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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.
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
CLARENCE WHITE : TUFF & STRINGY (SESSIONS 1966-68) (Big Beat CDWIKD 227)
Now Available (April 2003) - Reissue producer : Alec Palao
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 Reasons – Gene 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.
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
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:
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 :
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.
Lifted form the Gram Parsons Bulletin Board :
The movie is finished and ready to go !
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
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
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 :
You can read a recent interview with Roger McGuinn at
<<Good interview, mainly about folk music.
Some discussion, favorable, about
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
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
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
Sony only wants 12 tracks on DVD. I hope everything will be used
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.
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
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!
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
Byrds Flyght Comment :
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
TEN REISSUES / 2002
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
would have probably made a Top-10 in most other years, and it was
that they be listed. Happy New
Year, folks !
& 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
4. Beau Brummels / "Triangle/Bradley's
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.
The Spencer Davis Group / "Gimme Some Lovin"/ "I'm A Man"
The Byrds / "The Columbia Singles '65-'67" (Vinyl only/mono)
Louis Armstrong / "Best Of The Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings"
The Dillards / "Wheatstraw Suite"/"Copperfields"
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 ?
CD plans include: the delayed release of a version of what was the "Silvery
Robinson demos album, as well as an expanded
version of "So Rebellious A Lover".
Carla Olson &
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.
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 :
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(email@example.com) on dec 22, 2002
Hi there you Byrdmaniacs,
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 :
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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
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
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:
(Thomas Aubrunner's fantastic Gib Guilbeau - and other artists - website)
(the record label for Gib Guilbeau's recordings)
(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
the first time ever.
For more information
about the patches and Sin City, visit Larry’s website at:
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
|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|
|1 Eight Miles High|
|2 Chestnut Mare|
|1 Truck Stop Girl|
|2 All The Things|
|3 Yesterday's Train|
|4 Hungry Planet|
|5 Just A Season|
|1 Take A Whiff On Me|
|2 You All Look Alike|
|3 Well Come Back Home|
|4 All The Things|
|1 Yesterday's Train|
|2 Lover Of The Bayou|
|3 Kathleen's Song|
|4 White's Lightning Pt 2|
|6 You Ain't Goin' Nowhere|
|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 :
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) :
180 gram gatefold LP titled "The Columbia Singles '65-'67", featuring
30 cuts, will be released by Sundazed
on September 24th.
the tracks listing :
Mr. Tambourine Man
I Knew I¹d Want You
All I Really Want To Do
I¹ll Feel A Whole Lot Better
The Bells Of Rhymney
Chimes Of Freedom
She Don¹t Care About Time (I)
It¹s All Over Now, Baby Blue
The Times They Are A-Changin¹
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
She Don¹t Care About Time (II)
Set You Free This Time
It Won¹t Be Wrong
He Was A Friend Of Mine
Eight Miles High
5D (Fifth Dimension)
What¹s Happening ?!?!
So You Want To Be A Rock'N¹Roll Star
Everybody¹s Been Burned
My Back Pages
Have You Seen Her Face ?
Don¹t Make Waves
Old John Robertson
(I think I'm) Goin¹ Back
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.
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.
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...
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 :
66 Unknown N.Y. Studio
Parsons, John Nuese, Mickey Gauvin, Ian Dunlop, Tom Snow
Tracks : November Nights / I just can't take it anymore / Wheel of fortune.
66 AR Studio N.Y.
Parsons, John Nuese, Mickey Gauvin, Ian Dunlop, Tom Snow,
Brandon DeWilde - Lead vcls / Gtr, Buddy Lucas - Harmonica.
Track : Begin with you
67 RCA Studio N.Y.
: Brandon DeWilde
(Vocal), Gram Parsons, John Nuese, Mickey Gauvin, Ian Dunlop
Track : Together again
67 Unknown NY Studio
: Brandon DeWilde
(Vocal), Gram Parsons (vocals), John Nuese, Mickey Gauvin, Ian Dunlop
Tracks : Rip it up / Midnight hour / Just as long as you love me
67 Unknown L.A. Studio (Poss Goldstar)
Gram Parsons, John Nuese, Ian Dunlop, Mickey Gauvin
Track : Hooked
/ Feel so bad
67 Sunset Sound L.A. (for 'The Trip' soundtrack)
Gram Parsons, John Nuese, Ian Dunlop, Mickey Gauvin
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
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 hiswell-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.
was produced by Hugh
Masekela on his CHISA
trumpet can heard on the recording.
is Hugh Masekela
who plays trumpet on The
You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star.
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.
intention is to make public anything that Gene
would want heard. This recording is a finished product, complete with
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.
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
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
13. Feels Like A Heartache
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)
can listen to some of the songs and order it from HERE
Old song co-written by JimMcGuinn discovered !
Byrds Flyght just acquired an LP titled SUNNY by singer DANNY COX released in the late sixties
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
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
songs are EXACTLY what was on the album in original order plus
Of You (different mix)
By Me (the old Ben E. King classic hit)
Of The Lord (unreleased)
Day (different version)
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
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.
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
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 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...
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.) :
There you go
Invitation to the blues
No longer a sweetheart of mine
Better man than that
The old crossroad
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
Our love it don't come easy
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
First time on vinyl for all tracks; annotation by Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Kevin Kelley!
From the SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO sessions
The Christian Life (Gram Parsons vocal)
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)
YOU CAN ORDER IT BY GOING TO THE SUNDAZED WEBSITE
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.
Latest News about Gene Clark's UNDER THE SIVERY MOON cd...
Lifted from the GENE CLARK INTERNET FORUMS :
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
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)
From the BALLAD OF EASY RIDER and UNTITLED sessions
First vinyl appearance for all 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
To See the Fires
The Lone Palm
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
|1. Baby won't you let me be the
2. Crazy horses
3. Mean streets
4. You're a fool to love him
5. She's your lover now
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
You can hear a January 2000 Chris Hillman interview at
BYRON BERLINE new CD with songs by Gene Clark & Gram Parsons :
(with contributions by Chris Hillman)
CLARK/PARSONS TRIBUTE ALBUM
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
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
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 :
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
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
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 byJudy Roderick - Hootenanny At The Attic 1961/1962
Don't You Rocka Daddy-O
Bourgeois Blues / The Klan
Last Month Of The Year
Sugar For Sugar
Frankie & Johnny
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
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 :
Special Page at the Appleseed Records website (you can order it from there)
TRACKS LISTING :
Bonnie Ship The Diamond
John The Revelator
In The Evenin'
The Brazos River
Sail Away Lady
Trouble In Mind
Whiskey In The Jar
The Virgin Mary
+ 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"
1. Pledge to you
7. Your fire burning
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
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)
DESPERADOS - The Roots Of Country Rock by John Einarson
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)
John York's SACRED PATH SONGS (previously only available on tape) is now available
BYRDS FLYGHT strongly recommends this heavily Byrds influenced CD to its visitors
THE MORE THINGS CHANGEby 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
News Page uploaded July 15th, 2001