Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A LOST CLASSIC ~








Hold onto your hat — Beach House — one more tribal collection of musicians: Robin Pecknold, Hamilton Leithauser, Victoria Legrand, Daniel Rossen and Jenn Wasner — have built themselves a short tribute tour to the late, great Gene Clark from his commercial flop solo album No Other (1974). The band with perform the album in its entirety. If you can't claw your way into one of the concerts, here's the original album, with a bunch of alternative takes and other prizes which isn't on my original and prized LP. We couldn't, but the young will make the album their masterpiece.


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M   U   S   I   C   I   A   N   S
Gene Clark - guitar, vocals
    Chris Hillman - mandolin
    Jesse Ed Davis - guitar
    Stephen Bruton - guitar
    Bill Cuomo - organ
    Craig Doerge - keyboards
    Howard "Buzz" Feiten - guitar
    Danny Kortchmar - guitar
    Russ Kunkel - drums
    Joe Lala - percussion
    Ted Machell - cello
    Jerry McGee - guitar
    Lee Sklar - bass
    Butch Trucks - drums
    Michael Utley - keyboards
    Richard Greene, Beryl Marriott - violin
    Sherlie Matthews, Cindy Bullens, Ronnie Barron, Clydie King, Claudia Lennear, Venetta Fields, Timothy B. Schmit, Carlena Williams - background vocals


length: 43:01
Asylum Records, 1974
producer: Thomas Jefferson Kaye







above photo from the documentary film
The Byrd Who Flew Alone
directed by Jack Kendall, Paul Kendall
2013

4 comments:

ACravan said...

It's wonderful to see this and learn about the new artists paying tribute to Gene Clark. I listen (and have always listened) to Gene's records almost every day. An absolutely astonishing artist. Curtis

Luster said...

Bob,

Need I say this has been a favorite record for 40 years and that the live performance sounds like a me-and-my-honey dream date?

stay tuned,
mike

jadecar said...

Thanks for putting this up, Bob.

The Gene news: the interview, the film documentary, the Beach House tour....it's all good.

No Other 40 years on...still the

Best,

John

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Ah, I'm right with you Curtis, GC, every day and, Mike: we both have the honey, but where's the concert? Anyway, it's too cold to leave the hearth and the woods! I believe GC would understand. In the meantime, John: where you been?!I can't think of a better moment to hear from you again then around a circle of Gene Clark songs.

all's well, Bob