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  • Fun In Frisco Fun In Frisco Quick View

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    Fun In Frisco

    Live At The Avalon Ballroom - San Francisco, CA - On November 1st and 2nd, 1968


    The Byrds performances across the weekend of the 1st and 2nd November 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco were performed at a time of great change and uncertainty for the band. Gram Parsons, who had joined a faltering line up in early '68, had departed prior to a disastrous tour of South Africa for which McGuinn notably had received much criticism. The country rock album they had recorded with Gram, Sweetheart of the Rodeo, alienated many Byrds fans and equally attracted hostility from the traditional country music community. It remains their poorest performing record, despite its status in later years as the first proper country-rock album. Clarence White (Guitar) and Gene Parsons (Drums - no relation) were both brought in around this time, but then Chris Hillman quit! The Avalon show was the gig first performed by the line-up of McGuinn, White, Gene Parsons and new recruit John York on bass and harmony vocals (very apparent on this recording), who had only been a Byrd for about a week at the time of this show.

    LP 1
    1. Old Blue
    2. My Back Pages/Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
    3. Mr. Spaceman
    4. Time Between
    5. Goin' Back
    6. Blue Suede Shoes

    7. He Was A Friend Of Mine

    8. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
    9. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man


    LP 2
    1. This Wheel's On Fire
    2. Stanley's Song
    3. Pretty Boy Floyd
    4. 8 Miles High
    5. You Don't Miss Your Water
    6. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
    7. Hickory Wind
    8. King Apathy III
    9. Bad Night At The Whiskey
    10. Nashville West

    The Byrds
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  • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Quick View

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    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

    Ranked 117/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    With one mighty swing of the axe, the Byrds changed not only the face of rock 'n' roll but country music, as well, with their sixth album, 1968's Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. Tired of dipping a toe into the genre, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman added singer Gram Parsons and drummer Kevin Kelley and went for total immersion. The baptism of country-rock was a natural with Parsons, former International Submarine Band frontman, now on board. And the repertoire was wide open for country classics by the Louvin Brothers (The Christian Life) and Merle Haggard (Life In Prison), as well as Depression-era ballads (Woody Guthrie's Pretty Boy Floyd) and honky tonk weepers cut by George Jones (You're Still On My Mind). The town wasn't big enough for both of them, of course, and Parsons soon split to form the Flying Burrito Brothers, but it sure was nice while it lasted!


    We're proud to present the reissue of this monumental recording in its original, stereo incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog stereo masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.



    1. You Ain't Going Nowhere

    2. I Am a Pilgrim
    3. The Christian Life
    4. You Don't Miss Your Water
    5. You're Still On My Mind

    6. Pretty Boy Floyd
    7. Hickory Wind
    8. One Hundred Years from Now
    9. Blue Canadian Rockies
    10. Life In Prison
    11. Nothing Was Delivered
    The Byrds
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  • Burrito Deluxe Burrito Deluxe Quick View

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    Burrito Deluxe

    Import


    Gram Parsons had a habit of taking over whatever band he happened to be working with, and on the first three albums on which he appeared - the International Submarine Band's Safe at Home, the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo, and the Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin - he became the focal point, regardless of the talent of his compatriots. Burrito Deluxe (1970), the Burritos' second album, is unique in Parsons' repertoire in that it's the only album where he seems to have deliberately stepped back to make more room for others.


    The album includes songs like Cody, Cody, and Older Guys. It also contains the first issued version of the song Wild Horses, released almost a year before its appearance on Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones. The band sounds tight and they play with genuine enthusiasm. Burrito Deluxe is certainly better than your average Country-Rock album.

    1. Lazy Days
    2. Image Of Me
    3. High Fashion Queen
    4. If You Gotta Go
    5. Man In The Fog
    6. Farther Along
    7. Older Guys
    8. Cody, Cody
    9. God's Own Singer
    10. Down In The Churchyard
    11. Wild Horses
    The Flying Burrito Brothers
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  • Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde Quick View

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    Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde

    A key transitional touchstone in The Byrds' fabled canon, 1969's Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde
    was the next stop in the band's pioneering country-rock trajectory and the first album by
    the post-Gram Parsons lineup. With leader Roger McGuinn at the helm of a stellar new
    edition of the band featuring guitar god Clarence White, drummer Gene Parsons, and
    bassist John York, Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde sees The Byrds bridging the gap between the
    psychedelic flights of the group's mid-'60s albums and the down-home, country-based
    style developed only months earlier with Sweetheart of the Rodeo.


    In addition to containing strong McGuinn originals (King Apathy III, Old Blue),
    more of the band's beloved interpretations of Bob Dylan classics (This Wheel's on Fire
    and a medley blending The Bard's My Back Pages' with Jimmy Reed's Baby, What You
    Want Me to Do), and even a Gram Parsons collaboration (the bemusing Drug Store
    Truck Drivin' Man, which cleverly celebrates The Byrds' love of country music while
    simultaneously taking a dig at small-minded rednecks), Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde also boasts
    two tracks composed by McGuinn for the obscure, racy '60s cult movie Candy.


    Mastered from the original Columbia Records analog master reels, Sundazed's exact
    reproduction of the original LP will have Byrdmaniacs everywhere soaring to high heaven!

    1. This Wheel's On Fire
    2. Old Blue
    3. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
    4. Child Of The Universe
    5. Nashville West
    6. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
    7. King Apathy III
    8. Candy
    9. Bad Night At The Whiskey
    10. Medley:
    11. My Back Pages

    12. B.J. Blues

    13. Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do
    The Byrds
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  • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (Pre-Order) Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: August 3, 2018*


    Celebrate 5 Decades Of The Byrds' 1968 Classic!


    First Time 180-Gram Translucent Blue & Green Swirl Vinyl


    Liner Notes From Chris Hillman


    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso - Pressed At R.T.I.


    Featuring: Roger Mcguinn, Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons, Kevin Kelley, John Hartford & Clarence White


    In 1968, The Byrds changed the course of popular music as Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman & new members Gram Parsons and Kevin Kelley delivered one of the first bluegrass/rock albums with their masterpiece Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. This album remains one of the most influential pieces of music of all time.


    The masterwork kicks off with their hit You Ain't Going Nowhere and follows with the brilliant I Am A Pilgrim, featuring Chris Hillman.


    More choice material abounds thanks to Gram Parsons with his signature works Hickory Wind and One Hundred Years From Now.


    Friday Music proudly presents for the rst time on 180 Gram Translucent Blue & Green Swirl Audiophile Vinyl, the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Byrds' Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering, the Lp is pressed at R.T.I. and is featured in a stunning gatefold cover.


    To celebrate this limited edition album, we are also including recent liner notes from Chris Hillman along with some very rare photos from The Byrds archives at Sony.


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. You Ain't Going Nowhere
    2. I Am A Pilgrim
    3. The Christian Life
    4. You Don't Miss Your Water

    5. You're Still On My Mind

    6. Pretty Boy Floyd
    7. Hickory Wind

    8. One Hundred Years From Now
    9. Blue Canadian Rockies
    10. Life In Prison

    11. Nothing Was Delivered
    The Byrds
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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    Sanctuary IV

    First time on vinyl for all tracks! Annotation by Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Kevin Kelley!


    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.

    1. The Christian Life
    2. Pretty Polly
    3. One Hundred Years From Now
    4. You're Still On My Mind (rehearsal version)
    5. You Don't Miss Your Water
    6. All I Have Is Memories (instrumental)
    7. Life In Prison (rehearsal version)
    8. You Got A Reputation
    9. One Hundred Years From Now (rehearsal version)
    10. The Christian Life (rehearsal version)
    11. Lazy Days
    The Byrds
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    Lazy Days/ Reputation

    Recorded during the earliest period of the Sweetheart of the Rodeo sessions, these March 1968 Nashville recordings are presented here for the first time ever in their unique mono mixes. Originally intended for potential single release on Columbia Records, Lazy Days features a previously unheard instrumental track (with Roger McGuinn on six- string electric) while Reputation showcases a previously unheard vocal take by Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman.
    1. Lazy Days
    2. Reputation
    The Byrds
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  • Now Is The Time For Hearts & Flowers Now Is The Time For Hearts & Flowers Quick View

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    Now Is The Time For Hearts & Flowers

    Though they are often only referred to in passing, as a sort of footnote of '60s West Coast scene, Los Angeles group Hearts And Flowers were actually one of the most eclectic groups of the time, incorporating elements of psych and country into their folk-rock sound. Founded by Larry Murray, a southern transplant to LA, and a graduate of the same vibrant Southern California bluegrass scene that gave way to Byrds and Burritos, the group's 1967 debut, Now Is The Time For Hearts And Flowers, is a classic album that deserves mention in the same breath as Sweetheart Of The Rodeo or Bradley's Barn. Reissued on 180g vinyl in a deluxe tip-on jacket from 4 Men With Beards.
    1. Now Is The Time
    2. Save Some Time
    3. Try For The Sun
    4. Rain, Rain
    5. The View From Ward 3
    6. Rock & Roll Gypsies
    7. Reason To Believe
    8. Please
    9. 1-2-3 Rhyme In Carnivour Thyme
    10. I'm A Lonesome Fugitive
    11. Road To Nowhere
    12. 10,000 Sunsets
    Hearts & Flowers
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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