After a huge number of hit singles, top charting albums, concert
tours and international television appearances, The Byrds developed into a very
influential band along the lines of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Rolling
Stones. Spearheaded by their founder Roger McGuinn, The Byrds continued to be a
major recording entity and delivered over a dozen of the finest classic rock
albums in their decade together of making legendary music.
With the close of the turbulent sixties dawning, The Byrds
reunited once again with their original producer Terry Melcher (Mr.
Tambourine Man/Turn, Turn, Turn) and delivered the classic Ballad Of
Easy Rider. With a whole new audience developing from their college concert
tours and the beginning of the powerful FM radio coverage, this masterwork hit
the top thirty album charts and brought the band continued acclaim. The LP
consisted of some of their most memo- rable songs like the aforementioned
hippie anthem Ballad of Easy Rider, which also received tons of exposure
thanks to being featured as the title song to the Jack Nicholson/Peter Fonda
motion picture Easy Rider. The album also treated the listener to some
Byrds favorites like Jesus Is Just Alright, Oil In My Lamp, Fido and a
revisit to the Bob Dylan catalog with their hit interpretation of It’s All
Over Now, Baby Blue.
Featuring the legendary twelve string guitar and lead vocals of
Roger McGuinn, the sorely missed lead guitar and vocals of the late great
Clarence White, the powerful drum and vocals of Gene Parsons, and the solid
bass and vocals of John York, The Byrds’ Ballad Of Easy Rider was an all
around hit with underground radio, college campuses and traditional radio and
retail audiences. This album is consistently recognized as one of the finest
efforts in their deep catalog of hit recordings.
In an effort to continually offer consummate music lovers with
the greatest rock recordings of all time, Friday Music proudly presents for the
first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the Anniversary Edition of The
Byrds classic Ballad Of Easy Rider.
Impeccably mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes by
Joe Reagoso (The Byrds, Elvis Presley, Deep Purple) at Friday Music Studios, Ballad
Of Easy Rider also continues the second release in our extensive The
Byrds/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series.
In addition to the brilliant rock and roll classics contained on
this stunning release, to celebrate this limited edition album, we are also
including a first time gatefold cover which features the original artwork from
the 1969 release as well as some very rare photos from The Byrds’ archives at
Columbia Records. We are also including a poly lined sleeve to protect your
vinyl and a poly bag to keep your album cover in mint condition.
The Byrds.....Ballad Of Easy Rider.......A Classic Rock
Masterpiece...... from the legendary voices and instruments of Roger McGuinn,
Clarence White, Gene Parsons and John York....First time audiophile
vinyl.....Only from your friends at Friday Music.......Jesus Is Just Alright