Of all the members that belonged to the Byrds at various stages, Gene was without doubt the most talented when it came to songwriting. He was essentially the creative force in the early Byrds, even though Roger McGuinn got the limelight for being the "Leader" of the group.
I cannot understand how this album did not make it big time when it was originaly released. It is equal to anything put out by Dylan, Neil Young, Lennon or Lou Reed. The truth is that many of us realised what a great artist Gene was, only after his untimely demise. Of course some of us were not even born when this came out!
It is a joy to listen to this masterpiece lying down in bed with the headphones on, so that the rest of world is put to one side for one moment. You listen to the voice, the acoustic guitars, harmonica, and you are taken on a musical journey that will blow your mind away. Apparently David Gilmour & Roger Waters took the opening sequence from With Tomorrow and adapted it for Wish you Were Here. Spanish Guitar would easily make it to my top ten of all tracks ever composed, alongside Lennon's Imagine, Lou Reed & John Cale's Sunday Morning, or Neil Young's Harvest.
For Byrds Fans who have never listened to Gene's solo offerings, this is the one to begin with. Buy it and let it broaden your horizons to prepare you for other masterpieces such as No Other.