Byrds, The: The Notorious Byrd Brothers (Vinyl LP)
Byrds, The: The Notorious Byrd Brothers (Vinyl LP)

Byrds, The: The Notorious Byrd Brothers (Vinyl LP)

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The Notorious Byrd Brothers captures the Byrds between the seminal folk-rock glories of their better-known mid-1960s triumphs and the equally influential country-rock that would soon follow.

The album is no holding action, however; with one time Beach Boy associate Gary Usher producing and Roy Halee engineering, the band weaves its signature vocal harmonies and chiming guitars through a lusher, more impressionistic art-pop tapestry that stops just short of post-Sgt Pepper's cliche, employing phased vocals, sound effects, Moog synthesiser, and horns.

Thematically, the project pits utopian innocence ('Tribal Gathering', 'Dolphins Smile') against a new wariness ('Artificial Energy', a cautionary look at amphetamines, and the Vietnam vignette of 'Draft Morning'). In a field of well-paced, inventive songs, the zenith is the silken, wistful 'Goin' Back', Carole King's poignant meditation on childhood and innocence.

  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. Dolphin's Smile
  11. Space Odyssey

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