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Gene Clark Sings For You
Produced For Release By Grammy®-Winner, Cheryl Pawelski
Restoration And Mastering By Grammy-Winner, Michael Graves
Liner Notes By John Einarson, Author Of Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life And Legacy Of The Byrds' Gene Clark (Backbeat Books)
Features Previously Unseen Photos.
Gene Clark's musical legacy is most certainly assured as a singer, songwriter
and member of some exclusive company as an inductee to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a founder of The
Byrds, and collaborator in groups such as Dillard & Clark, Gene Clark and the Gosdin Brothers, McGuinn
Clark & Hillman and later as the duet partner of Carla Olson (The Textones).
His songs have been covered by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iain Matthews, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, The
Rose Garden, and Chris & Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes among many others. As well documented as Clark's career
has been, there have been remarkable discoveries over the years (see Omnivore's Here Tonight: The White Light Demos for example),
but now the Holy Grail of Clark's post-Byrds career is finally about to see the light of day:
"For longtime Gene Clark fans and aficionados, the tracks on this remarkable archival CD are the stuff of legend. Since word
first spread in the 1980s about the discovery of these 1967 recordings on a rare acetate in Liberty Records' vaults, fans have
come to regard Gene Clark Sings For You as nothing less than the Holy Grail of the singer/songwriter's extraordinary body of
work. Shrouded in mystery and the subject of much speculation and conjecture, few have ever had the opportunity to hear these
forgotten gems from one of Gene Clark's most prolifically creative periods. Until now."
Author of Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life And Legacy Of The Byrds' Gene Clark (Backbeat Books)
In addition to the 8 tracks from the Gene Clark Sings For You acetate, recorded in 1967 after he famously left The Byrds, there are an
additional 5 previously unknown tracks from a further 1967 acetate given to the band, The Rose Garden, for recording consideration.
This new compilation also includes a previously unissued demo rescued from a tape in the collection of John Noreen, member of
The Rose Garden. This demo of the song "Till Today" is Clark running through the song for the band who would cut it on their only
album, the 1968 self-titled effort on Atco Records (also being reissued and expanded at the same time as Gene Clark Sings For You).
Released with the full approval and cooperation with both the Estate of Gene Clark and the band, The Rose Garden, Gene Clark Sings
For You is produced for release by Grammy®-winner, Cheryl Pawelski with restoration and mastering by Grammy-winner, Michael
Graves. Liner notes by John Einarson, author of Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life And Legacy Of The Byrds' Gene Clark (Backbeat Books)
and previously unseen photos.1. On Her Own (Gene Clark Sings for You)
2. Past Tense (Gene Clark Sings for You)
3. Yesterday, Am I Right (Gene Clark Sings for You)
4. Past My Door (Gene Clark Sings for You)
5. That's Alright by Me (Gene Clark Sings for You)
6. One Way Road (Gene Clark Sings for You)
7. Down on the Pier (Gene Clark Sings for You)
8. 7:30 Mode (Gene Clark Sings for You)
9. On Tenth Street (The Rose Garden Acetate)
10. Understand Me Too (The Rose Garden Acetate)
11. A Long Time (The Rose Garden Acetate)
12. Big City Girl (The Rose Garden Acetate)
13. Doctor Doctor (The Rose Garden Acetate)
14. Till Today (The Rose Garden Demo)$31.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
White LightAfter playing in various teenage groups, Gene Clark was offered a place in the sprawling New Christy Minstrels in late 1963. He stayed long enough to contribute to two albums, Merry Christmas and Land Of Giants, before returning to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with Jim (Roger) McGuinn and David Crosby in the Jet Set. This fledgling trio evolved into the Byrds. At that point Clark was the leading songwriter in the group and contributed significantly to their first two albums.
As founding member of folk-rock pioneers the Byrds, Gene Clark had emerged as a uniquely gifted singer/songwriter and master of the minor key melancholy ballad. His departure from the group in 1966 was met with critical anticipation and commercial indifference. Tiring of the Hollywood fast lane by 1969, Gene and new wife Carlie moved up to Mendocino on the Northern California coast where the tranquility, pastoral beauty and laid back lifestyle of the coastal community appealed to his country boy roots. It inspired a body of songs unlike anything Gene had composed before. Their stark simplicity and stripped down arrangements, acoustic guitar, harmonica and voice, evidence a deeper insight into life and an overall optimism rarely found in his previous body of work.
The resulting album, White Light, produced by renown guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, remains one of Gene's most accessible and much-loved recordings among fans and critics, topping several domestic Best Album of the Year lists and being voted Album of the Year by rock critics in the Netherlands. Songs like For A Spanish Guitar, With Tomorrow and Where My Love Lies Asleep are delicately evocative while the title song draws on Gene's appreciation for country music. One In A Hundred harkens back to his finest Byrds compositions.
Buoyed by his new surroundings, friendships, marriage, a feeling of contentment in his rural retreat and the imminent birth of his first child, White Light reveals singer/songwriter Gene Clark at the top of his game. Rolling Stone declared the folk-based album a fresh and innovative look at what came before in a new framework. One of the most interesting and exciting records of 1971. Relive that excitement on this Sundazed edition! Mastered directly from the original A&M analog session tapes on high-definition vinyl.1. The Virgin
2. With Tomorrow
3. White Light
4. Because of You
5. One In A Hundred
6. Spanish Guitar
7. Where My Love Lies Asleep
8. Tears of Rage
9. 1975$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
RoadmasterBy 1972, singer/songwriter Gene Clark had settled into a new life in Mendocino far from the intrusive media glare and fan adulation that still surrounded someone of his stature as a former member of the Byrds. However, he still owed A&M Records one more album. Gathering together the cream of the Los Angeles country-rock fraternity including innovative guitarist Clarence White, Chris Ethridge on bass, ex-Byrd and Burrito Brother Michael Clarke on drums, pedal steel guitarist extraordinaire Sneaky Pete, Byron Berline on fiddle and pianist Spooner Oldham, Gene set about recording an album of pure country rock unfettered by any commercial dictates.
Although the Spring of 1972 recording sessions were ultimately abandoned, Gene left eight precious songs in the vaults. Full Circle Song (later recorded by the reunited Byrds and a bona fide country-rock classic) and Shooting Star reveal a deep, introspective soul-searching. I Remember the Railroad and In a Misty Morning reflect a longing for the simpler days of his youth. The sessions also produced spirited versions of Flatt & Scruggs' Rough and Rocky, the country standard I Really Don't Want To Know, Freddie Weller's rollicking Roadmaster and a reinterpretation of his standout Byrds song, She Don't Care About Time.
Gene's manager Jim Dickson took these eight tracks and paired them with three additional unreleased recordings to assemble Roadmaster. The unreleased tracks chronicled two previous attempts at a Byrds reunion (One In A Hundred and She's the Kind of Girl) as well as the stunning Here Tonight, with Gene backed by The Flying Burrito Brothers. Originally a 1973 European-only release, imported copies of Roadmaster soon found their way to North America as fans came to recognize the brilliance in the ill-fated sessions. The album itself I was proud of, acknowledged Gene years later. I was proud of the writing and proud of the bunch of people who played on it.
This legendary recording makes its Sundazed debut on wondrous high-definition vinyl. It has been painstakingly mastered from the original A&M session tapes and is packaged with new album artwork. Add this recording to your collection and bear full witness to Gene Clark's panoramic musical vision.1. She's the Kind of Girl
2. One In a Hundred
3. Here Tonight
4. Full Circle Song
5. In A Misty Morning
6. Rough and Rocky
8. I Really Don't Want To Know
9. I Remember the Railroad
10. She Don't Care About Time
11. Shooting Star$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mr. Tambourine Man
The Byrds/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!
Their Landmark 1965 Debut Masterpiece In Stereo! Produced By Terry Melcher!
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Pressed At R.T.I.
The Byrds were truly a gift to rock music fans all over the world. There will never be another
collective of superstar talent like The Byrds. Their amazing sound and membership is of legendary
proportion, and it all started 50 years ago with their brilliant debut album Mr. Tambourine Man.
Jam packed with 12 classic rock champions like I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better, Chimes of Freedom,
All I Really Want to Do and of course the smash title track, Mr. Tambourine Man became one of the
more important albums ever in classic rock.
With the lead vocals and unmistakable 12 string guitar work of Roger McGuinn, the musicianship
and lead vocal work of the legendary David Crosby, the solid bass playing and lead vocal work
of Chris Hillman, along with the stellar lead vocals of Gene Clark and the hipster Michael Clarke on
drums, all of these ingredients made The Byrds a force to reckon with like no other. They turned Bob
Dylan folk classics into psychedelic electric treasures and their own brilliant tunes into rock manna
which will forever stand the test of time.
Friday Music is no stranger to the legendary sound of The Byrds. That is why we are so very
honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl 50th Anniversary Edition of their
debut classic Mr. Tambourine Man.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (The Byrds/Jefferson Airplane) for the first time on audiophile
vinyl, The Byrds' Mr. Tambourine Man will truly become one of the most important and historical
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles in quite some time.
To celebrate The Byrds 50th Anniversary, we further enhance this limited anniversary edition
with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork and newly found photos from the lens
of Don Hunstein,as well as being pressed by R.T.I on clear vinyl.
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man!1. Mr. Tambourine Man
2. I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better
3. Spanish Harlem Incident
4. You Won't Have to Cry
5. Here Without You
6. The Bells of Rhymney
7. All I Really Want to Do
8. I Knew I'd Want You
9. It's No Use
10. Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe
11. Chimes of Freedom
12. We'll Meet Again$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Two Sides To Every StoryTwo Sides To Every Story, the criminally long out-of-print solo album from founding Byrds member, Gene Clark, finally returns to vinyl. 35 years after its initial 1977 release on RSO, High Moon Records re-mastered, 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP is presented in stunningly rich and crisp audio fidelity that will shed new light on this underrated, beautifully-crafted Gene Clark classic. The album was produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, producer of Clark's masterpiece, No Other, and features an all-star cast of musical co-conspirators: singer Emmylou Harris, banjo-virtuoso Douglas Dillard (The Byrds, Dillard & Clark), Country violin legend Byron Berline, guitarist Jeff Skunk Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell), and pedal-steel ace Al Perkins (Flying Burrito Brothers, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones). Gene Clark served as The Byrds chief songwriter in the mid-sixties, penning some of their most essential songs, including Feel a Whole Lot Better, Eight Miles High and You Showed Me.
Clark's inimitable songwriting and singing continue to inspire and influenced countless artists. Among them: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (who recorded TWO of his compositions on their 2010 Grammy® winning Album Of The Year, Raising Sand ), Bob Dylan, Fairport Convention, REM, Tom Petty, Yo La Tengo, the Flamin' Groovies, Teenage Fanclub, and Wilco.1. Home Run King
2. Lonely Saturday
3. In The Pines
4. Kansas City Southern
5. Give My Love To Marie
6. Sister Moon
8. Hear The Wind
9. Past Addresses
10. Silent Crusade$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard and ClarkIn 1965 Missouri-born Gene Clark was riding the crest of unprecedented success and adulation as a member of the Byrds. Anointed as America's answer to the Beatles, the Byrds topped the charts with folk-rock anthems like Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn! and Eight Miles High. Gene was front and center as tambourine player, singer and principal songwriter for the group. But in early 1966 he flew the Byrds' coop. A gifted songwriter, expectations ran high for a stellar solo career, but those hopes were dashed when his debut solo album and single both failed to chart. Dropped by Columbia Records the following year, Gene's career remained in limbo until teaming up with banjo player extraordinaire Doug Dillard.
What emerged from a series of informal jam sessions in and around Laurel Canyon was a loose-knit group of pickers seeking to break bluegrass music out of its traditional confines and redefine it in a contemporary country-rock context. The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark is a groundbreaking album that helped define country-rock and set the template not only for that genre but the entire alt-country, Americana and Roots Rock movements of the '90s. Together with future Eagle Bernie Leadon, who co-wrote Train Leaves Here This Morning, with Gene (featured both on the Fantastic Expedition album and later on the Eagels' debut release), the Dillard & Clark merger represents a high-water mark in Gene Clark's impressive anon of recordings and one of the most satisfying periods in his often troubled career.
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark ranks among a handful of seminal 1960s country-rock experiments. I think we made our mark in country rock, muses Doug Dillard. We didn't make the charts but we sure influenced a lot of people. To insure that their influence carries on, Sundazed proudly presents this newly mastered edition, sourced from the original A&M analog tapes, available on resonant high-definition vinyl packaged in a vibrant recreation of the original cover artwork.1. Out On the Side
2. She Darked the Sun
3. Don't Come Rollin'
4. Train Leaves Here This Mornin'
5. With Care From Someone
6. The Radio Song
7. Git It On Brother (Git In Line Brother)
8. In the Plan
9. Something's Wrong$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Eight Miles High / Why (Mono)"Eight Miles High" b/w "Why" - The Rare RCA Studios Versions Original Mono Masters!!!
During an action-packed Byrds tour of the UK in August 1965, ideas began to form in Gene Clark's mind for a new song. After germinating for several weeks, he began to put his thoughts on paper during the band's U.S. tour in November 1965.
Traveling from gig to gig, David Crosby's cassettes of Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane provided the tour bus soundtrack. As Clark continued writing the song that would become ''Eight Miles High,'' this exotic music, especially Coltrane's recordings, found their way into the composition. Juxtaposed against lyrical snapshots of London, like ''rain grey town, known for its sound,'' the modal melody created a striking contrast and summoned a surreal, flight-like feeling.
Despite Clark's increasing isolation from the group, it was obvious that ''Eight Miles High'' was a work of major importance and the group promptly made plans to record it. The band entered RCA Studios in Los Angeles on December 22, 1965, to track ''Eight Miles High,'' along with a new Roger McGuinn- David Crosby song ''Why.'' They had worked up an explosive arrangement for the Clark song, adding elements culled from their recent highway listening sessions. The Coltrane influence is especially evident in McGuinn's electric twelve-string solo, inspired by Coltrane's free-form sax lines on ''India.'' Shankar's sitar work is reflected in Chris Hillman's driving bass part, a hypnotic drone against which McGuinn's guitar lines shine in high relief. This Eastern influence also emerges on the high energy ''Why'' with McGuinn creating a sitar-like solo on his guitar while employing non-Western scales. Though not a conscious attempt, these songs were later cited as pioneering examples of raga rock, one of several innovative sub-genres, along with folk rock and country rock that the band explored in their career.
Despite the unqualified artistic success of the RCA sessions, Columbia refused to release the tracks because they had not been recorded in a Columbia-owned studio. The band dutifully re-recorded the two songs at Columbia Studios in Hollywood and these recordings were released as a single and later included in the Fifth Dimension album. However, the band was not fully satisfied with this second attempt, believing that the RCA recordings were better.
This special Sundazed release marks the first use of the recently located original mono mixdown masters. McGuinn has always felt that the first recordings of these songs were more spontaneous. And when asked about the RCA version of ''Eight Miles High'' Crosby declared, ''It was a stunner, it was better, it was stronger. It was the way we wanted it to be.''1. Eight Miles High
2. Why$9.997 Vinyl Single Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Bidin' My TimeChris Hillman, whose credits include co-founding Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Byrds, as well as the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and Desert Rose Band, is truly one of the architects of American music. His newest solo work, Bidin' My Time, produced by Tom Petty and executive-produced by Herb Pedersen, captures a rarity: an icon who has never sounded better, making music with old friends for the sheer love of it.
Collaborators and admirers from Hillman's storied career appear throughout the record: Tom Petty; Hillman's Byrds bandmates David Crosby and Roger McGuinn; the Heartbreakers' Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, and Steve Ferrone; Desert Rose Band's John Jorgenson, Pedersen, and Jay Dee Maness; premier upright bassist Mark Fain; singer/guitarist Josh JovÉ; and fiddler Gabe Witcher.
The album kicks off with a new recording of Pete Seeger's and Welsh poet Idris Davies' 'The Bells of Rhymney,' which the Byrds recorded for their debut. 'Here She Comes Again' was co-written by Hillman and McGuinn and, until now, had only been recorded on a live Byrds album in Australia. 'She Don't Care About Time' was written by Byrds co-founder Gene Clark, and was the original B-side to 'Turn! Turn! Turn!' Covers of the Everly Brothers' 'Walk Right Back' and Petty's 'Wildflowers' round out this understated yet undeniable masterpiece.
Folk, rock and roll, bluegrass and the unmistakable country-rock Hillman himself helped pioneer come together seamlessly on the triumph that is Bidin' My Time.1. Bells of Rhymney
2. Bidin' My Time
3. Given All I Can See
4. Different Rivers
5. Here She Comes Again
6. Walk Right Back
7. Such Is The World That We Live In
8. When I Get a Little Money
9. She Don't Care About Time
10. New Old John Robertson
12. Wildflowers$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Waiting For The RoarFASTWAY is the brainchild of Ex-MOTÖRHEAD guitar player Fast Eddie Clarke. In 1985 Waiting For The Roar saw the light of day and FASTWAY joined AC/DC as support on their Fly On The Wall- European Tour. 1986 the band wrote the soundtrack for the horror movie Trick Or Treat starring Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons.1. The World Waits For You
2. Kill Me With Your Heart
3. Tired of Your Love
5. Move Over
6. Little by Little
7. Rock On
8. Waiting for the Roar
10. Back Door Man$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Longtime CompanionGold Colored Vinyl
Sonny Smith copes with a painful separation from his wife on this extremely personal country album. Recorded directly to tape in a musty basement smelling of beer and tobacco, Longtime Companion explores love and heartache along the vein of Gene Clark, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Johnny Cash.
Sonny dives into his self-described "sea of darkness" with a wide range of intimate lyrics, pedal steel, and acoustic guitars. After just one listen, it's clear no other genre could so eloquently frame Sonny's heartbreaking internal monologue more than the old time country music he grew up with. 180g gold vinyl LP.1. I Was Born
2. Dried Blood
3. Children of the Beehive
4. Pretend You Love Me
5. Year of the Cock
6. Rhinestone Sunset
7. I See the Void
8. Sea of Darkness
9. My Mind Messed Up
10. Longtime Companion$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Gene Clark With The Gosdin BrothersOn this, the first solo album by an ex-Byrd, Gene Clark doesn't fly too far from the nest -- Byrds' Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke make up the rhythm section, while the Gosdin Brothers chime in with sweet harmony vocals. Add guitarists Glen Campbell, Jerry Cole and future Byrd Clarence White, and some beautiful orchestration by Leon Russell to Clark's melancholy melodies and the result is a forward-looking country-rock primer that sounded like nothing else in '67 and continues to astound and inspire today. With 3 bonus tracks and liner notes courtesy Sid Griffin.1. Echoes
2. Think I'm Gonna Feel Better
3. Tried So Hard
4. Is Yours Is Mine
5. Keep On Pushin'
6. I Found You
7. So You Say You Lost Your Baby
8. Elevator Operator
9. The Same One
10. Couldn't Believe Her
11. Needing Someone
12. The French Girl
13. Only Colombe
14. So You Say You Lost Your Baby (acoustic demo)$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Only Colombe / The French GirlGene Clark became the first member of a major U.S. rock band to go solo when he left the Byrds and released his stirring 1966 debut LP Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers. Clark then cut a pair of sparkling, Gary Usher-produced/Curt Boettcher-arranged tracks The French Girl and Only Colombeas his final single for Columbia, a release that was unfathomably canceled at the 11th hour by the label, thus robbing the world of this glistening, baroque-pop gem. Sundazed is overjoyed to restore these tracks, taken from the original mono Columbia masters, to their proper place in the universe: as the two-sided single that should have made Gene Clark a huge star in his own right!1. Only Colombe
2. The French Girl$9.997 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Byrds Greatest HitsRanked 178/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Mastered from the original Columbia Tapes by Joe Reagoso & Kevin Gray!
Once The Byrds landed in 1964, they soon developed into a very influential band, which included the greats Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark & Michael Clarke. Columbia Records knew the importance of this entity and soon honored their favorite sons with their own Greatest Hits LP. Friday Music is honored to announce The Byrds 180 Gram Series with the release of this legendary LP. Their biggest hit singles like Mr. Tambourine, Man, Turn, Turn, Turn, Rock 'N' Roll Star & Eight Miles High are included.1. Mr.Tambourine Man
2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
3. The Bells Of Rhymney
4. Turn! Turn! Turn!
5. All I Really Want To Do
6. Chimes Of Freedom
7. Eight Miles High
8. Mr. Spaceman
9. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
11. My Back Pages$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Byrds Greatest HitsImport
The Byrds' Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album by American rock band The Byrds and was released in August 1967. It is the top-selling album in The Byrds' catalogue as it provides a summary of The Byrds' history during Gene Clark and David Crosby's tenure with the band and also functions as a survey of the group's hit singles from 1965 to 1967, a period when the band had its greatest amount of success on the singles chart.
From classics such as Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) and Eight Miles High these are chiming timeless songs that will fill your heart with warmth.1. Mr.Tambourine Man
2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
3. The Bells Of Rhymney
4. Turn! Turn! Turn!
5. All I Really Want To Do
6. Chimes Of Freedom
7. Eight Miles High
8. Mr. Spaceman
9. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
11. My Back Pages$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Fifth Dimension (Red Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)Red Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Jacket
The Byrds were truly a gift to rock music fans all over the world. There will never be another collective of superstar talent like The Byrds. Their amazing sound and membership is of legendary proportion, as it truly was shown in 1966 with their brilliant third album Fifth Dimension.
Jam packed with 11 classic rock champions like Eight Miles High, Mr. Spaceman, I See You, Hey Joe and of course the smash title track, Fifth Dimension, making this one of the most important albums ever in classic rock. With the lead vocals and unmistakable 12 string guitar work of Roger McGuinn, the musicianship and lead vocal work of the legendary David Crosby, the solid bass playing and lead vocal work of Chris Hillman, along with the stellar lead vocals of Gene Clark and the hipster Michael Clarke on drums, all of these ingredients made The Byrds a force to reckon with like no other. Cultivating their folk and rock influences into psychedelic electric treasures, their music will forever stand the test of time.1. Fifth Dimension
2. Wild Mountain Thyme
3. Mr. Spaceman
4. I See You
5. Whats Happening?!?!
6. I Come And Stand At Every Door
7. Eight Miles High
8. Hey Joe (where You Gonna Go)
9. Captain Soul
10. John Riley
11. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
EaglesBalance is the key element of the Eagles' self-titled debut album, a collection that contains elements of rock & roll, folk, and country, overlaid by vocal harmonies alternately suggestive of doo wop, the Beach Boys, and the Everly Brothers. If the group kicks up its heels on rockers like Chug All Night, Nightingale, and Tryin', it is equally convincing on ballads like Most of Us Are Sad and Train Leaves Here This Morning. The album is also balanced among its members, who trade off on lead vocal chores and divide the songwriting such that Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner all get three writing or co-writing credits. (Fourth member Don Henley, with only one co-writing credit and two lead vocals, falls a little behind, while Jackson Browne, Gene Clark, and Jack Tempchin also figure in the writing credits.) The album's overall balance is worth keeping in mind because it produced three Top 40 hit singles (all of which turned up on the massively popular Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975) that do not reflect that balance. Take It Easy and Peaceful Easy Feeling are similar-sounding mid-tempo folk-rock tunes sung by Frey that express the same sort of laid-back philosophy, as indicated by the word easy in both titles, while Witchy Woman, a Henley vocal and co-composition, initiates the band's career-long examination of supernaturally evil females. These are the songs one remembers from Eagles, and they look forward to the eventual dominance of the band by Frey and Henley.
- William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)1. Take It Easy
2. Witchy Woman
3. Chug All Night
4. Most Of Us Are Sad
6. Train Leaves Here This Morning
7. Take The Devil
9. Peaceful Easy Feeling
10. Tryin'$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now