Sunday, 30 May 2021

The Byrds - Byrds '69


Alternate album 1969

01 This Wheel's On Fire
02 Child of the Universe
03 Candy
04 Bad Night at the Whiskey
05 King Apathy III
06 Your Gentle Way of Loving Me
07 Old Blue
08 Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
09 Lay Lady Lay
10 Stanley's Song
11 Nashville West

Another Byrds album and period re-imagined. This time it's 1969's 'Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde'. 

Opinions are split over this album and it was also one of the worst selling. Bob Johnson's poor production didn't help, but the 90's Columbia re-issues cleaned it up a bit.

I thought the main problem was the flow; on this alternate version I've placed all the psychedelic and fuzz toned songs on side 1 and the country material on side 2 (beginning with 'Your Gentle Way of Loving Me').

In addition to this I removed the medley of 'My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby What You Want Me to Do' and included an alternate version of the non album single 'Lay Lady Lay' and the album outtake 'Stanley's Song'.

Other alternate Byrds albums:

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