The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

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The Byrds sixth album (originally released in 1968) reissued on the We Are Vinyl label. 11 track album pressed on 180 Gram black vinyl with download insert. After Chris Hillman dragged new friend Gram Parsons into the Byrds, they made an album as close to a country masterpiece as a rock act could ever make. In fact, the only tunes better than the definitive covers here of songs by Bob Dylan (You Ain't Going Nowhere), Guthrie (Pretty Boy Floyd) and the Louvin Brothers (The Christian Life) are Parsons's originals, especially the incomparable Hickory Wind. Sweetheart wasn't the first country-rock album, but with its gorgeous three-way harmonies and sweet pedal steel, it remains the best.