Video: The Byrds w/Gram Parsons – “Mr. Spaceman” (1968) From Fifth Dimension (Columbia, 1966) via Reelin’ in the Years. Filmed at the Roman Colosseum while the Byrds were in town to play the first International European Pop Festival in 1968, two full years after “Mr. Spaceman” was originally recorded by a very different Byrds lineup. … Continue reading 50 Year Old Byrds video: Mr. Spaceman ft. Gram Parsons
I like this. Sub Pop has a new feature on their site called For the Record that has staffers dig through the back catalog and write up something on the records that move them. This week’s feature is Beachwood Sparks Once We Were Trees, originally released on October 10, 2001. Once we were Trees was … Continue reading Sub Pop Looks Back and Offers Discounts
With the release of a new Gram Parsons documentary on DVD and his Complete Reprise Sessions remastered and repackaged, Glorious Noise takes a look back over the recorded output of one of America’s most influential songwriters.
Legacy Preps Byrds Box – 4 CDs + 1 DVD, 99 tracks, due August 29. The Byrds: There is a Season “includes most of the original and bonus material that was featured on [previous deluxe] reissues and organizes them in chronological order [and] adds five previously unreleased [live] tracks… The DVD collects the band’s appearances … Continue reading New Byrds Box Set
Ah yes, the soft, warm flow of GP slipping into your brain and numbing your “bad thoughts.” I know that feeling. I listened to the double CD of GP and Grevious Angel for months on end when I first bought it. It would have been very interesting to see what Gram would have done had … Continue reading More Cosmic