Gabriel King | New Zealand | 10/09/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As a long time Byrdmaniac own virtually all their recorded output. I dont own this CD though. As I took a glance at it on Amazon I noticed it had no reviews so I thought I would quickly drop one in to help out the potential Byrd fan. What can I say? It has a mind bendingly strange song selection to start with. The Byrds changed line up a lot and for a compilation this size there is no need to include anything from beyond 1968 (not 4 out of 10 songs). The other 6 songs are all Byrds classics but to choose only 6 songs from their first 6 albums (let alone singles) gives a rather confusing insite into their constantly evolving sound for first time listeners. To go from the jingle jangle summery sounds of Mr Tambourine Man to the drug soaked jazzy leaning of Eight Miles High in the space of 2 songs is a bit steep.
This is a budget, short, unthought-out compilation that does no justice to the Byrds. Dont buy it --- buy the first 6 albums or some other compilation."