Gene Clark’s “Lost” Album Two Sides To Every Story Coming Out on CD For First Time via High Moon Records on November 18th
90 Minutes of Unreleased Bonus Tracks Included
“Gene Clark wrote some of the best tunes of the Sixties.” – Rolling Stone
“This is Clark at the height of his poetic powers, wading deep into the psyche of desire, enlightenment and redemption.” – UNCUT
“Shows Clark in full command of his awesome gifts. Essential.” – All Music Guide
“Extra tracks, rare photos and detailed liner notes help make this the definitive version of a lost and nearly forgotten gem.” – American Songwriter
Two Sides To Every Story, the criminally long out-of-print solo album from Gene Clark, a founding member of The Byrds, will be released as a deluxe CD on November 18th via High Moon Records. The album, which came out in 1977 will be available as an expanded CD with bonus tracks. This re-mastered version of Two Sides To Every Story features absolutely stunning sound. Read and share the exciting announcement courtesy of the Rolling Stone.
Two Sides To Every Story is packaged in a deluxe hardbound Eco-Book with a full-color 26-page book. It has never-before-seen photographs by Ed Caraeff from the Two Sides Photo session and liner notes by John Einarson, author of acclaimed Gene Clark biography, Mr. Tambourine Man. There is also an exclusive download card featuring over 90 minutes of unheard Gene Clark in 24-bit WAV files including stunning live full-band performances from 1975. The deluxe CD features a never-aired 1974 Gene Clark interview by L.A. disc jockey B. Mitchel Reed.
The album was voted #3 in the 2010 Uncut feature “Readers 50 Greatest Lost Albums.” From the country-rocking “Kansas City Southern”, to the to the achingly, melancholy, strings-and-synthesizer-draped “Sister Moon”, Two Sides is a masterfully eclectic album that All Music Guide proclaims “succeeds on many more levels the more heralded No Other.” Produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye (who also produced Clark’s masterpiece No Other), the album features an all-star cast of musical co-conspirators: Emmylou Harris on backing vocals, banjo virtuoso Douglas Dillard, Country violin legend Byron Berline, pedal- steel ace Al Perkins, and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter on guitar.
Gene Clark served as The Byrds‘ chief songwriter in the mid-sixties, penning some of their most essential songs, including “Feel a Whole Lot Better,” “Eight Miles High” and “You Showed Me.” Clark is widely considered to be the pioneer of three musical genres: folk-rock, country-rock, and psychedelic-rock. Gene Clark’s inimitable songwriting and singing continue to inspire and influence countless artists, including: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (who recorded TWO of his compositions on their 2010 Grammy® winning Album Of The Year, Raising Sand), Bob Dylan, Beach House, Fairport Convention, REM, Grizzly Bear, Tom Petty, Fleet Foxes, Yo La Tengo, and Wilco.
To coincide with the release, Gene’s son Kai has organized an intimate concert in celebration of his father’s 70th birthday. The event will take place at the 175-seat Hotel Café in West Hollywood on November 16th 2014.