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After a huge number of hit singles, top charting albums, concert tours and international television appearances, The Byrds developed into a very influential band along the lines of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones. Spearheaded by their founder Roger McGuinn, The Byrds continued to be a major recording entity and delivered over a dozen of the finest classic rock albums in their decade together of making legendary music.
With the close of the turbulent sixties dawning, The Byrds reunited once again with their original producer Terry Melcher (Mr. Tambourine Man/Turn, Turn, Turn) and delivered the classic Ballad Of Easy Rider. With a whole new audience developing from their college concert tours and the beginning of the powerful FM radio coverage, this masterwork hit the top thirty album charts and brought the band continued acclaim. The album consisted of some of their most memorable songs like the aforementioned hippie anthem Ballad of Easy Rider, which also received tons of exposure thanks to being featured as the title song to the Jack Nicholson/Peter Fonda motion picture Easy Rider. The album also treated the listener to some Byrds favorites like Jesus Is Just Alright, Oil In My Lamp, Fido and a revisit to the Bob Dylan catalog with their hit interpretation of Its All Over Now, Baby Blue.
Featuring the legendary twelve string guitar and lead vocals of Roger McGuinn, the sorely missed lead guitar and vocals of the late great Clarence White, the powerful drum and vocals of Gene Parsons, and the solid bass and vocals of John York, The Byrds Ballad Of Easy Rider was an all around hit with underground radio, college campuses and traditional radio and retail audiences. This album is consistently recognized as one of the finest efforts in their deep catalog of hit recordings.
In an effort to continually offer consummate music lovers with the greatest rock recordings of all time, Friday Music proudly presents for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the Anniversary Edition of The Byrds classic Ballad Of Easy Rider.
Impeccably mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (The Byrds, Elvis Presley, Deep Purple) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, Ballad Of Easy Rider also continues the second release in the extensive The Byrds/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series.
In addition to the brilliant rock and roll classics contained on this stunning release, to celebrate this limited edition album, Friday Music also includes a first time gatefold cover which features the original artwork from the 1969 release as well as some very rare photos from The Byrds archives at Columbia Records. Also included is a poly lined sleeve to protect your vinyl and a poly bag to keep your album cover in mint condition.
The Byrds...Ballad Of Easy Rider...A Classic Rock Masterpiece... from the legendary voices and instruments of Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons and John York...First time audiophile vinyl...Only from your friends at Friday Music...Jesus Is Just Alright With Me...
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered from Original Columbia Records Tapes
Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray
Pressed at RTI
First-time gatefold cover featuring original artwork
Protective outer vinyl sleeve
Poly-lined inner sleeve
John York, vocals, bass
Gene Parsons, vocals, drums, guitar, five-string banjo
Clarence White, vocals, lead guitar
Roger McGuinn, vocals, guitar, synthesizer
1. Ballad of Easy Rider
3. Oil In My Lamp
4. Tulsa County
5. Jack Tarr the Sailor
1. Jesus Is Just Alright
2. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
3. There Must Be Someone (I Can Turn To)
4. Gunga Din
5. Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
6. Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins