Easy Rider is the soundtrack to the cult classic 1969 film Easy Rider, a film often remembered for its epic late 1960's rock music. The album was released by ABC-Dunhill Records in August 1969 (catalog no. DSX 50063), and was a strong success along with the film, peaking at #6 on the Billboard album charts in September of that year.
The Historical & Collector Value of these live recordings more than compensates for any limitations which originate from the analogue master. Every effort has been made, with the help of modern technology, to obtain the best possible results. Recorded live at Woodstock Festival, 1969.
Hands down, this epochal concert at New York's Madison Square Garden – first issued on three LPs in a handsome orange-colored box – was the crowning event of George Harrison's public life, a gesture of great goodwill that captured the moment in history and, not incidentally, produced some rousing music as a permanent legacy. Having been moved by his friend Ravi Shankar's appeal to help the homeless Bengali refugees of the 1971 India-Pakistan war, Harrison leaped into action, organizing on short notice what became a bellwether for the spectacular rock & roll benefits of the 1980s and beyond…
2CD compilation of live performances by Deep Purple at Paris Theatre, London, February 22th 1972 and at Concerthouse - Stockholm, November 12th 1970, released in 1993 by Italian label Nota Blu Musica.
2CD compilation of live performances by The Doors in Stockholm, 1968 and New York 1968, 1970, released in 1993 by Italian label Nota Blu Musica.
This is the German edition of Easy Rider, this LP cover is the same that appeared in my country and I like because I grew up with it.
Wow, but, this is a great movie! With an excellent topic: Two young rebels and… traffickers, running on their motorcycles in the middle to "The Flowers Era." With good performances, great actors: Nicholson, Fonda, Hopper and… the music! That is a separate issue, the impact of music in this film is colossal. Who has not heard "Born to be wild", with the classic sound of chopper motorcycles in film?
Ballad of Easy Rider was one of two great Byrds’ albums to be released after the groups’ acknowledged heyday (Mr. Tambourine Man to Sweetheart of the Rodeo). Released in 1969, before the excellent double set Untitled, Ballad of Easy Rider was a quiet, tranquil record with good songs and fine, professional performances. By this time Clarence White was a full-time member and the group was looking to rebound from their prior release, the uneven Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde.