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THE BYRDS

Preflyte Sessions

Recordings from 1964

Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke

get the story

 Also See "In The Beginning"

 


1. The reason why (vers. II)
2. You won't have to cry (electric)
3. She has a way (vers. IV)
4. You showed me (electric)
5. Here without you (vers. II)
6. Don't be long
7. I knew I'd want you (electric vers. II)
8. Boston (vers. II)
9. Tomorrow is a long ways away (electric)
10. For me again (vers. II)
11. It's no use (vers. II)
12. You movin (vers. III)
13. Please let me love you
14. The airport song
15. Mr. Tambourine man (electric)
16. She has a way (vers. III)
17. I knew I'd want you (electric vers. I)
18. Boston (instrumental)
19. You showed me (instrumental)
20. The times they are a changin (instrumental)  


21. The only girl I adore (the jet set)
22. Tomorrow is a long ways away (acoustic)
23. You showed me (acoustic)
24. I knew I'd want you (acoustic)
25. You won't have to cry (acoustic)
26. Mr. Tambourine man (acoustic)
27. Willie Jean: David Crosby)
28. Come back baby (David Crosby)
29. Jack of diamonds (David Crosby)
30. Get together (David Crosby)
31. She has a way (vers. I)
32. Here without you (vers. I)
33. For me again (vers.I)
34. It's no use (vers. I)
35. You movin' (vers. I)
36. Boston (vers. I)
37. She has a way (vers. II)
38. You movin' (vers. II)
39. The reason why (vers. I)
40. It's no use (vers. III) 

  The Byrds Preflyte
  2012 release with extra material



Disc One
The Reason Why (Version #2) (Gene Clark) 2:38
You Won't Have To Cry (Electric Version) (Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark) 2:17
She Has A Way (Version #4) (Gene Clark) 2:29
You Showed Me (Electric Version) (Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark) 1:53
Here Without You (Version #2) (Gene Clark) 2:28
Don't Be Long (Jim McGuinn, Harvey Gerst) 1:58
I Knew I'd Want You (Electric Version #2) (Gene Clark) 2:14
Boston (Version #2) (Gene Clark) 2:15
Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away (El. Version) (McGuinn, Clark, Crosby) 1:59
For Me Again (Version #2) (Gene Clark) 2:39
It's No Use (Version #2) (Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark) 2:20
You Movin' (Version #3) (Gene Clark) 2:08
Please Let Me Love You (G. Clark, J. McGuinn, H. Gerst) 2:25
The Airport Song (Jim McGuinn, David Crosby) 2:03
Mr. Tambourine Man (Electric Version) (Bob Dylan) 2:25
She Has A Way (Version #3) (Gene Clark) 2:33
I Knew I'd Want You (Electric Version #1) (Gene Clark) 2:31
Boston (Instrumental Track) (Gene Clark) 2:15
You Showed Me (Instrumental Track) (Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark) 2:06
The Times They Are AChangin' (Instrumental Track) (Bob Dylan) 2:26

Disc Two
The Only Girl I Adore (Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark) 2:26
Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away (Acoustic Version) (Gene Clark) 2:01
You Showed Me (Acoustic Version) (Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark) 2:04
I Knew I'd Want You (Acoustic Version) (Gene Clark) 2:18
You Won't Have To Cry (Acoustic Version) (Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark) 2:21
Mr. Tambourine Man (Acoustic Version) (Bob Dylan) 2:14

Willie Jean (Hoyt Axton) 2:08
Come Back Baby (Ray Charles) 2:26
Jack Of Diamonds (Traditional, Arranged David Crosby) 1:46
Get Together (Dino Valenti) 2:34

She Has A Way (Version #1) (Gene Clark) 2:23
Here Without You (Version #1) (Gene Clark) 2:29
For Me Again (Version #1) (Gene Clark) 2:32
It's No Use (Version #1) (Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark) 2:17
You Movin' (Version #1) (Gene Clark) 2:10
Boston (Version #1) (Gene Clark) 2:09
She Has A Way (Version #2) (Gene Clark) 2:32
You Movin' (Version #2) (Gene Clark) 2:12
The Reason Why (Version #1) (Gene Clark) 2:31
It's No Use (Version #3) (Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark) 3:38
Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away (Demo, Previously Unreleased) (G. Clark) 2:02
You Wont Have To Cry (Prev. Unreleased) (J. McGuinn, G. Clark) 2:22
You Showed Me (Demo, Previously Unreleased) (McGuinn, Clark) 2:06
I Knew Id Want You (Demo, Previously Unreleased) (Gene Clark) 2:19
Mr. Tambourine Man (Demo, Prev. Unreleased) (Bob Dylan) 2:14
She's The Kind Of Girl (Demo, Previously Unreleased) (Gene Clark) 3:02
I'm Just A Young Man (Demo, Previously Unreleased) (Crosby) 2:07
Everybody Been Burned (Demo, Previously Unreleased) (Crosby) 3:02


Tracks 7-10 of Disc Two were recorded prior to the formation of The Byrds
and are performed by David Crosby with backing musicians
Tommy Tedesco (electric guitar) Ray Pohlman (bass) Earl Palmer (drums)