Sweetheart of the Rodeo [Legacy Edition]

Sweetheart of the Rodeo [Legacy Edition]

by The ByrdsThe Byrds

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For all intents and purposes, this is where country rock begins. All kinds of performers (Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Chris Isaak, Cheri Knight, Steve Earle, Wilco, and the denizens of the Hotel California) have drawn -- in spirit if not in song structure -- from the merger of the two seemingly contradictory genres found on this landmark 1968 recording. The Byrds had hinted at an interest in traditional country music during their previous recordings, but the arrival of Gram Parsons (replacing David Crosby) made the shift toward Nashville a feasible one. Pedal steel guitar replaces the Rickenbacker 12-string as the backbone of their sound, and they covered the Louvin Brothers' "The Christian Life" and Merle Haggard's "Life in Prison" alongside two Bob Dylan tunes, "You Ain't Going Nowhere" and "Nothing Was Delivered." The 1997 reissue of this recording includes alternate takes of several tracks with Parsons on lead vocals. Before long, however, Parsons and charter member Chris Hillman broke to form the Flying Burrito Brothers, leaving Jim McGuinn to soldier on. The Byrds continued to make fine recordings, especially 1970's Ballad of Easy Rider, but Sweetheart of the Rodeo remains their most influential disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2003
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998718920
catalogNumber: 87189
Rank: 22260


Disc 1

  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
  12. All I Have Are Memories [Master Take - Kevin Kelley Vocal]
  13. Reputation
  14. Pretty Polly
  15. Lazy Days
  16. The Christian Life
  17. You Don't Miss Your Water [Master Take - Gram Parsons Vocal]
  18. One Hundred Years from Now [Master Take - Gram Parsons Vocal]
  19. Radio Spot: "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" Album

Disc 2

  1. Sum Up Broke @@The International Submarine Band
  2. One Day Week @@The International Submarine Band
  3. Truck Drivin' Man @@The International Submarine Band
  4. Blue Eyes
  5. Luxury Liner
  6. Strong Boy
  7. Lazy Days [Alternate Version]
  8. Pretty Polly [Alternate Version]
  9. Hickory Wind [Alternate "Nashville" Version - Take 8]
  10. The Christian Life [Rehearsal Version - Take 8 - Gram Parson Vocal]
  11. The Christian Life [Rehearsal Version - Take 8 - Gram Parsons Vocal]
  12. Life in Prison [Rehearsal Version - Takes  1 & 2 - Gram Parsons Vocal]
  13. Life in Prison [Rehearsal Version - Takes 3 & 4 - Gram Parsons Vocal]
  14. One Hundred Years from Now [Rehearsal Version - Takes 12 & 13 - Gram Parsons Vocal]
  15. One Hundred Years from Now [Rehearsal Version - Takes 14 & 15 - Gram Parsons Vocal]
  16. You're Still on My Mind [Rehearsal Version - Take 13 - Gram Parsons Vocal]
  17. You're Still on My Mind [Rehearsal Version - Take 48 - Gram Parsons Vocal]
  18. All I Have Are Memories [Alternate Instrumental Take 17]
  19. All I Have Are Memories [Alternate Instrumental Take 21]
  20. Blue Canadian Rockies [Rehearsal Version - Take 14]

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Byrds   Primary Artist
Clarence White   Guitar
John Hartford   Banjo,Guitar
Chris Hillman   Mandolin,Bass Guitar
Gram Parsons   Guitar,Vocals
Lloyd Green   Steel Guitar
Earl Poole Ball   Piano
Jon Corneal   Drums
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Kevin Kelley   Drums,Vocals
JayDee Mannes   Steel Guitar
Roger McGuinn   Banjo,Guitar

Technical Credits

Merle Haggard   Composer
Chris Hillman   Composer
Steve Young   Composer
Woody Guthrie   Composer
Tim Hardin   Composer
William Bell   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Gram Parsons   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Charlie Bragg   Engineer
Bob Buchanan   Composer
Terry Fell   Composer
Roy Halee   Engineer
Monte Kay   Producer
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
Roger McGuinn   Composer
John Nuese   Composer
Gary Usher   Producer
David Fricke   Liner Notes
Bob Irwin   Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Luke McDaniel   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Jordi Mora   Cover Illustration
Mark Unterberger   Packaging Manager
Joaquin Mora   Cover Illustration
Suzi Jane Hokum   Producer
J. Saunders   Composer

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