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Giants Of Rock

Byrds / Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show / It's A Beautiful Day

Initial release : 1984


A triple LP set with one LP for each group. The It's A Beautiful Day LP includes one track, featuring Garcia, taken from the It's A Beautiful Day LP Marrying Maiden.

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LP 1 (The Byrds)

  • Mr. Tambourine Man
  • Turn! Turn! Turn!
  • 5D
  • Jesus is Just Alright
  • All I Really Want to Do
  • Eight Miles High
  • This Wheel's on Fire
  • Ballad of Easy Rider
  • Wasn't Born to Follow
  • Mr. Spaceman
  • America's Great National Pastime
  • So You Want to be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
  • (I'll) Feel a Whole Lot Better
  • Chestnut Mare
LP 2 (Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show)
  • Sylvia's Mother
  • Roland the Roadie and Gertrude the Groupie
  • Queen of the Silver Dollard
  • The Ballad of Lucy Jordan
  • Hey, Lady Godiva
  • I Call That True Love
  • Carry Me, Carrie
  • The Cover of 'Rolling Stone'
  • Marie Lavaux
  • Sing me a Rainbow
  • Four Years Older Than Me
  • Freakin' At (The Freaker's Ball)
LP 3 (It's A Beautiful Day)
  • White Bird
  • Soapstone Mountain
  • Bombay Calling
  • The Grand Camel Suite
  • Hoedown
  • Oranges and Apples
  • Hot Summer Day
  • No Word for Glad
  • Essence of Now
  • Child

Garcia plays only on Hoedown on this compilation album. This track is taken from the It's A Beautiful Day LP Marrying Maiden. During the recording of this album It's A Beautiful Day were;

  • Pattie Santos - percussion, vocals
  • Val Fuentes - drums, vocals
  • Fred Webb - french horn, keyboards, vocals
  • David LaFlamme - flute, violin, guitar, vocals
  • Mitchell Holman - bass, harmonica, vocals
  • Hal Wagenet - guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Garcia - banjo

For the original recording of Marrying Maiden;

  • Produced by Brent Dangerfield and It's A Beautiful Day
  • Engineers - David Brown, John Fiose
  • Recorded at Pacific High Recording and Wally Heider's Studio

The album is subtitled: Original Greatest Hits of the Byrds, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show and It's a Beautiful Day.

Related releases

Hoedown is taken from the second It's A Beautiful Day album;