‘The Byrds: 1964-1967’, curated and annotated art book by McGuinn, Hillman & Crosby

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Today, BMG announces The Byrds: 1964-1967a new 400-page large format collectible art book curated by the band’s three surviving founding members and available in three versions, including a Super Deluxe limited edition signed by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby.

The Byrds: 1964-1967 is available for pre-order now at www.byrdsbook.com

When the Byrds released “Mr. Tambourine Man” in 1965, they introduced Bob Dylan’s songs to a new audience and launched a career that would see them grow into one of the most influential rock bands of all time and eventually Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Famers. With their unmistakable harmonies and Roger McGuinn’s innovative 12-string Rickenbacker guitar work, the Byrds never stopped experimenting. They incorporated folk, country and jazz influences into a fresh mix that helped define an era.” And not to be too superficial,” wrote Tom Petty, “but they were also the best-dressed band around at the time. They had these great clothes and hairstyles.

Today the band’s three surviving founding members – Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby – have come together to present The Byrds: 1964-1967, a large-format tabletop book that offers a unique visual history of the defining era. of the group. Featuring over 500 images by legendary photographers such as Henry Diltz, Barry Feinstein, Curt Gunther, Jim Marshall, Linda McCartney, Tom Gundelfinger O’Neal and Guy Webster, the book also includes restored images from the Columbia Records archives and personal archives . of the band’s original manager. Accompanied by a running commentary featuring McGuinn, Hillman and Crosby’s memories of the band, the era and their late compatriots Gene Clark and Michael Clarke, this carefully crafted volume is a truly unique collectible for fans of Byrds and any collector of photography books featuring 1960s pop culture.

Hillman says, “I loved being in The Byrds. I absolutely loved it. And as crazy as we all were at times, when we were on our game, we got high, we flew high and high. I think we all shared an intimate conviction and a strong belief that this was going to work. And it worked so well.

Roger McGuinn adds: “Being in The Byrds was a detour towards my dream of being a folk singer. It was a very special detour, and one that I will always hold close to my heart.

The Byrds: 1964-1967 is available in four editions. Each is an oversized 10.5 x 13 inch large format presentation with over 500 photographs on 400 pages. Printed in Italy on premium 200gsm fine art paper, all versions feature quality thread-stitched binding and a luxurious quarter-bound slipcase. The standard edition costs $125 and is limited to just 3,000 copies worldwide. Other options include:

deluxe edition

*Hand signed by Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman

* Comes in a custom matching case

* Limited to only 1600 copies worldwide

* Retail price of $350

Super Deluxe Edition

* Hand signed by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby

* Comes in a custom clamshell case

*Includes gold gilt edges

* Limited to only 800 copies worldwide

* Retail price of $475

Super Deluxe Edition with Fine Art Print

* Hand signed by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby

* Comes in a custom clamshell case

*Includes gold gilt edges

* Limited to only 75 copies worldwide

* Retail price of $1700

* Includes a choice of three exclusive limited edition 11×14 inch fine art prints (Roger McGuinn photographed by Henry Diltz in 1967, Chris Hillman photographed by Barry Feinstein in 1965 or David Crosby photographed by Jim Marshall in 1965)

Scheduled for release in September, all versions of the book are now available for presale at www.byrdsbook.com. Given the limited quantities of each release, the books should sell out quickly.

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