THE BYRDS - SAN FRANCISCO 1978

August 2, 2022 – 5:40 am

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THE BYRDS
San Francisco 1978 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Boarding House, San Francisco, CA; February 9, 1978. Very good soundboard/radio broadcast.

In 2019, we shared a version, albeit incomplete, of this show. This is the complete show, “in digitally remastered sound.”

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In early 1978, three of the founding members of the Byrds - Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, and Chris Hillman - were touring the West Coast with a show in which they each played short solo sets before concluding the show as a trio, performing a handful of Byrds classics. The shows were so well received that the trio would later land a record deal and record a pair of new albums, but on February 9, 1978, fans who came to see McGuinn, Clark & Hillman at the Boarding House in San Francisco got a special surprise.

David Crosby joined his former Byrds bandmates on-stage for eight numbers, delivering a memorable performance that was the closest thing to a reunion of the original Byrds most of the audience would ever see, with only drummer Michael Clarke missing on-stage. The show was recorded by a local radio station, and Live at the Boarding House: The Historic Radio Broadcast preserves this oft-bootlegged show…

Clark performs “Silver Raven” and “Release Me Girl,” followed by Hillman singing “Bound to Fail” and “It Doesn’t Matter,” while McGuinn tackles “The Ballad of Easy Rider” and “Jolly Roger.” Then the trio teams up for three songs before Crosby takes the stage, and the foursome performs a number of Byrds favorites, including “Turn! Turn! Turn!” “Mr Tambourine Man,” “Eight Miles High,” and “Feel a Whole Lot Better.”

If the performances are sometimes less than perfect, there’s a spontaneity and passion in this recording that makes it clear the artists really did feel something special was happening, and this was a stronger and more heartfelt reunion of one of the great American bands of the ’60s than the tremendously disappointing studio reunion that took place in 1973. - Mark Deming, AllMusic

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Gene Clark
Track 01. Silver Raven 3:24
Track 02. Release Me 4:15

Chris Hillman
Track 03. Bound To Fall 2:05
Track 04. It Doesn’t Matter 2:32

Roger McGuinn
Track 05. Ballad Of Easy Rider 2:12
Track 06. Jolly Roger 3:18

Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn
Track 07. Chestnut Mare 5:49
Track 08. Crazy Ladies 3:56
Track 09. Train Leaves Here This Morning 4:43

With David Crosby
Track 10. Mr Tambourine Man 6:45
Track 11. You Ain’t Going Nowhere 4:17
Track 12. Turn! Turn! Turn! 2:51
Track 13. Knocking On Heaven’s Door 5:26
Track 14. Bye Bye Baby 3:47
Track 15. So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star 3:17
Track 16. Eight Miles High 4:25
Track 17. Feel A Whole Lot Better 3:19
67 mins

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  1. 20 Responses to “THE BYRDS - SAN FRANCISCO 1978”

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