The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers - Review
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The best word to summarize The Notorious Byrd Brothers is transitional. It was also their first record to exhibit overt country leanings – by the Sixties’ end, everybody was getting back to the country, but the Byrds were there first, and on Notorious Byrd Brothers you can hear them saddling up the horses. The album’s ethereal, fresh-scrubbed sound owes much to producer Gary Usher, the auteur behind countless Sixties surf-pop records and co-author of Beach Boys classics like “In My Room.” Burbling Moog synthesizers and purring steel guitars join in on the Byrds’ minty-clean folk-cosmic odes.

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