The Essential Guy Clark

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The Essential Guy Clark
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Greatest hits album by Guy Clark
Released January 28, 1997
Recorded November 1975-December 1978
Genre Country
Length 72:32
Label RCA
Guy Clark chronology
Keepers
(1997)Keepers1997
The Essential Guy Clark
(1997)
Cold Dog Soup
(1999)Cold Dog Soup1999
Alternative cover
Audiophile re-release cover
Audiophile re-release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The Essential Guy Clark is a compilation album by American singer-songwriter Guy Clark, released in 1997.

RCA had previously released Guy Clark – Greatest Hits in 1983 which included nearly all the songs from Clark's first two albums. This compilation includes the missing tracks. In addition, it contains the previously unreleased "Don't Let the Sunshine Fool You" (composed by Clark, but first released by Townes Van Zandt on The Late Great Townes Van Zandt in 1972). All the tracks have been re-mastered.

The compilation was re-released by Audiophile Classics in 2004 with different cover art.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Guy Clark unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Texas, 1947" – 3:10
  2. "Desperados Waiting for a Train" – 4:31
  3. "Like a Coat from the Cold" – 3:20
  4. "Instant Coffee Blues" – 3:17
  5. "Let Him Roll" – 4:05
  6. "Rita Ballou" – 2:49
  7. "L.A. Freeway" – 4:57
  8. "She Ain't Goin' Nowhere" – 3:28
  9. "A Nickel for the Fiddler" – 2:48
  10. "That Old Time Feeling" – 4:14
  11. "Texas Cookin'" – 3:48
  12. "Anyhow, I Love You" – 3:54
  13. "Virginia's Real" – 2:59
  14. "Broken Hearted People" – 4:43
  15. "Black Haired Boy" (Guy Clark, Susanna Clark) – 3:09
  16. "Me I'm Feeling the Same" – 3:32
  17. "The Ballad of Laverne and Captain Flint" – 3:51
  18. "Don't Let the Sunshine Fool You" – 2:54
  19. "The Last Gunfighter Ballad" – 2:50
  20. "Fools for Each Other" – 4:13

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