When "Mr. Tambourine Man" first rumbled out of car radio speakers in 1965, it was a pivotal moment in pop history. With its jangling 12-string and epic sweep, it was the dawn of a new day: the birth of folk-rock. And the Byrds were just getting started. The next two years saw one hit after another, from the Biblical prophesies of "Turn, Turn, Turn" to the raga-rock of "Eight Miles High," from the exotic orchestration of "So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star" to the Byrds bringing it all back home with "My Back Pages." Here they are again, 30 landmark recordings in their perfectly constructed, radio-friendly mono mixes: the forgotten rarities, withdrawn singles and, of course, all the original A and B-sides. No one has ever had a stronger run of singles than did the Byrds in their prime. No one.
Mr. Tambourine Man • I Knew I’d Want You • All I Really Want To Do • I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better • The Bells Of Rhymney • Chimes Of Freedom • She Don’t Care About Time (1) • It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue • The Times They Are A-Changin’ • Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) • She Don’t Care About Time (2) • Set You Free This Time • Won’t Be Wrong • He Was A Friend Of Mine • Eight Miles High • Why • 5D (Fifth Dimension) • Captain Soul • Mr. Spaceman • What’s Happening • So You Want To Be A Rock ’N’ Roll Star • Everybody’s Been Burned • My Back Pages • Renaissance Fair • Have You Seen Her Face • Don’t Make Waves • Lady Friend • Old John Robertson • Goin’ Back • Change Is Now