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The Byrds: Byrds

Album Review

The 1973 reunion of the original five-piece.

Byrds was the first album from the classic line-up since 1965’s Turn! Turn! Turn! It got a disappointed critical reception, although divorced from the era’s ennui, behinds-the-scenes jockeying for position – especially from David Crosby, who was at the studio controls – and notwithstanding the members’ later assertions that they kept their best material for their solo forays – this is a fine, melodic folk- and country-rock collection.

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