Saturday, 15 December 2007

The Byrds - Live In Holland - 1970

The Byrds have been credited with forging the link between the musical style's of Bob Dylan and The Beatles back in the 1960's.

They can also claim to be one of the pioneers of folk rock and country rock, whilst retaining a pedigree in the sixties psychedelia scene.

Not bad eh?

In 1969 they performed at the Fillmore West, the concert subsequently being released as an official album, and receiving good reviews and sales.

The following year (1970) the Byrds were touring and promoting that years 'Untitled' double album, (with the second half again being live).

During the tour the band were legitimately recorded in Holland by Dutch radio organisation VPRO.

This concert had a notably different set list than the Fillmore West concert.

This then is The Byrds, Live Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (Holland) on July 7th, 1970.

This is a pristine copy from the broadcast on the Dutch Radio 2 on August 10, 2006 by KRO, as direct from the original master tape - lets just say top quality.

Set list:

01 House announcement (Dutch language)
02 My Back Pages
03 Baby, What You Want Me To Do
04 Willin'
05 This Wheel's On Fire
06 Ballad Of Easy Rider
07 Jesus Is Just Alright
08 Medley: Turn Turn Turn >
09 Mr. Tambourine Man >
10 Eight Miles High >
11 Hold It > 'Encore Applause'
12 So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
13 Mr. Spaceman
14 Chestnut Mare
15 Chimes Of Freedom

Band line:

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

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10 comments:

Willard said...

Many thanks. I look forward to hearing this.
Cheers,
W

chipper said...

Thanks for your share on this one- I used to think that this was my least favorite version of the band, but over the past few years, its the one that I visit most often. The guitar interplay is very under-rated...

Anonymous said...

I always check the Beehive for great concerts. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I was there in 1970 when they played in Nijmegen, Holland. I think that it was some months after that concert that the guitarplayer Clarence White died in a caraccident.

Thanx

Pauzze

A Dashing Blade said...

Awesome quality, presumeably taped from an FM braodcast?

Thx for sharing

dave said...

Younger Than Yesterday is still my favourite but Untitled is pretty cool too because it has Chestnut Mare on it. Thanks for this!

gkapageridis said...

A flying performance from a great band. Thank's again and again.
This Byrds are made for rocking and what they do.
We have to listen to them and the rest is one nice history of delight.
Giannis

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike. Looking forward to seeing if Willing is the same song Little Feat wrote. Martin from Canada.

Anonymous said...

thanks, bro

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