Two Sides to Every Story
|Two Sides to Every Story|
|Studio album by Gene Clark|
|Recorded||1976 at Fidelity Recording Studio|
|Producer||Thomas Jefferson Kaye|
|Gene Clark chronology|
Two Sides to Every Story is a 1977 album by American singer-songwriter Gene Clark. The album was Clark's first release since his 1974 album No Other. Notable tracks include "In the Pines" (traditional), "Kansas City Southern" and "Hear the Wind", both written by Clark, and "Give My Love to Marie", a song written by James Talley that tells the story of a dying coal miner.
Music critic Matthew Greenwald, writing for Allmusic, wrote the album "has come to be seen as a masterpiece in the decades after its release, but that was hardly the consensus at the time, and the album's considerable production cost and negligible sales quickly made Clark persona non grata in the music business... but if this is well short of a masterpiece, it's still clearly the work of a masterful singer and songwriter, and the best moments here are honestly magical." Hal Horowitz of American Songwriter wrote, "It’s a low key yet delightfully straightforward set that even rocks out occasionally and showcases Clark’s lovely understated vocals."
In 2011 High Moon Records announced that the label would be reissuing the album. In early 2013 the label reissued a vinyl version of the album remastered by Dan Hersch and Doug Sax. The vinyl included a download card for bonus tracks. High Moon reissued the album on CD (soft independent release to fans) with extra photos and a pdf booklet with a new essay written by Tom Sandford, along with bonus tracks in the Spring of 2014. In November 2014, the release was expanded to major markets and distributed worldwide
All tracks composed by Gene Clark; except where indicated
- "Home Run King"
- "Lonely Saturday"
- "In the Pines" (Traditional)
- "Kansas City Southern"
- "Give My Love to Marie" (James Talley)
- "Sister Moon"
- "Marylou" (Obie Jessie, Sam Ling)
- "Hear the Wind"
- "Past Addresses"
- "Silent Crusade"
- Gene Clark - guitar, vocals
- Jeff Baxter - guitar
- Doug Dillard - banjo
- Byron Berline - fiddle
- Jim Fielder - bass
- Mike Utley - keyboards
- Jerry McGee - guitar
- Al Perkins - guitar
- Sammy Creason - drums
- John Hartford - background vocals
- Emmylou Harris - background vocals
- Steven Soles - background vocals
- Thomas Jefferson Kaye - background vocals
- Daniel Moore - background vocals
- Matthew Moore - background vocals
- Pepper Watkins - background vocals
- David Campbell - string arrangements
- Producer: Thomas Jefferson Kaye
- Executive Producer: Gary Legon
- Recording Engineer: Joel Soifer
- Art Direction: Ed Caraeff
- Photography: Ed Caraeff
- Design: David Larkham
- Greenwald, Matthew. Two Sides to Every Story at AllMusic
- Horowitz, Hal (15 November 2011). "Short Takes: Gene Clark, Carole King, Mott The Hoople and More". American Songwriter. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
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- Torn, Luke (November 2014). "Gene Clark Two Sides to Every Story". Uncut. p. 104.
- Gehr, Richard (18 November 2014). "Gene Clark Two Sides to Every Story". Wondering Sound. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
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