Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark


Intervention Records



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AITV 031
UPC: 680270758483
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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Originally released in 1968 on A&M Records

100% analog mastered from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Ultra-quiet 180-gram vinyl pressed at Gotta Groove Records

Beautiful Old-Style "Tip-On" Jacket printed by Stoughton Printing

"I've been playing this one for fifty four years (!) and not only does this reissue sound better than the original and the two reissues, one by Sundazed and one a Mo-Fi CD from years ago also containing the group's second and more bluegrass-y record ... I'm hearing things now I never heard before on the original. Andy Belling's electric harpsichord on "The Radio Song" occasionally sneaks out front from the mix on the original but here it weaves its way throughout the song and all of the various string instruments throughout are placed on the musical table so cleanly and clearly it's kind of like finally hearing for the first time after all of these years what all of the pickers are doing -not that the original is anything other than also really fine sounding...just not like this! The bass lines are cleaner and dig deeper and the vocal harmonies are laid out more cleanly than ever and with greater authority. If you are familiar with this record you'll be astonished." — Music = 10/11; Sound = 9/11 — Michael Fremer, TrackingAngle.com. To read Fremer's full review, click here.

"The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark is one of the first, inarguable classics of country rock ... a work rooted in tradition while reveling in freedom and new ideas and making the most of them all!" — AllMusic

Intervention Records is thrilled to announce the latest addition to its (Re)Discover Series, a 180-gram LP of The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark, featuring singer-songwriter Gene Clark and banjo genius Doug Dillard.

What a time 1968 was for the burgeoning country rock scene! Gene Clark and Gram Parsons had introduced rock fans to some country flair with The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo. After Sweetheart, Parsons broke auspicious new ground with The International Submarine Band (just a year before he'd make The Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin), while Gene Clark teamed with banjo genius Doug Dillard for this bluegrass classic, The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark.

The picking virtuosity of Dillard, Bernie Leadon and others on this LP meshes beautifully with Gene Clark's soulful vocal presence and guitar. The repertoire is endlessly fun and engaging, but punctuated with somewhat somber Clark offerings like "She Darked the Sun" and "Something's Wrong."

Country rock is familiar ground to Intervention fans, as Intervention has already tackled greats from The Flying Burrito Bros., and Gene Clark's amazing solo effort White Light. This is the roots of the music that paved the way for the Eagles and countless others.

The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark is mastered from the 1/4" 15-ips original master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio! The tapes sound beautifully dynamic and alive, with tuneful bass, extended highs and three-dimensional imaging. The IR cut has better separation and punch than ANY previous version of this amazing record!



Ratings from Michael Fremer @ Tracking Angle

Side A
1. Out on the Side
2. She Darked the Sun
3. Don’t Come Rollin’
4. Train Leaves Here This Mornin’

Side B
1. With Care From Someone
2. The Radio Song
3. Git It On Brother (Git In Line Brother)
4. In The Plan
5. Something’s Wrong

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