THE BYRDS - It Happens Each Day

THE BYRDS - 'My Back Pages' / 'It Happens Each Day' (Cancelled Flytes Box)

I don't know if any of the Sundazed Byrds box of singles called 'Cancelled Flytes' are still for sale but if you ever see one my advice would be to purchase. The box was released in 2004 and brings together proposed Byrds songs that were produced in the studio by Terry Melcher, Alan Stanton or Gary Usher but for one reason or another each track would languish in the Columbia Records vaults for years and in some cases decades.

'It Happens Each Day' is a David Crosby trip, recorded on the 7th December, 1966. It was left off the album 'Younger Than Yesterday' in favour of lesser tracks IMO and was then slated for a possible B-Side to 'So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star'. But it was amazingly never issued at all until the late 80s on 'Never Before'.

No wonder Crosby would flip out at the way his songs were treated. This stress may have resulted in his rigorous walrus tash growth in the years that followed '66.

THE BYRDS - It Happens Each Day

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  1. It's "funny" how Crosby were to go through the same thing as Gene Clarks did: Writing killer songs that were left off the album for various reasons. I mean, McGuinn obviously wasn't writing too many songs at this point. But why they then chose to include the Crosby-penned 'Mind Gardens' (the instrumental background track is mind blowing, though) or the redundant remake of 'Why' instead of this song is beyond me.

    Maybe the others thought it was too similar to 'Everybody's Been Burned'?

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  2. that pic looks like it came from the same set as the 5D album

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  3. The picture is an out-take from the
    "Younger Than Yesterday" photo session. Crosby was on a real roll around this time. "It Happens Each Day","Triad", "Psychodrama City", "Lady Friend" "Flower Bomb", "Laughing" and "Guinnevere" were all offered to the Byrds as album tracks.

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