THE BYRDS - Why

THE BYRDS - 'Eight Miles High' / 'Why' (Columbia 4-43578) March 1966

Both songs on this 45 were recorded in January 1966 and go a long way in showing that The Byrds were innovators and probably the most important band in America.

The flip 'Why' is a co-written song by McGuinn/Crosby and would have been good enough to be issued as a single in it's own right. An earlier take of 'Why' was recorded in December 1965 at RCA studios but this version was shelved and unavailable until the 'Never Before' release in the late 80s.

The song was recorded a third time for inclusion on the album 'Younger Than Yesterday'. This album version is a lot tamer than the 45 recording.

THE BYRDS - Why

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