Through the Morning, Through the Night

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Through the Morning, Through the Night
Studio album by Dillard & Clark
Released August, 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Country rock, progressive bluegrass
Length 38:45
Label A&M
Producer Larry Marks
Dillard & Clark chronology
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark
(1968)
Through the Morning, Through the Night
(1969)
White Light
(1971)
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Through the Morning, Through the Night is the 2nd and final album from the country rock duo Dillard & Clark. The musicians included country rock and folk rock pioneers Gene Clark, Doug Dillard, Bernie Leadon, Chris Hillman, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Byron Berline, and Michael Clarke. However, the addition of Dillard's girlfriend Donna Washburn as a full-time harmony vocalist (and lead vocalist on "Rocky Top"), replacing Leadon, caused Leadon to leave the group and join Hillman, Clarke and Kleinow in the Flying Burrito Brothers, although he, Hillman and Kleinow appear as "special pickers" on the album.

The core band on this album included Clark, Dillard, Washburn, David Jackson, fiddler Byron Berline, and drummer Jon Corneal, who had quit the Burritos, which made room for Clarke to join them. The large number of cover songs included on the album caused critical reaction to be decidedly less positive than on the prior album. As a result, Gene Clark also left the band after the album. Although Doug Dillard tried to continue the group as the Doug Dillard Expedition, the group soon came to an end.

The tracks "Through the Morning, Through the Night" and "Polly" were covered by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant on their 2007 collaboration Raising Sand.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Longer a Sweetheart of Mine" (Don Reno, Red Smiley, Swift) – 3:16
  2. "Through the Morning, Through the Night" (Gene Clark) – 4:06
  3. "Rocky Top" (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) – 2:47
  4. "So Sad" (Don Everly, Phil Everly) – 3:21
  5. "Corner Street Bar" (Gene Clark) – 3:35
  6. "I Bowed My Head and Cried Holy" (Traditional, arranged by Dillard & Clark) – 3:33
  7. "Kansas City Southern" (Gene Clark) – 3:40
  8. "Four Walls" (George Campbell, Marvin Moore) – 3:40
  9. "Polly" (Gene Clark) – 4:22
  10. "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms" (Bill Monroe) – 2:50
  11. "Don't Let Me Down" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:52

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Larry Marks
  • Recording Engineers: Dick Bogert & Ray Gerhardt
  • Art Direction: Tom Wilkes
  • Photography: Jim McCrary
  • Liner notes: Barry Ballard