Gene Clark ‎– Roadmaster

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A&M Records ‎– 87 584 IT
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  • Matrix / Runout (A side, etched): 87584-A H
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, etched): 87584-B H
  • Rights Society: STEMRA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
87 584 IT Gene Clark Roadmaster(LP, Album) A&M Records 87 584 IT Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
LP 5346 Gene Clark Roadmaster(LP, Album, RE) Sundazed Music, A&M Records LP 5346 US 2011 Sell This Version
ED CD 198 Gene Clark Roadmaster(CD, Album, RE) Edsel Records ED CD 198 UK 1986 Sell This Version
87 584 IT Gene Clark Roadmaster(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records 87 584 IT Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
UICY-75898 Gene Clark Roadmaster(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) A&M Records UICY-75898 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

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September 17, 2015
A bunch of unreleased tracks recorded in the period 1970-1972 A&M Records released initially in The Netherlands in 1973 where Clarks' White Light album had been met with positive reviews, healthy sales and an album of the year award in 1972.
Although the album itself is constructed of three years worth of material it sounds surprisingly coherent and consistent. The first two tracks were recorded in 1970 by the original Byrds. Well, to be honest, Clark laid doen the basic tracks with Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke, while Roger McGuinn and David Crosby were hauled in seperately to add their background harmonies and trademark guitar fills. The third track is basically Clark backed by The Flying Burrito Brothers.
The remaining 8 tracks were recorded as part of a possible follow-up to White Light but the sessions were canned after A&M found out that the original Byrds were reuniting.
After the Dutch and German release a number of copies found their way back to the US and the album gained status as a cult classic and eventually found its way to several markets.
The album echoes the sound of White Light but also points forward to the shape of things to come.
Essential.