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5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent live BYRDS, 13 Dec. 2013
When CBS realised "Untitled", Billboard published a excellent review writing in the beginning: "McGuinn & his boys...". This is a sense of reality and the perspective that USA press have of this extraordinary live set of the band. In the rock history, million fans have always a prominent heart-memory from the original line-up with David Crosby, the genious songwriting of Gene Clark, Chris Hillman on bass and Michael Clarke on drums. Through the years, in the late sixties, The Byrds have a long, creative changed line-up with Clarence White on guitar, Skip Battin on bass and Gene Parsons on drums. This live set recording at American University in Washington DC on 12 september 1971 give now a beautiful chance to renew our personal love for the music of the band. Roger McGuinn, the leader and only original member, sing and play his rickenbaer 12 string guitar. The concert is a sensational cocktail from classic hits like "So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star", "Eight Miles High" e "Mr. Spaceman" to contemporary hits from Untitled ("Lover of the Bayou" and "Chestnut Mare"), Sweetheart of the Rodeo ("Pretty Boy Floyd"), Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde ("Nashville West"), Byrdmaniax ("I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician") and Farther Along ("Tiffany Queen"). All together these 14 songs mixed country, rock'n'roll, blues & folk-rock. The concert propose electric and acoustic sounds with extraordinary vocals. An ultimate opportunity for discover the american Beatles, in a pure land of freedom and expression. For ever.