Remember, this is a live recording of a newly formed band. Roger Mcguinn (guitar, vocals) remained the only original member, and the recent recruitment of Clarence White (guitar), Gene Parsons (drums) and John York (bass), meant this band was just starting out, attempting to encompass their newly written material with the legacy of the earlier, popular, trend-setting, group. I forgive these musicians the rawness on some of the tracks. For BYRDS fans, this is a MUST HAVE recording. It is an historic snapshot of the Byrds lineup that became the hard-working band that earned the reputation of great live performers, as witnessed on the UNTITLED album. The sound is not bad, considering the year (Feb '69). Mcguinn's vocals emanate cool energy, and the song selection is eclectic. Every prior album is represented (except NOTORIOUS). Their performance peaked in the middle (cuts #10, 11, and 12) with a series of their newly-recorded songs: King Apathy III, Bad Night at the Whiskey, and This Wheels on Fire; songs that were identified with this lineup. Also included were a mix of old country and folk songs, by writers such as Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, the Louvin brothers, Bob Dylan, and Woody Guthrie. As a card carrying BYRDS fan, I endorse this disc as ESSENTIAL for all BYRDS followers. For country rock fans, this is a live recording of the first band that popularized the genre.( To enjoy the BYRDS country rock studio masterpiece, buy SWEETHEARTS OF THE RODEO.) This disc is also a fine showcase for Clarence White's underrated lead guitar playing; few examples exist. At times, the guitar interplay between Mcguinn and White is just ear candy.