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The Byrds – The Byrds Greatest Hits


The original release of this album in the summer of 1967 was a landmark moment in the Byrds history. After four highly acclaimed albums and a wealth of singles, the group could look back on a career in which they had rewritten the book of contemporary American music. Every time the Byrds released a new record they seemed to coin a fresh musical adjective.

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After folk rock, jazz rock and raga rock, they were labeled “space rock,” having introduced science fiction and new age themes into songs like “Mr. Spaceman” and “5-D.” Even while pushing forward towards their most musically experimental period, they were feeling the burden of their own history. Both “So You Want To Be A Rock N’ Roll Star” and “My Back Pages” saw them looking back a little sardonically at all they had achieved. Their classic first era was punctuated by the release of this compilation.


1. Mr. Tambourne Man
2. I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better
3. The Bells of Rhymney
4. Turn! Turn! Turn!(To Everything There is a Season)
5. All I Really Want To Do
6. Chimes Of Freedom
7. Eight Miles High
8. Mr. Spaceman
9. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
10. So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star
11. My Back Pages


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Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm