Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark & Chris Hillman – Armadillo World Headquarters Austin, TX, 1979 (CD)

Armadillo World Headquarters Austin, TX, 1979 (CD)

The McGuinn, Clark and Hillman project came when the three former founding members of the Byrds attempted a triple bill tour with their respective solo bands in Europe in 1977. The subsequent reunion two years later was felt to be an extension of what the original band had accomplished and that no disco lick from their latest album could dilute it.

Their legendary appearance at the famed Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin Texas in 1979 survives as only one of a handful of FM broadcasts that captures the pivotal essence of the legendary Byrds. The return of Gene Clark alongside Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn was a profound chapter in the later careers of these seminal figures who choose to showcase their new album in true Byrds’ fashion with a glorious smattering of classics from the Byrds’ songbook.  

Presented with a professionally re-mastered original broadcast, background liners and rare archival photos.

01. Sad Boy  

02. Long Long Time

03. Little Mama

04. Don’t You Write Her Off

05. Release Me Girl

06. Turn Turn Turn

07. Surrender To Me

08. Chestnut Mare

09. It Doesn’t Matter

10. Feelin’ Higher

11. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

12. Backstage Pass

13. Stopping Traffic

14. So You Wanna Be A Rock And Roll Star / encore call

15. Mr. Tambourine Man

16. Eight Miles High

17. I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better

18. Bye Bye, Baby