The Byrds Play Dylan
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||All I Really Want to Do||The Byrds||2:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Chimes of Freedom||The Byrds||3:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Version 1)||The Byrds||3:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lay Down Your Weary Tune||The Byrds||3:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lay Lady Lay (Single Version)||The Byrds||3:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mr. Tambourine Man||The Byrds||2:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||My Back Pages||The Byrds||3:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Nothing Was Delivered||The Byrds||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Positively 4th Street (Live)||The Byrds||3:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Spanish Harlem Incident||The Byrds||1:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Times They Are A-Changin'||The Byrds||2:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||This Wheel's On Fire||The Byrds||4:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Ain't Goin' Nowhere||The Byrds||2:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [Live]||The Byrds||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Just Like a Woman||The Byrds||3:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lay Lady Lay||The Byrds||3:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Times They Are A-Changin'||The Byrds||1:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mr. Tambourine Man (Live)||The Byrds||2:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Chimes of Freedom (Live)||The Byrds||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Paths of Victory||The Byrds||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Since both camps were signed to Columbia, the Byrds had early access to Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” before the original recording was released to the public. Label heads pushed the band to cover Dylan’s musing to Bruce Langhorne (a Greenwich Village folkie who played a large tambourine). Roger McGuinn’s 12-string Rickenbacker punctuated what may have been the first recorded “folk-rock” tune in April of 1965 (Dylan didn’t go electric until July of that same year). And since the Byrds’ version hit at #1 in both U.S. and U.K. charts, everybody knew they had a good thing going. This compilation illustrates the Byrds’ uncanny knack for the reinterpretation of Dylan songs throughout their lengthy span. Their jangly take on “All I Really Want to Do” opens with David Crosby’s salient lead harmony in the chorus. “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” is an outtake from their second album that should have been a lead track as it turned the ballad into a danceable gem. Their cosmic American version of “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” has become a California campfire staple.
"I'm Ready To Go Anywhere!"
.."I'm Ready For To Fade"..One of the Best and Brightest interperters of the "Bible According To Bob Dylan" were the Byrds! (They began their "High-Flyin" career with a most "Classic Cover" of Mr. Tambourine Man; which Mr. "Byrd-Man" himself, Roger Mc Guinn still performs to this day!) In between are 20 "Versions" of some of Dylan's Choicest Cuts; some Live, some Studio, some Outtakes; all worth a listen or two! My Faves: Lay Down Your Weary Tune; You Ain't Goin' Nowhere: Chimes Of Freedom(Live) & Postively 4th Street(Live)! Roger McGuinn had the look, the style, the voice and the "Ringing Rickenbacker" 12-String Electric to pull it off; not to mention the ever-changing "Nest Of Byrds" he played & recorded with over the years: David Crosby, Gene Clark, Graham Parsons & Chris Hillman; Clarence White; etc. "All I Really Wanna Do" is listen to The Byrds Play Dylan" again!...by Grimmbo.
Formed: 1964 in Los Angeles, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s
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- Genres: Rock, Music, Singer/Songwriter, Southern Rock, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Pop, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock
- Released: 2001
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