Original Singles, Vol. 1 (1965-1967)

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All Music Guide - Matthew Greenwald
The Byrds were musical pioneers and a great album-producing band, but they were also masters of the form in terms of singles. At the time of the Byrds' formation, singles were still king, and it was the only way for a band to make an impact. The Byrds put out singles from the start with "Mr. Tambourine Man," a consciousness-raising track recorded in late 1964. Aside from the incredible fusion of folk and rock, Original Singles, Vol. 1 1965-1967 has a real sound to it. Part of this has to do with producer Terry Melcher's excellent production -- blending the Beach Boys' "Don't Worry, Baby" with elements of the Beatles. Through tracks like "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Feel a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matthew Greenwald
The Byrds were musical pioneers and a great album-producing band, but they were also masters of the form in terms of singles. At the time of the Byrds' formation, singles were still king, and it was the only way for a band to make an impact. The Byrds put out singles from the start with "Mr. Tambourine Man," a consciousness-raising track recorded in late 1964. Aside from the incredible fusion of folk and rock, Original Singles, Vol. 1 1965-1967 has a real sound to it. Part of this has to do with producer Terry Melcher's excellent production -- blending the Beach Boys' "Don't Worry, Baby" with elements of the Beatles. Through tracks like "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Feel a Whole Lot Better," "Eight Miles High," "So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star," and numerous others -- including B-sides -- the Byrds showed themselves able to encapsulate their complete musical direction in two hit singles. A rare feat indeed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972386225
  • Catalog Number: 723862
  • Sales rank: 38,395

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Byrds Primary Artist
Roger McGuinn Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Pete Seeger Composer
Gene Clark Composer
Terry Melcher Producer
David Crosby Composer
Roger McGuinn Composer
Allen Stanton Producer
Gary Usher Producer
Johnny Rogan Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Early Byrds at Their Best

    The only reason I don't give this set 5 stars are that it is in mono and, to be complete, it should contain My Back Pages. Perhaps that track was not a single during that time period. but you get to hear the original band playing hits and B sides that show their raging creativity. No one else could play chiming 12 string like Roger McGuinn. You also hear how Chris Hillman's bass was a key element of their spacey sound. They blew apart a few months later but their singles and albums remain.

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