0
FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Search
Menu
Music > Vinyl > The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo (180g Colored Vinyl LP) * * *
Click to Enlarge

The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo

(180g Colored Vinyl LP) * * *

$32.99
23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Availability: In Stock (1)
Item: LDB96705
Description

Call To Confirm Colored Copies Are Still Available

With one mighty swing of the axe, the Byrds changed not only the face of rock 'n' roll but country music, as well, with their sixth album, 1968's Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. Tired of dipping a toe into the genre, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman added singer Gram Parsons and drummer Kevin Kelley to the fold and went for total immersion. The baptism of country-rock was a natural with Parsons, former International Submarine Band frontman, now on board.

And the repertoire was wide open for country classics by the Louvin Brothers ("The Christian Life") and Merle Haggard ("Life In Prison"), as well as Depression-era ballads (Woody Guthrie's "Pretty Boy Floyd") and honky tonk weepers cut by George Jones ("You're Still On My Mind"). The town wasn't big enough for both of them, of course, and Parsons soon split to form the Flying Burrito Brothers, but it sure was nice while it lasted!

Gatefold, colored 180g vinyl
pressing from Friday Music with liners from Hillman, mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering and manufactured at RTI.

Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
  1. You Ain't Going Nowhere
  2. I Am a Pilgrim
  3. The Christian Life
  4. You Don't Miss Your Water
  5. You're Still On My Mind
  6. Pretty Boy Floyd
  7. Hickory Wind
  8. One Hundred Years from Now
  9. Blue Canadian Rockies
  10. Life In Prison
  11. Nothing Was Delivered

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio
MD_Site_Footer_Promo_Catalog_2017

Catalog

Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2018. All Rights Reserved.