24 tracks-Two CDs Worth of Music on One SACD!
At long last, these 24 thought-to-be-lost recordings by the late, great Gene Clark is now in release on Sierra Hybrid SACD.
These incredible recordings, which have never been released commercially, are from the original analog master studio recording sessions held in Los Angeles between 1964 and 1982. Gene Clark was one of the most influential musical pioneers of the rock era. A pivotal figure at the births of rock music's golden trifecta of hyphenated subgenres (folk, psychedelic and country) in the1960s, he earned his rightful place in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member and principal songwriter of The Byrds. After leaving the Byrds at the height of their fame in early 1966, Clark embarked upon a fearless solo career that embraced everything from chamber pop and progressive bluegrass to acoustic ballads and sweeping cosmic prog. His rich body of work has spawned cover versions by a wide range of artists, including Robert Plant/Alison Krauss, The Eagles, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt and others.
Always forward-looking, always prolific, Clark left behind a rich legacy of professionally recorded music both released and unreleased. This album introduces previously unreleased studio sessions from Clark's pre-Byrds days in 1964, to his 1982 reunion with former bandmates, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke, as Nyteflyte. Since his passing in 1991, many of Gene Clark's home demo recordings and various live recordings have been released. Actual studio recording sessions were rare and their existence was more rumor than fact until now! This collection of "lost" studio recordings has been lovingly restored by Sierra Records to ensure the best possible sound quality and is presented here for the very first time.
This is essentially an alternate history of Gene Clark's most productive years as a songwriter. To call them revelatory would be to understate their importance.
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a Super HDCD 24 Bit encoded Stereo CD layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Taken from Original Analog Masters
Includes 36-page full color booklet with extensive album notes, photos, detailed technical production & recording info.
Mastered by Povee Chan
Gene Clark, solo vocals, guitar. Recorded Spring 1964.
1. The Way I Am
2. I'd Feel Better
3. That Girl
4. A Worried Heart
5. If There's No Love
Gene Clark, vocals, guitar; Leon Russell, arranger; Hugh Masekela, horn section. Recorded January 26, 1967.
6. Back Street Mirror
7. Don't Let It Fall Through
Gene Clark, solo vocals, guitar. Recorded Spring 1970.
8. Back To The Earth Again
9. The Lighthouse
10. The Awakening Within
11. Sweet Adrienne
12. Walking Through This Lifetime
13. The Sparrow
14. Only Yesterday's Gone
Gene Clark, lead vocals, acoustic guitar; The Flying Burrito Bros with Chris Hillman & Gram Parsons. Recorded Spring 1970.
15. She Darked The Sun
Gene Clark, vocals, guitar, harmonica; Clarence White, Spooner Oldham, Byron Berline, Sneak Pete Kleinow, Chris Ethridge, Michael Clarke, Claudia Lennear, Mary Clayton. Recorded July-September 1972.
16. Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
17. She Don't Care About Time
18. Don't That Road Look Rough And Rocky
19. Bars Have Made A Prisoner Out of Me
Nyteflyte: Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Al Perkins, Michael Clarke. Recorded July 10, 1982.
20. One Hundred Years From Now
21. (The) Letter
22. Still Feeling Blue
23. No Memories Hangin' Round
24. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better