New Byrds live CD + DVD release planned for May 2011:
The Byrds – The Lost Broadcasts
Release Date: 9 May 2011
Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons, Skip Battin, Jimmi Seiter
The Lost Broadcasts are a series of Audio and Visual CD/DVD sets featuring performances that have rarely been seen since the original transmission on german television, in some cases more than forty years ago.
The Byrds first session from the 19th of May 1971 featured newer material including Chestnut Mare from the band’s critically well received album Untitled alongside the classic songs So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star, Mr Tambourine Man and Eight Miles High. The second session comes from October 1972 and they perform three versions of Black Mountain Rag and two versions of So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star.
1. Black Mountain Rag (Oct 72)
2. Chestnut Mare (May 71)
3. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (Oct 72)
4. Eight Miles High (May 71)
5. Black Mountain Rag (Oct 72)
6. Black Mountain Rag & Soldier's Joy (Oct 72)
7. Soldier's Joy (May 71)
8. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (Oct 72)
9. Chestnut Mare (May 71)
10. Mr Tambourine Man (May 71)
NOTE: this description is based on a text we found on a major retailer website. There are some errors that we will correct as soon as possible. For instance, The Byrds did not record nor appear live on german TV in October 1972. By this time, John Guerin had replaced Gene Parsons as the band's drummer, and that lineup never visited Europe.