Gene Clark - The Lost Studio Sessions 1964-1982

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ASIE 1002
UPC: 765401100215
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

200 Gram LP

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200-gram gatefold double LP

Direct Metal Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes at Abbey Road!

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"Gene Clark (1944-1991) is best known for his two years as vocalist of the Byrds, but after leaving the band in 1966 he continued his career as a musician and songwriter, dabbling in serene pop, bluegrass, country rock, even prog rock. ... These unreleased recordings span nearly 20 years of Clark's working life ... The recordings made in spring 1970 featuring Clark singing and playing acoustic guitar, display supernatural presence and will turn a high-resolution audio system into a time machine. Lacquers for The Lost Studio Sessions were cut at Abbey Road Studios using the DMM disc-mastering process, and the LPs were pressed at The Vinyl Factory on 200-gram vinyl. ... Delgatto provides the brand and playback speed of each tape used." — Marc Mickelson, The Audio Beat, July 2017

At long last, these 24 thought-to-be-lost recordings by the late, great Gene Clark are now in release on Sierra High Fidelity as a 200-gram Double LP audiophile vinyl set.

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.

Manufactured with exclusive Ultra High Definition (UHD) Sierra High Fidelity technology, mastered at the Abbey Road Studios on Direct Metal Master (DMM), the LPs are pressed on 200g vinyl. It includes, a 12-page full booklet with detailed liner, technical and production annotations plus a Digital Download Card (DDC) that provides secure one-time access to MP3 files of all 24 songs on the album plus six additional songs.


Side 1
The Way I Am
I'd Feel Better
That Girl
A Worried Heart
If There's No Love
Back Street Mirror
Don't Let It Fall Through

Side 2
Back To The Earth Again
The Lighthouse
The Awakening Within
Sweet Adrienne
Walking Through This Lifetime
The Sparrow
Only Yesterday's Gone

Side 3
She Darked the Sun
Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
She Don't Care About Time
Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky
Bars Have Made a Prisoner Out Of Me

Side 4
One Hundred Years From Now
(The) Letter LISTEN
Still Feeling Blue
No Memories Hangin' Round
I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better

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