Two Sides to Every Story

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Two Sides to Every Story
Gene Clark Two Sides.jpg
Studio album by Gene Clark
Released January 1977
Recorded 1976
Studio Fidelity Recording Studio, North Hollywood, California
Genre Country rock
Length 43:58
Label RSO
Producer Thomas Jefferson Kaye
Gene Clark chronology
No Other
(1974)No Other1974
Two Sides to Every Story

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.

The album was produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye. Guest musicians are Jeff Baxter, Emmylou Harris, Byron Berline, Al Perkins and John Hartford.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
American Songwriter 3/5 stars[2]
Glide Magazine 10/10 stars[3]
MusicHound 3/5 stars[4]
Popdose (favourable)[5]
Record Collector 3/5 stars[6]
Uncut 4/5 stars[7]
Wondering Sound 3/5 stars[8]

Music critic Matthew Greenwald, writing for Allmusic, wrote "the material is uneven, especially when Clark and the band try to rock out... But Clark's muse invariably guided him well even under awkward circumstances, and Two Sides has a number of superb moments... 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."[1] 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."[2]


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.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Gene Clark; except where indicated

  1. "Home Run King"
  2. "Lonely Saturday"
  3. "In the Pines" (Traditional; arranged by Gene Clark)
  4. "Kansas City Southern"
  5. "Give My Love to Marie" (James Talley)
  6. "Sister Moon"
  7. "Marylou" (Obie Jessie, Sam Ling)
  8. "Hear the Wind"
  9. "Past Addresses"
  10. "Silent Crusade"



  • Producer: Thomas Jefferson Kaye
  • Executive Producer: Gary Legon
  • Recording Engineer: Joel Soifer
  • Art Direction: Ed Caraeff
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Design: David Larkham


  1. ^ a b Greenwald, Matthew. Two Sides to Every Story at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Horowitz, Hal (15 November 2011). "Short Takes: Gene Clark, Carole King, Mott The Hoople and More". American Songwriter. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Collette, Doug (9 December 2014). "Gene Clark – Two Sides to Every Story – Deluxe Edition (Album Review)". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 186. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.
  5. ^ Ross, Rob (17 December 2014). "CD Review: Gene Clark, 'Two Sides To Every Story' (deluxe edition)". Popdose. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Houghton, Mike (November 2014). "Gene Clark – Two Sides to Every Story". Record Collector. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Torn, Luke (November 2014). "Gene Clark Two Sides to Every Story". Uncut. p. 104. 
  8. ^ Gehr, Richard (18 November 2014). "Gene Clark Two Sides to Every Story". Wondering Sound. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "main - High Moon Records".