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Byrds (Musical group)

Overview
Works: 648 works in 1,383 publications in 4 languages and 13,232 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Concert films  Rock concert films  Rock films  Short films  Rock music  Popular music  Folk-rock music  Fiction 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Other
Classifications: M1630.18.B97, 781.66
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Forrest Gump the soundtrack by Winston Groom( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wonderful comic tale about the life of a slow-witted, but lovable man
Pop music the golden era, 1951-1975( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest hits by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without question, the Byrds were one of the great bands of the '60s and one of the few American bands of their time to continually turn out inventive, compelling albums. As they were recording a series of fine records, they released a number of classic singles that defined their era. The original 11-song LP version of The Byrds' Greatest Hits did an excellent job in 1967 of chronicling the peak years of their popularity, before withering personality conflicts and the resulting personnel changes altered their sound radically, first into a glorious psychedelic/folk/electronic/pop flourish on Notorious Byrd Brothers and then into country-rock on 1968's Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Columbia/Legacy's expanded 1999 reissue upgraded the sound quality considerably and added the three minor hits missing from the original collection, which means that Greatest Hits now contains all of the group's hit singles -- from 1965's "Mr. Tambourine Man" to 1967's "Have You Seen Her Face"; what's more, the additional cuts shore up Gene Clark's impossible-to-overstate importance to their music and, by reaching up to 1967 and the Younger Than Yesterday album, give Chris Hillman a well-deserved place at the table as a songwriter in his own right. That's an impressive collection indeed, and it also includes "All I Really Want to Do," "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)," "It Won't Be Wrong," "Set You Free This Time," "Eight Miles High," "5D (Fifth Dimension)," "Mr. Spaceman," "So You Want to Be a Rock N' Roll Star," and "My Back Pages." Only David Crosby is shortchanged by the failure to include "Lady Friend" -- which, in fairness, was not a hit at all, but was one of the group's finest singles and closed out the era represented on this collection. Some other great songs were also left behind on the albums, but important cuts like "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better," "The Bells of Rhymney," and "Chimes of Freedom" are included, and even with its few remaining gaps this is pretty close to a definitive single-disc summary of the Byrds' prime. [An expanded edition was also released.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Bruce Eder, AMG
The complete Monterey Pop Festival( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monterey Pop is the first filmed document of a rock festival. The Monterey Pop Festival, held on California's Monterey Peninsula in 1967, inspired Jann Wenner to launch his enormously successful "Rolling Stone Magazine." It also did much to boost the careers of many of the pop and rock stars who performed in it
Sweetheart of the rodeo by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

47 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This has 19-tracks that have a classical country feeling to it including I Am a Pilgrim; You Don't Miss Your Water; and Hickory Wind
Turn! turn! turn! : words from Ecclesiastes circa 250 B.C.E., translated into English in 1607 by Pete Seeger( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A song, based on Bible verses, which proclaims that there is a season for everything, as well as the original music by Pete Seeger, The Byrds' version of the tune, and notes by Seeger about writing the song
Mr. Tambourine man by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

48 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Byrds [20 essential tracks from the boxed set: 1965-1990] by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

41 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original Byrds reunion album re-presented with superb audio. In late 1972, the classic, original line-up of THE BYRDS - Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn and Michael Clarke - reunited to record their first album together since 1965. While each of the band members had continued to tour and record extensively, they had been talking about a possible Byrds reunion project for some time which became a reality when Asylum Records president David Geffen signed the band. The resultant album Byrds (1973) brought the band's mix of folk rock and country rock to a fresh audience who had already picked up on newer artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, the Eagles and Tom Waits. Musically The Byrds were in fine form with those trademark harmony vocals well to the fore on the likes of the breezy ‘Full Circle', the acerbic ‘Long Live the King', the anthemic rocker ‘Born to Rock ‘n Roll', the gloriously up-tempo ‘Things will be Better' plus exceptional covers of Joni Mitchell's ‘For Free' and Neil Young's ‘Cowgirl in the Sand' and ‘(See the Sky) About to Rain'. Recorded at the famous Waller Heider Recording Studios in San Francisco, the state of the art studio facility on the West Coast at the time. The album was a US Top 20 hit and it remains an overlooked classic that continues to improve with age. "The band's direction is no-nonsense, straight-ahead music... The Byrds make it on the strength of the music alone" (NME, 1973). With extra two tracks from Gene Clark - ‘She's the Kind of Girl' and ‘One in a Hundred' - the connection being that these 1971 sessions feature the full Byrds complement of Clark, Hillman, Crosby, McGuinn and Clarke
Sacred hearts & fallen angels the Gram Parsons anthology by Gram Parsons( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Younger than yesterday by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

32 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notorious Byrd brothers by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monterey International Pop Festival by Monterey International Pop Festival( Recording )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recording information: Monterey, California (06/16/1967 - 06/18/1967)
Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats : a new music city by Bob Dylan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Issued in conjunction with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's 2015-2016 exhibition 'Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City,' this compilation explores the outstanding artistry of the accomplished session musicians who were working in Nashville in the late sixties and early seventies"--Booklet
Turn! turn! turn! by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Byrds by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and German and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easy rider released by Columbia Pictures( Recording )

3 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original soundtrack along with classic songs from the '60s, including classic cuts by Jefferson Airplane, the Who, and more
Fifth dimension by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hey, Mr. Spaceman( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 12 songs about extraterrestrials
The '60s original NBC motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original singles 1965-1967 by Byrds (Musical group)( Recording )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Turn! turn! turn! : words from Ecclesiastes circa 250 B.C.E., translated into English in 1607
Alternative Names
Byrds (Grupo musical)

The Byrds

The Byrds American rock band

The Byrds Amerikaanse rockband

The Byrds amerikanische Band

The Byrds groupe de musique américain

The Byrds grupo musical estadounidense

The Byrds gruppo musicale statunitense

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Languages
English (271)

German (12)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)

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Turn! turn! turn! : words from Ecclesiastes circa 250 B.C.E., translated into English in 1607So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star : the Byrds day-by-day 1965-73The Byrds : timeless flight revisited : the sequelAmerica's music the roots of countrySo you want to be a rock'n'roll star : The Byrds day-by-day 1965-1973Mr Tambourine Man : the story of the Byrds' Gene Clark