The Dillards Wheatstraw Suite on 180g LP
Exhibit Records Audiophile Series Release Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio & Pressed at RTI
The Album that Paved the Way for a Generation of Country/Folk-Rockers!
Wheatstraw Suite is the fourth album by The Dillards, originally released in 1968 and it's their first album to move away from their traditional bluegrass sound by using a full orchestra and occasional drums. The Dillards had been experimenting for some time before they released this album, Rodney and Douglas Dillard, Dean Webb and Mitch Jayne made up one of America's premier bluegrass groups and by 1965, certain members began exploring other ideas.
The band toured with The Byrds, (featuring future Buffalo Springfield drummer Dewey Martin), but Wheatstraw Suite was the first time they explored the new sound on a full length album. The album features seven original songs and six covers, the covers being drawn mostly from contemporary rock and pop musicians rather than traditionals. One of the tightest ensembles of all time, the Dillards perfected a brand of eclectic bluegrass-country-folk that has never been equaled. The songs all come together to form this masterpiece of great vocal harmonies and virtuosic banjo picking.
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- Rodney Dillard (vocals, guitar, dobro)
- Herb Pederson (vocals, banjo, guitar)
- Dean Webb (mandolin)
- Mitch Jayne (bass)
- Exhibit Records Audiophile Series
- Gatefold 180g vinyl LP
- Mastered By Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
- Pressed at RTI
The Dillards Wheatstraw Suite Track Listing:
1. I'll Fly Away
2. Nobody Knows
3. Hey Boys
4. The Biggest Whatever
5. Listen To the Sound
6. Little Pete
7. Reason To Believe
8. Single Saddle
9. I've Just Seen a Face
10. Lemon Chimes
11. Don't You Cry
12. Bending The Strings
13. She Sang Hymns Out of Tune