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The Byrds - Greatest Hits flac album
  • Performer The Byrds
  • Title Greatest Hits
  • Date of release 1976
  • Country Europe
  • Style Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
  • Other formats WMA TTA MP2 AIFF XM AA WAV
  • Genre Rock / Pop
  • Size MP3 1577 mb
  • Size FLAC 1362 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 996

The Byrds' Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album by the American rock band the Byrds and was released in August 1967 on Columbia Records (see 1967 in music)

Without question, the Byrds were one of the great bands of the '60s and one of the few American bands of their time to continually turn out inventive, compelling albums. As they were recording a series of fine records, they turned out a number of classic singles that unquestionably defined their era. The Byrds' Greatest Hits does an excellent job of chronicling the peak years of their popularity before they went country-rock on 1968's Sweetheart of the Rodeo.

The Byrds' Greatest Hits does an excellent job of chronicling the peak years of their popularity before they went country-rock on 1968's Sweetheart of the Rode. Without question, the Byrds were one of the great bands of the '60s and one of the few American bands of their time to continually turn out inventive, compelling albums.

Compilation album by The Byrds. Mr. Tambourine Man. I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better. The Bells of Rhymney. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season). All I Really Want to Do. Chimes of Freedom. 5D (Fifth Dimension). So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star. Bonus tracks on 1999 reissue. Set You Free This Time. Have You Seen Her Face.

Byrds - Greatest Hits. Requires SACD-compatible hardware. Extra Tracks, Remastered, SACD. The first album I ever bought was Mr. Tambourine Man by these Guys. I loved it then, and almost 50 years later I still do. At some point in the last few years I discovered SACD, and jumped with both feet into that format.

The Byrds' Greatest Hits was released on August 7, 1967 in the United States (catalogue item CL 2716 in mono, CS 9516 in stereo) and October 20, 1967 in the United Kingdom (catalogue item BPG 63107 in mono, SBPG 63107 in stereo). The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America within a year of its release, eventually being. The album was remastered again at 20-bit resolution as part of the Columbia/Legacy Byrds series and reissued in an expanded and remixed form on March 30, 1999. The three bonus tracks on the 1999 reissue included two of the remaining singles from The Byrds' 1965 - 1967 career, plus the charting B-side, "It Won't Be Wrong".

Tracklist

A1 Mr. Tambourine Man 2:20
A2 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) 3:40
A3 5 D (Fith Dimension) 2:33
A4 So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star 2:08
A5 Eight Miles High 3:36
A6 Wasn't Born To Follow 2:04
B1 I Am A Pilgrim 3:38
B2 This Wheel's On Fire 4:45
B3 Jesus Is Just Alright 2:09
B4 Chestnut Mare 5:07
B5 Glory, Glory 4:02
B6 America's Great National Pastime 2:56

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – CBS

Credits

  • Cover – Friedhelm Meinass

Notes

This version has 8 advertised record covers printed on the rear jacket, along with the label code.
Alternative version displays 8 covers and lack the label code.
The Byrds - Greatest Hits has 12 record ads and a label code on the rear jacket.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A [variation 1]): EMB 02-31381-4A-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B [variation 1]): A 02-31381-1B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A [variation 2]): EMB 02-31381-4A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B [variation 2]): EMB 31381-1B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A [variation 3]): EMB 02-31381-2A-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B [variation 3]): EMB 31381-1B-1
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 0195

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EMB 31381 The Byrds Greatest Hits ‎(LP, Album, Comp) Embassy EMB 31381 Europe 1976
EMB 31381 The Byrds Greatest Hits ‎(LP, Comp) Embassy EMB 31381 Europe 1976
EMB 31381 The Byrds Greatest Hits ‎(LP, Comp) Embassy EMB 31381 Europe 1976
40-31381 The Byrds Greatest Hits ‎(Cass, Comp) Embassy 40-31381 Europe 1976
EMB 31381 The Byrds Greatest Hits ‎(LP, Comp, RE) Embassy EMB 31381 Portugal Unknown

Tracklist

1 Mr. Tambourine Man 2:20
2 I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better 2:32
3 The Bells Of Rhymney 3:31
4 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) 3:43
5 All I Really Want To Do 2:02
6 Chimes Of Freedom 3:50
7 Eight Miles High 3:36
8 Mr. Spaceman 2:08
9 5 D (Fifth Dimension) 2:33
10 So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star 2:06
11 My Back Pages 3:09

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records

Credits

  • Liner Notes – Dave Swaney
  • Producer – Allen Stanton (tracks: 7 to 9), Gary Usher (tracks: 10, 11), Terry Melcher (tracks: 1 to 6)
  • Remastered By [Digitally Remastered By] – Frank Decker

Notes

"Notes taken from the original analog release."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7464-09516-8 8

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CS 9516 The Byrds The Byrds' Greatest Hits ‎(LP, Comp) Columbia CS 9516 US 1967
ALD 8080 The Byrds Greatest Hits ‎(LP, Comp) CBS ALD 8080 South Africa 1967
40-32068 The Byrds Greatest Hits ‎(Cass, Comp) CBS 40-32068 UK Unknown
CS 9516 The Byrds The Byrds' Greatest Hits ‎(LP, Comp) Columbia CS 9516 Canada 1967
KG 1540 The Byrds The Byrds' Greatest Hits ‎(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Taedo KG 1540 South Korea 1967