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|Scott Schinder||Liner Notes|
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Posted October 1, 2010
I found this disc in a store about ten days before it was to be released. I bought it and have really enjoyed it ever since. I have been a fan of the Byrds since 1965 and this is the best overall live performance I have heard on disc. The set listing is not unfamiliar for those who know their music at this time. There is a sense of enthusiasm one can detect from the banter among the group. The acoustic "mini-set" is quite good. Clarence White gets proper recognition for singing Truck Stop Girl and Jamaica Say You Will. The reworked version of Mr. Tambourine Man is one of the highlights for me. Also the differences in the extended version of Eight Miles High make this version much more interesting than that on Untitled. This set promoted the Byrdmaniax album but also includes a nice mix of "the original Byrds" with the later work of the group. This is not to say the disc is perfect. I thought Clarence White's guitar was underplayed in the opening Lover of the Bayou and this version of Mr. Spaceman seemed a bit lethargic. Still, this is a very good representation of a Byrds concert at this time. I enjoy it much more than the concert parts of Untitled or Live at the Fillmore. Highly recommended!!
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