Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers: double-CD live albums

I’ve recently added one review each to the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers pages. The two albums are both 2-CD live albums which are well worth obtaining for fans of those bands, but are both apparently becoming difficult to obtain.

The Byrds-related album is titled 3 Byrds Land In London 1977. It was released in 1997 on the U.K. label Strange Fruit. The performances mostly come from solo sets at the Hammersmith Odeon by three original members of the Byrds: Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and Gene Clark. Most of the work that resulted from that trio’s late-‘70’s reconnection has a less-than-shining reputation – and for good reason – but this album (which is now out of print) offers plenty for Byrds devotees to enjoy. The review appears on the bottom half of the Byrds page:

The Flying Burrito Brothers double-CD is a long-overdue document of two live San Francisco shows from 1969, performed by the original Gram Parsons-led lineup. (As anyone who has ever visited my FBB page knows, countless live FBB albums made by later and lesser-known lineups of the band have been released over the last four decades. This 2007 set is the first to feature the original lineup). Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 is must-listening for aficionados of Parsons and the Burritos. The review appears at the bottom of the Flying Burrito Brothers page:

Unfortunately, this set is apparently already becoming a rarity. Most online retailers only offer it secondhand, or not at all. However, it appears to still be available on the Amoeba label’s official site, on CD and as an mp3 download.