Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New John York CD

"We Seem Like The Same" was the title of a song that first appeared on a CD called "Fear And Forgiveness" by Michael Foley...who is John York Foley's brother, a CD to which John contributed as a vocalist.

No additional info for the time being. Stay tuned.

Thanks to JPM for the info. In a message to JPM, John York wrote ""The new CD is just voice and guitar".

Saturday, August 12, 2017

New book about Roger McGuinn and The Byrds

Roger McGuinn's ex-wife Dolores DeLeon (aka Ianthe McGuinn aka Ianthe Tickner aka Dolores Tickner), has just published a book titled

"In The Winds - My Life With Roger McGuinn And The Byrds"

It is generally considered very interesting by people who read it, as it sheds a different light on The Byrds and its leader's cahotic existence.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Skip Battin's Italian LPs to be released on CD at last...with bonus live CD

From Italy (via our regular correspondent Jean-Pierre M.) comes the news that both Skip Battin LPs that were released in Italy only during the 80s will soon be released on one CD, along with a 1988 live concert featuring Skip Battin and John York, which was until now only available on a bootleg CDR.

The title of this new CD is "Skip Battin's Italian Dream" and the content will be as follows:

Skip Battin - Navigator (Appaloosa 1981)

Skip Battin - Don't Go Crazy (Appaloosa 1984)

Family Tree (Skip Battin and John York with Beppe D'Angelo and Ricky Mantoan) - Live In Bolzano 1988

The CD comes with a 14 page booklet with many never seen before pictures, and liner notes in Italian (except for a one-page tribute interview with Gene Parsons).

Sunday, August 6, 2017

New DAVID CROSBY album out on September 29, 2017

David Crosby releases “Sky Trails”, his newest album on September 29, 2017. 

New material co-written with friends Michael McDonald and Joni Mitchell.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Desert Rose Band collector's item

For collectors among you Byrds fans, there currently is a sealed, rare DRB sampler for sale on eBay.

It features an alternate, different version of "She Don't Love Nobody".

I'm not connected in any way to the seller.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Requiem For The Timeless Vol. 2

John Rogan's new book just landed in my mailbox minutes ago...weeks of good reading ahead...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Gene Clark Sings For You...or does he?

Our regular visitor (and long time pen- and cyber friend) Mike M. from England has just spotted on an upcoming release list that on October 13th Omnivore Records are releasing an album titled 'Gene Clark Sings For You' - the elusive recordings hopefully...but seeing is believing.

Update 2017/07/28:

Our visitor J.P.M. asked Omnivore about it. Here's their reply:

 "We do not have anything scheduled, so I’m not sure how (or where) that information would have originated from. May I ask where you heard about it?"

Update 2017/08/02:

However, a person very well known in Byrds cirles says...

"The GCSFY is coming out I believe before the end of the year. I believe there may also be bonus tracks."