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Cardiff Rose

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Released  May 1976
Cardiff Rose (1976)  Thunderbyrd (1977)
Release date  May 1976
Label  Columbia Records
Length  36:06
Artist  Roger McGuinn
Producer  Mick Ronson
Genre  Rock music
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Recorded  The Record Plant, Los Angeles
Similar  Roger McGuinn albums, Rock music albums

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".


Stylistically, the album varies from traditional sounding folk and sea chanty music (such as the aforementioned "Jolly Roger") to hard, gritty rock tunes strongly influenced by the burgeoning punk rock movement (such as "Rock and Roll Time").

Track listing

All titles are written by Roger McGuinn and Jacques Levy except where otherwise noted.

Side one

  1. "Take Me Away" – 3:00
  2. "Jolly Roger" – 4:56
  3. "Rock and Roll Time" (McGuinn, Kris Kristofferson, Bobby Neuwirth) – 2:46
  4. "Friend" (McGuinn) – 2:07
  5. "Partners in Crime" – 4:52

Side two

  1. "Up to Me" (Bob Dylan) – 5:36
  2. "Round Table" – 4:05
  3. "Pretty Polly" (Traditional, arranged and adapted by McGuinn) – 3:17
  4. "Dreamland" (Joni Mitchell) – 5:20

Bonus tracks on CD reissue

  1. "Soul Love" (demo recording)
  2. "Dreamland" (live)


  • Roger McGuinn – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • Mick Ronson – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, recorder, accordion, piano, organ, autoharp, percussion, vocals
  • David Mansfield – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, violin, banjo, organ, percussion
  • Rob Stoner – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Howie Wyeth – drums, percussion
  • Timmy Schmit – vocals
  • Kim Hitchcroft – saxophone
  • Songs

    1Take Me Away3:04
    2Jolly Roger4:59
    3Rock and Roll Time2:49


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