Though he's been - and continues to be - the subject of numerous reissues and releases, Gene Clark still remains somewhat of an enigma. The founding member of The Byrds (1944-1991) only released six solo studio albums within his too-short lifetime, bolstering a discography also containing group and collaborative efforts. But he left behind what seems like scores of unreleased tracks, much of which has been mined in the years since his death. In 2013, the Omnivore label issued his demos for
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Elvis Presley, Where No One Stands Alone (RCA/Legacy) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) RCA presents 14 of The King's seminal gospel and spiritually-themed recordings, all remixed with new orchestrations and new supporting vocals from artists who knew and worked with Elvis including Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, and Lisa Marie Presley plus members of The Stamps Quartet and The Imperials. Includes new versions of "Stand by Me," "You'll
Intervention Records, the eclectic label behind splendid and sonically-pristine reissues for artists ranging from Joe Jackson to Billy Squier, has announced the next title in its (Re)Discover Series: Gene Clark's 1971 A&M Records classic, White Light. A stereo hybrid SACD (playable on all CD players) is due from the label on June 29, while the 180-gram vinyl release is due in September. The singer-songwriter and Byrds co-founder launched his solo career in 1967 on Columbia with Gene
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Rolling Stones, The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 (UMe) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) This massive, limited edition vinyl box set collects the legendary band's 15 studio albums from Sticky Fingers (1971) to Blue and Lonesome (2016) on 20 meticulously-recreated LPs with original art elements, inserts, and more. Each album, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, has been remastered and cut at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios from
Omnivore Recordings has been living up to its name with a little bit of everything - and the next few months promise to continue in that tradition with high-profile titles from artists including Vince Guaraldi, Gene Clark, The Rose Garden, Dennis Coffey, and Malo! Good grief! Jazz great Vince Guaraldi is best known for his immortal scores for Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts animated television specials and first feature film, but the multi-faceted pianist and composer was a man of many talents.
Though Gene Clark first made his mark as an original member of The Byrds, where he penned such classic folk-rock songs as "Feel a Whole Lot Better," he left behind as rich a legacy as a solo artist as he did with The Byrds. Clark's tenure as a Byrd wasn't a long one; though the group rose to prominence with its 1965 Columbia debut Mr. Tambourine Man, Clark left the band in early 1966 amid interpersonal strife and a dislike of touring. He re-emerged quickly on a 1967 Columbia set with The