Originally released on the Asylum label in 1973, The Byrds’ legendary reunion album saw Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and Michael Clarke performing together for the first time since 1966. The group recorded the album in late-1972 at the famed Wally Heider Studios in L.A. The results included new compositions by McGuinn (“Sweet Mary” and “Born to Rock n’ Roll”), Clark (“Full Circle” and “Changing Heart”), and Hillman (“Things Will Be Better” and “Borrowing Time”) along with David Crosby’s “Long Live the King.” The group also recorded a new version of Crosby’s “Laughing.” In addition, Byrds includes a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “For Free” — which would become part of Crosby’s live repertoire for years to come — and covers of two Neil Young songs: “Cowgirl In The Sand” and “See The Sky About To Rain,” which Young would record the following year. For their new remaster, Esoteric has also included an illustrated book of liner notes and fully restored artwork. While Amazon links have not gone live yet, the title is available directly from Esoteric!
Available February 22 in the U.K., March 1 in the U.S. Amazon links are not yet live but we invite you to pre-order directly from Esoteric.