The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers

The Byrds saddle up and go interstellar As a group, The Byrds had more talent than they knew what to do with, and who were a sort of California equivalent to The Beatles (only with superior harmonies, and a certain darker sensibility), whose interpretations of Bob Dylan were as seminal as they were authoritative. David… Read More The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers

The Byrds – Play The Songs Of Bob Dylan

All the Dylan you’ll ever need by folk-rock troubadours on one CD The Byrds predominately made a name for themselves via their superb interpretations of Dylan, versions some might say surpassed even those of the original author himself. So a compilation devoted solely to Dylan covers makes a lot of sense, especially since they recorded… Read More The Byrds – Play The Songs Of Bob Dylan

The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man

Superb debut by five folkies who realised that the times were indeed a-changin’ Heavily influenced by the Beatles, The Byrds rapidly transcended their folk origins and incorporated the electric vigour of The Fab Four, thus inadvertently creating a whole new sound in the process. And just like the Beatles, they also had the look, growing… Read More The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man

The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday

Often considered as one of The Byrds finest efforts, Younger Than Yesterday was the last LP on which all original members (sans Gene Clark) functioned as a cohesive whole. Recorded and released at a time when the band’s tapestry was at its richest and most mature, still, those same threads were beginning to unravel, with… Read More The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday