The Byrds release their fourth album : ‘Younger Than Yesterday’ featuring ‘So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’ (1967)

The Byrds’ ‘Younger Than Yesterday’ is their fourth album featuring ‘So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’ and released on February 6, 1967 by Columbia Records.

Track Listing : 1.So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star (Jim Mcguinn, Chris Hillman) – 02:05 . 2.Have You Seen Her Face (Chris Hillman) – 02:25 . 3.C.T.A.-102 (Jim Mcguinn, Robert J. Hippard) – 02:28 . 4.Renaissance Fair (David Crosby, Jim Mcguinn) – 01:51 . 5.Time Between (Chris Hillman) – 01:53 . 6.Everybody’S Been Burned (David Crosby) – 03:05 . 7.Thoughts And Words (Chris Hillman) – 02:56 . 8.Mind Gardens (David Crosby) – 03:28 . 9.My Back Pages (Bob Dylan) – 03:08 . 10.The Girl With No Name (Chris Hillman) – 01:50 . 11.Why (Jim Mcguinn, David Crosby) – 02:45

Musicians : The Byrds – Band . Jim Mcguinn – Lead Guitar, Vocals . David Crosby – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals . Chris Hillman – Electric Bass, Vocals . Michael Clarke – Drums . Hugh Masekela – Trumpet On (1) . Cecil Barnard (Hotep Idris Galeta) – Piano On (2) . Jay Migliori – Saxophone On (4) . Vern Gosdin – Acoustic Guitar On (5) . Clarence White – Guitar On (5 – 10) . Daniel Ray (Big Black) – Percussion . Unknown – Organ On (9)

Production : Produced By Gary Usher .

Package : Frank Bez – Photography . Bob Irwin – Photography . Johnny Rogan – Liner Notes

Recorded November 28 – December 1, December 5–8, 1966.

Released On February 6, 1967 By Columbia.

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Rising Storm
The two hits that anchored the lp were pretty great. So You Wanna Be A Rock N Roll Star blasted out of radio speakers in 1967 sounding unlike anything else with a strong latin feel, great lyrics, and a killer groove. […]

Blogcritics
Rolling Stone Magazine would rank it at number 124 on their list of the greatest 500 albums of all time. It remains an album full of surprises and is an essential part of the Byrds catalogue of releases. […]

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The latest works of the Byrds are on this album, ironically titled Younger Than Yesterday, on which the Byrds give us magic, science, religion, psychedelic sounds, lots of electronic stuff and technological tongues, love songs, Dylan, rock ‘n’ roll, science fiction, …. […]

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