Roger Mcguinn
Roger Mcguinn

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm     with insert 

(1973)2013 EU reissue on 180g LP-First solo album by Byrds singer McGuinn. Features Bob Dylan, Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys and his old band mates of The Byrds. After leaving The Byrds, front man Roger McGuinn released a self-titled solo album to grea

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Release date: 23-09-2013(originally released in 1973)

2013 EU reissue on 180g LP-First solo album by Byrds singer McGuinn. Features Bob Dylan, Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys and his old band mates of The Byrds. After leaving The Byrds, front man Roger McGuinn released a self-titled solo album to great critical acclaim in 1973. Going back to basics, McGuinn does what he does best: his unique recipe of energetic Folk Rock combined with his strong voice delivers a compelling album.

His newfound artistic freedom didn't stop him from inviting friends like Bob Dylan on "I'm So Restless", frequent Dylan collaborator Jacques Levy as co-songwriter and his old The Byrds band mates on "My New Woman" to appear on his album. Even Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys joins in on "Draggin'" and David Crosby can also be heard on this album.

Roger McGuinn hasn't been available on vinyl for over 25 years!

Tracks:
A1 I'm So Restless
A2 My New Woman
A3 Lost My Drivin' Wheel
A4 Draggin'
A5 Time Cube 3:15

B1 Bag Full Of Money
B2 Hanoi Hannah 2:50
B3 Stone
B4 Heave Away
B5 M'Linda
B6 The Water Is Wide

Roger McGuinn's 1973 self-titled solo debut was in most respects a breath of fresh air after the final days of the Byrds, in which the group was floundering in directionless mediocrity. In a sense, it's a back-to-basics album that emphasizes much of what McGuinn does so well: his forceful reedy vocals, his guitar playing, and his skills at both writing earnest folk-rock material (usually with future Bob Dylan collaborator Jacques Levy here) and interpreting unusual traditional and contemporary songs. Never was it folkier than on the acoustic "I'm So Restless," which benefited from harmonica by Dylan himself (about whom the song was partially about). All four of the other original Byrds play on "My New Woman," which is virtually a reunion of the original quintet, with the addition of saxophone by jazzman Charles Lloyd; David Crosby makes unobtrusive cameos on some other tracks. As likable as it is, however, the album isn't an unqualified triumph. Some of the songs aren't so hot, some of the Moog synthesizer (by McGuinn) is unnecessary, his vocals sometimes seem to have been recorded with too much brittleness, and none of this is as good as the best of the Byrds. Unexpected influences make themselves heard in the Beach Boys harmonies of "Draggin'" (with Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys on piano and backup harmonies), the Vietnam blues of "Hanoi Hannah," and the gospel-rock of "Stone."

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Extra info: with insert
Label: Music On Vinyl
Originally released: 1973
This release: 2013
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