The Byrds Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde LP (Clear Vinyl)
Mastered From Original Columbia Records
Analog Master Reels & Pressed On Clear Vinyl LP!
A key transitional touchstone in The Byrds' fabled canon, 1969's Dr. Byrds &
Mr. Hyde was the next stop in the band's pioneering country-rock trajectory and
the first album by the post-Gram Parsons lineup. With leader Roger McGuinn at
the helm of a stellar new edition of the band featuring guitar god Clarence
White, drummer Gene Parsons, and bassist John York, Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde sees
The Byrds bridging the gap between the psychedelic flights of the group’s
mid-'60s albums and the down-home, country-based style developed only months
earlier with Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
In addition to containing strong McGuinn originals ("King Apathy III," "Old
Blue"), more of the band's beloved interpretations of Bob Dylan classics ("This
Wheel's on Fire" and a medley blending The Bard's "My Back Pages" with Jimmy
Reed's "Baby, What You Want Me to Do"), and even a Gram Parsons collaboration
(the bemusing "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man", which cleverly celebrates The
Byrds' love of country music while simultaneously taking a dig at small-minded
rednecks), Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde also boasts two tracks composed by McGuinn for
the obscure, racy '60s cult movie Candy.
Mastered from the original Columbia Records analog master reels, Sundazed's
exact reproduction of the original LP will have Byrdmaniacs everywhere soaring
to high heaven!
• Clear Vinyl LP
• Mastered From Original Columbia Records Analog Master Reels
1. This Wheel's On Fire
2. Old Blue
3. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
4. Child Of The Universe
5. Nashville West
1. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
2. King Apathy III
4. Bad Night At The Whiskey
5. Medley: My Back Pages–B. J. Blues–Baby, What You Want Me To Do