My Gene Clark CDs
Here I have listed all my Gene Clark CDs. I have only listed my CDs that are directly related to Gene Clark. Which means CDs where he has somehow contributed. The cover pictures are my own scans from my own CDs. I know that some albums have been released with different covers, but the ones listed here are the ones that I have.
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With The Gosdin Brothers
Gene's first solo album from 1967. It was released less than a year after he left The Byrds, and the same week as the release of The Byrds' album "Younger Than Yesterday".
Gene later said: "I heard Younger Than Yesterday before it was released, and it overwhelmed me, what they had accomplished. I'll tell you, I cried listening to it." Gene was happy for the guys because he was a genuine fan of their music, despite his recent breakout. I personally believe that another reason for his strong reaction was that his debut album was to be released the same week, and he knew that "Younger than Yesterday" would take all the attention away from it.
Dillard & Clark:
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark
"The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark" & "Through the Morning, Through the Night" (see below) was compiled on one CD and re-released in 1986. Tracks 1-9 is from "The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark" and tracks 10-20 is from "Through the Morning, Through the Night".
Includes "Train leaves here this morning" written by Gene Clark and Bernie Leadon of The Eagles. This song was later a hit by The Eagles.
It also includes the song "Polly", which in 2007 was done by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss on their album "Raising Sand".
Gene Clark grew up outside of Kansas City, by the railroad. This background was a big influence and inspiration to him. In his songs, he often tells stories about railroads and where they might lead to. In addition to "Train leaves here this morning", this album also includes the train-song "Kansas City Southern". He also released this song in many other versions.
Dillard & Clark:
Through the Morning, Through the Night
This is simply tracks 10-20 on the CD compilation. See "The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark" above.
This album is named "White Light", but it's not written anywhere on it. Gene was asked in an interview why the recording company didn't put the name on it, and he answered that he had no idea. Some rumours say that it was because they didn't want any association to drugs.
The original album has 9 tracks. The reissued CD has 5 additional bonus tracks.
The American Dreamer
This is a rare album. I haven't seen the movie, but I understand it's some kind of documentary about Dennis Hopper. He asked Gene if he could write some songs for the movie. The result was "American Dreamer" and "Outlaw Song". In my opinion, "American Dreamer" is one of Gene's most beautiful songs ever.
Released on LP in 1972 and CD in 2007.
Gene helps his friend with vocals on track #2: "My New Woman" and track #3 "Draggin'".
This album from 1973 was Roger McGuinn's first solo album.
The cover picture is of Gene sitting in his Ferrari. I have tried to find out what model it is. According to my investigations it's a 250 Europa or 250 Europa GT. If this is the case, it's an extremely rare car. Only 21 Europas were produced and only 31 Europa GTs. If anyone has any confirmed information about this car, please
Many Gene Clark fans regard this album as his best. I'm inclined to agree, though it's very hard to pick a favourite album.
I bought this album some years ago and listened to it a few times and then put it away. I don't understand why I did that. This is definitely an album that grows each time you listen to it.
My favourite track on this album is "Some Misunderstanding".
The words "No Other" is engraved on Gene's tombstone.
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman
This is my very first album where I heard Gene Clark. I bought this album because I was actually buying a lot of Roger McGuinn albums at the time.
These 3 Byrds were a very good team.
Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman Featuring Gene Clark:
Gene is only contributing on 2 songs on this album. "Won't Let You Down" which is a nice pop song, and the Jerry Lee Lewis inspired "Painted Fire".
Doin' Alright for Old People
This is actually a concert with Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn from Bottom Line Club, New York City, October 1977. Only the two guys and their guitars.
This was my very first Gene Clark solo album. I bought it shortly after his death in 1991.
A lot of fans say that this album is too commercialized in the sound and production. Not many fans has this album as their favourite. But I like it a lot. It's Gene's last solo album and one of his best in my opinion.
The Long Ryders:
10-5-60 / Native Sons
Compilation of the 2 albums "10-5-60" and "Native Sons" on to one CD.
Gene Clark sings additional vocals on the song "Ivory Tower.
Tom Stevens of "The Long Ryders played acoustic bass with Gene and Carla Olson on some occations.
Gene Clark & Carla Olsson:
So Rebellious A Lover
What can I say about this album... First, it contains one of Gene's best songs ever "Gypsy Rider". He did many versions of this song, but this one is by far the best. Then there is the old traditional song "Fair And Tender Ladies", which Gene has made his own version of over the years. Listen to this song, and especially the guitar playing, and you will be a Gene Clark fan for the rest of your life.
4 CD box with booklet
4 CDs with some of The Byrds' greatest hits. A few by Gene Clark. It also includes a booklet with a lot of history and facts.
Released in 1991. This is basically a re-release of the album "With The Gosdin Brothers". Mostly remixes and with some bonus tracks.
Born To Rock And Roll
A Roger McGuinn compilation.
Gene Clark contributes to track #2 "My New Woman" and track #3 "Draggin'". Both taken from Roger McGuinn's debut album.
Gene Clark & Carla Olsson:
Silhouetted In Light
Live In Concert
This is simply a great live album. Includes songs from "So Rebellious A Lover" and other.
Recorded at McCabe's, Santa Monica, CA, February 3, 1990.
American Dreamer 1964-1974
A collection of his songs released between 1964 and 1974. They are all previously released. It even includes the two tracks from the Dennis Hopper movie "American Dreamer". Look above for more info.
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman:
If you collect all the songs released on their albums, there weren't that many unique tracks. They put a couple of new songs on, and then a bunch of the same songs over again. The only Gene Clark song on this album is "Backstage Pass", which is one of my favourites. The same version of this song is also to be found on the "McGuinn, Clark & Hillman" album.
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman:
Return Flight II
17 tracks but not many new ones. The Gene Clark songs here have all been released in the same versions before.
This Byrd Has Flown
This is basically just a re-release of "Firebyrd". I really don't know the purpose of this release, but it includes 2 previously unreleased songs, so I guess it can justify a purchase...
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman:
3 Byrds Land In London
Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, April 30th/May 1st 1978.
This CD was released in 1997. The first 4 songs are done by Gene Clark. The next 8 songs by Chris Hillman. Then there are 9 songs by Roger McGuinn, and the last 3 songs are with the 3 guys together.
Gene sings 2 rare songs on this concert. "Denver Or Wherever" and "Hula Bula Man". Neither have ever been included on any of his albums.
To this concert, Gene brought along Thomas Jefferson Kaye to play guitar. He was Gene's trusted producer, who produced "No Other" and "Two Sides To Every Story"
The concert was recorded by BBC for their "In Concert" show. It was broadcasted on April 8th 1978, but was condenced to 1 hour to fit the slot.
The album is dedicated to the memory of Gene Clark.
This CD was re-released in the US in 1998, retitled "3 Byrds in London". It has only 12 songs. This original release is a 2CD set with 24 songs.
This is a very good 2CD-compilation. A must-have for everybody. If you don't have any Gene Clark albums yet, this is the first one you should get.
The Alternative Takes
This is a weird release... It claims to be The Byrds, but it's not. It's an unknown band singing The Byrds songs. Well they are not bad, just weird, since it doesn't say anything about it on the cover. But then there is the real jewel of this record; a lot of songs by Gene Clark & Pat Robinson, never released before. And they are actually done by them. However, on all the songs, Gene's name is misspelled "G. Clarke".
It's All In Your Eyes
This is pretty much a companion to "The Alternative Takes". Same deal, same band, and pretty much the same songs.
2CD set of many rare Gene Clark songs. Same style as the 2 above.
Gypsy Angel: The Gene Clark Demos 1983-1990
A pure raw Gene Clark demo CD. I love it. A must-have for hardcore fans. I enjoy listening to Gene playing along on his guitar like he was sitting in his own living room. None of these songs have been released earlier. And 6 of these songs have never been heard in any version before this release. The first 8 songs were made for Gene and Carla Olson's follow-up to the album "So Rebellious A Lover". Unfortunately, as we all know, Gene passed away before they got the chance to finish that album.
Also included on this album is the song "Back In My Life Again". In my oppinion, Gene's vocal on this song is his best performance ever recorded.
On his classic "Gypsy Rider", Gene use the phrase "gypsy angel" on this release hence this album's name.
Under The Silvery Moon 1 CD Edition
Simply a must-have!
Most of the songs on this album is by Gene Clark and Pat Robinson. In my opinion, Gene wrote some of his best songs with Pat Robinson. Too many favorites on this album to mention.
Recorded at Silvery Moon Studios.
This album includes 14 tracks.
Also released as a 2 CD set with 29 tracks. See below.
Under The Silvery Moon 2 CD Edition
This is the 2 CD edition of the album above. This version came out first but it was stoped.
All the songs on the 1 CD release are included on this one, so if you can't decide which one to buy, try to get your hands on this one.
Both of these releases include the song "Mary Sue". The opening goes like this: "Used to take a run out of Bonner Springs, go and take a look at the girls up in Tonganoxie, me and JD".
Gene grew up in Bonner Springs, right outside of Kansas City. His best friend at the time was John Saunders, or J.D. He lived in Tonganoxie, 15 miles west of Bonner Springs. They used to go cruising in Gene's red and white '58 Pontiac Chieftan. I think it's cool that he wrote a song about that time and included so many details. But who is Mary Sue?
Gene Clark With Carla Olsson:
2CD set. Contains a very rare recording of Gene's solo performance at Mountain Stage, WV, 1988. Then some recordings from Gene's living room, together with Carla Olson, 1989.
CD 2 is simply a re-release of "Silhouetted In Light"
CRY (Clark, Robinson, York)
After The Storm
Yes, this is actually what the cover looks like. This CD has never been released through a recording company. As far as I know, it is only available from cdbaby.com
Just get it today! This is one of the best albums out there. As I have mentioned earlier, I think that Gene had his best years musically after teaming up with Pat Robinson in 1984.
You will receive a home made CD with a home made cover. The quality of the CD is better than the quality of the MP3s, so I recommend you to buy the CD.
My favourite is "The Hurting Game" which has only been released once before, on the 2CD version of "Under The Silvery Moon", but in a totally different version.
These guys' version of "Washington Square" is actually better than Gene's version. In my opinion of course.
Pat Robinson's website
Straight From the Heart
Definitely a suspicious release... Contains 20 rare songs. Demos and live performances. Songs 1-6 are from the Mountain Stage performance in 1988. The same releases that can be found on the "In Concert" CD with Carla Olson. The other songs are very rare, and many of them I have never heard before at all.
The last Gene Clark album to be released so far. Includes a great history lesson by John Einarson.
I like this album. My favorite song is "Home Run King". I like this version better than the original one.
Memories Hanging Around
Yet another unofficial suspicious release. This is a tripple cd. It contains some rare material but unfortunately with poor quality. The discs are labeled:
Disc 1: Studio Sessions 1989-1990
Disc 2: The Cry Sessions 1985-1991
Disc 3: The Dangerous Games! LP
What Is Meant To Be
This is interesting.
This is a 2CD set. Disc 1 is what was later released as "Silverado '75". Disc 2 is labeled "Second Set" with 10 songs that is not on the "Silverado '75".