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The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album download Performer: The Byrds
Album: Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
Country: US
Released: 1997
Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock
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Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth album by American rock band the Byrds and was released on August 30, 1968, on Columbia Records (see 1968 in music). Recorded with the addition of country rock pioneer Gram Parsons, it became the first major album widely recognised as country rock, and represented a stylistic move away from the psychedelic rock of the band's previous LP, The Notorious Byrd Brothers

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The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo was not the first important country-rock album (Gram Parsons managed that feat with the International Submarine Band's debut Safe at Home), and the Byrds were hardly strangers to country music, dipping their toes in the twangy stuff as early as their second album

The Byrds, during the not-so-Great Folk-Rock controversy, attempted to qualify their own individual transition by saying: If only one line of ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ (which they had just recorded) gets through to the kids it’ll have been worth it. The Byrds had all been Folkies and their subscription to Dylan’s new method of getting the message across (something Dylan himself denied trying to do) was of no little significance. What Barry McGuire, Jody Miller and the Byrds were doing was sacrilegious to the hard-core Folkies. The Yin-Yang cycle of the musical flow continues to hold true. The Byrds have made an interesting album. It’s really very uninvolved and not a difficult record to listen to. It ought to make the Easy-Listening charts.

Commercially, the Byrds weren't exactly at the top of their game in 1968. Their fifth album, The Notorious Byrd Brothers, released in January, topped out at No. 47, and its only single, "Goin' Back," barely cracked the Top 90. Plus, the band's revolving door spit out cofounder David Crosby midway through the recording sessions. Not that there was anything wrong with The Notorious Byrd Brothers; it's one of the group's best works  . As recording for Sweetheart of the Rodeo began, and Parsons became a major presence and influence on the sessions, McGuinn's concept was downscaled to a country album punctuated with rock 'n' roll grace notes. Listen to the Byrds' 'You Ain't Goin' Nowhere'.

The second set belonged to Sweetheart of the Rodeo, but not before Stuart and the band warmed things up with two tunes sans McGuinn and Hillman: Country Boy Rock & Roll and Time Don’t Wait, the latter of which, Stuart informed, was motivated directly by the Byrds. The Sweetheart album was performed out of sequence, but started-as it should-with the original album’s opening track, Dylan’s You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere, the three principals trading lead vocal parts. Recording the album shortly after Dylan himself had made a back-to-basics LP, John Wesley Harding, the Byrds were addressing the violence and chaos of the day (1968 was marked by the assassinations of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, as well as the escalation of the Vietnam War) by taking a deep breath, extolling the virtues of a more agrarian, simpler, less harried America.

Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman, both former members of The Byrds, are hitting the road together this year in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1960s heroes’ country-rock classic, Sweetheart of the Rodeo; the pair will perform the album in its entirety and tell stories from its recording back in 1968. The Byrds first made their mark in 1965 by reinventing folk songs by Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie along with often-brilliant originals. The key was the 12-string Rickenbacker guitar, a long-necked, futuristic-looking instrument sought out for its radiant, unique clang.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 You Ain't Going Nowhere
Written-By – B.Dylan*
2 I Am A Pilgrim
Arranged By – C.Hillman*, R.McGuinn*
3 The Christian Life
Written-By – C.Louvin*, I.Louvin*
4 You Don't Miss Your Water
Written-By – W.Bell*
5 You're Still On My Mind
Written-By – L.McDaniel*
6 Pretty Boy Floyd
Written-By – W.Guthrie*
7 Hickory Wind
Written-By – B.Buchanan*, G.Parsons*
8 One Hundred Years From Now
Written-By – G.Parsons*
9 Blue Canadian Rockies
Written-By – C.Walker*
10 Life In Prison
Written-By – J.Sanders*, M.Haggard*
11 Nothing Was Delivered
Written-By – B.Dylan*
Bonus Tracks
12 You Got A Reputation
Written-By – J.T.Hardin*
13 Lazy Days
Written-By – G.Parsons*
14 Pretty Polly
Written-By – C.Hillman*, R.McGuinn*
15 The Christian Life (Rehearsal-Take #11)
Written-By – C.Louvin*, I.Louvin*
16 Life In Prison (Rehearsal-Take #11)
Written-By – J.Sanders*, M.Haggard*
17 You're Still On My Mind (Rehearsal-Take #43)
Written-By – L.McDaniel*
18 One Hundred Years From Now (Rehearsal-Take #2)
Written-By – G.Parsons*
19 All I Have Is Memories (Instrumental)
Written-By – E.D. Hewitt*, R.J.Ledford*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Pressed By – DADC – DIDP-091607


  • Banjo, Guitar – John Hartford
  • Bass – Roy M. Huskey*
  • Bass, Mandolin – Chris Hillman
  • Drums – Jon Corneal, Kevin Kelley
  • Engineer – Charlie Bragg, Roy Halee
  • Guitar – Clarence J. White*, Gram Parsons
  • Guitar, Banjo – Roger McGuinn
  • Mixed By, Mastered By – Vic Anesini
  • Piano – Earl P. Ball*
  • Producer [For Compact Disc] – Bob Irwin
  • Producer [Original Recordings] – Gary Usher
  • Steel Guitar – Jaydee Maness*, Lloyd Green


© 1997 Sony Music Entertainment Inc./℗ 1990, 1997 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 074646515020
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L322
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L329
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 50F5
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed On Disc): DIDP 091607
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored, Variant 1): DIDP-091607 1 A02
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): DIDP-091607 F3 1A 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): DIDP-091607 15

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CS 9670 The Byrds Sweetheart Of The Rodeo ‎(LP, Album) Columbia CS 9670 US 1968
ED 234 The Byrds Sweetheart Of The Rodeo ‎(LP, Album, RE) Edsel Records ED 234 UK 1987
63353 The Byrds Sweetheart Of The Rodeo ‎(LP, Album, Mono) CBS 63353 UK 1968
88985494551 The Byrds Sweetheart Of The Rodeo ‎(4xLP, Album, 50t) Columbia, Legacy 88985494551 US 2018
WCS 9670, CS 9670 The Byrds Sweetheart Of The Rodeo ‎(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia WCS 9670, CS 9670 Canada Unknown