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Back from Rio


Download links and information about Back from Rio by Roger McGuinn. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Rock & Roll, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 41:43 minutes.

Artist: Roger McGuinn
Release date: 1991
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Rock & Roll, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 10
Duration: 41:43
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No. Title Length
1. Someone to Love 3:32
2. Car Phone 4:33
3. You Bowed Down 3:52
4. Suddenly Blue 3:50
5. The Trees Are All Gone 3:51
6. King of the Hill 5:27
7. Without Your Love 3:59
8. The Time Has Come 3:44
9. Your Love Is a Gold Mine 4:28
10. If We Never Meet Again 4:27



For fans of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn’s return to performing and recording with a full band in 1991 was a triumphant event. Since McGuinn’s preceding album, Thunderbyrd, had been released 14 years prior, Back from Rio is considered his comeback. And with the box set The Byrds surfacing just three months before Back from Rio, McGuinn’s timing couldn’t have been better, nor his sound more rooted in his jangly folk-rock past. The opening song, “Someone to Love,” recalls The Byrds right from the sparkling chimes of his 12-string Rickenbacker and godly backing vocals, courtesy of fellow founding Byrds David Crosby and Chris Hillman. (Those three hadn't recorded together since the band's 1973 eponymous reunion album.) “King of the Road” is an incredible standout that became an accidental radio hit. It features a duet with Tom Petty, who owes much of his sound to The Byrds—especially McGuinn’s guitar style. Fittingly, “Your Love Is a Goldmine” shines brightest here. The song plays like a lost Byrds gem, unearthed and polished with heavenly harmonies.