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  CS 66230
  The Byrds: Greatest Hits
  "The Byrds' Greatest Hits"

The Byrds
Track listing:
  1. Mr. Tambourine Man
2. I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better
3. The Bells of Rhymney
4. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
5. All I Really Want to Do
6. Chimes of Freedom
7. Eight Miles High
8. Mr. Spaceman
9. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
10. So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star
11. My Back Pages
12. It Won't Be Wrong
13. Set You Free This Time
14. Have You Seen Her Face
  Single Layer
Recording type:
Recording info:
  Original recordings produced by:
Terry Melcher (tracks 1-6, 12, 13)
Allen Stanton (tracks 7-9)
Gary Usher (track 10, 11, 14)

Mixed and mastered by Vic Anesini, Sony Music Studios, New York
Engineered for SACD by Vic Anesini

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Review by Tom February 17, 2003 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This SACD was one of the first SACDs that I bought. One commenter on AudioAsylum stated that this is sonically the worst SACD. I don't concur. The trebble is a little bright and not as smooth as I would prefer, but the clarity and dynamics are OK. There's other rock albums that I'm far more disappointed. I give this SACD more rotation than more than half my SACDs. Since I owned the album, I appreciate the extra bonus tracks. It's not a reference SACD, but it sure brings back memories.

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Review by Whitehall March 20, 2004 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
While I've been a Byrds fan since the beginning, this mix seems to slight their greatest asset - their vocal harmonies. Perhaps I haven't tuned by system yet but the vocals seem lost amongst the instruments and it should be the other way around.

Still, the moving pieces are there ("My Back Pages") and and the fun ones ("Mr. Spaceman") too.

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Review by vonwegen June 14, 2004 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Would have been better as a surround sound release, but quite nice, none the less. Sonics are very crisp and smooth, with a surpising amount of 'thump' in the bass drum for a recording of this vintage. While this collection lacks some of their finest, courtesy of "Notorious Byrd Brothers" and the "Never Before" collection, it is a fine place to start.

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