Cardiff Rose is a solo studio album by American singer/songwriter and ex-The Byrds frontman Roger McGuinn, released in 1976. The album, produced by Mick Ronson, was recorded on the heels of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue 1975 tour, in which both McGuinn and Ronson had participated. The album includes a pirate tale "Jolly Roger", a song about King Arthur's "Round Table", and a classic version of Joni Mitchell's "Dreamland".
McGuinn rallied with his next album, 1976's Cardiff Rose, which matched him with an unlikely but sympathetic collaborator - former David Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson, who met McGuinn while they were both part of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour. With fellow Rolling Thunder vets David Mansfield, Rob Stoner, and Howie Wyeth anchoring the studio band, Cardiff Rose rocks out with real force, but possesses a sense of humor that flatters McGuinn and keeps a welcome spring in its step.
On the surface, Roger McGuinn, the former leader and 12-string jangle-meister of the Byrds, and Mick Ronson, who contributed the wicked guitar crunch to David Bowie's Spiders from Mars period, might seem like a wildly unlikely musical combination, but the two became friendly when they both toured as part of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, and after that road. trip came to a close, Ronson went into the studio with McGuinn to produce his next solo album.
Same cover and insert as Roger McGuinn - Cardiff Rose, but with different label Production year at three o'clock Only song writers behind each title, publisher below.
For Cardiff Rose (1976), the former leader and 12-string jangle-meister of the Byrds collaborated with Mick Ronson, guitarist for David Bowie's Spiders From Mars. This is easily one of McGuinn's finest solo efforts; recorded with fellow Rolling Thunder veterans Rob Stoner, Howie Wyeth and David Mansfield, the band sounds tight and enthusiastic from front to back. Original Release : 1976. Side A. 1. Take Me Away 2. Jolly Roger 3. Rock and Roll Time 4. Friend 5. Partners In Crime. Side B. Up To Me 2. Round Table 3. Pretty Polly 4. Dreamland. For Cardiff Rose (1976), the former leader and 12-string jangle-meister of the Byrds collaborated with Mick Ronson, guitarist for David Bowie's Spiders From Mars. The two toured as part of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, after which Ronson went into the studio with McGuinn to produce his next solo album.
Roger McGuinn, whose voice and 12-string guitar had been signature elements of the Byrds, was flying high on Cardiff Rose. Rejuvenated by a featured spot in Dylan's fabled Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975, McGuinn hooked up with storied producer/guitarist Mick Ronson to create the solo LP many consider his best.
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