“Mr. Tambourine Man” by The Byrds - album review

TJR says

As far as the makers of this glorious debut were concerned, Rock n Roll was now firmly dead. Behold the jingle-jangle revolution. Let’s call it Folk Rock. It was a beautiful sound, baked in Californian sunshine, but delivered by an unsmiling raggle-taggle bunch of scruff-bags. At this time, they had a clear trademark sound, thanks to Roger McGuinn’s commanding jangle on the twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar, Chris Hillman’s melodic bass playing, and the complex harmony work, usually between McGuinn, Gene Clark and David Crosby. Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan become radio friendly when channelled through The Byrds. Usually this would be a very bad sign, but not so in this instance. Six originals (one of which was penned by Jackie DeShannon) and six covers (including an amazing four of Bob Dylan) made for a perfect balance; exciting in the new with the added warmth of the familiar. The mind boggling cover of Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again” excepted of course…

The Jukebox Rebel
26-Feb-2008

A1 [02:29] 10.0.png The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
A2 [02:32] 9.4.png The Byrds - I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Gene Clark) Cerebral Pop
A3 [01:57] 7.1.png The Byrds - Spanish Harlem Incident (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
A4 [02:08] 6.7.png The Byrds - You Won’t Have To Cry (James Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark) Pop
A5 [02:36] 6.5.png The Byrds - Here Without You (Gene Clark) Folk Rock / Americana
A6 [03:30] 8.8.png The Byrds - The Bells Of Rhymney (Idris Davies, Pete Seeger) Folk Rock / Americana
B1 [02:04] 9.6.png The Byrds - All I Really Want To Do (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
B2 [02:14] 5.9.png The Byrds - I Knew I’d Want You (Gene Clark) Pop
B3 [02:23] 7.0.png The Byrds - It’s No Use (James Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark) Cerebral Pop
B4 [02:54] 7.6.png The Byrds - Don’t Doubt Yourself, Babe (Jackie DeShannon) Pop
B5 [03:51] 9.1.png The Byrds - Chimes Of Freedom (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
B6 [02:07] 4.7.png The Byrds - We’ll Meet Again (Ross Parker, Hughie Charles) Folk Rock / Americana




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