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Rock 23/09/2022

'The Byrds: 1964-1967' - "A Stunning New Photo Book" (Variety) Curated And Annotated By Surviving Members Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman & David Crosby'

'The Byrds: 1964-1967' - "A Stunning New Photo Book" (Variety) Curated And Annotated By Surviving Members Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman & David Crosby'

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The Byrds: 1964-1967, a "stunning" new large-format 400-page book that Variety says serves as "a comprehensive oral history and a gorgeous coffee-table photo book all in one" is out now via BMG. Curated by the band's three surviving founding members, The Byrds: 1964-1967 is now available in three versions, including a Super Deluxe Limited Edition signed by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby.

The Byrds are iconic: Their cover of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" was a watershed for folk rock, psychedelia, and California aesthetics all in one. By incorporating country and jazz influences - as well as McGuinn's lush 12-string Rickenbacker - they were an experimental pop band whose influence continues to be felt in modern rock, Americana, and indie music. "And not to be too shallow," Tom Petty once wrote, "but they also were just the best-dressed band around. They had those great clothes and hairdos."

Roger McGuinn recently sat down with Steven Hyden of Uproxx to go through The Byrds discography. And preview an early section of the book, documenting The Byrds' first TV appearances and an early photoshoot, over at The Talkhouse.

Now the band's three surviving founding members — Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby — have come together to present the band's defining era in The Byrds: 1964-1967. The book features more than 500 images from legendary photographers such as Henry Diltz, Barry Feinstein, Curt Gunther, Jim Marshall, Linda McCartney, Tom Gundelfinger O'Neal, and Guy Webster, as well as restored images from the Columbia Records archives and the personal archives of the band's original manager. It is truly a unique collector's item for Byrds fans and any collector of photography books featuring the pop culture of the 1960s.

The Byrds: 1964-1967 is available in four editions. Each is an oversized 10.5 x 13 inch large-format presentation with more than 500 photographs across 400 pages. Printed in Italy on 200 gsm premium art paper, all versions feature quality thread-sewn binding and a luxurious quarter-bound casing. The standard edition retails for $125 and is limited to only 3000 copies worldwide. Other options include:

"Makes the case that The Byrds had nearly as much resonance in the realm of style as they did in sound." — The Guardian
"Fans are getting the Byrds history they've always dreamed of: A comprehensive oral history and a gorgeous coffee-table photo book all in one." — Variety
"Crams 500 photos into 400 pages, all documenting the legendary L.A. band that created folk-rock, country-rock, and arguably psychedelic rock too." — Rolling Stone
"More than just an aesthetic coffee table book, it is a formidable reminder of 1960s rockers and the emergence of psychedelia—a tried and true turning point in music history." — FLAUNT
"Illuminates their early history like never before." — GRAMMY.com

Deluxe Edition
* Hand signed by Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman
* Comes in a custom matching slipcase
* Limited to only 1600 copies worldwide
* Retail price of $350

Super Deluxe Edition
* Hand signed by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby
* Comes in a custom clamshell case
* Features gold gilded edges
* Limited to only 795 copies worldwide
* Retail price of $475

Super Deluxe Edition with Fine Art Print
* Hand signed by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and David Crosby
* Comes in a custom clamshell case
* Features gold gilded edges
* Limited to only 75 copies worldwide
* Retail price of $1700
* Includes a choice of one of three exclusive 11 x 14 inch limited edition fine art prints (Roger McGuinn photographed by Henry Diltz in 1967, Chris Hillman photographed by Barry Feinstein in 1965, or David Crosby photographed by Jim Marshall in 1965)
All editions are expected to sell-out, so order soon at www.byrdsbook.com






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