2/22/2009

The Byrds - Live at the Fillmore West February 1969 (2000)

The Byrds - Live at the Fillmore West February 1969 (2000)

This previously unreleased, stand-alone live recording of the Byrds at the Fillmore West in 1969 is a testament to the band at the height of its musical prowess. The amalgam of Roger McGuinn, John York, Gene Parsons, and Clarence White -- with only McGuinn remaining from the original fivesome that launched the group in 1965 -- is so imbued with the dusty twang of Nashville that it isn't until McGuinn's Rickenbacker 12-string kicks in on the energetic power medley of "Turn! Turn! Turn!"/"Mr. Tambourine Man"/"Eight Miles High" that we realize, ah, hippies! Guitarist White's luminous and enterprising riffing infuse the band's flower-power California sound with bluegrass virtuosity on McGuinn's "King Apathy III," a Who-infused rocker that cuts to a country break, as well as on "So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star" and the Bob Dylan/Rick Danko composition "Wheels On Fire." The concert closes on a political note with a jangly version of Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom" and McGuinn's pognant "He Was a Friend of Mine," which appropriately captures that self-reflective American moment that followed the '68 assassinations of John Kennedy and Martin Luther King...S. Paynes

320 @
118 MB

Tracklist:

01 Nashville West 1:57
02 You're Still on My Mind 1:57
03 Pretty Boy Floyd 3:12
04 Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man 2:27
05 Medley: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)/Mr ... 9:46
06 Close up the Honkey Tonks 2:59
07 Buckaroo 2:01
08 The Christian Life 2:09
09 Time Between 2:08
10 King Apathy III 3:14
11 Bad Night at the Whiskey 3:50
12 This Wheel's on Fire 4:17
13 Sing Me Back Home 3:07
14 So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star 2:36
15 He Was a Friend of Mine 2:32
16 Chimes of Freedom 3:23

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

please, could you give me the passwoed for this fantastic one?

thanks in advance

thegreek

Anonymous said...

Ok, 2000mustangs
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regards


thegreek

nick said...

thank you for this! love to hear some more Clarence White! you have a great blog -- thanks for your generosity and good taste.