The Dark (Guy Clark album)

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The Dark
Studio album by Guy Clark
Released 2002
Genre Country
Label Sugar Hill
Producer Guy Clark, Verlon Thompson, Chris Latham
Guy Clark chronology
Cold Dog Soup
(1999)
The Dark
(2002)
Workbench Songs
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Dark is an album by American singer-songwriter Guy Clark, released in 2002.

Clark is the co-writer on all songs except his cover of the Townes Van Zandt song "Rex's Blues". The Dark is his first release without a solo composition. It also marks his return to the charts for the first time since Better Days.

Guests include Tim O'Brien and Gillian Welch.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mud" (Guy Clark, Buddy Mondlock) – 3:44
  2. "Arizona Star" (Rich Alves, Clark) – 3:24
  3. "Magnolia Wind" (Shawn Camp, Clark) – 3:49
  4. "Soldier's Joy, 1864" (Camp, Clark) – 3:38
  5. "Dancin' Days" (Clark, Steve Nelson) – 3:26
  6. "Homeless" (Clark, Ray Stephenson) – 4:24
  7. "Off the Map" (Clark, Nelson) – 3:44
  8. "Bag of Bones" (Clark, Gary Nicholson) – 3:28
  9. "She Loves to Ride Horses" (Clark, Keith Sykes) – 3:33
  10. "Rex's Blues" (Townes Van Zandt) – 3:10
  11. "Queenie's Song" (Terry Allen, Clark) – 2:38
  12. "The Dark" (Clark, Mondlock) – 3:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Guy Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Darrell Scott – banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, accordion, mandocello, bass, harmony vocals, marimbula
  • Verlon Thompson – guitar, harmonica, mandolin, percussion, djembe, National steel guitar, harmony vocals
  • Shawn Camp – fiddle
  • Tim O'Brien – fiddle
  • David Rawlings – harmony Vocals
  • Gillian Welch – harmony Vocals

Production notes[edit]

  • Gene Eichelberger – mastering
  • Chris Latham – engineer, mixing
  • Senor McGuire – photography
  • Sue Meyer – design

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 46

References[edit]