18 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By adding rock electricity to four Bob Dylan covers, The Byrds created a jangly new pop hybrid on their innovative 1965 debut album. Gene Clark's five bittersweet originals balance Dylan's poetics with dolorous Beatles-influenced tunes like "I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better" and the winning bonus track "She Has a Way." The Byrds' distinctive harmonies and Roger McGuinn's electric 12-string guitar generate a signature sound that has influenced everyone from Dylan himself to R.E.M.

EDITORS’ NOTES

By adding rock electricity to four Bob Dylan covers, The Byrds created a jangly new pop hybrid on their innovative 1965 debut album. Gene Clark's five bittersweet originals balance Dylan's poetics with dolorous Beatles-influenced tunes like "I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better" and the winning bonus track "She Has a Way." The Byrds' distinctive harmonies and Roger McGuinn's electric 12-string guitar generate a signature sound that has influenced everyone from Dylan himself to R.E.M.

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