Byrds, The – Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Vinyl)


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With one mighty swing of the axe, the Byrds changed not only the face of rock 'n' roll but country music, as well, with their sixth album, 1968's Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. Tired of dipping a toe into the genre, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman added singer Gram Parsons and drummer Kevin Kelley and went for total immersion. The baptism of country-rock was a natural with Parsons, former International Submarine Band frontman, now on board. And the repertoire was wide open for country classics by the Louvin Brothers ("The Christian Life") and Merle Haggard ("Life In Prison"), as well as Depression-era ballads (Woody Guthrie's "Pretty Boy Floyd") and honky tonk weepers cut by George Jones ("You're Still On My Mind"). The town wasn't big enough for both of them, of course, and Parsons soon split to form the Flying Burrito Brothers, but it sure was nice while it lasted! We're proud to present the reissue of this monumental recording in its original, stereo incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog stereo masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.

Byrds, The – Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Vinyl)

Catalog # : LP-SUND-5215

Artist : Byrds, The

UPC : 090771521514

Label : Sundazed Music, Inc.

Street Date : 4/1/2017




Folk Rock, Country Rock


A1 You Ain't Going Nowhere

A2 I Am A Pilgrim

A3 The Christian Life

A4 You Don't Miss Your Water

A5 You're Still On My Mind

A6 Pretty Boy Floyd

B1 Hickory Wind

B2 One Hundred Years From Now

B3 Blue Canadian Rockies

B4 Life In Prison

B5 Nothing Was Delivered