Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Ten Best Albums of 1966

Number 9

Fifth Dimension – The Byrds

Released on July 18, 1966

Side One:

1. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
2. Wild Mountain Thyme
3. Mr. Spaceman
4. I See You
5. What’s Happening?!?!
6. I Come and Stand at Every Door

Side Two:

1. Eight Miles High
2. Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)
3. Captain Soul
4. John Riley
5. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)

The third Byrds album forced them into a new direction as primary songwriter Gene Clark left the band during recording. Mr. Spaceman and Eight Miles High are definite classics. Fifth Dimension, I See You, and What’s Happening are all top-notch tracks. David Crosby sang a version of Hey Joe. Wild Mountain Thyme and John Riley are nice folk standards. Captain Soul was a good instrumental. I Come and Stand was a serious anti-war song and The Lear Jet Song was a bit of a mess. All in all, this was a tremendous album.

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Thank you for your interest.

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