BYRDS - BYRDMANIAX UK FOC 12" Vinyl LP Album

Byrdmaniax is the tenth album by the American rock band The Byrds. It was released in June 1971 on Columbia Records at a time of renewed commercial and critical success for the band.

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BYRDS - BYRDMANIAX UK FOC 12" LP VINYL

 

Album Description & Collectors information:

 

Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design with photos of the Byrds on the inside cover pages

Matrix/Stamper Codes: the vinyl records does NOT have any stamper codes.

"The Byrds" were an American rock band known for their signature folk-rock and psychedelic sound. In 1971, they released their 12" Vinyl LP "Byrdmaniax".

The album was recorded with a different lineup than the band's classic era, and it was largely dismissed by critics upon its release. However, "Byrdmaniax" still features some noteworthy tracks, including "I Wanna Grow Up to Be a Politician" and "Glory, Glory."

"I Wanna Grow Up to Be a Politician" is a satirical track that pokes fun at the political landscape of the time, while "Glory, Glory" features a gospel-inspired sound that showcases the band's versatility.

Despite its mixed reception, "Byrdmaniax" is still an interesting chapter in the legacy of "The Byrds." It's an album that's worth revisiting for fans of the band or for anyone interested in the evolution of rock music during the 1970s.

Music Genre:

  Country Rock, Pop 

Album Production Information:

 

The album: "BYRDS - Byrdmaniax" was produced by: Terry Melcher, Chris Hinshaw

This album was recorded at: 2 June , 6 October , 1970, 9-26 January, 1-6 March , 1971, Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA Orchestral overdubs: mid–March – early April 1971, Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA

Album cover photography: Don Jim

Album cover design: Virgina Team, John Berg, Anne Garner

Album insided photos: Derek Lepper, Ed Caraeff, Gene Parson

Record Label Information:

  Orange CBS S 64389 KC 30640

Media Format:

  12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 290 gram  

Year & Country:

  1971 Made in England
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: BYRDS - Byrdmaniax
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Roger McGuinn - guitar, vocals
  • Clarence White - guitar, vocals
  • Skip Battin - electric bass, vocals
  • Gene Parsons - drums, harmonica, banjo, vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "BYRDS - Byrdmaniax"

The detailed tracklist of this record "BYRDS - Byrdmaniax" is:

    Side One:
  1. Glory, Glory (Arthur Reynolds) - 4:03
  2. Pale Blue (Roger McGuinn, Gene Parsons) - 2:22
  3. I Trust (Roger McGuinn) - 3:19
  4. Tunnel of Love (Skip Battin, Kim Fowley) - 4:59
  5. Citizen Kane (Skip Battin, Kim Fowley) - 2:36
    Side Two:
  1. I Wanna Grow Up to Be a Politician (Roger McGuinn, Jacques Levy) - 2:03
  2. Absolute Happiness (Skip Battin, Kim Fowley) - 2:38
  3. Green Apple Quick Step (Gene Parsons, Clarence White) - 1:49
  4. My Destiny (Helen Carter) - 3:38
  5. Kathleen's Song (Roger McGuinn, Jacques Levy) - 2:40
  6. Jamaica Say You Will (Jackson Browne) - 3:27
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