Turn! Turn! Turn! (album) by The Byrds

Turn! Turn! Turn!
Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds (1965)
Overall rank: 2,357th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 172 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1965 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (206th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,357th)

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Turn! Turn! Turn! is ranked 6th best out of 22 albums by The Byrds on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Byrds is The Notorious Byrd Brothers which is ranked number 769 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,415.

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From TipneyHicks 12/09/2018 14:43
Agree with the other comments that side two is rather weak. However the CD release includes several brilliant Gene Clark songs that weren't on the original album.
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From garycottier 05/29/2016 13:13
Basically an inferior version of, Mr. Tambourine man. Turn! turn! turn!, features the same ingredients, Dylan covers, some traditional songs, and some originals, but they just don't have the same freshness as the first album. The title track is nice, another U.S. No:1 hit for the band, and, the world turns all around her, is possibly the best of the originals, and, lay down your weary tune, is the best of the Dylan tracks. All in all, an inferior mirror image of the first LP.
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From travelful 04/23/2016 18:42
This album starts out great but the songs progressively get worse and more boring.
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From Nobodyisemo 03/13/2016 14:53
The last three tracks are awful, the first eight are mostly good. Turn! is one of their best if not THE. The covers outnumber their originals on this album, that's a bit lame. Gene Clark came into his own with his compositions on this one.
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From Dakatalbum 09/15/2015 15:36
Slightly weaker, compared to "Mr. Tambourine man", but still a solid album. "Turn turn turn" and "Set you free this time" are the highlights here. It's not very influential, compared to the other albums. That is the only problem here.
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From poppmusic 02/08/2015 01:12
My second favorite from the Byrds, and actually better than the debut. Less Dylan-reliant (but still delivering one of the best covers with "Lay Down Your Weary Tune), featuring a couple of generation-defining songs (the title track and the beautiful JFK tribute "He Was a Friend of Mine") plus some consistently brilliant songwriting from Clark ("Set You Free This Time" a highlight). A perfect snapshot of the Sixties.
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From gtroda 01/24/2015 22:07
The title track is the best
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From hahol 09/28/2014 19:38
Side 1 on this record is perfect. Gene Clark's vocals and the others harmony vocals blend on these tracks. "Set you free this time " is absolutely up there among the best of Dylan and Beatles as well....! What an achievement!!!
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From junodog4 09/21/2014 19:25
Great album, but I like it better when they wrote all of their tracks instead of relying on Dylan. Gene Clark was pretty strong though...
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From meccalecca 03/12/2013 17:46
To my ears, "Set You Free This Time" is a perfect song, and the Byrds best. The songs that surround it on Turn! Turn! Turn! are worthy compliments
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Best Albums of 1965
1. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
2. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
3. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
4. Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
5. Help! by The Beatles
6. Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul by Otis Redding
7. My Generation by The Who
8. The Beach Boys Today! by The Beach Boys
9. Pastel Blues by Nina Simone
10. Spiritual Unity by Albert Ayler Trio
11. Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds
12. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi
13. Here Are The Sonics!!! by The Sonics
14. Out Of Our Heads by The Rolling Stones
15. Live At The Regal by B.B. King
16. Jackson C. Frank by Jackson C. Frank
17. Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock
18. Bert Jansch by Bert Jansch
19. Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds
20. I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone


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