Gene Clark & The Gosdin Brothers

Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers is the debut solo album of Gene Clark, released in February 1967 on Columbia Records, catalogue CS 9418. It was his first effort after his departure from folk-rock group the Byrds in 1966. Though the album was a critical success and it established Clark as a talented singer-songwriter, it appeared very close to the scheduled release date for the Byrds' album Younger Than Yesterday in both the United States and the United Kingdom, hampering its possibilities for commercial success. The musicians on the album include: former bandmates Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke; Wrecking Crew session musicians Glen Campbell, Jerry Cole, and Leon Russell; future Byrd Clarence White; and Clark's future collaborator Doug Dillard. ...show more

Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers is the debut solo album of Gene Clark, released in February 1967 on Columbia Records, catalogue CS 9418. It was his first effort after his departure from folk-rock group the Byrds in 1966. Though the album was a critical success and it established Clark as a talented singer-songwriter, it appeared very close to the scheduled release date for the Byrds' album Younger Than Yesterday in both the United States and the United Kingdom, hampering its possibilities for commercial success. The musicians on the album include: former bandmates Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke; Wrecking Crew session musicians Glen Campbell, Jerry Cole, and Leon Russell; future Byrd Clarence White; and Clark's future collaborator Doug Dillard.

The folk/country vocal duo the Gosdin Brothers added backing vocals, and subsequently received co-billing. Other issues of the album: Gene Clark was first reissued in the US in the early 1970s, omitting "Elevator Operator" and with re-recorded backing tracks designed to "soften" the sound, under the title Early LA Sessions. A reissue for compact disc on the Columbia/Legacy imprint in 1991 was titled Echoes, and also (partially) remixed, though closer to the sound of the original album - the most significant change was the removal of vocal double-tracking. Echoes altered the song running order, added "The French Girl" by Ian and Sylvia, "Only Colombe", a demo outtake of So You Say You Lost Your Baby, and several Clark-penned songs from early Byrds recordings.

Both the 1997 reissue on Edsel Records and the 2007 reissue on Sundazed Records (produced by Bob Irwin) restored the original album mix and track order, with the latter including a number of alternate takes from the album sessions. Track listing (All songs by Gene Clark, except where noted): Side one 1."Echoes" (3:15) 2."Think I'm Gonna Feel Better" (1:32) 3."Tried So Hard" (2:18) 4."Is Yours Is Mine" (2:25) 5."Keep on Pushin'" (Clark, Bill Rinehart) (1:44) 6."I Found You" (3:00) Side two 1."So You Say You Lost Your Baby" (2:07) 2."Elevator Operator" (Clark, Rinehart) (2:53) 3."The Same One" (3:27) 4."Couldn't Believe Her" (1:52) 5."Needing Someone" (2:03) 2007 Sundazed reissue bonus tracks: 1."Tried So Hard" (previously unissued alternate version) (2:18) 2."Elevator Operator" (previously unissued alternate version) (2:53) 3."Only Colombe" (previously unissued mono version) (2:18) 4."The French Girl" (Tyson, Fricker) (previously unissued mono version) (2:18) 5."So You Say You Lost Your Baby" (previously unissued acoustic demo) (2:07) 6."Is Yours Is Mine" (previously unissued acoustic demo) (2:25) Personnel: Gene Clark - guitar, harmonica, vocals Vern Gosdin - backing vocals Rex Gosdin - backing vocals Glen Campbell - electric guitar Jerry Cole - guitars Bill Rinehart - guitars Clarence White - guitar on "Tried So Hard" "The Same One" and "Needing Someone" Doug Dillard - electric banjo on "Keep on Pushin'" Leon Russell - piano, harpsichord; string arrangements on "Echoes" and "So You Say You Lost Your Baby" Van Dyke Parks - keyboards Chris Hillman - bass Michael Clarke - drums Joel Larson - drums uncredited. ...show less

Albums & Singles by Gene Clark & The Gosdin Brothers

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