Sunday, April 24, 2011

New BILL KAFFENBERGER release available

The best 14 tracks from Kaffenberger and Antonacci's early 1980s Christian Folk-Rock LPs SOMEONE GREATER and PILGRIM, plus one bonus track, have finally been digitized, remixed and remastered with some tasteful Rickenbacker Electric 12-String guitar (à la The Byrds) added to seven of the tracks.

All the music is in the style of Neil Young - Byrds - Buffalo Springfield.

These 15 total songs are available through CD Baby at this link (digital download only):

There are 30-second previews available as well as detailed track information. For those folks interested

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Younger Than Yesterday mono version re-released on Gold CD

The Byrds' Younger Than Yesterday album has been re-released on CD by the Audio Fidelity label (AFZ 110)

It's a high quality 24 kt Gold, Limited, Numbered Edition CD, remastered from the original mono master tapes by Steve Hoffman.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Byrds live CD + DVD to be released in May 2011

New Byrds live CD + DVD release planned for May 2011:

The Byrds – The Lost Broadcasts

Release Date: 9 May 2011

Label: Gonzo

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.