Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gene Clark (solo acoustic) 1988-10-16 Westboro, MA

Gene Clark (solo acoustic)
October 16, 1988
Old Vienna Kaffeehaus, Westboro, MA 

Audience recording, very good sound quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps

To wrap up November and this very brief look at later Gene Clark shows, I have a couple of solo acoustic shows from '88-'89 that represent some of his last tours before his unfortunate death in 1991. First, then, is this 1988 show at the Old Vienna Kaffeehaus in Westboro, MA. This is a very good quality recording of his solo show, a relaxed evening of Gene playing many of his best songs amid stories and anecdotes. He is in very good and strong voice here, making it one of the best shows from this era. By this time, Gene was suffering from several health problems. Earlier in '88, he had extensive surgery for severe ulcers, removing a major part of his stomach and intestines. Although he seems fine here, health problems would plague him over the next few years. So, enjoy this fine evening with Gene, as unfortunately, his time was starting to run short.

tracklist:
1. Silver Raven (6:03)
2. Full Circle (3:12)
3. My Back Pages (3:42)
4. Fair And Tender Ladies (5:35)
5. Shades Of Blue (5:07)
6. Mr Tambourine Man (6:22)
7. Train Leaves Here This Morning (4:19)
8. Last Thing On My Mind (8:17)
9. Eight Miles High (3:38)
10. Turn Turn Turn (4:03)
11. Rain Song (4:05)
12. Four Walls (3:08)
13. Tried So Hard (3:59)
14. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (4:53)
15. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (3:52)
16. Kansas City Southern (3:49)
17. Gypsy Rider (4:21)

Acquired from and previously posted by Rocking-Byrd (rocking--byrd.blogspot.com)

new Link! (Updated 12/18/13)
Gene_Clark_1988-10-16_Westboro.rar

Next up: a show from this same venue in 1989.

1 comment:

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