In 1964, the nucleus of
The Byrds consisted as a folk trio of Jim McGuinn (Roger McGuinn), David Crosby
and Gene Clark, known as the Jet Set. As the band grew into an electrified
quintet with Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke, they cut their first sessions
and were later signed by Columbia Records and put out their first smash album
and single with Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man.
Over the next few years, a
huge number of hit singles, top charting albums, concert tours and
international television appearances developed The Byrds into a very
influential band along the lines of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Rolling
Stones. Columbia Records knew the importance of this entity and soon honored
their favorite sons with their own “best of” album aptly titled The Byrds
The eleven song platinum
plus album consisted of their biggest chart pop singles like the aforementioned
Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn!, So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’
Roll Star, and All I Really Want To Do. The historic collection also
offered some of their finest psychedelic tracks like Eight Miles High, 5D
(Fifth Dimension) and Mr. Spaceman.
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 45th Anniversary Edition of The Byrds Greatest Hits.
Impeccably mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso
(Jeff Beck, Elvis Presley, Yes) at Friday Music Studios, The Byrds Greatest
Hits also begins the first release in the 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 alsoincluding
a first time gatefold cover which features the original artwork from the 1967
release as well as some very groovy photos from The Byrds archives at Sony. 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... Greatest
Hits... A Classic Rock Masterpiece... from the legendary voices and instruments
of Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark and Michael Clarke...
First Time Audiophile Vinyl Release in North America... Only from your friends
at Friday Music... Eight Miles High...........