Very Best Of
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Very Best Of

10 Oct 2011

7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Song Title
Mr. Tambourine Man (Album Version)
I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better (Album Version)
All I Really Want to Do (Album Version)
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
The World Turns All Around Her
It'S All Over Now, Baby Blue (Alternate Mix)
5D (Fifth Dimension)
Eight Miles High (Album Version)
I See You (Album Version)
So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star
Have You Seen Her Face (Album Version)
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Album Version)
Hickory Wind (Album Version)
Goin' Back (Album Version)
Change Is Now (Single Version)
Chestnut Mare (Album Version)
Chimes of Freedom (Album Version)
The Times They Are A-Changin' (Album Version)
Dolphin's Smile (Album Version)
My Back Pages (Album Version)
Mr. Spaceman (Album Version)
Jesus Is Just Alright (Album Version)
This Wheel's On Fire (Album Version)
Ballad of Easy Rider (Album Version)

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 3 Jan 2008
  • Release Date: 3 Jan 2008
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 1:12:15
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  • ASIN: B005O9XTEG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,929 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Summertime in the Sixties 1 Sep 2009
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If, like me, you purchased this album knowing only half a dozen tracks, you will not be disappointed. The jangling guitars and tight harmonies represent a soundtrack of my childhood in the mid-sixties, and if you love the music of this era, this album will be a great addition to your collection.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It! 23 July 2006
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The Byrds along with The Velvet Underground the most underrated band of the 60s. The Byrds probably the founding fathers of Psychedelia, mixing folk,country and psychedlic rock makes them one of the most influential bands of all time.

Starting With Mr Tambourine Man one of the finest covers of all time, with a fantastic guitar riff, Turn,Turn,Turn and brilliant riff as well and one of my favourite Byrd Songs, and ofcourse the unmistakable Eight Miles High one of the finest Psychedelic songs of all time, Featuring Dave Crosby and Roger McGuinn recognisable 12 string guitar maes the Byrds in my view just as important and influential as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Kinks, this is just a brilliant Compilation.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-titled CD! 26 Nov 2010
By pgm3
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Every once in a while "So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star" or "Eight Miles High" or "Down In My Easy Chair" or "Chestnut Mare" or one of those great old songs pops into my head and Just Won't Leave. I gave into the temptation, and ordered the CD -- amazing how much great music these guys wrote and/or performed in their short band career. Without the Byrds, there's no jangly folk-rock (Jefferson Airplane, Fairport Convention, on to Tom Petty, the Smiths, REM or even these days' Sufjan Stevens). Well, that's slight hyperbole but in truth those artists might very well sound different today save for the 12-string Rickenbacker of McGuinn and the tight harmonies of Bob Dylan's favorite dance band. David Crosby's first group...that should tell you all you need to know. Even George Harrison went out and got a Rickenbacker! Very worthwhile for any 60's fan or for any modern musician with folk roots -- that would be all of us, right?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great US pop of the sixties 11 Sep 2010
By Peter Wade VINE VOICE
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Pre Beatles we were fed a lot of US rock and roll. After what the Americans called the British invasion the US groups had a hard time making any headway.

I could hear British R& B all day long on the pirates so I was always interested to hear the Americans who of course created rock and roll. The Byrds were great with their jangling guitars and their very stylish look. Roger Mc Guinn with his tiny shades.

Mr Tambourine Man was their first and greatest hit. It showed us that although Bob Dylan was a great song writer his songs were always done better by other people who could sing and make his music melodic.

They made some great tracks and they were popular right though the sixties finishing off with Ballad of Easy Rider which must have come out in 68/69.

This is all their greatest songs and brings back a great period of US pop. I cant get enough of songs like My Back Pages and Eight Miles High. I even love So You want to be a rock and roll star?

As one of the other reviewers said they are up their with the Beatles Bob Dylan, Beach Boys and the Kinks.

Can't recommend it highly enough. Love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillianr Byrds 21 April 2010
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A stunning collection of all the Byrds Classics from 8 Miles High to Mr Tambourine Man. Includes the brilliant Easy Rider theme, which few other compilations do. A 'Must' for anyone new to west-coast soft-rock, and an opportunity to consign earlier Byrds discs to the bin
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I purchased this album as an introduction to tho band that history has in hindsight been so kind to. It's a great album with many Irelt songs on but for me personally it's where I should have left things because I went on to purchase a number of their albums most of which have really disappointed me with the exceptions of sweetheart of the rodeo and ballad of easy rider. If you look into the history of the band you will see that a lot of the later albums flopped in the the chart and as I say go my personal opinion I can see why. I am not quite sure why a band that subsequently failed with the record buying public hold such an esteemed position in the history of music but there you go it seems they are judged on what various individual members went on to do with other projects. i .e Crosby, Mcguinn and Parsons. For me this best of sweetheart of the rodeo and ballad of easy rider are all you need.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All The Classics Are There 12 Mar 2013
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The Byrds are probably America's greatest rock group, and certainly one of its most versatile. On this album there's folk rock, country, psychedelia, Jesus rock, and Dylan covers aplenty. The Byrds were once named in the Holy Trinity of rock, along with The Beatles and Dylan. This album explains why.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic album 16 Jan 2012
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an absolute must for anybody into quality 60's music 10/10!
bargain at the price! I'd forgotten what a quality outfit they were.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Best of the Byrds
This was another good value purchase, to replace a vinyl. Great to reminisce about the unique hamonies and sound of this excellent 60's group. Read more
Published 11 days ago by A. DAVIS
4.0 out of 5 stars Byrd song
Knew a few of their songs from younger days. Felt this was a good way to hear more. I havn't played much and need to listen more this summer to see if I like it or not!
Published 21 days ago by Mr. Brian J. Sanderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Back to Flower Power era
Very good to hear the oldies again, the modern acoustics are good. I could not afford to indulge in entertainment luxury very often first time round, so this is one I will... Read more
Published 1 month ago by K. M. Wakefield
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have For All Music Enthusiasts
Love this album with their own material and some cover versions so you'll be amazed at how many tracks you know. A great listen for all age groups.
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Anthony D. Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable 1960's tracks
Their music is as distinctive as The Beechboys. Loads of 12 string harmony and 24 tracks of nostalgia - Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn! being my particular favourites
Published 3 months ago by Tim Sutton-Day
5.0 out of 5 stars great memories and music
love the b yrds music play all the time still sounds great as when they were famous in the 60s good and fast delivery every time
Published 6 months ago by irene milton
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful piece of nostalgia
I would highly recommend this fabulous CD to anyone who appreciates good easy listening and feel-good music. It's a cracker!
Published 7 months ago by wendoline
4.0 out of 5 stars Popular
At the end of the occasionally sentimental liner note to this popular retrospective The Byrds' biographer Johnny Rogan observes that: "A month seldom passes when a music magazine... Read more
Published 7 months ago by S. Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars The Byrds
Superb blast from the past. Replacing well worn vinyl. Still a great sound. Some of these songs are immense. Timeless classic.
Published 7 months ago by Peter Hughes
4.0 out of 5 stars Byrds - Very Best Of
Good album the tracks took me back to my youth. Easy listening and worth a listen I would thoroughly recommend.
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Paul F. Ricketts
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