The Byrds issue previously unreleased archive material

Royal Albert Hall gig recording to surface

The Byrds are set to release a recording of their 1971 appearance at London‘s Royal Albert Hall – featuring a line up of Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Skip Battin and Gene Parsons.

The recording is set to be released in June, although a final release date has not been set.

Founder member Roger McGuinn told Uncut that the recording came from his private collection and that more releases of a similar kind would probably follow it.

He said: “We’ve carried these tapes around for 30-something years.We just never paid much attention to them. Bob Irwin (from record label Sundazed) came down, and he’s a genius at discerning these things. He could look at a box, and go ‘Oh, this is that, and so-and-so was there, this is wonderful.’”

Irwin has taken further tapes from McGuinn‘s archive which he is hoping to releases in the future.

McGuinn said: “He’s gonna check them out. There are tentative plans to put out good things we find, but I’m not sure what.”