Best Songs on The Byrds' Turn! Turn! Turn!Gg2000 Their second album, Turn! Turn! Turn! is similar in nature to the first record but has some important advancements in their sound. For instance, it has the first use of acoustic guitar (He Was a Friend of Mine), the first use of harmonica (Satisfied Mind), and their first attempt to cover a country song (also Satisfied Mind). If I left off your favorite song on the album, feel free to add it.
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Their second hit single. It's a classic. - Gg2000
Arguably the best "Folk Rock" song of all time. Sorry S&G, but TSOS is just plain "Folk".
An acoustic song. Originally, the song was a traditional folk ballad; Roger McGuinn rewrote the words on the night that John F. Kennedy was assassinated. - Gg2000
A Bob Dylan song; the original Dylan version wasn't released until 20 years later. Roger doesn't like it, but I don't see what's wrong with it. I love the harmonies. - Gg2000
Written by Roger McGuinn and Harvey Gerst (a close friend of his). It has a clever guitar intro; I also like how there's a change in the rhythmic feel when it goes into the chorus. - Gg2000
Another Gene Clark original. It's very short but well written. - Gg2000
One of the slower songs on the album. Gene Clark wrote a good one here. - Gg2000
A country song that had been recorded by Porter Wagner, Johnny Cash, and many others. Bassist Chris Hillman (who was originally in several bluegrass bands as a mandolin player) suggested they record it; their association with country music would grow over the next few years. - Gg2000
Most people probably know that this is a Dylan cover. However, while the original version is an anthem for change, the Byrds version is more uptempo and sounds kinda snarky. - Gg2000
Gene Clark wrote this about his emotional insecurities. The backup vocals provide a constant drone throughout the song. - Gg2000
Written by Roger McGuinn and David Crosby. It's the most romance oriented thing they've written; ironic, considering that they mocked Gene Clark for writing romance themed songs. Oh well, I guess everyone has to start somewhere. - Gg2000
On 1996 re-issue.
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2. He Was a Friend of Mine
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