Roadmaster (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1973
RecordedMay 1970 - June 1972
GenreCountry rock
LabelAriola Records
ProducerJim Dickson, Chris Hinshaw
Gene Clark chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Roadmaster is a country rock album by Gene Clark released in 1973. The album was compiled from various unreleased recordings for A&M Records made in 1970 through 1972. Eight tracks yielded from an April 1972 recording session featuring Clarence White, Chris Ethridge, Spooner Oldham, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Byron Berline and Michael Clarke;[2] two tracks ("One in A Hundred" and "She's the Kind of Girl") derived from an unissued single reassembling the five original Byrds prior to their 1973 reunion album; and the remaining track, "Here Tonight", had been recorded with The Flying Burrito Brothers.[2] Initially released in the Netherlands and Germany only on the A&M subsidiary Ariola, it was reissued on compact disc for the American market in 1994.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "She's the Kind of Girl" (Clark) – 2:59
  2. "One in a Hundred" (Clark) – 2:45
  3. "Here Tonight" (Clark) – 3:29
  4. "Full Circle Song" (Clark) – 2:44
  5. "In a Misty Morning" (Clark) – 4:56
  6. "Rough and Rocky" (Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs) – 3:14
  7. "Roadmaster" (Freddy Weller, Spooner Oldham[3]) – 4:12
  8. "I Really Don't Want to Know" (Howard Barnes, Don Robertson) – 4:35
  9. "I Remember the Railroad" (Clark) – 2:31
  10. "She Don't Care About Time" (Clark) – 3:37
  11. "Shooting Star" (Clark) – 4:38


Tracks 1, 2: with The Byrds

Track 3: with The Flying Burrito Brothers

Tracks 4-11:

  • Gene Clark – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Clarence White – electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar
  • Spooner Oldham – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chris Ethridge – bass guitar
  • Michael Clarke – drums
  • Byron Berline – fiddle
  • Roger McGuinn, Rick Clark - backing vocals presumably not included in the definitive album mix


  • Producers: Jim Dickson (Tracks 1–3), Chris Hinshaw (Tracks 4–11)
  • Recording Engineer: Chris Hinshaw
  • Art Direction: n/a
  • Photography: Henry Diltz
  • Liner notes: Barry Ballard