2017/08/05

The Byrds/Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968)

The sixth album by American rock band the Byrds. Country rock-oriented sound featuring acoustic guitar, banjo and mandolin. Led by Gram Parsons (acoustic guitar, piano, organ, vocals) and Chris Hillman (electric bass, mandolin, acoustic guitar, vocals) more than Roger McGuinn (acoustic guitar, banjo, vocals). Noted as the first major country rock album. It consists of nine classical covers of country & western, traditional, folk and others, and two original songs by Gram Parsons. Includes singles, "You Ain't Going Nowhere" (a cover of Bob Dylan's song) and "I Am a Pilgrim" (traditional). After recording this album, Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman left the band and formed the country rock band The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Sweetheart of the Rodeo

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