The BYRDS Vinyl LP Albums Gallery and Discography

The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (aka Jim McGuinn) remaining the sole consistent member until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial success of contemporaries like The Beatles , The Beach Boys , and The Rolling Stones for a short period of time (1965–66), The Byrds are today considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s Initially, they pioneered the musical genre of folk rock, melding the influence of The Beatles and other British Invasion bands with contemporary and traditional folk music. As the 1960s progressed, the band was also influential in originating psychedelic rock, raga rock, and country rock. In addition, the band's signature blend of clear harmony singing and McGuinn's jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar has continued to be influential on popular music up to the present day. Among the band's most enduring songs are their cover versions of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and Pete Seeger's "Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season)", along with the self-penned originals, "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better", "Eight Miles High", "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star", "Ballad of Easy Rider" and "Chestnut Mare".

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Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title

Asylum Records SD 5058 (ST-AS-732779 PR)
BYRDS - S/T Self-Titled Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Michael Clarke


THE BYRDS - S/T Self-Titled Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Michael Clarke (1973, USA)

Byrds is the twelfth album by the American rock band "The Byrds" and was released in March 1973 on Asylum Records. It was recorded as the centerpiece of a reunion between the five original members of The Byrds: Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, and Michael Clarke

CBS S 64389 KC 30640
BYRDS - Byrdmaniax


THE BYRDS - Byrdmaniax (1971, England)

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.

Columbia AL 31050
BYRDS - Farther Along

THE BYRDS - Farther Along (1971, USA)

"Farther Along" is the eleventh album by the American rock band "The Byrd"s and was released in November 1971 on Columbia Records For the most part, the album was recorded and produced by The Byrds themselves in London, England, over the course of five work-intensive days in July 1971. It was quickly released as a reaction to the commercial failure of The Byrds' previous album, Byrdmaniax, and as an attempt to stem the criticism that album was receiving in the music press.

CBS – S 63107

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THE BYRDS - Greatest Hits ( 1971, Netherlands ) Updated  

This is the first Dutch release of "The BYRDS - Greatest Hits" and the record label has a solid Orange colour and the CBS "Walking Eye" Company Logo. Later issues of the Dutch release have an orange to yellow colour grading on the label.

Embassy EMB 31381
Byrds - Greatest Hits
THE BYRDS - Greatest Hits (1976, Holland)
CBS SBPG 62571
Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man

THE BYRDS - Mr Tambourine Man (1965, England)

This debut album, "Mr Tambourine Man," released in 1965, was a commercial and critical success, and the title track became an international hit. The album is regarded as a classic and is often cited as one of the most influential records of the 1960s.

Columbia CS 9670 / XSM 136653
BYRDS - Sweetheart if the Rodeo

THE BYRDS - Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968, USA)

"Sweetheart of the Rodeo" is the sixth album by American rock band The Byrds and was released on August 30, 1968 on Columbia Records. Recorded with the addition of country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons, it was influential as the first major country-rock album by an established act and represented a stylistic move away from the psychedelic rock of the band's previous LP, "The Notorious Byrd Brothers".

Columbia CL 2454
Byrds - Turn Turn Turn MONO

THE BYRDS - Turn Turn Turn MONO (1965, USA)

The Mono edition of the album is highly sought after by collectors and music enthusiasts. The Mono version of the album is different from the stereo version in that it has a more raw and authentic sound. The Mono edition has a single channel of audio, which gives it a more unified and coherent sound. The stereo version, on the other hand, has two channels of audio, which can make it sound more artificial and processed.

CBS S 66253
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THE BYRDS - Untitled (1970, Germany)

The Byrds' "Untitled" album was a double LP set that included both live recordings and studio tracks. The live recordings were taken from concerts that the band had performed at the Fillmore East in New York City and the Fillmore West in San Francisco. The studio tracks were recorded at Columbia Studios in Hollywood, California. The album was produced by Terry Melcher and the band, with additional engineering by Stephen Barncard.