Younger Than Yesterday

Younger Than Yesterday

by The Byrds
     
 

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Younger Than Yesterday was somewhat overlooked at the time of its release during an intensely competitive era that found the Byrds on a commercial downslide. Time, however, has shown it to be the most durable of the Byrds' albums, with the exception of Mr. Tambourine Man. David Crosby, Roger

Overview

Younger Than Yesterday was somewhat overlooked at the time of its release during an intensely competitive era that found the Byrds on a commercial downslide. Time, however, has shown it to be the most durable of the Byrds' albums, with the exception of Mr. Tambourine Man. David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and especially Chris Hillman come into their own as songwriters on an eclectic but focused set blending folk-rock, psychedelia, and early country-rock. The sardonic "So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star" was a terrific single; "My Back Pages," also a small hit, was the last of their classic Dylan covers; "Thoughts and Words," the flower-power anthem "Renaissance Fair," "Have You Seen Her Face," and the bluegrass-tinged "Time Between" are all among their best songs. The jazzy "Everybody's Been Burned" may be Crosby's best composition, although his "Mind Gardens" is one of his most excessive. [The CD reissue has six bonus tracks, including the fine Crosby-penned single "Lady Friend," and notably different alternate versions of "Mind Gardens" and "My Back Pages."]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/1996
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886976937928
catalogNumber:
769379
Rank:
21073

Tracks

  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. The Girl With No Name
  11. Why
  12. Don't Make Waves
  13. It Happens Each Day
  14. My Back Pages
  15. Mind Gardens
  16. Lady Friend
  17. Mind Gardens

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Byrds   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer

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