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ROLLING STONE     May 20, 2021

David Crosby’s new album For Free is arriving July 23rd, less than a month before his 80th birthday. It features collaborations with Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen, Sarah Jarosz, and James Raymond, his son and longtime bandmate.

“With a transcendent quality that lies somewhere between poetry, prayer, and wild-eyed rock 'n' roll,” reads the official album announcement, “For Free" yet again reveals Crosby’s rare gift for imparting essential truths with both undeniable warmth and a profound sense of wonder”.

The album opens with “River Rise", written by Raymond and McDonald. “‘River Rise’ came from wanting to write something very evocative of California, but almost with a country-song perspective”, Raymond says, “something that speaks to the empowerment of the everyman or everywoman”.

The title track is a cover of a 1970 Joni Mitchell song from her classic LP Ladies Of The Canyon. “Joni’s the greatest living singer/songwriter, and ‘For Free’ is one of her simplest”, Crosby says in a statement. “It’s one of my favorite songs because I love what it says about the spirit of music and what compels you to play”.

Another song, “Rodriguez For A Night”, was written specifically for the project by Fagen. “It’s really fucking good, man”, Crosby told Rollin Stone last year “I’m so honored he gave us a set of words. I’ve been asking him for a couple of years. He started to trust us, I think. It took a long time, but he gave us a set of words that are really wonderful and we just wrote the shit out of them”.

For Free is Crosby’s fifth solo album since 2014. Prior to that, he’d only released three solo albums throughout his entire career. He’s been off the road since the pandemic started, and he recently sold his publshing to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group to make up for the loss in income.

“I think people are going to love this record”, he told Rolling Stone last year. “I think people are going to like the music. And that is great. That is what I’m holding onto, fiercely, to try and get through all the crazy. And there’s a lot of crazy”.

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Is this an announcement for a new CD?

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Many thanks to David E. for the info

Roger McGuinn plays David Crosby's Gretsch!

The guy in the light brown jacket is producer Gary Usher.

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Starbyrd, the legendary Byrds-sounding band from Cologne, Germany, led by Horst-Peter Schmidt (the crown prince of the Rickenbacker 12-string), have a new CD out.

 It’s called “At The Crossroads”.


(All songs written by H.P. Schmidt except where noted)

(Liner notes by Eric Sorensen)

01 At The Crossroads

02 Tightrope Walker

03 Christmas ‘20

04 The World Is Standing Still

05 Can't Get Enough Of It

06 Locktown

07 I Wonder How You're Doing

08 Moving On

09 But We Keep On Rocking

10 The River Rhine

11 I Fell In Love With You Again

12 Queen Of Hearts

13 She Don’t Care About Time (Gene Clark)

14 Diamonds And Rust (Joan Baez)

15 Catching Rainbows (Camilla McGuinn/Roger McGuinn)

16 California (Eric Sorensen/H.P. Schmidt)

17 When The Stars Are Dancing (F. Binninger/R. Kowalak)

It is already available at

and will be available at all the major online stores (Amazon, Apple etc...) from June 1st on.

Maybe you’ve got your shot of the vaccine already, but even if you have, get your shot of Starbyrd (and that marvellous Byrds Sound from the 60s) NOW!

Strongly recommended by Byrds Flyght

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I’m missing one track by Chris Hillman

If any good soul could send a link to get it, I would be eternally grateful.

The source and the link won’t be published.

Thanks in advance.

“Old Rockin’ Chair” (download only bonus track from “The Other Side” - 2005)


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Sad news! We’ve been informed by our host that the free webspace linked to our Skynet subscription will cease to be offered as from May 1st, 2021.

In the process, the Byrds Flyght website that we started in June 1999 will disappear from the Internet. 


Although it has not been updated for a long time, it still is a source for all info about the band.

So if you want to save something from there, do it now.

N.B.: this blog and its mirror at are not linked to Skynet and will continue to be updated.


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Rusty Young, co-founder of POCO, died April 14, 2021. He was 75. 

He was the only member to have stayed with the band permanently since it was founded in 1968.

Chris Hillman plays mandolin on Poco's "Crazy Eyes" LP from 1973. The title track, "Crazy Eyes" was written by Richie Furay and is about Gram Parsons.

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