Gene Clark was an American singer-songwriter, best remembered as a founding member of The Byrds.
In 2001 this collection of Gene Clark demos was released. Most of them come from 1990, as he was planning a second duet album with Carla Olson (after their 1987 release So Rebellious A Lover). However he died in 1991, so the album was never started, leaving the songs as just demos. A few other demos from years earlier complete the set. The result is a very interesting acoustic album, all the songs being solo performances (with the exception of one which features some electric slide guitar). The recording quality is not great, but this arguably adds to its appeal. Many of the songs are very long, and so with a total running time of over an hour it could be argued that it is too much of the same thing, but the best songs here are undeniable gems, given truly moving, deeply intimate performances. Nearing the end of his life, after many years of struggle with alcohol, drugs and resultant illnesses, and with a distinct lack of commercial success, Clark was still penning wonderful songs.
Also includes a cover of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing On My Mind".
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