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Released: Dec. 12, 1965

Rating: 4.057 (average of 20 ratings)

Genre: rock > folk

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) (Seeger / traditional)
  2. It Won’t Be Wrong (Gerst / McGuinn)
  3. Set You Free This Time (Clark)
  4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Dylan)
  5. He Was a Friend of Mine (McGuinn / traditional)
  6. The World Turns All Around Her (Clark)
  7. Satisfied Mind (Hayes / Rhodes)
  8. If You’re Gone (Clark)
  9. The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Dylan)
  10. Wait and See (?)
  11. Oh, Susannah (Foster)

Total Running Time: 36:21


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 17
peak on U.K. album chart 11

Singles/ Hit Songs:

  • Turn! Turn! Turn! (10/1/65) #1 US, #26 UK
  • It Won’t Be Wrong (1/10/66) #63 UK
  • Set You Free This Time (1/10/66) #79 UK

Notes: A CD reissue added alternate versions of “The Times They Are A-Changin’” and “The World Turns All Around Her.” Non-album cuts included “The Day Walk (Never Before),” two versions of “She Don’t Care about Time,” “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” and the instrumental “Stranger in a Strange Land.”

Turn! Turn! Turn!
The Byrds
“The Byrds’ second album was only a disappointment in comparison with Mr. Tambourine Man. They couldn't maintain such a level of consistent magnificence, and the follow-up was not quite as powerful or impressive. It was still quite good, however, particularly the ringing number one title cut, a classic on par with the ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ single. Elsewhere they concentrated more on original material, Gene Clark in particular offering some strong compositions with Set You Free This Time, The World Turns All Around Her, and If You’re Gone. A couple more Dylan covers were included as well, and Satisfied Mind was their first foray into country-rock, a direction they would explore in much greater depth throughout the rest of the ‘60s” (Unterberger).

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Related DMDB Links:

Previous Album: Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) The Byrds’ DMDB page Next Album: Fifth Dimension (1966)
Gene Clark’s DMDB page Michael Clarke’s DMDB page David Crosby’s DMDB page Chris Hillman’s DMDB page Roger McGuinn’s DMDB page

Last updated April 7, 2008.