Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "There Is a Season," due Sept. 26 via Columbia/Legacy.

Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "There Is a Season," due Sept. 26 via Columbia/Legacy. The project was personally overseen by group members Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn.

The first 50 of the 99 audio tracks feature the Byrds' original lineup of Jim (later Roger) McGuinn, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke. Beyond classics like "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)," "Eight Miles High" and "So You Want To Be a Rock'n'Roll Star," the box sports five previously unreleased live tracks.

They are "He Was a Friend of Mine" taped in April 1967 for Swedish radio, "You All Look Alike" and "Nashville West" from a Feb. 28, 1970, show at Queens College and "Baby What You Want Me To Do" and "I Trust" from a Sept. 23, 1970 show at New York's Fillmore East. "There Is a Season" is rounded out by a 10-track DVD rounding up rare television performances from 1965-1967.

McGuinn penned the introduction to the liner notes, which also feature appreciations from Tom Petty and the Jayhawks' Gary Louris.

"Perhaps the most intriguing thing about the Byrds was how well they fit into the '60s, as well as how they helped shape it," Petty writes. "This was no one-and-a-half-hit pop group. These guys were Artists. They were going to push the envelope. The Beatles knew it and so did their fans. Without a single member with a rock background, they came from folk trios, bluegrass, Christy Minstrels and beatnik coffee houses. It was almost like a lab experiment, mixing the elements and seeing what came out."

Here is the track list for "There Is a Season":

Disc one:
"The Only Girl I Adore" (by the Jet Set)
"Please Let Me Love You" (by the Beefeaters)
"Don't Be Long" (by the Beefeaters)
"The Airport Song"
"You Movin'"
"You Showed Me"
"Mr. Tambourine Man"
"I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better"
"You Won't Have To Cry"
"Here Without You"
"The Bells Of Rhymney"
"All I Really Want To Do" (single version)
"I Knew I'd Want You"
"Chimes Of Freedom"
"She Has A Way"
"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"
"Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)"
"It Won't Be Wrong"
"Set You Free This Time"
"The World Turns All Around Her"
"The Day Walk"
"If You're Gone"
"The Times They Are A-Changin'" (withdrawn version)
"She Don't Care About Time" (single version)
"Stranger In A Strange Land" (instrumental)

Disc two:
"Eight Miles High"
"Why" (single version)
"5D (Fifth Dimension)"
"Wild Mountain Thyme"
"Mr. Spaceman"
"I See You"
"What's Happening?!?!"
"I Know My Rider"
"So You Want To Be A Rock'N'Roll Star"
"Have You Seen Her Face"
"Renaissance Fair"
"Time Between"
"Everybody's Been Burned"
"My Back Pages"
"It Happens Each Day"
"He Was A Friend Of Mine" (live)
"Lady Friend"
"Old John Robertson" (single version)
"Goin' Back"
"Draft Morning"
"Wasn't Born To Follow"
"Tribal Gathering"
"Dolphin's Smile"
"Triad"
"Universal Mind Decoder" (instrumental)

Disc three:
"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"
"I Am A Pilgrim"
"The Christian Life" (Gram Parsons vocal version)
"You Don't Miss Your Water" (Gram Parsons vocal version)
"Hickory Wind"
"One Hundred Years From Now" (Gram Parsons vocal version)
"Lazy Days" (alternate version)
"Pretty Polly" (alternate version)
"This Wheel's On Fire" (alternate version)
"Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man"
"Candy"
"Child Of The Universe" ("Candy" soundtrack version)
"Pretty Boy Floyd" (live)
"Buckaroo" (instrumental/live)
"King Apathy III" (live)
"Sing Me Back Home" (live)
"Lay Lady Lay" (alternate version)
"Oil In My Lamp" (alternate version)
"Tulsa County"
"Jesus Is Just Alright"
"Chestnut Mare"
"Just A Season"
"Kathleen's Song" (alternate version)
"All The Things" (alternate version)

Disc four:
"Lover Of The Bayou" (live)
"Positively 4th Street" (live)
"Old Blue" (live)
"It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" (live)
"Ballad Of Easy Rider" (live)
"You All Look Alike" (live)
"Nashville West" (instrumental/live)
"Willin'" (live)
"Black Mountain Rag" (instrumental/live)
"Baby What You Want Me To Do" (live)
"I Trust" (live)
"Take A Whiff (On Me)" (live)
"Glory, Glory"
"Byrdgrass" (instrumental)
"Pale Blue"
"I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician"
"Nothin' To It" (instrumental)
"Tiffany Queen"
"Farther Along"
"Bugler"
"Mr. Tambourine Man" ("Banjoman" soundtrack version/live)
"Roll Over Beethoven" ("Banjoman 'soundtrack version/live)
"Full Circle"
"Changing Heart"
"Paths Of Victory"

DVD:
"Mr. Tambourine Man"
"I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better"
"All I Really Want To Do"
"Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)"
"It Won't Be Wrong"
"Set You Free This Time"
"So You Want To Be A Rock'N'Roll Star"
"Mr. Tambourine Man"
"Eight Miles High"
"Mr. Spaceman"

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