The Byrds

The Byrds Every Album, Every Song

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Publisher's Synopsis

The Byrds were just a little bit ahead of their time. By releasing six genre-defining albums in three years, their transformative powers took electric guitars to traditional folk music, brought jazz into psychedelic pop and helped introduce what we now know as Americana, by being the first major rock band to embrace the sound of Nashville. They were heralded as the pioneers of folk rock, acid rock and country rock, and that's not to mention space rock, abstract electronics and all the inter-genre crossover material that defines most of their albums. They influenced so many of the musical movements that followed as they kept moving in constant progression, hungry to push the boundaries of popular music. Combining a brief history of the band, and their legacy, this book examines each one of the band's 12 studio albums. It highlights the many high points, especially from their mercurial 1965 - 1968 era, and the less successful later years when the law of diminishing returns took over. Also discussed within the 'Connected Flights' part of each chapter are the band's contemporaneous non-album singles and B-sides. Previously unreleased tracks that were later released as part of their extensive reissue campaigns will also be covered, making this book one of the most extensive guides to The Byrds' music yet produced.

Book information

ISBN: 9781789522808
Publisher: Continental Sales
Imprint: Sonicbond Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 782.42166092
Language: English
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 235g
Height: 148mm
Width: 211mm
Spine width: 16mm