August 7, 2013 – 3:54 pm

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North Hollywood 1982 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Palomino, North Hollywood, CA; December 18, 1982. Very good soundboard.

If you need to ask, Flyte is made up of Chris Hillman, Gene Clark, Herb Pedersen, Al Perkins and Trey Thompson.

While waiting for Firebyrd (1984) to be released, Gene Clark joined up with Chris Hillman and others in an abortive venture called Flyte which failed to secure a recording contract and was quickly dissolved. - wikipedia

Thanks to nolataper for sharing the tracks at Dime.

nolataper’s notes:

This is an amazing one-off performance of Flyte - a short-lived group featuring Chris Hillman and Gene Clark of the Byrds. These guys opened for Emmylou Harris in December 1982 and performed two sets of acoustic music. This was recorded just a couple of years after the demise of McGuinn, Clark & Hillman, when Clark (once again) had left his former Byrds mates to carry on without him. It still amazes me that Hillman would get back together with him…

This has been buried in my collection for about 15-20 years. It features perfect sound quality (well, except for a slight soundboard buzz in the early set). The two sets are nearly identical, unfortunately - there are two songs in the first set that are not performed in the second. One of those is a terrific acoustic version of Mr Tambourine Man with Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen and Gene Clark each taking one verse.

Early set suffers from a buzzing noise from the soundboard.

Sometimes wrongly listed as August 12, 1982. My source originally listed this as December 18; plus other sources also confirm headliner Emmylou Harris as performing from December 17-18, 1982, at the Palomino.

source: soundboard master > my DAT > my CDR (further details not known; can’t find my DAT source)
transfer from CDR (July 2013): CDR > Macintosh MacMini (2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) > Plextor DVDR PX-716A > X Lossless Decoder version 20130720 (XLD Secure Ripper, no read errors) > flac (level 8 compression) > MacBook Pro (2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) > X Audio Compression Toolkit 2.23 (tags)

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Early Set
Track 01. Tomorrow is a Long Time 2:02 (3.4MB)
Track 02. Still Feeling Blue 2:21 (4.0MB)
Track 03. Train Leaves Here This Morning 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 04. Don’t Let Your Sweet Love Die 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 05. Runnin’ the Roadblocks 3:12 (5.4MB)
Track 06. Easy Ride 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 07. Wheels 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 08. My Uncle 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 09. If You Could Read My Mind 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 10. Once More 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 11. Mr Tambourine Man 5:44 (9.6MB)

Late Set
Track 12. Intro 0:11 (336k)
Track 13. Tomorrow is a Long Time 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 14. Still Feeling Blue 2:31 (4.3MB)
Track 15. Train Leaves Here This Morning 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 16. Don’t Let Your Sweet Love Die 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 17. Runnin’ the Roadblocks 3:16 (5.5MB)
Track 18. Easy Ride 3:00 (5.1MB)
Track 19. Wheels 3:43 (6.2MB)
Track 20. My Uncle 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 21. Once More 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 22. One Hundred Years 2:48 (4.7MB)

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  1. 13 Responses to “FLYTE - NORTH HOLLYWOOD 1982”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    Chris Hillman is one of my all time favorites. What a range his career covers- everything from hard rock to bluegrass.

    By NAMoosedog on Aug 7, 2013

  3. Thanx, Nolataper! This sounds great & was performed excellent…

    By Timmy on Aug 7, 2013

  4. Lovely stuff! Thanks Big O again and as ever wonderful quality. Love me some bluegrass. Born on the banks of the River Mersey this travels well and sets my heart a soaring . . . . . .One hand waving free

    By swappers on Aug 8, 2013

  5. I have a number of these “post-Byrds” combinations. They are all interesting, especially the acoustic work and harmonies. Gene Clark’s Firebyrd CD was found as a cut-out for a couple bucks.

    By 5yrsnojob on Aug 8, 2013

  6. Great Big Thank You. I’m a huge fan that has seen The Byrds, former & together, solo, etc. over the years & still can’t resist their magic.

    By goldnneedl on Aug 8, 2013

  7. The Palomino was a very popular traditional Country Club, well known in Los Angeles. They expanded their popularity when they presented other acts. One of the times I saw Dick Dale was there. Now I’m gonna dove-tail a request for a big cross-over country artist that I haven’t seen here: Don Gibson of Sea of Heartbreak fame. Any bootleg concerts/sessions out there?

    By 5yrsnojob on Aug 8, 2013

  8. for darth
    sea of heartbreak

    By music for like minded darths on Aug 8, 2013

  9. Appreciate anything with Gene Clark on it. Thanks very much.

    By john Mitchell on Aug 9, 2013

  10. i dont know who jack sidmon is or why u linked me to that song.

    By darth on Aug 9, 2013

  11. What a treasure this one is! The way Gene Clark sings “If You Could Read My Mind” is one of the prettiest things I’ve heard in ages amd the harmonies and mandolin playing are brilliant thhroughout both sets. Thanks very much for this - Love it!!

    By Ken on Aug 9, 2013

  12. i read your posts darth and can tell what type of muzak you enjoy

    By music for like minded darths on Aug 9, 2013

  13. u must be mistaking me for someone else then. that song doesnt appeal to me at all. its nothing like anything i like. i have no idea why u would think i would like it. sorry but u have me all wrong. the people who do know my tastes in music from this site already send me the sorts of stuff that i like via email and i…them.

    By darth on Aug 13, 2013

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