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Friday, April 3, 2020

One hundred years from now


This album was released in August of 1968. It featured new member Gram Parsons, who did not mesh real well personally with Roger McGuinn but was a phenomenal singer and performer. Parsons had a legal dispute with another producer and it forced the Byrds to scrub his voice off many songs on the album, including this one. Chris Hillman and McGuinn share the lead but they were not entirely successful in wiping him off and you can still hear Gram's beautiful voice in the background if you listen hard enough.

2 comments:

Ken Seals said...

Love that one. Have had it for many years

Kerr A. Lott said...

So similar to Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. The Dead were obviously influenced by the Byrds. Great stuff.