Back from Rio is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter, guitarist and co-founder of The Byrds Roger McGuinn. It was released in January 1991, more than a decade after McGuinn's previous solo album, Thunderbyrd. The album was issued following the release of the Byrds box set and musically it leans on the sound of The Byrds thanks to McGuinn's ringing 12-string electric guitar and vocal contributions from ex-Byrds members David Crosby and Chris Hillman
Since McGuinn’s preceding album, Thunderbyrd, had been released 14 years prior, Back from Rio is considered his comeback. And with the box set The Byrds surfacing just three months before Back from Rio, McGuinn’s timing couldn’t have been better, nor his sound more rooted in his jangly folk-rock past. The opening song, Someone to Love, recalls The Byrds right from the sparkling chimes of his 12-string Rickenbacker and godly backing vocals, courtesy of fellow founding Byrds David Crosby and Chris Hillman. For fans of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn’s return to performing and recording with a full band in 1991 was a triumphant event. Since McGuinn’s preceding album, Thunderbyrd, had been released 14 years prior, Back from Rio is considered his comeback.
Back From Rio Interlude. Electric Guitar – John JorgensonVocals – David Crosby, Chris HillmanVocals, Twelve-String Guitar, Electric Guitar – Roger McGuinnWritten-By – R. McGuinn, T. Petty, J. Lynne. 10b. If We Never Meet Again. Producer, Mixed By – Roger McGuinn. Production Manager – Humble Heart Music. Technician – Swifty McGuinn.
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Featuring Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, and ex-Byrds David Crosby and Chris Hillman, the resultant album had a strangely modern feel, although it was primarily driven by McGuinn's trademark Rickenbacker 12-string. Songwriting had never been McGuinn's strong suit, and on this album he wisely chose some excellent material by Jules Shear and Tom Petty, who provided the album's unexpected hit, "King of the Hill.
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Listen free to Roger McGuinn – Back From Rio (Someone To Love, Car Phone and more). MASTERPIECE As a true fan of Byrds-music I was often a little disappointed with the solo efforts of Roger McGuinn, because the musicians who played on his albums did not always seem to understand where he comes from, or they didn’t tune in to his music. This album is the exception: the chemistry works really well here, having such helpers as Tom Petty, Elvis Costello and Dave Stewart on his side. Superb production combines with jangling guitar work, majestic vocal harmonies and a well chosen. Connect to this site.