The Byrds burst upon an already fertile pop/rock music scene in the spring of 1965 with a stunning retooling of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" that changed everything. The debut album of the same name that followed, featuring mindblowing folk-rock gems like "The Bells Of Rhymney," "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" and "Chimes Of Freedom," was so aromatically intoxicating it even lit a fire under the Beatles across the Atlantic, beavering away on Rubber Soul. The Mr. Tambourine Man longplayer is so bountiful it almost doubles as a Byrds greatest hits, volume one. "Here Without You" and "I Knew Id Want You" weave a sense of mystery into the Byrds' eerie harmonic tapestry. And "All I Want To Do," along with "Spanish Harlem Incident," once again, connect Dylan's magic to the pop charts in a way only McGuinn, Crosby, Clark, Hillman and Clarke could pull off.
Unavailable for over 40 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissue of this monumental recording in its original, highly-sought-after mono incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog mono masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.