21 Songs, 1 Hour 15 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Sundazed_Music ,

Incredibly intimate, 21-song album!

It had been nearly 20 years since Roger McGuinn had last performed in Spain, but in
September 2004 the former Byrds leader and two of his treasured and trusty 12-string
guitars made their way to the Basque medieval city of Vitoria-Gasteiz for a special solo set
at the revered Azkena Rock Festival. And for this magical visit, McGuinn fans will be
thrilled to learn, the tape was rolling.

Beautifully recorded by Spanish national radio, this incredibly intimate, 21-song double
album finds McGuinn chiming his way through glorious versions of Byrds hits (“Turn! Turn!
Turn!,” “Eight Miles High,” “So You Want to Be a Rock ’n’ Roll Star,” and others) and his
trademark inimitable readings of Bob Dylan classics (“My Back Pages,” “Knockin’ on
Heaven’s Door,” and, of course, “Mr. Tambourine Man”); along the way, the folk-rock icon peppers the program with poignant anecdotes about his career and the songs themselves. Long-time fans, however, will completely swoon over the versions of less-frequently revisited gems like “Lover of the Bayou,” “Jolly Roger,” and “Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man.”

"Grimmbo" ,

"Spanish Castle Magic!"

.."Embrace That Jolly Roger!"..Oh; So very good to hear that distinctive Rickenbacher 12-String of That "Forever-Flying Byrd-Man"; Roger McGuinn!-What a Stellar Set this is; Something to delight both Old Fans (Like Myself!) And sure to win over new Alt/Folk/Trad Converts!-Running the gamut from Woody To Seeger To Dylan back to the very first Byrds Album; Exceptionally clear Guitar Picking and That Unmistakable Voice!-Sit Right Down; Man; "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere!"...by Grimmbo.

Dr. Biff ,

Live From Spain

Absolutely timeless and good for the spirit and soul.

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