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The Byrds: The Byrds Greatest Hits (Columbia)

Paul Williams, Crawdaddy!, October 1967

SADNESS IS perhaps a word for it, walking down the street with familiar sounds of 'Light My Fire' barely audible from an apartment somewhere high above. Timelessness abounds. The song began somewhere centuries back and goes on, in the back of my mind, almost forever. I heard only a few notes, peripheral hearing, an uncertainty that blends the music into all the other background, like the vague smell of a bakery somewhere.

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