(Byrds) Various – Early L.A. 1969 U.S. compilation LP


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Offered for sale is a copy of the 1969 compilation LP Early L.A., featuring historic performances by David Crosby, Dino Valenti, The Byrds, The Dillards, and Canned Heat.

This is the original 1969 pressing and not the recent Record Store Day reissue.

About this copy: This copy of Early L.A. is an original pressing on the Together Records label.

The cover is VG, with some ring wear and a tiny repaired split at the top.

The disc is M- and looks like it’s been played no more than a couple of times.  It has a faint scuff or two from being removed from the inner sleeve.

A nice copy of a scarce compilation.

Background: Early L.A. was one of several LPs released by Together Records, a small label that seemed to exist only to release older recordings by stars who had by then become established.

Tracks are:

  • Dino Valenti -Black Betty
  • Dino Valenti -Life Is Like That
  • David Crosby -Willie Gene
  • David Crosby -Come Back Baby
  • The Byrds -The Only Girl
  • The Byrds -You Movin
  • The Dillards -Each Season Changes You
  • The Dillards -Don’t You Cry
  • Canned Heat -You Know I Love You
  • Canned Heat -First Time Around

Allmusic.com gave Early L.A. this review:

Side one is what’s of particular value, assembling seven tracks produced by Jim Dickson, presumably around the 1964-1966 era (no dates are given, and neither is it made clear who the artists are on the track listings, though subsequent research and informed guesses by astute listeners did). Most interesting of all are four 1964 tracks by musicians in the first lineup of the Byrds, prior to that group’s signing to Columbia. “Willie Gene” and “Come Back Baby” are fair, bluesy Crosby solo outings with, interestingly, electric rock arrangements; “The Only Girl” is an acoustic Beatles imitation sung by Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and Gene Clark, naïve but bearing the seed that would become the Byrds; and “You Movin'” sounds like an early Byrd demo with a full electric band (and is different, incidentally, to the demo of the same song released on the Byrds’ 1969 demo collection Preflyte).

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Together
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1969
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in
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