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The Byrds

Byrds LaBiE

Byrds LaBiE b&w

Byrds LaBiE lbl 1

Byrds LaBiE lbl 2

Byrds LaBiE pur 2

The track list on side A is incorrect, as this owner corrected insert shows; the first track is “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” and not “Eight Miles High”:

Side A: You Ain’t Going Nowhere 3:30 / Lover Of The Bayou 4:30 / Old Blue 4:15 / Well Come Back Home 4:15 / My Back Pages 3:10                                                                    Side B: Baby, what do you want me to do 4:00 / He Was A Friend Of Mine 3:28 / Willin’ 4:09 / Fiddle Song 3:02 / Take A Whiff On Me 3:45

USA: 1971

I believe this was the first ever Byrds bootleg. While an East Coast bootlegger made up the venue ‘Atlanta Whiskey Flat’ for a Beatles performance, here WCF invented ‘Buddy’s in England’ for this tape which most likely was passed to them without any identifying information.

Source: Incomplete radio broadcast by Dutch station VPRO, as broadcast on a US radio station some time after the event: The Byrds at the tail end of their European tour, recorded here in Amsterdam at the Concertgebouw on 1970-07-07. Concertvault claims this is the  10:30PM second show (there was also a 7PM early show, which can be found on their website).

It appears, the complete set list looked like this:

THE BYRDS
Amsterdam, 1970-07-07

introduction
You ain’t going nowhere
Lover of the bayou
Old blue
Welcome back home
My back pages
Baby, what do you want me to do
He was a friend of mine
Willin
Fiddle tune
Take a whiff on me
This wheels on fire
It’s alright, Ma (I’m only bleeding)
Watching the river flow
Jesus is just alright
All things
Country jig
Medley: Turn turn turn/ Mr. Tambourine man/
8 miles high
So you want to be a Rock ‘n’ Roll star
Positively 4th street
Mr. Spaceman
You don’t miss your water
Chestnut mare
Chimes of freedom
Amazing grace

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Byrds DAFOP

“A landmark gig […] occurred early the following year, when these three original Byrds members hit the stage of San Francisco’s intimate Boarding House on February 9, 1978. Recorded for broadcast by KSAN radio and presented here, this performance would rapidly be bootlegged on vinyl as a “Byrds Reunion” under the title, Doin’ Alright for Old People, the title a Gene Clark stage banter quote taken from the show itself.”

Side 1: Jolly Roger / Chestnut Mare / Mr. Tambourine Man / You Ain’t Going Nowhere / Turn Turn Turn Side 2: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door / Bye Bye Baby / Rock ‘N’ Roll Star / Eight Miles High / I Feel A Whole Lot Better

A whole lot of background info can be found here: http://ebni.com/byrds/spmch1.html

wolfgangsvault has the complete recording of 16 performances: http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/mcguinn-clark-and-hillman/concerts/boarding-house-february-09-1978.html

From a reviewer: “It’s a really amazing show, and everyone is in fine voice. Chestnut Mare sounds fantastic with Clark and Hillman harmonizing. Mr. Tambourine Man is an arrangement where McGuinn, Clark, and Hillman each take a verse. It can be heard on youtube, and two other songs (Crazy Ladies and Train Leaves Here this Morning) are here. I wonder why this thing has never been officially released? “