Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Preflyte Plus is now available

The Byrds’ PREFLYTE recordings (recorded at World Pacific Studios when they were still called The Jet Set and The Beefeaters) have now been released with 8 bonus tracks,as mentioned earlier on this blog.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Byrds - Lost Broadcasts DVD available at last

Months and months after being announced, this DVD has finally become available from some outlets.

The Byrds – The Lost Broadcasts

Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons, Skip Battin, Jimmi Seiter

Label: Gonzo

The Lost Broadcasts are a series of 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. Chestnut Mare 1

2. Chestnut Mare 2

3. Eight Miles High

4. Mr Tambourine Man

5. Black Mountain Rag 1

6. Black Mountain Rag 2

7. Black Mountain Rag 3

8. So You Want to Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star 1

9. So You Want to Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star 2

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Issue # 6 of FANTASTIC EXPEDITION is out

Dedicated to Rick Roberts’ solo work, this issue features an in depth review of WINDMILLS with a return to the Burritos for a 3rd Dutch tour.

New interviews with Erik Dalton and Rick Roberts which touches upon his Flying Burrito Brothers period, solo and Firefall.

Plenty of amazing anecdotes including new stories involving Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke and Gram Parsons.

You can order it from Jason at http://www.fantasticexpedition.com/

New compilation of Byrds Live Tracks just released by Columbia

Setlist: The Very Best Of The Byrds - Live

is the complete title of the newly released CD by The Byrds.

It features previously released tracks from Radiohuset (Sweden 1967), The Fillmore West (San Francisco 1969), The Fillmore East (New York 1970), The Felt Forum (New York 1970) and The Queen's College (New York 1970)

Second Batch of The Byrds 'Orignal Albums Classics' released

A second box of The Byrds' Original Albums Classics has been released.

It contains the following 5 'remastered' albums with bonus tracks:

Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
Dr Byrds & Mr Hyde
Ballad Of Easy Rider
Farther Along