The BYRDS – ” Eight Miles High ” Fifth Dimension Rehearsal Session 1966

Posted: January 18, 2015 in MUSIC
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“Fifth Dimension” is the third album by the American folk rock band The Byrds and was released in July 1966 on Columbia Records .On December 22, 1965, shortly after the release of their second album Turn! Turn! Turn!, The Byrds entered RCA Studios in Los Angeles to record “Eight Miles High” and Why, the two new songs that they had recently composed. Both songs represented a creative leap forward for the band and were instrumental in developing the musical styles of psychedelic rock and raga rock. However, the band ran into trouble with their record company, Columbia Records, who refused to release either song because they had not been recorded at a Columbia owned studio. As a result, the band were forced to re-record both songs in their entirety at Columbia Studios, Hollywood and it was these re-recordings that would see release on the “Eight Miles High” single and the Fifth Dimension album.







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