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Fifth Dimension


Download links and information about Fifth Dimension by The Byrds. This album was released in 1966 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:01:08 minutes.

Artist: The Byrds
Release date: 1966
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:01:08
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No. Title Length
1. 5D (Fifth Dimension) 2:33
2. Wild Mountain Thyme 2:30
3. Mr. Spaceman 2:09
4. I See You 2:38
5. What's Happening? 2:35
6. I Come and Stand At Every Door 3:03
7. Eight Miles High 3:34
8. Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go) 2:16
9. Captain Soul 2:53
10. John Riley 2:57
11. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song) 2:11
12. Why 2:59
13. I Know My Rider (I Know You Rider) 2:43
14. Psychodrama City 3:23
15. Eight Miles High (Alternate / RCA Studios Version) 3:19
16. Why (Alternate / RCA Studios Version) 2:40
17. John Riley (Instrumental Version 1) 3:12
18. Interview with the Byrds 13:33



Although the Byrds' Fifth Dimension was wildly uneven, its high points were as innovative as any rock music being recorded in 1966. Immaculate folk-rock was still present in their superb arrangements of the traditional songs "Wild Mountain Thyme" and "John Riley." For the originals, they devised some of the first and best psychedelic rock, often drawing from the influence of Indian raga in the guitar arrangements. "Eight Miles High," with its astral lyrics, pumping bassline, and fractured guitar solo, was a Top 20 hit, and one of the greatest singles of the '60s. The minor hit title track and the country-rock-tinged "Mr. Spaceman" are among their best songs; "I See You" has great 12-string psychedelic guitar solos; and "I Come and Stand at Every Door" is an unusual and moving update of a traditional rock tune, with new lyrics pleading for peace in the nuclear age. At the same time, the R&B instrumental "Captain Soul" was a throwaway, "Hey Joe" not nearly as good as the versions by the Leaves or Jimi Hendrix, and "What's Happening?!?!" the earliest example of David Crosby's disagreeably vapid hippie ethos. These weak spots keep Fifth Dimension from attaining truly classic status. [The CD reissue has six notable bonus tracks, including the single version of the early psychedelic cut "Why" (the B-side to "Eight Miles High"), a significantly different alternate take of "Eight Miles High," "I Know My Rider" (with some fine Roger McGuinn 12-string workouts), and a much jazzier, faster instrumental version of "John Riley."]