLUB compilations by 

various artists. BEAT CLUB was a well-known program from German TV.

1 Black Mountain Rag
2 So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star
3 Chestnut Mare
4 Eight Miles High

There are other artists on this disc. In that case, why call it a Byrds DVD ? And then,

if it is a Various Artists disc, it isn't the first Byrds official DVD anymore.

New CLARENCE WHITE CD released in the UK 

  

picture courtesy of Thomas Aubrunner's recommended web pages at 

http://members.chello.at/thomas.aubrunner/

CLARENCE WHITE : TUFF & STRINGY (SESSIONS 1966-68) (Big Beat CDWIKD 227)

Now Available (April 2003)   -   Reissue producer : Alec Palao

Big Beat's excavation of country rocks fascinating roots continues with a volume dedicated to the incomparable Clarence White – former Kentucky Colonel, future Byrd, and one of a handful of true greats amongst the instrumentalists of 20th century popular music. Clarence's dazzling work in those groups has been very well documented, but little is known about the fascinating period that falls between.

This collection of rare singles, demos and studio outtakes does not claim to make a definitive statement upon White’s career, or to even represent his best work. Rather, the purpose of Tuff & Stringy is to shed some sorely needed light upon two short years that were a pivotal stage in Clarence’s development, not just as a guitarist but as an artist. You won’t find much in the way of lengthy solos showcased here, but you will marvel at how this consummate musician ‘sat in’ so beautifully with whatever material he worked with, as well as how his earliest attempts at songwriting display an innate knack for pop melody.

 Tuff & Stringy includes all the solo sides Clarence cut for Gary Paxton's Bakersfield International label, including the rarely heard “Hong Kong Hillbilly” – the fabulous precursor to the well known Byrds instrumental “Nashville West”. Much of the rest of the material is derived from sessions that White and the ReasonsGene Parsons, Gib Guilbeau and Wayne Moore, aka the legendary Nashville West – worked for Paxton, accompanying local country and pop acts, and tunes that were only ever released on obscure, hard to find independent 45s. For all of these folk and country rock gems, Tuff & Stringy is their first appearance on CD.

During the research for this package, a find of major academic significance was made. Even the most astute Clarence-ophile will be unaware of the Zeke Manners demos, an experiment at folk-rock undertaken by he and his brother Roland towards the end of the Kentucky Colonels in 1966. These audio snapshots are an intriguing glimpse of how the legendary ‘electrified’ Colonels sounded, and the recordings quite possibly constitute the first time Clarence was taped playing his newly purchased Telecaster in a ‘studio’ setting.

The accompanying booklet contains a 10,000 word essay that goes into great detail about Clarence's activities during this murky period and his relationship with Gary Paxton and the Reasons, based as it is upon fresh recollections from all the enabling participants. It also includes a discography that covers his other session work from the era. The waves created by Clarence White's idiosyncratic style are still forming ripples within bluegrass, country and rock’n’roll. Tuff & Stringy shows you how he got there.

TRACK LISTING

CLARENCE WHITE – HONG KONG HILLBILLY

GARY PAXTON – MOTHER-IN-LAW

THE SPENCERS – MAKE UP YOUR MIND

CLARENCE WHITE –GRANDMA FUNDERBUNKS MUSIC BOX

WAYNE MOORE – GUITAR PICKIN’ MAN*

THE SANLAND BROTHERS – VACCINATION FOR THE BLUES

DARRELL COTTON – DON’T PITY ME

LEON COPELAND – I GOTTA GO SEE THE WORLD

THE KENTUCKY COLONELS – EVERYBODY HAS ONE BUT YOU*

GIB & JAN – SHE’S GONE*

CLARENCE WHITE –TUFF & STRINGY

RICHARD ARLEN – I’M TIED DOWN TO YOU

WAYNE MOORE – HEY JULIANA

CLARENCE WHITE – LAST DATE

DENNIS PAYNE – I’LL LIVE TODAY

JACK REEVES – NOT ENOUGH OF ME TO GO ROUND

DARRELL COTTON – IF WE COULD READ

CLARENCE WHITE – RIFF RAFF

WAYNE MOORE – ROCKS IN MY HEAD

THE KENTUCKY COLONELS - MADE OF STONE*

CLARENCE WHITE – BUCKAROO*

CLARENCE WHITE – ADAM & EVE (backing track for LeGarde Twins)*

THE GREAT LOVE TRIP – WHY CAN’T WE BE

JAN & CLARENCE – NATURE’S CHILD*

CLARENCE WHITE – TANGO FOR A SAD MOOD

DARRELL COTTON – IF WE COULD READ (backing track)*

* = PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Cult movie EDIE IN CIAO MANHATTAN (with Edie Sedgwick) has been released on DVD.

  This movie was previously very difficult to find in its VHS video format.

SKIP BATTIN appears in this movie's credits, although BYRDS FLYGHT has never been able 

to figure out why. Considering that Kim Fowley also appears in the credits, it might be 

that a song co-written by the both of them (CITIZEN KANE ?) is played during the movie.

Any Byrds Flyght visitor in the know is warmly welcome to send the info.

Just a reminder that GRAM PARSONS' cd BIG MOUTH BLUES is still available from

Sierra Records at www.sierra-records.com

John Delgatto, (who runs Sierra Records and will be never be thanked enough for the 

work he does for bringing Byrds / Clarence White / Gram Parsons and other great 

recordings out) suffered a big financial loss, when 30 sets of 3 posters that were 

shipped in early  december 2002 were either lost or destroyed by The U.S. Postal Service,

and have now been resent to all those who ordered and received the CD last year.

The posters are not sold in any store or any other internet store than John's.

They are :

- THE EARLY YEARS : 1979 first edition numbered poster (while supplies last)

- GRAM & EMMYLOU : Pete Frame rock family tree poster

- GRAM AT THE CHATEAU MARMONT 1969 : a brand new color and black and white 

   lithography with a reproduction of Gram's signature

The CD and its 3 POSTERS (see picture) are still available from Sierra Records, so

get them while you can !

Collector's Choice (the label that recently re-released Gene Clark's NO OTHER on 

CD - it currently is nr 7 in their selling charts) has re-released THE ROSE GARDEN's 

eponymous album (from 1968) as well.

This album is the only place where one can currently find two songs written by 

Gene Clark but not recorded by him : LONG TIME and TILL TODAY.

Also on this album are the band's version of RIDER (also recorded by The Byrds as 

I KNOW MY RIDER), Bob Dylan's SHE BELONGS TO ME (also recorded by Skip Battin

as SHE ACTS LIKE WE NEVER HAVE MET).

You can order this CD by visiting http://www.collectorschoicemusic.com.

Type ROSE GARDEN in the search engine.

Is there a connection between The Byrds and The Bee Gees ? Well...

While recording the McGuinn, Clark & Hillman LP in Capitol studios in 1979, Roger McGuinn met the Bee Gees' BARRY GIBB. Barry told him about the City Surfers' song BEACH BALL (co-written by Roger) reaching number 6 in the Australian charts by Jimmy Hannan

Hereunder are pictures of two different releases of this single

The trivia bit is that The Bee Gees sang back up vocals on Jimmy Hannan's version...

It was brought to BYRDS FLYGHT's attention that recent performances by David Crosby's CPR 

band include a version of The Byrds' SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK AND ROLL STAR 

(penned by Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman).

David Crosby has played Byrds songs with other bands in the past (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 

did TURN TURN TURN and CPR did EIGHT MILES HIGH)

Release from the UK REV-OLA label (specialized in reissues)

NASHVILLE WEST's live CD with Clarence White and Gene Parsons  (cat # CRREV 23) 

  RELEASED  with Bonus Tracks

Visit  http://www.revola.co.uk for details

ROGER McGUINN has a new Folk Den CD out called THE SEA : SONGS BY ROGER McGUINN

You can order it online from www.mp3.com

Tracks :

1 "The Sea"

2 "South Australia"

3 "Liverpool Girls"

4 "The Argonaut"

5 "Oh You New York Girls"

6 "The Cold Coast of Greenland"

7 "The Handsome Cabin Boy"

8 "The Greenland Whale"

9 "The Bonny Ship The Diamond"

10 "The Whale Catchers"

11 "Blood Red Roses"

Great News for European Chris Hillman Fans who DON'T live in the U.K. !

Jaap Hindriks from Holland was lucky enough to be able to book Chris Hillman and 

Herb Pedersen for a concert at the Muziekcentrum, Vredenburg, in Utrecht, Holland 

on Tuesday, May 13, 2003.

The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers have always been considered as near gods in certain parts of 

Europe, particularly in the Netherlands (Holland).

Now one of Holland's leading radio organizations, VPRO, has put an hour long program on line that is 

completely devoted to live recordings of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and CSN.

These recordings have never been released officially and can be heard at

http://pages.vpro.nl/3voor12/shows/index.shtml?2534202+3594015+4746439+5260810

Enjoy !

CHRIS HILLMAN is to be reunited with his old band THE SCOTTSVILLE SQUIRREL BARKERS.

The event will take place on April 25 and 26, 2003 in San Diego, CA at the Roots Festival

The Scottsville Squirrel Barkers were Chris Hillman (mandolin), Kenny Wertz (banjo), Larry Murray (guitar), Gary Carr (guitar) and Ed Douglas (bass).

In a recent (feb 9th) e-mail sent to Thomas Aubrunner, Kenny Wertz says :

"Not exactly sure of who is playing what, but it will probably be:

Kenny Wertz : guitar/banjo
Chris Hillman : mandolin/guitar
Bernie Leadon : guitar/banjo
Larry Murray : dobro
Doug Jeffords : guitar
Ed Douglas : guitarone

We may also have Bill Bryson play bass, Chris and I haven't really talked about the gig. We will need to decide on the instrumentation and what tunes we will do."
 

The Scottsville Squirrel Barkers released one album called BLUEGRASS FAVORITES on the CROWN budget label as early as 1962. This album was later re-released on other budget labels and also under the name of The Kentucky Mountain Boys in Holland.

Details of the festival can be found at  http://gothere.com/AdamsAve

 

GENE CLARK's NO OTHER finally receives positive reviews by the music press...

Well, 29 years after its release, it's about time, isn't it ???

From Entertainment Weekly :

No Other  

Long out of print, the former Byrd's big-budget 1974 flop was reputed to be a sort of folk-rock Sgt. Pepper, an overproduced mess that earned equal amounts of admiration and derision. As with many such lost artifacts, the reality is somewhat different -- the sound is for the most part tasteful and modest, extreme only when compared with Clark's earlier work. Some of the backing vocals are a bit excessive, but more often the production flourishes add rather than subtract. Think of it as a missing link between '60s folkie Fred Neil and Beck's Sea Change.

Reviewed

Lifted form the Gram Parsons Bulletin Board :

<<  The movie is finished and ready to go !

I spoke to a buddy who has actually seen the promo which is currently everywhere in Hollywood!!

I Can tell you:

* It looks GREAT!

* Johnny Knoxville rocks! Nothing like he is on Jackass, and he can really act.

* Applegate looks fantastic,

* Gram IS in it!! There's a scene of him talking to Knoxville which may be a flashback. Don't know the actor's name, but he looks like your guy.

* The five minute promo is really, really funny. Really...

* Apparently they've got some monster music in it. A mix of Gram stuff and other really fantastic music (some of which is on the promo).
>>

BYRDS longest serving roadie and percussionist JIMMI SEITER sells part of his Byrds Collectables !

See his webpages at http://www.theoldhippie.com

A post on the Gram Parsons Bulletin Board (http://www.gramparsons.com) announces that Gram's G.P. 

album is planned for re-release on high quality vinyl soon - Watch this space for forthcoming info !

GENTLE SOUL (Pamela Polland and Rick Stanley) eponymous album on CD at last !

This long out of print, incredibly hard to find LP from 1968 is now available on CD for the first

time from SUNDAZED records at http://www.sundazed.com 

<< The Gentle Soul (with their beguiling blend of sunshine pop and folk-psych, spotlighting the ethereal harmonies of Pamela Polland and Rick Stanley)recorded just one album and a handful of singles, now highly sought-after and regarded as some of the most perfectly realized gems from the groundbreaking Los Angeles folk-rock scene that also embraced The Byrds, Tim Buckley and Buffalo Springfield.  

The Gentle Soul's Terry Melcher-produced debut (with a band including Ry Cooder, Van Dyke Parks, Larry Knechtel, and Mike Deasy) remains a rare treasure from California's golden age of mind expansion. Reissued with the full participation of Pamela Polland and Rick Stanley, The Gentle Soul features their exceedingly scarce original 1968 Epic Records album, plus nine bonus tracks (including all non-LP single sides and four previously unissued tracks) and unpublished photos from the group's archives. >>

You can see the detailed tracks listing at http://www.sundazed.com (follow the links)

Some of you might wonder what the connction is between this release and The Byrds.

Well Pamela Polland wrote TULSA COUNTY (recorded by The Byrds) and has Chris Hillman guesting

on her outstanding HEART OF THE WORLD cd from 1995.

Hi Pam !

Here's the probable reason why Roger McGuinn's version of IF I NEEDED SOMEONE is not included on the

George Harrison Tribute CD that came out on February 25 on Koch Records

Apparently, Roger was approached by Koch's A &R man and they came to an agreement as to how much Roger 

would be paid for this work. Roger then spent time and money making this recording, but Koch wouldn't pay what

was agreed upon - it seems the A & R man promised Roger more than he was allowed to and the agreement was 

vetoed by Koch's boss.

Positive point is that the song will appear on Roger's planned "electric" forthcoming CD...

BYRDS FLYGHT has spent many hours yesterday searching for the announced "different european version"

of the George Harrison Tribute CD, that was supposed to include Roger McGuinn's version of

IF I NEEDED SOMEONE. 

Unfortunately, all copies that we found were "standard" KOCH copies without Roger's participation !

It was brought to BYRDS FLYGHT attention that Howie Epstein passed away yesterday (february 24).

As the Bass Player for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Howie Epstein backed Roger McGuinn 

during the 1987 tour of Europe by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Roger. Our sincere condolences.

A visitor drew Byrds Flyght's attention to what seems to be a remastered re-issue of Roger McGuinn's 

CARDIFF ROSE on CD - it certainly doesn't look like the standard CD issue from the early nineties.

It is actually NOT a remastered CD, just a repackaging of the original CD 

New Roger McGuinn instructional video now available in DVD and VHS forms from 

Homespun Tapes (Happy Traum) :

"Roger McGuinn's Basic Folk Guitar: Easy Arrangements for Traditional Favorites from the Folk Den". 

It's aimed at novice players who want to learn to play some of the great songs of the folk song repertoire, along with some of Roger's own songs.

You can order it at http://www.homespuntapes.com.

Here are some details about AL PERKINS' new CD called SNAPSHOTS.

It spans all his musical carreer, including an early (1955) recording of a radio show, singles by his first bands The Mystics and The Shades, a live rendition of "Steel Guitar Rag" from a 1971 Flying Burrito Brothers Philadelphia performance and a live version of "Mr. Spaceman" with Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman from 1981 (Al Perkins plays a Stringbender Telecaster). It also includes a Nash Ramblers track ("The Nash Ramble") on which he plays dobro and several demos where he backs country singers, not forgetting a version of Chuck Berry's "You Can't Catch Me" with James Burton, Jerry Scheff and Glen Hardin. Sixteen tracks, a detailed booklet and numerous pictures...

Can't wait ! Thanks to Jean-Pierre Morisset for the details

Here's what the SPIN CDs website writes :

  The DVD-EP Series of music DVDs is being expanded to include more artists. 

Next : 'The Byrds EP' (70 minutes of footage) (not all will be The Byrds; other artists are included) 

Wait and See (and hear) !

The George Harrison Tribute CD, SONGS FROM THE MATERIAL WORLD  will be released on the 

WEA label in Europe (not on Koch), and it WILL include Roger McGuinn's version of Harrison's 

IF I NEEDED SOMEONE (Full Circle indeed as George admitted having been inspired by The Byrds's

version of Bells Of Rhymney when he wrote this song). This is confirmed in the latest edition of

ROCK & FOLK magazine, which gives the complete artists and tracks listing, including Roger McGuinn.

BYRDS FLYGHT strongly recommends the february 2003  issue of 

RECORD COLLECTOR.

Not only are The Byrds on the cover, with the title THE BEST-EVER SINGLES BAND ?

but it also features a single-by-single detailed review (by Peter Doggett) of all the 45s that were

released between 1965 and 1967, Roger McGuinn Chris Hillman comments, 

as well as numerous pictures of the sleeves and unusual photographs of the band.

Some quotes from the magazine : 

"the Byrds singles are among the finest to come out of America in the 60s, and we maintain that they are best listened to as they were originally intended - on vinyl"

"between 1965 and 1967, the Byrds created a string of ground-breaking singles that are arguably the best, by any artist in any genre, during that epochal decade"

"the Byrds.....created arguably the 60s' finest run of singles"

"twice in less than a year, the Byrds reshaped and expanded the playground of popular music"

"except for a few months in 1965, they (the Byrds) didn't outsell the Beatles, or threaten their supremacy. But in 2003, which of the two bands still offers the sound of the future, not a rosy view of the past ? It's really no contest"

and many more...

Now he will, now he won't : Roger McGuinn to appear on the Tribute to

George Harrison CD after all ?

RECORD COLLECTOR (issue 282 - february 2003) now says he will !!!

Fresh News about the planned Byrds official DVD :

lifted from the Byrdmaniax list, as sent by Dave from Holland :

<< Some more news about the Byrds DVD : It will be a European release in two variations :
- A UK version, available as a single DVD, with 12 tracks
- A Dutch/Continental version with 20 tracks
The only remaining problem is the price for 'Have You Seen Her Face' from the Dick Clark show. $10.000 per minute seems an unrealistic asking price to me. Release date is now set to early June 2003. >>

You can read a recent interview with Roger McGuinn at 

http://www.reveries.com/reverb/music/mcguinn/

Lifted from the Byrds News Group :

<<Good interview, mainly about folk music.  Some discussion, favorable, about
a rock-oriented CD in the near future.  Interesting comments on the role of
merchandising and image in the Byrds success, and a very definite NO to the
idea of a reunion (with an interesting explanation of why not).  Also, a
good quote on Michael Clarke.>>

Roger McGuinn appears on a CD by BRUCE KULA.

The CD is called ARS GRATIA WHATEVER.

Roger McGuinn co-produces, sings and plays on a track called SAILED SO WELL.

You can DOWNLOAD the song by going to

http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/100/bruce_kula.html

It is not know yet if Roger McGuinn is involved in others tracks on this CD

LIVE IN L.A. by Scotty Stoneman and The Kentucky Colonels (with Clarence White)

has finally been released on CD with 4 bonus tracks :

Lee highway blues
Shuckin' the corn
Listen to the mockingbird
Orange blossom special

 

You can buy it from SIERRA records

NASHVILLE WEST's eponymous live CD with Clarence White and Gene Parsons re-released

on FEBRUARY 17, 2003 on the UK label Rev-Ola (cat # CRREV 23).

Visit  http://www.revola.co.uk for details

Byrds Official DVD coming out soon : here's the proposed tracks listing 

(lifted from the Byrdmaniax List - sent by Dave from Holland)

"Here's the info about the (hopefully) forthcoming Byrds DVD, discussed on this list last summer. I got this list from the guy who compiled the list and contacted the
various companies involved.

BYRDS DVD compiled for Sony:


Mr Tambourine Man - Ed Sullivan  Show - 12-12-65 - Colour
All I Really Want To Do - TOTP - 12-08-65 BBC
I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better - Hullabaloo - 11-05-65 - NBC
Turn Turn Turn - Ed Sullivan Show - 12-12-65 - Colour
Set You Free This Time - Where The Action Is (USA) - 19-02-66
It Won't Be Wrong - Where The Action Is  - (USA)19-02-66
Eight Miles High - Drop In - Swedish TV - 05-03-67 RT
Mr Spaceman - Italy - 09-03-67 - RAI
So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star - Monterey Pop Festival - 17-06-67 - Colour (with Hugh Masekela)
Have You Seen Her Face - American Bandstand  29-07-67 - Dick Clark - Media
Lady friend - Monterey Pop Festival 17-06-67 Colour
Going Back - Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 22-10-67 Colour
You Ain't Going Nowhere (with Gram Parsons) colour - Italy Rome Pop Festival, (35mm) filmed 7th May 1968
This Wheel's On Fire - Playboy After Dark  28-09-68 - Colour
Jesus Is Just Alright - Memphis Talent Party - 01-01-70 - Colour
Chesnut Mare - Beatclub - 22-05-71 - Colour FA 
Lover Of The Bayou - That's For The Byrds 18-05-71 Colour RTBF
Black Mountain Rag - Beatclub 22-05-71 Colour FA
Eight Miles High -   Fillmore East69 (live)  23-10-70 (broadcast date) Colour Bill Graham Producties
Old Blue - 30-06-70 - Colour - Kralingen Pop Festival - Rotterdam

Sony only wants 12 tracks on DVD. I hope everything will be used

Dave"

Byrds Flyght Comment : Some interesting clips there, such as the Italian 1967 & 1968 TV performances - let's hope all of it surfaces soon ! Thanks Dave.

Roger McGuinn's website now has a link to a video interview / advertisement for Dell Computers.

Roger says how delighted he his with his purchase of a Dell Home Studio, on which he records

his monthly folkden tunes. 

He also says he intends to record all his live performances, and then put them on CDRs and 

make them available to those who want to ear

Did I hear this clearly ? Did he really say that ? Have my old ears been betrayed by their 50+ age ?

Listen by yourself; it's at http://www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/mcguinn/index.html and the link is at the top

of the page. It's a 11.6 MB download.

Roger McGuinn

Now it might or might not be on the George Harrison Tribute CD, but Roger intends to release

his version of IF I NEEDED SOMEONE on an album of his own.

Read what he wrote to Lee Paxton in this recent cyber-interview :

Lee: Roger, I heard that you may not take part on the George Harrison Tribute album scheduled for release in February. Is this true?

Roger: There may be some truth to it, we've had problems with KOCH Records. They refused to pay us for the session. So I may be excluded from the tribute CD. Boycott KOCH. They are unfair to artists!

Lee: Sounds like those guys should change the name of their record company to KOCK records. I guess you can only do what you think is right for the right reasons. I hope they do release this, and if they don't, maybe you can release your version of "If I Needed Someone" in another form...

Roger: I plan to release it on a new solo CD soon.

Lee: That's cool! Are you currently working on some new material? When are you expecting to release the new album? Are we going to hear a revival of your classic "jangley" Rickenbacker sound mixed with traditional acoustic folk too? This is really good news!

Roger: YES!

Lee: I really like the way you currently play your acoustic version of "Eight Miles High". It's really cool. Ravi Shankar, John Coltrane, and Andre Segovia all rolled into one. Really nice. But also, the other day I was listening to the Doors song "Spanish Caravan", and I thought "wow" the intro to this old Doors song sounds kinda similar to the intro in your latest extended acoustic version of "Eight Miles High". Any connections, or just coincidence? I really love both of these songs. 

Roger: The intro to Eight Miles High is from Layenda (sp?) a Segovia piece. Cheers from NAMM

Lee: Peace

 

Byrds Flyght Comment :

Thanks Lee. Let's hope we won't have to wait too long to hear all of this !

LIVE AT THE WORLD CAFE : THE NEXT DECADE is a CD by Various Artists that compiles various

"in the studio" performances for XPN radio

It includes an exclusive live rendition of EIGHT MILES HIGH by Roger McGuinn

BYRDS lp and GENE CLARK cd in the Top Ten in Japan ! - Well not as sales are concerned unfortunately, 

but they've been listed at number 5  and 7 of the Best Reissues of 2002 : 

lifted from the Gene Clark List :

The Record Collectors Japan is published on the 15th each month.  The latest February issue carries the article below.  WHITE LIGHT is, of course, listed on Top 10 Reissues, 2002!!!  Matthew Greenwald has had his two-page column with pictures in the magazine for the past six and a half years. Kazi - Osaka, Japan

TOP TEN REISSUES / 2002 by  Matthew Greenwald

Yeah, it was a very good year. So good in fact, that for the first time in this series, you will see a brief "Honorable Mention" section. These releases would have probably made a Top-10 in most other years, and it was undeniable that they be listed.  Happy New Year, folks ! Goodbye & hello , M.G.

1. Bob Dylan / "The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: The Rolling Thunder Revue" 

2. Jack Nitzsche / "Three Piece Suite"

3. The Who / "My Generation-Deluxe Edition

4. Beau Brummels / "Triangle/Bradley's Barn

5. Gene Clark / "Gene Clark" (aka "White Light") (A&M/Universal  493 209-2)

One of the foremost singer/songwriter albums ever, “White Light” is, for me, right up there with such magnum opuses as “Harvest” and “Sail Away”. Gene Clark was a master of time, space and poetry, and he proves it in every track on this often-neglected masterpiece, which just may be his finest solo work. Co-produced by Jesse Ed Davis (who also, of course, plays effulgent guitar throughout the album) the record remains a watermark  of the singer/songwriter genre. This spectacular reissue also includes five bonus tracks, all of which would have fit the integrity of the original issue, as well as a set of inspired liner notes by miamigo, Sid Griffin.

6. The Spencer Davis Group / "Gimme Some Lovin"/ "I'm A Man"

7. The Byrds / "The Columbia Singles '65-'67" (Vinyl only/mono)

8. Louis Armstrong / "Best Of The Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings"

9. The Dillards / "Wheatstraw Suite"/"Copperfields"

10. Bobbie Gentry / "An American Quilt"

AL PERKINS (who was a member of The Flying Burrito Brothers & Manassas

and who played on many ex-Byrds recordings), has a new CD out called SNAPSHOTS.

It includes a live version of MR SPACEMAN with Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman 

and a "live in the studio" instrumental by the 1971 Flying Burrito Brothers.

You can order a copy at http://www.themusicmotel.com (click on CD RACK)

BOB NEUWIRTH's self-titled album from 1974 released on CD in the USA 

on January 21, 2003 on the WATER label. 

It was previously only released on CD in Japan in 1998 on Asylum. 

This album includes Bob Neuwirth's rendition of ROCK AND ROLL TIME

a song he co-wrote with Roger McGuinn & Kris Kristofferson.

Also appearing on this album are Chris Hillman, and, among many others, John

Beland and Thomas Jefferson Kaye, to name those who are Byrds-related.

BYRDS DVD compilation at last ?

According to reliable sources, SONY is actually working on a(nother) BYRDS GREATEST HITS

cd. Early copies will come with a 14 tracks bonus DVD, with video clips from  (among others)

performances in Stockholm, Sweden 1967 and Rome, Italy 1968.

According to ICE magazine, FIFTH DIMENSION (5D) is planned for re-release on January 14, 2003 

on SONY / LEGACY. It will be in the SACD format, which supposedly adds to the sound quality as

long as you play it on a SACD player.

NEWS (?) about the official release of Gene Clark's UNDER THE SILVERY MOON cd :

lifted from the GENE CLARK INTERNET FORUMS, here's what Saul Davis has to say :

(Article submitted by Saul Davis on 1/3/03)

<< Have I mentioned that there's now a page at the photo gallery section of Carla Olson's website that features Gene Clark ?

 www.carlaolson.com.

The hoped-for 2003 CD plans include: the delayed release of a version of what was the "Silvery Moon" Gene  Clark /Pat Robinson demos album, as well as an expanded version of "So Rebellious A Lover".

Meanwhile, Carla Olson & Rick Clark may be performing together again - perhaps as soon as in February at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood opening for Cowboy Nation. Talk of a Rick/Carla album is brewing as well.

What else would be nice one asks? Maybe a Gene Clark songbook w/ a bio section & lots of photos, and more music whether studio or in concert...

Best regards to all & no other as well.  >>

BYRDS FLYGHT comment : 

Thanks for the update on the planned CDs, Saul, but it looks a lot like what you told us months ago...

Roger McGuinn will NOT participate in the tribute album to the late George Harrison.

He was supposed to record the Rubber Soul track "IF I NEEDED SOMEONE" for the albu

Harrison always admitted that this song was largely inspired by The Byrds' version of

BELLS OF RHYMNEY.

According to the ICE magazine website :

 <<Other guests tipped to appear but unable to participate include Julian Lennon 

(currently working on a new studio disc), Roger McGuinn, Peter Green and Donovan>>

The album will be released on February 25, 2003, which would have been George's 60th birthday. 

Koch Records is assembling the record under the banner Songs From The Material World.

The full track list: "I Want to Tell You" (The Smithereens), "Devil’s Radio" (Masters of Reality with ex-Marilyn Manson bassist Twiggy Ramirez), "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Todd Rundgren), "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" (Dave Davies), "I, Me, Mine" (former Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford and Derek Trucks on bass), "Within You, Without You" (Big Head Todd and the Monsters), "It’s All Too Much" (Wayne Kramer), "Isn’t It a Pity" (ex-Wilco member Jay Bennett and Edward Burch), "Old Brown Shoe" (guitarist Leslie West), "Here Comes the Sun" (John Entwistle), "Savoy Truffle" (They Might Be Giants) and "Something" (Bonnie Bramlett).

Roger McGuinn's January 2003 Folk Den song is WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

You can read the lyrics and download the audio (mp3 and wma formats) by going to :

http://www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/folkden/Saints.html

Barry Ballard, who conducted the 5 pages interview with Skip Battin in 1976 has provided

Byrds Flyght with his original text file; it has been uploaded on the same page than the 

scanned version and is now MUCH EASIER TO READ.

You can read it HERE .

Illustrated  SKIP BATTIN interview done in Holland by Hans Hanegraaf during the 1985 

Flying Burrito Brothers tour of Europe

Read it at http://www.americanmusic.tk

It is now confirmed that ROGER McGUINN & CHRIS HILLMAN will both perform as solo artists 

at the NAMM

NAMM is the International Music Productions Association.

Is there hope for a joint performance ???

UNRELEASED GENE CLARK SONG HEARD IN A VIDEO ?

this was lifted from BYRDS FLYGHT's GUEST BOOK, and posted by Byrdmaniac Joe Vromen from Holland

 (joe_vee@hotmail.com)  on dec 22, 2002 

Hi there you Byrdmaniacs,


An Australian TV production of some years ago (1998) tells us about
Chip Douglas, one time member of the NYFQ, Monkees producer, one-time Turtle, member of the 1966 Gene Clark Group , singer songwriter and up to this day in the music bizz.
In this video, you can hear a song from the unreleased mid-1967
Gene Clark LP on which Chip Douglas played bass. It's a beauty from what you can hear and what a shame the recordings are lingering away somewhere.


Wish you a cool X-mas and a happy New Year.


Keep on pushin' from Joe

Byrds Flyght's coment : let's all live in hope that this unreleased Gene Clark LP surfaces someday.

We already know someone who has the tapes in his vaults, but they are not available to the general public yet.

Due to an arrival of tens of fantastic new scans of mostly unknown records to which Skip Battin participated, 

the SKIP BATTIN RARE VINYL page has been split into two separate pages :

SKIP BATTIN RARE VINYL PAGE

This is the page where you can find pictures of rare records that Skip Battin released under his own name or aliases, or records by groups he was a member of.

SKIP BATTIN COLLABORATIONS PAGE

This page shows pictures of records Skip Battin was involved in, as a producer, a writer, an arranger...

CHRIS HILLMAN and HERB PEDERSEN in Europe in May 2003

Chris and Herb are currently putting together a tour of Europe for May 2003.

It will be from May 3 through May 14, starting in Bergen, Norway and ending in the U.K. / Ireland..

The only date currently known is Sunday, May 11, 2003 at the Memorial Hall in Sheffield, England

Watch this page for further details.

 

FULL CIRCLE magazine fresh news - Details HERE

MOVIE ABOUT GRAM PARSONS BODY CREMATION BY PHIL KAUFMANN NOW IN THE EDITING STAGE

Lifted from the BYRDMANIAX list, here are Phil Kaufmann's own comments :

Hola all Y'all,


Well it's done. The filming finished in Hollywood on the 6th of Dec. The cast was,
Johnny Knoxville of Jackass fame playing moi (it takes one to play one), Christina Applegate (Married with Children) as Gram's girl friend, Academy award nominee Robert Forester (Jackie Brown) as Gram's father, Michael Shannon as Michael Martin (my sidekick and co-conspirator), Marley Shelton as Kaphy my girlfriend, Michael Gregory as the motorcycle cop, Rich Reilly and Carol Kaufman as the plane supporting talent. The filming went really great. We had a superlative crew and supporting cast. The story is the "alleged" Body-Removal from LAX in 1973 and cremation in Joshua Tree National Park in Californiacate. The "mini-epic" was directed by David Caffery (Divorcing Jack) , produced by Frank Mannion and the screen play was written by Jeremy Drysdale. Two Irishmen and a Limey. The film is now in London being edited and selecting the appropriate music. Guess who's music ??? We are looking for a summer release (or escape) of the finished epic. So, the next time we meet, the popcorn is on me. Right now, I am preparing my acceptance speech for the Oscars. Oh Yeah, look for me in a cameo appearance, scene stealer.

Regards y'all,
The Mangler formally known as Road

From MTV.COM

<<Johnny Knoxville is set to star in "Grand Theft Parsons", a film about events surrounding the death of singer/songwriter Gram Parsons, considered by many to be the forefather of country rock. He's not playing the legendary performer, however.

As its title suggests, "Grand Theft Parsons" will focus more on Gram Parsons' manager Phil Kaufman, who stole the rocker's body from a mortuary and set it on fire at the Joshua Tree National Monument in the Southern California desert in 1973. The theft was part of a pact made between the two friends shortly before Gram Parsons died of a drug overdose. Though Kaufman was never charged for taking or burning the body, the cops did nab him for stealing and burning the coffin.

Johnny Knoxville will play Kaufman in "Grand Theft Parsons", starring alongside Christina Applegate ("The Sweetest Thing") and Academy Award nominee Robert Forster ("Mulholland Drive"). Gram Parsons' role will be little more than a cameo. The movie — which is set to begin production "imminently," according to a Johnny Knoxville spokesperson — will be directed by Irish filmmaker David Caffrey, who helmed the 1998 dark comedy "Divorcing Jack."

Gram Parsons, who died in his late 20s, was a friend, contemporary and general cohort of the Byrds and the Rolling Stones. It has been said that "Wild Horses" was written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger with Gram Parsons in mind to sing, but that the Rolling Stones' label nixed the idea of including a Rolling Stones/Gram Parsons collaboration on a Rolling Stones album.>>

BYRDS FLYGHT has unearthed interviews given by The Byrds during their 1971 tour of Europe.

They have been uploaded as mp3 files HERE

LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD QUICKLY, BECAUSE THEY WON'T STAY UP VERY LONG !

(due to webspace restrictions)

New GIB GUILBEAU cd  now available for sale

Gib Guilbeau, who was a member of The Flying Burrito Brothers, has released a new CD on his BEAUTOWN label. You can now order it on line from http://beautownrecords.com

Also on the CD is Sneaky Pete Kleinow, who was an original member of The Flying Burrito Brothers

Other musicians include ex-members of Swampwater, The Kentucky Colonels, Nashville West and more.

The CD is called SONGS I LIKE and has 24 songs : 11 new songs and 13 new versions of songs Gib Guilbeau did with The Flying Burrito Brothers and Cajun Gib and Gene (Parsons).

See details of tracks listing, musicians and songwriters at http://www.geocities.com/beautown/songs.htm

   

For more information on Gib Guilbeau, visit the following web sites: 

http://members.chello.at/thomas.aubrunner/gib.htm 

(Thomas Aubrunner's fantastic Gib Guilbeau - and other artists - website)

http://beautownrecords.com

(the record label for Gib Guilbeau's recordings)

http://www.geocities.com/byrdsflyght/guilbeau.htm

(Byrds Flyght's own Gib Guilbeau page)

Pictures taken at the JOSHUA TREE have been uploaded by Bryson Jones

See them HERE

Yes, they've done it again !

Another part (Gene Parsons' drum part this time) of The Byrds' song FIDO  

(written and sung by John York on the album Ballad Of Easy Rider) has been

sampled on a rap record.

This time, it's a track called THE NUMBER SONG and it's by DJ SHADOW 

(Cut Chemist Remix)

SIN CITY PATCHES NOW AVAILABLE

Larry Sepulvado (one of the original Sin City boys from Houston Texas who gave Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons

Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Phil Kaufman,  etc.. Sin City patches), is offering the patches for sale 

for the first time ever.    

For more information about the patches and Sin City, visit Larry’s website at:

http://www.stepnstyle.com/

A New BYRDS DISCUSSION FORUM has been created.

You can find it at http://pub49.bravenet.com/forum/show.php?usernum=4133385906

NEW SIERRA GRAM PARSONS CD NOW RELEASED !

BIG MOUTH BLUES: A CONVERSATION WITH GRAM PARSONS ( SIERRA 6024)

THERE IS A SPECIAL OFFER TO MAIL ORDER CUSTOMERS ONLY : THE CD WILL COME WITH 2 POSTERS !

You can order now from http://www.sierra-records.com

BYRDS FLYGHT recommends SIERRA RECORDS for buying BYRDS related recordings

A BOB DYLAN 2 CDs set  (BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 5)  released (November 2002)

(with live recordings from several 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue shows)  

The extent of Roger McGuinn's participation is now known :

Knockin' On Heaven's Door is performed by Bob Dylan with Roger McGuinn sharing lead vocals

The group consisted of : Joan Baez (vocal & guitar), Bobby Neuwirth (guitar & vocal), Scarlet Rivera (violin), T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar), Roger McGuinn (guitar & vocal), Steven Soles (guitar & vocal), Mick Ronson (guitar), David Mansfield (steel-guitar, mandolin, violin & dibro), Rob Stoner (bass), Howie Wyeth (piano & drums), Luther Rix (drums, percussion & congas) and Ronee Blakely (vocal)

Recorded in Worcester, Cambridge, Boston & Montreal (1975)
 
Initial copies will come with a bonus DVD featuring musical extracts from Bob Dylan's movie 

Renaldo and Clara (TANGLED UP IN BLUE & ISIS)

Tracks listing 

CD 1 :

"Tonight, I'll Be Staying Here With You"
"It Ain't Me Babe"
"A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"
"The Lonesome Death of Hattie Caroll"
"Romance in Durango"
"Isis"
"Mr. Tambourine Man"
"Simple Twist of Fate"
"Mama, You've Been on My Mind"
"I Shall Be Released"

CD 2 :

"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"
"Love Minus Zero"/"No Limit"
"Tangled up in Blue"
"The Water Is Wide"
"It Takes a Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train To Cry"
"Sister"
"Hurricane"
"One More Cup of Coffee"
"Sara"
"Just Like a Woman"
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door"

GRAM PARSONS life movie planned by Keith Richards

Lifted from the CMT web-page:

<<
Keith Richards to Make Gram Parsons Movie


Rolling Stone Keith Richards has taken a movie option on a book about the life and death of the late alt-country pioneer Gram Parsons. Ben Fong-Torres, author of the book Hickory Wind: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons, tells CMT.com that he was pleased that an artist of Richards'
stature picked his book. "Every year since
Hickory Wind came out," Fong-Torres says, "I've heard from one agent or movie executive or star or another that they'd like to option the book. But there's always been one stumbling block or another -- usually lack of money or music clearances. I think Keith Richards has the connections to the music and to Gram Parsons as
a friend to be able to hurdle those barriers and make the movie."
Richards and Parsons were friends and musical collaborators. Fong-Torres said no further details about the project are yet available. Another Parsons project is underway, based on a book by Parsons' long-time road manager Phil Kaufman. That movie is set to star Johnny Knoxville. >>

GENE CLARK Tribute Show : Saturday, November 16, 2002

See some pics taken during the show at 

http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/geneclarklist/lst?.dir=/Chicago+Gene+Tribute+Show&.src=gr&.order=&.view=t&.done=http%3a//briefcase.yahoo.com/

(you'll have to register if you're not a member - it's free)

Here's PAMELA RICHARDSON's (she organized the event) first comments about the show :

<< In a word ....... WOWWOWWOWWOWWOW!!!! 

I can't tell y'all how wonderful it was.  It's an entire 24 hours later and I'm still floating.  Being the word-nerd writerly type that I am, I will write up a more detailed report very soon.  But I wanted to write quickly and tell you that it exceeded my expectations.  Musicians and spectators alike were stopping me to tell me how happy they were to be there, that it truly was a magical evening, there was something in the air, etc. etc.  The performers were all terrific, Rick Clark had the time of his life (he said it was the most fun he's ever had at one of these tribute shows), the sound was superb, the place was packed.  (I think we made about $1,300 for the Coalition.)  I'm also happy to report that our Pinky was able to attend.  As some of you know, her health has been a bit dodgy; but she made it, and we're so glad.  As if all that weren't enough, we had a surprise guest, though he wasn't musical ... I was introduced to George Wendt, who was in town and decided to come to the show 'cause he's a big fan of Carla Olson.  Sheeesh, what a night! 

I'm so sorry you folks couldn't be there; but you were all there in spirit, each and every one of you.  Today we had champagne brunch here at the house and toasted Gene's birthday.  Tomorrow, we have to get Rick to the airport, after which I plan on a long bath and a mild breakdown  :-) I can't tell you how gratifying it was, after all the hard work that I put into this event, to have it result in an evening of top notch music, generosity, high spirits and love.  More to come, including photos ... yes, photos of myself, Rick Clark and George Wendt, how strange is that?!  

BTW, if anyone still would like to make a donation, check out the site (we also still have posters for sale): http://www.genetribute2002.com

We'll keep the site active for a little while longer, so we can upload photos and "post-show" info to share.  

Sigh!

- Pam (flying high indeed) >>

 

Pamela Richardson has kindly provided Byrds Flyght with info about the 

GENE CLARK Tribute Show.

The event is called : "With Care From Someone : A Tribute to Gene Clark"

It took place on Saturday, November 16, at Nevin's Live, Evanston, Illinois.  

All proceeds to benefit the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

Artists :

Carla Olson *
Rick Clark
* (Gene's brother)
Freddie Steady Krc and Cam King of Austin's Shakin' Apostles
Buddy Woodward
*
The Me Decade (Pam's band)
Phil Angotti and The Idea
*
The Siderunners (Chicago band)
Whiskey Sunday (band from Madison, WI)
Stephen Lee Canner (singer songwriter from Austin)
Ric Salazar (singer songwriter from Chicago)
Todd Leiter-Weintraub (singer songwriter from Chicago)

* These artists have songs on the Gene Clark tribute CD, "Full Circle", from Not Lame Records.

A website has been created for this special event. You can visit it at  http://www.genetribute2002.com

Gram Parsons & Chris Hillman's song WHEELS has been released by THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

on their new CD titled WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN vol III

SEE CHRIS HILLMAN'S COMMENTS ABOUT THIS SONG HERE

NOVEMBER 16, 2002 : New Page Added : BYRDS (& related) RECENT PERFORMANCES REVIEWS

Reviews sent by Byrds Flyght Visitors

Not at all Byrds Flyght's cup of tea, but we were recently asked to listen to The Beastie Boys' BODY MOVIN' 

(Fatboy Slim Remix). Big surprise, because we are 99 % sure that they borrowed a guitar sample from 

The Byrds' song FIDO (written and sung by John York on the album Ballad Of Easy Rider

and used it again and again and again and....

Well you know how Rap Music sounds, don't you ?

STEVE MORSE, ex-lead guitar player with DEEP PURPLE, released a CD in 2000, titled MAJOR IMPACTS.

Each track is a tribute to the artists who influenced him.

Track four (MIGRATION) is his tribute to THE BYRDS :

From the Booklet :

<<The Byrds - That 12 string sound was the first time I heard that I was aware of  fingerpicking style on an electric guitar in rock music. The Byrds selected, or wrote, great songs. Bob Dylan's songs really came alive for me when The Byrds recorded them because I loved that 12-string sound and their arrangements so much. I learned how simple a melody could be on an electric guitar and still be memorable, like the first 2 notes on Roger McGuinn's 12 string guitar introducing "Turn Turn Turn". On my impression of The Byrds, the vocal harmonies are done with guitars. In the second verse, I imagine David Crosby singing a high harmony part, then in the chorus, the smooth sound of their harmonies comes in, adding an extra voice on the second chorus.>> 

Two original contracts for the BYRDS'  appearances on SHINDIG (may and october 1965) have surfaced.

The owner of the contracts would like to get in touch with people who might have other BYRDS contracts or signed documents.

If you own some, please E-MAIL Byrds Flyght and we'll forward your message to the current owner.

You can see pictures of these AFTRA contracts on the BYRDS COLLECTABLES page.

OFFICIAL : GRAM PARSONS SINGS ON ROLLING STONES' RECORD !

The rumour has been floating around for years, but this is now confirmed :

<<Bill Wyman has an excellent new book out titled Rolling With The Stones. 

There are some pics of Gram Parsons and some of when Gram Parsons and Keith Richards went to Joshua Tree.

In the section that details Exile On Main Street, when it lists the backup singers, Gram Parsons' name is first on the list.

'Mick and Keith liked a few of my songs and we gotta lotta kicks outta just sitting around playing together. All I did was sing and pick with the Stones.' - Gram >>

This info was lifted from the Gram Parsons Bulletin Board

NOW RELEASED !  GIB GUILBEAU & GENE PARSONS cd

This CD hasn't left BYRDS FLYGHT's CD player since we purchased it one week ago.

Please note that JOHN YORK appears on one track (LOUISIANA WOMAN)

Released by UK label Big Beat (part of Ace records) is a CD called :

LOUISIANA RAIN by GUILBEAU & PARSONS (Big Beat CDWIKD219)  

It's a compilation of recordings from the sixties, previously available only on hard to find singles

You can order it from all the major on-line dealers - (cdnow.com, Amazon.co.uk, cduniverse.com...) 

Tracks Listing :  

1. YOUR GENTLE WAYS OF LOVING ME

2. LOUISIANA COTTON FIELDS

3. WORKIN’ ON A TUGBOAT

4. INTO THE DARKNESS*

5. LOUISIANA RAIN

6. SWEET SUGAR BLUES

7. WALK WITH SAM

8. SWEET SUZANNAH

9. MILES & CITIES

10. YOUNG COUNTRY GIRL

11. MULTIPLE HEARTACHES

12. TWO PEOPLE

13. DESPERATION’S BACK AGAIN*

14. HAPPY CAJUN MAN

15. MR SOMEBODY*

16. SWEET ROSIE

17. I GET A HURT ON INSIDE

18. WOMAN’S DISGRACE (home demo)*

19. THERE’S STILL A LITTLE SOMETHING IN YOUR MIND (home demo)*

20. LOUISIANA WOMAN* (with John York)

21. GIB GUILBEAU – HOME OF THE BLUES

22. GIB GUILBEAU – LODI

23. GIB & WAYNE - WORLD OF DREAMS

24. GIB & DARRELL – IF IT’S ME I’M A FOOL (home demo)*

25. BRUCE E OAKES – ON PINS & NEEDLES

* - previously unissued

LIFTED FROM THE NUGGETS LIST :

Reissue producer: Alec Palao

· Big Beat is tremendously proud to announce a series of CDs drawn from Gary S. Paxtons pioneering Bakersfield International label, a vital if little-heralded outpost in the development of country rock. Our debut is with Louisiana Rain, 25 tracks collecting Gib Guilbeau & Gene Parsons’ legendary 1967 sessions for the label, the first time this fascinating, academically important yet hugely enjoyable country/folk-rock material has been issued on CD.

· At the time of these recordings, Gib and Gene were part of Paxtons regular session crew, in addition to performing nightly at the bars and honky tonks of southern California with the Reasons/Nashville West, also featuring bassist Wayne Moore and the groundbreaking country rock guitar of Clarence White. Parsons and White of course would shortly join the Byrds, bringing with them the Guilbeau/Parsons tune “Your Gentle Ways Of Loving Me”, included on Dr Byrds & Mr Hyde, although they always felt the original, as featured here, was far superior.

· Louisiana Rain also celebrates the sorely underrated songwriting talent of Guilbeau, who would later work with Linda Ronstadt, Swampwater and the Flying Burrito Brothers. The collection features early yet classic Guilbeau on cuts like “Sweet Susannah” (later covered by Kris Kristofferson), “Workin’ On A Tugboat” and “Womans Disgrace” – a classy, hip country sound with added cajun spice.

· The many additional tracks include outtakes and home demos drawn from Gib and Genes archives, plus rare related recordings – Guilbeau's 1969 single on Strawberry, “Home Of The Blues”/“Lodi”, and Bruce E Oakes’ “On Pins & Needles”, both of which feature the Nashville West band. There is also the bonus of early folk-rock experiments like “World Of Dreams” and “I’m A Fool”.

· Utterly essential for Byrds and Burritos fans, fans of both the Bakersfield Sound and hip country in general will love this release, and the alt.country crowd will lap it up too. Comes with extensive notes, based on interviews with the various participants and dispelling many of the myths and rumours surrounding this magical moment in country rock history.

CHRIS HILLMAN fans should be interested in this CD from 2000 by J PETER BOLES

Chris plays mandolin on one track. 

Also appearing on this CD are (among others) Jim Monahan (ex- Desert Rose Band) and David West .

The CD was produced by JIM MONAHAN

INCREDIBLE FIND ! but unfortunately it is NOT by Chris Hillman of The Byrds but by another singer (namesake)

GRAM PARSONS FESTIVAL  November 30, 2002 in WAYCROSS (Gram's Hometown)

Lifted from the Gram Parsons Bulletin Board :

The Brooklyn Cowboys (with Walter Egan) and Jon Corneal (drummer on International Submarine Band's "Safe at Home", The Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" and Flying Burrito Brothers'
"Gilded Palace of Sin" albums)
will headline the 5th Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Tribute being held in Gram's hometown, Waycross, GA, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 from 4 pm until midnight at local honky-tonk Little Knights. 

Also, on the bill are Hickory Wind (popular Gram Parsons tribute band who performed with Gram's daughter Polly Parsons back in '91), Greg Hester (from Atlanta, GA), John Davis (award-winning folk/blues singer/songwriter from Colorado), The Holy Smokes (of St. Simons Island, GA), Brack Haynes (alt-country picker of Bluetick in Nashville, TN), Jack Cadillac, C. C. Rider and Luke the Drifter (all of Waycross).

Tickets are available at $10 each by calling 912-338-0708 day or 912-285-8191 night.

CD by CLARENCE WHITE planned by UK label Big Beat (part of Ace records)

This label, which just released Guilbeau & Parsons' LOUISIANA RAIN cd (see hereunder),

annnouces that forthcoming instalments in their Bakersfield series include volumes devoted 

to Clarence White and the Gosdin Brothers)

Watch this page for more info when available !

BYRDS on DVD ! Official ! BYRDS at Monterey, June 1967 NOW RELEASED 

THE COMPLETE MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL

From the Criterion Web Site

"Nearly Two Hours of Outtake Performances to be Included in Criterion's Upcoming The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

The Criterion Collection's 3-DVD release of The Complete Monterey Pop Festival, due in stores this fall, will feature almost two hours of rarely seen outtakes. Among the confirmed performances are the following - The Association: "Along Comes Mary"; Country Joe & the Fish: "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine"; Al Kooper: "(I Heard Her Say) Wake Me, Shake Me"; The Butterfield Blues Band: "Our Love is Driftin'"; Electric Flag: "Drinkin' Wine";
The Byrds: "Chimes of Freedom," "He Was a Friend of Mine," and "Hey Joe"; Laura Nyro: "Wedding Bell Blues" and "Poverty Train"; The Jefferson Airplane: "Somebody to Love"; The Blues Project: "The Flute Thing"; The Who: "Substitute," "Summertime Blues," and "A Quick One While He's Away"; The Mamas & the Papas: "Straight Shooter," "Somebody Groovy," "I Call Your Name," "Monday, Monday," and "Dancing in the Street". Also included in the Monterey Pop package will be the complete D.A. Pennebaker documentaries Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis at Monterey, as well as a host of other supplemental features. "

Well that's good news, but I wouldn't call this "The COMPLETE Monterey Pop Festival", 

as there are only three tracks by The Byrds

Every Byrds fan  knows that they played EIGHT tracks at Monterey, not three !

PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN GRAM PARSONS VIDEO FOUND ???

According to a post on the Gram Parsons Bulletin Board, a black and white video featuring Gram Parsons singing with members of The Rolling Stones have been discovered. 

Here's what's been written :

<<I just saw an old black and white video of Gram Parsons singing and playing guitar with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It is them singing next to a swimming pool and it is about 25 minutes long. It was filmed at Stephen Stills' house in L.A. in '69. The person who has been in possession of this film is somebody most of you have certainly heard of. It just was never made public. They play about four or five songs, two of which I don't recognize but the others are Country Honk and a George Jones tune>>

Byrds Flyght comment : 

Too good to be true. We have our doubts about this, considering that the guy posted this under two different nicknames : Clark Dillard and Dillard Clark ! Believe it when you see it.

GENE CLARK TRIBUTE CD released in Melbourne, Australia.

It is titled YOU CAN'T HIDE YOU LOVE FOREVER.

YOU CAN NOW ORDER THIS CD ON LINE FROM Chaosmusic AT :

http://www.chaosmusic.com/shop/artist.asp?artistID=253942

  

Track Listing

Wagons - "Through The Morning, Through The Night" (sample)
Jeff Williams & The Clear Spacemen - "Silver Raven" (sample)
GIT - "Fair & Tender Ladies"
The Sand Pebbles - "Back Street Mirror" (sample)
The Bitter End - "The Virgin"
Golden Rough with Joe Pernice - "She Don't Care About Time"
The Friendly Injun - "Here Without You" (sample)
Guy Blackman - "Echoes"
Cyndi Boste - "With Care From Someone"
The Spoils - "With Tomorrow"
The Double Agents - "Roadmaster"
Lisa Miller - "Why Not Your Baby" (sample)
Dave Graney & Clare Moore - "Here Tonight"

YOU CAN HERE SOME AUDIOSAMPLES BY CLICKING ON THE SONGS TITLES WHERE INDICATED

Includes Bonus Disc Featuring Music by Contributing Artists

More details can be found at http://home.iprimus.com.au/goldenriver/clark.htm

Yet Another BYRDS FLYGHT Exclusive !

We have received some previously unseen pictures of  The Byrds.

They were taken during their performance at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 

Holland, on May 15, 1971.

See the pictures HERE

News about Gene Clark's UNDER THE SILVERY MOON cd release 

Lifted from the Gene Clark Internet Forums :

Article submitted by Saul Davis on October 11, 2002 

We are trying to get additional Gene music released... Everyone is so slow but here's what's up as of today - a version of the UK CD that almost came out last year will be out in early 2003. Next will be either an expanded version of So Rebellious A Lover or Live At Mountain Stage, West Virgina... There are songs and sessions that need to be gathered together and hopefully someday...

Byrds Flyght comment : let's wait and wait and wait and....

Nice Gene Clark PAGES from Holland (in Dutch language)

Brand New SUNDAZED vinyl Byrds double vinyl LP has EXCLUSIVE TRACKS

Terry Melcher (who introduces the LPs with a text on the inside cover) has produced mono mixes for planned singles

that were never released.

They are heard for the first time on these LPs : 

BELLS OF RHYMNEY

CHIMES OF FREEDOM

IT'S ALL OVER NOW BABY BLUE

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'

Gene Clark's EARLY L.A. SESSIONS : THE COLLECTORS SERIES album re-released on vinyl

BYRDS FLYGHT  can now confirm that this long out of print (and never released on CD) album 

by Gene Clark from 1972 has been re-released (we now own a copy).

It's on the COLUMBIA label, reference KC31123 (which was the original reference number).

LIMITED EDITION - FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOG 2-TRACK MASTER - HIGH QUALITY PRESSING

They have been made under license from the original label by Rhino Records' pressing plant 

and  are distributed exclusively by a wholesaler in the Northeastern USA.

Now, wouldn't it make sense to re-release it on CD as well ?

Two new CDs have been released with Gene Parsons guesting on them

  BLU DI GENOVA  by BEPPE GAMBETTA

  BAD GRAVITY DAY  by CHUCK McCABE

Both CHRIS HILLMAN albums for the Asylum label have now been re-released on CD by the 

WOUNDED BIRD label. 

    = CLEAR SAILIN'        = SLIPPIN' AWAY

You can order them from the label website by clicking HERE

BYRDS Appearance Recorded By Italian TV in 1967 

According to a Byrds Flyght visitor from Italy, the Italian Television RAI has recorded a Byrds appearance on march 27, 1967. The name of the show was "DIAMOCI DEL TU" and it was recorded in the TV studios in Rome.  It was the only italian Byrds performance with the original line up (minus Gene Clark). During this show, they only mimed "Mr. Spaceman"; they were special guests of this pop show.  This video might lie in the Central Archives of the Italian National Television (RAI) that is "off limits" for people not working on television.

It seems the performance was broadcast shortly after it was recorded, so let's all hope it surfaces someday, although it is a bit disappointing that they mimed one song only.

UNTITLED / UNISSUED just released on vinyl !

The SIMPLY VINYL  label from the U.K has just released a triple LP set on 180 gram heavy vinyl.

From the SIMPLY VINYL website :

<<This, of course, is the fabulous TRIPLE 180g vinyl set of the Byrds’ unissued rarities, demos, alternative versions and occasional live recordings – a veritable Byrdfest which should keep all serious Byrds fans happy for the next few years! “(Untitled)/(Unissued)” has never been available on vinyl before so take advantage of over 2 hours worth of extremely rare Byrds recordings available for the very first time ever. Also features the 16 minute version of “Eight Miles High” and no less than 14 previously unissued tracks from this mid 60’s supergroup !>>

TRACKS :

SIDE ONE
1 Lover Of The Bayou
2 Positively 4th Street
3 Nashville West
4 So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
5 Mr Tambourine Man
6 Mr Spaceman
SIDE TWO
1 Eight Miles High
2 Chestnut Mare
SIDE THREE
1 Truck Stop Girl
2 All The Things
3 Yesterday's Train
4 Hungry Planet
5 Just A Season
SIDE FOUR
1 Take A Whiff On Me
2 You All Look Alike
3 Well Come Back Home
4 All The Things
SIDE FIVE
1 Yesterday's Train
2 Lover Of The Bayou
3 Kathleen's Song
4 White's Lightning Pt 2
5 Willin'
6 You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
SIDE SIX
1 Old Blue (Live)
2 It's Alright Ma - I'm Only Bleeding (Live)
3 Ballad Of Easy Rider (Live)
4 My Back Pages (Live)
5 Take A Whiff On Me (Live)
6 Jesus Is Just Alright (Live)
7 This Wheel's On Fire (Live)
8 Amazing Grace

See picture on the RECENT RELEASES page

Gene Clark's NO OTHER finally re-released on CD in the USA

There are no bonus tracks, but this album has been out of print in the USA for years.

You can order it from here : http://www.ccmusic.com/item.cfm?itemid=CCM03142

See an image (but you know how it looks like already) on the RECENT RELEASES page

It's been years in the making, but the CRY songs have finally been released officially.

A new CD called AFTER THE STORM by CRY has just been released on the COYOTE label.

CRY was a band founded in 1984 by ex-Byrds Gene Clark and John York, with their songwriting partner Pat Robinson and keyboards player Nicky Hopkins. They recorded lots of songs, co-written by Gene Clark, Pat Robinson and John York. Most of these songs have been released on unofficial CDs such as MR TAMBOURINE MAN, THE ALTERNATE TAKES, IT'S ALL IN YOUR EYES and MOST FAMOUS HITS, all of them wrongly credited to THE BYRDS.

During the 90s, Pat Robinson and John York re-recorded some of these songs, and it was said that Carla Olson was to be part of the project as well, replacing Gene Clark as the "C" in CRY. She was supposed to add some vocals overdubs lately, but it didn't happen, so the CRY musicians are John York, Pat Robinson, with help from the late Nicky Hopkins.

TRACKS LISTING : 

1. My Marie (clark-robinson)
2. On the Run
(clark-robinson)
3. After the Storm
(clark-robinson-york)
4. The Hurting Game
(clark-robinson)
5. A Rose is a Rose
(york-robinson)
6. Once in a Lifetime
(clark-robinson)
7. I Need to Fly
(clark-robinson-york)
8. Mary Sue
(clark-robinson)
9. Immigrant Girl
(clark-robinson)
10. Sleep will Return
(york-robinson-clark)
11. Somewhere After Midnight
(clark-robinson)
12. Washington Square
(clark-robinson)

You can hear some exerpts by clicking on the links (4 first songs in the list).

You can order the CD at http://www.cdbaby.com

CSNY books published

A launch party will be held in London for the release of the books set:

"Crosby, Stills, Nash & sometimes Young"

See details on THIS SPECIAL PAGE 

Brand New SUNDAZED vinyl Byrds double vinyl LP released on september 24th, 2002

Fresh from an e-mail received from Sundazed (september 12) :

A double 180 gram gatefold LP titled "The Columbia Singles '65-'67", featuring 30 cuts, will be released by Sundazed on September 24th.

Here's the tracks listing :

1. Mr. Tambourine Man

2. I Knew I¹d Want You

3. All I Really Want To Do

4. I¹ll Feel A Whole Lot Better

5. The Bells Of Rhymney

6. Chimes Of Freedom

7. She Don¹t Care About Time (I)

8. It¹s All Over Now, Baby Blue

9. The Times They Are A-Changin¹

10. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)

11. She Don¹t Care About Time (II)

12. Set You Free This Time

13. It Won¹t Be Wrong

14. He Was A Friend Of Mine

15. Eight Miles High

16. Why

17. 5D (Fifth Dimension)

18. Captain Soul

19. Mr. Spaceman

20. What¹s Happening ?!?!

21. So You Want To Be A Rock'N¹Roll Star

22. Everybody¹s Been Burned

23. My Back Pages

24. Renaissance Fair

25. Have You Seen Her Face ?

26. Don¹t Make Waves

27. Lady Friend

28. Old John Robertson

29. (I think I'm) Goin¹ Back

30. Change Is Now

There are some surprises that should thrill Byrds fans everywhere, and all of the tracks are in mono and were released or scheduled for release as singles by Columbia!

Here's what it looks like :

A new BYRDS related project is currently in the make in Europe.

It's called  WSG  which stands for Wiersma, Schmidt & Gat.

All members have a Byrds-related background.

Robert Wiersma is a long time Byrds fan from Holland. He released his eponymous CD some months ago, with 6 Byrds or Byrds-related tracks featured. See NEWS page and then scroll down for more details

Horst-Peter Schmidt is well know for being the leader of Germany's DIFFERENT FACES band. Their current album 'The More Things Change' has been described as 'more Rickenbacker than McGuinn with a voice to match'. The Different Faces have recorded 9 new songs for their next album. There are 3 or 4 more songs to be worked on, so that the CD should be available by the end of the year 2002. See the special page for Different Faces.

Gat is from the U.K. and has been a solo artist for many years and has recently released his new album 'Moving On'. Producing music that has been described as 'Roger McGuinn meets George Harrison', Gat's influences obviously include The Byrds and The Beatles.

You can visit  WSG 's website by clicking on this image

Yet another BYRDS FLYGHT exclusive !

See 20 pictures of McGUINN-HILLMAN that you have never seen before !

Click HERE to go to the special page

FIREFALL albums re-released on CD 

 

The US 'Collectables' label is reissuing 2 Firefall CDs 'Elan' & 'Luna Sea' on September 24th

However, both albums have the original 10 tracks only, and do not include the bonus tracks that were on the Rhino reissues of a few years ago.

 

The 'Wounded Bird' label is soon releasing a "twofer" CD :

'Undertow' & 'Clouds Across The Sun' on 1 CD.

(Michael Clarke appears on 'Undertow' only)

Dispute over the CRY songs authorship credits - Gene's brother RICK CLARK reacts and claims co-authorship !

Lifted from the GENE CLARK INTERNET FORUMS :

 

Article submitted by Rick Clark on 8/30/02

I would like to set the record straight about some of the CRY songs. I was co-writer on many of those songs. I also performed on several of those tracks...However, someone deleted my name from the songs that I was involved in creating...That person, or persons, know who they are...This caused me a great deal of pain...The pain has now turned to anger and disgust, at whoever made that decision... This petty attempt to grab credit from one of the main contributing authors (myself), on some of those songs, is not only possibly illegal, but it is saddly also not unexpeted....I only hope that whoever is responsible has enough of a consience to rectify this blatant insult...

If Gene knew of this slight against his own brother, I know that he would be furious at the persons who committed this transgression, and he would make them reinstate my name to those songs upon which I collaborated...They may still do so yet...

Rick Clark

 

We now have to guess who the accused is...Byrds Flyght has its own idea about it but won't say ...

Let's hear from him; there are TWO SIDES TO EVERY  STORY !

BYRDS FLYGHT has received details of unreleased recordings made in 1966 & 1967

by Gram Parsons and THE INTERNATIONAL SUBMARINE BAND  in New York and Los Angeles

Here are the details :

 

Nov 66 Unknown N.Y. Studio

Musicians : Gram Parsons, John Nuese, Mickey Gauvin, Ian Dunlop, Tom Snow

Recorded Tracks : November Nights / I just can't take it anymore / Wheel of fortune.

 

Dec 66 AR Studio N.Y.

Musicians : Gram Parsons, John Nuese, Mickey Gauvin, Ian Dunlop, Tom Snow, Brandon DeWilde - Lead vcls / Gtr,  Buddy Lucas - Harmonica.

Recorded Track : Begin with you

 

Jan 67 RCA Studio N.Y.

Musicians : Brandon DeWilde (Vocal), Gram Parsons, John Nuese, Mickey Gauvin, Ian Dunlop

Recorded Track : Together again

 

Feb 67 Unknown NY Studio

Musicians : Brandon DeWilde (Vocal), Gram Parsons (vocals), John Nuese, Mickey Gauvin, Ian Dunlop

Recorded Tracks : Rip it up / Midnight hour / Just as long as you love me

 

March 67 Unknown L.A. Studio (Poss Goldstar)

Musicians : Gram Parsons, John Nuese, Ian Dunlop, Mickey Gauvin

Recorded Track : Hooked / Feel so bad

 

April 67 Sunset Sound L.A. (for 'The Trip' soundtrack)

Musicians : Gram Parsons, John Nuese, Ian Dunlop, Mickey Gauvin

Recorded Track : Lazy Day.

 

It's reported that the 4 songs from Nov / Dec 66 were pressed on a EP Acetate.

 

Many Thanks to MIKE M. for the info

Interesting BYRDS related LP newly released in Italy on the MISTY LANE label !

This compilation is called BYRDS WON'T FLY TODAY.

The front cover says :

"18 BYRDS-A-LIKE FOLK-PUNK LOSER COMBOS"

The back cover says :

"18 DESPERATE FOLK PUNK LAMENTS FROM BYRDS-A-LIKE OBSCURE U.S. GARAGE

   GROUPS CIRCA 1963-1967"

Featured are DALTON, JAMES & SUTTON, HARD TIMES, PRESENT, TIFFANY SYSTEM, PETER & THE PROPHETS, THE LEGENDS, THE PURPLE REIGN, DAVE & THE CUSTOMS, THE EMPTY SET, THE SKUNKS, THE LAST WORLD, ROCK GARDEN, HARD TIMES, THE CHASERS, PALACE GUARD, THE UNKNOWNS, THE RAGAMUFFINS and TIFFANY SYSTEM

They all try desperately to sound like THE BYRDS ! 

You can see a picture of the front cover HERE

BYRDS on DVD ! Official ! BYRDS at Monterey, June 1967

The release of an official triple DVD is planned for August 27, 2002

THE COMPLETE MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL

From the Criterion Web Site

"Nearly Two Hours of Outtake Performances to be Included in Criterion's Upcoming The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

The Criterion Collection's 3-DVD release of The Complete Monterey Pop Festival, due in stores this fall, will feature almost two hours of rarely seen outtakes. Among the confirmed performances are the following - The Association: "Along Comes Mary"; Country Joe & the Fish: "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine"; Al Kooper: "(I Heard Her Say) Wake Me, Shake Me"; The Butterfield Blues Band: "Our Love is Driftin'"; Electric Flag: "Drinkin' Wine";
The Byrds: "Chimes of Freedom," "He Was a Friend of Mine," and "Hey Joe"; Laura Nyro: "Wedding Bell Blues" and "Poverty Train"; The Jefferson Airplane: "Somebody to Love"; The Blues Project: "The Flute Thing"; The Who: "Substitute," "Summertime Blues," and "A Quick One While He's Away"; The Mamas & the Papas: "Straight Shooter," "Somebody Groovy," "I Call Your Name," "Monday, Monday," and "Dancing in the Street". Also included in the Monterey Pop package will be the complete D.A. Pennebaker documentaries Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis at Monterey, as well as a host of other supplemental features. "

Well that's good news, but I wouldn't call this "The COMPLETE Monterey Pop Festival", 

as there are only three tracks by The Byrds

Every Byrds fan  knows that they played EIGHT tracks at Monterey, not three !

Another BYRDS FLYGHT exclusive !

See 8 pictures of THE BYRDS that you have never seen before !

Click HERE to go to the special page

BYRDS FLYGHT has been sent scans of a previously unknown projected single by GENE CLARK.

The song was found on an acetate copy, made by GOLDSTAR in Hollywood for CHISA RECORDS.

This song, YESTERDAY AM I RIGHT , was previously unknown to exist by the most dedicated 

Gene Clark  followers, except for the Chosen Few. Even John Rogan doesn't mention it in 

part of his well-documented TIMELESS FLIGHT REVISITED book, although he mentions it in the 

"unreleased songs" list at the end of the book (thanks Mike).

Here's the story behind it :

The song is a version of a song off Gene's unreleased late 1967 LP Gene Clark Sings For You but not the same version as the one that was intended to be on the LP. This version has brass and a bigger band behind Gene. It is a very unusual song with a full orchestra.

It was produced by Hugh Masekela on his CHISA label. Masekela's trumpet can heard on the recording.

(It is Hugh Masekela who plays trumpet on The Byrds’ So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star. Hugh Masekela appeared with The Byrds at Monterey in June 1967, but Gene had already left the band at the time the festival took place).

For now, the Gene "Yesterday Am I Right" song is being kept under wraps.  The owner of the acetate has never let a complete copy out.  His goal is to release it legitimately, insuring that the best sound quality can be heard and appreciated by everyone.

His intention is to make public anything that Gene would want heard.  This recording is a finished product, complete with orchestra.   

It is good that the acetate is made public knowledge.  Now Gene’s fans know that it exists and the pictures can be enjoyed by all, with hope that they will hear it someday, to have and enjoy. 

You can see an image of the complete acetate and a bigger image of the label HERE

TWO EXTREMELY RARE BYRDS SINGLES ONE-SIDED ACETATES DISCOVERED !

The first one is an acetate of the single THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'

Curiously, this record is on the WARNER BROS label ! 

The second one is an acetate of the LADY FRIEND single

This one has a black label, with hand-written Title and Artist

You can see pictures of both these items on the RARE VINYL page

ANDREW GOLD's  Byrds Tribute Band now a reality ! 

The band's name is BYRDS OF A FEATHER

See details on the SPECIAL PAGE 

A TRIBUTE TO THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS  CD  called BURRITO DELUXE   has just been released

It's by GEORGIA PEACH and it features SNEAKY PETE KLEINOW

It's been released on the LAMON RECORDS label (see it at http://www.lamonrecords.com)

You can buy it from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com

Track listing 

1. Wheels
2. Secret Of Life
3. Cash On The Barrel Head
4. Hickory Wind
5. Bluest Brown Eyes
6. She's Still The Queen
7. Street's Of Baltimore

8. Call It Love
9. Christine's Tune
10. Old Memories
11. She Once Lived Here
12. Louisiana
13. Feels Like A Heartache
14.
G.P.

    

A new FOLKDEN cd by Roger Mcguinn has just been released

It's called IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE

Here's the track listing :

(some of the tracks already appeared on previous Folkden CDs)


1 "Trials Blues"
2 "Easter Morn"
(previously released)
3 "Wayfaring Stranger"
(previously released)
4 "Battle Hymn Of The Republic"
5 "John The Revelator"
(previously released)
6 "I Saw 3 Ships"
(previously released)
7 "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day"
8 "Virgin Mary"
(previously released)
9 "The 12 Days of Christmas"
10 "Mary Had A Baby" 
(previously released)

You can listen to some of the songs and order it from HERE (mp3.com)

Old song co-written by JimMcGuinn discovered !

Byrds Flyght just acquired an LP titled SUNNY by singer DANNY COX released in the late sixties 

(Pioneer 2125) 

Danny Cox had been a regular around the L.A. folk scene since at least 1964 and a friend of the Byrds, Gary Usher, and others involved with that scene.  This is his very rare debut on the semi-private Pioneer label, and contains both his interpretations of traditional songs and covers of songs penned by some great songwriters.

Side 2 Track 1 is a song called RAKE AND RAMBLIN' SAILOR LAD co-written by Danny Cox & Jim McGuinn

  

Actually, Danny and Roger reworked this song for this album; it was around before

This song has been recently re-recorded by Roger McGuinn for the Folk Den 

Find the Folk Den version at http://www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/folkden/Sailor.html

Special Thanks to Roger for the update

See a picture of Roger McGuinn playing SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK AND ROLL STAR with R.E.M

What's special about it ? Well the picture is from an old issue of French JUKEBOX MAGAZINE and it says :

"R.E.M. playing DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC for MTV with John Sebastian from The Lovin' Spoonful"

Gram Parsons Interview by Stanley Booth is HERE

Visit David Chirko's list of Byrds songs done by other artists HERE

NOW OUT : New Compilation CD by the FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS 

SIN CITY - THE VERY BEST OF THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS 

Another rehash of remastered FBB A & M material containing the first 2 albums   Train song / Six days on the road / Close up the honky tonks. A & M 493264

Here's what it looks like :

DAVID CROSBY now owner of the BYRDS name ???

According to some sources, David Crosby has bought the rights to the Byrds name.

The following was lifted from the Byrds News Group :

Heard that tonight XM Radio.  Their Deep Tracks channel had a
30-minute program with Roger McGuinn called "30 Minutes at Eight Miles High".
In it, he talked about his Folk Den efforts and what motivated him to
start doing them -- he talked about Dylan and the Rolling Thunder tour
and how he enjoyed it, etc.

Now here's what caught my attention:  when the host asked Roger if he
kept in touch with David Crosby, he said he'd just received an e-mail from
the Croz saying that he'd bought the name "Byrds" from the owners in
Florida.  

GENE CLARK : here's the picture of the now released WHITE LIGHT  

(same picture as the original release) :

There is an 8 pages unfolding booklet with notes by Sid Griffin (3 pages) who compiled the cd

 and did the research

It comes out on the UNIVERSAL label from the UK with bonus tracks

The songs are EXACTLY what was on the album in original order plus

Because Of You (different mix)

Stand By Me (the old Ben E. King classic hit)

Ship Of The Lord  (unreleased)

Opening Day  (different version)

Winter In  (rare track)  

 

Promo Advance Copies  circulate

See image of the cover of this advance copy 

For those interested in JOHN BELAND (latter days Flying Burrito Brothers) : 

John now has his official website at http://www.belandmusic.com

UNKNOWN SKIP BATTIN SESSION WORK DISCOVERED !

According to the Rick Nelson Boxset 'Legacy' along with the discography /

sessionography of Rick's career, Skip Battin played bass

(deputising for Rick's usual bassist Joe Osborn) on the June 16, 22, 23, 1965

sessions at Radio Recorders in Hollywood - 9 tracks were cut with 8 ending up on the

Love & Kisses LP, one remains unreleased. This was certainly a Skip session

that was unknown to most Byrds and Battin fans.

Thanks to Mike M. for the info.

Hereunder is a pic of LOVE & KISSES by Ricky Nelson

Now released  in the Legacy series 

THE BYRDS PLAY DYLAN

This release seems to have the same contents as the BYRDS PLAY THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN recently released in Australia and in the UK.

Details at http://legacyrecordings.com/thebyrds/musicFr.html

And here's how the ADVANCE PROMO COPY looks like : 

Both SOUTHER-HILLMAN-FURAY Band CDs re-released in the USA on the WOUNDED BIRD label

 

Both CDs can be ordered directly from the label website at http://www.woundedbird.com/

There are no bonus tracks.

On their "coming soon" page, they announce re-releases of CHRIS HILLMAN cds

Gene Clark's NO OTHER  plannned for release on CD in the US 

LIFTED from the BYRDMANIAX LIST :

Here's good news for those in North America. "No Other" will be reissued on CD in the United States from Collectors Choice Music.
Unfortunately there will be no bonus tracks, but it will be digitally
re-masterd, and contain the original artwork. It should sound & look
very ood.  It will be out before the end of the year.

NEW PICTURE SLEEVE BYRDS SINGLE RELEASED BY SUNDAZED !

UNRELEASED VERSIONS (not on The Preflyte Sessions) !

  

YOU MOVIN' bw BOSTON

You can order it directly from the SUNDAZED website

Just released (with Gene Parsons participating) 

   HOLLER TIL DAWN

You can read the details by going to the LITTLE ROOTS website

NEW (but old - 1964) GENE CLARK SONGS DISCOVERED ???

Lifted from the Gene Clark Internet Forums :

"I Wrote Songs With Gene (1964)

Article submitted by IvanUlzSongs@aol.com on 6/4/02.

I wrote three songs with Gene in the summer of 1964. In San Francisco.They were never recorded, but I know every lyric and chord. You would know instantly that Gene helped pen them. I live in New York now where I perform for children. These tunes are very young and innocent, but they are good and I wish someone in Gene's family or connected with this site would contact me."

It seems Gene's brother Rick Clark is now in contact with this person - let's wait and see !

The new Chris and Herb Album - "Chris and Herb - Way Out West" is now released ! 

Advance Promo Copies circulate   

and here's how the regular copy looks like...

Here's a little additional info from Alan lifted from the byrdmaniax list:

The album. The boys have kinda made the big time, as the album will be released on Virgin\Backporch (the Americana Roots label that is part of Virgin). The album is a mixture of country and western standards and material written by Chris and Steve Hill...If you liked the Burritos, if you liked Desert Rose you will LOVE this album...There's a version of the Drifters' "Save the Last Dance For Me" that is nothing short of superb. But that's not all...It is just one great album! Pedersen has a fine version of "No Longer A Sweetheart of Mine" which Gene Clark covered years ago - and Chris comes across nicely on a brace of Hill-Hillman songs. His vocals are great, the instrumentation is great, and the choice of songs are great...Great!

and here's the tracks listing (thanks to Mike M.) :

Backporch boy
There you go
Invitation to the blues
No longer a sweetheart of mine
Problems
Better man than that
The old crossroad
Sugar cane
After all is said and done
You done me wrong
Save the last dance for me
Are you missing me
That's the way it was
You're learning
Our love it don't come easy
Good boy
Backporch boy (Outro)

The new Gram Parsons GOD'S OWN SINGER biography

Here's what its author JASON WALKER has to say about it 

(lifted from the Gram Parsons Bulletin Board) http://www.gramparsons.com

Hello everyone on the BB

Well, yes, as Neil has pointed out, my book is indeed on the shelves of Helter Skelter in London, and is available on order from their website. In the next week or so, it will be available on the big book websites, www.bn.com, www.amazon.com and a few others, and certain big bookstores will be stocking it in the US by mid-June.
I haven't seen a copy yet, but it's literally due to arrive at my door today. Would love to hear all thoughts on it from anyone who's read it - all posts/ all opinions positive and negative are welcome, providing you put a name or email address on your post! I don't want to get bagged for it by someone who won't at least communicate directly with me. It seems to go against the spirit of the bulletin board.
Mack has read it and he didn't like it, but by being the GPBB legend that he is, was honest enough to say so and I respect his opinion.
Heads up, BBers - get the book and tell me what you think. All emails will be replied to.

Best,


Jason Walker

The excellent SIMPLY VINYL label from England has released

THE VERY BEST OF THE BYRDS (the remastered versions) on high quality vinyl -

see details at http://www.simplyvinyl.com

There are now 8 Byrds lps on this label (Mr Tambourine Man being currently unavailable)

 

SUNDAZED RECORDS  forthcoming Byrds & Roger McGuinn vinyl releases !

   THE BYRDS - LIVE AT THE FILLMORE FEBRUARY 1969 (2 LPs)

  THE BYRDS - THE COLUMBIA SINGLES 65-67 (2 LPs)

   ROGER MCGUINN - TREASURES FROM THE FOLKDEN

UWE RAYER from Holland currently organizes a petition in order to ask Columbia / Sony

 to release the "lost album" that Gene Clark recorded in 1967. 

Please join in by sending an e-mail to Uwe at urayer@planet.nl 

or by joining the Gene Clark Mailing list at GeneClarkList@yahoogroups.com

KEVIN KELLEY DIES 

Here's what Gary Marker, former bandmate of Kevin Kelley in the RISING SONS, has to say :

Dunno the details yet, but I just got a call from my old Rising Sons bandmate Jesse Lee Kincaid, informing me that our old drummer, Kevin Kelley, passed away at some point during the last week or so. All I know is that natural causes are suspected, he was discovered in his apartment (where he'd lived alone for 20 years) after someone missed him after several days. Later, after the Rising Sons disbanded, Kevin went on to work with an early incarnation of my old band Fusion, The Byrds, Jesse, Wolf & Wings, Fever Tree, John Fahey and many others. He once auditioned with Beefheart, at Don's insistence (I advised against it), but didn't get the gig because he immediately started telling Don how to rearrange his songs. I haven't talked to Kevin in years, because he had some disagreements with the other four members of the Rising Sons about distribution of royalties, management of copyrighted material and so on. And he refused to return anyone's phone calls or letters about the various business matters, so staying in close touch with him was rather difficult. In addition to that, Kevin wasn't exactly a warm & fuzzy kind of guy in the first place. The whole thing is very sad; Kevin was a fairly talented musician who eventually alienated just about everyone he came in contact with. I'm sorry to report that he lived a rather sad, lonely life--and probably died that way. Updates later, as warranted. Later, Gary Marker

THE RISING SONS

  KEVIN KELLEY is FAR RIGHT

Just Released by Sundazed Records (april 2002 ) : 

For the first time in tens of years, Keven Kelley talks ! 

Here's what Sundazed say :

The Byrds: Sanctuary IV

The Sanctuary spotlight shifts with volume IV to the Nashville sessions for the Byrds' landmark 1968 album Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Spurred on by new member Gram Parsons, formerly of the International Submarine Band, the Byrds traveled to Nashville to fashion the innovative country/rock blend that's been part of American culture ever since. Sanctuary IV collects all of Parsons' vocal takes for the first time, as well as other outtakes and rehearsals which document the creation of an album unlike any other.
First time on vinyl for all tracks; annotation by Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and
Kevin Kelley!

  SANCTUARY IV

From the SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO sessions 

TRACKS :

The Christian Life (Gram Parsons vocal)

Pretty Polly

One Hundred Years From Now

You're Still On My Mind (rehearsal - Gram Parsons vocal)

You Don't Miss Your Water (master - Gram Parsons vocal)

All I Have Is Memories (intrumental)

Life In Prison (rehearsal - Gram Parsons vocal)

You Got A Reputation

One Hundred Years From Now (rehearsal

The Christian Life (rehearsal version)

Lazy Days

YOU CAN ORDER IT BY GOING TO  THE SUNDAZED WEBSITE

   ROBERT WIERSMA 

from Holland has a new CD out which is heavily BYRDS-related 

Lifted from the Byrds Newsgroup : 

"I'd like to draw your attention to the music of Robert Wiersma. Robert comes from Holland and is a participating member of the ALT.MUSIC.BYRDS newsgroup. Recently he released his latest CD where he features some interesting songs among them Byrds-related songs such as "All the things", "I'll feel a whole lot better", "Why you been gone so long", "It's all over now baby blue", "Ballad of easy rider" & "Wasn't born to follow". Robert's music is recommend to all those who are interested in folk and country flavored acoustic music."

You can visit Robert's website by clicking HERE and from there you can download another Byrds-related track : Lowell George's "Willin" (often done by Gene Parsons and The Byrds)

Now available ( 26 april 2002 ) :

The Flying Burrito Bros : "The Red Album"


Live Studio Party In Hollywood - 1976


( Gib Guilbeau, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Gene Parsons, Joel Scott Hill & Chris Ethridge )

For info about The Flying Burrito Brothers' "The Red Album" CD click here!

CHRIS HILLMAN AND HERB PEDERSEN LIVE IN HOLLAND MARCH 23, 2002

VIDEO CLIPS AVAILABLE AGAIN !   See the special page HERE

Read the reviews of their performance !

       

THROUGH THE MORNING, THROUGH THE NIGHT  by DILLARD & CLARK

has been reissued on the EDSEL label from the UK - EDCD713

Gene Parsons contributed to this artist's forthcoming new CD :

Chuck McCabe :  BAD GRAVITY DAY

You can read the details by going to Gene Parsons' STRINGBENDER website

NEWLY RELEASED :  HILLBILLY ZEN by Julian Dawson with Gene Parsons 

  

You can read the details by going to Gene Parsons' STRINGBENDER website

NEWLY RELEASED :  LIVE FROM CASPAR by Gene Parsons & Meridian Green

You can read the details and order the CD (and other Gene Parsons-related CDs) 

by going to Gene Parsons' STRINGBENDER website

GENE CLARK's WHITE LIGHT cd is re-scheduled for re-release with bonus tracks in may or june 2002.

Here's what Sid Griffin (who is working on this project) says about it (as of Feb 11 ) : 

Hey,

White Light with extra tracks has been re-scheduled for release in May, maybe June. 
No big reason why except Universal UK tell me how grand a 
response they have been getting from some of the press people involved so they 
thought they'd move the release back in order to get everything in order. Still 
with the extra tracks as promised, etc. etc. etc. it will be a re-release 
not to be missed. 

best, Sid Griffin 

 

Here's what Sid Griffin (who is working on this project) said about it (as of Dec 9) : 

"As for Gene Clark's White Light reissue,  it will be out in March or April with 

eight unreleased tracks added on. 

Most are versions of songs already on the original album  but there are two unreleased cuts as well.

This reissue is really going to be something, you will dig it.

One of the extra tracks is a version of Ben E. King's STAND BY ME ."

Sid's own website is HERE

UNRELEASED GENE CLARK TRACKS DISCOVERD !

The following info was lifted from the BYRDMANIAX mailing list. It was sent by Jon Storey

(who was involved in the first CD release of PREFLYTE on the POPTONES label in 2001) 

It confirms the existence of unreleased recordings made by Gene Clark after the release

of his first solo LP (with the Gosdin Brothers).

An unreleased 'album' from this period definitely exists - or at least an acetate of it CERTAINLY does. The acetate is entitled 'Sings For You', runs for just over 33 minutes and includes 8 tracks. The titles are: 'On Her Own' (4.14), 'Past Tense' (3.37), 'Yesterday, Am I Right' (2.52), 'Past My Door' (4.24), 'That's Alright By Me' (5.43), 'One Way Road' (2.31), 'Down By The Pier' (4.14) and '7.30 Mode' (5.56).

In my opinion, the material is not amongst Gene's best, though for historical reasons it is a fascinating artifact nevertheless. Unfortunately, I have no other recording details - although the source of the acetate was not CBS. I was given no details of when it was recorded, though '67 or '68 would fit the bill. Similarly, I have no personnel details.

Here are my personal observations: Gene is backed by what is obviously a small group:- guitar, bass and drums and there's some piano, tambourine and a little harmonica too (notably on '7.30 Mode'). The backing throughout is relatively low key and most of the songs are mid-tempo/ballads. 'Past Tense' and 'Past My Door' are a little more uptempo and forceful - you could certainly imagine the Byrds doing the former. The sound is very consistent throughout - I imagine the songs were all cut in a short space of time using the same core personnel.  

The version of 'That's Alright By Me' on the acetate is different to, rougher and nearly 2 minutes longer than the version included on the 'Flying High' compilation.
 
As far as I know, recordings of these tracks are not in circulation - my copy came from a record company source a few years ago, direct to CD-R from the acetate. I was given the CD on the understanding that I wouldn't circulate it. I hope you understand - I work in the music business and if I get material like this from labels, it is only right not to compromise the source of it. I'm sure at some point it will see the light of day one way or the other. The vaults are being picked cleaner day by day it seems!
If the situation changes and I can trade - I'll post details here.

Regards,

Jon Storey.

Latest News about Gene Clark's UNDER THE SIVERY MOON cd...

Lifted from the GENE CLARK INTERNET FORUMS :

Article submitted by Saul Davis on january 21, 2002

Hello (No) Others : here's the latest news - a version of Silvery Moon will come out this year with the best of what was to be on the double CD. If all goes well, the long awaited Mountain Stage live album will also be released. So Rebellious A Lover will most likely be re-released and with previously unheard Gene/Carla rehearsals added. No Other should be out either in the US or the UK this year.

In answer to a question, Gene recorded 6 songs with The Textones : Gypsy Rider, Winning Hand, Jokers Are Wild, Day For Night, Why Did You Leave Me Today, and hmmm, 1 more, it's 2:AM in LA right now, can't recall #6...

I'm still lobbying MCA/Universal Records for a Gene compilation to no avail thus far... They own 5 Gene albums including the 2 Dillard & Clark ones...

That's all I can think of right now...

Best in 02

Saul Davis


NOW RELEASED :  THE PREFLYTE SESSIONS ...see actual images HERE

IN TRUE "REISSUE" FASHION, THERE'S A HIDDEN TRACK AT THE END OF DISC 2 !

   (double CD and double 180 g vinyl lp)

"The Preflyte Sessions", is a double CD (and a double 180 g high quality vinyl lp) with the original 

PREFLYTE album and lots of unissued tracks,

The complete CD track list follows, with the previously unreleased tracks noted by asterisks :

Disc 1 : 

"The Reason Why" (version II)

"You Won't Have To Cry" (electric version)

"She Has A Way" (version IV)*

You Showed Me" (electric)

"Here Without You" (version II)

"Don't Be Long"

"I Knew I'd Want You" (electric version II)

"Boston" (version II with cymbals and tremolo guitar)*

"Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away" (electric)

"For Me Again" (version II)*

"It's No Use" (version II)*

"You Movin'" (version IV)*

"Please Let Me Love You"

"The Airport Song"

"Mr. Tambourine Man" (electric)

"She Has A Way" (version III)*

"I Knew I'd Want You" (electric version I)*

"Boston" (instrumental track)*

"You Showed Me" (instrumental track)

"The Times They Are A-Changin'" (instrumental track)*

Disc 2 :

"The Only Girl I Adore" (credited to The Jet Set)

"Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away" (acoustic)

"You Showed Me" (acoustic) 

"I Knew I'd Want You" (acoustic)

"You Won't Have To Cry" (acoustic)

"Mr. Tambourine Man" (acoustic)

Hoyt Axton's "Willie Jean" (Crosby demo, performed with another back-up band)

 Ray Charles' "Come Back Baby" (Crosby demo, performed with another back-up band)

 the traditional "Jack Of Diamonds"* (Crosby demo, performed with another back-up band)

Dino Valenti's "Get Together"* (Crosby demo, performed with another back-up band)

"She Has A Way" (version I)

"Here Without You" (version I)

"For Me Again" (version I)

"It's No Use" (version I)

"You Movin'" (version I)

"Boston" (version I)

"She Has A Way" (version II with cymbals)

"You Movin'" (version II with echo)*

"The Reason Why" (version I)*

"It's No Use" (version II - fast)*

Just released ( ...see actual image HERE)

  (180 g vinyl lp)

SAFE AT HOME by THE INTERNATIONAL SUBMARINE BAND

(with one track new to vinyl)

Now RELEASED :  (...see actual image HERE)

  SANCTUARY III

From the BALLAD OF EASY RIDER and UNTITLED sessions 

First vinyl appearance for all tracks

TRACKS :

Ballad Of Easy Rider (alternate mix)

Oil In My Lamp (alternate version)

Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood 

Fido (alternate mix - previously unreleased)

Lover Of The Bayou (studio)

White's Lightning part 1

All The Things (alternate version)

Kathleen's Song (alternate version)

Way Behind The Sun

Build It Up

It's All Over Now Baby Blue (alternate mix - previously unreleased)

White's Lightning part 2

Just out in Germany on the TAXIM label :

  BROKEN DOWN BELIEVERS by DAVID WEST

Chris Hillman sings and plays the mandolin on this CD.

Other artists include Jay Dee Maness, Byron Berline, Peter Lewis and many more...

You can order this CD from TAXIM RECORDS' WEBSITE - reference number is TX3018

The ROGERS / NIENHAUS BAND FEATURING SKIP BATTIN (aka The Byrds Celebration)

 have re-released their 1996 cd EMPTY ROOM with new artwork

You can order this CD when visiting the BYRDS CELEBRATION website

To Be Released : 

LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST 1969 (double)

Two 180 g vinyl LPs and One double 180 g vinyl LP on the SUNDAZED label

See Exclusive Sundazed Roger McGuinn Interview HERE

New cd BLESS YOU by  THE COURT AND SPARK with Gene Parsons

 

Tracks :

To See the Fires
Rooster Mountain
National Lights
The Lone Palm
Fireworks
AM Radio
Marlborough Sound
Pearly Gates 
Fade Out to Little Arrow
The Sugarpine in Bed             

From the band's webpages :

"Extensive touring led the group towards the music that appears on 2001’s Bless You, released by San Francisco’s Absolutely Kosher Records and Germany’s Glitterhouse Records. A Sunday morning record, or one that hums like the milky light at sundown. Organic and drifting, wrapped around Kim and Rogers’ loose groove, Hirsch and Heyman’s ethereal vibrato calls back and forth across channels, and with help from Graham Taylor’s woozy brass arrangements and friend and former Byrd and Flying Burrito Brother Gene Parsons on various stringed instruments, Bless You is a testimony of joy and sorrow and apology, of religion and sobering up at dawn. Everybody joins Taylor on the choruses. There are those that think The Court and Spark is a straight country band, and they’re missing the point a bit. The music sounds more like a heavenly houseboat in space."

Clicking on the image will take you to the ABSOLUTELY KOSHER label webpages

(you can order the CD from there)

Three CDs with no Byrds on them 

but with connections to THE BYRDS and THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS

  

CHILDREN OT THE FIFTIES by THE BROTHERS

(with Gib Guilbeau, Wayne Moore, Darrell Cotton & Ernie Williams and many guests)

 

MEET SNEAKY PETE by SNEAKY PETE KLEINOW

(with many guests)

 

BARE BONES by JOHN BELAND

(John Beland plays all the instruments)

 

By clicking on the images, you will be taken to the special pages on the Gib Guilbeau and John Beland websites

(you can order the CDs from there)

BURRITO BROTHERS (Gib Guilbeau & John Beland) double cd 

THE MUSCLE SHOALS DEMO SESSIONS

released on November 5

New Burrito Brothers release credited to John Beland & Gib Guilbeau titled 'Muscle Shoals Demos'- a 2CD set - looks like most of the material comes from Back To the Sweethearts Of the Rodeo & Southern Tracks albums although there are a few new song titles. 

Thanks to Mike Masterson for the info

Label: Connoisseur Collection

Track Listings

1. Baby won't you let me be the one
2. Crazy horses
3. Mean streets
4. You're a fool to love him
5. She's your lover now
6. Molly
7. My believing heart
8. Shelly's little girl
9. Time of our lives
10. Carry me
11. I didn't take a chance on you
12. Rock of love
13. I've got a hunch
14. Moonlight rider
15. Like a shadow
16. Shoot for the moon
17. Red shoes
18. Burning embers
19. Back to the sweethearts of the rodeo
20. Burn the midnight oil
21. Last call
22. True true love
23. I'm impressed
24. Gold guitar
25. Let's do something crazy
26. You should know me by now
27. This could be the night

RICE, RICE, HILLMAN & PEDERSEN  released on October 30 , 2001 :

Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen Running Wild Rounder 0483

See details at the Rounder website at 

http://www.rounder.com

You can hear a January 2000 Chris Hillman interview at

http://www.fatmusic.com/audioarchives.html

BYRON BERLINE  new CD with songs by Gene Clark & Gram Parsons :

(with contributions by Chris Hillman)

CLARK/PARSONS TRIBUTE ALBUM

Tracks :

With care from someone / Wheels / Sin city  / Train leaves here this
morning  / Hickory wind  / Full circle  / In my hour of darkness (+
extra verse about GP)  / 100 Years from now  / Feel a whole lot
better  / Ooh Las Vegas  / Home run king  / Through the morning, through
the night

http://www.doublestop.com is the label's website address

JOHN YORK & SKIP BATTIN cd

      FAMILY TREE on the FOLKEST label

While touring Italy together in 1988, John York and Skip Battin teamed up with Italian musicians Ricky Mantoan, Beppe d'Angelo and Renata Boratto to record some songs.

These recordings are now finally released on this CD.

See details at the Folkest website at http://www.folkest.it

You can order the CD from there or by sending an e-mail to info@folkest.it

JOHN YORK and PAT ROBINSON have re-recorded the CRY songs from the mid-eighties !

Here's what the COYOTE RECORDS website has to say :

Twelve Songs Are Planned For Release On The COYOTE RECORDS Label :

1. My Marie   (Clark-Robinson)
2. On the Run  (Clark-Robinson)
3. After the Storm  (Clark-Robinson-York)
4. The Hurting Game  (Clark-Robinson)
5. A Rose is a Rose  (York-Robinson)
6. Once in a Lifetime  (Clark-Robinson)
7. I Need to Fly  (Clark-Robinson-York)
8. Mary Sue  (Clark-Robinson)
9. Immigrant Girl  (Clark-Robinson)
10. Sleep Will Return
 (Clark-Robinson-York)
11. Somewhere After Midnight  (Clark-Robinson)
12. Washington Square  (Clark-Robinson)

You Can Download Exerpts Of All Songs At 

http://www.coyoterecords.com/cry.html

In an e-mail sent to the webmaster on september 1st, John York says he and Pat hope the CD will be ready for release early next year 2002

RELEASED : 

  THE I-10 CHRONICLES / 2 - ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD

Various Artists CD with unreleased track by Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen 

(with Bill Bryson, Jim Monaham and Jay Dee Maness) :

THE WINDOW UP ABOVE

You can order it at http://www.backporchrecords.com

In an e-mail to Jean-Pierre Morisset (France), Chris Hillman confirmed that (quote)

"The Window Up Above" is a track Herb and I recorded last spring especially
for the "I-10 Cd". Thanks and all the best, Chris H....

NEW PRE-BYRDS DAVID CROSBY LIVE TRACK FROM 1961 or 1962 DISCOVERED !

Circulating now : CDR by  Judy Roderick - Hootenanny At The Attic 1961/1962

Tracks : 

Don't You Rocka Daddy-O

Bourgeois Blues / The Klan

Last Month Of The Year

Texas Division

Sugar For Sugar

Frankie & Johnny

Silver Dagger

A La Claire Fontaine / Cumberland Mine

and last but not least : 

It's Been Raining by David Crosby

This is a true find. It's been recorded in fine quality from the audience. Crosby's song differs much from the style of the rest of the set, and sounds very similar to the quiter songs of years later, such as 'Guinevere' for instance. It's undocumented, not in Rogan's book or in the detailed discographies on the CSN websites. David Crosby was recently directly asked about this, but he doesn't remember anything about it. Sounds familiar, as he also once denied having written or recorded a song called Psychodrama City, which later appeared on Byrds rarities CDs. Apparently,  the tape was found by Judy's sister after Judy died in 1994.

Thanks to Jo and Gerard from Holland for the info

You can see pictures HERE

In an e-mail sent to Byrdmaniac JEAN-PIERRE MORISSET from France, 

Chris Hillman wrote (13 aug 2001) :               
                                                                              
We have started the new "Chris and Herb" album and are moving along very well.
All the tracks are recorded and we are in the process of doing the vocals.
Al and Bernie will not be a part of this project. We are using Jay Dee Maness and
Larry Park on Steel and Guitar along with Dennis Caplinger on Fiddle and my
mandolin.
It's going to be a great album, I'm excited!

NEW CD by Roger McGuinn with many guests

TREASURES FROM THE FOLK DEN

See details by clicking hereunder :

Roger McGuinn's NEW CD!  

Special Page at the Appleseed Records website (you can order it from there)

      

TRACKS LISTING :

Wagoner's Lad

Dink's Song

Bonnie Ship The Diamond

Cane Blues

Reel

Nottamun Town

John The Revelator

Alabama Bound

Finnigan's Wake

In The Evenin'

Willie Moore

The Brazos River

Sail Away Lady

John Riley

Trouble In Mind

Whiskey In The Jar

The Virgin Mary

Pete's Song

+ one "hidden" bonus track (8 minute)

                                                  

                    GENE CLARK cd released on july 30  , 2001 (with unreleased tracks)

"GYPSY ANGEL - The Gene Clark Demos - 1983 - 1990"

                   Tracks Details HERE  and at http://www.evangeline.co.uk/

1. Pledge to you
2. Mississippi Detention Camp
3. Kathleen
4. Rock of ages
5. Last thing on my mind
6. Dark of my moon

7. Your fire burning
8. Freedom walk
9. Love wins again
10. Back in my life again
11. Day for night
12.
Gypsy rider

Gene Parsons sent an e-mail to French Byrdmaniac JEAN-PIERRE MORISSET 

(about the date his live cd I HOPE THEY'LL LET US IN was recorded, and his future projects) :

In answer to your questions : without pulling out my old calendar from 2000,

I don't know the exact date the concert took place, but it was in early May 2000.

There are no plans for a studio album at this point. There are a lot of other projects 

to complete first.

                               MCGUINN, CLARK & HILLMAN  (self titled album)

                RE-RELEASED ON JULY 10 , 2001 with BONUS TRACKS !

                           See details  HERE  

                            (enter McGuinn in the search engine)

Bonus Tracks : SURRENDER TO ME (demo), LITTLE GIRL & I LOVER HER

           PREFLYTE     FIRST TIME ON CD ON JULY 9th, 2001 !

         read all about it  HERE  

                                                       

Issue 28 of Full Circle  is out ! Click hereunder to go to the special page !

FULL CIRCLE news 

Released in the UK (monday July 23, 2001) :

The Coal Porters' Chris Hillman Tribute Concerts CD 

 Full details are on the Prima page.

SID013 - THE CHRIS HILLMAN TRIBUTE CONCERTS The Coal Porters
My Uncle/When The Ship Comes In/Summer Wind/Draft Morning/Older Guys/Time Between/Wheels/The Lost Highway/Sin City/Cody, Cody/Brand New Heartache/The Girl With No Name/I Am A Pilgrim/The Fallen Eagle/So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star?/You Ain't Going Nowhere

CLASSIC GUILBEAU 1968-1986 by Gib Guilbeau (with Clarence White and Gene Parsons)

Find out more about this CD by clicking HERE

DESPERADOS - The Roots Of Country Rock by John Einarson

SPECIAL PAGE dedicated to this book is HERE

The BYRDS reunited on August 8th, 2000 at the Fred Walecki tribute concert.

Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby reunited as the BYRDS and performed two songs (MR TAMBOURINE MAN and TURN TURN TURN)

See the review by clicking  HERE  or see a picture HERE

John York's SACRED PATH SONGS (previously only available on tape) is now available 

on CD from TAXIM RECORDS in Germany. You can get it from Taxim by clicking HERE

 BYRDS FLYGHT strongly recommends this heavily Byrds influenced CD to its visitors 

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE   by  DIFFERENT FACES 

Please  visit the Special Page dedicated to this CD, which features an excellent version of Gene Clark's CRAZY LADIES and 12 original songs

 The BYRDMANIAX Mailing List is back on line ! Subscribe HERE !

Great News from the authors ot the CSNY STORY book ! Info is  HERE

You can go back to the MAIN PAGE by clicking HERE

News Page  uploaded  July 15th, 2001

 

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