White Light (Gene Clark album)

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This article is about the 1971 album by Gene Clark. For other uses, see White Light.
White Light
Studio album by Gene Clark
Released August 1971
Recorded Spring 1971, A&M Studios & Village Recorders, Los Angeles
Genre Country rock
Folk rock
Length 34:58
Label A&M
Producer Jesse Ed Davis
Gene Clark chronology
Through the Morning
(1969)
White Light
(1971)
Roadmaster
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

White Light, aka Gene Clark, is the second solo album by Gene Clark, former member of The Byrds. It received universal critical acclaim upon its release, but only achieved commercial success in the Netherlands, where rock critics also voted it album of the year. However, like all of his post Byrds' records, it did very poorly on the US charts.

Clark's backing band on the album included bassist Chris Ethridge of the Flying Burrito Brothers, pianist Ben Sidran of the Steve Miller Band, organist Mike Utley, and drummer Gary Mallaber, also of the Steve Miller Band.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. "The Virgin"
  2. "With Tomorrow" (Clark, Jesse Ed Davis)
  3. "White Light"
  4. "Because of You"
  5. "One in a Hundred"
  6. "For a Spanish Guitar"
  7. "Where My Love Lies Asleep"
  8. "Tears of Rage" (Bob Dylan, Richard Manuel)
  9. "1975"

The 2002 Universal/A&M CD reissue adds the following bonus tracks:

  1. "Because of You" (alternate mix)
  2. "Stand by Me" (previously unreleased) (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
  3. "Ship of the Lord" (previously unreleased)
  4. "Opening Day" (previously unreleased)
  5. "Winter In" (rare track)

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Jesse Ed Davis – producer
  • Joe Zagarino – engineer
  • Baker Bigsby – assistant engineer

References[edit]