Eight Miles High: The Best Of The Byrds

Eight Miles High: The Best Of The Byrds

by The Byrds


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Eight Miles High: The Best Of The Byrds

At 16 tracks, this single-disc set can only begin to hint at the depth and importance of the Byrds in the 1960s, but it's a well-chosen sequence, featuring the obvious hits "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Turn! Turn! Turn!," and "Eight Miles High," but also featuring key tracks that weren't big hits but are essential to a sense of this innovative band, like "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better," the lovely and orchestrated "Wild Mountain Thyme," Gram Parsons' "Hickory Wind," and Roger McGuinn's epic "Chestnut Mare." The end result is a well-rounded portrait (even if it barely scratches the surface) of the Byrds.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2010
Label: Camden International
UPC: 0886976362720
catalogNumber: 7636272
Rank: 252283

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Byrds   Primary Artist
Clarence White   Electric Guitar
Vern Gosdin   Acoustic Guitar
Chris Hillman   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Gene Clark   Harmonica,Tambourine,Vocals
Van Dyke Parks   Keyboards
Hugh Masekela   Horn
Michael Clarke   Drums
David Crosby   Vocals
Jim McGuinn   Vocals,12-string Guitar

Technical Credits

Chris Hillman   Composer
Pete Seeger   Adaptation
Gene Clark   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Gram Parsons   Composer
G. Clark   Composer
David Crosby   Composer
Roger McGuinn   Composer
B. Buchanan   Composer
Milo Crane   Cover Illustration

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