The Byrds Ballad

The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969) [1997 Legacy Expanded Remaster]

The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969) [1997 Legacy Expanded Remaster]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 130 MB | Artwork (JPG) | 51 MB | 56:54
Genre: Psychedelic Rock / Country Rock / Folk Rock | Country: USA | Label: Columbia/ Legacy | CK 65114

Ballad of Easy Rider was one of two great Byrds’ albums to be released after the groups’ acknowledged heyday (Mr. Tambourine Man to Sweetheart of the Rodeo). Released in 1969, before the excellent double set Untitled, Ballad of Easy Rider was a quiet, tranquil record with good songs and fine, professional performances. By this time Clarence White was a full-time member and the group was looking to rebound from their prior release, the uneven Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde.
BBC - Hotel California: LA from the Byrds to the Eagles (2007) [Repost]

BBC - Hotel California: LA from the Byrds to the Eagles (2007)
PDTV | 704 x 400 | .AVI/XviD @ 1785 Kbps | 1h 28mn | English MP3 224 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.25 GB
Genre: Documentary

The music and mythology of a golden era in the culture of California is explored in this feature-length documentary.At the start of the 1960s Los Angeles was a kooky backwater, barely visible on the musical map. By the end of the 1970s it was the artistic and industrial hub of the American music industry. This film explores how the socially-conscious folk rock of young hippies with acoustic guitars was transformed into the coked-out stadium excesses of the late 70s, and the biggest-selling album of all time.

¡Corrido!: The Living Ballad of Mexico’s Western Coast  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at July 26, 2016
¡Corrido!: The Living Ballad of Mexico’s Western Coast

John Holmes McDowell et al., "¡Corrido!: The Living Ballad of Mexico’s Western Coast"
English | ISBN: 0826337430 | 2016 | 454 pages | PDF | 10 MB
The Byrds ‎- Dr. Byrds & Mr.Hyde (1969) Columbia/CS 9755 - First US Pressing - NEW 2016 RIP In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

The Byrds ‎– Dr. Byrds & Mr.Hyde
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 756mb & 224mb
Label: Columbia/CS 9755 | Release: 1969 | Genre: Country-Rock

Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons, and Kevin Kelley all left the Byrds in wake of the release of Sweetheart of the Rodeo, leaving Roger McGuinn to assemble a new band from scratch. Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde, the first album with McGuinn as unquestioned leader (and sole founding member), was an interesting but uneven set that saw him attempting to bring together the psych-tinged rock of the group's early period with the pure country that Parsons had brought toSweetheart.

The Byrds - The Essential Byrds (2003)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 9, 2016
The Byrds - The Essential Byrds (2003)

The Byrds - The Essential Byrds (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log
2CD | Columbia/Legacy, COL 512249 2/5122492000 | ~ 816 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 60 Mb
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock

While the all-killer no-filler single-disc The Byrds' Greatest Hits remains the best distillation of their classic songs, The Essential Byrds is a smartly assembled double dose, including all 14 of the 1965-1967 tracks on Greatest Hits, but expanding its reach into their entire Columbia output, going as far as the early '70s. Inevitably, that means that disc two – which goes, roughly, from mid-1967 to 1971 – isn't as good as the first half, and that the last four tracks in particular are by far the least impressive, tagged on mostly so that the release spans the Byrds' entire Columbia catalog…
The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (1965) [remastered & expanded, 1996]   |re-up|

The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (1965) [remastered & expanded, 1996] |re-up|
Folk-Rock | EAC rip | WV: IMG+CUE+LOG -> 307 MB | mp3 (VBR V0) -> 106 MB
49:15 min | scans | 3% recovery | NF & FF | Columbia/Legacy 483706 2

The Byrds' second album, Turn! Turn! Turn!, was only a disappointment in comparison with Mr. Tambourine Man. They couldn't maintain such a level of consistent magnificence, and the follow-up was not quite as powerful or impressive. It was still quite good, however…

The Byrds - American University (2015)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 19, 2016
The Byrds - American University (2015)

The Byrds - American University (2015)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 193 mb
Genre: folk rock, psychedelic rock

American University is the 2015 bootleg CD by The Byrds. This soundboard recording was done at Leonard Gymnasium American University in Washington, DC on 18 April, 1970. At this point, the group consisted of Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons, and Skip Battin. This was released by the Vintage Masters label.

The Byrds - The Essential Byrds (2003)  

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 11, 2016
The Byrds - The Essential Byrds (2003)

The Byrds - The Essential Byrds (2003)
Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Coutry Rock | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 127 min | 394 MB
Label: Columbia | Rel: 2003

While the all-killer no-filler single-disc The Byrds' Greatest Hits remains the best distillation of their classic songs, The Essential Byrds is a smartly assembled double dose, including all 14 of the 1965-1967 tracks on Greatest Hits, but expanding its reach into their entire Columbia output, going as far as the early '70s. Inevitably, that means that disc two which goes, roughly, from mid-1967 to 1971 isn't as good as the first half, and that the last four tracks in particular are by far the least impressive, tagged on mostly so that the release spans the Byrds' entire Columbia catalog. That's a small reservation considering that the two-fer adds many first-rate songs not on Greatest Hits, from non-hit singles like "Lady Friend" and "Goin' Back" to standout album cuts like "Renaissance Fair," "Natural Harmony," "Jesus Is Just Alright," and "Chestnut Mare."

The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) |re-up|  

Posted by plonker at Jan. 20, 2016
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)   |re-up|

The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
Folk-Rock | EAC rip | WV: IMG+CUE+LOG -> 181 MB | [email protected] V0 (244kbps) -> 72 MB
30:57 min | scans | 3% recovery | NF & FF | Columbia 465566 2

One of the greatest debuts in the history of rock, Mr. Tambourine Man was nothing less than a significant step in the evolution of rock & roll itself, demonstrating that intelligent lyrical content could be wedded to compelling electric guitar riffs and a solid backbeat…
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968) [Japan Blu-Spec SICP-30414]

The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968) [Japan Blu-Spec SICP-30414]
Country Rock | EAC Rip | Lossless FLAC with Log+Cue+Covers -> 460MB | Nitroflare/1Fichier/UpToBox

The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo was not the first important country-rock album (Gram Parsons managed that feat with the International Submarine Band's debut Safe at Home), and The Byrds were hardly strangers to country music, dipping their toes in the twangy stuff as early as their second album. But no major band had gone so deep into the sound and feeling of classic country (without parody or condescension) as The Byrds did on Sweetheart; at a time when most rock fans viewed country as a musical "L'il Abner" routine, The Byrds dared to declare that C&W could be hip, cool, and heartfelt. Though Gram Parsons had joined the band as a pianist and lead guitarist, his deep love of C&W soon took hold, and Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman followed his lead; significantly, the only two original songs on the album were both written by Parsons (the achingly beautiful "Hickory Wind" and "One Hundred Years from Now"), while on the rest of the set classic tunes by Merle Haggard, the Louvin Brothers, and Woody Guthrie were sandwiched between a pair of twanged-up Bob Dylan compositions. While many cite this as more of a Gram Parsons album than a Byrds set, given the strong country influence of McGuinn's and Hillman's later work, it's obvious Parsons didn't impose a style upon this band so much as he tapped into a sound that was already there, waiting to be released. If The Byrds didn't do country-rock first, they did it brilliantly, and few albums in the style are as beautiful and emotionally affecting as this.