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Live At The Boarding House [Live]

McGuinn , Clark & Hillman Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: All Access
  • ASIN: B00IRAX5RK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,430 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Silver Raven (Live)Gene Clark 3:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Release Me (Live)Gene Clark 4:14£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bound to Fall (Live)Chris Hillman 2:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. It Doesn't Matter (Live)Chris Hillman 2:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ballad of Easy Rider (Live)Roger McGuinn 2:12£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Jolly Roger (Live)Roger McGuinn 3:18£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Chestnut Mare (Live)Chris Hillman, Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn 5:49£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Crazy Ladies (Live)Chris Hillman, Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn 3:55£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Train Leaves Here This Morning (Live)Chris Hillman, Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn 4:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mr. Tambourine Man (Live)Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn 6:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. You Ain't Going Nowhere (Live)Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn 4:16£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Turn! Turn! Turn! (Live)Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn 2:51£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Knocking on Heaven's Door (Live)Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn 5:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Bye Bye Baby (Live)Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn 3:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star (Live)Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn 3:17£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Eight Miles High (Live)Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn 4:24£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Feel a Whole Lot Better (Live)Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn 3:17£0.69  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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This live broadcast recording is a marvelous showcase for the talents of four of the prime movers in one of America's most popular groups. Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark and Chris Hillman - and their star guest this evening, David Crosby - were all leading lights in what was really the USA's version of The Beatles, The Byrds. During this unique performance, at San Francisco's intimate Boarding House, each of the main trio is given a chance to shine in a solo spotlight before reuniting for some great reprises of Byrds classics. The ensemble is further bolstered by the welcome addition of David Crosby in an eight song tour-de-force to close a legendary show. Roger, Gene and Chris were frequent collaborators around this time, coupling intermittent live performances with studio albums, McGuinn, Clark & Hillman (1979) and City (1980). They also had a minor hit single with the infectious Don't You Write Her Off in 1979. The late Byrds founder-member, Gene Clark kicks off this evening's proceedings with a sterling rendition of the starkly beautiful Silver Raven, from his best-known solo album, No Other, released in 1974. Before turning over the stage to Chris Hillman, he also essays, Release Me Girl, a fine song co-written with collaborator, and producer, Thomas Jefferson Kaye. For his own turn centre-stage Hillman chooses to highlight two tracks that were originally included on the double-album, Manassas, which he recorded with Stephen Stills in 1972, Bound To Fall and It Doesn't Matter. Next up is the one constant member of the ever-changing Byrds line-ups, Roger McGuinn, who plays two songs most closely associated with him personally, Jolly Roger from his excellent 1976 solo album, Cardiff Rose and Ballad Of Easy Rider which was co-written with Bob Dylan. Next, the three principals combine for spell-binding reworkings of the highly evocative Chestnut Mare - originally from The Byrds 1970 double-album, Untitled - Thomas Jefferson Kaye s Crazy Ladies, and Gene Clark and Bernie Leadon's superb Train Leaves Here This Morning (originally written for the 1968 album The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark). Completing a quartet of masterful musicians, David Crosby joins the others for a tremendous journey through a selection of The Byrds finest moments: their groundbreaking folk-rocking versions of Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man and You Ain't Going Nowhere, Pete Seeger's Biblical adaptation Turn! Turn! Turn!, the iconic Eight Miles High and (So You Want To Be A) Rock n Roll Star and Gene s glorious Feel A Whole Lot Better. The ensemble also find time for a fine version of the Dylan favourite Knocking On Heaven's Door (originally written for Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett soundtrack) and McGuinn's Bye Bye Baby.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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Roger McGuinn told me this was a bootleg after I had already purchased it but then again I do love this record to death. In fact it originally appeared in shorter form as a vinyl bootleg called Doin' Alright For Old People and I bought that about 1982! Correct me if I am wrong but all USA live radio performances are, after X amount of years, in the public domain in some European territories and hence this release and so many others (Doug Sahm, Emmylou, Springsteen, NRPS) here in Europe. Or is Roger quite right and it is a bootleg top to bottom?

This is from San Francisco and the next night these four original Byrds flew down to L.A. and did the very same show at The Roxy. Did I go? No, and I was only about ten blocks away that night but I had seen McGuinn, Clark & Hillman's acoustic show about four times by this point so I figured I would miss the gig. Then Crosby shows up and all my L.A. pals were going "where WERE you last night?" Sigh...but cry not, I saw the Crosby McGuinn Hillman electric Byrds show in June 1989. And now back to our story.

Starting out, as they always did, with brief solo sets Gene Clark is first as he was already just about totally forgotten outside of L.A. at this time. I mean for-got-ten. On this release Gene delivers two fine songs, Silver Raven and Release Me Girl, and typically the sound man loses Gene's lead vocal mike a few times so all you hear is Gene through his monitor. Gene could not win, you know? But that voice and those memorable songs! Come back, Geno, we miss you.

Chris Hillman is up next and in a fine mood, performing Bound To Fall and It Doesn't Matter from side three of the Manassas debut 1972 set and they sound strong.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Set from 1978 14 May 2014
By R. Newbold TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Anyone who picked up recently on the bitter-sweet Gene Clark documentary "The Byrd Who Flew Alone" will be intrigued about this 1978 set from San Francisco's Boarding House. In contrast to the fairly downbeat and dismissive verdict of McGuinn and Hillman about the reunion in 1977 and the resulting disco-flavoured album, this set shows the trio in a relaxed, acoustic set, and there's obviously a lot of bonhomie amongst the four original Byrds. They showcase some of their own songs and with David Crosby in tow, give us an extended reprise of many of the Byrds' greats, Chestnut Mare given an excellent workout. The sound is pretty good by bootleg standards, and unlike some recent Gene Clark live releases (the abysmal Ebbet's Field "set" for e.g.), the man himself is on fine form, with his impassioned "Crazy Ladies" the highlight of a very good set for me.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack of my life! 14 May 2014
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The Byrds, and Gene Clark especially, were the soundtrack of my life and I love this CD. They sound relaxed, some great banter inbetween tracks, and an appreciative audience makes for enjoyable listening on this 'live' CD. Hopefully 'The Byrd Who Flew Alone' will help to bring some well deserved recognition to Gene Clark - he is in fine form on this CD - timeless.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 16 May 2014
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I got this CD a few days ago and I am very happy with it. I've been a fan of all the original Byrds since the sixties.
I was surprised to find that the recording is very good considering it was done a long time ago. All the tracks are crystal clear.
It's a goldmine for folk like me that love analysing all those harmonies. The only thing missing is the DVD!
The best track is 'Mr Tambourine Man,' which is a work of art like the Mona Lisa or the Sistine Chapel. Everyone on this earth should hear that track because it would lift the heart of anyone hearing it.
I heard that Mr Hillman has a collection of archive recordings of McGuinn, Hillman and Clarke (The Byrd Who Flew Alone-BBC4.) I hope someone with influence might persuade him to release some of them, and hopefully some video material as well.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Superb !! 3 July 2014
By Max M
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For anyone who likes the music of McGuinn/Hillman/Clark/Crosby this is a precious offering indeed. OK so maybe the sound isn't great all the way through ( in particular, Clark's vocal gets "lost" in Release Me Girl ) but there is an overwhelming feeling of bonhomie and some of the playing is superb. Would like to give this 6 or 7 stars............
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 July 2014
By Jay Dee
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Much better than the bootleg and good to
have as a momento
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