Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gene Clark - Gene Clark Box Set (Fan Compilation - 7 discs)

Gene Clark
Gene Clark Box Set (The Byrdwatchers Fan Club Collection) 7 discs

Compilation of Unreleased, rare, alternate takes, demos, and live recordings put together by Fans from the Byrdwatchers Fan Club, first made available in 2001.
Miscellaneous recordings of varying sound quality, but overall good to very good
Mp3 (VBR ~128-192kbps)
Artwork and notes included

Here is a hard-to-find gem, a fan compilation box set of the great songwriter and golden-voiced singer, Gene Clark. This is a whopping 7 disc collection consisting completely of unreleased material from throughout his post-Byrds (and Post-Dillard & Clark) career (covering 1971-1991). That is, this material was all unreleased at the time the compilation was put together, which was 2001, as since then official versions of some of these tracks have been subsequently released. The compilation is divided into the sections Unreleased Originals, Unreleased Covers, Rare releases and Alternate Takes, and The Live Performances, but within those sections there is no particular theme or order, as different time periods are mixed throughout. This version of the collection also includes some additional tracks (of unknown history and origin) that were obtained from the official Gene Clark web site several years ago (included in package I received). Thus, this contains loads of great stuff for dedicated fans, including much that you may not have heard before, by this great, underappreciated artist (However, due to the demo and unpolished nature of many of the tracks, probably not the best place to start for newcomers to Gene's music). Unfortunately, I only have this in this lower bitrate version, as I obtained this several years ago before trading at the higher bitrates became commonplace, and have been unable to find a higher quality version since, but being able to get this in any form is well worth it. Thanks to all those dedicated fans that were able to track down these recordings, make this compilation, and then make it available for others to enjoy.

Discs 1 & 2: THE UNRELEASED ORIGINALS
Disc 1
01 - I Don't Want To See You Anymore
02 - Carry On
03 - Shades of Blues
04 - I Need to Fly
05 - Sleep Will Return
06 - After The Storm
07 - Look Who's Missing Who
08 - Somewhere After Midnight
09 - Life and Times
10 - Straight from the Heart
11 - Crazy Ladies
12 - Ladies' Turnaround
13 - My Marie
14 - I Am Without You
15 - On The Run
16 - The Old Mountain God
Disc 2
01 - Last of the Blue Diamond Miners
02 - Winning Hand (Dancin' on the Moon)
03 - (Living In) Hard Times
04 - You're Gonna Miss That Somebody
05 - Daylight Line
06 - Ship of the Lord
07 - Into the Night
08 - You and I
09 - I Had a Dream Come True
10 - What Is Meant Will Be
11 - We Came For Love (Mary Ann)
12 - Put Your Faith In Me
13 - Wheel of Time

Discs 3 & 4: THE UNRELEASED COVERS
Disc 3
01 - No Memories Hanging Around
02 - Kaw-Uga
03 - Long Black Veil
04 - Gates Of Eden
05 - Tell It Like It Is
06 - She Loves You
07 - I Shall Be Released
08 - Stand By Me
09 - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
10 - Kansas City
11 - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
12 - I'll Be Back
13 - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
14 - Boll Weevill Song
Disc 4
01 - Baby Blue
02 - Love Is Gonna Come At Last
03 - My Back Pages
04 - One Hundred Years From Now
05 - You Really Got a Hold On Me
06 - Living Nextdoor To Alice
07 - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
08 - The Closer You Get
09 - Still Feeling Blue
10 - Young Love (First Love)
11 - So You Wanna Be A Rock And Roll Star
12 - Needles and Pins
13 - Ain't Livin' Long Like This
14 - Why You Been Gone So Long

Disc 5: RARE RELEASES AND ALTERNATE TAKES

01 - Day For The Night
02 - Denver Or Whenever
03 - Lover's Turnaround
04 - Jokers Are Wild
05 - Release Me Girl
06 - Here Without You
07 - Hula Bula Man
08 - Changes
09 - Outlaw Song
10 - I Remember The Railroad
11 - Why Did You Leave Me Today
12 - Shooting Star
13 - Gypsy Rider
14 - Mary Sue
15 - In A Misty Morning
16 - All I Want
17 - Love Wins Again
18 - She Don't Care About Time
19 - The Virgin
20 - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
Additional tracks (From official web site) - no documentation:
21 - Ain't Livin' Long Like This
22 - I Really Don't Want to Know
23 - Love Deluxe       
24 - Roadmaster   
25 - Rough and Rocky
26 - Tried So Hard   
27 - Where Does Love Go
28 - Gypsy Rider

Discs 6 & 7 : THE LIVE PERFORMANCES
Disc 6
01 - Kansas City Southern
02 - If You Could Read My Mind
03 - Painted Fire
04 - Won't Let You Down
05 - Something About You Baby
06 - Train Leaves Here This Morning
07 - Hear The Wind
08 - Backstage Pass
09 - The World Turns All Around Her
10 - Release Me Girl
11 - Spanish Guitar
12 - Satisfied Mind
13 - Denver Or Whenever
14 - Eight Miles High
15 - Rodeo Rider
16 - Your Fire Burning
17 - She Don't Care About Time
18 - Past Addresses
19 - Little Mama
20 - Bells Of Rhymney
Disc 7
01 - You're Gonna Miss That Somebody
02 - Blue Raven
03 - Here Without You
04 - Feeling Higher
05 - Silver Raven
06 - Fair And Tender Ladies
07 - Gypsy Rider
08 - Life's Greatest Fool
09 - Rain Song
10 - American Dreamer
11 - Hot Burrito #1
12 - Stand By Me
13 - Set You Free This Time
14 - You Showed Me
15 - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
16 - Mr Tambourine Man

Discs 1&2: Gene Clark - Fan Club Box Set discs1&2.rar
Discs 3&4: Gene Clark - Fan Club Box Set discs3&4.rar
Disc 5: Gene Clark - Fan Club Box Set disc5.rar
Discs 6&7: Gene Clark - Fan Club Box Set discs6&7

11 comments:

Uwe Rayer said...

Must leave a thank you very much BB. You do a wonderfull job by sharing this. With you're permission will add the fine comment in the box. So very good to know that it's now available with no problems. I burned (60 times) and transfered (24 times) this beautifull set. Please allow me to mention it and you're great blog in personal contacts. You make this great Gene Clark music year even more to shine. Respect man. Uwe

Rocking--Byrd said...

If I'm not mistaken, this was compiled by members of the Gene Clark Yahoo list, not by Byrdwatcher.

Rufus said...

It's always nice to see Gene Clark posts. I always am hoping that more unreleased (demos, studio, live)recordings will appear. BB & Rocking Byrd, thank you for all that you have previously shared in your blogs.
If any one would like more information regarding the recordings in this collection, you can go to the following link: http://users.skynet.be/fa388247/geneclarkboxset.htm

La Piazza Gancio said...

Thank you for sharing these on ZS.

Awe-sum!

Rat Bastardson said...

Got FLAC.....?

cgm said...

Thanks for this collection - really looking forward to listening.

Ixca Cienfuegos said...

Thank you so much for posting this! My new puppy loves country and western - it mellows her out! She loves Gene Clark especially. Great Blog!

marshmellow said...

Thanks for sharing! I had stumbled upon disc 5 a few years back and was searching for the rest. Great stuff, thanks.

jim said...

This is a great collection. jimg

thissmallplanet said...

Amazing! Thanks!

Joseph Dwyer said...

Rocking--Byrd: You're right. Tim Newport from the Gene Clark Yahoo list compiled this circa 2001.