The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers 150g Mono LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 171/500!
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the May 2006 Issue of Stereophile!
Unavailable for over 35 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissues
of these monumental recordings in their original, highly-sought-after mono
incarnations, cut from the original Columbia Records analog mono masters, with
perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.
Boy they could really churn albums out in those days! “The Notorious Byrd
Brothers” was the Byrds fifth album in just 3 years.
Notorious is perfectly sequenced from beginning to end and is probably their
most cohesive album release ever. Also they lost David Crosby after this album
so this was the last chance to catch the original line-up. Contains the
brilliant Goin’ Back and a bunch of other gems. A bigger hit in the UK (No.12
April ’68) than the U.S. first time around. A collectors classic that should be
on everyone’s shelves!
"While recording their fifth album, Byrds guitarist David Crosby was fired and drummer Michael Clarke quit. According to legend, for the album-cover photo, the band erased Crosby's face — and replaced him with a horse. But despite the internal drama, the Byrds made Notorious a warm, gentle comedown for Sixties children facing up to the morning after the Summer of Love. The sound is melancholic but friendly, blending spacey studio effects and Moog synthesizers with guitars, strings and horns to build the elegiac mood of "Draft Morning" and "Goin' Back" as well as the optimistic surge of "Dolphin's Smile" and "Natural Harmony." - www.rollingstone.com
• 150g Mono LP
• Exact Repro
1. Artificial Energy
2. Goin’ Back
3. Natural Harmony
4. Draft Morning
5. Wasn’t Born To Follow
6. Get To You
7. Change Is Now
8. Old John Robertson
9. Tribal Gathering
10. Dolphins Smile
11. Space Odyssey