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Ballad of Easy Rider


Download links and information about Ballad of Easy Rider by The Byrds. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 55:48 minutes.

Artist: The Byrds
Release date: 1969
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 18
Duration: 55:48
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No. Title Length
1. Ballad of Easy Rider 2:04
2. Fido 2:40
3. Oil In My Lamp 3:12
4. Tulsa County 2:48
5. Jack Tarr the Sailor 3:31
6. Jesus Is Just Alright 2:10
7. It'S All Over Now, Baby Blue (Alternate Mix) 4:52
8. There Must Be Someone (I Can Turn To) 3:29
9. Gunga Din 3:03
10. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) 3:49
11. Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins 1:40
12. Way Behind the Sun 2:56
13. Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood 2:44
14. Oil In My Lamp (Alternate Version) 2:02
15. Tulsa County (Alternate Version) 3:39
16. Fiddler a Dram (Moog Experiment) 3:10
17. Ballad of Easy Rider (Long Version) 2:26
18. Build It Up (Instrumental) 5:33



Byrds aficionados often pronounce 1969's Ballad Of Easy Rider the band's last great work. The guitar interplay between Roger McGuinn's jangling Rickenbacker and Clarence White's inventive string-bending Telecaster birth a sweet chemistry that makes songs like "Jesus Is Just Alright" (later popularized by the Doobie Brothers) pulse and strut with an unpredictably successful marriage of country and funk. "Fido" is another standout that similarly implements White's pedal steel approximations with a heavy dance-floor boogie and a percussive conga-laden breakdown so undeniably groovy that The Beastie Boys sampled it for "Body Movin'" off 1998's Hello Nasty. The real magic happens on more pensive songs like Gene Parsons' "Gunga Din," or "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" which could be the definitive version of this Dylan chestnut with its weeping slide guitar and hushed harmonies. They also turn Jackson Browne's "Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood" (easily the best bonus song here) into a playfully romantic, twang-rocking rip on anyone who ever believed that they could easily "make it" in show business if they only relocated to Los Angeles.