15 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After 1968's trailblazing country-rock album Sweetheart of the Rodeo, all the members of The Byrds except for Roger McGuinn left. The front man was forced to forge a new lineup from scratch. Fortunately, he could enlist country guitar virtuoso Clarence White, a session player on some of the band's earlier recordings. With White and a new rhythm section, The Byrds flew anew on an album that retained plenty of its predecessor's twang ("Old Blue," the instrumental "Nashville West," the classic "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man"). But the McGuinn/White guitar team also tore into rockers like "King Apathy III" and Bob Dylan's "This Wheel's on Fire."

EDITORS’ NOTES

After 1968's trailblazing country-rock album Sweetheart of the Rodeo, all the members of The Byrds except for Roger McGuinn left. The front man was forced to forge a new lineup from scratch. Fortunately, he could enlist country guitar virtuoso Clarence White, a session player on some of the band's earlier recordings. With White and a new rhythm section, The Byrds flew anew on an album that retained plenty of its predecessor's twang ("Old Blue," the instrumental "Nashville West," the classic "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man"). But the McGuinn/White guitar team also tore into rockers like "King Apathy III" and Bob Dylan's "This Wheel's on Fire."

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