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The Complete Columbia Albums Collection

    1. Mr. Tambourine Man
    2. I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better
    3. Spanish Harlem Incident
    4. You Won't Have To Cry
    5. Here Without You
    6. Bells of Rhymney, The
    7. All I Really Want To Do
    8. I Knew I'd Want You
    9. It's No Use
    10. Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe
    11. Chimes of Freedom
    12. We'll Meet Again
    13. She Has a Way - (previously unreleased)
    14. I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better [Alternate Version] - (previously unreleased)
    15. It's No Use [Alternate Version] - (previously unreleased)
    16. You Won't Have To Cry [Alternate Version] - (previously unreleased)
    17. All I Really Want To Do [Single Version]
    18. You and Me - (previously unreleased)
    0. DISC 2: TURN! TURN! TURN!:
    1. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)
    2. It Won't Be Wrong
    3. Set You Free This Time
    4. Lay Day Your Weary Tune
    5. He Was a Friend of Mine
    6. World Turns All Around Her, The
    7. Satisfied Mind
    8. If You're Gone
    9. Times They Are a-Changin', The
    10. Wait and See
    11. Oh! Susannah
    12. Day Walk, The (Never Before)
    13. She Don't Care About Time [Single Version]
    14. Times They Are a-Changin' [First Version], The - (previously unreleased)
    15. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [Version 1] - (previously unreleased)
    16. She Don't Care About Time [Version 1] - (previously unreleased)
    17. World Turns All Around Her [Alternate Mix], The - (remix, previously unreleased, alternate take)
    18. Stranger In a Strange Land - (previously unreleased)
    1. 5D [Fifth Dimension]
    2. Wild Mountain Thyme
    3. Mr. Spaceman
    4. I See You
    5. What's Happening?!?!
    6. I Come and Stand At Every Door
    7. Eight Miles High
    8. Hey Joe
    9. Captain Soul
    10. John Riley
    11. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (the Lear Jet Song)
    12. Why? [Single Version]
    13. I Know My Rider (I Know You Rider)
    14. Psychodrama City
    15. Eight Miles High [Alternate/Rca Studios Version] - (alternate take)
    16. Why [Alternate/Rca Studios Version]
    17. John Riley [Instrumental Version 1]
    1. So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star
    2. Have You Seen Her Face
    3. C.T.A. - 102
    4. Renaissance Fair
    5. Time Between
    6. Everybody's Been Burned
    7. Thoughts and Words
    8. Mind Gardens
    9. My Back Pages
    10. Girl With No Name, The
    11. Why
    12. It Happens Each Day
    13. Don't Make Waves
    14. My Back Pages [Alternate Version] - (previously unreleased)
    15. Mind Gardens [Alternate Version] - (previously unreleased)
    16. Lady Friend
    17. Old John Robertson [Single Version]
    1. Artificial Energy
    2. Goin' Back
    3. Natural Harmony
    4. Draft Morning
    5. Wasn't Born To Follow
    6. Get To You
    7. Change is Now
    8. Old John Robertson
    9. Tribal Gathering
    10. Dolphin's Smile
    11. Space Odyssey
    12. Moog Raga
    13. Bound To Fall - (previously unreleased)
    14. Triad
    15. Goin' Back [Version One] - (previously unreleased)
    16. Draft Morning [Alternate End] - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    17. Universal Mind Decoder - (previously unreleased)
    1. You Ain't Going Nowhere
    2. I Am a Pilgrim
    3. Christian Life, The
    4. You Don't Miss Your Water
    5. You're Still On My Mind
    6. Pretty Boy Floyd
    7. Hickory Wind
    8. One Hundred Years From Now
    9. Blue Canadian Rockies
    10. Life In Prison
    11. Nothing Was Delivered
    12. All I Have Are Memories [Master Take] - (previously unreleased, take)
    13. Reputation
    14. Pretty Polly
    15. Lazy Days
    16. Christian Life [Master Take], The - (take)
    17. You Don't Miss Your Water [Master Take] - (take)
    18. One Hundred Years From Now [Master Take] - (take)
    19. Sweetheart of the Radio Album [Radio Spot]
    1. Sum Up Broke
    2. One Day Week
    3. Truck Drivin' Man
    4. Blue Eyes
    5. Luxury Liner
    6. Strong Boy
    7. Lazy Days [Alternate Version] - (previously unreleased)
    8. Pretty Polly [Alternate Version] - (previously unreleased)
    9. Hickory Wind [Alternate "Nashville" Version/Take 8] - (previously unreleased, take)
    10. Christian Life [Rehearsal Version Take 7], The - (previously unreleased, take)
    11. Christian Life [Rehearsal Version Take 8], The - (previously unreleased, take)
    12. Life In Prison [Rehearsal Version Takes 1 & 2] - (previously unreleased, take)
    13. Life In Prison [Rehearsal Version Takes 3 & 4] - (previously unreleased, take)
    14. One Hundred Years From Now [Rehearsal Version Takes 12 & 13] - (previously unreleased, take)
    15. One Hundred Years From Now [Rehearsal Version Takes 14 & 15] - (previously unreleased)
    16. You're Still On My Mind [Rehearsal Version Take 13] - (previously unreleased, take)
    17. You're Still On My Mind [Rehearsal Version Take 48] - (previously unreleased, take)
    18. All I Have Are Memories [Alternate Instrumental Take 17] - (previously unreleased, take)
    19. All I Have Are Memories [Alternate Instrumental Take 21] - (previously unreleased, take)
    20. Blue Canadian Rockies [Rehearsal Version Take 14] - (previously unreleased, take)
    1. This Wheel's On Fire
    2. Old Blue
    3. Your Gentle Way of Loving Me
    4. Child of the Universe [From Candy]
    5. Nashville West
    6. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
    7. King Apathy Iii
    8. Candy
    9. Bad Night At the Whiskey
    10. Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby What You Want Me To Do
    11. Stanley's Song
    12. Lay Lady Lay [Alternate Version]
    13. This Wheel's On Fire [Version One] - (previously unreleased)
    14. Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby What You Want Me To Do [Alternate Version/Take 1] - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    15. Nashville West [Alternate Version/Nashville Recording] - (previously unreleased)
    1. Ballad of Easy Rider
    2. Fido
    3. Oil In My Lamp
    4. Tulsa County
    5. Jack Tarr the Sailor
    6. Jesus is Just Alright
    7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
    8. There Must Be Someone (I Can Turn To)
    9. Gunga Din
    10. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
    11. Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins
    12. Way Beyond the Sun
    13. Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood
    14. Oil In My Lamp [Alternate Version]
    15. Tulsa County [Alternate Version] - (previously unreleased)
    16. Fiddler a Dram (Moog Experiment) - (previously unreleased)
    17. Ballad of Easy Rider [Long Version] - (previously unreleased)
    18. Build It Up - (previously unreleased)
    0. DISC 10: (UNTITLED):
    1. Lover of the Bayou
    2. Positively 4th Street
    3. Nashville West
    4. So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star
    5. Mr. Tambourine Man
    6. Mr. Spaceman
    7. Eight Miles High
    8. Chestnut Mare
    9. Truck Stop Girl
    10. All the Things
    11. Yesterday's Train
    12. Hungry Planet
    13. Just a Season
    14. Take a Whiff On Me
    15. You All Look Alike
    16. Welcome Back Home
    0. DISC 11: (UNISSUED):
    1. All the Things [Alternate Version]
    2. Yesterday's Train [Alternate Version]
    3. Lover of the Bayou [Studio Recording]
    4. Kathleen's Song [Alternate Version]
    5. White's Lightning, Pt. 2
    6. Willin'
    7. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
    8. Old Blue
    9. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    10. Ballad of Easy Rider
    11. My Back Pages
    12. Take a Whiff On Me
    13. Jesus is Just Alright
    14. This Wheel's On Fire
    1. Glory, Glory
    2. Pale Blue
    3. I Trust
    4. Tunnel of Love
    5. Citizen Kane
    6. I Wanna Grow Up To Be a Politician
    7. Absolute Happiness
    8. Green Apple Quick Step
    9. My Destiny
    10. Kathleen's Song
    11. Jamaica, Say You Will
    12. Just Like a Woman
    13. Pale Blue [Alternate Version]
    14. Think I'm Gonna Feel Better
    1. Tiffany Queen
    2. Get Down Your Line
    3. Farther Along
    4. B.B. Class Road
    5. Bugler
    6. America's Great National Pastime
    7. Antique Sandy
    8. Precious Kate
    9. So Fine
    10. Lazy Water
    11. Bristol Steam Convention Blues [Alternate Version]
    12. Lost My Driving Wheel
    13. Born To Rock & Roll
    14. Bag Full of Money
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 88697873802

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Hinshaw; Doug Wygal; Gary Usher; Jerry Hochman; Jim Dickson; Allen Stanton; Roger McGuinn; Terry Melcher; The Byrds; Bob Irwin; Bob Johnston; Bruce Dickinson
    EngineerDavid Diller; Don Thompson; Jerry Hochman; Neil Wilburn; Roy Halee; Tom May

    Personnel: Jim McGuinn (vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar, synthesizer); Gene Parsons (vocals, guitar, steel guitar, harmonica, drums); Roger McGuinn (vocals, guitar, banjo, synthesizer); Chris Hillman (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Skip Battin (vocals, piano); Kevin Kelly (vocals, drums); David Crosby, John York (vocals); John Hartford (guitar, banjo, fiddle); Lloyd Green, Sneaky Pete, Jay Dee Maness (steel guitar); Byron Berline (fiddle); Paul Polena (strings, reeds, horns); Larry Knechtel (piano, organ); Earl Ball (piano); Jon Corneal, Michael Clarke (drums); Jim Seiter (tambourine, percussion).
    Additional personnel: Clarence White (vocals, guitar, electric guitar, mandolin); Gene Clark (vocals, harmonica, tambourine); Van Dyke Parks (vocals, harmonica); Vern Gosdin (acoustic guitar); Hugh Masekela (horns).
    Liner Note Author: Johnny Rogan.
    Photographer: Guy Webster.
    The Byrds were one of the most progressive and exciting band in '60s rock, with no peers outside the Stones-Beatles-Beach Boys triumvirate. This box set, which collects their original Columbia albums, represents over 90-percent of their career, basically everything they released, all 12 albums (aside from their 1973 reunion album recorded for Asylum). This material was frequently astonishing at the time, and still is, ranging from their debut single "Mr. Tambourine Man" through the bracing folk-rock of their first two LPs, growing psychedelia and experimentation during 1966 and 1967, then a sudden detour into country-rock and mellow pop for the rest of the '60s. Whether early linchpins Gene Clark and David Crosby were a part of the lineup or not, the Byrds with Roger McGuinn at the helm always featured tuneful songwriting and accomplished musicianship, qualities which shine through brightly on this collection. Each album comes in a replica LP sleeve, and the package includes all the bonus tracks (plus the liner notes from Johnny Rogan) that were originally included with the mid-'90s expanded reissues; also included is the two-disc Sweetheart of the Rodeo expanded edition, with rehearsals and alternate takes. ~ John Bush

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