Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.
||If I Needed Someone||Roger McGuinn||3:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Parade of Lost Dreams||Roger McGuinn||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shady Grove||Roger McGuinn||2:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||James Alley Blues||Roger McGuinn||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||On and On||Roger McGuinn||2:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Southbound 95||Roger McGuinn||3:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Castanet Dance||Roger McGuinn||3:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shenandoah||Roger McGuinn||4:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When the Saints Go Marching In||Roger McGuinn||3:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Saint James Infirmary||Roger McGuinn||3:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||May the Road Rise to Meet You||Roger McGuinn||3:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Echoes Live||Roger McGuinn||3:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Made In China||Roger McGuinn||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Roger McGuinn's 1973 self-titled solo debut was in most respects a breath of fresh air after the final days of the Byrds, in which the group was floundering in directionless mediocrity. In a sense, it's a back-to-basics album that emphasizes much of what McGuinn does so well: his forceful reedy vocals, his guitar playing, and his skills at both writing earnest folk-rock material (usually with future Bob Dylan collaborator Jacques Levy here) and interpreting unusual traditional and contemporary songs. Never was it folkier than on the acoustic "I'm So Restless," which benefited from harmonica by Dylan himself (about whom the song was partially about). All four of the other original Byrds play on "My New Woman," which is virtually a reunion of the original quintet, with the addition of saxophone by jazzman Charles Lloyd; David Crosby makes unobtrusive cameos on some other tracks. As likable as it is, however, the album isn't an unqualified triumph. Some of the songs aren't so hot, some of the Moog synthesizer (by McGuinn) is unnecessary, his vocals sometimes seem to have been recorded with too much brittleness, and none of this is as good as the best of the Byrds. Unexpected influences make themselves heard in the Beach Boys harmonies of "Draggin'" (with Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys on piano and backup harmonies), the Vietnam blues of "Hanoi Hannah," and the gospel-rock of "Stone."
The album review & album listed are mixed up!
The album review is for his first solo album from 1973 called "Roger McGuinn", which isn't on iTunes.
The CD Roger McGuinn Limited Editon is from a 2004 release.
A wonderful collection of stuff old and new. The rendition of "Shenandoah" is thrilling.
The best of the old roots music and still hear the jingle jangle in some new stuff. Grows on you and sounds better every time I hear it.
Born: July 13, 1942 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s