Mr. Tambourine Man - I’ve always said Dylan songs were better when sung by other artists and this is certainly a good example. A classic 60’s staple song here. Love the vocals and guitar sounds. Will always be a great song.
I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better - I’ve always loved this song. This was one of the songs I used to warm up on the drums with along with others. Love the guitar solo. Nothing fancy, but fit the song perfectly. Love this tune.
Spanish Harlem Incident - Not one of my favorites. Harmonies are the best part, but it doesn’t do too much for me overall. The drums are kind of sloppy too. Oh well. Bob could have kept this one.
You Wont Have To Cry - ‘You Cant Do That’s’ twin, but not as good. I like this tune though. It has a nice beat that keeps it moving forward and the drums are fun to play to it. Pleasant song.
Here Without You - Probably my favorite song on the album. Has a darker, mood to it. Love the harmonies and really dig the drummer on the ride throughout. Love this song.
The Bells Of Rhymney - Opening guitar reminds me of ‘If I Needed Someone’. Kind of a boring tune all in all. Just kind of plods along for me. Not one of my favorites, but its alright.
All I Really Want To Do - Is this song on every 60’s Greatest Hits? I must have this song on 10 different CD’s. it’s a good one. I personally love the middle part, but the whole tune is pretty decent. I like it. Pretty cool bass line too.
Its No Use - Love the bass on this song. Its just really pronounced and he jams on it. Probably my 2nd favorite tune on the record. Drummer jams too. Love the harmonies. Great song, but does have a sloppy guitar solo. Lol.
Don’t Doubt Yourself Babe - The off beat trambourine facinates me for some reason, but this song is one of the weaker ones in my opinion. Not enough umph. More sound from the drum toms would have made this song a contender, but they are lost in the mix. The echo guitar blows too. Ehhh.
Chains Of Freedom - This one is another that just kind of plods along. it’s a decent song, but it sounds like something they have already done a thousand times before. Just a straight four throughout. Still an alright song, just nothing special.
We’ll meet Again - The ‘Some Sunny Day ay ay ay’ kind of kills it for me. Bad guitar solo too. Sorry to say, but this isn’t one of may favorites either, but that doesn’t make it bad. it’s a slower song that has a fell good vibe. Not bad.
Strong album overall. I will warn some though that the Byrds have their own sound and all their tunes sound alike in my opinion. That’s not a bad thing though. I like their sound. Fantastic folk rock here. Even the songs that I’m not that keen on are inoffensive and enjoyable enough. This is a record you throw on and just let it play. There should be no skipping. I’m anxious to listen to their other efforts now.