(Untitled)/(Unissued) - 1970
Recorded during the Byrds' post Sweetheart of the Rodeo transitional period, we hear the band dive headfirst into the depths of the Country Rock/Jam murk. With the working title of Phoenix to represent the band's fresh sense of beginning, the first half of this 2 record set is live, while the second, studio. Highlights include Clarence White in all his B-Bender telecaster glory, most notably on the 16-minute(!!!) version of "Eight Miles High"; Roger McGuinn's odd attempt at bayou rock, "Lover of the Bayou"; and possibly his last great composition "Chestnut Mare".
The Byrds never soared this high again.