Chris Hill­man

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Bidin’ My Time (South­bound) ★★★★ The late Tom Petty – who openly ac­knowl­edged the in­flu­ence of The Byrds on his ca­reer – has paid off any debt he might have had to a for­mer band­mate, pro­vid­ing a lovely foot­note to a record­ing ca­reer that Chris Hill­man thought was over. Bidin’ My Time isa mix of cov­ers and dewy Hill­man orig­i­nals such as Given All I Can See. Here She Comes Again and New Old John Robert­son, both co-writ­ten with fel­low Byrds band mem­ber Roger McGuinn, are mem­o­rable enough but the stand­out track is Hil­man’s poignant blue­grass ver­sion of Petty’s Wild­flow­ers .– Mike Alexan­der

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