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Turn! Turn! Turn!
     

Turn! Turn! Turn!

by The Byrds
 

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As overexposed as it may be (the most egregious example was an '80s television commercial for Time magazine that featured the face of Nancy Reagan), the Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn!" is an all but perfect pop single with an instantly memorable hook, impassioned group vocals, and Jim McGuinn's chiming Rickenbacker 12-string as the centerpiece. No wonder as

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As overexposed as it may be (the most egregious example was an '80s television commercial for Time magazine that featured the face of Nancy Reagan), the Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn!" is an all but perfect pop single with an instantly memorable hook, impassioned group vocals, and Jim McGuinn's chiming Rickenbacker 12-string as the centerpiece. No wonder as perceptive a critic as Beatle George Harrison once said he was sorry for anybody who didn't buy it. The album that wrapped around the single was not quite as noteworthy as the group's hit (what could be?), but songs like "The World Turns All Around Her" and the prophetically countryish "Set You Free This Time" showed that Gene Clark's songwriting could keep pace with the band's fast-developing instrumental prowess. Perhaps the Byrds' loveliest album -- especially with the addition of seven alternate takes and bonus tracks on the 1996 CD reissue.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/31/2008
Label:
Simply Music Uk
UPC:
0643346003719
catalogNumber:
37

Tracks

  1. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
  2. It Won't Be Wrong
  3. Set You Free This Time
  4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
  5. He Was a Friend of Mine
  6. The World Turns All Around Her
  7. Satisfied Mind
  8. If You're Gone
  9. The Times They Are A-Changin'
  10. Wait and See
  11. Oh, Susannah

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Byrds   Primary Artist
Chris Hillman   Bass,Mandolin,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Gene Clark   Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals
Michael Clarke   Drums
David Crosby   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Roger McGuinn   Banjo,Guitar,Leader,Vocals,12-string Guitar

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Gene Clark   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Terry Melcher   Producer
Roger McGuinn   Composer
Guy Webster   Cover Design
Joe Hayes   Composer
Johnny Rogan   Contributor,Liner Notes,Song Notes
David Fricke   Liner Notes
Jack Rhodes   Composer
Harvey Gerst   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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