THE BYRDS The Legacy Bonus Track Reissue Series (1965-1971)

There’s not much to say about The Byrds you don’t already know. This 11CD, 13-disc bonus track reissue collection (with a couple of Deluxe-style editions tossed in) covers The Byrds from 1965 to 1971. There’s both brilliance and filler, as The Byrdsconsistency was continually plagued by rotating personnel and internal directional squabbles. You can’t go wrong with the early stuff, though, as Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn! helped to chart the course of both folk and rock. Fifth Dimension found The Byrds diving head-first into psychedelia (earlier than most acts) with “Eight Miles High”… in 1966. While Sweetheart Of The Rodeo found The Byrds breaking new ground once again, this time with an against-the-grain country album, spearheaded by Gram Parsons – whose vocals would, ironically, be absent on much of the original LP, a problem corrected by the 2CD reissue. Personally, one of my favorites is (Untitled)/(Unissued), the 2CD reissue of The Byrds‘ 1970 double live album, which spotlights Clarence White’s stinging guitar work. You’ve probably got your own faves. Click the covers for links to Amazon.

Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
Mr. Tambourine Man
I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better
Spanish Harlem Incident
You Won’t Have To Cry
Here Without You
The Bells Of Rhymney
All I Really Want To Do
I Knew I’d Want You
It’s No Use
Don’t Doubt Yourself, Babe
Chimes Of Freedom
We’ll Meet Again
She Has A Way
– Bonus Track
I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
It’s No Use (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
You Won’t Have To Cry (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
All I Really Want To Do (Single Version)Bonus Track
You And Me (Instrumental)Bonus Track

Turn! Turn! Turn! (1965)
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
It Won’t Be Wrong
Set You Free This Time
Lay Down Your Weary Tune
He Was A Friend Of Mine
The World Turns All Around Her
Satisfied Mind
If You’re Gone
The Times They Are A-Changin
Wait And See
Oh! Susannah
The Day Walk (Never Before)
Bonus Track
She Don’t Care About Time (Single Version)Bonus Track
The Times They Are A-Changin(First Version)Bonus Track
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Version 1/Take 1)Bonus Track
She Don’t Care About Time (Version 1/Take 2)Bonus Track
The World Turns All Around Her (Alternate Mix/Bongo Version)Bonus Track
Stranger In A Strange Land (Instrumental Backing Track/Take 10)Bonus Track

Fifth Dimension (1966)
5D (Fifth Dimension)
Wild Mountain Thyme
Mr. Spaceman
I See You
What’s Happening?
I Come And Stand At Every Door
Eight Miles High
Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)
Captain Soul
John Riley
2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)
Why (Single Version)
Bonus Track
I Know My Rider (I Know You Rider)Bonus Track
Psychodrama CityBonus Track
Eight Miles High (Alternate/RCA Studios Version)Bonus Track
Why (Alternate/RCA Studios Version)Bonus Track
John Riley (Instrumental)/Interview Segments For RadioBonus Track

Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Have You Seen Her Face

Renaissance Fair
Time Between
Everybody’s Been Burned
Thoughts And Words
Mind Gardens
My Back Pages
The Girl With No Name

It Happens Each Day
Bonus Track
Don’t Make WavesBonus Track
My Back Pages (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
Mind Gardens (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
Lady FriendBonus Track
Old John Robertson (Single Version)Bonus Track

The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968)
Artificial Energy
Goin‘ Back
Natural Harmony
Draft Morning
Wasn’t Born To Follow
Get To You
Change Is Now
Old John Robertson
Tribal Gathering
Dolphin’s Smile
Space Odyssey
Moog Raga (Instrumental)
Bonus Track
Bound To Fall (Instrumental)Bonus Track
Goin‘ Back (Version One)
Bonus Track
Draft Morning (Alternate End)Bonus Track
Universal Mind Decoder (Instrumental)Bonus Track

Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (Legacy 2CD Edition) (1968/2003)
You Ain’t Going Nowhere
I Am A Pilgrim
The Christian Life
You Don’t Miss Your Water
You’re Still On My Mind
Pretty Boy Floyd
Hickory Wind
One Hundred Years From Now
Blue Canadian Rockies
Life In Prison
Nothing Was Delivered
All I Have Are Memories (Master Take – Kevin Kelly Vocal)
Bonus Track
ReputationBonus Track
Pretty PollyBonus Track
Lazy DaysBonus Track
The Christian Life (Master Take – Gram Parsons Vocal)Bonus Track
You Don’t Miss Your Water (Master Take – Gram Parsons Vocal)Bonus Track
One Hundred Years From Now (Master Take – Gram Parsons Vocal)Bonus Track
Radio Spot – Sweetheart Of The Rodeo AlbumBonus Track

Sum Up Broke (Single Version) (The International Submarine Band)
Bonus Track
One Day Week (Single Version) (The International Submarine Band)Bonus Track
Truck Drivin‘ Man (The International Submarine Band)Bonus Track
Blue Eyes (The International Submarine Band)Bonus Track
Luxury Liner (The International Submarine Band)Bonus Track
Strong Boy (The International Submarine Band)Bonus Track
Lazy Days (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
Pretty Polly (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
Hickory Wind (Alternate Nashville Version – Take 8)Bonus Track
The Christian Life (Rehearsal/Take 7 – Gram Parsons Vocal)Bonus Track
The Christian Life (Rehearsal/Take 8 – Gram Parsons Vocal)Bonus Track
Life In Prison (Rehearsal/Takes 1 & 2 – Gram Parsons Vocal)Bonus Track
Life In Prison (Rehearsal/Takes 3 & 4 – Gram Parsons Vocal)Bonus Track
100 Years From Now (Rehearsal/Takes 12 & 13 – Gram Parsons Vocal)Bonus
100 Years From Now (Rehearsal/Takes 14 & 15 – Gram Parsons Vocal)Bonus
You’re Still On My Mind (Rehearsal/Take 13 – Gram Parsons Vocal)Bonus Track
You’re Still On My Mind (Rehearsal/Take 48 – Gram Parsons Vocal)Bonus Track
All I Have Are Memories (Alternate Instrumental – Take 17)Bonus Track
All I Have Are Memories (Alternate Instrumental – Take 21)Bonus Track
Blue Canadian Rockies (Rehearsal/Take 14)Bonus Track

Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde (1969)
This Wheel’s On Fire
Old Blue
Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
Child Of The Universe
Nashville West
Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man
King Apathy III
Bad Night At The Whiskey
Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby What You Want Me To Do
Stanley’s Song
Bonus Track
Lay Lady Lay (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
This Wheel’s On Fire (Version One)Bonus Track
Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby… (Alternate – Take 1) Bonus Track
Nashville West (Alternate Version – Nashville Recording)Bonus Track

Ballad Of Easy Rider (1969)
Ballad Of Easy Rider
Oil In My Lamp
Tulsa County
Jack Tarr The Sailor
Jesus Is Just Alright
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
There Must Be Someone (I Can Turn To)
Gunga Din
Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
Armstrong, Aldrin And Collins
Way Beyond The Sun
Bonus Track
Mae Jean Goes To HollywoodBonus Track
Oil In My Lamp (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
Tulsa County (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
Fiddler A Dram (Moog Experiment)Bonus Track
Ballad Of Easy Rider (Long Version)Bonus Track
Build It Up (Instrumental)Bonus Track

(Untitled) / (Unissued) (1970/2000)
Lover Of The Bayou
Positively 4th Street
Nashville West
So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star
Mr. Tambourine Man
Mr. Spaceman
Eight Miles High
Chestnut Mare
Truck Stop Girl
All The Things
Yesterday’s Train
Hungry Planet
Just A Season
Take A Whiff On Me
You All Look Alike
Welcome Back Home
All The Things (Alternate Version)
Bonus Track
Yesterday’s Train (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
Lover Of The Bayou (Studio)Bonus Track
Kathleen’s Song (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
White’s Lightning Pt. 2 (Studio)Bonus Track
Willin’ (Studio)Bonus Track
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Live)Bonus Track
Old Blue (Live)Bonus Track
It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (Live)Bonus Track
Ballad Of Easy Rider (Live)Bonus Track
My Back Pages (Live)Bonus Track
Take A Whiff On Me (Live)Bonus Track
Jesus Is Just Alright (Live)Bonus Track
This Wheels On Fire (Live)Bonus Track

Byrdmaniax (1971)
Glory, Glory

Pale Blue
I Trust
Tunnel Of Love
Citizen Kane
I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician
Absolute Happiness
Green Apple Quick Step
My Destiny
Kathleen’s Song
Jamaica Say You Will
Just Like a Woman
Bonus Track
Pale Blue (Alternate Version)Bonus Track
Think I’m Gonna Feel BetterBonus Track

Farther Along (1971)
Tiffany Queen
Get Down Your Line
Farther Along
B. B. Class Road
America’s Great National Pastime
Antique Sandy
Precious Kate
So Fine
Lazy Waters
Bristol Steam Convention Blues
Lost My Drivin’ Wheel (Outtake)
Bonus Track
Born To Rock ‘n’ Roll (Outtake)
Bonus Track
Bag Full Of Money (Outtake)Bonus Track



  • Willard
    June 20, 2011 - 14:41 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • April 6, 2012 - 12:58 | Permalink

    These here are better than dirt. Stronger than work. Harmoniously sweeter than worts.

  • Colonel Panic
    April 6, 2012 - 13:35 | Permalink

    Pure gold. Thanks Capn’

  • Doomcan
    April 8, 2012 - 14:31 | Permalink

    Thank you Captain Willard. You always come through for the men, Sir. (snappily salutes the captain)

  • ate2zee
    October 19, 2012 - 16:32 | Permalink

    I like to think I’m not one of those oldies who just sits in my rocking chair listening to oldies. Maybe that’s why I’d not paid attention to The Byrds in decades (but held onto my 45 of Eight Miles High, of course.) It’s your fault really that now I’m an oldie sitting in my rocking chair listening to these Byrds oldies & I’m ashamed to say I’m loving it. Thanks!

  • Willard
    October 19, 2012 - 17:16 | Permalink

    That’s what you get for hanging out at places run by other oldies in their rocking chairs.

  • Mark
    November 20, 2012 - 20:47 | Permalink

    Thanks for these; some fantastic records in this set.

  • keef
    January 15, 2013 - 18:11 | Permalink

    Thank you.

  • barry davis
    July 20, 2013 - 16:10 | Permalink


  • Anonymous
    July 21, 2013 - 06:22 | Permalink

    Some great stuff. Thanks. But I’m having trouble with the ones on DF. It looks like they’ve been deleted.

    • Willard
      July 21, 2013 - 10:30 | Permalink

      New links up, thanks.

      • Anonymous
        July 21, 2013 - 14:16 | Permalink

        Splendid. And thanks again.

  • Anonymous
    April 25, 2014 - 11:44 | Permalink

    Some of the Mega links when you first click on them give a file not found error. If you go back and try again it works. Just a heads up, before anyone goes off bothering Willard.

  • Duane
    May 5, 2015 - 17:06 | Permalink

    Thanks for everything Will.

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