The Byrds Download
Jan 4, 1970 (Late)Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
The Byrds Download
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Total Length:
44:07
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

The Byrds Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Tuning01:07
  2. 2Feel A Whole Lot Better02:39
  3. 3This Wheel's On Fire04:01
  4. 4Positively 4th Street03:35
  5. 5Roll Over Beethoven03:00
  6. 6Close Up The Honky Tonk / You're Still On My Mind / Sing Me Back Home03:40
  7. 7So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star02:44
  8. 8You Don't Miss Your Water03:25
  9. 9Jesus Is Just Alright03:11
  10. 10Nashville West02:00
  11. 11Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)02:03
  12. 12Mr. Tambourine Man (Incomplete)01:18
  13. 13Eight Miles High (Incomplete)07:32
  14. 14He Was A Friend Of Mine02:40
  15. 15Hold It01:12
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Item Number:
  • 50176-7215-AD
Date:
  • Jan 4, 1970 (Late)
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Tuning01:07
  2. 2Feel A Whole Lot Better02:39
  3. 3This Wheel's On Fire04:01
  4. 4Positively 4th Street03:35
  5. 5Roll Over Beethoven03:00
  6. 6Close Up The Honky Tonk / You're Still On My Mind / Sing Me Back Home03:40
  7. 7So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star02:44
  8. 8You Don't Miss Your Water03:25
  9. 9Jesus Is Just Alright03:11
  10. 10Nashville West02:00
  11. 11Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)02:03
  12. 12Mr. Tambourine Man (Incomplete)01:18
  13. 13Eight Miles High (Incomplete)07:32
  14. 14He Was A Friend Of Mine02:40
  15. 15Hold It01:12
Total Length:
44:07
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Roger McGuinn - guitar, vocals; Clarence White - guitar, mandolin; Skip Battin - bass, vocals; Gene Parsons - drums, vocals

This is The Byrds' late show from the final night of a three-night Fillmore West run headlining over Fleetwood Mac and John Hammond, Jr. This performance took place early on in the McGuinn/White/Battin/Parsons lineup, which would last longer than any other Byrds incarnation.

At the time of this show, the band was touring to promote their Ballad of Easy Rider LP, which found the group extending their exploration of country music while heading toward a heavier electric rock sound. Ex-Kentucky Colonels guitarist Clarence White is the most fascinating aspect of this lineup, and his innovative string bending techniques are well represented here. McGuinn and White are in separate channels on the tape, resulting in a clear musical dialogue between the guitars. The most interesting performances are the hits, due to their heavier new approach and the incredible guitar interplay between Clarence's sizzling string bending Telecaster and Roger's distinctive 12-string Rickenbacker.


"Eight Miles High" had begun to manifest itself as a vehicle for extended jamming, and is performed fantastically here. The recording starts in progress, however, so the first 30 seconds are missing.

Other highlights include nice covers of Dylan's "This Wheel's On Fire" and "Positively 4th Street" and rockin' versions of "Jesus Is Just Alright," their single at the time (later to be covered by The Doobie Brothers in the exact same arrangement). This late show delivers the band at their most inspired and enthusiastic, while still upholding the harmonious quality that defined them as The Byrds.

For the serious fan and novice both, this show represents a characteristic representation of one of the period's most distinctive and influential bands. Well worth the listen.

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