The Byrds – Younger than yesterday

Published on 17 June 2019 by

      Younger Than Yesterday is the fourth album by the American rock band The Byrds and was released on February 6, 1967 on Columbia Records. It saw the band continuing to integrate elements of psychedelic rock into their music, a process they had begun on their previous album, Fifth Dimension. In addition, the album captured the band and record producer Gary Usher experimenting with new musical textures, including brass instruments, reverse tape effects and an electronic oscillator. The album also marked the emergence of the band’s bass player Chris Hillman as a talented songwriter and vocalist.Crosby’s songwriting skills had also developed rapidly, with journalist David Fricke citing “Renaissance Fair” (co-written with McGuinn) as an example of his increasingly wistful lyricism and writing style. Rock critic Robert Christgau, writing for Rolling Stone magazine in 2007, called Younger Than Yesterday “the Byrds’ first mature album, a blend of space-flight twang and electric hoedown infused with the imminent glow of 1967 yet underlined with crackling realism.

Jim McGuinn – lead guitar, vocals
David Crosby – rhythm guitar, vocals
Chris Hillman – electric bass, vocals
Michael Clarke – drums


The Byrds – Younger than yesterday Tracklist

0:00 So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star
2:09 Have You Seen Her Face
4:53 CTA-102
7:25 Renaissance Fair
9:20 Time Between
11:17 Everybody’s Been Burned
14:26 Thoughts And Words
17:27 Mind Gardens
21:17 My Back Pages
24:29 The Girl With No Name
26:23 Why

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