Blissed-Out Birth of Country Rock / Various[CD]
Volume One. EU-only two CD set that chronicles the birth of Country Rock. In 1966, rock groups began turning away from the self-indulgence of early psychedelia to the timeless values embodied in country music, but they brought a counter-culture sensibility to it. It was a trend that began slowly in 1966, picked up steam in '67 when Bob Dylan released his groundbreaking John Wesley Harding album and the Band's first LP appeared, and became a phenomenon in 1968 when the Byrds released Sweetheart of the Rodeo, and Dillard & Clark's first album appeared. Heritage acts like the Everly Brothers and Rick Nelson came early to the party. And then, in 1969, the Flying Burrito Brothers' first LP appeared, Dylan released 'Nashville Skyline,' and the Band's epochal second LP appeared. Suddenly, Country Rock was a phrase on everyone's lips.
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