Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Mr. Tambourine Man
2:32
2 I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better
3 2:35
3 All I Really Want to Do
3 2:07
4 The Bells of Rhymney
3 3:33
5 Chimes of Freedom
3 3:54
6 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
4.5 3:52
7 She Don't Care About Time (single version)
3 2:31
8 It Won't Be Wrong
2:00
9 Lay Down Your Weary Tune
3:32
10 Set You Free This Time
2:51
11 He Was a Friend of Mine
2:32
12 The Times They Are A-Changin'
2:20
13 Eight Miles High
4 3:36
14 5D (Fifth Dimension)
4 2:35
15 Wild Mountain Thyme
2:33
16 Mr. Spaceman
3.75 2:11
17 So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
3.5 2:08
18 Have You Seen Her Face
2:42
19 Time Between
1:55
20 Renaissance Fair
1:55
21 My Back Pages
3:10
22 Dolphin's Smile
1:59
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Artificial Energy
2:21
2 Old John Robertson (single version)
1:55
3 Goin' Back
3 3:28
4 Natural Harmony
2:13
5 Wasn't Born to Follow
2:04
6 You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
2:36
7 Hickory Wind
3:34
8 Nothing Was Delivered
3:27
9 The Wheel's on Fire
4:48
10 Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
3:56
11 Your Gentle Way of Loving Me
2:37
12 Ballad of Easy Rider
2.5 2:06
13 Jesus Is Just Alright
2 2:13
14 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (alternate mix)
4:56
15 Lover of the Bayou (live)
2 3:41
16 Chestnut Mare
5:11
17 Glory, Glory
4:03
18 Jamaica Say You Will
3:29
19 I Wanna Grow Up to Be a Politician
2:05
20 Tiffany Queen
2:43
21 Antique Sandy
2:15
22 Farther Along
2:57

Credits

CD 1

additional composer:
John Hamilton (songwriter in the late 1700's) (1796) (track 15)
additional lyricist:
Roger McGuinn (track 11)
arranger:
Roger McGuinn (track 11)
Pete Seeger (track 6)
composer:
Gene Clark (US singer-songwriter; founder of The Byrds) (track 2)
Chris Hillman (tracks 18–19)
Roger McGuinn (tracks 14, 16)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
Pete Seeger (track 4)
Pete Seeger (1959) (track 6)
Bob Dylan (1963) (track 12)
Bob Dylan (1963-10) (track 9)
Bob Dylan (1964) (tracks 3, 5, 21)
Bob Dylan (1964-02 – 1964-04) (track 1)
lyricist:
Gene Clark (US singer-songwriter; founder of The Byrds) (track 2)
Chris Hillman (tracks 18–19)
Roger McGuinn (tracks 14, 16)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 6)
Robert Tannahill (track 15)
Idris Davies (1938) (track 4)
Bob Dylan (1963) (track 12)
Bob Dylan (1963-10) (track 9)
Bob Dylan (1964) (tracks 3, 5, 21)
Bob Dylan (1964-02 – 1964-04) (track 1)
writer:
Gene Clark (US singer-songwriter; founder of The Byrds) (tracks 7, 13)
David Crosby (tracks 13, 20, 22)
Harvey Gerst (track 8)
Chris Hillman (tracks 17, 22)
Roger McGuinn (tracks 8, 13, 17, 20, 22)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 11)
Francis McPeake (1957) (track 15)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1967) (tracks 5, 13–14, 17, 20–21)
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1970) (track 15)
publisher:
Warner/Chappell (1963 – 1991) (track 12)
Warner/Chappell (1964 – 1992) (tracks 1, 5, 9, 21)
Special Rider Music (1991 –) (track 12)
Special Rider Music (1992 –) (tracks 1, 5, 9, 21)
mash-ups:
Sunshine a Go Go by ccc (track 13)
part of:
cover recording of:
Chimes of Freedom (track 5)
Mr. Tambourine Man (track 1)
My Back Pages (track 21)
has revision:
Eight Miles High (track 13)
is the basis for:
Jacob den glade (track 4)
later translated versions:
Alt und jung (track 21)
L'Homme orchestre (track 1)
Les temps changent (track 12)
Mr. Tambourine Man (Bengali) (track 1)
No estaría mal (track 8)
The Times, They Are A‐Changin’ (English / Irish) (track 12)
Časy se mění (track 12)
later versions:
Earth Change (track 12)
Oh, My Lord Jesus (track 1)
Stones of Freedom (track 5)
recording of:
Eight Miles High (track 13)
It Won't Be Wrong (track 8)
Mr. Spaceman (track 16)
Renaissance Fair (track 20)
Time Between (track 19)
Wild Mountain Thyme (also known as "Purple Heather" and "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go") (track 15)
Dolphin’s Smile (1967-08-16) (track 22)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
The Braes o' Balquhidder (1829 Tannahill version) (track 15)

CD 2

additional lyricist:
Bob Dylan (track 12)
Bob Dylan (1971) (track 6)
composer:
J.R. Baxter (track 22)
Jackson Browne (track 18)
Bob Buchanan (track 7)
Carole King (track 3)
Gram Parsons (tracks 7, 10)
Chris Hillman (track 4)
Roger McGuinn (tracks 10, 12, 20)
Arthur Reynolds (track 13)
Bob Dylan (1965-01) (track 14)
Rick Danko (1967) (track 9)
Bob Dylan (1967) (tracks 6, 8)
lyricist:
Jackson Browne (track 18)
Gerry Goffin (track 3)
Chris Hillman (track 4)
Roger McGuinn (tracks 12, 20)
Arthur Reynolds (track 13)
Rev. W.A. Fletcher (1911) (track 22)
Bob Dylan (1965-01) (track 14)
Bob Dylan (1967) (tracks 6, 8–9)
producer:
Gary Usher (tracks 6–7)
writer:
Michael Clarke (drummer for the 1960s rock group The Byrds) (track 1)
Gerry Goffin (track 5)
Floyd Guilbeau (track 11)
Carole King (track 5)
Jacques Levy (tracks 15–16, 19)
Gary Paxton (track 11)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 17)
Chris Hillman (tracks 1–2)
Roger McGuinn (tracks 1–2, 15–16, 19)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1968) (tracks 3, 6, 8)
publisher:
Dwarf Music (track 12)
Warner/Chappell (1965 – 1993) (track 14)
Dwarf Music (1967 –) (tracks 6, 9)
Dwarf Music (1968 –) (track 8)
Special Rider Music (1993 –) (track 14)
cover recording of:
Goin’ Back (1967-10-09) (track 3)
later translated versions:
Ei eiliseen (track 3)
Viento del nogal (track 7)
later versions:
Farther Along (track 22)
recording of:
Antique Sandy (track 21)
Chestnut Mare (track 16)
Farther Along (track 22)
Hickory Wind (track 7)
Lover of the Bayou (track 15)
Old John Robertson (track 2)
Tiffany Queen (track 20)
Natural Harmony (1967-11-29) (track 4)
Wasn't Born to Follow (1967-11-30) (track 5)
Artificial Energy (1967-12-06) (track 1)

Release Group

Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000027051 [info]
Wikidata: Q7732441 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Essential Byrds [info]