After a huge number of hit singles, top charting albums, concert tours and international television appearances, The
Byrds developed into a very influential band along the lines of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones.
Spearheaded by their founder Roger McGuinn, The Byrds continued to be a major recording entity and delivered over
a dozen of the finest classic rock albums in their decade together of making legendary music.
With the close of the turbulent sixties dawning, The Byrds reunited once again with their original producer Terry Melcher
(Mr. Tambourine Man/Turn, Turn, Turn) and delivered the classic Ballad Of Easy Rider. With a whole new audience
developing from their college concert tours and the beginning of the powerful FM radio coverage, this masterwork hit
the top thirty album charts and brought the band continued acclaim. The LP consisted of some of their most memorable
songs like the aforementioned hippie anthem Ballad of Easy Rider, which also received tons of exposure thanks
to being featured as the title song to the Jack Nicholson/Peter Fonda motion picture Easy Rider. The album also treated
the listener to some Byrds favorites like Jesus Is Just Alright, Oil In My Lamp, Fido and a revisit to the Bob Dylan
catalog with their hit interpretation of It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.
Featuring the legendary twelve string guitar and lead vocals of Roger McGuinn, the sorely missed lead guitar and
vocals of the late great Clarence White, the powerful drum and vocals of Gene Parsons, and the solid bass and vocals
of John York, The Byrds' Ballad Of Easy Rider was an all around hit with underground radio, college campuses and
traditional radio and retail audiences. This album is consistently recognized as one of the finest efforts in their deep
catalog of hit recordings.
In an effort to continually offer consummate music lovers with the greatest rock recordings of all time, Friday Music
proudly presents for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the Anniversary Edition of The Byrds classic Ballad Of Easy Rider.
Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Byrds, Elvis Presley, Deep
Purple) at Friday Music Studios and pressed at R.T.I., Ballad Of Easy Rider also continues the second release in our
extensive The Byrds/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series.
In addition to the brilliant rock and roll classics contained on this stunning release, to celebrate this limited edition
album, we are also including a first time gatefold cover which features the original artwork from the 1969 release as well
as some very rare photos from The Byrds' archives at Columbia Records. We are also including a poly lined sleeve to
protect your vinyl and a poly bag to keep your album cover in mint condition.
The Byrds... Ballad Of Easy Rider... A Classic Rock Masterpiece... from the legendary voices and instruments of
Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons and John York... First time audiophile vinyl... Only from your friends
at Friday Music... Jesus Is Just Alright With Me...